DeAndre Yedlin has paid tribute to Newcastle's strikes despite having scored only one goal so far this season.
Joelinton's win at Tottenham on August 25 remains the only £ 40m strike £ the summer signing since his arrival from Hoffenheim, while Frenchman Allan Saint-Maximin has not yet opened his account.
Paraguay international Miguel Almiron has now gone 22 matches without a goal since his £ 21 million transfer from Atlanta United in January.
In fact, seven of the club's last nine goals have come from defenders with Yedlin and Ciaran Clark, who are joint-top scorers with midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on two, firing the Magpies to a 2-1 Premier League victory over Bournemouth.
However, the 26-year-old American international said: "Many people look at the attacker and think, 'What are you doing? ". But what many do not know is the defensive work that strikers do for us.
“They make the game a lot easier for us with their pressing and the way they push. They do a lot of the dirty work and deserve the credit as well.
"It goes a little unnoticed, but it's a massive help for us."
It was Yedlin's ability to emerge from the right wing that drew Newcastle back into Saturday's match as he canceled Harry Wilson's opener for the guests with a spectacular diving head – the goal that survived control by the video assistant referee.
Asked about his initially muted party, he said: "Nobody wants to look stupid by celebrating an offside goal, but at the end of the day it counted.
“I did exactly what I needed to do to get the ball back in the net. I know when Allan Saint-Maximin has the ball in that situation and he comes back to shoot, I have to take a gamble and come in.
“I didn't know if it was on target, but I might as well do it on target. I didn't really know much about it at first and didn't hear the crowd respond, so maybe I thought it was offside.
"It went to the VAR and fortunately it counted."
Clark's close 52 minutes eventually won the day, but Yedlin's efforts – his third for the Magpies and his first at St James & # 39; Park – proved to be a suitable way to atone for his failure in the build-up to Wilson's goal.
He said, "I should be on Josh King for that one, so it was good I scored to make up for it. I lost concentration on it, but it happens and that's why you have teammates around you. "
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