Newcastle’s Isaac Hayden fulfils childhood fantasy of scoring at St. James’s Park

“Now I can say I’ve scored a goal at the same end as Santiago!”

Isaac Hayden

“Growing up in the south, I had no links with Newcastle but my impression was that it must be a really big club because they’re making a film about it.

“I used to get goosebumps watching and loved everything about it. The fans were so passionate, the stadium looked incredible, even the black and white stripes.

“Ever since, I’ve felt a connection with the club and though I can’t recall the last time I watched it, those memories stuck.”

Hayden will never forget the moment he opened his Toon account – and the midfielder will now be gunning for more at Bristol City today.

He added: “Now I can say I’ve scored a goal at the same end as Santiago!

“It’s absolutely brilliant and the roar was just as loud as in the film. Although his goal was probably a bit more spectacular than mine.”

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