Joselu ended his barren run in front of goal against Blackburn on Tuesday night.
The forward hadn’t found the net since the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in August, but was able to stab home Newcastle’s third at Ewood Park.
It will be a huge relief to Joselu to get that scoring feeling back, but once again he failed to put Salomon Rondon under any sort of pressure.
Joselu proves once again that we can’t afford to lose Rondon
The on-loan striker has been pivotal for Newcastle this season, scoring five Premier League goals. Such is his importance, Rafa Benitez refused to risk Rondon for both FA Cup ties.
Joselu was trusted to lead the line both times against Blackburn, but hardly inspired any confidence in the Newcastle faithful.
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Even his goal was offside, but I suppose it’s nice to get a refereeing decision go in our favour for once. Hopefully his goal will give the former Stoke striker some confidence, even if fans don’t have any.
Rondon is the main man at Newcastle right now. If he doesn’t play, it’s hard to see how we can win a Premier League game. That puts the Venezuelan under huge amounts of pressure.
Joselu could have relieved that pressure with a strong performance against Blackburn, but once again it wasn’t to be.