Witness the complete replay and highlights of the Newcastle United vs Fulham match. This thrilling showdown is part of the England Premier League 2023/2024 season, specifically Matchday 17. The action kicks off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, Dec 16, 2023. Don’t miss a moment of the excitement!
Newcastle United vs Fulham Full Match Reports
Newcastle United triumphed over the resilient 10 men of Fulham, securing a 3-0 victory and stretching their unbeaten streak in home Premier League (PL) clashes against the Cottagers to eight matches.
The Magpies faced a significant setback when they were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League midweek, and despite a promising start, there were further setbacks at St. James’ Park. Fabian Schär had to exit the game with a hamstring injury just 14 minutes into the match. On the flip side, Raúl Jiménez, representing Fulham’s recent impressive form, was shown a red card after 22 minutes for an aerial challenge with Sean Longstaff.
Eddie Howe’s squad swiftly adapted to the disruptions, showcasing fluid ball movement. Anthony Gordon, attempting to break the deadlock on the half-hour mark, saw his powerful strike hit the crossbar, rebounding through Longstaff’s legs. Joelinton then presented Alex Iwobi with an opportunity, but Martin Dúbravka made a crucial save. More frustration ensued as Joelinton exited the game due to injury. Despite dominating possession, Newcastle struggled to break down Fulham’s defense, with Tino Livramento’s attempt for Longstaff thwarted by Bernd Leno.
Leno’s goalkeeping prowess was tested after the restart, making impressive saves to deny Gordon and Lewis Miley. The 17-year-old Gordon, however, found the breakthrough, seizing on a loose ball from Bruno Guimarães’ build-up play and calmly slotting it into the bottom corner for his maiden senior goal. Just seven minutes later, Newcastle doubled their lead, with Gordon’s delivery eluding Leno and Callum Wilson, allowing Miguel Almirón to capitalize and net his first PL goal since September.
Dan Burn, in his first start since returning from an injury in November, sealed the victory by bundling the ball home after his initial header was saved. Newcastle bounced back from their recent three-game losing streak with a comfortable win. In contrast, Fulham, after enjoying historic back-to-back 5-0 victories, was brought back to reality.
Man of the Match: Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United).