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Weight lifted - Joelinton scores as Newcastle United progress.

A much needed goal for Newcastle's number nine.

Newcastle United v Rochdale AFC - FA Cup Third Round: Replay Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Relief, a heavy weight lifted from a young Brazilian striker's shoulders, the sound and sight of the ball hitting the back of the net was most certainly a welcome one for Joelinton.

When any player arrives at a club with a big price tag, the level of expectations rise dramatically, even more so for an attacking player. Newcastle United spent a club record £40M on Joelinton in the summer, with a hope that the former Hoffenheim man could be the regular goalscorer the club have been missing for some years.

One hundred and forty-two days had passed since Joelinton grabbed the winner on a sweltering August afternoon against Tottenham. One hundred and forty-two days of doubts, criticism and draining of confidence.

Confidence is such a remarkable thing for a footballer, when you don't have it, you do not make the runs into the box, you do not press, you shy away from the ball because you don't want to have a poor touch. When a footballer is full of confidence, everything changes, you want that ball as soon as possible - the desire to get into the box is there.

An FA Cup replay that nobody really wanted turned out to be the perfect night for Newcastle's number nine. Of course, many will say "It's only against League One side, Rochdale". As a striker, you do not care who the opposition are, as long as your name is on the scoresheet.

Many people forget that Joelinton is only 23. A young man who is experiencing a new culture, having to learn a new language while adapting to the physicality of the Premier League.

Joelinton's teammate Miguel Almiron has shown just what confidence can do, since notching his first Newcastle goal against Crystal Palace in December, Almiron how now scored 4 in his last 7 games for the club. It is now up to Joelinton to take the confidence of scoring against Rochdale into Newcastle's next game, against Chelsea.

This could be the turning point in Joelinton's season, who said that there was no longer any magic left in the FA Cup? A 4-1 win for Newcastle in a competition they notoriously struggle in, a much needed goal for their number nine - The magic is very much alive.