Isaac Hayden’s started this season in the same way he ended last season – on fire. Newcastle United may not have put in the best of displays as they lost 1-0 to Arsenal at St James’ Park on Sunday but there were plenty of things that would have encouraged the supporters and manager Steve Bruce. One of those positives was the performance of Hayden, who always looked completely on top of things in the middle of the park. Bruce played Hayden on the right-hand side of his midfield and while it’s not Hayden’s most comfortable area, the former Arsenal man definitely enjoyed his outing against his former club. Newcastle fans on Twitter were understandably blown away by the midfielder’s display and it’s hard to disagree with the one supporter who claimed that he was the Magpies’ best player in the match. Hayden was making noises about leaving St James’ Park last season but Newcastle are so lucky that he ended up staying put.
Nothing But Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Hayden's been our best player by far, won crucial tackles all over, looks alright getting forward. Solid performance so far
— j@ck (@jacknufc_99) August 11, 2019
If isaac hayden doesnt get motm its a joke
— patch (@lpatch0) August 11, 2019
Well played Hayden that was quality defending #NUFC
— Aaron Olsson (@AOlssonNUFC) August 11, 2019
Literally can’t fault Hayden mind
— Callum Proud (@NUFCProud8) August 11, 2019
Exceptional play from Hayden there.
— Michael (@mquinnNUFC) August 11, 2019
Excellent from Hayden