Newcastle fans react to Freddie Woodman's Scottish Cup heroics

Newcastle sub goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in action during the warm up befored the Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Bet365 Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Stoke...

Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was the hero during the Scottish Cup quarter-final at Rugby Park.

Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United celebrates the 2nd Newcastle goal during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St James' Park on January 6,...

Newcastle fans have been lauding Freddie Woodman on Twitter after the young goalkeeper made himself Aberdeen's hero during their Scottish Cup quarter-final tie with Kilmarnock on Tuesday with three penalty saves.

Woodman has not had the easiest time since moving to the Dons on loan during the January transfer window, having kept just two clean sheets in his first seven appearances for Derek McInnes' men. His performances have also attracted some criticism from the Aberdeen fans.

Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United warms up prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St James' Park on January 6, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

However, he has changed opinions very quickly by proving to be their saviour as their cup tie with Killie went to spot-kicks after finishing 1-1 after extra-time.

Woodman - who famously saved a penalty in the U20 World Cup final last year when England were 1-0 up - came back to haunt the side he spent some of last season on loan with as he saved three of their spot-kicks to help the Dons set up a semi-final with Motherwell where the winner will go on to play one of the Old Firm for the trophy.

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His heroics have not escaped the attention of the Newcastle fans, with some looking forward to seeing the 21-year-old back in Rafa Benitez's ranks next season and potentially pushing for the number one spot.

Martin Dubravka's form since arriving on loan means that Woodman has not exactly been missed so far, but the supporters are still looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the academy graduate after his latest display.

Here is what some of the Newcastle fans made of his contribution...

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