Date: 11th November 2019 at 5:26pm
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talkSPORT pundit  Durham has heaped praise on  winger Allan Saint-Maximin for his performance against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Frenchman produced his second consecutive electric display as battled to a deserved 2-1 victory over , and Durham was very impressed by him.

“He’s electric,” he said on talkSPORT [11/11; 16:52]. “He’s so dynamic, he makes things happen. He’s a game-changer for Newcastle. He can keep them up, and he can contribute massively to the fans’ entertainment.

“I think he’s terrific. Back-to-back wins now and I wonder if the fans [are] starting to warm to a little bit?”

OPINION

For once it’s difficult to argue with what Durham has said. The shock jockey typically comes out with utter nonsense – he claimed earlier on Monday that Everton’s has the potential to be better than legend Steven Gerrard – but he’s actually spot on with this one. Saint-Maximin was sensational on Saturday, producing a thrilling performance as Steve Bruce’s side battled back to defeat ’s men. The statistics demonstrate just how impactful the former star was at St James’ Park. As per WhoScored.com, the 22-year-old had two shots, produced three key passes, four successful dribbles and achieved a WhoScored rating of 7.46, the third best tally of any Newcastle player. Saint-Maximin struggled to find form and fitness in the early part of the , but is now looking like the electric talent the Magpies thought they were buying last summer. Let’s hope he can stay fit and keep this fine run of form going.