Newcastle prove they don’t need to break their bank to mount a serious challenge – national verdict

A national media look at Newcastle United’s win over Nottingham Forest..

Newcastle proved there was no need to ‘break the bank’ to complete the challenge

The Telegraph Jason Mellor says Newcastle may not need to break the bank to “mount a sustained challenge at the peak end of the league”.

Mellor wrote: “Forest will not be the only ones to return empty-handed this season from the increasingly fortress-like St James’s Park, as Eddie Howe’s side have maintained the impressive momentum with which they finished the last campaign to achieve a fully deserved victory.

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“It took them until December last season to record a first league win on home soil, but despite fielding just one summer signing in their England starting line-up, the goal Nick Pope, the richest club in the world has shown that you may not have to break the bank, or FFP rules, in order to mount a sustained challenge to the top of the league.”

Newcastle ‘schooled Nottingham Forest from start to finish’

Craig Hope of the Mail wrote: ‘Let’s be clear, Newcastle schooled Nottingham Forest from start to finish but as the odds passed you wondered if the visitors were about to ruin their way to a point on their return to the Premier League after a 23-year absence.

“Schar’s intervention was therefore necessary. Collecting the ball from 40 yards, he came forward unopposed and accepted the invitation to shoot. He was also cheered on by an increasingly frustrated crowd at a score that did not reflect his team’s superiority score.

“Forest debutant Dean Henderson is a confident lad, however, and would have backed himself to stop an effort from such a distance. Even at the point of contact, it felt speculative. So the sound of Schar’s kick kissing inside from the post would have felt like a slap in the mouth for the goalkeeper, rendered helpless by the precision of the execution.”

“A bright sun could really rise over Tyneside”

The gardians Louise Taylor wrote: ‘It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s new life for NUFC and we feel great,’ read a giant banner unfurled in the Gallowgate End ahead of the kickoff. mail.”

Taylor added: “Nottingham Forest’s initial stubbornness would test the optimism of the legions of Newcastle fans subscribing to this message but, well before 5 p.m., Fabian Schär’s superlative opening goal and another fine Callum Wilson’s finish would ensure this was definitely not a tempting case of fate.

“With Guimarães’ stellar touches and subtle passing that threatened to overwhelm Forest, Newcastle remained in the ascendancy. Nevertheless, when Sam Surridge eluded Kieran Trippier and ran into Williams’ cross to head it unnecessarily into the ground, explained the collective of local supporters, aspiring to another objective.

“The hard-working but well-shaded Wilson duly obliged, deftly dodging his marker to control Joelinton’s cross with the outside of his right foot before smartly tossing the ball past Henderson’s reach from an unpromising angle.

“On this evidence, a bright sun could truly rise over Tyneside.”


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