Newcastle claim first win of the season as Ayoze Pérez header fells Watford

Ki Sung-yueng had turned into something of an invisible man since joining Newcastle last summer but on Saturday he stepped off the bench and out of the shadows to create a potentially season-transforming goal for Ayoze Pérez.

At the 11th attempt Newcastle had finally won a Premier League game. True, there were extended passages of play when they rode their luck against Watford but with Federico Fernández excelling in central defence the afternoon ended on a rare note of Tyneside optimism.

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