Newcastle United have started to show some fight after a slow start to the season, securing their second win in a row with a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth.
It took the Magpies until their 11th Premier League game of the season to taste victory, which came in a 1-0 win over Watford last weekend, and Rafael Benitez’s side followed that result with a fine display against the Cherries.
Eddie Howe’s high-flying Bournemouth side presented a stern test on paper but Newcastle’s admirable performance ensured all three points remained on Tyneside, sending the Magpies flying up the table.
While two-goal hero Salomon Rondon grabbed the headlines, opening his account for the club, many fans save some praise for their side’s defensive performance and singled out Fabian Schar after another impressive display.
Signed on a free transfer in the summer, Schar put in a solid performance alongside Federico Fernandez at the heart of the defence and we have gathered some of the best reactions to his display below.
Fabian schar is unreal #NUFC
— Jordan Errington (@jordanerrington) November 10, 2018
Wow! What a first-half! Schar is outstanding with his range of passing from the back…Cant remember Shearer ever scoring a better header than Rondons goal…Its still wide open though so my revised prediction is 4-2 to @NUFC
— Toon Army Thailand (@ThaiToonArmy) November 10, 2018
Fernandez and Schar are absolute beasts!
— Jack (@Jack_Rogers97) November 10, 2018
I have always maintained that our best central defenders are Fernandez,Schar and Lejunne .Lascelle is passionate and has got heart but that can take you far, but there are time that guile and technique does the magic .Lascelles and Clarke are what we call back men in nigeria????????
— Oba Adeola Amokomowo (@Amoky) November 10, 2018
Schar was imperious at CB today, picking some lovely forward passes as well #NUFC
— Mark Dawson (@Mark_C_Dawson) November 10, 2018
Fabian Schar is our best looking player since Cabaye.
— Petesy (@OwenPeterson79) November 10, 2018
Fabian Schar is going to be fun, isn't he? Like a young Philippe Albert.
— Gary Watson (@TheMackemSlayer) November 11, 2018