The Captain Speaks Out About Last Night’s Game


22 year-old Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has praised Dwight Gayle for not spitting his dummy out after he had missed up to four good chances in the first half.

But Dwight did get us the first half  goal but since we gave away a penalty just before half time it was 1-1 at the half after Newcastle had completely  dominated the first 45 minutes.

Jamaal said the lads encouraged Dwight at half time to keep going and that’s just exactly what he and the team did to get one of our most memorable wins at St. James’ Park –  given we were behind after 94 minutes played.

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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles

This is what Jamaal has said today:

“It just shows how determined the boys are.” “We don’t just come with talent, we’ve got heart and desire as well. It just goes to show what hard work can do.”

“We knew it was going to be a tough game beforehand. Norwich are a good side and they were clinical with their chances, but to be fair to the boys we dug deep and we came through a tough game.”

“Credit to Dwight, he kept going.” “He could easily have spat his dummy out after the couple of chances he missed, but he stuck with it and we filled him with confidence at half time saying ‘you’re going to win us the game’.”

“He got his head down and he did it for us.”

“Rotherham will be a different challenge, probably more of a direct, physical game. It will be a tough place to go.”

Dwight Gayle now has 7 goals in 8 appearances for Newcastle this season – so the number 9 is doing very well.

Yoan Gouffran got the all important equalizer with a good header and he now has three goals.

Here are the Newcastle goal-scorers.

PlayerLeagueCupsTotal
Dwight Gayle23023
Mat Ritchie12416
Ayoze Perez8412
Yoan Gouffran527
Aleksandar Mitrovic426
Mo Diame336
Daryl Murphy516
Jonjo Shelvey505
Christian Atsu505
Ciaran Clark213
Jamaal Lascelles303
Isaac Hayden202
Grant Hanley101
Chancel Mbemba101
DeAndre Yedlin101

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7 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #1

    I felt we needed 20 points from our first 10 matches and we got 19. We need definite improvement in several areas going forward but with a young team like we have and Rafa at the helm I would think we’ll get better as the season progresses. Would love to see Murphy get some time in a league match though. Possibly his time will come against Rotherham?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Last night just got dafter guy just rang in to BBC Newcastle

    His son and another lad in the Leazes end stayed to the end witnessed the goals dashed down to the Central station to get on the train to Durham where one of their mothers was waiting to pick them up

    you’ ve got got on the wrong train ended up going to Berwick

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  • clinath@ed

    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Geordie….had us down for 19 points at this stage (only got 4 results right mind you) but I noticed all but 3 of our opposition are in the top half of the league. So not a bad start really

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Berwick. I thought he was saying Bury. I thought it didn’t sound right.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Pleased to see little old Hudders still at the top. As long as we pip them in the end. It’d be great to see them get promoted.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Hope you’ve all been on Twitter to see the ” Mitro dancing” sleeve cover for ” Have the time of your Life” – brilliant

    Mitro seems to be a cross between Rocky and a Grizzly bear…on steroids

    Guy next to us always leaves 5 mins early – wonder what he’ll do next hone game

    Awesome night….in the end

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Aye clinath mate. I’m fairly pleased although it’s not likely we’ll get too many results like that last one! Focus lads! Focus!

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