Wilson proves point to see off Brentford and get Newcastle back on track | Premier League

Where might Newcastle be without Callum Wilson? In three years on Tyneside he has scored 41 goals in 80 appearances, playing a key role in a couple of relegation escapes before helping secure Champions League qualification last season.

Without Wilson here, Newcastle’s winless run would almost certainly have stretched to four matches. Instead his impeccable second-half penalty was a rare moment of perfection, camouflaging the fast-developing faultlines running through a side possibly distracted by an impending European adventure.

Much as Newcastle fans have discovered that the logistics of…

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