Premier League: Newcastle United overcomes Nottingham Forest 2-0 on Saturday

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. Newcastle United prevails over Nottingham Forest with a 2-0 win with a goal from F. Schar (58') and a goal from C. Wilson (78').


NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. Newcastle United defeats Nottingham Forest with a 2-0 win with a goal from F. Schar (58′) and a goal from C. Wilson (78′). Newcastle United was vastly superior ball possession (65%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the St. James’ Park stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. In the presence of 52,245 spectators.​ The referee was Simon Hooper with the help of Adrian Holmes and Mark Scholes. The 4th official was Thomas Bramall. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 19 degrees Celsius or 66.15 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.​

Match Statistics

Newcastle United was in firm control of the ball 65% while Nottingham Forest was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

Newcastle United was more aggressive with 100 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Newcastle United won the contest.

Newcastle United shot 23 times, 9 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Nottingham Forest shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Newcastle United. On the opposite side, Nottingham Forest received 3 yellow cards (J. Worrall, N. Williams and L. O’Brien).

After playing this match, Newcastle United has 0 points to occupy the 14th place in the table. while Nottingham Forest stays with 0 points (15th).

Match Events

  • 15'

    J. Worrall

  • 23'

    N. Williams

  • 56'

    L. O\'Brien

  • 58'

    F. Schar

  • 63'

    T. Awoniyi

    S. Surridge

  • 76'

    O. Mangala

    L. O\'Brien

  • 78'

    C. Wilson


  • 80'

    S. Longstaff

    J. Willock

  • 81'

    R. Fraser

    M. Almiron

  • 83'

    A. Mighten

    M. Niakhate

  • 89'

    C. Wood

    C. Wilson

  • 89'

    J. Murphy

    A. Saint-Maximin

  • 90'

    S. Botman

    B. Guimaraes

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Newcastle United will play away with Brighton & Hove Albion on the 13th of August with a 6-3 head to head in favor of Brighton & Hove Albion (5 draws).

Nottingham Forest will host West Ham United on the 14th of August with a 3-1 head to head statistic in favor of West Ham United (0 draws).

Newcastle United: Formation and Lineups

Newcastle United started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Eddie Howe chose to play with the following team: Nick Pope (6.7), Kieran Trippier (7.5), Fabian Schär (7.9), Dan Burn (7.2), Matt Targett (7.3), Joe Willock (7.3), Bruno Guimarães (7.6), Joelinton (7.8), Miguel Almirón (7.4), Callum Wilson (7.3) and Allan Saint-Maximin (7.6).


Newcastle United made 5 changes: J. Willock for S. Longstaff (80′), M. Almiron for R. Fraser (81′), C. Wilson for C. Wood (89′), A. Saint-Maximin for J. Murphy (89′) and B. Guimaraes for S. Botman (90′).

Top player: Fabian Schär

The player who no doubt impressed Newcastle United the most was Fabian Schär.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 45 passes (68% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

Nottingham Forest: Formation and Lineups

Nottingham Forest started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

On the other side, Steve Cooper played with: Dean Henderson (7.6), Neco Williams (7.1), Joe Worrall (6.2), Moussa Niakhaté (6.2), Scott McKenna (7.0), Harry Toffolo (6.4), Lewis O’Brien (6.7), Jack Colback (6.8), Jesse Lingard (6.4), Brennan Johnson (6.3) and Sam Surridge (6.5).


Nottingham Forest made 3 changes: S. Surridge for T. Awoniyi (63′), L. O’Brien for O. Mangala (76′) and M. Niakhate for A. Mighten (83′).

Best player: Dean Henderson

The player that probably impressed the most for Nottingham Forest was the goalkeeper: Dean Henderson. His rating is 7.63. He performed 7 saves.

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