It was that man Dwight Gayle again who got two goals for Newcastle in the second half to send us on our way to a good 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest and take some revenge for that bizarre game at the City Ground four weeks ago which we lost 2-1 with 9 men.
Dwight’s goals came out of nothing and he managed to get the ball into the back of the net both times – this lad is a natural poacher and a natural goalscorer.
At the beginning of the season the number 9 said he’d like to get 20 goals for us this season – well – he’s on 19 so far just one game past half-way, so he’s been some buy for only £10M from Crystal Palace.
Dwight Gayle scoring his fist goal and Newcastle’s second
And we have to thank former manager Alan Pardew for that because he never rated Dwight and didn’t play him much at all while he was manager of Crystal Palace.
Rafa Benitez is pleased with Dwight’s tremendous contribution so far this season and he had this to say last night after the game:
“We said at the beginning of the season that Gayle is a good player.” “He works hard for the team, but at the same time he can score goals.”
“I am really pleased for him, and for the team.” “He has to carry on scoring goals – that will be good for everyone.”
Dwight has been terrific for Newcastle and he’s a really key player in our promotion drive.
Here are the goalscorers at Newcastle, updated after last night’s game.