Newcastle United: Wilson matches record set 25 years ago

Callum Wilson of Newcastle United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Callum Wilson of Newcastle United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

Callum Wilson is flying high at the moment with four goals in four games for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United are coming off an impressive 3-1 victory over Burnley, and they now find themselves among the top six through four games with seven points.

Allan Saint-Maximin was in top form with a goal and an assist against the Clarets, but it is striker Callum Wilson who is making headlines on Tyneside and across England. With two goals yesterday, Wilson increased his scoring tally to four goals in just as many games.

This hot start to the season matches a record that was set by club legend Les Ferdinand in the 1995-96 campaign. Ferdinand and Wilson are now the only Magpies who have scored at least four goals in their first four games with the club.

It is worth mentioning that Ferdinand went on to score 29 goals that season. Although fans do not expect the same final tally for Wilson, the Toon Army is excited to see the lethal finisher find early success on the front line.

Wilson had the option of joining Aston Villa, but so far his decision to sign for Newcastle United is proving to be the right call. Purchased for £20m from Bournemouth, the England international is showing fans, Steve Bruce, and owner Mike Ashley that he is worth every penny of that fee.

The schedule will become more difficult over the next five games with clashes against Manchester United, Wolverhampton, Everton, Southampton, and Chelsea, but Wilson has what it takes to maintain his good run of form.

So long as his supporting cast in midfield continue supplying him with quality balls in the box, Wilson will undoubtedly reach double-figures before we know it.

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Being clinical in front of goal is no longer a concern for the Toon with Wilson up top, but Newcastle United need to work on developing consistency. The performances fans saw against West Ham and Burnley need to become the norm for a top ten finish.