Alexander Isak was ecstatic after scoring two goals in Newcastle United’s 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest. The £60 million record signing put in a stellar performance, with his stunning strike from a Joe Willock cross being the highlight of the game. Isak reacted candidly to the goal when shown it post-match by Sky Sports, saying, “Yeah, that’s a great finish!” when asked about it. However, he was quick to defend his skills when questioned if he meant it, saying, “I tried to finish it, I’m not going to take anything away from myself!”
Isak’s performance was crucial in securing the victory for Newcastle United. He scored both goals, with his first being an exquisite volley that levelled the score after Emmanuel Dennis’ brilliant opener. Isak then won the match from the spot in stoppage time after his flick-on struck the hand of Moussa Niakhate. He had earlier set up Elliott Anderson for a goal with a sublime piece of skill and a cross, but VAR later deemed the headed finish offside.
Isak’s injury-hit campaign has seen him score six goals in ten games, with a Premier League goal every 104 minutes. Only Erling Haaland has a better rate of players to play ten or more games. With Newcastle United seemingly dropping off from their top four form, Isak’s return looks very timely indeed. His manager, Eddie Howe, praised his performance and suggested that things will only get better as Isak gets fitter, sharper and stronger.
In conclusion, Alexander Isak’s performance against Nottingham Forest was nothing short of exceptional. He scored two goals, set up another and won the match from the spot. His stunning strike from a Joe Willock cross was the highlight of the game and showcased his incredible skills. With his return from injury, Newcastle United will be hoping that Isak can continue to deliver such performances and help them push for a Champions League spot.