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Newcastle Under Attack In Second Half As They Fall 1-0 At Chelsea


Newcastle drop back into the relegation zone after a 1-0 loss at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were just too much in the second half as their constant attacks finally grabbed them the goal they needed for all three points.

Both sides emerged unchanged after the 0-0 stalemate in the first half. Chelsea went immediately on the front foot and put Newcastle under severe pressure. Chelsea won a barrage of corners, but the Newcastle defense held up early on.

In the 67th minute, Dubravka made a wonderful save on Christian Pulisic. The American collected a deflected shot from Hudson-Odoi but couldn’t get it past our sprawling keeper.

Andy Carroll came on for Miguel Almiron in the 69th minute. Joelinton moved to left while Saint-Maximin went out to the right.

Then in the 73rd minute, former Mackem Marcos Alonso’s low drive across goal beat Dubravka. Dubravka had been outstanding but could have done better on the effort by Alonso. While it looked like it was coming, to concede in this manner felt like a gut punch.

Yedlin kept it one goal down with a remarkable clearance in the box in the 80th minute. Joelinton would make way for Christian Atsu a minute later.

In the 82nd minute, Allan Saint-Maximin showed some dazzling skills as he beat Alonso at the byline to get in a cross. However, Jetro Willems skied the ball into the stands.

Dwight Gayle made his season debut for Allan Saint-Maximin in the 85th minute. The 22-year-old Frenchman received a standing ovation for his efforts today.

It was not meant to be for the lads. They played very well, and it was just a goal that Dubravka will feel he should have done better on that is the difference. A solid performance, but it was a fair result with Chelsea’s second-half dominance.


53 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Bruce out!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Bruce is clueless. But our attacking nous is non existant and has been for years.

    Back in the bottom 3 then.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #3

    St Maximin wasn’t very effective today. The first 25min he was electric but he did nothing after that. Miggy our MOTM

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  • Jib

    Oct 19, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #4

    We lose 1 – 0 away to one of the top six coming off a 4 game winning run and it’s the end of the world.
    Get a grip ffs

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Loss not unexpected, but its the way we played, horrible. Can’t pass, no movement and whenever a Chelsea player got close we just kicked it as far as we could no worrying where it went.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Dubs MOM for me. Could have easily have been 4-0.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Played really well 1st half without getting shots away.

    Joelinton is never, ever a £40m striker. So wasteful in good positions today, breaks and dangerous attacks breaking down at his feet.

    Bruce got his subs wrong and made them too late, those changes contributed to their goal, with ASM still on the pitch when he was done for 10-15mins before that, asleep at the back post – he did well defending at time as well today, but when you’re tired those lapses are more prone to happening.

    Disappointing in the end. it got away from us.

    When Andy comes on we need to be far more methodical in our approach and make sure the crosses coming in are quality, instead of desperately just chucking it in aimlessly.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Big Andy was bad too coming off the bench, did nothing.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #9

    We did well first half. Second half was a joke. Joelinton is absolutely useless and has no pace. We need to get rid of him asap. Andy Carroll is no good. Matty Longstaff has no pace. Sean Longstaff doesn’t do enough. Almiron and Saint Maximin did ok. Lascelles and the defense did well. We need a holding midfielder, a playmaker, a winger and 4 strikers.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #10

    IrishRob

    None of our players did anything but kick the ball to Chelsea players.

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  • geordietom

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #11

    dubs MOM for me as well kept the score down

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  • BenArfa the magician

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #12

    We will go down this year with the record for least goals scored, we could have played for hours today and still not scored. There’s just nothing there.

    ASM starts great like at Utd but after 20 mins he’s hanging out his ass can hardly jog his fitness is a joke. Miggy doing his normal run head down, run into player, lose ball and repeat and Joelinton having his usual NO shots on target 8 games 3 shots on target. There is just not enough to stay up with this team.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Don’t look like scoring with Joelinton. Rondon was miles better. He should’ve got a shot away in the first half. Should’ve hit it first time. Awful player.

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #14

    Irishrob you seem to be the only person who thought we got killed first half!

    On tactics I meant formation etc sorry I should have said subs were rubbish. ASM should have been off sooner that’s for sure.

    Team let Bruce down in possession though that’s not his fault it’s up to the players to take responsibility.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone notice the goal came from down Miggys side. No one tracking back since he was taken off, left a hole and they scored. Miggy should never have been taken off, by far our best player today.Hes our MOTM!

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  • giimps

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Poor display, great work rate from the lads but passing accuracy was shocking and Chelski just forced us to play quickly and make mistakes, they were better going forward than us , we had no answer to their passing and moving , the ref allowed them the niggly fouls all day andplay should have stopped for a clfoul on Jelinton just before the goal…..we werent getting those fouls but they did get theirs ………close but no cigar…….we wont win games with zero shots on target though……..running ourselves into the ground chasing the opposition means we become open later in the game as we run out of steam………are you reading Mrs Doubtfire

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Our defense is probably top 6 standard. The rest of the team is poor apart from St Maximin and Almiron and maybe Atsu.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #18

    No shots on target and a whopping 67% passing accuracy. Our passing has been woeful all season, I have seen kids on the playground pass better than us.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #19

    The worrying thing is, we just don’t have goals in this team. When we can’t even attack even after going a goal down we are in big trouble. We didnt threaten their goal all game.

    We are in huge trouble.

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Back to reality unfortunately.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #21

    One point above the drop zone now. We thought Big sam din’t know what he was doing but this mon is far far worse. He is denude of ideas when it comes to making changes. That goal had been coming for at least 15 mins. It was as if I’ll bring AC on and then just launch balls into the middle. Is that a Brucie Plan? – Yes but it’s No F…ing good!

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    The team let Bruce down are you serious?? Bruce let the team down if Rafa was managing that game we would have won it, Bruce made some terrible decisions.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Almiron did ok. Just need a bit of confidence. Shooting is weak. Needs to hit it quicker instead of taking another touch.

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Unable to watch the match – fortunately. Did Gayle touch the ball?

    1
  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Probably would’ve brought Shelvey, Atsu and Gayle on.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #26

    40 mil. striker and he cant even get a shot on target…..where is Joselu when you need him. lol

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #27

    It was Premiership play against Championship quality at best. We just don’t deserve to be in the same league, sadly.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Taken Matty Longstaff, Joelinton and Sean Longstaff off.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #29

    How many touches of the ball did we have in their penalty area?

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Irish you are clueless. Do you think Bruce is responsible for our players not making simple passes to each other? We had plenty of opportunity to get forward and build yet players couldn’t even control the ball and rushed everything.

    Bruce was at fault for not bringing ASM off sooner but that’s about all he did wrong. Rafa won that game you make me laugh.

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  • geordietom

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #31

    at least we didn’t get battered …

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #32

    Not enough goals in this team. Perez + Rondon were our main goal-scorers last season and we’ve not adequately replaced them, as usual. Obviously Ashley and Charnley know better than Benitez when it comes to football, remember? Joelinton looks like a poor mans Mitrovic at present.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #33

    We’ll win next week against Wolves and be 11 from 10. Also confident we’ll stay up. Today was just bad decisions at crucial moments from players and manager.

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #34

    I still think Joelinton could come good but we need to see more support around him. Too big a gap at the moment.

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  • geordietom

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #35

    i thought the Marriner didn’t give a few free kicks when our players got fouled , we played decent first half , it must of been Bruce’s half time team talk that put the lads off . we need someone in midfield who can carry the ball forward .

    defence was good today we got no bite up front …

    wet spam next week …

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Nufc83 when you say things like this I wonder if you are p.r for Bruce. I’ll say it again Bruce made terrible decisions, if Rafa was manager we would have won.

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #37
  • geordietom

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #38

    i agree Miggy should of stayed on when he went off there was space for Alonso to move into …

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Glad you find it funny!! Smh

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 19, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Exactly Tom, thank you!

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