Newcastle United are through to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup after a comfortable win at home to League Two side Luton Town on Saturday.
The Magpies raced to a 3-0 lead before half-time with all the goals scored in a nine minute period from the 30th minute, a double from Ayoze Perez, who was also involved in the build up to Jonjo Shelvey’s goal.
Danny Hylton pulled one back for the visitors after half-time, but Rafa Benitez’s side weathered a spirited showing from the underdogs to hold on for a 3-1 victory.
Fans were relieved to book their place in the next round and delighted with the showing of Perez, who scored his second and third goals in just two matches after netting against Stoke on January 1st.
Supporters are now hoping he gets an extended run in the team to build on his confident showings, desperate to find a striker that can score consistently in the Premier League.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
#nufc delighted for perez!!! round 4 here we come? compared to recent years, this is a cup run!!
perez has the quality, he needs a run in the side to show how good he really is!!!!!
— andrew nattrass (@andynattrass123) January 6, 2018
That 3rd goal today was excellent. Perez, Gayle and Shelvey, when all are in form, should be starting every game. #NUFC
— ByTheMinute NUFC⚫️⚪️ (@ByTheMinNUFC) January 6, 2018
Well done again AP! Bossed it 🤜🏻💯🔥
— Dave84 🏴🏳🏴🏳nufc southwest Mag (@dave6869) January 6, 2018
— Jake Potter (@jakeypotter) January 6, 2018
— Duncan Preston (@DuncanPreston3) January 6, 2018
You bossed it today. Expected against that opposition but a nice confidence booster either way!
— chetan chohan (@ChetanChohan7) January 6, 2018
That’ll do nicely. Ayoze amongst the goals again too. Should mean they’ll be confident going into the Swansea match #NUFC
— David McNair (@davemcnair16) January 6, 2018
Great win today ayoze back in form 3 goals in two games hope he brings his scoring boots to the Swansea game. And even better news lascelles injury is not bad we need him in defense #NUFC 🏴🏳️🏴🏳️
— 🇮🇪Shane⚑⚐⚑⚐TOON ARMY (@srxx29crotch) January 6, 2018