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Sun. May 22nd, 2022

Nwosu Chizoba David

Newcastle United recorded their long-awaited first win of the season on Saturday, as Callum Wilson’s first half strike handed them all three points against Burnley.

Wilson’s superb winner on 40 minutes after Nick Pope had dropped Joe Willock’s cross was all that separated the two sides at St. James’ Park in the end, giving head coach Eddie Howe his first taste of victory since arriving on Tyneside last month.

The result lifts the Magpies off the bottom of the Premier League table until Sunday at least, taking them to within three points of safety.

“It has been a tough week mentally, physically and emotionally. It is good to top it with a win”. Said Callum Wilson.

“I came here to score goals and play for a big club. I want to be that match winner and today it has been that. Since he [Ediie Howe] has come in it has been fantastic. I gave the lads a heads up. Everyone has applied themselves great. It has been a long time coming. Hopefully this is a catalyst for other things.

“Against a team like Burnley it is important you score the first goal. They are hard to break down when they are set. Credit to the lads at the back too. But we can’t get carried away.

“It is game by game. There are a lot of points to play for. We knew there would be a turning point. hopefully this is it.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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