Date: 6th October 2019 at 6:35pm
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Newcastle United fans finally had themselves a proper look at Allan Saint-Maximin in their 1-0 win against Manchester United at St James’ Park on Sunday and boy, were they impressed. Saint-Maximin may not have had the best end product but he caused United’s defence problems throughout the 90 minutes and even played a role in Matty Longstaff’s second-half winner. Saint-Maximin had not played more than 23 minutes in a single match due to injury issues before starting against Man United. According to stats by WhoScored, the 22-year-old attempted seven dribbles, completing four of them – more than any other player on the pitch. He also made two key passes and while that wasn’t the most by a Newcastle player, it still showcased how much creativity and how many problems the Frenchman made. Man United barely had an answer for the live wire, whose display helped the Magpies to their second win of the campaign.

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