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Willock Nets Seventh in Seven to Beat Fulham


Joe Willock scores in seventh straight game to help Newcastle past Fulham

Joe Willock signed off from his Newcastle loan in style with his seventh goal in as many games the opener in their 2-0 victory at relegated Fulham.

Willock, who will be sought after by the Magpies this summer after his sensational run of form since joining from Arsenal in January, settled a game of poor quality at Craven Cottage when firing a loose ball into the far corner after his own mazy run had been stopped.

His individual quality was the kind Fulham were crying out for, and when Willock himself provided them a chance to level with an awful backpass, Fabio Carvalho fed Ivan Cavaleiro but the Portuguese winger fired over when clean through.

Their victory was sealed late on by Fabian Schar, who netted from the spot after Matt Ritchie had been fouled to lift Newcastle above Wolves and into 12th place on goal difference.

The Cottagers were given a warm reception for most of the game from the 2,000 home fans welcomed back to Craven Cottage but never looked in danger of giving them something to cheer about and were booed by a small section of their home support at full-time, after a game which summed up a season of disappointment for the Cottagers. 

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