The Magpies returned to winning ways in the Championship with a 3-1 victory over Forest at St. James’ Park.
Dwight Gayle scored twice for Rafael Benitez’s side, while Matt Ritchie found the net with a deflected free kick.
We made it harder tonight than it should of been! Never the less, job done. On to the next one #NUFC— Jamaal Lascelles (@Lascelles16) December 31, 2016
Over the course of the 90 minutes at St. James’ Park on Friday evening, hosts Newcastle had 60% of the possession, took 16 shots of which eight were on target, and earned nine corners, according to BBC Sport.
Visitors Forest had 40% of the possession, took eight shots of which three were on target, and earned one corner, according to BBC Sport.
Newcastle will return to action on Monday afternoon when they take on Blackburn Rovers away from home at Ewood Park in the Championship. The Magpies are still the main contenders for the Championship title this season.