Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern were lining up at the bar in good spirits after seeing their side deservedly held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Rafa Benitez’s men were beaten 1-0 by Brighton last weekend to suffer a third Premier League defeat of the campaign, but they produced a much better performance at home to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds to secure their tenth point of the season.
The visitors went ahead through Philippe Coutinho’s excellent strike, only for Jonjo Shelvey to pick out Joselu with a relatively simple through ball, from which the Magpies forward found the net, albeit fortunately, to draw the North East giants level.
Both teams created opportunities to win it but a draw was probably a fair result, with several Newcastle players earning deserved plaudits from the home faithful in the aftermath.
And one man who has come in for much praise on Twitter following Sunday’s encounter is defender DeAndre Yedlin, who moved to St James’ Park last year in a bid to help them return to the Premier League.
The United States international missed their first four league games of the campaign but has started their last three since then, with his efforts against the much-talked-about and much-feared Liverpool frontline more than enough to suggest that he’ll remain a permanent fixture in the side.
And several of our resident Magpies supporters have taken to to Twitter to heap the praise on the 24-year-old…
— Yedlin22 (@toonbaldes) October 1, 2017
Man of the match has to be yedlin for me #NUFC
— Dean Gilbert (@DGilbert92) October 1, 2017
Yedlin was brilliant today, massive question marks over Perez. Another 90mins of trotting around and pulling out of Challenges #NUFC
— Garwain (@Garwain) October 1, 2017
Us getting Yedlin last year in the championship instead of the Mackems, seeing what you see today pretty much sums up both clubs up #nufc
— Lee Johnson RAFA! (@Lee18_92Johnson) October 1, 2017
Yedlin Man of Match for me #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) October 1, 2017
Wonder if Mane has found his way out of Yedlin’s pocket yet #nufc
— Jonathon Squires (@GeordieSquires) October 1, 2017
Wasn’t sure about yedlin stepping up to the prem but he was immense today! #nufc
— DrGM (@FightingDoc14) October 1, 2017
yedlin was my man of the match ….his pace and timing at times was stunning
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) October 1, 2017
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Fair play to yedlin today too. Played class imo. He’s rapid #nufc
— Chris (@Lownds10) October 1, 2017
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