Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth: Matchwinner Salomon Rondon repays Rafas faith – 5 things we learned

Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth: Matchwinner Salomon Rondon repays Rafa\s faith - 5 things we learned

Premier League highlights: 5 talking points from Saturdays action

Jamie Redknapp explains why hes picked Salomon Rondon in Premier League team of the week but chooses a surprise Newcastle player as well.

Good to see at last something positive to talk about in terms of Newcastle United on the pitch and Jamie Redknapp is amongst those who have taken notice.

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Selecting his Premier League team of the week, the former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder has chosen two of Newcastles starting eleven from Saturday.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],themag_co_uk-medrectangle-3,ezslot_1]));

The King Power stands are a sea of scarves already, every fan wrapping the free gift around their necks ready to hold aloft during the two-minute silence. Dozens of volunteers helped shift the huge memorial of shorts and flowers from outside the North Stand to beside car park E, and it has been visited steadily by hundreds throughout the day.

Jamie Redknapp saying Rondons second goal, was a brilliant, old-fashioned centre forwards header, the goal also proving to be a match winner.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],themag_co_uk-medrectangle-4,ezslot_0]));

Finally, with just days of the window to spare, he joined on loan. Three months later, however, and Rondon was yet to score in the Premier League. He had seen more of the treatment room than the penalty box. That all changed here. Two goals, three points and one heroic performance very much in keeping with the fabled No.9 jersey.

Redknapp adding: Finally, it looks like they have a player who can make the most of Matt Ritchies pinpoint crosses.

Very lively start at Huddersfield where both goalkeepers had already made brilliant stop before Pritchard fired the home side ahead. Its going to be different to last season when West Ham won 4-1. By the close of play, both Cardiff  and Huddersfield could be out the bottom three

After Rondon, I would have said the likes of Fernandez, Ki and Dubravka were the next best performers, all having great games and generating a very good spine of the team with Rondon.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],themag_co_uk-box-4,ezslot_2]));

Adam Crafton at St Marys: Southampton thought they had this match wrapped up. On 66 minutes, Charlie Austin swept a strike home from the edge of the penalty area and it appeared that Mark Hughes side had overcome a week of uncertainty by recapturing that winning feeling. 

The defender as always gave his best in an energetic display but he wasnt one of Newcastles better players. He did however, do very well when creating the opening goal for Rondon and this is no doubt the main reason he ended up being selected.

No doubt, Redknapp and others pick these best elevens mainly from brief highlights and players creating and scoring goals standing out. On that theme I saw the Tottenham match and I thought Foyth was pretty poor at the back yet Jamie Redknapp has picked him, presumably because he scored the winner, rather than for his defending…

What a brilliant, old-fashioned centre forwards header from Salomon Rondon for Newcastle against Bournemouth.

Using his strength to outmuscle Nathan Ake, he flung himself at the ball to fire his team to victory.

The 29-year old netted a brace for the Magpies against AFC Bournemouth at the weekend – taking his tally up to three goals in eight games for the North East club since his arrival on loan from the Baggies in the summer.

Finally, it looks like they have a player who can make the most of Matt Ritchies pinpoint crosses.

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie (Hayden 74), Diame (Atsu 80), Ki , Kenedy (Clark 78), Rondon, Perez

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has hinted that the club will be in talks to sign West Bromwich Albion loanee Salomon Rondon on a permanent deal at the end of the season, according to reports from the Northern Echo.

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“I dont know the terms of the contract or when we discuss that – if he keeps scoring goals, Lee Charnley will be looking at the terms of the contract and worrying about that”, the Spaniard said.

I went right off Redknapp when he decided to put the knife in Rafa at the beginning of the season. I thought initially that it must have been something to do with Liverpool but then twigged – the fat Barsteward`s a mate of his dad`s. Terrible abuse of a privileged position.

The 28-year old, who returned from a short spell on the sidelines against Leeds United at the weekend, netted his 9th goal in 15 games for the Baggies, who now sit 5th after an emphatic victory at the weekend.

And now hes knocking about with that mega – rich Goldsmith lass,not fair,he was an average player and is a useless pundit. But as you say….

Things never really worked out at The Hawthorns for Rondon during his short spell with the club, so the news that Newcastle may be looking to sign him permanently will be music to Albion fans’ ears.

Newcastle made it two successive wins thanks to Salomon Rondon, Leicester paid tribute and Charlie Austin was left raging

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