The drought is finally over.
Newcastle United are into the fourth round of the FA Cup, and a Joelinton goal helped them on their way.
It was a comfortable night for the Magpies, leading 3-0 at half time thanks to an own goal plus strikes from Matty Longstaff and Miguel Almiron.
But the big moment came in the second half, with Joelinton getting the goal that he so desperately needed. You could tell how much it meant to him, immediately running to Steve Bruce after finding the net.
The Brazilian now has two goals this season, and hopefully this will give him the confidence boost he needs. His first season in England has been rough, and the last few weeks have been particularly testing.
But with a goal under his belt, fingers crossed he kicks on like Almiron has after he ended his goal drought. It’s only one goal and it was only a League One side, but that doesn’t matter. This goal could be key for Joelinton’s Newcastle future.
With Chelsea next up, the number nine will hopefully go on a bit of a run and score the goals he needs to justify the £40 million price tag.
For now, fans are absolutely buzzing for the forward.
Joelinton’s drought is over and fans are chuffed for him
Christ, imagine if Joelinton didn’t score in two matches against Rochdale?! Pleased he’s done it though, hopefully that’s all he needed to kick on. Good man. #NUFC
— Cliffy (@cliffy_83) January 14, 2020
Very positive night, into the 4th round, Almiron continues to score and Big Joe finally has a goal! Hopefully he goes on a run aswell now! #nufc
— Richard!⚽ (@Ding_RJ24) January 14, 2020
Absolutely buzzing for Joe incoming hatrick vs Chelsea 💃 #nufc
— chez (@ChezObrien) January 14, 2020
— Jon Lane (@jonlane86) January 14, 2020
Buzzing for Joelinton that is a man who needed a goal 🇧🇷⚽️ #NUFC
— Charlie B (@CharIieBennett) January 14, 2020
Get in there Joe! that’ll do wonders for his confidence man…
Hopefully! ⚪⚫🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 #NUFC
— Kris (@geordiekris83) January 14, 2020
— Liam Scott (@liamscott1991) January 14, 2020
Joey Linton, he scores when he wants.#nufc
— Matthew Norton (@Matt_J_Norton) January 14, 2020