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Newcastle Need To Find Answers Fast As They Trail 1-0 At Carrow Road


Norwich started on the front foot at Carrow Road and were all over Newcastle in the first half. They would fashion three excellent chances early on. The first required a terrific save at his near post from Martin Dubravka on a Todd Cantwell shot in the fifth minute.

A couple minutes later Pukki would collect a cross in the box but drag the shot wide of the post. He would get another chance a little later as Dubravka was again able to make a near-post save.

Newcastle would get some golden opportunities against the run of play. The first had Emil Krafth chest down a Ritchie pass in the box, but lacking composure, he fired the ball over the bar for a Norwich free-kick.

Martin Dubravka– keeping Newcastle in the game

Isaac Hayden was Newcastle’s brightest player, other than Dubravka, and made some tricky runs down the right.

He managed to put a couple of threatening crosses into the box, one of which Joelinton would head just wide. It was a chance he should have buried and could have changed the course of the game.

Newcastle just did not mark Norwich striker Teemu Pukki well at all, and it ended up costing them. He volleyed a weak clearance into the back of the net in the 32nd minute for the lone goal of the half. Martin Dubravka was able to get a hand on the shot but couldn’t to do much about it.

Newcastle have been completely dominated by Norwich who have enjoyed the bulk of possession and pulled all the strings.

There are only two attacking options on the bench for the Magpies in Sean Longstaff and Yoshinori Muto. Steve Bruce will have to find some answers at halftime or it’ll two opening losses for the boss.

Newcastle can still get back in this and salvage a result. They need to wrestle away some of Norwich’s control in the midfield and create more chances for the front two.


269 comments so far

  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Were playing Norwich 2nd game of the season , its a 6 pointer and were losing

    Its never Jabbas fault

    14
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #2

    A miracle is wha they need to find

    3
  • greatclubNUFC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #3

    First. Come on lads!

    0
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #4

    BZG
    where are you ?
    please bring your first choice manager with you

    6
  • davetoon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Tale of 2 chances, Joelinton misses a regulation header and Pukki score a worldy

    1
  • nut meg

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Picked up from where we left off from the Arsenal game… can’t win a challenge.. can’t hold onto the ball. disorganized.. Piss poor!

    4
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #7

    We can not compete against bigger teams, or smaller..Bruce help!

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    A sign of a good manager is how he shakes things up at
    half-time
    Rafa was great at it
    We’ll see

    3
  • bill

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #9

    No goals in this team. If you don’t score goals in the Prem. you go down.

    6
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #10

    The Definitive Rationale Behind Mike Ashley’s Actions

    https://cominghomenewcastle.sbnation.com/2019/8/16/20808272/the-definitive-rationale-behind-mike-ashleys-actions

    This ego-driven power play by Mike Ashley obviously comes with a steep financial risk. If Steve Bruce performs the same way he has for his entire career, Newcastle United is at serious risk of getting relegated. Regardless, Mike Ashley can rest easy now that he once again has a manager that will not challenge his authority and run the risk of damaging his ego.

    The reason were in a mess ?

    Jabbas EGO

    14
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Miggy was a breath of fresh air to our performances in second half of last season but I really think he is too lightweight. If these two new fullbacks are as good ahas been made out – European Internationals we need to push Ritchie further forward to provide the passes and the crosses but now convinced Joelinton is capable of finishing them off

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #12

    toon22 leave it out for 45 minutes there’s a good froggy

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Were to believe the traitor has the skill to turn things around ?
    Hes not be able to do that at any club he has ever managed

    Somehow he will this time ?

    -132

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Hiya JIB

    Nope

    5
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Can Lascelles provide an inspirational moment from a set-piece?

    He’s long overdue one. Didn’t score last season and seems to have shrunk in terms of leadership and taking charge.

    1
  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #16

    There’s a reason no one else plays with this formation

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Shocking free kick from Richie

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #18

    toon22 talk footy and slag off the manager all you want
    but
    the financials during a game is naff

    3
  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Slow, slow, too slow to every loose ball!

    (Jib, yep, can’t sleep on match days….up today at 3:30am)

    1
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #20

    That was a woeful free kick from ritchie….his crossing and dead ball crosses seems to get worse week on week

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #21

    JIB

    Im sure the PR would rather it was left alone

    😉

    2
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Joelinton looked lazy there with Hayden on the wing. Offered him nothing and then when ball turned over just walked back as play went passed him.

    Now he’s down.

    Doesn’t fancy it, does he?

    Hurry up Andy!

    3
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #23

    FFS

    Hope thats not serious to Joe

    1
  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Miggy and Joelinton
    AKA Laurel and Hardy
    That’s how Bruce is making them look with his incompetent setup.

    3
  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #25

    toon22
    Im sure everyone would rather it was left alone
    during a game

    0
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Possession is better without doing much with it.

    How much is that down to Norwich setting the counter trap too?

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Krafth hasnt done much wrong but not offering as much as Manquillo no idea why he was dropped

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Hanley is loving playing against Linton bullying him all game !

    This is woeful just wait till we play a good team Spurs away could be a cricket score against us

    3
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Wow this is shocking

    We look lost as a team

    4
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    We’re shite

    4
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Why oh why is Almiron constantly coming short for it bounce off him or give it away?

    Not once has he ran in behind.

    Makes no sense whatsoever.

    3
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #32

    If we dont replace the traitor before Chrimbo we are relegated

    4
  • Australian Pie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Joelinton not interested in the closing down get him off and Muto on, Longstaff on for Ki also

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #34

    toon22 you have 166 hours a week to bang your drum

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Wheres the tactical changes ?
    The traitors just standing there looking on

    FFS

    4
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #36

    So easy for them to keep possession, I dread to think What its going to be like against Man city ect

    4
  • davetoon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Damn Hayden couldn’t play JL in

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #38

    We’ve just nearly made a chance

    1
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Our best bit of play.

    See what happens when you get your arse into gear for a 30 seconds Shelvey?

    0
  • PotugueseTOON

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #40

    This will be a hard season…
    A good manager make average players great

    0
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