The Alan Shearer message to Alexander Isak that Newcastle United supporters will love

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The Magpies striker grabbed his first goal on Tyneside at the weekend.

It was a memorable moment for Newcastle United record signing Alexander Isak as he netted his first St James Park goal in Saturday’s home draw with Bournemouth.

The Magpies striker got off the mark on his debut in the heartbreaking late defeat at Liverpool but went on to draw a blank in the recent goalless home draw with Crystal Palace.

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Isak endured a frustrating afternoon on Saturday and could only watch on as Philip Billing diverted a Jordan Zemura cross beyond Nick Pope to put Bournemouth ahead with just over an hour gone at St James Park.

But his time would come as a VAR decision saw Cherries midfielder Jefferson Lerma was punished for handling a Kieran Trippier cross and that led to the award of a penalty for the Magpies.

After some discussion with team-mate Bruno Guimaraes, Isak confidently stepped up and dispatched the resulting penalty to ensure his side claimed a share of the spoils.

The former Real Sociedad striker revealed his mixed emotions over the goal via his Instagram account, stating the draw was ‘not the result we wanted’ - but his spot-kick did receive the seal of approval in a reply on his post from the Magpies all-time record goalscorer Alan Shearer.

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The former England captain replied with ‘Great pen Alex’ on the post that has been liked over 66,000 times.

Isak will hope to add to his United tally when they visit Fulham on the first weekend of October - but his immediate focus will be on international duty with Sweden as they face Serbia and Slovenia in Nations League fixtures over the next week.

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