Isak strikes late as Newcastle beat Fulham

    Isak’s goal was his third for Newcastle but his first since returning from more than three months out injured

    Alexander Isak scored an 89th-minute winner after Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty for Fulham was disallowed as Newcastle returned to third in the Premier League.

    Club record signing Isak, on his first league appearance since September after injury, tapped home from close range at a jubilant St James’ Park.

    Mitrovic looked to have given Fulham the lead against his former team, but his spot-kick was ruled out because he accidentally kicked the ball on to his standing foot when he slipped.

    It was a dramatic final 30 minutes to a tight game which Newcastle edged without being able to create clear chances.

    In the end Isak, who made a promising start to life on Tyneside before his injury, was in the right place to convert strike partner Callum Wilson’s knock-back.

    Fulham manager Marco Silva was booked for protesting after the final whistle, with his side unfortunate to see their five-game winning run ended.

    More to follow.



    Formation 4-3-3

    • 22PopeBooked at 69mins
    • 2Trippier
    • 5Schär
    • 4Botman
    • 33Burn
    • 36S Longstaff
    • 39Bruno GuimarãesSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 45′minutes
    • 28WillockSubstituted forIsakat 71′minutes
    • 24AlmirónSubstituted forMurphyat 85′minutes
    • 9WilsonSubstituted forWoodat 90+6′minutes
    • 7Joelinton


    • 1Dúbravka
    • 6Lascelles
    • 10Saint-Maximin
    • 11Ritchie
    • 12Lewis
    • 14Isak
    • 19Manquillo
    • 20Wood
    • 23Murphy


    Formation 4-2-3-1

    • 17Leno
    • 2Tete
    • 31DiopSubstituted forAlves Moraisat 90+2′minutes
    • 13ReamBooked at 60mins
    • 3KurzawaBooked at 48mins
    • 26João Palhinha
    • 6ReedSubstituted forCairneyat 90+2′minutes
    • 20WillianSubstituted forJamesat 77′minutes
    • 18PereiraBooked at 63minsSubstituted forTosinat 77′minutes
    • 14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forWilsonat 90+2′minutes
    • 9Mitrovic


    • 1Rodák
    • 4Tosin
    • 8Wilson
    • 10Cairney
    • 11Solomon
    • 12Chalobah
    • 21James
    • 30Alves Morais
    • 38Harris

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    1. Squad number22Player namePope

    2. Squad number2Player nameTrippier

    3. Squad number5Player nameSchär

    4. Squad number4Player nameBotman

    5. Squad number33Player nameBurn

    6. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff

    7. Squad number39Player nameBruno Guimarães

    8. Squad number28Player nameWillock

    9. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

    10. Squad number9Player nameWilson

    11. Squad number7Player nameJoelinton

    1. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

    2. Squad number14Player nameIsak

    3. Squad number20Player nameWood

    4. Squad number23Player nameMurphy


    1. Squad number17Player nameLeno

    2. Squad number2Player nameTete

    3. Squad number31Player nameDiop

    4. Squad number13Player nameReam

    5. Squad number3Player nameKurzawa

    6. Squad number26Player nameJoão Palhinha

    7. Squad number6Player nameReed

    8. Squad number20Player nameWillian

    9. Squad number18Player nameAndreas Pereira

    10. Squad number14Player nameDe Cordova-Reid

    11. Squad number9Player nameMitrovic

    1. Squad number4Player nameTosin

    2. Squad number8Player nameWilson

    3. Squad number10Player nameCairney

    4. Squad number21Player nameJames

    5. Squad number30Player nameCarlos Vinícius

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