‘Love you bro’ - Newcastle United star Alexander Isak’s classy gesture to Sam Fender after Aston Villa win

Alexander Isak has won fans over on and off the pitch this week with a superb St James’ Park performance backed up with a classy Sam Fender gesture.

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Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak proved he is a class act on and off the pitch at the weekend as he followed up his opening weekend brace with a heartwarming gesture to local hero Sam Fender.

The Swede was one of many Magpies stars who impressed on Saturday evening with his two goals crucial in putting Newcastle United into a dominant position over Aston Villa at St James' Park.

Isak latched onto a Sven Botman cross following a set play to grab his first of the match in the first half before a brilliant chip shortly after half time saw him grab a second.

It was a day of jubilation for the 50,000 Magpies fans at the stadium, as well as the many more supporters across Tyneside and the world.

One of those Newcastle United fans who couldn't be in the North East to celebrate the side's spectacular start to the season was North Shields star Sam Fender.

Fender is well-known to be a huge Magpies fan and the 'Seventeen Going Under' singer played two phenomenal sold-out shows at the cathedral on the hill this summer.

As Eddie Howe's side took on Aston Villa, Fender continued his run of summer festival shows at Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden - just weeks ahead of his landmark headline slot at Reading and Leeds Festival.

Playing in the homeland of Alexander Isak, the striker went out of his way to welcome Fender to Sweden and made sure a signed Magpies jersey was waiting for him at the festival with the message, 'Welcome to Sweden Sam'.

Sam Fender was welcomed to Sweden with a special gift from Alexander Isak (Image: Instagram @sam_fender)Sam Fender was welcomed to Sweden with a special gift from Alexander Isak (Image: Instagram @sam_fender)
Sam Fender was welcomed to Sweden with a special gift from Alexander Isak (Image: Instagram @sam_fender)

Sharing a snap of the shirt on his Instagram story, Fender wrote: "Best day ever, played a blinder in Sweden, toon won and Alexander Isak sent this. F***ing love you bro."

Fender wasn't the only one full of praise for the star, who signed for Newcastle United a year ago, with Eddie Howe hailing the 'special' star after the match. He said: "Isak is a special player and he can do special things. I didn't realise quite how good his second finish was.

"He epitomised the team. We were really front foot again and tried to impose ourselves and take the game to Aston Villa and could've scored more really."