Lots of Newcastle United fans reacted to a tweet from the club’s official Twitter account showing footage of Daryl Murphy’s stunning finish against Huddersfield to continue the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
Following a cross from Jonjo Shelvey into the box, Murphy took the ball away from the Terriers goalkeeper Danny Ward, and coolly slotted the ball past the helpless shot-stopper into the back of the net.
Rafa Benitez’s side went five points clear at the top of the Championship with the 3-1 win and gained promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 17, 2020
The Irishman played in 18 matches in all competitions under the former Magpies boss, scoring 6 goals and creating 1 assist, before being sold to Nottingham Forest for £2.07m in July 2017 (Transfermarkt).
Murphy also won 32 caps and scored 3 goals for the Republic of Ireland. The centre-forward currently plies his trade with Bolton Wanderers in League One and he has bagged 8 goals in 24 games in the English third tier this campaign (Transfermarkt).
Many supporters shared their views on the 37-year-old’s short spell at St James’ Park online, with one fan describing him as a “sweet prince”.
Have a read through some of the best reactions we could find…
@R_Gosling95 sweet prince 👑
— Daniel Back (@Riise1989) March 17, 2020
I proper miss him
— Gary Page (@GaryToongaz) March 17, 2020
I love this club . Murphy was class that season
— sbsam (@sbsam_sam) March 17, 2020
1 most underrated players for us
— Rory Jake Robertson (@RoryNUFC94) March 18, 2020
— Pete Hind (@toonpete85) March 18, 2020
He was brilliant for us will always be grateful for his contribution whilst here!
— Andy Slaughter (@AndySlaughter) March 17, 2020
Loved big Daz.
— Calvin (@Calvo98_) March 17, 2020
Every single time he played that season he looked like he was going to score. Solid striker
— Justin brown (@Justinb00630210) March 17, 2020
Newcastle fans, do you miss Daryl Murphy’s heroics for the club? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience