Newcastle United finally secured their first victory of the season on Saturday against an in-form Watford side, winning 1-0 at St. James’ Park.
Rafael Benitez’s side had picked up just two points from their opening 10 matches in the Premier League prior to the game against the Hornets but the narrow victory on Tyneside has seen the Magpies rise out of the relegation zone.
While there is plenty of work to do over the course of the coming weeks, the victory gives Newcastle a platform to build upon and Ayoze Perez earned plenty of praise on social media after scoring the only goal of the game.
Perez’s goal marked his first of the season, with Newcastle’s squad only hitting seven between them, and the Spaniard took to social media after the game to celebrate the victory – earning plenty of responses from delighted fans.
We have gathered some of the best responses to his post on Twitter below.
Well played Ayoze, people are quick to forget you were our top scorer last season. You’re always giving it 100% no matter what, keep it up lad! ????????
— Harry (@_harry39) November 3, 2018
Bloody love Perez, never understand why anyone has a problem with him. Proper grafter, canny lad and loves a cheeky finish.
— Shorty McGrumpyFace (@PeterAl17755698) November 3, 2018
I always believe in you, just keep the hard working.
Love this celebration
— العقرب (@bashar_1975) November 4, 2018
Well done @AyozePG for silencing the boo boys!!
— Wayne more (@Carrollsinger) November 3, 2018
Nice one Ayoze! Don’t listen to the haters – they are the minority. The rest of us respect what you do and know how valuable you are to the team. You proved it yesterday.
— Kit (@This_Is_Kit) November 4, 2018
Its not about how you get knocked down lad, it’s all about how you get back up. Well done for today, you deserve the praise
— HawxXx (@HawxXx) November 3, 2018
Well done @AyozePG you silenced the boo boys today Ignore them mate, they are a minority! Well played today Ayoze, lets have more of that
— Toonfan (@ataylor1892) November 4, 2018