Jacob Murphy kept his place in the team yesterday after a lively performance in the 4-1 win at Fulham. The 27-year-old responded with his first goal since the opening match of last season – a stretch of 41 appearances.
Callum Wilson provided him with a shot at an open goal after pinching a David Raya pass from the back. Wilson pushed into the box and was magnanimous in centering the ball for Murphy rather than taking the shot himself.
Murphy spoke about ending his goal drought while crediting the unselfishness of his teammate in creating the chance. Here is what Murphy said as published in The Chronicle:
“It’s been a while since I last scored so it’s a lot of relief to see it hit the back of the net. I must say a big shout out to Cal [Wilson], he’s a ruthless goal scorer and he’s in a cracking position, he saw me in a better position and rolled it on a plate for me. Credit goes to him for that.
“It’s a difficult chance, you know it looks like an easy chance but it goes through his legs. I’m close to the goal and not really got much time to think about it, so clean contact and watch it go in the back of the net.
“I think there’s more to come. Everyone in the dressing room knows what I’m capable of so it’s about repeating that in training, in matches and keep going.”
Newcastle have created a multitude of chances over the past two weeks and put a good percentage of them into the back of the net. The result has been 6 points on the board while outscoring Fulham and Brentford by a combined margin of 9 to 2.
The fact that Newcastle put 5 past the Bees yesterday without any of the goals coming from Wilson shows how balanced this squad is becoming. These two wins were accomplished with just a late cameo from Allan Saint-Maximin yesterday and without record signing Alexander Isak.
The battle for minutes on the pitch will intensify after two dominant wins from the unchanged team. Jacob Murphy has shown himself to be a reliable option after his two excellent performances.
17 comments so far
Oct 9, 2022 at 2:43 PMComment #1
Oct 9, 2022 at 2:50 PMComment #2
Egypt. Mummy. Geddit?
Hello. Is this thing on?
Essex Geordie Bill
Oct 9, 2022 at 2:52 PMComment #3
Murphy for England, world cup!
Oct 9, 2022 at 2:52 PMComment #4
Myself and Magicmac aren’t getting our flight until later this evening, so Jail for Ashley has very kindly welcomed us to his home and shown us tremendous hospitality while we’re waiting to travel. Absolutely lovely way to round up what has been a cracking weekend. Already cannot wait to make the trip back over and hopefully next time we sprinkle the luck of the Irish again but Eddie Howe’s mags are so bloody good, who needs luck? HWTL
Oct 9, 2022 at 3:01 PMComment #5
Swablr from previous cheers mate!
And a call out to Jail, good man, a touch of great hosting to our guests. 🙂
Oct 9, 2022 at 3:20 PMComment #6
Ruddy, you’re having a ball! Don’t take the same invite to Magic’s Red Room though….:)
Oct 9, 2022 at 3:21 PMComment #7
Good effort Jail…you’re gonna find it difficult to shrug off your rep at this rate! 😉
Oct 9, 2022 at 3:36 PMComment #8
Vask – I was sat on the toilet and just got it mwah ha ha ha.
The kids wondered why I was laughing on the loo 🙂
Sorry my friend, it’s been a stressy few weeks
Oct 9, 2022 at 3:37 PMComment #9
Not gonna get away with calling him grumpy jail for a while.
Oct 9, 2022 at 3:39 PMComment #10
Well in Jail, that is awesome.
Hope you Ruddy and Magic are having a blast.
Oct 9, 2022 at 3:56 PMComment #11
I can’t resist a good dad joke. So you off to work in Cairo then?
Oct 9, 2022 at 4:04 PMComment #12
Vask – Dad jokes are the best, I’m still kicking myself for not getting it straight away ha ha. Heads in a bit of a spin to be honest.
Got a 3 month notice period so been actively searching for work. Extremely experienced but no letters after my name which has limited me massively.
Going tax free for a bit instead. Finish this job next week and then deploying later this month….crazy
Oct 9, 2022 at 4:05 PMComment #13
Looks like beIN sports will be the way forward lol
Oct 9, 2022 at 4:09 PMComment #14
Thanks for the Bamburgh tips. Been coming up here for over 50 years so know my way around Northumberland, although there are always places we haven’t been to. I was actually conceived up here, harbour road in Beadnell, June 61. Sunny Sunday afternoon. Not on the harbour road I hasten to add, but inside my grandad cottage! Planning on lunch at the Towers in Beadnell. It’s had a wonderful refit and is dog friendly. And one of the best beach walks in the country. Love the place. And credit to Jail. Stories of generosity are so much better than blog radginess.
Oct 9, 2022 at 4:12 PMComment #15
No wonder your heads in a spin mate. Quite a turnaround. As long as you get to see the matches somewhere that’s good.
Oct 9, 2022 at 4:20 PMComment #16
Cheers Vask – I’ll be the founder member of Mags on the Nile 🙂
The Bard of Bensham Bank
Oct 9, 2022 at 4:20 PMComment #17
That has to be fake news from Ruddy.
Everyone knows that Jail is an evil goblin who is not only a blight on here but on society as a whole.
Not having it!