Eddie Howe reacts to Newcastle United’s late win - and that Bruno Guimaraes masterclass

Bruno Guimaraes netted his first two goals at St James’ Park to win it for Newcastle United.

<p>Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United is challenged by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on April 17, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. </p>

Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United is challenged by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on April 17, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United’s Premier League safety is all but secured after a late winner saw off Leicester City.

Ademola Lookman opened the scoring at St James’ Park before Bruno Guimaraes - after a lenghty VAR check - leveled things up.

Then, with added on time at the end almost up, Bruno popped up to nod home the winner. Cur scenes of absolute jubilation.

The Magpies are now 12 points clear of the dropzone - and here’s how Eddie Howe reacted to the result.

Howe said: “Goals weren’t necessarily one of the areas we felt he could would enhance us as a team but he has, he’s scored some key goals for us.

“Playing in the eight role, naturally you expect goals and assists, be creative and have a good output. Certainly, the way he’s started, he looks like he can play there.

“I’m really pleased with him, he was magnificent in every aspect, especially out of possession because we struggled to get control of the ball for any large parts.”

Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on April 17, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United fails to save a shot by Ademola Lookman of Leicester City (hidden) during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on April 17, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)