It may have been on Friday night, but Ayoze Perez’s performance against Leicester City is more than worth shouting about, even today on Sunday. The Spaniard did a great job against the Foxes, scoring the winner as Rafa Benitez masterminded a 1-0 win on the road, bringing up ten Premier League wins for the season.
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) 12 April 2019
At the age of just 25-years-old, the Spanish attacker is an absolutely incredible addition to the Newcastle United squad. Rafa Benitez has been doing a great job at St James Park and he’s massively helped the club by improving the players he’s had at his disposal instead of going out and signing new faces to do the job. That has mainly been because of the financial restraints, but players like Ayoze have benefitted.
Friday night’s strike from Ayoze was his seventh of the season in the Premier League, and it was a cracking finish from the attacker. Having ghosted in towards the front-post and got onto the end of a cross from Matt Ritchie his header flew past Kasper Schmeichel and into the back of the net, ensuring all three points travelled back to St James Park with Perez and the rest of the Geordies.
You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on Perez here:
well played all season mate, glad to see you’ve shut the boo boys up
— ASHLEY OUT (@Ashley__OUT) 13 April 2019
Hope the people who ever slated you are feeling like absolute mugs. Other than Rondon been our best player this year. So haply for ya wor kid. Ayoze is a geordie.
— lionel hutz (@lionelhutz44) 12 April 2019
Brilliant goal and performance tonight Ayoze.
— Leazesender1964 (@nufcne29) 12 April 2019
Never leave mate.
Finish your career here.
We love you man!
— The Geordie Boot Boy #NUFC (@BootGeordie) April 12, 2019
Look how chill he is there. The kid might’ve just saved wu from going back to championship and he’s just strolling round. What a guy @AyozePG is. Cheers mate for starting me weekend off with a firework!
— Dylan Brown (@DylanTheGeordie) April 13, 2019
stay at my club for life x
— Dell (@agbnufc) 12 April 2019
The most underrated player in premier league,and a top human being, thanks Ayoze Perez
— peter newton (@peterne71652049) 13 April 2019
Best game in a toon shirt tonight, you was unreal!!!
— Danny marris (@dannymarris68) April 12, 2019
The Geordies were in full voice at the King Power Stadium yesterday, and they were all loving Perez throughout as he fired them to their tenth win of the season.