Alan Pardew: "All strikers when they are not scoring don't feel like they have done their job. Goalscorers want to score goals and he is always disappointed if he hasn't scored.
"He has had a few good chances in these last few games, but that was an important goal tonight - how important, we will have to wait and see.
"He had a couple of big chances before that and snatched at them, and it just goes to show where he was, really.
"Goals can settle a player down and hopefully it will because he has not been as powerful and as good as he had been.
"It was a super performance. I am still hurting from Saturday, if I am honest because I can see on the training ground that we have got the squad in a good place.
"All the guys who came in tonight have done terrifically and therefore, that compounds the result on Saturday.
"I am not going to get carried away tonight. We are in the last 16, as we should be, but it's a reminder to us that we have got to get consistency at this football club and if we have got the group below as good as that, then that bodes well."
Source: Newcastle United Mad