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Goal every other game proves Ayoze Perez is no Spanish Waiter

6 years ago

It is ironic that what looked a joke signing in the summer of Ayoze Perez, has proved to be arguably Newcastle’s best, just shading Darly Janmaat and Jack Colback.

While the other two have done the business in defence and midfield respectively, Ayoze Perez is at the sharp end doing the most difficult thing – scoring goals.

Said by Alan Pardew to be ‘one for the future’, it looked desperation from the manager as Perez was involved from the very first day against Manchester City.

Out of 16 Premier League games, the Spanish striker has featured in 15 of them, 7 starts and 8 from the bench.

A combination of arriving from the popular holiday destination of Tenerife and the fact he was playing in the Spanish second tier, led to the Spanish Waiter tag.

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However, Perez has shown the likes of Cabella, Riviere and others the way to go, with a great attitude and very clever play.

Despite not playing as an out and out striker most of the time, Ayoze Perez has managed better than a goal every two games worth of action, scoring 4 goals in 698 minutes of Premier League play, an average of a goal every 175 minutes.

The winner against Liverpool was a real poacher’s goal, while the other three have been real quality finishes against Tottenham, West Brom and Arsenal.

Perez will surely be one of the first names on the teamsheet at Spurs on Wednesday night and he is looking to repeat the dose at White Hart Lane;

“Everything started here, I scored my first goal for Newcastle and we won the game  – now we’re going there for a repeat.”


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