After making it five wins in a row for the team and two wins in a row for himself, DeAndre Yedlin thought ‘we dominated the game’ as Newcastle beat Derby 2-0.
After a very brief cameo as a substitute in the win over Brighton, the United States international played a far more substantial part in this victory, despite only coming on for the last 20 minutes.
Replacing goalscorer Yoan Gouffran, DeAndre Yedlin gave an energetic but composed performance to help Newcastle see out the win.
After Jonjo Shelvey had helped see out a few of the diminishing remaining minutes in the corner, the midfielder suddenly changed tack from the latest United corner, his pinpoint ball picking out the only Newcastle player in the box.
DeAndre Yedlin showed his electric pace to get the wrong/right side of his marker and the pair, along with keeper Scott Carson, met Ayoze Perez’ perfect knockdown for a goal that was deserved for the effort and the build up but also carried an element of good fortune.
Describing it as ‘a great moment’, Yedlin says that he only realised the ball was in the net (watch both goals HERE) when the crowd reacted.
DeAndre Yedlin talking to the official club site:
“It was a great moment, I didn’t really know it had gone in…until our fans started yelling but it was a great sound to hear.
“Credit to Ayoze for the assist because he took the ball out of the air and played it across perfectly, right into the middle.
“I tried to get anything I could on it. I don’t know whether I did, or whether it was a Derby player, but the most important thing was it went in.
“I don’t get too many goals so it’s a rare one for me, but it’s a pretty special feeling, and hopefully I can score more goals for this Club.
“It was a really good win, it’s always hard to go away and seal three points, so I’m really proud that we did that against a good Derby team.
“I think we dominated the game. They had some chances but for the most part we were pretty dominant.
“When you go up 1-0 you can keep the ball and start to slow the game down a little bit.
“They had to push more numbers forward, they had to take more risks at the back and the game became a tiny bit easier for us.
“But to win 2-0 away from home is good and we are now looking forward to Tuesday (QPR away).”