The superstitious midfielder was wearing the best shinpads we have ever seen and it may well have had a direct impact on him scoring the winner against United

Newcastle is the home of Greggs.

The location that Mr. Greggs created the first sausage and bean melt.

But why did that lead to Matt Ritchie wearing sausage roll shin pads in a Premier League match against Man United?

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Instant St. James’ Park legend

Newcastle were living a charmed life against Jose Mourinho’s side on Sunday as they scraped a 1-0 win against the league’s second best team.

As United missed a hatful of gilt-edged chances against the Magpies Matt Ritchie was given the freedom of St. James’ Park to slot home a nod down in the box.

And secure a historic win for Rafa Benitez.

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It’s been revealed that Ritchie was wearing shin pads with brilliant sausage roll designs which he believed were lucky.

And the true reason for donning the pastry adorned shin guards was because of the classic maxim, sausage rolls =…

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