Dwight Gayle is a footballer I have never quite understood. With his ruthless ability to score at will in England’s second division, he is one of the main reasons we bounced back to the Premier League so comfortably.
However, since wearing black and white in the top flight, he has seemed to lack confidence in front of goal causing him to be a squad player, rather than the first name on the team sheet.
- Position: Centre Forward (Left Winger, Right Winger)
- Date of Birth: 17.10.1990
- Place of Birth: London, England
- Preferred Foot: Right
- Height: 177cm / 5′ 8″
- Previous Clubs: Ryan (2007-09), Stansted (2009-2011), Dagenham & Redbridge (2011-2013), Peterborough United (2013), Crystal Palace (2013-2016)
- Newcastle United Transfer Date: 01.06.2016
- Newcastle United Transfer Fee: £10,800,000
- Squad Number: #12
- Social Media: @dwightgayle
Gayle’s Best NUFC Moments
Newcastle 4-3 Norwich
Scoring a hatrick in any game is memorable enough, but Dwight Gayle went one better and completed his hatrick in part of a promotion-inspiring comeback against a fellow title challenger.
Leeds 0-2 Newcastle
Gayle continued his deadly form in the Championship throughout our promotion season. Another great moment came away at Leeds, scoring a brace as we left Elland Road with all 3 points.
Newcastle 4-0 Birmingham
In a key period of our Championship season, Dwight Gayle stood tall when we needed him most. Winless in 3 matches, the striker completed a perfect first half hatrick to place us back on top spot.
Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea
Dwight Gayle has often struggled to find his goalscoring touch in the Premier League. This was not the case in our final fixture of the 2017/18 season as he bagged in a convincing win over Chelsea, earning us a top half finish.
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