Nottingham Forest fell to defeat in their return to the Premier League after goals from Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson secured all three points for Newcastle.
There wasn’t much to separate the two sides in the first-half but the Magpies rode ahead in the second as Schar’s strike broke the deadlock in the 58th minute – before Wilson bagged 20 minutes later.
Steve Cooper’s newly constructed side will hope their luck fares different when they host West Ham next Sunday.
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Fabian Schär opened the scoring with a thumping long-range strike in the 58th minute
Newcastle looked the stronger side before their centre-back eventually opened the scoring
Callum Wilson wheels away in celebration after scoring Newcastle’s second goal