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Gael Bigirimana pinching himself over Newcastle debut

Gael Bigirimana was thrilled to make his Newcastle United debut in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

His performance was summed up by a point-saving tackle on Darren Bent late in the second half which had the majority of the Toon Army on their feet.

"I am almost speechless. I know I keep going on about being thankful to God, but my life is supernatural," smiled the 18 year-old.

He also told the Evening Chronicle: "I did not expect to make my debut three games into the season.

"It is ridiculous - crazy - how things are going.

"I have been involved in most of the games and we have not lost.

"It is crazy - I cannot put it into words. It was the third game of the season and it is a great season. It is going to be a long season and to be unbeaten in the first two home games is good."

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