Perez Injury Hit Newcastle Hard

Ayoze Perez scored his seventh goal in seven league games but then came off injured in the 33rd minute.

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez:

"We had the control, we created the chances to score and we expected in the second half they'd be pushing.

"They were aggressive and they were fighting to avoid relegation, we needed to keep the ball better and our counter attacks were not good.

"We couldn't do the same as the first half and were not as comfortable on the ball. They were desperate to win so we need to understand the context of the game."