Date: 8th October 2019 at 1:04pm
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Newcastle hero Matty Longstaff is the nephew of former Celtic favourite Alan Thompson.

The teenager made a dramatic EPL debut on Sunday when he scored the only goal of the game in a Man of the Match performance against Manchester United.

Yesterday a childhood picture emerged on social media of Matty wearing a Celtic top alongside big brother Sean in Newcastle kit.

The Longstaff story and that picture has captured the news agenda since Sunday with a home-grown story helping to clear some of the doom over Newcastle this season.

Thomson was a key player for Celtic between 2000 and 2005, when the picture was taken. As he watched the telly on Sunday his younger nephew suddenly became national news.

I sent Matty a text before the game just telling him, even though there are 52,000 there, you don’t have to change the way you play,” Thompson told the Daily Mail.

I told him not to complicate it, don’t feel you have to try anything too magical — and then he puts one in from 25 yards! I was making the Sunday dinner and had to run back through to the living room. I was jumping all over, absolutely buzzing.”

Older brother Sean played 17 matches on loan at Kilmarnock in 2017.