# Newcastle Secure Narrow Win Over Brentford to Ease Pressure on Eddie Howe

Newcastle United secured a narrow 1-0 win over visitors Brentford on Saturday, with Callum Wilson’s penalty proving the difference between the two sides. Despite the victory, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe felt his side “were not in full rhythm” during the game.

The win was a much-needed boost for Newcastle, who had lost their previous three Premier League matches. Howe’s side had been under increasing pressure in recent weeks, and the victory will help to ease some of the tension surrounding the club.

Wilson’s penalty was awarded after a foul on Ryan Fraser in the box. The Newcastle forward stepped up to take the spot kick and confidently fired it past Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.

Speaking after the match, Howe said: “We weren’t at our best today and were not in full rhythm, but it was a good result and a clean sheet.”

The win was Newcastle’s first in the Premier League since their 3-2 victory over West Ham on August 22nd. It was also their first clean sheet since their 1-0 win over Tottenham on August 25th.

Brentford had a number of chances to equalise, but were unable to find a way past Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow. The visitors had the better of the first half, but were unable to make their dominance count.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank was disappointed with his side’s performance, saying: “We didn’t create enough chances and weren’t clinical enough in front of goal.”

The result means that Newcastle have moved up to 15th in the Premier League table, while Brentford remain in 11th place.

Fans of both teams can watch highlights of Saturday’s match on Match Of The Day on Saturday 16 September at 22:20 BST on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app.

The victory will provide a much-needed boost for Newcastle as they look to move up the table in the coming weeks. With a number of tough fixtures coming up, Howe will be hoping his side can build on this result and start to climb the standings.

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