Guimaraes caps Newcastle win at Brentford in Premier League with bucket-hat celebration

Newcastle United's Jacob Murphy, second left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Brentford and Newcastle United, at the Gtech Community Stadium, in Brentford, England, Sunday May 19, 2024. (John Walton/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Bruno Guimaraes scored to cap a 4-2 win for Newcastle at Brentford in the final day of the Premier League season and celebrated in a bucket hat.

The Brazil midfielder, linked with a move away from Newcastle in the offseason, hit the team's fourth to halt a potential Brentford comeback.

He lapped up the moment in front of the away fans after his goal clinched seventh place for Newcastle and — if Manchester City beats Manchester United in the FA Cup final next weekend — a return to Europe in the Europa Conference League. Man United finished the league in eighth place, behind Newcastle on goal difference.

Brentford ended the season in 16th place.

A wild afternoon saw Newcastle sweep into a 3-0 lead at halftime through goals from Harvey Barnes, Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak, only for Vitaly Janelt and Yoane Wissa to haul Brentford back into the match. Guimaraes then settled it.

It was a disappointing way to sign off the season for Brentford and, in particular, Ivan Toney on what is likely to be his swansong appearance ahead of an expected summer move.


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