Eddie Howe, the manager of Newcastle United, commended the performance of winger Jacob Murphy in their match against Crystal Palace last Saturday. Murphy’s notable contributions included opening the scoring with a goal from Kieran Trippier’s pass and assisting in two more goals, which led to a 4-0 victory for Newcastle ahead of their upcoming Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.
In this latest strong team display by Newcastle, Murphy particularly stood out as a standout player. He showcased his skills by scoring a goal and providing two crucial assists, causing significant problems for Crystal Palace’s defense. Eddie Howe, the Magpies’ boss, expressed his deep admiration for Murphy’s performance in an interview with BBC Sport. He described Murphy as “excellent” and noted that he posed a “constant threat” to Roy Hodgson’s side. Howe emphasized the importance of Murphy’s early goal in breaking Crystal Palace’s solid defensive line.
Under Eddie Howe’s coaching, Newcastle has experienced remarkable progress since the 2021 takeover. Several players who were previously out of favor with past managers or had been written off by many fans have improved significantly. Players like Fabian Schar, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almiron, Joelinton, and Murphy have all undergone positive transformations. Jacob Murphy, who was signed by Rafael Benitez for £12 million in 2017 but struggled to find consistency and was even sought after by Rangers in 2021, is now demonstrating his quality and contributing to Newcastle’s success. Murphy’s resurgence is yet another testament to Eddie Howe’s coaching prowess.