Callum Wilson makes Alexander Isak request after Newcastle United win at Everton
The Magpies forward were in fine form once again on Thursday night as their side boosted their Champions League hopes with a win at Goodison Park.
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The England international grabbed the opening goal of the game when he fired home from close range after Jordan Pickford had parried an effort from Joelinton. The Brazilian midfielder extended the Magpies lead with just under 20 minutes remaining before Wilson doubled his tally moments later with a stunning effort from 20 yards out.
That set the scene for Isak to come to the fore as the Sweden forward stole the show after coming on as a substitute just before Wilson’s second of the night. Isak beat a plethora of Toffees defenders despite being close to the touchline and still had time to dink a cross to Jacob Murphy and allow the winger to tap home his third goal in the last two games.
Speaking after the game, Wilson hailed the Magpies record signing and explained why he feels they can both get more out of what he called ‘a good partnership’.
He told BT Sport: “He’s a top player, and you want to play with top players all of the time. Unfortunately, we play in the same position a lot of the time and when he plays out wide he can do things like that as well. Obviously, I’m more of a natural nine, he’s more of a wide player. It’s a good partnership, hopefully we can get more time on the pitch together.”
Wilson has found himself in red hot form as he plays a lead role in the Magpies push for a Champions League place.
The striker has six goals in his last six games and his double at Goodison Park took him out in front in the race to be United’s top goalscorer in all competitions this season. However, it was his second goal of the night that captured the attention of his team-mates as produced a sublime curling effort that had England team-mate Jordan Pickford grasping at thin air.
He said: “It was nice, everyone was saying it’s not me. We were practicing yesterday to be honest, one of them did go in, I did score a goal (like his second at Goodison Park), today I got one in the top corner, which is always nice and helped the team to get three points.”