With Yoan Gouffran playing so well we now have a winger who can scores goals and the Frenchman now has six goals this season, and only two behind leading goalscorer Loic Remy.
Loic Remy – he scored again
But when you look at the Newcastle goalscorers this season Remy and Gouffran have 14 of the 25 goals Newcastle have scored in all competitions – that’s 56% and Loic has scored 32% – just less than a third – of Newcastle’s goals this season.
Player League Cups Total
Remy 14 0 14
Gouffran 6 1 7
Cabaye 7 0 7
Cisse 2 2 4
Ben Arfa 3 0 3
Sissoko 3 0 3
Ameobi (Sh) 2 1 3
Debuchy 1 0 1
Dummett 1 0 1
Anita 1 0 1
Taylor (S) 1 0 1
Ameobi (Sa) 0 1 1
Alan Pardew thinks Newcastle are not reliant too much on Remy, and the manager said this on BBC Newcastle today:
“We spread the goals around reasonably well, but it would be nice to have goals from all sorts of areas of the pitch.” “But I don’t think we are over-reliant on Remy.”
“The next game is Crystal Palace away and I would like to think we could win that.”
Newcastle are currently in 6th place and rose one place last weekend, mainly due to Tottenham being hammered 5-0 at home by Liverpool, which ended up being the last game in charge by Portuguese manager Andres Villas-Boas.
Newcastle have 27 points and are level on points with Spurs, but are 4 points behind Everton in 5th place, so even with a win we will not improve our position in the league table by Saturday night.
But the lads need to get back to their winning ways at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and be a lot sharper in front of goal than we were last Saturday – that’s for sure.
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