The Newcastle striker continued his fine goal-scoring form against Cardiff City, and the fans took to Twitter to voice their appreciation.
Remy’s first came on the half-hour mark, his 25-yard strike beating Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall. And the on-loan striker made it two eight minutes later when Papiss Cisse’s shot was saved only for Remy to slot home the rebound.
Were it not for Marshall, this match would have been over inside the first half. But the introduction of Jordon Mutch changed the game, and Malky Mackay’s side pulled a goal back through Peter Odemwingie.
The decision to replace Remy with Jonas Gutierrez was met with confusion by many, and a look at the Frenchman’s stats explains why.
Remy had five shots during the game; four of which were on target. That was the most efforts on goal of any Newcastle player this afternoon.
In fact it was twice as many as his nearest teammate. He also played two key passes that led to chances for others and dribbled at his opponents on two occasions.
In short, he was a threat throughout his time on the pitch. But what did the fans think of both his goals and Alan Pardew’s decision to replace him with almost twenty minutes still to play?
We took to Twitter to find out, and have published a few of the best tweets below:
Loic Remy reminds me of Thierry Henry, he's tall, lanky, fast, great technique, #14 and he's class.— Ahesan (@Afg_Ahesan) October 5, 2013
Loic Remy has scored one more goal than the whole Sunderland team this season! #beauty— Emmanuel Lichfield (@ECC_Lichfield) October 5, 2013
Big win for Newcastle- just spoken to Alan pardew- he compared loic Remy's 'top draw' finishes to that of @GaryLineker— Steve Bower (@SteveBowercomm) October 5, 2013
Oh no not Jonas Gutierrez...does pardew wanna win this game or not like??
— grahamokeefe86 (@GrahamOkeeffe) October 5, 2013
We would have published more tweets responding to Gutierrez's introduction, but we could not find many that did not include at least one expletive.
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