Ghanaian winger, Christian Atsu scored in Newcastle United’s 4-1 thrashing of Preston North End on Monday to gain promotion back to the English Premier league.
Christian Atsu helped Newcastle to grab 88 points with two games remaining and they are trailing leaders Brighton and Hove Albion by four points and it looks like winning the championship has eluded them, but they have already booked a place in next season’s Premier League.
Ayoze Perez broke the deadlock of the game in the 7th minute for Newcastle, before Jordan Hugill cancelled out the lead for Preston North End in the 27th minute.
But Christian Atsu restored Newcastle’s lead in the 45th minute- Newcastle broke at pace with Isaac Hayden and his ball to Mitrovic was in turn rolled into the path of Atsu who calmly placed the ball home from close range.
Before Matt Ritchie registered his name on the score sheet with the third goal in 65th minute and Richie completed the onslaught in the 82nd minute.
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