Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame had a very good first half at Ashton Gate and brilliantly set up the winner for Dwight Gayle after 19 minutes.
Gayle dispatched the ball into the back of the net in great style with his left foot – a terrific goal from Newcastle to win the game.
But Mo couldn’t keep up his dominance in the second half because he is not yet fully fit and Newcastle hung on and defended competently to get our second win in a row – the first time we have done that this year.
Mohamed Diame in action on Saturday
Diame’s transfer to Newcastle and his injury in the first game last Saturday has caused him not to be fully fit yet, but he has pledged to Newcastle fans he will run all game when he does get 100% fit – that’s good.
This is what Mo said in the Chronicle today:
“I am working on it, but I am still so far from where I can be.” “To be honest I will be using games to get fit and every training session.”
“I want to be fit for the team to get promoted, I am on the way though.” “I would only say about 70% to be honest.”
“When I am fit I just want to run all game.”
“At the moment I am not able to do that, I’m trying, but I am too tired. I will get on it and keep working.”
“It is important because that is what the manager brought me here for, to make and score goals.” “I am trying to do my job every game.”
“It was important to react after the two games we lost. We did well against Reading at home and it was important to win away.”
“If we want to get promoted we need to get points away.” “We did brilliantly to get them at Bristol.”
“This was a proper Championship game, it was hard and tough but the team fought and fought and we are happy for the win.”
Good words there from the new arrival and he will be a real powerhouse when he’s fully fit.
We have two games left before the two week International break – an EFL second round game tomorrow night against Cheltenham (not Chesterfield!) and a late kick-off game on Saturday afternoon against Chris Hughton’s Brighton – a definite promotion favorite.
Both games are at home and two wins would send Geordie fans into the International break very happy indeed.
Howay The Lads!!