Legend has it that while Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor, the Sheriff of Nottingham tormented the poor with ever-increasing taxes in order to fatten the coffers of the rich. This Friday, nouveau riche Newcastle United levied tax on newly promoted Forest in Nottingham.
Eddie Howe’s team started the game losing, due to a goal by Emmanuel Dennis in the 26th minute. However, they still tied in the discounts of the first half.
At 64 minutes, Elliot Anderson had the opportunity to consummate the turnaround, however, he missed a penalty. The hero was then the Swede Alexander Isak, Newcastle’s most expensive reinforcement ever, who, in the 93rd minute, did what his colleague could not and threw the penalty inside.
With this victory, Newcastle consolidates fifth place in the Premier League, with 47 points, one less than Tottenham, the last team in the Champions League, and five more than Liverpool, who have had a season far below.
Nottingham Forest is in 14th place with 26 points. It could fall into the relegation zone, given that Bournemouth, the first team below the waterline, in 18th place, is two points away and has not yet entered the field in the 27th round.