web analytics





Newcastle Still In It But Down 0-1 To Leicester At The Half


Newcastle came out in a 3-4-2-1 with Jetro Willems and Emil Krafth playing as wing-backs. Isaac Hayden and Matt Ritchie played up top to support Yoshinori Muto. When out of possession they went into a 5-4-1 like at Tottenham.

The St James Park crowd had chants for Matty Longstaff and boos for the returning Ayoze Perez throughout the game. The visitors starting out on the front foot for the first few minutes but Newcastle soon came into the game.

It was even up until the 30-minute mark when Leicester would get a run of possession. Fernandez, Clark, and Jonjo Shelvey had some crucial clearances in the box.

However, after a foul by Ritchie on Youri Tielemans, James Maddison’s free-kick would hit Matt Ritchie in the wall and deflect into the goal for a 0-1 lead to the visitors.

Matt Ritchie– forced off right before the half

Hamza Choudhury had a very bad tackle on Matt Ritchie and there were calls from the crowd for a red. Matt Ritchie would have to leave the game due to the challenge and Christian Atsu had to come on.

You cannot fault the lads for their performance in the first half. Leicester City have put out their first-team while Newcastle have made 7 changes from Tottenham. The issue for Newcastle is going to be if they can get a goal. Muto hasn’t gotten many touches, but the team have been able to craft a few chances.


168 comments so far

  • Bigjim67

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #1

    First

    0
  • Bigjim67

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Second

    0
  • Bigjim67

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Third

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Mark Douglas@MsiDouglas

    Liked the look of Willems tonight. Full of running.

    0
  • Bigjim67

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #5

    On a roll

    0
  • Bigjim67

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Thanks Ron

    0
  • AncientC

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Clark is good at attacking crosses. If Muto isn’t working, using Clark could be worth a shot. Orthodox, but horses for courses.

    2
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #8

    I would say They were after Ritchie after he took outMaddison a lot of verbals
    Hindsight a wonderful thing would of had Ritchie off earlier as he was wound up
    Young Matty is also a bit hot under the collar after Vardys elbow
    Playing ok with no real conviction up front
    Kraft looks ok tonight Shelvey playing well but Arghhhhh he loses the ball in the stupidest places nearly led to a second goal

    1
  • Reilly

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Andrew Musgrove
    @ADMusgrove
    ·
    2m
    Talk that Krafth went off at HT holding his leg.

    Manquillo is on the pitch with the others subs though

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Macjems 1-3 🙁

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Choudry taken off before someone gets him his tackle on Ritchie

    2
  • willowdalerez

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Charlie in the Gallowgate – Sounds like your’re at the pitch how crocked is Ritchie from what you saw? We can ill afford another injury to a key player!

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Anytime, Bigjim!

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #14

    So our DM Hayden is playing as AM, and our AM Longstaff is playing DM? Sounds like we’ve gone back to the McLaren and Pardew days.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Longstaff not doing great

    0
  • lochinvar

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Mackems 3 at Burnley with Joe Hart in goal.
    His career hit the skids

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #17

    We seem to be playing very direct ?

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Manquillo on for krafth

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #19

    We seem decent but poor up front. Playing nice stuff but starting to leave gaps at back

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #20

    1-1

    0
  • willowdalerez

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Krath injured… How come all our boys seem to be made of fine crystal. Bad luck tonight.

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Willow
    I would say well crocked nasty vicious tackle
    Get in the net Muto

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Hayden needs to execute this tackle to perfection – and does so. It’s right on the edge of the box but gets the ball from Maddison.

    Atsu goes on the counter but his pass is blocked – it was 2 vs 4.

    Leicester City, come back before United break again – Manquillo’s cross is excellent but Muto just doesn’t challenge.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Muto!!

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #25

    1-1 Muto

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Goooo on

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #27

    GET IN THERE YOSHI!

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Lee Ryder
    ?Verified account @lee_ryder
    55s55 seconds ago

    Muto taps home after Willems took the ball down. #nufc

    2
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Not sure what was wrong with Kraft

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Mutomutomutomutomuto!!!!!

    1
  • stingray

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #31

    What size crows in?

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Hayden is one of the best tacklers I’ve ever seen. Always hard, fair and usually well timed.

    1
  • Australian Pie

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #33

    Get in!!!!! Lets go lads, will be stoked if we win and draw the mackems

    2
  • stingray

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Autocorrect!!
    What size crowd in?

    0
  • martoon

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Just seen our goal on Sksports – Willem does a comed dive, ball hits his legs and ends up at Muto’s feet for a tap in 😀

    0
  • martoon

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #36

    *comedy

    1
  • geordie157

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #37

    Muto! Now let’s win this!

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #38

    22,727 stingray.

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #39

    My guess tad under 30 thousand

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #40

    And 7 crows apparently

    0
1 2 3 5

You must log in to post a comment.