Aleksandar Mitrovic came on as a substitute after 62 minutes on Saturday for Vurnon Anita, as Rafa Benitez made another attacking move from the sidelines.
And it was the Serbian striker who was on fire and scored two very good goals for us that brought us level each time – but we still managed to lose the game by conceding a (another) soft goal in stoppage time.
That brings Mitro´s goal tally to eight for the season, just one behind leading scorer Gini Wijnaldum who has gone off the boil for a while now.
That´s now a massive 58 goals Newcastle have conceded in just 31 games this season – it´s a pity we didn´t strengthen our defense this season after conceding 63 goals last season – the second worst only to bottom club QPR.
Aleksandar Mitrovic heads one home on Saturday
What exactly goes through the minds of those running this club?
It´s certainly not logical thought – that´s for sure.
It was a surprise that Mitro didn´t start the game at Carrow Road, but we understand that was because he was late back to training from International duty and he certainly wasn´t dropped after his heroics in the previous game against Sunderland.
Mitro has a massive 84% of the vote and this lad is in great form at the moment and maybe he can get some goals that could yet save us this season?
Mitro is the epitome of what fans want to see from Newcastle players – 100% commitment, dedication and passion for the shirt – he´s fast becoming a huge favorite on Tyneside – the fans just love this lad.
And it was very good to see goalkeeper Karl Darlow have a good game and he saved us twice in the first half.
It will give the talented 25 year-old a lot of confidence for the remaining seven games.
Karl did extremely well given the enormous pressure he was under – well done!