Newcastle manager Alan Pardew played Ayoze Perez today in favor of the much more experienced Papiss Cisse, and it paid off when the 21 year-old Spaniard scored just before half-time with an incredible back-heel from a perfect cross from Daryl Janmaat.
Fabricio Coloccini after scoring with header in 62nd minute
And after 62 minutes it was Daryl again who put in another perfect cross, and Coloccini scored our second goal with a bullet header to win the game – the fifth win in a row for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew was clear that the youngsters – players like Dummett, Abeid, Perez, Ameobi and Aarons – have been key to our amazing turnaround over the last five games.
This is what a delighted Newcastle manager told BBC Sport after the game:
“It was a very disciplined, strong performance which was highlighted by an outstanding goal from Ayoze Perez,”
“You need special moments like that in the Premier League. We were a bit frustrated that we had not played as well as we could offensively in the first half, but the team is well-balanced. We have good width in the team and our system is proving difficult for the opposition.¨
“That type of goal, you usually take the pace off the cross and guide it in but he [Perez] actually added pace to it. He struggled with the physicality of West Brom centre-backs Joleon Lescott and Craig Dawson today, but he’ll get better as we go on.¨
“Our young players in particular have been massive for us. We’ve lost key players to injury and the youngsters have been superb. I couldn’t be more pleased.”
Ayoze will only get better as he bulks up a little and gets used to the physicality the Premier league, but he hasn’t done too bad so far. 😀
And Newcastle can now push on this season from this five game resurgence, and it seems Alan Pardew is willing to play the youngsters, who have been in good form of late.
We thought Mehdi Abeid had another excellent game in central midfield today – what a player this lad looks now after his loan spell in Greece last season.
The youngsters have helped turn around the season for the Magpies in amazing fashion – that’s for sure.
Howay The Lads!!
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