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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

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #121

    Free transfers 3 Big Spenders f….ing nowhere

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #122

    That’s enough for me, rubbish!

    3
  • geordiegav1987

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #123

    U know some fans would never boycott, but i think its the only way to get to ashley

    2
  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #124

    Players not playing for manager
    Toxic personalities like maximin and Joelinton introduced
    I stand to win a grand if we go down
    The only positive

    1
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #125

    Jib@8
    A sign of a good manager is how he shakes things up at half-time
    Rafa was great at it
    We’ll see

    Didn’t take long to decide now did it ?

    15
  • toon kk

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #126

    Pardew mk2 is back! Good luck Brucey!

    5
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #127

    Norwich were whinging they had players out….this team already looks like they dont believe in the management….or each other for that matter…. toothless,embarrassing, joke of a display.

    7
  • BenArfa the magician

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #128

    Norwich score 3 wtf are Liverpool going to do to us

    3
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #129

    Benitez could lose the firstfive games and Id have 100% faith he’d stay up.
    Bruce could win the first five games and Id have faith he’d still go down.

    What’s this cabbage head doing in the premier league in 2019?

    18
  • Trent1211

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #130

    Well done all the nuggets who booed and jeered me and others when we walked in late last season. Our own fans. Burying their heads in the sand. Allowed Ashley to get away with it. Well, this is what you get. For the love of all things black and white start boycotting. There is nothing left to support.

    24
  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #131

    Were not this bad, were a good team when we are set up and directed twice. This is more clear evidence of Bruce’s ineptitude.

    9
  • Toon Tang

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #132

    I wonder if brucey will have full use of pardews random excuse generator?

    7
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #133

    Belfast
    If you’re pinning your hopes on Andy Carroll we are doomed. He can’t even run let alone score goals!

    7
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #134

    It’s sad to watch this happen.

    2
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #135

    How many times did We lose in 3 years by 3 goals under Rafa? But hey Atleast we are playing attractive attacking football….oh wait

    17
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #136

    Everybody should boycott immediately and in perpetuity until the club changes hands.

    Better to do it now with a PL season ahead of us and inevitably going down to the Championship, than doing it in the Championship when another potential drop could happen.

    Kill the cancer now.

    14
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #137

    @toonkk

    Its about the manner of the defeat. It was embarrassing today. There is nothing on display that say we will even finish 19th. We are looking like we are in a rush to go straight down to the championship.

    9
  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #138

    Pardew was far better than Bruce
    Awful comparison

    11
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #139

    Norwich have many injuries too.

    8
  • Spellcheck

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #140

    We’re doomed. Can’t see us winning a game any time soon with this team/squad. Martoon can I change my position in the league position.

    4
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #141

    Out played and out classed by a newly promoted team with five injuries and they spent buttons.

    What a shower of shit Ashley has assembled.

    We are run like a pub team but with less professionalism l.

    #BoycottAshley #ashleyout

    16
  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #142

    Bruce Out!

    12
  • GEORDIE69

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #143

    STEVE BRUCE AND MIKE ASHLEY = Wake up you idiots!!!! STOP SUPPORTING THIS REGIME…… BOYCOTT NOW………………………………..

    26
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #144

    We’ve been Pukkified.

    0
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #145

    We shouldn’t be discussing these types of manager in 2019, other than to wonder if they’re still managing.

    4
  • jazzyp

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #146

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

    I guess we have our answer then eh.2 Games 2 losses.
    But hey it’s only 2 games in..Things can change.
    Hahaha,Mike Ashley F@ck dolls

    18
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #147

    Irish
    Rafa had us overachieving! We are crap without him! It’s a disgrace and actually, it’s not fair on Bruce!

    7
  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #148

    Bruce out..Ashley well his running of the football club is beyond laughable..we’ll be relegated this season with Bruce in charge and eventually will be stuck in championship forever like leeds..thats how criminal this Bruce appointment is.

    10
  • naptoon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #149

    commentators blaming players yes theyve been shite but this is down to the manager and his set up.

    7
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #150

    Our players are so static!!!!!

    2
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #151

    Brighton 1-1 West Ham at the moment

    Look around us…..just a pointer but shambolic isn’t in it.
    That’s two more season tickets gone in January

    4
  • NezzaNUFC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #152

    Don’t worry lads, only 36 games to go, but hey jibs mate traitor Bruce will turn things around.

    Come on let’s give him till at least 30 games, we know he’s a Conte.2 lol

    6
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #153

    Well goal difference won’t be the key to staying up this season. I’m finished till this regime goes and that’s not likely in my lifetime.

    3
  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #154

    Hope Ashley is Pukki’ng into his fireplace. Shambolic performance!

    5
  • davetoon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #155

    Bruce hoped to nick something away to Norwich.

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #156

    I only predicted 17th on martoons league because I know Bruce can’t possibly last that long. If I was Ashley id be looking for a replacement already. Thank god he’s on a low wage.

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #157

    Thank goodness Charnley and Ashleys judgement is better than Rafa’s!!!! 40m for joelinton….hmmm.

    Agent bruce doing what he does. Did anyone expect different – 134 gd!! But its ok coz he’s better than rafa’s + 203 !!

    11
  • Blofal

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #158

    We are devoid of any structure. 3 in the midfield just doesn’t work. We have been tactically worked over today…. by Norwich.

    Rafa would have never given them the space to run at our defence all day like they have. This is horrible.

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #159

    Haven’t even heard the away support this game as well even they have had enough!!

    The team is no longer working hard which basically is game over for us as that’s what Rafa had us doing best players are just walking all over the pitch !

    6
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #160

    Thought we played well today kept them down to 3!!!?
    Pity help us when we play against a first team and not reserves

    2


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