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Dwight Gayle | Forward | #16

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 161

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Newcastle has confirmed that their move for Crystal Palace forward Dwight Gayle has been finalized as the former Crystal Palace man has signed a five-year deal with the Magpies.
Newcastle are certainly not slowing down their spending after being relegated. As the transfer window officially opens they have announced the signings of Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle. The new arrivals have been somewhat offset by the departure of Andros Townsend. The dual arrivals could mean that there might be another player from last season's team (Georginio Wijnaldum?) leaving this summer but it could just be a concerted effort to ensure that promotion is earned after this season. Fri, Jul 1, 2016 11:32:00 AM

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Newcastle United are expected to announce the signing of Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace while winger Andros Townsend travels in the opposite direction.

Gayle was pictured on Tyneside following talks with United and will sign a five-year deal, reportedly to be worth in the region of £8.5million. The 25-year-old joins following a frustrating spell at Selhurst Park in which he failed to nail down a regular starting spot. Gayle becomes the second addition to the United squad this week joining former Gent goalkeeper Matz Sels. However, there could be yet further deals to be done over the next 24-48 hours as Rafa Benitez begins to shape his Championship squad. Crystal Palace have triggered Andros Townsend’s release clause stealing a march on the likes of Watford and West Ham while AFC Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie has already been lined up as a potential replacement.
Source: The Guardian
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is keen to submit a £10 million bid for Crystal Palace forward Dwight Gayle this summer.

The Crystal Palace striker could be tempted into a change of scenery this summer despite just signing a new four-year contract with the Eagles in April. The 25-year-old scored three goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season but didn't break into the first team much after turning down a move to Bristol City in the winter transfer window. Gayle has emerged as a top target for Benitez in the summer transfer window with players like Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend expected to move on.
Source: Daily Mail
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 02:09:00 PM

Dwight Gayle scored twice and that was all the Eagles needed to overcome Stoke City 2-1 in Week 37 action.

Gayle was the beneficiary of a mazy Yannick Bolasie run for his first goal which equalized Charlie Adam's opener. Gayle's second came from a free kick and won the match for the suddenly alive-again Eagles. Neither side had a great deal to play for but Palace will be happy to put a miserable second half behind them.
Sat, May 7, 2016 12:23:00 PM

Crystal Palace will find Dwight Gayle on the training table once again this season after the forward sustained a glute/hip injury.

Along with a minor shoulder injury to Wilfried Zaha, the forward sustained the injury after getting the start in Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Everton amid reports that he has signed a new contract with the club. Manager Alan Pardew suggested that the hope is Gayle could use this week to recover and be fit for next weekend's FA Cup semifinal with Watford: "No, Dwight Gayle won't make this game (Arsenal). I don't actually think he'll make Man United, but a possibility for the semi-final, probably." That means Connor Wickham is likely to start while Emmanuel Adebayor or Bakary Sako could also get a look at leading the formation.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Crystal Palace may finally see the end of its attacking woes with Dwight Gayle and Connor Wickham set to return for the weekend match against Watford.

Pardew expressed hope that the club's goalscoring struggles will come to an end soon: "Gayley is hopefully available, he's trained this week. Connor returns after his ban. So it's a little bit better." Gayle has missed the past month with a hamstring injury after almost leaving the club in the winter transfer window. Wickham also returns from his three-match ban for violent conduct after elbowing Jan Vertonghen in the face in Week 24. Even if he is fully fit, it's very unlikely Gayle will start this weekend against Watford, although Wickham has a chance despite Emmanuel Adebayor's arrival. However, it's best to stay away from the Palace attack in your fantasy outings until the Eagles get back to their scoring ways, having scored only three goals during their ongoing eight-match league winless streak.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Crystal Palace will be without Dwight Gayle and Mile Jedinak against Southampton this weekend along with Bakary Sako as the Eagles look to follow up their last home victory—a 5-1 win against Newcastle.

The club confirmed Gayle suffered a setback after only just returning from a hamstring injury that kept him out for nearly a month. The forward aggravated the injury as a second-half sub in Monday's 1-1 draw with Everton. Jedinak, a starter on Monday, turned his ankle in training earlier this week and will not feature as well. Sako continues to recover from a hamstring injury and his initial diagnosis schedules him to return in the next week, but Saturday will come too soon. Wilfried Zaha is expected to return to the starting lineup after his suspension while Connor Wickham should continue to start up top.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh are in the travel roster for the weekend trip to Everton after returning fit from their respective injuries.

Chamakh has been named on the bench during the club's last two league matches while Gayle has missed the last month after suffering a grade two hamstring tear. Gayle has started four games for the Eagles this season but has yet to score in the Premier League. The return comes at a good time for the club, who will be without Bakary Sako (injury) and Wilfried Zaha (yellow card suspension) against a streaking Everton side.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Crystal Palace forward Dwight Gayle will miss up to a month after suffering a Grade Two tear in his hamstring, the club confirmed.

Gayle missed Palace's 2-1 away win at Liverpool on Sunday and was replaced in the starting lineup up top by Bakary Sako. But reinforcements have arrived as Connor Wickham returned on Sunday as a second-half substitute, his first appearance for the club since Week 2 after overcoming separate rib and calf injuries. However, due to the international break, Gayle may only miss one match depending on the progression of his recovery.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 11:17:00 AM

It was a busy first half for Dwight Gayle as he managed to draw a penalty and two yellow cards of his own as Crystal Palace dropped a 3-1 decision to West Ham.

Gayle looked like he might end up being one of Palace's heroes on the day as he drew a penalty from Carl Jenkinson. Yohan Cabaye converted the spot kick and drew Palace level in the 25th minute only minutes after Jenkinson had opened the scoring. The script was flipped on Gayle as he committed a second unnecessary caution-able offense in the 44th minute and was sent off. Crystal Palace defended valiantly a man down but couldn't quite make it to full time with a draw and saw the Hammers score in the 88th minute and then again in stoppage time for the final 3-1 score.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Crystal Palace have accepted a bid for out-of-favour striker Dwight Gayle from Bristol City, thought to be in the region of £6 million pounds…

The writing has been on the wall for Dwight Gayle for a while. The arrival of Patrick Bamford and Connor Wickham in the summer relegated the 24-year-old striker to 4th, possibly 5th in the pecking order. Glenn Murray spearheaded a 4-5-1 formation in their opening match at Norwich, with Bamford and Gayle unused substitutes. Such is the strength in depth at Palace now that Yannick Bolasie was also benched, with Wilfried Zaha (a goal) and Jason Puncheon (an assist) providing attacking thrust from wide. Bristol City are yet to speak to Gayle – and he would have to accept a drop in division, of course – but Palace chairman has confirmed a bid has been accepted. The fee is reported to be £6m, which was the same amount Palace paid Peterborough in 2013.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 07:33:00 AM

Norwich City are monitoring out-of-favor Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle…

It has been a frustrating summer so far for the Canaries, with no major signing to tweet about so far. The deal for Argentine striker Joaquin Larrivey fell through at the last moment and the proposed move for winger Robbie Brady is apparently on hold (Hull want £6m – almost double Norwich boss Alex Neil’s offer). So attention has turned to Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle. The 25-year-old is reported to be ‘anxious’ about game time at Selhurst Park having only started 11 matches last season. And persistent stories about the possible capture of Charlie Austin and Loic Remy can’t be doing his anxiety any good. Norwich could offer a solution and his stock is high at the moment, scoring a hat-trick in a recent friendly at Barnet.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 05:53:00 AM

Crystal Palace fought back from 2-0 down against Burnley to win 3-2 in a thrilling match at Turf Moor.

Crystal Palace maintained Alan Pardew's 100% start as manager in the most unlikely circumstances at Turf Moor. The match looked over after just 16 minutes as Ben Mee headed in his first goal for Burnley from Kieran Trippier's corner, before Danny Ings made it 2-0 after Scott Arfield's pass. However, Dwight Gayle made it 2-1 from Wilfried Zaha's cross before Jason Puncheon levelled from 25 yards at the start of the second half. It turned in an end to end battle and it was Gayle who completed the comeback when he controlled Puncheon's deep cross and fired the ball under Tom Heaton. The Eagles move up 12th while Burnley remain one place above the relegation zone.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has urged Dwight Gayle to prove his worth after the striker slipped down the pecking order at Selhurst Park.

24-year-old Gayle has struggled to hold down a starting role for Palace, despite netting six goals in his brief appearances this season. Warnock admits the former Peterborough player has failed to impress in training and was ‘disappointed’ with his contribution as a late substitute in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Stoke. The Eagles boss has reiterated his plans to dip in to the transfer in market in January for a proven goal-scorer, and reports suggest his club are interested in Swansea duo Bafetimbi Gomis and Michu.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:37:00 AM

Dwight Gayle scored a first-half hat-trick as Crystal Palace eased past Walsall and into the third round of the Capital One Cup.

This was a much needed confidence booster for the Eagles, who have lost their first two Premier League games and are continuing to struggle without a manager. Gayle has shown moments of class since signing with the club in the summer of 2013 including a brace of goals to derail Liverpool's title challenge back in May, and his hat-trick last night should earn the striker the opportunity to start against Newcastle in Week 3.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 04:27:00 AM