Newcastle United secured a second win in a row on Saturday after edging past Bournemouth at St. James’ Park.
The Magpies had to wait until their 11th game of the season to register a win in the Premier League but have now surged up the standings after an improvement in form, which began after edging past Watford last week.
High-flying Bournemouth presented a much sterner test on paper though but Newcastle performed admirably to ensure all three points would remain on Tyneside – and one player, in particular, caught the eye.
After failing to score in his first six appearances for the Magpies, Salomon Rondon registered a brace against the Cherries to open his account and it presents the West Brom loanee with a platform to build upon.
With Newcastle crying out for improvements in front of goal, Rondon’s Man of the Match performance has provided inspiration to fans who had started to fear the worst.
We have gathered some of the best reactions to his display below.
Salomon Rondon’s bullet header there was very Alan Shearer-esque ???? ⚽️
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) November 10, 2018
Going to stick my neck out here and say Salomon Rondón is probably the best Venezuelan to have ever played for Newcastle.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) November 10, 2018
Not just two goals, but the effort, heart and fight that we’ve missed since @alanshearer retired. Amazing performance all round.
— Paul White Photo (@PaulWhitePhoto) November 10, 2018
Led the line brilliantly today held the ball up & bullied their defence. Keep it up, we all want you to succeed as @alanshearer will tell you there’s no better place to be a number 9
— Steve Walker (@toon_mentalist) November 10, 2018
Who’s the best striker in the premier League!! It’s you Rondon don don it’s you Rondon
— Bearded Human (@KentonSpartan) November 10, 2018
Enjoyed watching you #beastmode
— kevin (@kev1add) November 11, 2018