Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to pile praise on Fabian Schar, after the Swiss defender scored a match-winning double to dispatch Cardiff in single-handed fashion, almost.
Schar, who started the game on the right of a three-man centre-back trio, scored one of the goals of the Magpies’ season when he embarked on a mesmerising run down the right flank, before cutting inside onto his weaker left foot and curling the ball into the bottom corner.
The bargain summer signing doubled his tally for the Tynesiders with another effort in the second half, this one displaying his predatory instincts as he tapped in from a corner.
The St James Park faithful are quickly warming to the Switzerland international, who is putting in some consistently excellent performance in a black and white shirt for his new club.
In what was a crucial relegation six-pointer against the Bluebirds, Schar ensured that his side came out victorious, and fans couldn’t get enough of his display…
What a rock Schar has been since he joined Newcastle 3.5mill is an absolute bargain! And Rondon was brilliant yesterday! Come on the toon! Buzzing to come up on my 30th… been a long time! @fabianschaer @salorondon23 @NUFC
— Jip89 (@Jipenfold89) January 20, 2019
Well at least I know what that winning feeling is like with my beloveded @NUFC hope this a springboard for good things to come, I'm impressed with Schar, I'm sure you are to, he could of got an hat trick's #RightPlaceRightTime #MOTD
— Jonathan Jones (@Sweetwoo) January 20, 2019
— Rob Davey (@_robdavey) January 19, 2019
fabian schar is CLASS, literally masterclass finish today. #nufc
— stuart (@stuartw27) January 19, 2019
Massive 3 points today just what we needed I liked schar before today's game I like him even more now #NUFC
— Dan Silius (@DSilius) January 19, 2019
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Had a chance for his hattrick too… And stopped a likely goal at the other end. He had a fab game!
— Matthew Jones (@matthewdjones) January 20, 2019