Despite being 3-2 down as the clock ticked over into the 94th minute, Newcastle somehow still managed to wrangle a victory out of last night’s Championship blow-out against Norwich at St James’ Park.
A 95th-minute equaliser from Yoan Gouffran was swiftly followed by a manic 96th-minute winner from Dwight Gayle, with the mood inside the stadium perhaps best described as ‘ecstatic’ as the final whistle sounded almost immediately thereafter.
The jubilant atmosphere was best encapsulated in a brilliant image captured by freelance photographer Richard Lee (@richleephoto) as Toon striker Aleksandar Mitrovic gave Rafa Benitez an absolutely enormous bearhug.
Of course, it didn’t take long before the fine folk of Twitter stuck their oars in…
— simon buschenfeld (@buschenfeld) September 28, 2016
You know that bit in Toy Story where Buzz Lightyear gets picked up by The Claw but Woody tries to keep hold of him.
— Jonny Gabriel (@JonnyGabriel) September 29, 2016
“Nobody puts Mitro in the corner.”
Rafa was heard humming ” I… had… the time of my life” pic.twitter.com/vwMp3EBbp9
— ToonArmyATL (@ToonArmyATL) September 29, 2016
— Taylor and Besty (@TaylorandBesty) September 28, 2016
— floyd (@floydyid) September 29, 2016
— Jeff Livingstone (@IBWMJeff) September 29, 2016
Cracking stuff, and just a little something for the religious pseuds at the end there too.