Boxing Day in the Premier League: Three-packer Wood makes Nottingham cheer

As of: December 26, 2023 3:46 p.m

Striker Chris Wood from Nottingham Forest has the “Boxing Day” in English Premier League ushered in with a furious hat-trick.

Thanks to the New Zealander’s goals (45th + 1, 53rd and 60th), the relegation candidate celebrated 3-1 (1-1). Newcastle United the first victory under the new one Team manager Nuno Espirito Santo. At the same time, it was the first success after seven league games without a win.

Wood turned the game around after former Dortmund player Alexander Isak (23’/foul penalty) had given the hosts the lead.

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Newcastle loses touch

Espirito Santo, once Coach the Wolverhampton Wanderers and from Tottenham Hotspur, had Nottingham took over last week after his predecessor Steve Cooper was fired. On his debut, the Portuguese suffered a 2-3 defeat against AFC Bournemouth conceded.

Newcastle currently has four defeats from its last five league games and is threatened Champions League-Losing sight of ranks.