Newcastle did very well on Sunday to get a point, and while we deserved all 3 points we could have also lost the game in the final 15 minutes, and that would have been a real tragedy.
So we’ll take the point and hope we can beat Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park.
With the excellent news that Newcastle are now officially up for sale and it looks this time that Mike Ashley is ready to sell the club – we should have another sell-out crowd and a great atmosphere.
Perez again worked his socks off for Newcastle and scored a great goal about 80 seconds after the Saints had equalized early in the second half, although Hexham-born goalkeeper Fraser Forster could have done better.
That was Ayoze’s first goal of the season, and that will be a big relief for him.
He’s been playing at a new level in the number 10 position so far this season.
But like all players on the team, he will soon have more competition for his place once the next two transfer windows are over.
Ayoze Perez – scoring at St. Mary’s on Sunday
This is what Ayoze said about the game as reported in the Chronicle:
“It is an unbelievable feeling to have scored in the Premier League again.”
“It is amazing, and it was even better that it was an important goal. “It allowed us to take the lead again, although in the end we had to settle for just one point.”
“It is still an important thing to have scored though.”
“It is a good point, but we are a little bit disappointed because we feel as though we dropped two points too.”
“We were well organized, and we know when we have to suffer. We played with a lot of strength.”
“We had the lead twice, which is important when you are playing away from home, but they did well to come back into it.”
“In the end, maybe we have to be satisfied that we got one point. “Now, we just have to look forward to the next one.”
“I always know that I will get chances to score.” “Every game, we create chances, and that is a big positive.”
“I think we have great movement as a team, and that helps us to create chances to score goals.”
“We know where our team-mates are when we are attacking, and I think we attack well as a team.” “It is just about taking those chances.”
“We scored two goals in this game, and we could have had even more with the chances at the end.”
“We have to take the point, and know that we are moving in the right direction because we are working hard.”
And with West Brom drawing 1-1 at Leicester last night Newcastle stay in 9th place in the league table with 11 points from our first 8 games.
We now need all 3 points against Crystal Palace on Saturday.