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Newcastle fans took to Twitter to load Christian Atsu yesterday

Newcastle fans took to Twitter to load Christian Atsu yesterday

When Newcastle United signed Christian Atsu, the fans exected him to be able to put in more performances like the one he managed yesterday. The Ghanian winger can often look like a headless chicken at times, but his wing-play and effectiveness on the flank yesterday was crucial, and the Geordies all appreicated his efforts.

Usually, Atsu is one of the lads who puts in a below par display and finds himself on the wrong end of some stick from the fans during these types of games, anmd you only have to look at the fact that he’s yet to score or assist a goal in his 12 games for the club this season to work out why. However, if he puts in more shifts like the way at the John Smith’s Stadium yesterday, then end product will come.

All in all, the Magpies really enjoyed yesterday. Last season saw Rafa Benitez’s side fall to a 1-0 away defeat in Yorkshire when they travelled to face David Wagner’s Terriers, but this time was so different. By no means did the Magpies control the game, but they defended well and carved out a piece of magic when they needed it, and it was always going to be easier when Atsu put in the shift that he did.

You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on Atsu’s display here:

The Magpies will never fault a player if they’re giving it their all, and that’s exactly what Atsu did out there yesterdasy in a tough 1-0 win.

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