Date: 30th August 2018 at 5:30pm
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Salomon Rondon’s excellent finish from an acute angle may have only given us false hope, but his cameo performance was definitely one of the few positives from last night.

The Venezuelan was heavily involved in the build-up to the goal, holding up the ball before laying it off and making a forward run into the box. The shot across the goalkeeper showed a player with a point to prove.

Fans on Twitter credited the 28-year-old for his display:

Supporters now want Rafa Benitez to start Rondon against Manchester City on Saturday:

It was great to see our no.9 get his first goal, albeit in a poor defeat against lower league opposition. Considering Joselu has scored two goals in three Premier League starts, it will be interesting to see what Rafa does against City.

I would like to see Rondon given a go from the beginning, but our manager has been very reluctant to give a starting place to the striker so far.

 

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