Many Newcastle United supporters have been replying to a post shared by Jamaal Lascelles on social media, after the Toon defender reflected on a key moment during the Magpies’ draw with Watford on Saturday.
Javi Gracia’s Hornets arrived at St. James’ Park for the Premier League encounter without a point to their name this season, but nosed ahead after just 78 seconds when Will Hughes poked home a deflected Tom Cleverly effort.
Lascelles’ centre-half partner Fabian Schar later pulled the hosts back level four minutes before the break, when the Swiss international slotted a 10-yard effort beyond Ben Foster following a knockdown by Isaac Hayden.
Derby-born Lascelles was frequently involved in the action as Newcastle moved up to 14th place going into the international break, including a gut-busting run from the 25-year-old as he burst down the left-flank.
The Toon captain was the least busy of the three Newcastle centre-backs defensively, though, as Lascelles did not attempt a single tackle against Gracia’s Watford, while his two successful aerial duels came in the second and 87th minutes, according to data collected by WhoScored.
He was involved in a key moment during the draw on Saturday, however, as he was forced off the field requiring treatment to a bloody nose, but displayed an intent to swiftly return to the action.
Lascelles taking to social media to reflect on this moment has seen the Magpies leader receive a wealth of appreciation from the St. James’ Park faithful.
Here are some of the replies…
Loved that his biggest concern was being able to get back into position as they treated him
— Seniore13Gaming (@Seniore13Gaming) September 4, 2019
And then back on the pitch – champion!
— Claire Stockton (@cstockton340) September 3, 2019
Sign of a true warrior all the best on the recovery @Lascelles16
— Alex Taylor (@AlexTay30569009) September 3, 2019
— TOON TWEETS (@ToonTweets16) September 3, 2019
You took it well though! Didn’t role around, got up and defended well
— Dakkan Forrest (@Daktoon) September 3, 2019
Still haven’t had an England call up! Shambles!!!!!
— Liam (@Liamnicholson82) September 3, 2019
— Sean (@NewcastleUtdF4n) September 3, 2019
Did you cross the halfway line?
— Sam GC (@Funguslover) September 3, 2019
Jamaal nose he’s a beast…. That’s our captain right there
— Antony Lewis (@antz_army) September 3, 2019
Proper Captain. #NUFC Legend?
— The Geordie Boot Boy (@BootGeordie) September 3, 2019
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you got more fight in your little tie than @themichaelowen had in his whole punny body for us!!
— Whose That Team (@Whose_That_Team) September 3, 2019