It was a hard-fought win by Newcastle last night when once again we were nowhere near our best form, but we managed to get all 3 points.
That’s what Newcastle have to do this season and the lads have done very well to get 17 wins in the first 24 games – 8 wins at home and 9 wins away.
And it was that man Dwight Gayle again who scored two goals out of nothing in the second half, after Forest center-back Matt Mills had been sent off on the hour mark after picking up two yellow cards very quickly.
Dwight Gayle scores his first goal after 63 minutes
The first goal from Gayle was hooked home three minutes after the Mills’ dismissal and then on 80 minutes he chested the ball in at the far post from a good Matt Ritchie cross to put Newcastle 3-1 up and the game was over.
Dwight is our Man of the Match with 51% of the vote and he now has 19 Championship goals this season already.
And it was Matt Ritchie who put Newcastle ahead in the 4th minute with a deflected free kick that found the back of the net and then Matt set up Dwight Gayle for the third goal with just ten minutes to play.
That was Matt’s sixth goal of the season and he got 25% of the vote.
Matt Ritchie – after scoring after just four minutes
Our Man of the Match scored two goals and second in the voting scored one and made one – not too bad at all.
Both Gayle and Ritchie had good games for Newcastle last night where the result was a lot more important then the performance – which was not great.