Newcastle United snatched a crucial and deserved victory over Southampton at St. James’ Park on Sunday. And while new hero Allan Saint-Maximin leaving the pitch with a hamstring injury would have been a disappointment, some supporters took solace in his on-field antics during the dramatic 90 minutes.
The Magpies beat Southampton 2-1 courtesy of goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Federico Fernandez after in-form opposition striker Danny Ings originally gave the visitors a lead.
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However, for some supporters, Saint-Maximin’s brief moment of trolling during a Newcastle free-kick also caught the eye – mainly due to the Frenchman toying with a Saints defender by fainting a run into the box just to see how tightly he is being man-marked.
Whilst most viewers didn’t pick up on the moment, a handful of Magpies supporters watched on at his antics with a smile.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter, with one fan dubbing Saint-Maximum as the “GOAT”.
We don’t deserve you
— Mike Foster ☕️ (@MikeFoster_ATL) December 8, 2019
— Reuls (@Reuls_99) December 8, 2019
Some man you Al
— Tom Horner (@tomhorner01) December 8, 2019
Love you mate👊⚫️⚪️❤️
— Ryan (@itsRyan1892) December 8, 2019
— David (@DSwaddle1) December 8, 2019
— Mark (@Mark_D_R) December 8, 2019
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