Allan Saint-Maximin was Newcastle’s saviour against Burnley.
With the Magpies struggling at Turf Moor, the Frenchman came off the bench to save the day.
Just moments after his arrival, he teed up Jacob Murphy for the equaliser before his stunning solo strike secured all three points for Newcastle.
It was an incredible performance off the bench from Saint-Maximin, and once again proved just how important he is.
He’s missed a lot of football this season, and perhaps things wouldn’t be quite as bleak had he played more.
How important are Saint-Maximin’s goals and assists?
Last season, he managed three goals and five assists in 26 Premier League games.
This time out he’s scored three goals again and is one assist shy of last season, having played eight games fewer.
Saint-Maximin’s end product has been questioned, but the stats show just how important his goals and assists are.
Out of 15 goal contributions, only one of them has came in a game where Newcastle failed to pick up any points. That was his goal in the defeat away to Manchester United this season.
The 24-year-old is delivering in key moments, and winning Newcastle points.
In the games that Saint-Maximin has either scored or provided an assist, the Magpies have won 27 points over the past two seasons.
That is a remarkable tally, and shows how important he is. When Saint-Maximin delivers, Newcastle win points. It’s as simple as that.