Newcastle United fans have been reacting to former player Ayoze Perez winning the FA Cup yesterday with Leicester City.

The Spaniard started for the Foxes at Wembley against Chelsea, helping the Foxes to the trophy for the first time in their history.

A Youri Tielemans strike was ultimately the difference between the two sides.

Chelsea v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Final
Leicester City (Photo by Matt Childs – Pool/Getty Images)

The Belgian’s fierce drive from distance was audacious, and is arguably one of the competition’s all-time great goals.

Brendan Rodgers’ side were able to hold out for the victory, and the praise was been plentiful for Leicester as a football club and the way they are run.

And it was obviously a great day for Perez, who was criticised by some at the time of his £30 million departure in 2019 (BBC Sport).

It was felt by one or two that the 27-year-old would have been better off staying at St. James’ Park.

Chelsea v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Final
Ayoze Perez (Photo by Michael Regan – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

But the project appealed to the player, and his decision now looks more than justified.

It’s his first ever trophy, and who knows how long he would be waiting had he stayed at Newcastle in the club’s current state.

On social media, fans have been reacting to the ex-Magpie getting his hands on silverware:

 

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