Matthew Longstaff: 'Surreal' to score debut winner against Manchester United

Tom HomewoodAssistant Producer

Matthew Longstaff gave Steve Bruce his first win over Manchester United as a manager at the 23rd attempt with a screamer of a goal on his Premier League debut.

The 19-year-old described his goal in front of the Gallogate as ‘a little bit special’. He picked the ball up 25-yards out and smashed it past David de Gea lifting the Magpies out of the relegation zone to 16th place.

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After finding out he would be starting against the Red Devils he said he went to bed dreaming of that magical moment.

"Last night you go to bed dreaming of it but you never think it will happen. I'm over the moon, speechless." He told Sky Sports.

"I found out I was in the team yesterday after training, the butterflies started going and I looked forward to it ever since, I was buzzing."

His brother Sean Longstaff was playing alongside him and said he couldn’t be prouder of him.

"It was hit and hope and rather than a placed shot but it's in the back of the net. You can't describe the feeling, running away to the fans, it was surreal.

"I thought my first half shot was in but it hit the bar. That was a bit disappointing but to get the goal in front of the Gallogate, it's that little bit special."

Longstaff celebrates his debut goal (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)
Longstaff celebrates his debut goal (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

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