Newcastle United picked up a vital win at the weekend.
Following the red card given to Sheffield United defender John Egan, the Magpies ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.
It was a superb victory against a club that are pushing for European qualification, and strengthened their hopes of staying in the division.
Allan Saint-Maximin scored the opening goal as the Magpies cruised to a 3-0 win over Chris Wilder’s side at the weekend.
Saint-Maximin has been one of the most exciting players in Steve Bruce’s squad this term, scoring three goals in total and also providing two assists.
A rapidly fast, jinking winger, the Frenchman has drawn specific praise from Daily Mail columnist Jamie Redknapp in his latest article.
He said: “This win for Steve Bruce’s Newcastle over a good Sheffield United side was about Allan Saint-Maximin.
“He suits the Premier League and, at 23, has a big future.”
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Saint-Maximin has been an exceptional player this season.
Per WhoScored, he averages 4.6 dribbles a game in the Premier League, along with 1.3 key passes, and 1.7 shots per game. He is also fouled on 1.5 occasions per game.
This is the type of player that gets fans out of their seats and against the Blades, he showed that he can add a cutting edge to his exciting running.
The result leaves Newcastle 11 points clear of the relegation zone with eight games left and a lot of it is down to the performance of the Frenchman.
Redknapp is right to point out that he has all the talent required to thrive in the top-flight; it is down to him to ensure that he does not squander it.