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Newcastle Start Strong But Fade A Bit In 0-0 First Half Against Arsenal


Newcastle came out on the front foot against Arsenal playing in a bit more open style under Steve Bruce. Miguel Almiron looked very threatening in the first fifteen minutes though he did get a yellow for diving in the box.

There were a few crosses early on that were just out of the reach of Joelinton though the second one just glanced off his head after taking a slight deflection from an Arsenal defender.

Jonjo Shelvey would have a powerful shot deflected off the near post for a corner in the 19th minutes as Newcastle continued to threaten early in the game.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a great chance in the 23rd minute could only manage to sail it over the crossbar. It was probably the best chance of the first half and was a harbinger of Arsenal coming into the game.

Joelinton, though, would follow with a nice chance as he was able to get past a few defenders in the box but the subsequent shot was easily gathered by Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno.

Joelinton– some decent chances early against Arsenal

Shelvey lost possession in the 30th minute which led to an Arsenal counter but the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot was parried behind by Dubravka for Arsenal’s first corner.

Arsenal would grow further into the game and start to get a bit more possession. Newcastle seemed to have Isaac Hayden moved on to the right with Manquillo further forward. Hayden had a crucial interception in the box in the 35th minute to deny Arsenal a shot.

Newcastle were flirting a bit with danger playing a higher defensive line and looked like they could be caught on the counter with Arsenal’s pace.

The game would go a little bit tepid to close the half as both sides would fail to keep possession consistently.

There’s goals to be had in this game and Newcastle have to take their chances in the second half. This is the time to beat what is a weakened Arsenal team. They still have new signing Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette who can come on the second half but are missing some key members of the squad.

Bruce may want to think about bringing Allan Saint-Maximin on early in the second half to add another threat. Maybe in place of Sean Longstaff who has looked a bit rusty so far.


197 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #41

    Schar was slow to track back just a minute ago. Did it again. Goal.

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  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #42

    -131

    4
  • Australian Pie

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #43

    Very poor way to concede

    0
  • JDdubai

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #44

    Wtf was Willems doing just stood there waiting for the pass, ffs wake up and move towards it!

    3
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #45

    This is ripe for ASM!

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #46

    Willems twat

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #47

    Willems not exactly the start he wanted

    And will the fans get behind the team now ……..

    1
  • IrishRob

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #48

    I hope he doesnt straight swap Miggy for Maxi.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #49

    Now we are in shit. Why did he take off shelveh ffs??

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  • JDdubai

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #50

    It was set for ASM from the start, not when 1-0 down.

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #51

    Bollocks!

    Willems too casual.

    That’s my fear of him. Injuries have slowed him down and the Dutch league is played at a walking place, where he last played any regular football at LWB.

    Hard to take when it;s our own mistake.

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #52

    Hasnt taken long for the traitor to work his “magic”

    3
  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #53

    we already need a new manager lol

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #54

    Awful atmosphere

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #55

    Ah, the worms come out the woodwork.

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #56

    Munster

    How many of your alts like the traitor ?

    5
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #57

    We have no urgency atall, this Arsenal team are pretty bang average, but we just look not interested

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #58

    Get Saint-Maximin on and go for it.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #59

    Bruce’s first mistake changes the team and striaght away the player he put did collect the and now 1,,0 down what a shit manger he is

    4
  • JDdubai

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #60

    ASM on for Ritchie, drop Longstaff in next to Hayden who has played well.

    Push WBs on 10 yards further.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #61

    Strange omission of KiSY from the bench. Why do we need two centre backs on it? Ritchie won’t get much joy further up the pitch. Simply can’t beat his man. Might as well get St Max on.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #62

    Frog we know u are not a real supporter. Go away.

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #63

    Fs this is frustrating To watch

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #64

    You think Joe is better than Rondon ?

    4
  • pitch invasions@SJP

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #65

    Unbalanced.

    Todays heroes. The boycotters!

    12
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #66

    Why play it that far ahead of Willems? Nothing gained by it. Just give him it to feet ffs, still gets to put in the cross.

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  • JDdubai

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #67

    right then, lets see what we can do.

    Ritchie in Cm with Hayden then.

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  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #68

    Munster

    You post stuff yo yourself lol

    Hiya

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #69

    What is that all about?

    0
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #70

    Done more than longstaff already lol

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #71

    This should interesting, Sean Longstaff off for Saint-Maximin.

    A front three of Almiron, Joelinton and Saint-Maximin!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #72

    Brilliant cross. Nobody there.

    0
  • NezzaNUFC

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #73

    Are we winning yet?

    Hahahahahaha

    0
  • dougie

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #74

    Willems for Shelvey says it all,depressing sight seeing cabbage face on the touchline,fcukn disgrace.Ghost club,no ambition,no firepower,no investment,reap what u sow.Arsenal bang average side but we haven’t laid a glove on them yet.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #75

    Willems looks awful. Joe looks lazy. Come on lads

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  • JDdubai

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #76

    Never seen Pepe play, will be interesting to see if he can play his way into my fantasy team….

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #77

    That Willems looks about 3 stone to heavy

    2
  • Australian Pie

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #78

    Actually watch the match half of you morons on here, we are actually playing very well and been the more dangerous side. Players are busting everything for the club and Bruce is going for it.

    Hate Ashley all you want but give the team props when its due, negative low lifes on here

    3
  • Australian Pie

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #79

    Shelvey had a knock actually watch the match idiots

    3
  • Australian Pie

    Aug 11, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #80

    Wouldnt be surprised if half of you arent watching the right match

    1

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