'Absolutely beautiful', 'Amazing': Newcastle fans go potty over one player after win v Leicester
Newcastle United got their third straight victory in the Premier League against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium with a 2-1 win against Claude Puel’s side.
Jonjo Shelvey opened the scoring for the Magpies with a neat placed finish outside of the box in the first-half.
Ayoze Perez made it 2-0 late on in the game with a sensational chip when through on goal over Kasper Schmeichel to leave the Foxes stopper with no chance.
It was a goal that was reminiscent of Philippe Albert’s lob over Peter Schmeichel in the 1996 5-0 win against Manchester United.
The home side threatened to spoil the journey to the East Midlands when Jamie Vardy got his name on the scoresheet in the 83rd minute, however, it was too little too late for the Foxes.
But it was the goal of Perez that had North East supporters celebrating as they climbed to tenth in the Premier League table and worries of a return to the Championship now a distant memory.
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The Magpies have tasted defeat just once in the last five league outings and with the run of form they’re on, they are now threatening to leap over the sides above.
Here is what Newcastle fans had to say on Twitter in reaction to Perez’ goal against Leicester:
I'd like this a million times if I could. Maybe he isn't perfect but he busts his arse consistently and he's delivered huge at critical times. Can't ask for more than that.
— Andrew Saunders (@ASaunders87) April 7, 2018
I'm eating so many hats right now. Fair play Ayoze lad ????????????????
— Dan Chambers (@danchambers49) April 7, 2018
Not quite Philip Alllllllbert but it was absolutely beautiful
— Michael (@MuA15MuA) April 7, 2018
Id like to dedicate Ayoze Perez' winner for #nufc today to the tossers that sit behind me and criticise every single thing he ever does for 90 minutes without fail every game…
— Toon Stew (@toonarmyblog) March 31, 2018
He lacks sometimes but u can't fault his commitment or passion to the team. Gives everything he has every single game
— Daniel Jackson (@anacondanufc) April 1, 2018
And he genuinely loves the club. Amazing lad.
— Chris (@Ngaruthi) April 7, 2018
I take every bad word I said about Ayoze Perez back
— Jamie (@Fyviesque) April 7, 2018
Give Ayoze Perez a knighthood and the Ballon’Dor ????????????⚽️
— Nathan.Rockett???????? (@NathanRockett) April 7, 2018
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