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Some Newcastle United fans on social media have been raving over the performance of Joelinton against Norwich City on Tuesday evening.

In typical style, Joelinton didn’t find the back of the net against the Canaries, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t impressed by the Brazilian’s performance.

The £40m man may be a striker, but on Monday perhaps his biggest contribution was on the defensive side of things. The attacker never stopped running and he tracked back brilliantly.

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Newcastle fans have been a little harsh on Joelinton in the past, but this time, they couldn’t find a single flaw in his showing.

Amongst the impressed fans was former professional darts player Paul Nicholson who claimed that the striker played for the badge and worked tirelessly, and that’s exactly what you need when you go down to 10 men in the opening minutes of the game.

Perhaps the former Hoffenheim man could end up being an asset under Howe after all.

Here’s what the St James’ Park faithful have been saying on social media…

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