Watch highlights from the Nottingham Forest 1 Newcastle 2 match below.
A performance of excellence that finally produced the result that the work deserved.
Eddie Howe sent his side to get to the home team early on and Newcastle United dominated from the first whistle, Forest struggling to get out of their own half in significant ways.
These official Nottingham Forest 1 Newcastle 2 highlights tell the story of the game.
Creating opportunity after opportunity, I felt like it might be one of those nights…
However, to their immense credit, this group of players kept going and got their rewards in the end.
Two wonderful goals from Alexander Isak winning the game and Newcastle United now flying off to legitimately enjoy a warm weather training camp/break.
A game in which Newcastle took the brunt of a series of decisions by match officials, but managed to get past it and not be deflected from the final goal.
The opportunities were lost, a goal given to Forest, some great saves from the local goalkeeper, two hits on the woodwork, a ridiculous disallowed goal BUT two that counted.
Great to see the spirit and unity in this Newcastle United team, all credit to Eddie Howe.
BBC Sport Stats:
Nottingham Forest 1 Newcastle 2 – Friday, March 17, 8:00 p.m.
Isak pen 45+2, 90+3
(Half-time stats in parentheses)
Possession was Forest 39% (47%) Newcastle 61% (53%)
total shots were Forest 5 (2) Newcastle 15 (6)
shots on target were Forest 3 (2) Newcastle 4 (1)
corners were Forest 3 (1) Newcastle 7 (2)
Referee: Paul Tierney
Attendance: 29,362 (Newcastle 2,900)
Papa, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Bruno, Willock, Murphy (Ritchie 84), Isak, Saint-Maximin (Anderson 45)
Dubravka, Dummett, Lascelles, Targett, Manquillo, Lewis, Wilson
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