February 5, 2023
Newcastle United 5-1 Brentford: Bruno Guimaraes scores twice in thumping win
Newcastle United 5-1 Brentford: Bruno Guimaraes scores twice in thumping win
Bruno Guimaraes opened the scoring with a flying header

Eddie Howe praised “excellent” Bruno Guimaraes as Newcastle marked a 12 months since their takeover with a crushing win over Brentford.

Guimaraes put Newcastle forward with a flying header earlier than Jacob Murphy doubled the benefit shortly after following an error from David Raya.

Ivan Toney scored towards his outdated membership through a penalty, however Guimaraes netted once more lower than two minutes after.

Miguel Almiron and an Ethan Pinnock personal objective accomplished the scoring.

Brentford have been first to have the ball at the back of the online, Bryan Mbeumo operating on to a Shandon Baptiste flick and slamming by means of Nick Pope’s legs. Nevertheless Toney was dominated to be interfering with play as he moved out the way in which of the ball whereas offside, and the trouble was dominated out by VAR.

As an alternative Newcastle took the lead, Kieran Trippier brilliantly curling in a far-post cross from deep after a brief nook with Guimaraes heading house.

Newcastle boss Howe, talking to Match of the Day, stated of Guimaraes: “He was excellent. We actually missed him when he was out [as he is] a high quality participant who helps us in each section.”

United doubled their lead because of a howler from Raya, who handed straight to Callum Wilson. He performed sq. for Murphy to strike previous protecting defender Ben Mee.

Toney made it 2-1 from the spot after Aaron Hickey headed towards Dan Burn’s raised arm, however one minute and 57 seconds later Guimaraes restored the two-goal benefit as he gained the ball from Hickey close to the midway line, drove ahead and struck to Raya’s proper from 25 yards.

Brentford have been their very own worst enemies as they have been caught taking part in out from the again once more, Pinnock promoting Raya brief with an under-hit cross that Almiron burst on to and slammed house.

Pinnock was once more at fault for quantity 5, sticking a boot out proper in entrance of Raya to deflect a low cross from the left previous his personal goalkeeper.

5-star Toon on day of celebration

One 12 months and a day since a Saudi-led consortium took over their membership, Newcastle’s followers have been in celebratory temper at St James’ Park. A tifo coated the Gallowgate Finish earlier than kick-off, based mostly on the takeover announcement and itemizing the signings made prior to now 12 months.

Two of the gamers signed by the present homeowners are Trippier and Guimaraes, and each have been in stellar kind right here. Trippier’s crossing was a continuing menace, as he left a well timed reminder as to why he might go to the World Cup with England forward of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Guimaraes was the driving power from midfield for Eddie Howe’s facet, his objectives ending a run of three successive house attracts for the Tynesiders.

Almiron was additionally glorious – signed through the Mike Ashley period and infrequently maligned, he was an endlessly energetic attacking presence, forcing an excellent save from Raya after 5 minutes and carrying on in that kind.

He solely obtained one objective final season however is already on 4 this marketing campaign, and after scoring was offered with a Paraguay flag from the group – an indication of the esteem through which he’s held by followers.

Of Almiron, Howe stated: “It’s all about constructing consistency to his sport however he has carried out brilliantly off the ball and now he’s including objectives to that.”

The return of Allan Saint-Maximin as a late substitute capped a terrific day for Newcastle, the ahead having not performed since August due to a hamstring harm.

Sad return for Toney

Brentford final gained at Newcastle 88 years in the past, and other than a VAR-crushed second early on by no means appeared more likely to finish that sequence right here.

The goalless draw at Bournemouth final weekend marked their first clear sheet in 20 Premier League away fixtures. With 5 shipped right here, clearly Thomas Frank has points to unravel in defence.

Frank informed Match of the Day: “Normally I by no means thought we’d concede 5 objectives, we did right this moment. In life and soccer it’s about the way you reply to setbacks.

“If you wish to win soccer matches it’s comparatively essential you do not make one, two, three, or 4 errors resulting in objectives. To make 4 errors you then lose soccer video games and principally that’s it.

“We’re in fact fuming. I can really feel my anger bursting round inside me. It’s the similar because the gamers and we’ll bounce again.”

It was additionally a nasty day for Toney, captaining Brentford on the stadium the place he made two Premier League substitute appearances for Newcastle in 2015-16, the sum of his top-flight profession for the north-east facet.

After inadvertently denying his facet their opener, Toney did rating along with his twenty first successive transformed penalty, early within the second half.

He has been concerned in eight of Brentford’s 16 Premier League objectives this season, scoring six – however it’s on the different finish of the sector the place their main issues lie.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Pope
  • 2TrippierSubstituted forTargettat 84′minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 4Botman
  • 33Burn
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 39Guimarães Rodriguez MouraSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 78′minutes
  • 28Willock
  • 24AlmirónSubstituted forAndersonat 84′minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forWoodenat 84′minutes
  • 23MurphySubstituted forJoelintonat 66′minutes


  • 6Lascelles
  • 7Joelinton
  • 10Saint-Maximin
  • 12Lewis
  • 13Targett
  • 18Karius
  • 20Wooden
  • 21Fraser
  • 32Anderson


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Raya
  • 20Ajer
  • 16MeeSubstituted forDamsgaardat 71′minutes
  • 5Pinnock
  • 2HickeySubstituted forGhoddosat 83′minutes
  • 8Jensen
  • 26BaptisteSubstituted forOnyekaat 63′minutes
  • 10DasilvaSubstituted forJaneltat 45′minutes
  • 3Henry
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forWissaat 62′minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 45mins


  • 7Canós
  • 11Wissa
  • 13M Jorgensen
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 15Onyeka
  • 24Damsgaard
  • 27Janelt
  • 30Roerslev
  • 34Cox

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Participant of the match

Bruno GuimarãesBruno Guimarães

Newcastle United

  1. Squad quantity39Participant titleBruno Guimarães

  2. Squad quantity24Participant titleAlmirón

  3. Squad quantity2Participant titleTrippier

  4. Squad quantity7Participant titleJoelinton

  5. Squad quantity10Participant titleSaint-Maximin

  6. Squad quantity28Participant titleWillock

  7. Squad quantity9Participant titleWilson

  8. Squad quantity23Participant titleMurphy

  9. Squad quantity4Participant titleBotman

  10. Squad quantity5Participant titleSchär

  11. Squad quantity33Participant titleBurn

  12. Squad quantity22Participant titlePope

  13. Squad quantity13Participant titleTargett

  14. Squad quantity32Participant titleAnderson

  15. Squad quantity36Participant titleS Longstaff

  16. Squad quantity20Participant titleWooden


  1. Squad quantity2Participant titleHickey

  2. Squad quantity17Participant titleToney

  3. Squad quantity3Participant titleHenry

  4. Squad quantity19Participant titleMbeumo

  5. Squad quantity8Participant titleJensen

  6. Squad quantity16Participant titleMee

  7. Squad quantity20Participant titleAjer

  8. Squad quantity10Participant titleDasilva

  9. Squad quantity1Participant titleRaya

  10. Squad quantity26Participant titleBaptiste

  11. Squad quantity5Participant titlePinnock

  12. Squad quantity24Participant titleDamsgaard

  13. Squad quantity27Participant titleJanelt

  14. Squad quantity11Participant titleWissa

  15. Squad quantity15Participant titleOnyeka

  16. Squad quantity14Participant titleGhoddos

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