Newcastle United is reveling in another win, the Magpies claiming a point for the fifth time in six matches with a 2-0 win at Sheffield United.
Allan Saint-Maximin was richly rewarded for his effervescent season with a first Premier League goal, though it came in unexpected fashion.
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The dribbling wizard rose above his mark to head a Javi Manquillo cross past Dean Henderson for the first goal of the match at Bramall Lane, and he was quite happy to do it on a memorable day for his family.
“It’s special because I score with my head and I never think I can score with my head,” he said, via The Chronicle. “I’m really proud because today is the birthday of my mother, and I score my first goal for my mother and I’m really happy to do that.”
Saint-Maximin has quickly become a fan favorite, and the Frenchman showed he’s ready with a joke, too, when noting midfield Jonjo Shelvey scored his team-best fourth goal of the season thanks to some decisive refereeing from Stuart Atwell and VAR.
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“I’m happy for the best striker in Newcastle – four goals.”
Funny stuff from the man his manager Steve Bruce once described by saying, “He’s only 22 and he’s got more outfits than I’ve seen.”
"You are different gravy" ? 🙇🏾♂️ https://t.co/gJ0pGLVn7J
— Allan Saint-Maximin (@asaintmaximin) December 5, 2019