Newcastle have scored only 14 goals in our twelve Premier League games, but we have still managed to get wins in our last five league games, where we have eked out three 1-0 home wins – and are depending on our strong defense not to concede too many goals.
In those five league wins we have conceded only one goal while scoring seven.
Moussa Sissoko after scoring on Saturday
Papiss Cisse hasn’t played many minutes over the last three games, and he missed a bit of a sitter in stoppage time on Saturday, so it would be good if Papiss can get in the goals again.
Don’t get us wrong – we are not complaining at all about this Newcastle side, and it’s been fabulous what the team have achieved since the 1-0 defeat at Stoke City, but it’s about where we can make some improvements – which is what Alan Pardew will be thinking about.
And while striker Perez has come through very well for us this season, Facundo Ferreyra has not – and we are probably still short of one good striker, once Many Riviere returns to the fray.
And if Ryan Taylor can keep fit, the Liverpudlian provides a threat from set pieces – and we’ve been missing that ever since Yohan Cabaye left the club almost a year ago.
One area where Moussa Sissoko can improve his game is in scoring goals – and he has scored only three goals in each of the previous two seasons in which he made a total of 56 appearances.
This is what Moussa said after the game on Saturday:
“It was my first goal of the season.” “I am very happy.” “I said this season I will try to score between eight and 10 goals.
“I hope I can score a lot of goals before the end of the season.”
That was Sissoko’s first league goal of the season, but he also scored in the Capital One Cup win at Manchester City, so he has two goals in his 15 appearances this season, and hopefully is on track to do a lot better.
We also need to see some goals from Remy Cabella, and also from Sammy Ameobi and Rolando Aarons from the wings.
It’s also been a long time since Yoan Gouffran last scored for us – Gouffran scored 10 goals in his first two seasons for us – but has yet to score this season.
We need the defense to keep playing well – and maybe we need another striker brought in during the January transfer window?
What do you think?
Here’s the list of goalscorers for this season.
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