Fans joke Newcastle beat Argentina after Saudi Arabia's 2-1 comeback

‘Newcastle are really sticking it to Argentina here!’: Fans joke the Saudi-funded Magpies have continued their Premier League form into the World Cup… after the underdogs produced a stunning 2-1 comeback against Lionel Messi’s side

  • Saudi Arabia produced a second-half comeback to beat Argentina on Tuesday
  • Fans took to social media to praise Saudi-funded Newcastle for the shock victory
  • A couple of fans even joked that Eddie Howe delivered the half-time team talk
  •  World Cup 2022 news LIVE: Follow all the latest from Qatar as it happens HERE

Fans poured to social media on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia’s second-half comeback against Argentina, ironically praising Newcastle for continuing their form into the World Cup. 

The Saudi-funded Magpies, who were bought by the Gulf State’s Public Investment Fund in 2021, enjoyed a scintillating start to the season before the World Cup, climbing to third in the Premier League.

And the luck of the Saudis seemed to continue on Tuesday as the underdog nation came from behind to shock Argentina and record a historic 2-1 win.

Saudi Arabia came from behind to beat Argentina 2-1 in their World Cup opener on Tuesday

Led by Lionel Messi in what is likely his final opportunity to win the World Cup, Argentina were the favourites to advance from Group C before the tournament.

Fans quickly took to Twitter midway through the second half to praise Newcastle and Eddie Howe.

One person posted ironically: ‘Newcastle are really sticking it to Argentina here!’

Another wrote: ‘Newcastle 2-1 Argentina, can’t believe it.’

A third chimed in and said: ‘Newcastle currently 2-1 up against Argentina. You love to see it.’

Fans took to Twitter to praise Newcastle, who were taken over by Saudi Arabia’s PIF in 2021

Messi’s 10th minute penalty put Saudi Arabia 1-0 behind early, before Argentina had three disallowed goals in the first half.

Fans joked that Howe was brought in by manager Herve Renard to deliver the half-time team talk, as Saudi Arabia came out an entirely different team in the second half.

One user posted: ‘Saudis drafting Eddie Howe for the half time team talk.’

A second tweeted: ‘Eddie Howe’s secret Saudi army!’

Saudi Arabia took pole position in Group C while Argentina dropped to the bottom of the table ahead of Poland’s clash with Mexico on Tuesday afternoon.

Social media users joked that Magpies boss Eddie Howe delivered their half-time team talk

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