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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

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #201

    We scored

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #202

    Like to hear what John Anderson has to say!!!!!

    1
  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #203

    West Lancs Geordie

    Proven Ashley apologist

    3
  • hibbit

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #204

    £40m striker and Hanley had him in his pocket ????

    21
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #205

    Never mind Shearer?

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  • cyprus

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #206

    Not much to say really.

    For the benefit of those who missed it, you missed a team which played neat one twos, fast and attacked with intent: Norwich.

    7
  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #207

    Danishmag; it’s not the fans’ fault that the owner, manager and the team are shit. I no longer go but I don’t blame the people who still do for the ineptitude of our club. In fact I admire their loyalty.

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #208

    Woohoo

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #209

    We didn’t deserve a goal

    4
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #210

    Lee@180
    Spurs , Liverpool , Leicester and Watford in our next couple of games we could be on the receiving end of a fair few pastings in that time!

    Not withstanding all four play positive attacking flair football

    3
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #211

    Well our saving grace for the past 2 years was that Benitez got us to defend so well, we rarely lost by more than 1 so we was always in with a chance, infact We lost in the past 2 years only 3 times by 3, Watford, west ham and Liverpool……

    Bruce has us hammered 3-0 by a newly promoted Norwich Side Who barely bought anyone and are hampered by injuries

    It’s all becoming quite clear how badly We needed Benitez

    21
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #212

    Pukki looks decent wouldn’t you say lads? That first one was class. Their first hat trick in the Prem since ’93? Impressive.

    3
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #213

    Shocking performance today. Shelvey and Ki completely lost the midfield. We are in huge huge trouble.

    9
  • jazzyp

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #214

    I take it all back lads..My apologies we have opened our account against the newbies of the Pl who got tanked there first game of the season.
    What a shite state of affairs

    8
  • geordiemark

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #215

    West Lancs Geordie

    well if he owes 605 million in taxes to belguim id love to know how much he owes to other european countries as well as our own, lets hope the inland revenue drags him off to jail

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #216

    Norwich have wanted the win so much more than us. They have challenged every ball and been way more physical and up for it than us for the whole match.

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #217

    Well there you have it. Full time.

    A good old fashioned pukki bashing

    2
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #218

    We’ve scored ?

    Check with VAR as I don’t think that’s possible

    2
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #219

    A goal I didn’t celebrate even a bit. The stark reality is too much already.

    2
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #220

    Sorry 3-1..i must be wrong..Bruce is awesome we will be fine

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #221

    Unless Bruce turns things round in dramatic fashion, this team is Nailed on for 20th place finish.

    He has his work cut out now.

    12
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #222

    Shelvey pulls one back but far too late. Good for him though….

    1
  • davetoon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #223

    Seeing Bruce talk about the shock of being offered the job says it all. He couldn’t believe it.

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #224

    That was a definite Pukki Party……

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #225

    Joelinton only scored 10% of his teams goals last season. Hoffenheim scored 70!! Joelinton only got 7 of those and doesnt even play the way we want him too. We should have got their manager, Nagelsmann – next young German manager off the rank. not Bruce, the next old Englishman heading to extinction.

    4
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #226

    How long will it take Mr.Blobby to ruin Andy & Max. It will be more like Paddy & Max. Still we have Lejeune to come back to shore up the defence.
    Surely he could have found places for Colback, Aarons, Saviet and Lazaar in this set up

    1
  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #227

    That was soo poor, we looked headless!! Like a ship without a rudder, like a car without a steering wheel, LIKE A FOOTBALL TEAM WITHOUT A MANAGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #228

    Mikey has sailed too close to the wind this time!
    The first thing that should happen is to sack Charnley as a fckin gesture of this mammoth cock up. How can you go from last season to this!
    Beginning of the end for Ashley! No where too hide!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #229

    Shelvey currently top scorer for NUFC . Will he be able to keep it up?

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #230

    That goal we scored was quality it was the first time Shelvey had actually ran for the ball the whole game though!

    Why are we playing him defensive midfield?

    2
  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #231

    I just hope “The 300” are protesting again next home game and are ripping the p1ss out of the47.000 fans on their way to SJP next home game.

    All that organising that went into protests V Arsenal game, it looks like there was no need. Bruce will empty SJP on his own without even breaking sweat !!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #232

    Let’s see what the response from Mr. Brucie is. “Well, we were in it right ’til the end. I liked our spirit and fight back. I have no doubt we are a top 10 team.”

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #233

    Man City now have a goal difference of +8 compared to us

    There is nothing and I mean nothing that Bruce can say on TV tonight to get out of this mess
    The damage is done
    and everyone saw it coming

    7
  • toon kk

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #234

    Result as expected, preformed as expected.
    Not Alot else to say really apart from more of the same in our next game.

    2
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #235

    I never expected much, but I didn’t think we would Get relegated but if we play like we have in the opening 2 games, we Without A shadow of A doubt wIll go Down

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #236

    Sad fact is in this current formation Colback would have been a better choice in midfield at least he would run about and put tackles in…..

    2
  • Reilly

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #237

    All Rafa’s hard work undone in 2 games.
    Welcome to brucey ball.

    24
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #238

    Let’s see now errm. Who would the Man of the Match be?

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #239

    “Sailed too close to the wind” lol lol somone tell him that dont make sense, Icarus wouldn’t be pleased, but you probably dont get that. Lol

    4
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #240

    IrishRob like an arse without a hole.

    2


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