Newcastle United beat Nottingham Forest with a theatrical goal in extra time in the second half and chased Tottenham Hotspur closely.
Newcastle won a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Nottingham in the 28th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at the City Ground in Nottingham, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 18th. Newcastle (47 points) closely followed Tottenham (48 points) in 4th place with one point difference.
Nottingham came out with a 4-2-3-1 formation. IU, Dennis, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Shelby, Yates, Rosie, Niakate, Felipe, Orie started and Navas kept the goal. Newcastle faced off with a 4-3-3 formation. Saint-Maximin, Isaac, Murphy, Willock, Guimarães, Longstaff, Dan Byrne, Botman, Cher and Trippier started out, and Pope wore the goalkeeper’s gloves.
Newcastle pushed from the start. In the 6th minute of the first half, Murphy sent a sharp cross, and Willock, who was rushing in, put his feet up, but the ball turned away from the goal. In the 12th minute of the first half, in Newcastle’s free kick situation, Roddy almost scored an own goal while trying to block Isaac’s shot. The ball that hit him hit the crossbar and landed in front of Navas goalkeeper.
However, the protagonist of the opening goal was Nottingham. In the 26th minute of the first half, Shelby’s long pass was directed to Dennis,먹튀검증 who was penetrated by Botman’s goalkeeper. Dennis cut the net with a calm chip shot in front of the Pope goalkeeper. Trippier rushed in late, but could not prevent the conceding.
Newcastle scored the equalizer. In the first half of extra time, Willock penetrated the back space and immediately raised a cross, which Isaac finished with a sensuous shin volley. The ball hit the opposite goal post and was sucked inside.
As Newcastle started the second half, they tried to continue the offensive by excluding Saint-Maximin and inserting Anderson. In the 4th minute of the second half, Willock’s volley was blocked by goalkeeper Navas’ super save. Nottingham replaced injured Yates and Freuler in the 13th minute of the second half.
Both teams exchanged attacks. In the 14th minute of the second half, in the situation of Nottingham’s corner kick, Shelby tried a long-range shot like an awl, but it slightly missed the goal. In the 16th minute of the second half, Guimaraes’ shot, which received Murphy’s pass, was blocked by Navas goalkeeper again.
Nottingham called in IU and Dennis in the 34th minute of the second half and put in Serridge and Williams. In the 38th minute of the second half, Isak’s shot from inside the penalty box was cleared by Orie in front of the goal. Newcastle replaced Murphy and Richie to revitalize their attacking line.
Until the end, both teams moved for the winning goal. In the 41st minute of the second half, Felipe blocked Guimaraes’ close-range shot with a tackle, and in Nottingham’s counterattack that followed, Johnson’s shot was blocked by Pope with his foot.
Newcastle finally managed to come back. In the second half of extra time, Niakate blocked Isak’s header with an unnatural arm movement, and the referee declared a penalty kick without delay. Isak, who started as a kicker, shook the net with a perfect shot that deceived Navas goalkeeper.
Newcastle defended the precious winning goal well. The match ended with Newcastle winning 2-1.