Newcastle forward Alexander Isak scored an audacious ‘outside of the boot’ scissor-kick to equalise for the Magpies in their Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest.
The 23-year-old Swedish forward has endured a frustrating start to life in the North East following his club-record £63 million move from Real Sociedad in the summer.
He has, however, shown glimpses of brilliance in a Newcastle shirt, with goals against Liverpool, Bournemouth and more recent Wolves in the league.
And on Friday night, the highly-rated striker pulled off an outrageous piece of skill to level the scores in Nottingham. What about this for a finish?
“It’s a brilliantly improvised finish” 👌
Isak equalises for Newcastle! pic.twitter.com/SDgklBDJMx
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 17, 2023
After a neat pass from Allan Saint-Maximin to slide in Joe Willock, the midfielder delivered a great ball to Isak, who brilliantly improvised his body to flick the ball past Keylor Navas.
One fan commented on the goal, saying: “Brilliant break but what a clever finish that is from Isak. Off balance, in the air and still gets it across goal and inside the far post.”
Another wrote: “Isak that is crazy technique,” while a third added: “Brilliant finish, let the usual suspects of the usual clubs slag him off. He’s only gonna get better.”
As mentioned earlier, Isak scored for Newcastle in their Premier League clash against Wolves last weekend and Magpies boss Eddie Howe was full of praise for the striker.
He said: “As I said before he got the concussion, he was in really, really good form in training and I was desperate to see him execute that on the pitch, and I felt he did that against Wolves.
“I thought he was outstanding in every respect. Physically he was very very good, technically very good, and his goal… I still enjoy watching that even now, a week after. Hopefully it’s the start of a really good run for him.
“I think he’s a different player to anyone we have in the squad. He has really good versatility to his game – I think he could do a bit of everything, which is a great asset for us to have in our frontline.
“I think he brings a different dimension, but every player has their own strengths and uniqueness which makes the team slightly different.”