Willock scores in 7th successive games Newcastle finish off relegated Fulham


Fulham 0-2 Newcastle

Joe Willock scored for the seventh successive game as Newcastle rounded off an impressive end to the season with victory against relegated Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The on-loan Arsenal midfielder has been instrumental to Newcastle’s end-of-season revival and he proved his worth yet again with a fine winner.

Picking up the ball in his own half, Willock marauded past a lumbering home defence before latching on to a fortunate rebound and lashing the ball into the bottom corner.

Fulham huffed and puffed in front of their 2,000 fans but rarely troubled Martin Dubravka in the visiting goal, their afternoon summed up by Ivan Cavaleiro ballooning over with the goal at his mercy.

This 12th blank at home ensures Scott Parker’s side take the record of fewest home goals scored in a Premier League season (nine) from Manchester City (2006-07) and Huddersfield (2018-19).

For Newcastle, Fabian Schar’s composed late penalty sealed a fifth win in eight games, leaving them 12th in a congested middle of the Premier League table.