Perez double inspires remarkable Newcastle comeback

Heather Diaz
March 12, 2019

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Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring with a header into the bottom corner on 18 minutes.

Benitez was effusive in his praise for Perez and Rondon after Newcastle's fifth consecutive Premier League home win.

The Toffees led 2-0 at the break through goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison and after England keeper Jordan Pickford had conceded, then saved, a Matt Ritchie penalty amid appeals for his dismissal for a foul on Salomon Rondon.

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"What an wonderful feeling", the Spanish attacker said. "Such a great comeback", Perez was quoted as saying by the BBC. The whole team defended as a unit and had spells were we looked comfortable on the ball, with moments of creativity and good off ball movement.

Opposite number Rafael Benitez, one of the few people inside St James' Park who did not believe Pickford should have received a red card, was delighted with a concerted fightback which was essential on a day when Brighton, Cardiff and Southampton all also won.

They sit six points clear of the bottom three with eight games remaining and while Perez insists they can not yet start to look upwards rather than over their shoulder, he knows how close they are.

Footballlive.ng reports that Ameobi was left gloating, after Rondon and Perez put up another brilliant partnership last weekend, as they combined well to to help the Magpies secure a come-from-behind win over Marco Silva's side. First Perez set up Rondon with a lovely flick over the top and the striker dispatched his volley with aplomb on 65 minutes.

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