As soon as he scored that goal yesterday hit was all the talk on the TV, of what a great goal it was – scored by our new 21 year-old striker Ayoze Perez – when he somehow managed to back-heel the ball into the back of the net just before half time, from an excellent Daryl Janmaat cross.
Ayoze Perez – brilliantly flicks the ball home yesterday
How did he do that?
It was just an unbelievable goal.
This lad can turn out to be a phenomenal signing for us – and he cost just €2M from Tenerife in the summer, when he chose Newcastle United over both Barcelona and Real Madrid,. and now we know why the two Spanish giants were so interested in signing the player.
And the fantastic 2,700 travelling Newcastle fans almost brought the roof down at the Hawthorns after Colo scored our second goal, and at least in our TV report of the game, the commentators kept saying what amazing support Newcastle supporters have given their team over the years.
They were right there.
The fans sung Ayoze Perez’ name to that old Andy Cole song, and it seems like the players told him after the game, just how big that was for him.
This is what Ayoze had to say to the Shields Gazette:
“I listened to the song, and the dressing room explained the significance,” “It’s the same song they sung about Andy Cole. It was very important for me. It’s very nice.”
“The fans are always with us, and that’s very important to the team.” “I’m very happy with the win,” “The team played very well.”
“I’m very happy for the goal as well.” “It’s not often you score a goal like this.”
The first half had been very close and to score literally seconds before the half time whistle was blown, is always a great time to score a goal.
And while West Brom upped their game at the beginning of the second half, Colo’s great headed goal after 62 minutes, again from a Daryl Janmaat cross meant the game was over.
And Newcastle defended very solidly from then on, to ensure our fifth win in a row in all competitions.
But this lad Perez is just amazing, and he’ll get a lot of publicity for that great goal, and his third goal in as many league games.
Wonder how much Perez is worth now – it’s a lot more than €2M.
Here’s that goal again.
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