An incredible number of Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to laud Mo Diame after his stunning performance against Arsenal on Sunday, while Rafa Benitez has also received an enormous amount of praise for the way that he has transformed the midfielder in recent times.
The Magpies took themselves to brink of Premier League survival with a superb performance against the Gunners at St James' Park. It looked at one stage however, that Newcastle may leave themselves with a little more work to do before survival was secure as Alexandre Lacazette handed the visitors the lead inside 14 minutes.
But Newcastle would turn the game on its head with Ayoze Perez equalising on the half-hour mark before Matt Ritchie scored the goal that would prove to be the winner with just over 20 minutes left on the clock.
It was a fantastic display from the home side who have been in incredible form since the turn of the year. Their only league defeats have come against Manchester City and Liverpool, while they have won their last four and now sit 13 points clear of the bottom three with only 15 to play for.
No player arguably epitomises Newcastle's transformation quite like Diame. The 30-year-old looked set to be written off as a flop having never quite been able to establish himself in the side on a consistent basis following his £4.5 million move from Hull City in 2016 - fee reported by Sky Sports.
However, Diame has been sensational in recent months and seemed to be everywhere during the win over Arsenal, dominating the battle in the middle of the park along with Jonjo Shelvey. And the Newcastle fans could not be anymore delighted to have been proven wrong by the Senegal international.
Here is what the Newcastle supporters made of his display...
Back in mid-December who’d have thought #NUFC would be safe this early? Incredible group this. Diame outstanding today. Perez, Ritchie, Kenedy graft epitomises why this team so successful. https://t.co/8AgW5VsTnX— Liam Kennedy (@LiamJKennedy23) April 15, 2018
Mo Diame absolutely a beast today. Everywhere and never stops!! Deserved MotM https://t.co/F8vXRzv3vi— Andreas B. (@AndreasAsB) April 15, 2018
Mo diame man never seen a toon player improve so much in my years of watching them #BigMoRunsTheShow— Chris Lowes (@ChrisLowes83) April 15, 2018
Mo Diame class again today— Paul Tindale (@PTindale) April 15, 2018
There’s obviously 2 Mo Diame’s ...... this latest one is quite a player #nufc— Paulc (@paulc02) April 15, 2018
@NUFC_Index Diame has been amazing fully deserved man of the match I can admit I was so wrong about him— Eddy Gosling (@Eddy503Gosling) April 15, 2018
That January signing of Mo Diame— Howard Metcalfe (@howardmetcalfe) April 15, 2018
Mo Diame was world class today.— Dale (@dc_nufc_84) April 15, 2018