QPR striker Charlie Austin backs Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez on Twitter

Charlie Austin

The QPR striker felt Perez's booking against Tottenham was harsh.

Ayoze Perez was the hero today for Newcastle United as they picked up a hard-fought 2-1 win at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur.

It was the first defeat for Spurs in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and it came in dramatic fashion with a late strike from the Spanish striker.

Earlier in the game he had come close to scoring already.

He was tackled by Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen six yards out from goal in a 50-50 challenge which might have ended in a goal.

Bizarrely it was an incident which saw him booked by the referee, perhaps due to the amateur dramatics of Tottenham's Belgian defender.

It was a decision which had QPR striker Charlie Austin completely baffled.

He tweeted:

 

Of course Austin, a master of the art of six-yard action, has in fact been linked with Newcastle United on more than one occasion recently - with the Chronicle Live reporting the interest as recently as two weeks ago.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-sunderland-target-charlie-austin-10539316

Newcastle fans will be hoping to see Austin going in for efforts like this in their colours in the future.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch