Jamaal Lascelles: A Newcastle hero!
After scoring the winner for Newcastle at Swansea just a week ago (picture above), Jamaal Lascelles is turning into a captain fantastic for the Toon Army.
Newcastle made it three wins in three after a ropey Premier League start and are, much to their amazement, in fourth place.
Tottenham’s failure to beat Swansea at Wembley meant Newcastle remain in fourth place after the win over Stoke.
And, only an Arsenal win at Chelsea, with big goal difference would shift Newcastle from a remarkable position early on in the season.
Newcastle 2 – Stoke 1
Matt Ritchie was arguably the architect of the victory over Stoke, as he set up both goals.
Christian Atsu grabbed the opener and after Xherdan Shaqiri had equalised it was Jamaal Lascelles who won all three points for the second game running.
Newcastle fans can now look forward to two fascinating games before the next international break.
The Toon head to Brighton, who they battled for promotion with next week. And, then host Liverpool on Sunday in two weeks, at St James’ Park.
Jamaal Lascelles’ mum posts hilarious Tweet after Newcastle win over Stoke
Arguably the most amusing angle on the Lascelles winner for Newcastle v Stoke is his mum’s reaction on Twitter.
After the goal went in, Jill Lascelles posted the following on Twitter:
Costing me a fortune , from his academy days at nffc, it’s always been a fiver a goal 😩
— jill lascelles (@JillLascelles) September 16, 2017
Surely now Jamaal Lascelles is on Premier League wages with Newcastle, he doesn’t make his mother pay up after every goal?!
Lascelles is a centre back so doesn’t score that often. He claimed three last season in the Championship. In 43 appearances.
But, at 23 and already captain of Newcastle, Lascelles is clearly improving at a rapid rate.
Fan Footage of the Jamal Lascelles winner for Newcastle v Stoke
He defo deserves more than a fiver! Another cracking goal! View of it from my seat pic.twitter.com/zG0hHNuAjo
— Victoria Najafi (@GeordieVic) September 16, 2017