Ayoze Perez is a footballer who’s ability creates constant debate amongst Newcastle United fans, but there could be no arguing he was the star man against Everton on Saturday.

The Spaniard led the way in a remarkable comeback against The Toffees, scoring a brace and also bagging a magnificent chipped assist for Salomon Rondon.

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A dreadful first half at St James’ Park had seen Newcastle trailing to Everton 2-0, as well as Matt Ritchie spurning the chance to equalise with a penalty.

But in the second half, it was a different story, thanks largely to Ayoze Perez.

He combined brilliantly with Rondon to get the Toon back into the match early on and then showed great striker’s instincts to snatch two goals in the final ten minutes.

It was an unbelievable turn around, and a great performance from Perez given his early season form.

It was the first time Newcastle had come back from two goals down to win a PL game since October 2003.

Perez once again celebrated his goals by putting his fingers in ears, and his critics once again fell silent.

But some fans have been quick to highlight what they believe is the real reason for his current form.

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Newcastle fans praise Almiron and Perez





Almiron bringing the best out in everyone

It’s not just Perez who has improved since Almiron’s arrival, it’s the whole team.

Newcastle have long been missing a number 10 who can link attack and defence, and they’ve finally found that player.

Perez now has less work to do in midfield and can concentrate on being a better striker. It’s no coincidence he’s suddenly scoring goals.

Despite being an attacking player, it doesn’t necessarily even matter that Almiron himself is not directly involved in every goal.

His work rate, skill and attitude inspire the rest of the team to work hard and keep pushing to attack.

Considering Almiron is still adapting to the Premier league, his impact so far has been outstanding.

He’s certainly been worth Newcastle’s transfer record fee.

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