Schär and Wilson strike to give Newcastle winning start against Forest

Schär and Wilson strike to give Newcastle winning start against Forest

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for NUFC and we’re feeling good,” read a giant banner unfurled in the Gallowgate End before kick off. Nottingham Forest’s initial obduracy would test the optimism of the legions of Newcastle fans buying into that message but, well before 5pm, Fabian Schär’s superlative opening goal and another fine finish from Callum Wilson would ensure it was most definitely not a case of tempting fate. Forest were back in Premier League action for the first time in 23 years and with Steve Cooper handing debuts to six of his 12 summer signings, travelling supporters arrived in suitably emotional mood. Their admirably resilient team spent quite a long time spoiling Newcastle’s prospective party courtesy of some last-ditch defending, with their …
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