Newcastle United player ratings: Five 8s and two 9s as star is back to his ‘frightening best’ vs Nottingham Forest
Newcastle United player ratings from the Premier League opening day win against Nottingham Forest.
Newcastle United opened up their Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at St James’ Park.
The Magpies dominated possession and found their deserved breakthrough midway through the second half through a Fabian Schar screamer.
Callum Wilson then added a second inside the remaining 10 minutes to seal three points for Eddie Howe’s side.
Nick Pope kept a clean sheet on debut, while Sven Botman was introduced as a late sub in injury time.
Our writer Jordan Cronin was at St James’ Park - and here’s how he rated each Magpies player.