June 24, 2024

Eddie Howe is hoping that Bruno Guimaraes, who scored the goal that sealed seventh place, wasn’t saying goodbye to Newcastle with fondness.

Wearing a bucket hat, Guimaraes celebrated in front of the visiting supporters after scoring a late goal to seal a 4-2 victory against Brentford.

Following the final whistle, the Brazil midfielder—who had been linked to a move abroad this summer—waved for a considerable amount of time to the traveling supporters.

“I don’t think it’s a wave goodbye,” said Magpies boss Howe. “I think Bruno probably does that many times.

“But I think it can be interpreted in a way if people watching decide that to be the case.

“I really hope it’s not, from my perspective. He is essential to our efforts. We are fighting to hold onto him because he is an inspirational player.

In a chaotic afternoon, goals from Harvey Barnes, Jacob Murphy, and Alexander Isak gave Newcastle a 3-0 lead at the interval.

Brentford was able to tie the score thanks to goals from Vitaly Janelt and Yoane Wissa, but Guimaraes, a favorite of the Magpies, sealed the victory by putting in the rebound from Isak’s free kick.

It was a goal that would put Newcastle back in the Europa Conference League if Manchester City wins the FA Cup final the following weekend.

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