Four goals from five shots: Giorginio Wijnaldum the star in Newcastle defeat of Norwich

St James Park

The Dutchman's goals weren't his only strong point as he was impressive in all areas in the big win over the Canaries.

After a poor start to the season, the pressure has been growing on Newcastle and Steve McClaren in recent weeks.

They needed a big result against Norwich on Sunday, and produced just that as they blew away the Canaries in an impressive 6-2 victory at St James Park.

Dutchman Giorginio Wijnaldum was the start of the show in the game as he bagged four of the six goals in a display that has gone a long way to justifying his relatively big price tag this summer.

We decided to take a look at his stats to see just how good he was.

  MatchGoalsTotal Scoring AttPen Area EntriesPass SuccessFinal Third Pass SuccesTouch Success
Georginio Wijnaldum Newcastle vs Norwich 4 5 4 77% 76% 100%

Starting with his goals, Wijnaldum bagged four in the game, but more impressive is the fact that he got them from just five efforts, an 80% shooting accuracy.

Indeed, nothing shows his desire to get a goal as much as the number of times he managed to get into the penalty area, as he enjoyed four penalty area entries throughout the game.

Elsewhere, even his passing was impressive as he made 36 in the game and enjoyed a passing success of 77%, while his passing in the final third was equally impressive with 76% of his final third passes proving successful.

Even the Dutchman’s touch was impeccable throughout, as he had 58 in total with none of them proving to be unsuccessful, a stat that shows just how on form he was on the afternoon.

An impressive performance from Wijnaldum in all areas though, who has quickly adapted to the Premier League and become a Magpies star since joining in the summer.

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