Date: 9th December 2019 at 5:00pm
Written by: Tony O'Connell

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.

The result moved the club up to tenth in the Premier League standings, and are now just two points behind fifth-placed Manchester United having won four of our last six top-flight matches.

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

Key to the result

Man of the Match

Man of the Match

Room for improvement

Room for improvement

Absolutely awful

Absolutely awful

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…

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.

 
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