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Newcastle Goalscorer – It Was A Weird Performance Yesterday

6:15 am, Sunday, October 16th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle seemed to be our best two performers yesterday in the good 3-1 win over Brentford at home, although we should have probably won the game by more than two goals.

Dwight got another two goals yesterday and in the last three games he’s bagged 5 goals after his famous hat-trick last time out at St. James’ Park – in the amazing 3-2 win over Norwich.

Dwight has now scored 9 goals in 10 league appearances for us this season, so he’s looking worth all of the £10M we paid Crystal Place for him in the summer.

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Dwight Gayle scoring Newcastle’s second goal yesterday

Dwight is now top of the Championship goalscorers list and one goal above Scott Hogan who also scored yesterday after some sloppy defending by Newcastle following a corner.

Rafa Benitez will not have been happy with conceding that poor goal.

This is what a delighted Dwight Gayle said after the game on the Newcastle web-site:

“I’ve got to thank some of the players in the dressing room – the quality in the team is fantastic throughout the whole team. Everyone’s chipping in with the assists for me.”

“As you’ve seen today, I had two sort of tap-ins, and I’m just glad to be there and get them.” “I’m just doing what I can to help out the team.”

“It’s nice scoring at St. James’ Park every week, and I’m delighted to be playing in front of them.”

“We spoke about it in the changing room before the game, about how important it was to start brightly.”

“Everyone’s had two weeks off, so it might have been a slow start, but we came out of the blocks very fast. Luckily we got those two goals, and just went on from there.”

“After we got the second goal, we perhaps started going a bit more defensive and sort of shut up shop until half time, but we kept a clean sheet to half time which was the most important thing, and it set us up for the second half I think.”

“It was important that we continued well after the international break and got another three points on the board and just kept pushing forward really.”

“It was a weird performance – perhaps we didn’t play our best football, but we got the goals at vital times, and quietened down their attacks. It was a good, solid performance.”

“It’s important to get momentum in this league, and we had it before the international break, but it’s important to keep focus and concentrate too,”

“Otherwise, you’ll get turned over by any team in this league. Anyone can beat anyone.”

“It’s amazing when you’re winning games, and playing out there is amazing. When we’re playing Tuesday-Saturday, it’s thick and fast, everyone’s getting games and it’s fantastic.”

It’s interesting that Dwight thought it was a weird performance yesterday – it’s just a pity we couldn’t have gone all out for the full game and won by a bigger margin – but hey – the 3 points is what we needed so it was definitely job done.

Ciaran Clark scored after 11 minutes followed five minutes later with a goal from Dwight who then made it 3-0 four minutes into the second half.

Scott Hagen scored three minutes later and then it was nervous time for Newcastle for a while, but we held onto the lead in the second half as Brentford tried to come back into the game.

It’s now Barnsley on Tuesday night at Oakwell.

Here are Newcastle’s goalscorers so far this season.

PlayerLeagueCupsTotal
Dwight Gayle13013
Ayoze Perez246
Aleksandar Mitrovic325
Mat Ritchie224
Yoan Gouffran314
Jonjo Shelvey303
Mo Diame022
Ciaran Clark202
Christian Atsu202
Jamaal Lascelles101
Grant Hanley101
Issac Hayden101
DeAndre Yedlin101

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Tags: Championship · Coaching · Dwight Gayle · Other News




6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Oct 16, 2016 at 6:25 AM

    Jib,
    When I looked the other day, Gayle was on seven and Abrahams on eight and he had a stinker on Friday night and was subbed. The extra one must be a cup game.

  • 2 Jib // Oct 16, 2016 at 6:30 AM

    Jail
    This is the info I used

    http://www.sportinglife.com/football/championship/top-scorers

    But I think you may be right

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Oct 16, 2016 at 6:32 AM

    bbc.co.uk/sport/football/championship/top-scorers

  • 4 Ron Knee // Oct 16, 2016 at 6:41 AM

    “As you’ve seen today, I had two sort of tap-ins, and I’m just glad to be there and get them.”

    Modest, too!

  • 5 Jib // Oct 16, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    When you check out that BBC site , Gayles goals to minutes played ratio , is much better .

    I’m sure Mitro will get his chance – after a relatively quiet November (next international break) Dec Jan and Feb it goes potty , with 6 games a month

  • 6 dannitoon // Oct 16, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    We beat norwich 4-3 not 3-2




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