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Howe 'feeling positive' after Newcastle victory over Nottingham Forest

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe was delighted with their 2-0 defeat of Nottingham Forest.

A Fabian Schar wonder goal and Callum Wilson's deft finish broke newly promoted Nottingham Forest's stubborn resistance as Newcastle opened their Premier League campaign with a deserved victory at St James' Park.

Centre-back Schar collected a loose ball on the edge of the box before sending a blistering effort into the net via the inside of the near post - a goal not dissimilar to the Switzerland international's strike against Burnley in February 2019.

Wilson put the result beyond doubt 12 minutes from time, directing a first-time flick over Dean Henderson and into the far corner from Joelinton's cross.

Howe said, "I'm feeling very positive after watching that – I thought the players were excellent from start to finish. It was a performance of real promise.

"I'm always going to push the players for more – I said at that half-time, we had produced a very positive performance until the last action. We need to be more ruthless as we know tough this league can be.

"It was missing the icing on the cake – Fabian brought that. When he was lining up to shoot I was questioning his decision but it was the right one. He's capable of the unexpected.

"We've got a few weeks left to try to get the right player that will make a difference for us."

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