PHOTO: Emmanuel Riviere scores first Newcastle United goal

Emmanuel Riviere is off the mark for Newcastle.

Newcastle United summer signing Emmanuel Riviere has scored his first goal for the club.

The Frenchman struck from open play in the Capital One cup tie away to Crystal Palace, to tie the game at 1-1 at the end of the first half.

Riviere has struggled since his summer signing from Monaco, having 11 shots in the Premier League in five matches without success.

Newcastle fans will hope his opener can spark him into life, because if the team is out of form and could do with some inspiration, which the summer additions so far have failed to provide.

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