When 2700 Newcastle United fans made a long 700-mile round trip to Brighton, they returned back home with a memorable victory and the tag of Championship table leaders.
A Glenn Murray penalty placed the home side on a comfortable lead just 13 minutes from kick-off and even opened up chances for Brighton to go 4 points clear on the top, but Rafa Bentiez’s determined men clearly had other plans.
With just 10 minutes left on the clock, fortune smiled on the Magpies and Mo Daime’s freakish luck helped him cruise the ball into the net.
As if this late equalizer wasn’t enough, Spaniard Ayoze Perez came on to seal a win for his side just a minute before full time. The real credit for Perez’s late finish, however, should go to Matt Ritchie’s sensational 60 yard Pirlo-esque cross that beautifully found Atsu at the edge of the box.
Check out the best reactions as the Newcastle fans took a moment to appreciate Ritchie’s display of magic on Twitter!
Seriously, can we all appreciate Ritchie's pass to Atsu for the second goal. Shelvey-esque. #NUFC
— Ryan (@Ryan_NUFC99) March 1, 2017
If Matt Ritchie's pass to Atsu isn't uploaded to a porn site tonight theres something seriously wrong. #NUFC
— Craig (@LostSoulsForEva) February 28, 2017
Ritchie's pass in the build up to the winner 😍 pic.twitter.com/FlaTn2YA4k
— ㅤ (@SimplyMitro) March 1, 2017
Bloody messi would've been proud of that 80 yard pin point stunner by Ritchie last night ,could watch that pass over and over ….👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/bLd4MqqU1F
— ⚽Swampy⚽NUFC⬛⬜⬛⬜⬛ (@Swampmonster9) March 1, 2017
— Simon Nicols (@sinicols) February 28, 2017
That pass from Ritchie to Atsu though for the second goal, has anyone even give him credit for it?
— Rossy (@Rossatron2000) March 1, 2017
Ritchie's pass to Atsu last night was better than any of Shelvey's all season and that's saying something!!
— Jöe (@LascelIes) March 1, 2017
Ritchie to Atsu for the winner is pass of the fucking season.
— TrueFaithLawsy1892 (@tflawsy1892) February 28, 2017
That pass from Ritchie that led to Ayoze's goal was nothing short of sublime. Unbelievable piece of skill. #nufc
— Evin (@EvG_Football) February 28, 2017