Project Restart always promised us to play football like never before. But in Newcastle’s £40million record signing finally finding the net, we now have the definitive proof.
Joelinton had never managed to score in the top flight at St James’ Park before Sunday, and not in the league since August, a barren run of over 35 hours. And when he scuffed a shot and fell over in the first half, it looked as if for the big Brazilian the new normal was pretty much the same as before.
The moment Joelinton had waited 10 months for finally arrived at the Gallowgate End in the 78th minute.
Midfielder Matt Ritchie has improved his team’s advantage. Newcastle’s third goal scored in the 78th minute at Joelington. Sheffield played in the minority from the 50th minute, following John Egan ‘s dismissal.
Newcastle won 38 points in the Premier League and rose to 12th. Sheffield takes 7th spot with 44 points. The 30th round started on 19 June.
After a pause on June 17, the English Premier League returned when the matches for the postponed 28th round were held.