The 22-year-old scored for the fourth successive league game at St James’ Park.
Anthony Gordon’s second-half goal separated the sides at St James’ Park.
The 38-year-old broke the stranglehold placed on France Football’s prestigious award by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the previous decade.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored late in the first half and defending champion Los Angeles FC advanced to its second straight MLS Cup Final with a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Houston's Franco Escobar scored an own goal in the 80th minute to seal the Western Conference Final for LAFC, which will travel to Columbus next weekend to play for the title. The Crew beat FC Cincinnati 3-2 in a thriller earlier Saturday. LAFC, an expansion club in its sixth year of co