Toon Player Is 'Scary'

Last updated : 09 March 2020 By Footy Mad - Editor

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Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says Allan Saint-Maximin's ability is "scary" after the winger put in a match-winning performance against 10-man Southampton.

Saint-Maximin scored the only goal of the game in the closing stages, pressuring Yan Valery into a mistake before tucking home beyond Alex McCarthy.

The win moves Newcastle eight points clear of the relegation zone with nine games to go.

"I said when Saint-Maximin walked in he will excite people," said Bruce.

"His natural ability is scary. He has a bit to learn too, and if he does, if he sorts the other bits out, we have a hell of a player on our hands.

"He is always a threat, wants to get past you and that is a dying art. He has that natural ability in abundance."

Southampton had been reduced to 10 men midway through the first half when Moussa Djnepro's yellow card was upgraded to a red following a VAR review of his foul on Isaac Hayden.