May 24, 2024

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson scored on his return to St James’ Park on Saturday.

The 32-year-old returned from a pectoral injury in the 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace, but was unable to spark a comeback. Aside from the result, Eddie Howe was overjoyed to have him back.

And so he should be, given Callum Wilson is an excellent goal scorer, and we’ve rarely had more than one striker available for the most of the season.

However, that has changed, with both Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson playing in the 5-1 victory over Sheffield United. They both scored, with Isak recording a brace to bring his season total to 23. He garnered a lot of acclaim from thelikes of Eddie Howe and Alan Shearer after another sensational display.

Callum Wilson scores for Newcastle United

Wilson, too, deserves high appreciation for seizing his opportunity in front of the Gallowgate as if he had never left.

Harvey Barnes played him in, and he scored his first goal since December with a stunning half-volley into the top corner. It was his ninth goal this season and eighth in the Premier League.

Wilson capped off a crucial victory with the Magpies’ fifth goal of the game, but he has hinted that the scoring should not have stopped there on Saturday.

What Callum Wilson said in the tunnel after Newcastle 5 Sheffield United 1

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Following their 5-1 victory over Sheffield United, the club shared behind-the-scenes footage on their official YouTube page.

They show the players walking down the tunnel and into the changing room, where they are greeted by some of the Magpies’ wounded stars. Kieran Trippier, Joelinton, and Matt Targett were all in there to congratulate their colleagues on a vital victory.

Wilson and Trippier, who is still out due to a calf ailment, had a good interaction.

After receiving a large clap on the back from Joelinton and a handshake from Trippier, Wilson exclaimed, “I should have had two big man, I should have had two!”

Newcastle’s number nine hungry for more goals

Wilson had more opportunities to score. He came agonizingly close to rounding the goalkeeper once, and another opportunity presented itself when Alexander Isak placed a lovely header into his path.

Wilson’s chances were both unsuccessful, but he appears eager as the season comes to a close.

It has been a trying year for the number nine, and he will be anxious to finish strong. Wilson has four games left to add to his record, and he will want to finish the season as Newcastle’s second-highest scorer.

To do so, he must overtake Anthony Gordon, who has 11 goals.

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