Matty and Sean Longstaff became the latest pair of footballing brothers this weekend, as they both started Newcastle United’s Premier League match against Manchester United.
Aged just 19, it younger brother Matty’s debut. Paired in central midfield with Sean, it was a proud day for the Longstaff family. A Newcastle side in poor form met a Manchester United also desperate for a win – a narrative that made the home side’s victory all the sweeter.
And it just had to be the 19-year-old debutant who scored the winner, a fine effort from long-range. After running the show alongside his big brother, he was awarded the Man of the Match award in a heartwarming interview on British TV.
For his goal and his fairytale start to his Premier League career, Matty Longstaff is our Player of the Weekend.