January 15, (THEWILL) – Newcastle United secured a dramatic 1-0 victory over Fulham on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a late goal from Alexander Isak in the 89th minute.
The match was filled with tension and drama, with both teams fighting for a crucial win. Fulham’s leading scorer, Aleksandr Mitrovic, had a chance to remind Newcastle of what they were missing when he returned to Tyneside, but he squandered a golden opportunity by scuffing a second-half penalty onto his standing leg, which was then ruled out.
Eddie Howe’s side had been praised for their league-best defensive record, but their wait for a Premier League goal at the right end of the pitch had dragged on for six consecutive halves of top-flight football after a profligate opening 45 minutes from the hosts.
Despite the disappointment of the missed penalty, Fulham’s defence remained strong throughout the match, with Issa Diop making several crucial blocks and tackles to keep Newcastle at bay. However, Diop’s efforts were ultimately in vain as Newcastle secured the winning goal in the dying minutes of the match.
The victory moves Newcastle up to third in the league table, while Fulham remains in sixth place. Both teams will be looking to get favourable results when they face Crystal Palace and Tottenham, respectively, next weekend.