Ayoze Perez coming across loud and clear as he pulls off resurgent performance in Newcastle comeback

Ayoze Perez coming across loud and clear as he pulls off resurgent performance in Newcastle comeback

“What an amazing environment in the second half, what a comeback. To be involved on a day like this is amazing.

“Overall, we were quite frustrated. We could have gone 1-1 each [when Pickford saved Matt Ritchie’s penalty] instead of 2-0 down.

“The manager said we had to believe, to stay positive, and as soon as we scored the first one, the belief grew even more.

“To be part of a comeback like this, to get an assist and then score twice, it is one of my best performances for Newcastle. The goals meant a lot, the win meant a lot.”

The three points kept Newcastle six points clear of the bottom three, and they are only three points worse off than Everton, a club who have comprehensively outspent them over the past two years.

Silva is a manager in trouble. His side were great for an hour and then capitulated as soon as things got tough, with Pickford exposed by a crumbling defence and his own pomposity. 

The England international, who should have been sent off for bringing down Rondon inside the area, revelled in being a former Sunderland player able to wind up the old enemy, but left the pitch at the end humiliated and chastised.

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