Newcastle opened their Premier League season with a well-deserved victory at St. James’ Park thanks to goals from Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson, who both finished with finesse.
Centre-back Similar to the goal the Switzerland international scored against Burnley in February 2019, Schar collected a loose ball on the edge of the box and unleashed a powerful effort that found the inside of the near post.
Twelve minutes from the end, Wilson put the outcome beyond question by directing a first-time flick from Joelinton’s cross over Dean Henderson and into the far corner.
Prior to halftime, Joelinton came the closest to scoring for the home team, but he missed the target after making a strong run through the middle of the field.
While Schar prevented Steve Cooper’s team from scoring with a shot on goal in the opening period, the Newcastle defender produced an outstanding block to stop Jesse Lingard in the Newcastle area.