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Jacob Murphy has dream debut for Sheffield Wednesday

4 months ago
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Jacob Murphy looks very much a confidence player.

So what better than less than 48 hours after signing, he has sent Sheffield Wednesday top of the Championship.

It took only 100 seconds for the Newcastle loan winger to put Wednesday ahead with a cool finish.

Then he helped set up the second goal for Steven Fletcher to help produce a 2-0 South Yorkshire derby win over Barnsley.

Caretaker Sheffield Wednesday boss Lee Bullen saying ‘You can’t get a better debut can you’, after Jacob Murphy produced an excellent debut performance.

After Steve Bruce’s defection, Bullen has put Sheff Wed top on goal difference ahead of Charlton, the only two teams on six points after the first two games.

Hopefully this is the season when Jacob Murphy bounces back.

The Sheffield Star report:

Jacob Murphy – 8

A bright debut for Murphy. You can’t beat a goal with your first touch and was a handful throughout.

An eye-catching performance from the debutant.

He was quick, direct and a constant menace. Oozing confidence and class, Murphy finished with aplomb in the second minute after Kadeem Harris’s effort had been charged down. He was very sharp and should have been awarded a penalty after the break when he was clumsily bundled over by Mads Andersen.

It is very early days, but Murphy already looks a great acquisition.

Caretaker Sheffield Wednesday boss Lee Bullen:

“You can’t get a better debut can you, scoring with his first touch, he must have thought all his Christmas’ had come at once.

“He could have frozen in that situation but it just shows his quality.

“He and Kadeem Harris are two fantastic outlets to allow us to play like that.”

“The front three of Murphy, Kadeem Harris and Steven Fletcher were an absolute handful and almost unplayable at times. The trio linked up so well.”

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