Sun 5 May 2024, 11:09 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle's 'really impressive' 24-year-old has now got a lot of work to do this season

Newcastle's 'really impressive' 24-year-old has now got a lot of work to do this season
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Newcastle United added another four goals to the season's tally at Turf Moor on Saturday with four different scorers adding to their totals.

One player who notched another goal was Alexander Isak who has now become the first Newcastle player since Alan Shearer to bag 20 Premier League goals in a season.

The lanky Swede, who was recently described as 'really impressive' by Martin Keown on Match of the Day following the Toon's win over Tottenham, was gunning for the Premier League Golden Boot.

Despite missing his first penalty since joining the club in the win over Burnley, it only took until the next attack for Isak do add his name to the scoresheet and hit that magic 20 mark.

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He just couldn't let Isak have it, could he?

Haaland got a bit greedy on Saturday

That goal took him level with Cole Palmer and just one behind Manchester City's Erling Haaland with the Cityzens due to play later that day.

Man City took on Wolverhampton Wanderers and not only did Pep Guardiola's side batter Wolves 5-1, four of their goals were scored by the Nordic Cyborg himself putting a five-goal gap between himself and Isak.

With just three games remaining, it now looks like Isak faces and impossible task to snatch the Golden Boot award from Haaland.


Next season Isak will defeat Haaland

It isn't so much that Isak won't be able to get six goals in three games, we all know he could do that, but we'd also need Haaland to not score again this season and that's the unlikely part.

Isak still hasn't managed to bag a hat-trick for the Magpies and now he's got a huge incentive to do so. He'd also never missed a penalty until yesterday, so he's not above achieving firsts.

Next season is the one. With a few top additions and a clean bill of health, Isak will give Haaland a proper run for his money. I said this last season too, and I wasn't far off, if Isak had stayed fit he'd have been well ahead of Haaland by now.