It is far too easy to forget just how brilliant the Newcastle winner from Ayoze Perez was against Bournemouth.
Excellent build-up play from Aleksandar Mitrovic, Gini Wijnaldum’s sublime flick setting Ayoze Perez away and a sweet cool finish from the Spanish striker.
Yes the opposition had all the play, all the chances (but one!) and all the corners…but we got all the goals!
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Possession was 32% Newcastle and 68% Bournemouth
Total shots was 2 for Newcastle and Bournemouth 20
Shots on target was Newcastle 1 and Bournemouth 5
While corners was Newcastle 0 and Bournemouth 16
Goals…Newcastle 1 and Bournemouth 0
Team: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett, Tiote, Anita (Mbabu 90+3), Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Perez (Thauvin 77), Mitrovic (Cisse 63)
Unused Subs: Woodman, Lascelles, de Jong, Gouffran
Ref: Lee Mason