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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Joe Willock (23')
  • Fabian Schär (88' PEN)

Willock scores again as Newcastle win at Fulham

Newcastle United's Joe Willock scored for a seventh game in a row as they won 2-0 at already-relegated Fulham on the last day of the Premier League season on Sunday.

The 21-year-old ran from deep before firing a low shot to score in the 23rd minute and the visitors doubled their lead in the 88th when Fabian Schar converted a penalty.

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The win ensured a 12th place finish for Newcastle, who moved up from 15th in the standings going into the final day.

Willock, on loan from Arsenal, is the youngest player to have achieve the feat, starting his scoring streak against Tottenham Hotspur at the start of last month.

He is the second Newcastle player to score in seven straight Premier League appearances after Alan Shearer in 1996.

Fulham, who got a loud cheer from the first crowd at Craven Cottage this season despite already being relegated, finished the season without a win in their final 10 league games.

They came 18th with 28 points, 11 points adrift of fourth-bottom Burnley.

Fulham's first chance fell to Fabio Carvalho just past the half-hour but his effort was blocked by Federico Fernandez. Straight afterwards, Carvalho came close with a powerful strike.

Willock was close to a second goal early in the second half but Fulham were the stronger of the two sides after the break and Carvalho should have equalised in the 56th minute.

He stole an errant back pass from Willock but, with just goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to beat, blasted wide in a horror miss to the frustration of the home fans.

However, it was Newcastle who finished with a second goal when Matt Ritchie was fouled by Kenny Tete and late substitute Schar converted the subsequent spot-kick.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 19 +29 50
2 Manchester City 20 +33 45
3 Newcastle United 20 +22 39
4 Manchester United 20 +7 39
5 Tottenham Hotspur 21 +9 36
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 +10 31
7 Fulham 21 +2 31
8 Brentford 20 +4 30
9 Liverpool 19 +9 29
10 Chelsea 20 +1 29
11 Aston Villa 20 -4 28
12 Crystal Palace 20 -9 24
13 Nottingham Forest 20 -19 21
14 Leicester City 20 -7 18
15 Leeds United 19 -7 18
16 West Ham United 20 -8 18
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 -18 17
18 AFC Bournemouth 20 -23 17
19 Everton 20 -13 15
20 Southampton 20 -18 15