Matty Longstaff got a Premier League dream debut when he scored the winning goal to stun Manchester United on Sunday.
Longstaff, 19, marked his first top-flight start with the 72nd-minute rocket that handed Newcastle a 1-0 victory at St James’ Park.
It was an incredible moment for the Newcastle-born teenager, who joined forces with his 21-year-old brother Sean, to leave the struggling visitors in turmoil.
On his 400th game in charge in the Premier League, the result ended Steve Bruce‘s long wait for a win over Manchester United, with whom he won three top-flight titles as a player.
Bruce said: “All you can do is answer your critics by getting a result. We knew this run was going to be difficult. I hope this is the turning point.
“I have waited something like 20 years for a result against United.
“To beat a club of Manchester United’s size is always a special thing. Considering the start we’ve had and the teams we’ve played, eight points – we’ll accept it.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side looked bereft of ideas in front of goal: Andreas Pereira‘s curling strike was comfortable for Martin Dubravka, while Harry Maguire nodded a free header wide from four yards.
The visitors’ tally of nine points after eight games is their lowest since the 1989-90 season, when they were a point worse off.
United are currently 12th on the league table, just two points from the relegation zone.