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The Newcastle United Blog | Newcastle return to winning ways with 4-1 win at Fulham

ByStephanie M. Akbar

Oct 1, 2022

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Newcastle secured their second win of the campaign with a satisfying 4-1 win at Fulham. The lads dominated all afternoon with nearly 70 per cent possession as they edged the hosts 19-4 to move up to 7th in the Premier League table.

There were no changes after a dominant first half had Newcastle under firm control. Within minutes, Willock nearly made it 4-0 as his shot from a tight angle was pushed around the post by Bernd Leno.

In the 50th minute, Schar tried to spot Murphy on the left. The ball bounced off the Fulham defender and onto Murphy’s chest. The winger pushed forward and sent his shot just wide of the far post. Wilson was advancing and a cross might have proved more fruitful.

Newcastle made it 4-0 in the 57th minute. Murphy took the ball down the left before playing Willock behind. The midfielder rolled a cross to the back post where Almiron had a tap-in. Howe replaced Bruno with Anderson after the goal that tipped Longstaff into a deeper role.

Howe made his second substitution in the 65th minute by subbing Wilson for Ryan Fraser. The switch pushed Murphy down the middle with Fraser on the left. Fulham’s first shot came shortly after from a corner as Tosin Adarabioyo’s header was stared at.

Newcastle kept possession by spraying it on the pitch as Fulham were resigned to defeat. Howe made a triple substitution with 8 minutes remaining. Matt Targett, Jamaal Lascelles and Jamal Lewis replaced Trippier, Schar and Burn.

Anderson, who often had the ball in the box, was able to free himself and get to the signing. He rolled in a cross to the back post that was just too far for Almiron and dribbled past for a goal kick.

Newcastle couldn’t keep a clean sheet as Fulham struck in the dying minutes. Neeskens Kebano came down the left and kicked a cross into the area. Bobby Decordova-Reid passed Lewis and headed the ball to make it 4-1.

That’s how it would end as Newcastle salvaged all three points. It was a match for Garang Kuol, as he was on the opposing side this afternoon.

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