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Goals Starting To Flow As New Chart Topper Emerges

Since Callum Wilson’s arrival just over two years ago, Newcastle have been overly reliant on the star striker for goals. Callum when fit is a goal machine leading Newcastle the past two seasons despite long injury layoffs.

This season the trend continued as Callum scored two goals in his first three matches before missing over a month with a hamstring injury. Upon his return, he found the back of the net just after ten minutes at Fulham last weekend.

That goal put Callum back out in front on the scoring charts with Alexander Isak having also scored twice in his first three matches. Miggy soon caught Wilson with a brace later in the Fulham match.

Yesterday, Almiron’s late goal in the 5-1 win over Brentford was his 4th of the campaign. It equals his best league tally as a Magpie, which he accomplished in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 campaigns.

The Paraguayan is also the first Newcastle player not named Callum Wilson to lead the club in goals outright since the striker’s arrival from Bournemouth. Here are our current goalscoring leaders:


Eddie Howe has accomplished finding goals from other areas of the pitch including Bruno Guimaraes who opened his season’s account with a magnificent brace yesterday. Bruno’s two goals puts him at 7 in just 24 appearances. That is a remarkable return for the midfielder who had scored 10 goals in 155 first-team appearances previously.

No other Magpie has outscored Bruno since he signed last January. Both Almiron and Wilson have five goals in that period. Guimaraes gave credit to Howe after yesterday’s match as the head coach has made it a priority to get more goals out of him, especially from his head.

The goals have started to flow after the international break with 9 in two games. Prior to the break, Newcastle had failed to find the back of the net from open play in two disappointing draws at St. James’ Park.

It’s the first time Newcastle have scored 4 or more goals in back-to-back league matches since putting 4 past both Middlesbrough and Manchester United in September of 2001. Those wins were sandwiched around a 4-1 win at Brentford in the league cup thanks to a Craig Bellamy hat-trick in extra time.

These past couple of weeks have been just as magical but the focus has to quickly shift back to the business at hand. Back in 2001, we lost our next match 3-0 at West Ham. The focus is now on getting a result at Old Trafford next Sunday.

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19 comments so far

  • Vask

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Gan on Miggy!

  • Ronway

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    The persistence, aggression, stamina and ending with a superbly crafted goal by Bruno probably deserve the Man of the Match award in itself.

    Great overall team effort though!

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    The Athletic saying that “our identity is intensity” was brought in by Klopp’s assistant a few years ago. At least our expression is slightly different 🙂 . Their press was frightening and ours is starting to evolve quickly in that direction.

  • Vask

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #4

    It was amazing to see three of our players swarming their man on the ball. Even better the way Bruno strode away with it. And better still the outcome at the end of that move.

    I love an alliterative slogan. I think Eddie’s version is better though, Munster.


    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    We are beyond compare!

  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6


    The old saying ‘beer before wine, you’ll be fine; wine before beer, you’ll feel queer’ seems not to have worked for you.

    So much for that maxim.


  • Ronway

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Great comment, following Bruno’s goal, from the NUFC.com match report!

    ” That goal gave Eddie Howe his biggest victory since replacing that bloke who is trying to get West Brom relegated. ”


  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    A song for the survivors of the Dog and Parrot session



  • Ace50

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Burn did ok – not great and not terrible. Not sure how anyone can fault him for the penalty? He has his back to the player and has jumped to try and head the ball – you have to use your hands to get max height in a jump. We know left back is not his best position but I have faith in Eddie.

    Anyway, look back at my comment after the Bournemouth game. I said we need to bring Botman in as his aerial ability in attacking, and his forward passing out of the back puts him quite a bit ahead of Burn from an attacking perspective. Unfortunately, that will ultimately mean Burn is on the bench next to Lascelles soon.

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Vask, agree totally. The article talks about Jamie Caraghers interpretation of the mantra. Don’t say it in a nasal scouse accent though. Not good at this time of the morning with fellas nursing hangovers.

  • cleveleysbob

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #11

    Personal view for next 2 games.

    As they are in quick succession ManU away, Everton home, I believe Eddie should “use the squad”.

    I would bring in Targett for Burn, ASM for Murphy and Joe for Sean for the Man U game.

    I would bring back Murphy for Everton. (ASM on bench) Burn for Botman, Sean for Joe and Isak for Miggy.

    I’d then bring Botman/Joe and Miggy back for following away game.

    Obviously injury/fitness situations could affect that.

    Sorted. Giz a job!! 😆

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #12

    I said before the game, it was obvious our formation is 5-3-2 morphing to 3-4 (or 5) 3 (or 2) when pressing /attacking. Saw it very clearly at the Fulham game.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Who is this Martoon bloke? Never heard of him.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Lesh, when you on the lash, you will suffer!

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Ronway? Trying????

  • Swablr

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Lesh. Aye, I think you’re right I definitely had the blues as I prised my eyelids open this morning! 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #17

    I think Targett is the better LB but imo Burn is being used to shepherd Botman. He won’t need that very soon and we’ll see less of Burn in the team.

  • lesh

    Oct 9, 2022 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #18

    Sir Pugalot

    It’s been years since I’ve been out on the hoy – I haven’t got the stamina to take a skin full of beer these days. Add to that the bit about getting home in one piece, it’s easier to stick on the wine, at home where flaking out’s safer. In saying that though, a few G&Ts or a decent malt provide variation.

    Hey ho

  • magicmac54

    Oct 10, 2022 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #19



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