Allan Saint-Maximin makes a brutal response to an Everton fan on Twitter after Newcastle picked up a huge win on Tuesday night.
The 24 year old French footballer was quick to remind an Toffees supporter of his rather untimely take on the his abilities, proving him wrong as Newcastle beat Everton 3-1 at St James’ Park.
The Magpies came from a goal down to beat Frank Lampard’s side in the manager’s first Premier League game in charge of the traveling side, who had broken the deadlock through a first half Jamaal Lascelles own goal when he was under pressure from Mason Holgate.
Lascelles then immediately headed against the Everton bar before the rebound surprise Holgate by hitting him and bounced across the line to make it 1-1.
Ryan Fraser then got Newcastle’s second after an error from disappointing Everton debutant Dele Alli, before Kieran Trippier curled home an exquisite free-kick to seal all three points.
Saint-Maximin played a big part in Newcastle’s victory, and after the game, he quoted tweeted a tweet from an Everton fan last month.
In that, he was called ‘average’, and was told that he should be in the Championship.
In his brutal comeback, he posted a GIF of rather smug Thierry Henry, he wrote: “’Average’ was enough for today though.”
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was delighted with his side’s win.
“It is a big result for us because it was back-to-back wins,” he told BT Sport.
“Consecutive wins in the Premier League are rare – they can change your status and elevate the club.
“We have to stay calm and focus on the next game.
“I think we are in a better place, but football has a way of twisting and turning, so we are not getting ahead of ourselves, we know how tough this league can be.”
Goalscorer Trippier added: “It shows massive character from the team. We are going to need everybody. We know the position we are in. We got a great three points but still loads of games to go and we are taking one at a time.
“Feel we controlled the game and were dominant. To concede from a set-piece was disappointing, but to come from behind shows character and bodies well for the rest of the season.
“The most important thing is the team and the team performance.
“I came here to challenge myself and help my teammates. I’m here to help on and off the pitch. Most important thing is results and to stay in Premier League and that’s our aim.”
Newcastle: Dubravka (5), Trippier (7), Schar (7), Lascelles (7), Targett (7), Willock (7), Shelvey (7), Joelinton (7), Saint-Maximin (9), Wood (6 ), Fraser (7).
subs: Murphy (n/a), Guimaraes (n/a), Manquillo (n/a).
Everton: Pickford (6), Holgate (6), Keane (6), Mina (6), Coleman (7), Allan (7), Gomes (6), Gordon (7), Gray (6), Townsend (5), Richarlison (5).
subs: Alli (5), Branthwaite (7), Van de Beek (5).
Man of the match: Allan Saint Maximin.
Everton manager Frank Lampard to BT Sport: “It was a difficult game. The performance, after a good performance on Saturday, it wasn’t at the levels that we want. We get in front and then concede quickly, inviting pressure.
“I think we have to be balanced about it. I’ve been here a week, we’ve come to a very difficult match against Newcastle, who are very effective in some of their direct play, the second balls and a player on the pitch like Saint-Maximin, who is pretty unplayable to be fair
“There were elements of their game that were good and ours that weren’t so good but we must keep our heads up for sure because there’s a long way to go.
“People made a lot of out this game. I was very aware of the difficulties of this game, coming in fresh and I learned some bits about the team as well.
“The lack of confidence smacks you in the face because I came into the club when they were on a run of results that has left them in the position that we’re in.
“So it’s my job to change that but there isn’t a magic wand on that front because this is the Premier League so the only thing to do is work, focus, look back at the game and then look forward to what we can do in the next games coming up.”
A king in his castle. @asaintmaximin
— 433 (@433) February 8, 2022
Twitter users reacted as Allan Saint-Maximin makes a brutal response to one Everton fan after the huge Newcastle win…
@Craig21Wilson: Far above average, sheer world class today, you were unplayable.
@LiamNUFC98: Everton were lucky it was only 3-1 we even had to score for them
@FootballsBante1: Mf had this tweet saved in his bookmarks 😭😭😭😭😭
@Mattylocke: Imagine getting humped away by a team in the bottom 3 then your phone pings and it’s maxi quoting you in this 😂 sickener
@KevinBe98766014: How the heck do u not get in the French national squad @asaintmaximin mate your unbelievable thank you for the entertainment tonight and the brilliant result superb team work aswel each of u played ya part, well done to u all mate
@kevymartins: Average? My guy Maxi walks into any team in the league. I’m thankful he’s chose us. Looking at tonight performance he would get into that Real Madrid team.
@TyneTheory: Best game of the season for you today Maxi, absolutely quality. Well done mate.
@willne: Respectfully I think you might be the greatest player to grace this earth
@PaulDav86486288: Won the game with the lads , then won twitter on ya own ! I think it’s fair to say you were quite a bit better than average tonight
@GibsonR1892: Great game Maxi, deserved a goal and an assist! We love you! Tell Lascelles that his second half was the best he has done since Rafa was in charge and to keep it up!! HWTL
@Greenroomboy: Saint-Maximin’ been holding on to this for weeks, i fucking love that.
@StuartCothurs1: Truly special player. Causes absolute carnage any time he gets the ball. End product just keeps getting better as well.
@agbnufc_: Keeping that in the drafts for the right moment, that’s why you’re the king of football twitter.
@bodas73: I can’t recall a better performance from you without scoring. Keep being bang average Allan
He went there and took 3 points home with him
— Reuben wright (@rmwright9) February 8, 2022
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— pb (@pb36624031) February 8, 2022