Ayoze Perez, not for the first time this season looked impressive yesterday and his new partnership with Aleksandar Mitrovic looked promising and they offered a threat up front against Chelsea.
Ayoze scored his first goal of the season yesterday and it was a beauty as he brilliantly controlled a high cross into the box by Vurnon Anita and slammed the ball home in off the post.
Ayoze Perez – scores first goal yesterday – look at that technique!
It was a performance Newcastle fans needed to see after some pitiful displays from the side over the last three games, and Perez has it right to say that display yesterday is now the minimum standard for Newcastle from now on.
This is what Ayoze said on the Newcastle web-site after the game:
“It was a very good performance and we deserved to win. I am very happy to have got my first goal of the season but also really sad because we dropped two points.”
“It was a good time to score, just before half time. It made us confident, and the second goal as well helped that even more,”
“The pressure came off me a little. I am a striker and I have to score goals, so it felt very good. We have to make sure that we’re like this every single game against every team.”
“That is what we have to think and that is how we have to work.” “This is our standard. This is what we have to keep and there are no excuses because we have shown we can play to this level.”
It doesn´t get any easier next Saturday when we visit the Etihad to take on Manchester City, who have now lost their last two league games.
We may not win that game, but what we must see is another committed, spirited and gutsy performance from this new Newcastle side and if we can get that – who knows what may happen.
Howay The Lads!!