Newcastle United fans rave about Florian Lejeune's performance against Burnley

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor last night.

Florian Lejeune is one of the few Newcastle United to escape from their match with Burnley with any credit.

Newcastle were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor last night, with the Magpies’ performance heavily criticised.

Newcastle were simply not good enough to pick up the three points on the night, and they rarely threatened during the contest.

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The Magpies did, however, look fairly solid at the back and Lejeune’s excellent performance was a major reason behind that.

The French defender partnered Jamaal Lascelles in the heart of Newcastle’s backline, and he looked assured throughout.

Indeed, there was nothing that he could have done to keep out Burnley’s goal, after Ayoze Perez was disposed in a dangerous area.

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The Clarets scored through a close-range finish from Jeff Hendrick to seal the three points.

And while many Newcastle players came under fire for their performances at Turf Moor, Lejeune earned nothing but praise.

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