Richarlison finally delivers upon return from injury despite tremendous inconsistency

Tottenham's Brazilian striker netted his first non-headed goals with a brace to bring home three points in a 4-1 win over Newcastle.
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United - Premier League
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Finally, after five consecutive matches of going 1-0 up yet avoiding the win, Tottenham were able to gather three points, and who else to do it but the player who has faced a similar drought.

Starting the game as the point of attack, Richy linked up with Sonny in the 38th minute for his first score. Then, in the 60th, he found himself on the end of a perfectly placed Pedro Porro through-ball.

The Brazlian was Tottenham's most expensive signing heading into the 22/23 season under Antonio Conte, coming in at a massive £50m before add-ons.

Prior to the match, the striker had just two goals across 39 league games with Spurs. His stats, while not incredible, look slightly better with 14 goal contributions across 49 match appearances.

Onlookers should note that the appearances stat can be somewhat misleading. In total the ex-Everton player has only come on for 2,177 minutes in a Spurs shirt, which comes out to just over 24 90-minute matches. Most fans could agree that 14 goal contributions in 24 games is not necessarily worthy of the criticism the player has received. Of course, the fact of the matter however is that his goals have not been at all consistent, making it hard to rely on his output and selection for the starting XI.

There have been talks of a potential Saudi-move this upcoming transfer window, and the door to such a deal may not be entirely closed. However, if the player can really start to find his form now, Ange may have some thinking to do.

It's too early to say how things will shape up, but with the current injury crisis in North London the Brazilian will definitely be getting the playing time to try and prove himself.