Newcastle moved out of the relegation zone at the weekend as they held Watford to a 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park.
Watford took the lead in the second minute as Will Hughes converted from close range after some poor defending from Newcastle early on.
Centre-back Fabian Schar then secured a point for the Toon as he finished well from inside the box just before half-time.
One player who impressed, though, was left-back Jetro Willems as he caught the eye down the flank.
These Newcastle fans reacted to his performance…
Twitter: Really impressed with Willems showing off his PSV form constantly bombing down that left hand side while Joelinton… https://t.co/SxujHWH0MM (@BobbyGoa)
Twitter: Willems is looking great! #nufc (@NUFC_Oscar86_)
Twitter: Emil Krafth and Jetro Willems will both be class players for us because they both have a strong mentality. Willems… https://t.co/egJe7B00ys (@ToonTweets16)
Twitter: I’ll say this much, there’s some good players in our team. Willems was convincing today. Krafth a bit anonymous, bu… https://t.co/hVq4l88T0B (@NUFC360)
Quick, strong and skillful?
Twitter: Really liking the look of Willems Quick, Strong, skillful and has a very good cross on him. #NUFC (@ToonBarmy59)
Twitter: Willems looking good today #nufc (@paul_stothard)
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Some may have feared the worst after Matt Ritchie was ruled out for around two months with a knee injury, but Willems stepped up and made a claim for his place in the side with a strong performance against Watford.
He was constantly looking to bomb down the line and get crosses in to test the Watford defence, whilst also being solid at the back – preventing Javi Gracia’s side from creating chances down their right.