Martin Dubravka: Newcastle United's fans helped my on debut

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United collects the ball during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on February 11, 2018 in Newcastle...

Newcastle United beat Manchester United 1-0 on Martin Dubravka's debut last weekend.

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on February 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Martin Dubravka has told the Chronicle that Newcastle United fans helped him through his debut.

Newcastle stopper Dubravka was thrown in at the deep end last weekend, as he was selected to start against Manchester United.

However, the stopper coped well with the challenge, and looked completely comfortable in his new team.

Dubravka made one brilliant save from Anthony Martial in the first-half, and then he commanding his box brilliantly as Newcastle came under pressure late on.

Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United collects the ball during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on February 11, 2018 in Newcastle...

The Slovakian’s performance was key to the Magpies winning the contest 1-0 against United.

And Dubravka has already been impressed by the St. James’ Park crowd.

“The crowd helped me a lot - right from the beginning,” he said.

“You can feel their energy all the time.

“That will help me I am sure. I am happy that we got a win and we can move forward.”

Newcastle United's Slovak goalkeeper Martin Dubravka (L) claims the ball in front of Manchester United's English defender Chris Smalling (C) during the English Premier League football...

Dubravka’s brilliant debut has already made him Newcastle’s undisputed number one, and it seems he will have a key role to play for the rest of the campaign.

Newcastle are next in action in two weekends’ time, when they take on Bournemouth at Dean Court.

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