The result moved the Toon Army four points clear of the drop zone, and Willems’ strike was his second of the campaign.
Responding to that post, Depay replied to his compatriot with two fire emojis.
What a signing Willems is turning out to be for the Toon Army. The Dutch full-back is genuinely impressive, and put in another display to be proud of against Man City on Saturday. The 25-year-old was dribbled past just once against the champions, and managed four clearances, as well as scoring from his only shot on goal, as per Whoscored. All in all, he deserved his 7.39 match rating, and he continues to prove that he was absolutely worth taking a gamble on. He is a threat going forward and an asset at the back, and the hope will be that his loan move from Eintracht Frankfurt can be made permanent at the first possible opportunity. If not, the Magpies will be letting go of one the most promising full-backs they have had in many a year. Willems has to become a fully fledged member of the Toon Army, it’s a simple as that.