Fourteen minutes into Tuesday’s EFL Cup quarterfinal against Chelsea, Newcastle United led 1-0 thanks to a goal from Callum Wilson, who already had eight for the season.
Wilson used the outside of his right boot to beat Blues goalie Djordje Petrovic after sprinting with the ball inside his own half.
Callum Wilson going past Chelsea players like they’re playing the sport for the first time ahah state of it.
What a Messi-like goal. pic.twitter.com/J9tZeBqL2q
— Dell 🇮🇹 (@agbnufc_) December 19, 2023
The English attacker outmuscled Thiago Silva, but Benoit Badiashile, Chelsea’s other center-back, intervened by putting his body between Wilson and the ball.
Wilson rejoiced in front of several home fans, but Badiashile undone all of his hard work by letting the ball bounce off his right shin and into Wilson’s path.
Wilson put his finger to his lips and shushed Stamford Bridge.
Wilson then responded to insulting gestures from many Chelsea supporters by blowing them a kiss.
Callum Wilson shushes the Bridge pic.twitter.com/mnKqQLgmlz
— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) December 19, 2023
Wilson played his 100th game for Newcastle on Tuesday.
Since joining the Magpies in September 2020 after leaving Bournemouth, he has now netted 46 goals.
In the 2023–24 EFL Cup quarterfinals, Newcastle United defeated Chelsea, with Callum Wilson (center) scoring a goal.