Saint-Maximin blown away by what one Newcastle player did vs Aston Villa last night

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Elliot Anderson was the star of the show for Newcastle United in the first half against Aston Villa, much to the delight of Allan Saint-Maximin.

The 26-year-old is set to leave the Magpies and sign for Al Ahli, but is continuing to watch his current side as they prepare for the new Premier League campaign.

While Newcastle took on Aston Villa in the blaring Philadelphia heat, Saint-Maximin watched from home. And he was really impressed with what Anderson did against Unai Emery’s side.

Elliot Anderson scores excellent Newcastle goal

The academy graduate started once again for Eddie Howe, who has now picked Anderson is all three of his starting teams so far this summer. And he is justifying those decisions with a string of strong performances.

He carried on his impressive form against Aston Villa, and brought Newcastle back into the game midway through the first half.

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With the Magpies 2-0 down, Anderson was able to halve the deficit after being played in behind by Jacob Murphy. The 20-year-old then showed real composure to cut back onto his right foot and finish beyond World Cup winner Emi Martinez.

It was a nice goal, and one that Saint-Maximin loved.

Shortly after Anderson hit the back of the net, Maxi took to his official Instagram account. He posted a picture of him watching the game as he praised the man who will soon be his former teammate.

He wrote: “What a player @elliotandersonn”

ASM was delighted to see the youngster score, and that wasn’t his only involvement in the first half.

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Strong showing from the local lad against Aston Villa

Anderson then played a crucial role in Newcastle’s equaliser. He won possession high up the pitch before driving into the penalty box. He managed to get a shot away, but it was saved by Martinez. Fortunately, Alexander Isak was there to convert the rebound.

He took the plaudits, but the goal was all about Anderson, who is having another special pre-season in a black and white shirt.

Saint-Maximin has always been a fan of the midfielder, and appeared to enjoy his performance against Aston Villa. Sadly for Maxi, he will not get the chance to play alongside Anderson anytime soon as he edges closer to a move away from St James’ Park.

But while Saint-Maximin prepares to leave, Anderson could be setting himself up for a special season on Tyneside.