‘Some boy’: Sam Fender heaps praise on Newcastle United star as he celebrates Wolves win

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The ‘Seventeen Going Under’ singer was one of many Newcastle fans celebrating a return to winning ways at the weekend with one Magpies star catching his eye.

Sam Fender was just one of many Newcastle United fans breathing a sigh of relief on Sunday evening after The Magpies returned to winning ways against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Eddie Howe's side picked up only their second league win since Boxing Day and their first since January at St. James' Park thanks to a 2-1 win against Wolves.

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It wasn't an easy battle for The Magpies, who took an early lead through striker Alexander Isak in the 26th minute with the Swede continuing to impress when not on the physio's table.

A Hwang Hee-chan equaliser with 20 minutes to go had some Newcastle fans worrying it would be the all too familiar tale of a Premier League draw, but Miguel Almiron replied nine minutes later with the winner.

Fender has made no secret of his Newcastle United love, often posting images and videos of himself watching the matches from afar - when Newcastle last won in January, the singer watched from 'behind enemy lines' in London.

On Sunday the North Shields star took to social media to heap praise on one Newcastle star in particular as he celebrated a much-needed three points.

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It was the matchwinner Almiron, benched by Howe at the start of the match, who was the subject of the 'Seventeen Going Under' star's praise. "Some boy," the star wrote in a short but sweet message posted on Instagram.

Giving his take on the win after the fixture, Howe said: "The first-half performance in general was very good. Alexander Isak scored a massive goal for us. When it’s a one-goal lead it's very delicate. It should have been more at half-time.

Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Miguel Almiron. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

"Wolves came back into the game, but the character shown by the group to go again and get the winning goal is a great feeling for us."

Fender will of course be playing to sold-out nights at St. James' Park this summer in what is set to be a landmark moment in his career.

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Tickets for the concerts flew when put on sale last year which the BRIT Award winner announced as a dream come true.

He said: "Ever since I started this band, I always used to joke with the boys that one day we might play St James' Park in Newcastle.

"It's a childhood dream come true, and we're actually gonna play it on the 9th June. This is literally gonna be the biggest show we've ever done - our first stadium show, which is so weird to say! I can't wait, it's gonna be absolutely lush and I hope to see yas all there."

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