Alan Shearer has praised Joe Willock after the Arsenal loanee matched the Newcastle United legend’s long-standing scoring document.
Willock has been an immediate success within the north east following his January mortgage transfer from the Emirates Stadium, serving to comfortably maintain the Magpies within the Premier League regardless of relegation considerations on the flip of the yr.
The 21-year-old’s first objective within the black and white got here towards Southampton on February 6, earlier than ready till April 4 till he netted once more – within the 2-2 house draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
But that objective towards Spurs kick-started a now record-equalling run for the Magpies, and one set by the legendary Shearer method again in 1996.
The Arsenal youngster scored the opener within the last day conflict towards Fulham at Craven Cottage at present (Sunday) to make it seven video games in succession he has discovered the again of the web.
Those objectives have come towards Spurs, West Ham, Liverpool, Leicester City, Man City, Sheffield United and his newest towards the Cottagers.
After matching Shearer’s 25-year document, the Premier League’s all-time main goalscorer took to Twitter to share his appreciation.
“Yesssssss @Joewillock once more,” Shearer posted. “7 on the spin.” The tweet was additionally accompanied by 4 clapping hand emojis.
Willock, whose Arsenal future is unsure with Newcastle eager for him to return, bought his latst objective by breaking from halfway inside his personal half at Craven Cottage earlier than firing house.
Shearer has made no secret of his need to see Willock again at St James’ Park subsequent season.
He mentioned on Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust’s finish of season talk-in: “I believe the standout signing is apparent, it is staring us within the face and we’ve got him already.
“I jokingly mentioned on Match of the Day the opposite evening about enjoying a for a giant membership, however there’s a bit bit of fact in it.
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“I might love him to come and pattern 52,000 at St James’ Park when it is rocking, when it is going properly and we’re getting the suitable outcomes.
“The reception one of his objectives would get… I believe it is an absolute no-brainer.
“Newcastle have to try to break the financial institution and get him right here. Whether we are going to or not, I do not know, however I bloody properly hope so.”