It wasn’t easy, but Newcastle managed to move past Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on Tuesday evening – thanks to a couple of late goals.
One of those goals was scored by divisive attacker Ayoze Perez. He’s had a mixed campaign, and he’s earned himself more than a few critics, but he’s earning a lot of praise for his display against Blackburn – and with good reason.
He had a well-taken goal, with a strong finish from the right-hand side, and his overall display was much-improved. Is he at his best? Certainly not, but he proved once again that he can be a viable and useful option for us going forward.
Following Perez’s goal and after the game, plenty of Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Perez, and it’s fair to say that he’s earning some much-needed praise.
Supporters will just be hoping that he can kick on from here and really make an impact during the second half of the season. One fan is so shocked by the display that he thinks the apocalypse may be coming! See what fans have had to say below…
We’re a better team with Perez, end of. #nufc
— Scott McWilliams (@NormingAbout) January 16, 2019
I was worried about the state of the country after all today’s news. Now Joselu and Perez have scored I think the apocalypse might actually be coming. #nufc
— Matt Bragg (@mattbraggcomedy) January 15, 2019
Joselu was clearly offside – but it’s ok bcos he plays for #nufc
— J.Mac (@J_Mac82) January 15, 2019
What a finish Perez. #nufc
— Harry De Cosemo (@harrydecosemo) January 15, 2019
Yesssssss Magic Perez!!!!! #NUFC
— Marviöön (@MarvinoZt) January 15, 2019
— Stephen (@kingstevot) January 15, 2019
— Adam. (@AdamNUFC_) January 15, 2019
— Steve (@SteveEllisFI) January 15, 2019