Lots of Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media after Isaac Hayden took to Twitter to reflect on Sunday’s 2-1 win at home to Southampton.
Second-half goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Federico Fernandez overturned a 52nd-minute Danny Ings opener at St. James’ Park, on a day the Toon’s performance swung heavily following the introduction of Andy Carroll after club-record £40million man Joelinton struggled to make an impact.
Hayden has described the performance offered by Steve Bruce’s men as “not a great spectacle”, and suggested that his personal display was below the standard he likes to set for himself.
“Not a great spectacle and not my best game in a Black and White shirt, that’s for sure,” the 24-year-old noted. “But a huge week with seven points from nine. Sometimes we have to do what we have to do for the points. Thank you for your support.”
How would you describe Hayden's performance vs Southampton?
Key to the result
Man of the Match
Room for improvement
Hayden has started each of his 13 Premier League appearances for the term and was heavily involved in the action on Sunday, with the Arsenal product recording 45 touches, three successful dribbles, three clearances, one interception and won five of eight aerial duels, per WhoScored data.
The former England U21 international, who was linked with a £20m move to West Ham United in the summer, also connected with his Magpies teammates with 20 of his 27 passes and took possession with his only attempted tackle.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Hayden’s comment reflecting on Sunday’s win…
You always give 100% mate that’s all we ask!
— Dan (@TGunk93) December 8, 2019
Thought you had a good game personally. Grafted away 💪🏻
— Adam Kennair (@discopants1982) December 8, 2019
Great performance today Isaac
— Nathan (@_NathanMurray) December 8, 2019
Hey mate. U gave 100% on that pitch like u do every week and that’s what we want and love to see.
— Oliver (@NUFC_Oliver) December 8, 2019
I thought you were outstanding! Covered a hell of amount of grass and didn’t hide from anything. That sort of performance doesn’t go in noticed
— Stevie Eglon (@steglon1892) December 8, 2019
Agreed, awful game. However, another 3 points. Your engine and selfless hard work continues to be the foundation for anything we get in games like today. Keep it up!
— Philip Burn (@Philip_Burn) December 8, 2019
Nothing wrong with your performance today, ran yourself into the ground, that effort and workrate will always be appreciated by #nufc fans.
— weneedabrewster (@binnsy1973) December 8, 2019
Always good to set yourself high standards, but I thought you were brilliant today. You know, more than most, that a good effort is all #nufc fans want to see, but you offer that and much more, you left nothing on that pitch today 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— FarzK12 (@FarzK12) December 8, 2019
In other Newcastle United news, a Sky Sports pundit expects a £40k-p/w Toon man to force his way out of St. James’ Park in January.