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Newcastle: Fans delighted by Joelinton’s performance vs Chelsea

Newcastle: Fans delighted by Joelinton’s performance vs Chelsea - Newcastle United

Newcastle fans are understandably buzzing after their late victory over Chelsea on Saturday evening, and plenty are singling out Joelinton for his role in the win.

If ever there was a game that summed up Steve Bruce’s Magpies, it was this one. Chelsea were the better side for nearly the entirety of the match, racking up 70% of the ball, 19 shots and ten corners, while also completing a whopping 554 passes to Newcastle’s 189, per Sofascore.

That said, it was the hosts at St James’ Park who had the two best chances of the game, and they converted one of them right at the death through Isaac Hayden. The other big chance of course fell to Joelinton in the first half, and although his header struck the bar, the Toon Army were delighted by his contribution.

It was the Brazilian’s lung-busting run down the touchline that earned the corner leading to the goal, and he also racked up some incredible numbers throughout the match. Per Sofascore, the 23 year-old won 13 of an attempted 30 aerial duels – the next closest was Andreas Christensen, who won just eight. The big number nine also earned three free-kicks and made two tackles.

Check out some of the best Twitter reactions down below…

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