Newcastle, injuries | Newcastle's nightmare continues: – A bit exciting

Newcastle, injuries |  Newcastle's nightmare continues: – A bit exciting

Newcastle-Nottingham Forest 1-3:

Boxing Day on December 26 may be the most anticipated round of the Premier League, but for Newcastle fans, it was a day they wanted to quickly forget.

The Magpies have struggled badly with injuries recently, having to release stars such as Nick Pope, Harvey Barnes, Sandro Tonali, Jamaal Lascelles, Joe Willock and many others.

Before Tuesday's game, they had lost five of their last six games, and Nottingham Forest made sure to make the statistics worse at St James' Park.

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Dream opening

Newcastle got off to a great start to the game when Alexander Isak went to the ground inside the 16-metre box, and the referee pointed firmly to the spot.

The same man was very cold from the penalty spot, putting the ball under control into the net behind Matt Turner.

The home side took complete control of the match in the first half, but when former Newcastle player Chris Wood appeared before the team entered the dressing room, everything changed.

The New Zealander's goal turned the game on its head, and the home team was never the same again after a cold shower.

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Chris Wood was not satisfied with just one result, and continued to hand out Christmas gifts to visiting fans.

When the clock ran out, the score was 3-1 to the visitors, with the 32-year-old last on all balls.

– This is a bit of an exciting development, commented a shocked Rolf Otto Eriksen to Viaplay.

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This victory was Nottingham Forest's first in eight matches, and gave them three incredibly important points in the relegation race, climbing to sixteenth place.

Newcastle now faces the risk of falling to ninth place if Manchester United and Brighton win their matches.

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