Ayoze Perez was Sunday’s match winner at White Hart Lane.

The perfect script.

Left out once again by Steve McClaren, Newcastle a goal down and going nowhere when he replaced Siem de Jong with half an hour to go.

Thirty minutes later and he’d helped breathe life into Newcastle, became a focus for the attacking play AND scored a dramatic last gasp quality winner.

…and all of this against the club who he has been repeatedly linked with a January move to.

Maybe the most remarkable thing of all is that despite being dealt a pretty crap hand by Newcastle and Steve McClaren – being dropped when others should surely have been before him, he has never shown a single bit of unhappiness with his lot.

Newcastle United have got a gem, both on and off the pitch, let’s hope inside the club they realise that.

Ayoze Perez:

“It is amazing, you have to live it to know what I am talking about. This feeling in the dressing room is amazing now, so we are going to try and have that feeling more.

“We now have two home games (Villa and Everton) to give these supporters what they deserve.

“Really happy to get that winning goal, so important for us, this win. Everyone is happy.

“It is amazing that moment, the same as last year, that I repeated.

“I think after half-time we changed a few things and that made the difference.

“We have kept believing in ourselves, who we are, through the tough weeks and now we are getting the results. We are working together and have confidence, confidence and work are the key.”