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Shearer: Isak can fire Newcastle into top four

20 Mar 2023

Premier League's record goalscorer praises Newcastle star after his brace against Forest

A superb double from Alexander Isak gave Newcastle United a huge victory in the top-four race as they came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1.

Race for the top four

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 MUN 38 +15 75
4 NEW 38 +35 71
5 LIV 38 +28 67
6 BHA 38 +19 62
7 AVL 38 +5 61
8 TOT 38 +7 60
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The Swedish striker produced a brilliant improvised volley to equalise, before keeping his cool to convert a winning stoppage-time penalty.

In netting his first double for the club, Isak earned a place in the Team of the Week chosen by the Premier League's all-time top scorer and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.

Illan Meslier (Leeds)
“If it wasn’t for him in goal, Leeds may not have come away with the three points.”

Ben White (Arsenal)
“His impact at right-back is growing on every occasion and he showed brilliant awareness to set up Bukayo Saka’s first goal.”

James Tarkowski (Everton)
“Apart from the penalty, an imperious performance. He stood tall in the face of Chelsea pressure and kept Everton in the match to earn that precious equaliser.”

Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa)
“After a difficult start to the season, Mings has showed why he is so important to Aston Villa.”

Alex Moreno (Aston Villa)
“What a shrewd signing by Unai Emery he is proving to be.”

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
“He’s just getting better and better as each week passes and took both of his goals extremely well.”

Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)
“Douglas Luiz produced an all-action display, being involved in all three goals in the win over Bournemouth.”

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
“What tremendous character and quality he showed to convert the penalty against his friend to complete Southampton’s comeback from 3-1 down to Spurs.”

Jack Harrison (Leeds)
“After going so close to leaving Leeds in January, he could be the one to keep them in the Premier League.”

Theo Walcott (Southampton)
“He may not have the pace he once had, but Walcott still showed how much quality he possesses, scoring once and making another.” 

Alexander Isak (Newcastle)
“In a team that’s been struggling to score goals, Isak can provide the firepower to push Newcastle back into the top four.”

Manager: Sean Dyche (Everton)
“He has got Everton believing again, instilling a never-say-die attitude in the team.”

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