Some Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been raving about the partnership between Callum Wilson and Joelinton after the game against Crystal Palace on Friday evening.
It’s fair to say that the pair were excellent against Palace, linking up for two goals late on to secure all three points for the Magpies.
The pair have played together before, but very rarely in a 4-4-2, and it seems as though some Newcastle supporters liked what they saw when the pair linked up as a traditional strike partnership.
Earlier this week we stated that Bruce needs to find the Cisse to Callum Wilson’s Demba Ba, and one fan actually compared the two to the early 2010s duo.
While that may be a little pre-emptive, Joelinton and Wilson’s link-up did remind us of some of Newcastle’s great strike partnerships.
Of course, whether or not this continues is another thing entirely.
Steve Bruce has changed his team’s formation endlessly this season, and while fans think that the tinkering should stop for now, it remains to be seen whether or not he listens to their pleas.
Either way, supporters were happy to see that Bruce decided to play the two strikers up-front together, and it quite clearly worked as their two goals earnt United a vital win.
Final thought: that front two of Joelinton and Wilson is something to seriously build on. The former’s link-up play and ball progression really does supply the latter’s finishing.
I don’t want to see this partnership broken up #NUFC
— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) November 27, 2020
I thought they linked up really well.
Proper handful and good connection between the two of them.
— Mouth of the Tyne (@ToonMouthTyne) November 27, 2020
Spot on link up play was brilliant could form a dangerous partnership hopefully that assist and goal gives joe a lift for villa on Friday and he can build on it must say though Karl darlow ha to be catching the eye of Southgate too
— NathanJohnD (@NathanJohnD1) November 27, 2020
Joelinton x Wilson should never be changed 👍😄
— •Jake• (@JakeNufc7) November 28, 2020
Then let’s build a partnership with Wilson and Joelinton!
— Callum Lewis ⚫️⚪️ (@callum592) November 28, 2020
Joelinton and Wilson are the next Ba and Cisse!!! also J9s performance is distracting us from how bad JEFF HENDRICK was again tonight ⚫️⚪️#nufc
— NUFC Fan Page⚫️⚪️ (@NUFC_News__) November 27, 2020
Joelinton and Wilson to start against Aston Villa please. Pair Joelinton up top and we will start to see £40m player we paid for last season. #nufc
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) November 27, 2020
Joelinton played well with Callum Wilson up front. The two created both goals for each other, so we can see the real potential between them.
— Konrad Ziółkowski-Ramza (@ZioRamza) November 27, 2020