Much was made of Eddie Howe’s suggestion last week that Newcastle’s record signing Alexander Isak was not yet ready for ninety minutes. Yet, with normal time having passed, there was Isak – who had earlier drawn Newcastle level with a technically superb strike – heading against Moussa Niakhate’s hands.
Up stepped the Swede, the boos booming around Nottingham. Cool, calm, and match winning. Six now for Isak in the equivalent of seven games.
Poor Emmanuel Dennis. He could easily have left Nottingham Forest in January but for the fact his European options were limited to a Watford return….