Wright Hits Out At Wijnaldum

Last updated : 21 January 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

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Pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun that he is a little concerned that Newcastle playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum has yet to score away from home.

Newcastle recorded a much-needed 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday, with Dutch international Wijnaldum scoring the second goal in that victory.

The 25-year-old, who signed for Newcastle from PSV Eindhoven in a blockbuster move over the summer, has become a firm fan favourite for his goalscoring displays.

That goal against West Ham was his ninth of the season, but an intriguing stat has been pointed out about his goal tally - all of them have come at St. James' Park.

Goals against Southampton, Chelsea, Norwich City, Liverpool, Manchester United and now West Ham have all come at home, with Wijnaldum yet to open his scoring away from Tyneside.

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Now, pundit Ian Wright has spoken about this statistical quirk, telling The Sun that he finds it 'strange' that such a good player isn't scoring away from home.

Wright asked whether Wijnaldum simply isn't try to get forward as much away from home, or whether he's missing too many chances on the road - but noted that as long as he's scoring, wherever it may be, Newcastle will still be happy with his performances.

"To score that many goals at home, and not score away from home...is he not trying to get into the box like he does at Newcastle?

"You see him there, he's always trying to get into the box.

"Is he missing loads of chances away from home?

"Imagine if he did chip in with a few away from home as well, it's going to help them even more! It is strange that somebody is scoring that many, and none away from home, but as long as he's scoring, I'm sure Newcastle are going to be happy."