One player that managed to get his name on the scoresheet against the Toon was Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Given how the 37-year-old has scored 698 goals in 932 club appearances throughout his impressive career, it’s safe to say that having Ronaldo score against you is not a particularly rare thing.
With the summer transfer window still open for business, this could give the Tyneside club the chance to bring in what could be their own version of the United icon to St. James’ Park.
Back in May, it was reported that the Magpies were interested in signing Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.
Since then, the Nigerian has found the net 28 times in 62 games across all competitions.
In terms of being Newcastle’s own version of Ronaldo, the Portugal international currently sits at the top of a list of similar players to Osimhen according to Football Transfers.
This could be mainly due to the fact that both players clearly have a knack for scoring goals.
To get a clearer picture of how much of a confident attacking figure he is, former Cagliari coach Walter Mazzarri had this to say about the striker.
He said: “Osimhen is phenomenal because he runs alone at five players and gets through.”
According to Il Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia), Napoli have put a reported price tag of £100m on their star striker, which suggests that it would be a substantial investment from Newcastle to get him.
However, with the goalscoring talent he has shown and the time ahead of him he has in his career to blossom into a deadlier attacking figure, in the same way that Ronaldo has, this could be an investment worth making for Eddie Howe and PIF.