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Magpies strikers are doing the dirty work, says Yedlin

Newcastle United 2 Bournemouth 1

DeAndre Yedlin
DeAndre Yedlin

By Staff Reporter

DeAndre Yedlin has hailed the efforts of Newcastle's strikers despite the fact they have scored only one goal between them so far this season.

Joelinton's winner at Tottenham at August 25 remains the £40million summer signing's sole strike since his arrival from Hoffenheim, while Frenchman Allan Saint-Maximin is yet to open his account.

Paraguay international Miguel Almiron has now gone 22 games without a goal since his £21million transfer from Atlanta United in January.

Indeed, seven of the club's last nine goals have come from defenders with Yedlin and Ciaran Clark, who is joint-top scorer with midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on two, firing the Magpies to this victory over Bournemouth.

However, Yedlin, the 26-year-old USA international said: "A lot of people look at the attackers and think, 'What are you doing?'. But what a lot of people don't realise is the defensive work that strikers do for us.

"They make the game a lot easier for us with their pressing and the way they push. They are doing a lot of the dirty work and deserve the credit as well.

"It goes a bit unnoticed, but it's a massive help for us."

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