Newcastle United’s amazing revival continued at The Hawthorns today and after a close first half, Ayoze Perez scored an incredible goal a minute before half-time to put Newcastle ahead, and the lads basically took control of the game in the second half and Fab Coloccini got his first goal of the season and his sixth in his career for the Magpies with a bullet header, and both goals were set up by Dutch right back Daryl Janmaat.
Ayoze Perez after scoring his 3rd league goal of the season
Newcastle are now in 7th place and if Arsenal beat Swansea in the late game we will stay in 7th for the next two weeks before we play QPR at home in our next game.
Mike Ashley was at the game and the owner saw yet another good, well organized and committed performance from a young Newcastle side, and Mike Williamson and Ryan Taylor get on in the second half after returning from injury.
It was great to see Ryan make his return to the league, and in his first game back at Manchester City he was terrific and our Man of the Match.
Newcastle lost Steven Taylor toi injury and Rolando Aarons was also unfit, but Alan Pardew preferred young Perez to Papiss Cisse in the starting line up.
It was an even first half with Sammy Ameobi almost scored a great goal when his left foot looped shot bounced off the top of the cross-bar, and then just before half time – what could even be the goal of the season was scored by young Perez.
It was a good move from Newcastle and after they moved the ball upfield Remy Cabella put the ball out to Daryl Janmaat on the right wing, and the Dutchman hit the ball to Perez, who flicked the ball behind him and into the back of the net.
It was almost the perfect time to score a goal after a fairly even first half in which the Newcastle youngsters were playing some good football and closing down the opposition, and Mehdi Abeid looked a very efficient central midfielder for the Toon – what a very good player this lad has looked in these last three games and he seems full of confidence.
Newcastle didn’t make any changes at half time, and it was a side full of confidence in the second half and we went 2-0 up after 62 minutes.
And it was that man Daryl Janmaat again who delivered another perfect cross from the right wing, and Fabricio Coloccini hit a bullet header past goalkeeper Foster.
Daryl had had a few dodgy games earlier in the season, but has started to look a very good right back over the last few games, and he’s looking like a great acquisition for the Magpies.
Perez went close to a second goal near the end of the game, but England goalkeeper Foster made a decent save, and Newcastle easily saw this game out and controlled the game in confident fashion.
Newcastle move up to 7th place in the league table, and it’s youngsters like Perez, Abeid, Ameobi, Aarons and Dummett who have helped turn the season around in dramatic fashion over these last six games.
And that was our third successive clean sheet and the fourth in the last five games. 😀
Everything seems to be coming together for Newcastle United and we expect a full house at home to QPR where another win could see us move even higher up the league table.
I’ll be sure to have the old blood pressure pills very handy in case we make it six wins on the trot.
In short – a very good professional performance from the lads today – with our youngsters looking really good.
Wonder how much young Ayoze Perez is worth right now in the transfer market?
Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini (Williamson, 78), Dummett, Haidara; Sissoko, Abeid, Colback; Cabella (R Taylor, 82), Perez, Ameobi (Gouffran, 78). Subs: Elliot, Anita, Armstrong, Cisse.
West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, Dawson, Pocognoli (Gamboa, 46), Brunt, Dorrans (Samaras, 76), Mulumbu, Morrison, Anichebe, Berahino. Subs: Myhill, McAuley, Baird, Yacob, Sessegnon.
Goals: Perez 45, Coloccini 62
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
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