What Does A Soccer Captain Do?

“What does a soccer captain do?” you typed into the search engine named Google. Here’s your answer in the form of 23-year-old Newcastle United center back Jamaal Lascelles. The Englishman skippered Newcastle’s return to the Premier League, and now he’s earned the Magpies a vital victory over Swansea City with a heartfelt block and buccaneering header.

Jamaal Lascelles

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Back-to-back victories for Newcastle see them climb to 10th in the table, above Arsenal on goal difference. With Rafa Benitez home on the couch following hernia surgery, the 1-0 victory over Swansea was secured thanks to the gaffer’s passion personified — Jamaal Lascelles.

On the hour mark, Swansea should’ve taken the advantage but Lascelles denied Tammy Abraham on the goal line. Captain.

16 minutes later the 6’3’’ center back rose highest on a Matt Ritchie corner to thump a header past Swansea’s Lukasz Fabianski. Leader.

And that’s what a soccer captain does. They heavily influence the game by virtue of being Legend.

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