The Newcastle fans were fearing for their club’s Premier League status in the Transfer Tavern on the weekend after they recorded a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Rafa Benitez’s side were vastly improved in spells against their fellow relegation rivals at Selhurst Park on Saturday, but they only managed to take a solitary point back to the North-East despite their improvement. Newcastle now sit in 16th place in the Premier League table just one point clear of the relegation zone after 26 matches, and the supporters are beginning to seriously ponder the prospect of returning to The Championship this year.
However, there were signs of encouragement for The Magpies faithful as Newcastle created some decent openings in the first-half during open play. Despite this, Newcastle opened the scoring from a set-piece, as Kenedy’s corner somehow made its way to the back post where Mo Diame was waiting to prod the ball into a half-empty net from inside the 6-yard-box.
Diame’s second Premier League goal of the campaign was documented by Newcastle United’s official Twitter page, and it’s fair to say the supporters were eager to show plenty of love for Diame in response to the post.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 4, 2018
Judging by the reaction to the club post, his impact delighted the supporters who have been impressed by his improvement on a more general note in recent weeks.
Here’s what the Newcastle supporters had to say about Mo Diame on Twitter following his 2nd goal of the season on Saturday…
I love Rock & Roll!! So place another ball in the box for Diamé!!
— Andy Stothard (@AndyStothardbmx) February 4, 2018
GIRLS DON’T LIKE BOYS, GIRLS LIKE MO DIAMÈ
— Adam Hume (@AdamHume28) February 4, 2018
What a hero!
— adam foskett (@AdamFoskett606) February 4, 2018
Announce lifetime contract
— Chris Johnson (@CMJohnson91) February 4, 2018
announce 10 year contract extension
— ross (@KenedyGeordie) February 4, 2018
we all always love him!
— wa (@nadewata) February 4, 2018
He has been our best player the past month
— ok (@idk_idk_idk12) February 4, 2018
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Agreed he was good against Burnley
— Callum McCauley (@xx_cazza) February 4, 2018