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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! ST JAMES’ PARK — Fabian Schar’s howitzer of an opening goal might have arrived like a bolt from the blue but Newcastle’s impressive performance on the opening afternoon of the Premier League season did not.Eddie Howe’s team ended the last campaign with momentum behind them and picked up where they left off at a buoyant St James’ Park, dominating from start to finish against a Nottingham Forest side who couldn’t cope with their intensity and urgency.It took Schar’s long-range drive to break Forest’s stubborn resistance but this was a statement performance from the Magpies. Bruno Guimaraes, who would not look out of place in any of the top four sides in the Premier League, pulled the strings in a midfield that pressed the life out of their newly-promoted opponents.That no other team were prepared to take the plunge on the Brazil international looks more and more perplexing by the week. He has been sold the vision of a club aiming for Champions League qualification in short order but he is not content with being a passenger on that journey. Some of his passing and vision with the ball at his feet was breath-taking – with a World Cup to come in a few months, he could enjoy a special campaign.More from FootballKlopp says 'panic' transfer unlikely at Liverpool despite Thiago injury adding to crisis06 August, 2022Darwin Nunez rescues point for lethargic Liverpool with goal and assist at Fulham06 August, 2022Man City vs Liverpool for the title? A third Premier League challenger seems unlikely06 August, 2022Guimaraes lit up a team who have legitimate aspirations of breaking into Europa League contention this season. That Callum Wilson, quiet before his late breakthrough, applied the deftest of touches to Joelinton’s cross added to Newcastle’s satisfaction.“I’m feeling very positive after watching that,” Howe – who signed a long-term deal on Friday with the club – said afterwards. “I thought the players were excellent from start to finish. It was a performance of real promise.”Tyneside has been transformed 12 months on. Before the game the supporters unveiled a banner that reflected a “New Day, a New Dawn” at the club. The PA blasted out Nina Simeone and this is a support feeling very good about the direction of travel.
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. ???????? pic.twitter.com/KIrPI1ZmKB— Bruno Guimarães (@brunoog97) August 6, 2022For Nottingham Forest, this was a harsh lesson to absorb on the first day of the season. Their sizeable travelling contingent arrived in hope, buoyed by a spending spree that had raised expectation in the East Midlands. But they were hemmed in their own half for long spells, unable to get the anonymous Jesse Lingard on the ball and forced to withdraw fellow new signing Lewis O’Brien before the end.There may have been bullish noises emanating from the City Ground over the summer, but survival must be the first priority. Next weekend’s home game against West Ham will be more of a litmus test of where Steve Cooper’s side sit.Player ratings
Newcastle (4-3-3) Nick Pope 6Kieran Trippier 6Dan Burn 7Fabian Schar 8Matt Targett 6Joelinton 7Bruno Guimaeres 8 (Sven Botman 90)Joe Willock 6Allan Saint-Maximin 7Callum Wilson 7Miguel Almiron 7
Nottingham Forest (4-1-1-1) Dean Henderson 6Neco Williams 6Joe Worrall 6Moussa Niakhate 5Scott McKenna 6Harry Toffolo 6Lewis O’Brien 5 (Orel Mangala 74)Jack Colback 5Jesse Lingard 5Brennan Johnson 5Sam Surridge 5
Newcastle, of course, feel they are still a couple of attacking players short and as they struggled to break down Forest for 45 minutes you could understand that. Miguel Almiron has enjoyed a fine pre-season but he too often was guilty of the wrong decision in the final third, unpicking otherwise fine work.Joelinton was excellent but his fine slaloming run was not met by a finish. Allan Saint-Maximin was not able to head past Dean Henderson.More on Newcastle United FCWhy 'sensible' Howe is more important to Newcastle this Premier League season than Saudi cash05 August, 2022i's guide to the first weekend of the Premier League season - including every game on TV05 August, 2022Newcastle's new transfer plans look a little different after James Maddison setback05 August, 2022Schar, a centre-back, scored the goal that opened the floodgates. Forest’s riposte was a Lingard effort that was well blocked by Schar but it wasn’t enough to spoil an almost perfect day for the home side.“We’ve got a few weeks left to get the right player that will make a difference for us,” Howe said of Newcastle’s efforts in the transfer market.
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