Super Eagles midfielder, Frank Onyeka was in action as Newcastle United pipped Brentford 1-0 in Saturday’s Premier League game at St James’ Park.
The Nigerian international, who was making his third appearance in the league, had a decent performance.
He came on as substitute for Christian Norgaard in the 72nd minute.
Callum Wilson scored from the penalty spot for Newcastle to end a run of three consecutive defeats which had seen Howe under the spotlight.
Brentford’s best chance fell to Aaron Hickey early in the game but Nick Pope stood up well to save with his chest.
Newcastle will now look ahead to Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League trip to AC Milan, who were thrashed 5-1 by Inter Milan, before a Premier League clash at Sheffield United on Sunday.