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.


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.

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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