Newcastle picked up another point on Saturday, but Joselu did his best to make it three.
The Spaniard was a halftime substitute, coming off the bench to replace Salomon Rondon. The on-loan forward struggled at Selhurst Park, whereas Joselu was lively up top.
He didn’t receive much service in the second half, but looked the Newcastle player most likely to create something.
Goal of the season chance
Newcastle’s best chance of the second half fell to Joselu, when a neat move forwards saw Matt Ritchie pick out his teammate with a header.
Joselu, like Ronaldo or Gareth Bale, threw his body in the air and hit an almost impeccable overhead kick. Sadly, the effort was straight at Wayne Hennessey.
But the former Stoke player remained industrious throughout, working hard up top as Newcastle defended for their lives once again.
He also had a penalty shout turned down, doing a lot more than Rondon did during the first half.
What did Newcastle fans have to say about Joselu?
Forget the name Joselu lads…..he did more than Rondon did in 3 minutes when he came one!
If Rondon’s injured fine but he did absolutely nothing first half. I can’t remember him touching the ball once #nufc
— Lee Johnson RAFA! (@Lee18_92Johnson) September 22, 2018
Is joselu….. good?
— Greg Troxell NUFC (@nufc_greg) September 22, 2018
Thought Fernandez and Yedlin were defensively excellent today.
Oh and where are all the Joselu haters?#NUFC
— David Mcgivern (@davemcg1) September 22, 2018
Never thought I’d say this but Joselu has been miles better than Rondon so far this season. #NUFC
— Cola (@Percycola) September 22, 2018
Joselu is impressing me more each time I watch him I have to admit. Posed much more of a threat today than Rondon
— Cory Jay Graham (@Coryjgraham) September 22, 2018
Fernandez and Yedlin were absolutely fantastic today, Joselu put a canny shift in after he came on at HT! #NUFC
— Ste Dodds (@_sdodds) September 22, 2018
While he may not be the most talented forward in the world, Joselu has impressed so far this season, and looked much more of a threat than Rondon did.
The thing that will annoy fans is that Joselu’s hard work came on another day when Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic scored having left the club this summer.