Siem de Jong promises an end to Newcastle United's goal troubles

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Siem de Jong has vowed that Alan Pardew's side will find the back of the net more often - but only if people stop 'talking about it all the time.'

Newcastle United have struggled in the final third during their opening three Premier League clashes, although their third game brought three goals all at once at St James' Park.

The problem for Pardew was that Crystal Palace also scored three, meaning the Magpies have now registered just two points out of a possible nine.

But De Jong, who traded Amsterdam for Tyneside for £6 million this summer, says Newcastle have the players to score goals.

"I think there are players who can score," De Jong told the Shields Gazette.

“We shouldn’t be talking about it all the time. If you talk about not scoring all the time, it gets into your head.

“Everybody wants to score – especially the attacking players. We shouldn’t worry about that too much.

“Manu [Riviere] and [Remy] Cabella are also new and also need a little bit of time. It’s always a little difficult at the start of the season when you fit in new players.

“You have to get used to each other - hopefully, we can get better in the coming weeks.”

  ShotsGoalsBig Chances CreatedBig Chances ScoredPlayed
Arsenal 51 5 7 4 3
Chelsea 50 11 7 7 3
Queens Park Rangers 46 1 4 1 3
Newcastle United 41 3 3 1 3
Liverpool 40 6 4 4 3

As Opta stats show, Newcastle have taken the fourth-highest amount of shots in the Premier League so far this term.

However, 41 attempts at goal have yielded just three goals - a rate that only Queens Park Rangers have managed to top in terms of profligacy.

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