Jacob Murphy gives teammate a hilarious new nickname after massive Newcastle United win

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Is he the funniest player in the Premier League?

Newcastle United got revenge on Manchester United last night, reversing the fortunes of the Carabao Cup final in February.

So, naturally, for Eddie Howe’s side it was smiles, jokes and laughs all around as they celebrated their 2-0 victory at St James’ Park.

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The festivity transferred to social media where players were posting about the win and thanking fans for their support.

Anthony Gordon posted a photo of him and Callum Wilson celebrating the striker’s goal to Instagram with the caption: ‘What a result!! Special atmosphere today.’

Bruno, Joe Willock and Callum Wilson all commented, but it’s Jacob Murphy’s message which is getting the most attention.

He hilariously commented ‘Starboy Malfoy’ under the post.

Jacob Murphy was already the subject of much fanfare on social media after he mocked Erik ten Hag’s pre-match comments about Newcastle’s time-wasting.

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The Manchester United manager said: “We know they delay, yeah.

“It’s something that is what the referees don’t want – they want to have tempo in the game.

“That is the aim of the Premier League, to have tempo in the game. So they [referees] also have to be consistent to let the game go. Do and act what the policy is.”

And so in true Jacob Murphy fashion he looked at the camera and pointed to an imaginary watch on his writst.

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His recent antics have left fans certain he’s the funniest player in the Premier League, with one fan tweeting: ‘I’m not sure when Jacob Murphy decided to choose this life of sh*thousery but I’m here for it. Up those time wasting mags.’

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