Nottingham Forest’s Premier League second leg ends in defeat to Newcastle


Fabian Schar’s negligence and Callum Wilson’s brazenness that ensured Nottingham Forest’s long-awaited return to the Premier League ended in defeat to Newcastle.

Schar hit a long-range shot in the 58th minute past brilliant keeper Dean Henderson before Wilson beat him with a slick ball to seal the 2-0 win, which was meager reward for the performance. dominate at St James’ Park.

The Magpies had to wait until December and their 15th game to claim their first win of last season, but head coach Eddie Howe, who signed a new long-term contract on Friday, raked in three The score at the first request increases this time. The level of optimism among an expectant crowd is 52,245.

Forest, playing in the premier league again after a 23-year absence, fought manly throughout, but the traffic was largely one-way as they got a taste of what lay ahead for them.

Supported by defender Scott McKenna, The Magpies departed at breakneck speed and Joe Willock watched a fourth-minute shot saved by defender Scott McKenna shortly after Allan Saint-Maximin plunged to the side. left and go perpendicular after cutting inwards.

The Frenchman caused all sorts of problems for Neco Williams and jungle captain Joe Worrall in the early stages.

However, it took a great time by Dan Burn to deny Sam Surridge a clear shot on goal after Jesse Lingard, who had been Howe’s target, played him in the 13th minute.

Henderson, making his first appearance in the game for the visitors on loan from Manchester United, had to overcome a 20-minute effort by Joelinton after he had turned formerly Magpie Jack Colback, and he was chased to his line seconds later when Miguel Almiron charged. down to a hasty interception by Moussa Niakhate.

Saint-Maximin could have done better after Kieran Trippier and Almiron combined from the right, but he was unable to make a meaningful header at the near post, and Joelinton was equally wasted on touch. into the box just to dribble his ball 31 minutes into the effort past the post.

Wilson was unable to channel the necessary power or direction when he met Willock’s cross 10 minutes before half-time and Saint-Maximin shot straight at Henderson after passing Worrall again, although Schar had to block one. Lingard’s late shot as Forest attacked at halftime. .

Howe’s men returned determined to make up for the pressure as quickly as possible and Forest found himself protecting a loved one’s life, though Henderson quickly rejected Willock and Saint-Maximin.

But the keeper could do nothing to stop Schar from opening the scoring in style as he aimed from a distance and shot the ball after his desperate plunge.

Surridge could have leveled within five minutes but failed to get on target from Williams’s inviting cross after Newcastle were caught at half-time, although hopes of a fight were dead at half-time. 12 minutes.

Saint-Maximin put the ball into Joelinton’s run and when he went low, Wilson skilfully shot past the helpless Henderson to find the back of the net.

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