Players to play for Leeds and Newcastle
Look back at some of the best players to play for both Leeds United and Newcastle United from down the year.
Fabian Schar’s piledriver and Callum Wilson’s impudence ensured Nottingham Forest’s long-awaited return to the Premier League ended in defeat at Newcastle.
Schar thumped a long-range 58th-minute strike past debutant goalkeeper Dean Henderson before Wilson beat him with a cultured flick to secure a 2-0 victory which was scant reward for a dominant display at St James’ Park.
Backed by a raucous home crowd, the Magpies set off at breakneck speed and Joe Willock saw a fourth-minute shot deflected just wide by defender Scott McKenna after Allan Saint-Maximin had charged down the left and squared after cutting inside.
The Frenchman caused all kinds of problems for Neco Williams and Forest skipper Joe Worrall in the early stages.
Henderson, making his first competitive appearance for the visitors on loan from Manchester United, had to parry Joelinton’s 20th-minute attempt from distance after he had turned former Magpie Jack Colback, and he was sent scurrying back towards his line seconds later when Miguel Almiron charged down Moussa Niakhate’s hurried clearance.
Saint-Maximin might have done better after Kieran Trippier and Almiron had combined down the right, but he failed to make meaningful contact with his head at the near post, and Joelinton was equally wasteful after carving his way into the penalty area only to scuff his 31st-minute effort past the post.
Howe’s men returned determined to make the pressure count as quickly as possible and Forest found themselves defending for dear life, although Henderson denied Willock and Saint-Maximin in quick succession.
But there was nothing the keeper could do to prevent Schar from opening the scoring in style when he took aim from distance and blasted the ball past his despairing dive.
Saint-Maximin slid the ball into Joelinton’s run and when he crossed low, Wilson flicked expertly across the helpless Henderson to find the back of the net.
Schar (58′), Wilson (78′)