Newcastle United fans have been full of praise for Ayoze Perez after the forward sealed a personal milestone.
The Spaniard clocked up his 100th league game for the Magpies in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic at St James’ Park.
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) April 2, 2017
The 23-year-old did not get on the scoresheet himself as Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie found the back of the net.
He only played in the final 10 minutes of the match after coming on as a substitute for Gayle, but it was an important appearance in terms of his personal achievements.
The result means that Newcastle maintain their position at the top of the Championship, but they only have a one-point advantage over second-placed Brighton.
Ten points separate themselves from the playoffs, so it is becoming ever more likely that the Magpies’ route back to the Premier League will be via automatic promotion.
Perez has contributed to the effort by scoring six goals and making five others in 30 Championship appearances, 19 of which were starts.
After tweeting his joy at sealing a century of league matches, fans were quick to praise.
@AyozePG Love you Ayoze. Hope you have many years in Newcastle!
— Morgan™ (@paulm1980) April 2, 2017
@AyozePG Awesome achievement ayoze and love your attitude⚫⚪promotion next!
— NUFC Centre (@NUFC_Centre) April 2, 2017
— Ellen (@ellenjayne16) April 2, 2017
@AyozePG love you Ayoze ❤️
— matty is okay. (@MattyFenwickATC) April 2, 2017
@AyozePG Didn't think you'd played that many ayo! Congrats buddy, here's to 100 more!
— Dom Upton ÷ (@Dom_Upton99) April 3, 2017
@AyozePG Congratulations Ayoze, looking forward to seeing you in the Premier League next season.????
— Toonfan (@a1897taylor) April 3, 2017
@AyozePG well done mate ☺️ The toon army are all behind you ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️
— Jack Todd (@xXjacktoddXx) April 2, 2017
— Mitchell Hopper (@MitchellHopper) April 2, 2017
@AyozePG Can't believe it has been 100 games already still remember when you signed and all thought you were one for the future, congratulations
— Twinny (@Twinny1x2) April 2, 2017
@AyozePG Congrats Ayoze here's to many more!
— Marie (@smailliwnoot) April 2, 2017