Jamaal Lascelles produced another excellent performance to help Newcastle United to help them hold Manchester City to a 1-1 draw.
Sergio Aguero had put the visitors 1-0 after a header which appeared to come from an offside position, but after his 15th minute goal, City were shackled well.
Lascelles and his promising defensive partnership with Chancel Mbemba were a key part of this, excellent in the air and keeping their shape.
Manager Rafa Benitez acknowledges his performance as he came off the pitch at the final whistle, congratulating him for his efforts.
The draw puts Newcastle two points away from safety, but whether they get relegated or survive, it appears as though they have a real star of the future developing in Lascelles.
The youngster struggled to get into the Nottingham Forest team last season when he was loaned back to the club, and found it tough early going at Newcastle.
Yet he has really embraced the challenge over the past few weeks and is highly rated by Benitez, with Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor confined to the sidelines.
The 22-year-old was making just his seventh league start of the season, but performed as though a Premier League veteran. Lascelles made seven clearances and three tackles, while completing 82 per cent of his passes.
Here is a look at how Newcastle United fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...
Lascelles absolute rock solid too. Kid could be our centre half of the future.. Him and Chancel actually. #NUFC— Joe Halliday (@halliday_9) April 19, 2016
Lascelles was also immense! Cannot state enough how much he has grown in weeks and how much stronger our back 4 looks with him there! #NUFC— Toon Army (@views_nufc) April 19, 2016
Good point for #NUFC. Lascelles outstanding again. He should've been playing all season.— Sam (@SamJBray) April 19, 2016
Hopefully Colo never plays for us again. Lascelles has been hundred times better than him. Him and Mbemba are developing a partnership #nufc— Diego the Alter Ego (@janniky) April 19, 2016
Lascelles has been absolute quality last two games, proving the doubters including myself wrong! #NUFC— Jack Clennell (@clennell94) April 19, 2016
Lascelles dominance in the air again was key for us! Captain for next year. Leads by example! #NUFC— Jordan Gibbon (@Gibbo2910) April 19, 2016