Waiting, so they say, is often worthwhile. It has been a test of patience for Alexander Isak, for Eddie Howe, for Newcastle supporters. But a pair of stoppage-time strikes – one in each half – turned around the on-field deficit, and cut another: fourth placed Tottenham are now within a point, and Newcastle have a game in hand.
Much was made of Howe last week suggesting that Isak, Newcastle’s record signing, was not yet ready for a full 90 minutes. What he meant was that Isak was, after a lengthy injury lay-off, still getting up to speed with the required intensity. The evidence a week, two starts and three goals later, is that Isak is ready.
Written by Sam Dalling at the City Ground
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/mar/17/nottingham-forest-newcastle-premier-league-match-report under the title “Isak’s late penalty secures Newcastle’s comeback win over Nottingham Forest”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.