Newcastle’s goalscoring heroes turn back the clock as Manchester United pack their bags

Come on, I’m convinced Eddie Howe dove into the Newcastle United video library at half-time to remind his two eventual heroes what it was like yesterday, when life was pure joy.

Newcastle had crippled League Cup final spoilers Manchester United without being able to put them to the sword, so drastic action was required. Cue a timely memory jogger of what can be!

Joe Willock had squandered two golden opportunities when he struck David de Gea as he lay on the ground with an open goal and then finished over a kangaroo with a terrific square pass from Allan Saint-Maximin. It’s time to sit down with Cool Joe and rewind the memory of him taking you back to when he first arrived and sensationally equaled legend Alan Shearer’s goalscoring record by scoring in seven consecutive Premier League games.

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And while Howe was at it, why not remind Callum Wilson, who hadn’t scored since February and whose form had dropped alarmingly, just a few months ago he featured for England in the World Cup final? The result? Both scored and Newcastle deservedly won the United States’ battle to restore full faith within a Geordie nation living the dream. Champions League football? We’re used to relentless descents, for God’s sake!

The decisive goal was a classic straight from the tactic board. With no less than three substitutions waiting on the touchline to try and turn things around, Alexander Isak produced some delicious ball to play into Bruno, whose deep cross was met by Allan Saint-Maximin, yes, with a header, and Willock bowed. to assent unerringly. guardian who had kept Man U in him.

Time to shut down the game and waste time when Erik ten Hag had tried to accuse Newcastle of pre-match? Not in your life partner. Wilson, in the place of the man who successfully replaced him, ran into a set piece to produce a classic header from the center forward and it was game over. It’s time to celebrate against an opposition that has sickened us over the years, but not this time.

While goals win games and therefore grab the headlines, United have won so many personal battles. The defense once again kept a clean sheet, something they had not achieved in the last eight League and Cup games. The midfield trio of Bruno, Sean Longstaff and Willock prevailed over Man U leaving their Bruno, Fernandes, making what he knows how to do best. moaning Hardly our example is.

And upstairs, where Newcastle had failed to score against the Red Devils in two games this season, they enjoyed the comforts of home and took a good beating. This was the best of Newcastle and let’s hawk what they’re good at… no not good, great. No one has lost fewer games, three out of 27, and no team has conceded less, just 19.

Come on, this season has gone on long enough for those two stats to be set in stone, not a passing fad. What’s more, Newcastle are scoring goals again, so we walk into three successive away games with our backs straight, our heads held high and confidence flying through every player’s being.

As we revel in Newcastle’s super win, let’s think for a moment and be glad my second club Gateshead battle their way to Wembley in the FA Trophy with a thrilling penalty shoot-out win over Barnet.

It was also a true ‘Made in Newcastle’ moment for us to enjoy – manager Mike Williamson was once a first-team regular at SJP, while the three goalscorers in regulation time (Adam Campbell, Louis Storey and Greg Olley) were at the United academy. It means a unique situation of two clubs from Tyneside a couple of miles apart playing black and white and appearing in a Wembley cup final in the same season.



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