It only took Georginio Wijnaldum five minutes on his first start for Newcastle to hit the back of the net.

After 21 minutes as a late sub when United were down to 10 men against Sacramento Republic, the attacking midfielder was given his chance to show what he can bring to the team.

Rolando Aarons delivered a great low cross from the left and Georginio Wijnaldum made no mistake as he met it with his right foot and steered the ball home.

Newcastle went on to dramatically collapse to an embarrassing scoreline of 4-1 against the third tier American team, before Rolando Aarons added a bit of respectability with two late goals and the match ended 4-3.

Let’s hope it is the first of many in black and white – watch the goal below via @NUFC_Vine.