It was not quite a matadorial entrance for Joselu, a 64th minute substitution by Rafa Benitez. There was no great outpouring of love for the Spanish forward at St James’ Park. For reasons that at times remain bewildering, the huge affection received by Aleksandar Mitrovic (currently injured) rarely comes his way. For that his has been a contentious inclusion.
Within four minutes of coming on, the £5m signing from Stoke had scored a huge goal for his club. For that he was celebrated like a hero. That equalising strike, largely self-created after an Ayoze Perez shot was deflected into his