Callum Wilson equals Alan Shearer record in Newcastle’s season opener

The hitman was on target on opening day once again

Newcastle United star Callum Wilson etched his name into the club’s history books on Saturday.

The Magpies, of course, kicked their campaign into gear a short time ago.

On the back of a stellar close to the 2021/22 term, Eddie Howe’s troops welcomed newly-promoted Nottingham Forest to St. James’ Park, hopeful of picking up where they left off.

And, when all was said and done, secure all three points is precisely what the day’s hosts managed.

A fine performance, which saw Newcastle dominate when it comes to both possession and chances created, ultimately culminated in a 2-0 triumph.

Fabian Schar was first on target, before the aforementioned Callum Wilson rounded out the goalscoring just over ten minutes from time.

And, as alluded to above, in the process, Newcastle’s attacking spearhead secured for himself an impressive record.

As per statisticians Opta, Wilson is just the 2nd player in club history to find the net in their opening appearance in three successive Premier League seasons.

The only other Magpies star to have managed as much? Club icon Alan Shearer.

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Everton vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

Related Content