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Halftime Report – Shelvey And Perez On Target For Brilliant Start


What a wonderful first half for the Magpies at Craven Cottage in a match attended by both Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley.

Jonjo Shelvey – scored his first goal of the year

It was all Fulham in the opening minutes as they had a flurry of crosses including three in the fifth minute.  All were either too high or well handled by the Newcastle defense.

A steal by Ayoze Perez changed Newcastle’s fortunes in the seventh minute.  Though he couldn’t get it forward, Newcastle recycled the ball through defense and started to attack.

A long ball to Ritchie from Fabian Schar led to what looked like a foul on Ritchie.  The referee waved it away as Newcastle regained possession.

A pass from the back put Ritchie through on the left and a whipped in cross was too much for Atsu to get his head on.

However, the resulting Matt Ritchie corner went straight to Jonjo Shelvey who had a superb half volley from just inside the box.  What a goal for Shelvey.  He sprinted to the Newcastle fans.  He seems to love it at the Toon.

And would you believe it, just a few minutes later Ayoze Perez scored another great goal for Newcastle.  Christian Atsu was through and Sergio Rico could not handle the shot.  The shot ricocheted and Perez was there to slot the ball away.

Ayoze Perez – we must keep Ayoze

What a start for the lads!

Fulham would come back into the game a bit with a few half chances.  Callum Chambers had a shot trickle wide at 16 minutes while Aleksandar Mitrovic missed a very good chance when his header glanced wide at 22 minutes.

Newcastle’s defense was set up superbly again and handled anything Fulham threw at the boys.

Some excellent tackles would stifle the Fulham comeback attempt.  Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Shar, and Paul Dummett all had superb interventions to prevent Fulham getting attempts on goal.

Rondon had a good chance at 40 minutes but pulled the shot wide from a Dupravka punt handled excellently by Perez who passed it to Rondon.

The Geordies at Craven Cottage were again a credit to this club.  Singing about Rafa and Rondon.  And I suspect Ashley as well (though likely not with the same adoration) as once the camera panned on the Newcastle owner while displaying a sheepish grin.

Let’s keep this lead and end this season on high.

 

 


99 comments so far

  • Reilly

    May 12, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #41

    schar

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  • chicousa

    May 12, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #42

    Schar!

    1
  • ben.g

    May 12, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #43

    Fabiannnnnnn

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #44

    Wooooooooooooooo!

    Schar the attacking CB with another to add to his tally.

    All over now. Enjoy the remainder.

    4
  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #45

    Was Mike just thinking “If only I could stand with the fans and whip my shirt off”.

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    May 12, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #46

    Man Utd will struggle to off load their deadbeats. Who would buy them? Who would pay their wages?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 12, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #47

    Charnley and Ashley should really be looking at this thinking we have got something special brewing here lets build on this for once !

    No doubt they will be thinking that’s another 5 million onto Schar another 5 onto Perez CHING CHING

    0
  • Shot Bru

    May 12, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #48

    Toonbrother… Mahrez is sh!te..lol

    2
  • Bambams

    May 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #49

    Hope the top 4 dont come in for any of our excellent CB’s

    City title now

    1
  • Slatymag

    May 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #50

    At this rate it could be hard work keeping hold of the Scharminator. Another shiny penny for MA to grab?

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #51

    Early chance for Muto, that’s a change. Show us what you’re made of son.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #52

    Jib

    KK’s first job was with us. Ole’s only test was at Cardiff and he wasn’t up to scratch there, never mind tasked with reviving Man U to the top level.

    Goal wrongly ruled out 🙂

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    May 12, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #53

    Aye he’s shite Maherez. What a strike.

    1
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #54

    Howay Muto, grab yourself a goal son. Too many writing you off from what I’ve seen on Twitter.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    May 12, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #55

    How much did schar cost? Buy of the century.

    1
  • manxpie

    May 12, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #56

    Get in schar and man city get a 3rd to wipe out liverpool’s title Hope’s lovely stuff!

    3
  • Pottsclock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #57

    Goodbye Isaac Hayden and good luck. You’ve been great for us this season

    6
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #58

    Hope Hayden has a long hard think.

    If he goes it has to be a London club or perhaps Brighton to come in for him again given the geographical reasons for him wanting away.

    Minimum of £15m + add-ons.

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  • manxpie

    May 12, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #59

    Dummet now playing a blinder at right wing back

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #60

    Mental to think we got Schar , Lascalles , Fernandez and Lejuene for near enough the same price that Mawson cost Fulham!

    7
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #61

    We should give one of the youngsters on the bench a chance, we’ll winning 3-0 so why not? Why put them on if we’re not going to play them being 3-0 up?

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #62

    Title is Man City’s

    4-1.

    Good.

    Hope Spurs prosper at Liverpool’s expense in the CL too.

    3
  • ashleysmate

    May 12, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #63

    Great day for the mags and RAFA… BUT, had a nasty thought.. The very likeable but Inexpere ced OGS shown the door at Xmas and Mr R Benitez, who’s been sitting at home since his contract wasn’t renewed, takes over… What a force they would be then… Nightmare…

    2
  • Pottsclock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #64

    Which of these Fulham players would we want next season?

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #65

    First time Dummett’s seen that side of a pitch!

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 12, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #66

    @Pottsclock

    Would take Cairney and Babel that would be about it !

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #67

    Cairney, Sessegnon and Babel.

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #68

    I do like Rondon a lot but we need another striker with rapid pace in games as well quite a few times today he would have been clean through with a ball over the top

    Can see why we are interested in Abrahams but would love us to go for Josh King him and Rondon would do just nicely!

    3
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #69

    Kenedy about to come on!? Seriously Rafa!? FCUK KENEDY GIVE THE YOUNGSTER A RUN OUT FFS!

    2
  • ben.g

    May 12, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #70

    Oh no Kennedy

    0
  • Pottsclock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #71

    Why Kenedy why?

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #72

    Bloody Kenedy. Rather one of our own youngsters.

    0
  • Paully

    May 12, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #73

    And that kid looks promising.

    0
  • Paully

    May 12, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #74

    Elliott.

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #75

    Another reshuffle. Can afford it given Fulham’s ineptness.

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #76

    Commentator “Offside, rather careless.”.

    Yup, about sums Kenedy up.

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #77

    Bad touch that Rondon, surprised he got there after that, should have take his time once he did.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #78

    Shelvey a proper lazy twat there. Left defender 1 vs 1. Couldn’t be arsed to engage and allowed their attack to unfold. That’s the other side of him.

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  • Pottsclock

    May 12, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #79

    Commentator saying “Fulham finishing strongly”. I am not sure what he is watching. We could have had 3 goals in the last 5 mins

    2
  • AncientC

    May 12, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #80

    Ritchie with another two assists today. Ritchie’s end of season stats won’t look too shabby.

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