Push for Europe continues with victory – and targets galore | EUROtoday

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Newcastle United are the Premier League’s golden ticket this season with targets, at one finish or the opposite, assured. Five extra on the City Ground makes it 90 and counting.

If one other thrill-a-minute sport couldn’t fairly match final week’s 4-4 draw with Luton for scoreboard burnout then it nonetheless represented an early night nicely spent with a cultured double from Bruno Guimaraes proving decisive.

How a lot three factors at Forest will likely be value to Newcastle of their pursuit of some type of European soccer will solely be revealed on the finish of the season, nevertheless it felt vital.

If this has at instances felt like a cursed marketing campaign for Newcastle, what with the betting ban for Sandro Tonali and the avalanche of accidents which have beset them, then they might but salvage one thing from it.

“To get the three points today was massive for us,” stated Guimaraes. “It is clear for me we have to get Europe again – try for the Champions League, I know it’s difficult, but at least the Europa League.”

Guimaraes received it with a 66th-minute cracker from 25 yards after setting Newcastle on their approach with a wise Tenth-minute volley from a short-corner routine executed with minimalist precision.