Eddie Howe reveals his Newcastle United penalty preference after Alexander Isak strike
Kieran Trippier, Newcastle United’s dead-ball specialist, would have been the choice of many fans to take the club’s penalty on Saturday.
However, summer signing Alexander Isak stepped up to take the spot-kick, which was awarded for handball following a pitchside VAR check, against Bournemouth.
Asked if it was the plan for Isak to take any penalties, United’s head coach said: “He was always going to take it. I’d really encourage our strikers to take that responsibility if they want it. He did – and it was a great penalty.”
Isak’s penalty cancelled out an opener from Philip Billing, and the game ended 1-1. Newcastle are 10th in the Premier League table ahead of the October 1 fixture against Fulham at Craven Cottage. Wilson, sidelined since August, could be back for the fixture.