Twitter reacts as Allan Saint-Maximin leaves Declan Rice in the dust and grabs outstanding assist

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Allan Saint-Maximin turns Declan Rice inside before firing a cross in the box

Newcastle United launched their 21/22 Premier League campaign in style as the Geordies went up as early as the 5th minute against West Ham United.

Callum Wilson began life as a Newcastle number nine with a goal to his name. It all came after Allan Saint-Maximin left Declan Rice dizzy with his footwork and crossed a sumptuous delivery in the box for Wilson to head it in.

It was an electric atmosphere at St James’ Park as the occasion felt like a cup tie at times with the fans playing their role brilliantly.

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The Frenchman fed off the energy from the fans as he twisted and turned on the edge of the box to beat Rice in a moment that has gone viral on Twitter.

A ‘knock you off your feet’ kind of winger

Not sure if ASM or Neymar

Rice puns galore

The aptest depiction

Transfer value going down as we speak

Ghanaians can relate

Of course

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By Surjit Patowary

Extremely passionate, detail-oriented when it comes to football. Obsessed with the news. Fact-checking is life!

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