By Matt Porter For Mailonline
Published: 22:35 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 23:03 BST, 25 August 2019
Steve Bruce has hailed Ben Stokes' heroics in the Ashes against Australia on Sunday, and joked that he can play for Newcastle next week if he likes.
Stokes, a Newcastle fan, dragged England to victory when defeat looked almost certain on day four of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
A couple of hours later, Newcastle pulled off an equally stunning win away at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Ben Stokes celebrates scoring the winning runs at the end of an incredible innings
Stokes hit 135 not out as England successfully chased down Australia's target of 359
Steve Bruce joked that Stokes could play centre-half for Newcastle next week if he likes
Bruce, who was pictured before the Spurs match watching the culmination of the third Test on an iPad, said: 'I don't know what was more nervous. The last 10 minutes of the cricket or this. Certainly, Ben Stokes can play centre half for us next week that's for sure!
'It was just on. They'd gone for a warm-up and there's nothing really you can do then. I usually just sit and read the