LONDON: Callum Wilson scored twice to help Newcastle reduce pressure on manager Steve Bruce in a 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park just now.
Bruce was heavily criticized by Newcastle supporters after his side lost their last five games of the league and approached the relegation zone.
However, after switching to a 4-4-2 formation, they put on an energetic performance to secure their first win in 12 games in all competitions through two Wilson goals.
After Jordan Pickford denied his attempt in the first half, Wilson then blasted the lead after heading into Jonjo Shelvey’s corner kick in the 73rd minute, ending a seven-game goal drought.
Newcastle’s top scorer’s attempt then hit the post before scoring his second goal at the end of the game.
The win saw Newcastle go nine points above the relegation zone.
Carlo Ancelotti’s squad remains in seventh place in the league.