His late winner against Manchester United was not only his first goal for his hometown club, but it was also a goal on his Premier League bow – and only seven other players have done that for Newcastle. Here’s all EIGHT players who’ve scored on their top flight debut for United.
A storm was brewing on Tyneside after the exit of Kevin Keegan but that did not stop summer signing Xisco net a tap in on Premier League debut against Hull City on September 13, 2008.
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6. Papiss Cisse
Off the bench and the start of a remarkable goalscoring run after his arrival from the Bundesliga. A first of many crackers against Aston Villa on February 5, 2012.
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7. Georginio Wijnaldum
August 9, 2015 - Wijnaldum netted on his Premier League bow. A goal-laden season, but still ended up with relegation. The Dutchman went to Liverpool and the rest, as they say, is history.
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8. Matty Longstaff
His cracker against Manchester United on Sunday made him the 8th player to score on his PL bow for the Magpies.
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