Newcastle star fulfils his life-long dream... of doing 'the Shearer'

Paul Dummett has revealed his celebration against Crystal Palace was a dream of his since childhood.

Paul Dummett has revealed on Twitter that his celebration against Crystal Palace was something he has dreamed of doing since he was young.

Indeed, after scoring a diving header to give Newcastle United a 3-2 win at Palace after extra time, the 23-year-old threw his hands in the air like he just didn't care... and then emulated a certain Alan Shearer - the legendary former Newcastle striker.

And Dummett admits the iconic celebration is something he has dreamed of doing for years.

After Dummett's winner, Newastle boss Alan Pardew told reporters: "Paul's a local lad. He's having to prove to the Newcastle public that he's good enough.

"It's hard for players to come through the academy these days. He does what it says on the tin. He's a tough tackler, he's good going forward. His goal summed him up. It was all effort, commitment."

The 23-year-old and his team-mates now have to find their first win of the Premier League season from somewhere.

They will hope it can come at the Britannia Stadium, where the Magpies travel to face Stoke City on Monday night.

Meanwhile, Newcastle face a tough tie in the next round of the Capital One Cup, with Pardew's side travelling to the Etihad Stadium to face defending champions Manchester City.

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