Alan Pardew: “You know he is going try something.
“He is going to make a moment and when he has a hot day. He is going to punish teams.
“He’s a little bit like (Samir) Nasri and Silva for Man City.
"He has that quality on the corners of the box to take that extra second, that extra moment to make the pass, and I was really pleased with him.
“I thought he might struggle, especially against the champions, physically, but I thought he coped quite well, and that was really pleasing.”