YOUNG guns Ayoze Perez, Paul Dummett and Mehdi Abeid earned glowing praise from Alan Pardew after Newcastle United’s victory over Liverpool.
The trio – aged 21, 23 and 21 respectively – all played starring roles in the 1-0 win, and Pardew was particularly impressed with Dummett, who helped keep Raheem Sterling quiet.
He said: “Dummett was outstanding, the player of the game, as he was against the best offensive player in the league. He really did a great job.
“He got every decision right, and I can’t think of any impact Sterling really had.
“For Paul, it was a real feather in his cap, but the back four were terrific.”
Abeid came in for his Premier League debut and on him, Pardew said: “Abeid has impressed us this season. His performance at Manchester City (in the League Cup last week) was better than against Liverpool.”
Perez scored the winner for the second week in a row, Pardew saying: “He has a lot to learn about the English Premier League, but if something falls for him, he’ll score.
“His hold-up play and his general strength for this division really isn’t there at the moment, but he has just got that little knack and it’s a lovely knack to have.”