Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to Kevin Mbabu’s performance against Chelsea at home this weekend.
The 20-year-old defender started the Premier League game between Newcastle and Chelsea at St. James’ Park on Saturday evening and played for the entire 90 minutes.
Mbabu, who joined Newcastle from Servette in January 2013, gave a good account of himself against Chelsea in what was his debut first-team appearance for the Magpies.
The Switzerland Under-19 international had a pass accuracy of 62%, and won two headers and eight tackles, as Newcastle played out a 2-2 draw with the Blues at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.
Following the match, Newcastle fans took to Twitter to have their say on the performance of Mbabu against Chelsea, with Olivier Kemen (who left the Magpies for Lyon in the summer), sending him a message on the social networking site Twitter.
Cant wait for City now, there going off the boil and we go in with a renewed sense of optimism. Hopefully Mbabu keeps his place! #NUFC— Owen Bartholomew (@Owen_Bart) September 27, 2015
Starting Mbabu would never have happened under Pards. Would have been Willo, with Mbema at LB. Wishing we get Kemen into the team soon #NUFC— Tarun Pai (@rational_pai) September 27, 2015
Mbabu a revelation. How many shredded wheat did he have that day? MOM by far and surely cemented that position. #nufc— Newyorkmagpie (@newyorkmagpie) September 27, 2015
@newyorkmagpie I'd give him the start next week (no reason not to) and if he plays similar to how he played yesterday, should be the starter— Austin Scott (@Austin_14Scott) September 27, 2015
My MOM yesterday was young Mbabu. .. refreshing to see youngster adapt so quickly, gave 100% and played very well. #NUFC— Stan Gate (@stan_gate) September 27, 2015
Kevin Mbabu was brilliant yesterday, fearless. First prem game against pedro #nufc— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) September 27, 2015
Mbabu looks like a no nonesense defender and what impressed me the most is that he never gave up on a lost cause. #NUFC— HenryHcode (@HenryHcode) September 27, 2015