Leon Best’s 9th Goal In Last 17 Appearances For Newcastle

Leon Best once again got the goal for Newcastle yesterday in Newcastle’s fine 1-1 draw at Villa Park.

Leon Best after scoring his goal yesterday – he looks thirsty!

After a bit of a horror show last Monday night, well at least in the first half at QPR, Newcastle loooked a much better side yesterday and played some good football.

And one other good thing about the performance was when the lads went 1-0 down through a nicely taken Gabriel Agbonlahor goal on 13 minutes,  they never once dropped their heads, and attacked Aston Villa continuously until Leon Best got the equalizer on 57 minutes.

And then after that goal, Newcastle could well have won the game, but why Pardew took Best off for Shola Ameobi shortly after his goal we”ll never know, because Leon could have scored another one, like he did against Fulham.

Best is coming through again for Newcastle and Alan Pardew had this to say about the improving Newcastle striker after the game:

“Leon is a guy who has been around the game a long time,” “He has not really had the chances at Premier League level that he feels he deserves.”

“Leon has great belief in himself. He gets a start, he gets a goal, and he keeps the shirt, it’s as simple as that in my book.”

“I’m pleased for him and he will be in against Blackburn next week and I hope he scores again.”

Leon will now get an extended run in the side once again for Newcastle, as long as he keeps getting those goals, and credit not only to Leon, but also to Alan Pardew for getting the very best out of  Leon (pun intended) since Alan arrived on Tyneside.

Leon Best has now scored an amazing 9 Premier League goals in his last 17 appearances for Newcastle, and since we know he’s into statistics, he’ll like this one –  that’s an average of 0.53 goals per appearance.

And that’s simply excellent.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • BengyToon

    Sep 18, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #1

    1st yhhh bwoi!!!

  • carrollsinger

    Sep 18, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Keep um coming besty

  • PapaToon

    Sep 18, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #3

    I thought ba played well with him as well, good link up. it was interesting to note that it was tiotes cross that got us the goal. our wingers didnt really put quality crosses in.
    A dominant display, without the 3 points but still happy 🙂

  • Graeme

    Sep 18, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #4

    After yesterday, Ba & Best have to be our first choice strikers, backed up by Sammy Ameobi and Ben Arfa.

    Bambi should be given smudgers previous role as “Assistant Corner Flag Attendant”!!!

  • evildick

    Sep 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #5

    how did Ba play last night? is he looking any sharper?

  • geordieupontyne

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    more than the goal,what makes me happy is to see the glump look of shay given….

  • Mund

    Sep 18, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    can anyone tell me why alan shearer doesn’t comment on newcastle when he’s on match of the day anymore its always passed over to lawro or whoevers there….is it the beef he has with ashley and co that he doesn’t?

  • ArtyH

    Sep 18, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Really pleased for Besty, he should NOT have been taken off! The Fenham Eusabio should should not have been played, however I’m pleased his younger bro did.

  • Sav

    Sep 18, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Have to say I’ve taken to Best since we signed him. Gets stuck in, no nonsense, no ego striker with a decent shot and can head the ball. Can’t ask for much more.

  • beefman13

    Sep 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #10

    9/17 and a good goal against arsenal last season chalked off and a good goal against everton last season chalked off, and pardew keeps taking the lad off as well so he only pl;ays on average 70/75 mins. long may it continue, its always worth giving kids a decent chance before they are told they are surplus to requirments.

  • beefman13

    Sep 18, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #11

    pardew should remember that leons goals really helped rescue our season last season after carroll buggered off, i still get the feeling he prewfers shola mainly beacuse he did not bring leon in and houghton did, far and away better than shola in my opinion.


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