Georginio Wijnaldum highlights a major problem at Newcastle

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Newcastle United are struggling to score in the Premier League at the moment.

Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has highlight in The Chronicle a major problem the team are facing at the moment.

The Netherlands international, who joined from PSV in the summer transfer window, has said that the Magpies need to start scoring goals in order to win games in the Premier League.

Steve McClaren’s side have gone 402 minutes of Premier League football without scoring.

“It seems like a long time ago, because it was a long time ago!” Wijnaldum told The Chronicle. “We have to fight hard and make more goals and chances.

“If we don’t start doing this we can’t win games. In the final third we know we have to create more because two goals in five games is not a lot.”

Newcastle have scored just two goals in five Premier League matches so far this season, while conceding as many as seven.

The Magpies have a shot accuracy of just 40%, and this underlines just how much they need to improve on their finishing.

McClaren’s side have created 25 chances, which suggests that the problem lies in finishing them off.

Newcastle have a good chance to pick up all three points this afternoon, when they take on Watford at St. James’ Park.

Playing at home will give the Magpies an advantage, and they should be looking to make the most of it.

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