Last night’s Carabao Cup action saw Newcastle United record a 2-0 victory over Leicester City to seal their spot in the tournament’s semi-finals.
Goals by Dan Burn and Joelinton were enough for the win, as the Magpies went a step closer to winning a piece of major silverware.
Their performance on the night was characteristically dominant, with excellent organization in defence and fluidity in attack.
Among the standout performers was local lad Dan Burn, who continues to defy every presumption you might have about a fullback.
Standing at 6’6, he’s an obvious pick for a Brexit-style centre-forward, or alternatively, a commanding presence at Center-back.
Instead, the 30-year-old has started as a first-choice right-back under Eddie Howe, which wouldn’t have been anybody’s first guess.
Defending the flanks and marauding down the opposition’s right aren’t the tasks normally handed to a colossal figure like Burn.
Yet, the switch has been working splendidly.
His display against Leicester proved to be the latest example, as Burn was excellent in defence and even managed to grab a goal down the other end.
Being a fellow Geordie, grabbing his first Newcastle goal in front of the Toon was a truly special moment for the player, and naturally, he was buzzing after full-time.
In fact, Burn even busted out some moves on live television.
After being cheered on by his teammates in the dressing room, Burn joyously emoted for the camera, and flawlessly executed the ‘Orange Justice’.
For the uninitiated, ‘Orange Justice’ is a popular dancing move from the multiplayer online game Fortnite.
The manoeuvre is carried out by bending the knees and moving the hips from one side to the other, while the arms flail about in the air.
After watching Burn’s immaculate rendition on Sky Sports, the Newcastle support took it for a spin themselves.
Fans popped out from pubs in Bigg Market and celebrated the Dan Burn way, the dance quickly became the rage among Tynesiders.
They even renamed the move to the ‘Dan Burn dance’, which says a lot about the adoration fans have for the fullback.
Burn doing the dance as a goal celebration would surely blow the roof off St James’ Park, and it is a sight we simply cannot wait to see.
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