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Guimaraes' Brace Propels Newcastle to Thrilling 3-2 Victory over Forest

 Guimaraes' Brace Propels Newcastle to Thrilling 3-2 Victory over Forest

Lewis Miley of Newcastle United
Lewis Miley of Newcastle United battles for possession with Morgan Gibbs-White of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United at City Ground on February 10, 2024 in Nottingham, England(Image-Getty) 

Bruno Guimaraes emerged as the hero for Newcastle United, scoring two magnificent goals in a pulsating 3-2 victory against Nottingham Forest, reigniting their aspirations for European football next season.

The Brazilian maestro showcased his brilliance with a stunning volley and a curling shot, providing moments of sheer quality in an enthralling encounter where Forest fought back twice to level the score.

The match witnessed a captivating sequence of events:

- Nottingham Forest made a single change from their previous draw, with Moussa Niakhate replacing Andrew Omobamidele.

- Newcastle opted for one alteration, as Callum Wilson returned to the starting lineup, replacing Jacob Murphy.

- Newcastle seized an early advantage at the City Ground, courtesy of Guimaraes' exquisite side-footed volley from Kieran Trippier's precise cross.

- Forest, dangerous on the counter, responded swiftly as Anthony Elanga outpaced Dan Burn to level the score with a composed finish.

- Fabian Schar restored Newcastle's lead with a clinical finish past Forest's new goalkeeper Matz Sels.

- However, Forest managed to equalize again in first-half stoppage time, as Callum Hudson-Odoi's deflected shot found the net.

- In the second half, Guimaraes once again displayed his prowess, firing a sensational strike from distance to secure the win for Newcastle.

- Despite Forest's relentless pressure, they failed to seriously test Newcastle's defense, suffering their sixth home defeat in seven matches.

Key Facts:

- Newcastle secured consecutive away league victories against Forest for the first time since January 1966.

- This win marked the first time Newcastle took the lead three times in a Premier League match they eventually won 3-2 since October 2005.

- Forest's dismal home form continued, with six losses in their last seven Premier League home games.

- Newcastle's back-to-back Premier League away wins are their first since April 2023, which also included a victory against Forest.

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