Eddie Howe’s workforce moved as much as 47 issues and now path fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by way of only a level and with a sport in hand. The Magpies head into the world spoil with their purpose of Champions League qualification now inside of touching distance.
“Whenever you come back it’s a satisfying feeling and to score that late is another boost,” Howe stated. “I think today was always going to be difficult but I think we deserved it.”
Emmanuel Dennis put Forest forward within the twenty sixth minute as they seemed to increase their unbeaten run on the City Ground, the place they’d now not misplaced since September.
An underneath drive Sven Botman attempted to ship a cushy cross again to keeper Nick Pope however Dennis used to be lurking within the space in a position to pounce. He beat Pope to the ball and chipped it into the web for his 2nd Premier League purpose of the season.
Isak restored parity simply ahead of half-time after Joe Willock’s go dropped in the back of him and he twisted his frame to volley the ball off his shin and in off the a long way submit. He put a finger to his mouth to silence the Forest fanatics.
“We know it is a hard ground to come and take three points and we got off to a bad start but the team showed good character,” stated Isak, who has six objectives in 10 video games.
“I think we showed great character and kept pushing . . . we kept controlling the game and had chances. We believe and we know that we have it in our own hands and have a good chance.”
Elliot Anderson idea he had put the Magpies forward within the sixty fourth minute however the purpose used to be disallowed following a VAR evaluate because of a participant being offside within the build-up.
Newcastle appeared like they must accept a draw ahead of the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Moussa Niakhate’s hand ball.
Nottingham boss Steve Cooper stated giving up a past due purpose used to be the worst solution to lose.
“Especially having fought in the game. We came up against a really good team and we knew it would be like that, possibly,” he stated.
The outcome left Forest 14th within the standings, two issues over the relegation zone.
“When you’re in the position we’re in, every point is vital,” Forest midfielder Jonjo Shelvey instructed Sky Sports.
“The way lads dug in deep, we deserved something from the game. But it wasn’t meant to be. We dust ourselves down and go again.”
(With inputs from Reuters)