Dwight Gayle cannot stop scoring goals at the moment and long may that continue as the Newcastle number 9 now has 9 goals to his name in the Championship and he’s the top scorer in the division.
In his last two home games Dwight has scored 5 goals so it’ s not too surprising he just loves playing at St. James’ Park in front of the Geordie fans.
And in the Chronicle today, Dwight has talked about how he gets encouragement from the fans wherever he is – including on the streets of Newcastle.
Dwight Gayle scores Newcastle’s second goal yesterday
Dwight couldn’t quite get a second hat-trick in successive home games yesterday, but he got another brace and he’s our main goalscorer to date and has 6 more goals than the next players in line who are Shelvey, Perez and Gouffran with 3 goals each.
Shelvey had another terrific game for us yesterday and basically ran the game for Newcastle and in this form Jonjo looks like a simply fantastic buy for Newcastle at just £12M, which now even seems cheap for such a talented player – when he’s on form.
This is what Gayle has said in the Chronicle today:
“The fans here are fantastic. Even when you are walking down the street everybody is fully behind you!”
“Everybody in the city is pulling in the right direction and that’s exactly what we need.”
“Hopefully, we can continue to push on and give them what they want – which is promotion back to the Premier League.”
“We worked hard but it’s important to look at what they brought to the table.” “We watched several clips before the game and we know they are a good footballing side.”
“They have been fantastic this season and I am sure they will continue to do that. So it was a big win for us.”
“We just need to keep up picking up the wins. Every game will be tough this season.”
“There will be a game or two where you win comfortably but the teams are there to pick on you and everybody will be trying to beat Newcastle.”
“I am buzzing at the moment and everybody is excited and looking to the future.” “But we can’t get too carried away.”
“We need to just need to keep picking up the three points when we can and continue trying to improve as a team.”
“I am really enjoying playing with the players we have got.” “The quality here is fantastic. I am just trying to help get the goals and help us out really.”
And there was more good news this afternoon as Huddersfield lost their 100% home record to Sheffield Wednesday, who won 1-0 through a penalty from Fernando Forestieri after 68 minutes, after he had earlier hit the bar with a terrific chip shot.
Sheffield Wednesday, the beaten play-off finalists last season are also starting to make their move with four wins in the last six games.
We now play Barnsley on Tuesday night at Oakwell and Rafa Benitez will be holding his press conference for that game early tomorrow afternoon as the games come thick and fast now over the next three weeks.
A win on Tuesday could even see us be at the top of the league for the first time this season.