Newcastle broke out of their attacking slump this past weekend with three goals and nine shots on target. While Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron had a few of the shots, both failed to get their first Newcastle goals.
Striker Joelinton also only had one shot in the match. Newcastle instead relied on three set-piece goals from Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernandez, and Jonjo Shelvey.
We’ve still only got the one Joelinton goal from our front three of Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Miguel Almiron. While it does seem like a breakthrough is inevitable, it’s still yet to happen.
The Athletic published some comments by captain Jamaal Lascelles on Joelinton and the front three yesterday.
Jamaal reckons that it’s only a matter of time for them to start getting the rewards for their hard work. He also thinks it’s starting to click for the front trio. This is what the skipper said about our three attackers:
“Joe was excellent. He held the ball up really well and allowed us to get up the pitch. Joe is young and he is learning, but he has quality and he showed that.
“Our front three will give any back four a hard time with their pace and quality. It’s finally starting to click for the three of them together and they were unlucky not to score.”
The front three showed their dynamism at West Ham this past weekend and Allan Saint-Maximin really should have scored on at least one of his one on ones with West Ham’s Roberto.
We hope that Newcastle have turned a corner after last week’s display. They’ve been far too anemic in front of goal this season but at West Ham they were able to finally create a slew of chances.
Now they have to start putting them away. This Saturday at St James Park will be another test for the front three.
Bournemouth have not conceded in three matches so they will be tough to break down. But we have faith the lads can build on last week’s attacking display.
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