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Newcastle Finish Strong And Lead 1-0 At The Half


Well, it was a pretty drab affair at St James Park for the first thirty minutes. However, Newcastle closed the half strong in the final 15 minutes. They got their rewards with a 37th-minute header from captain Jamaal Lascelles from an excellent cross by Fede Fernandez.

Newcastle had slightly more of the possession over the visitors in the first half and outshot them 9-3. However, it’s just the one shot on target.

Joelinton and Miguel Almiron have looked decent in their link-up play. The Paraguayan Almiron has done well tracking back and making a few key interceptions.

However, it was a familiar struggle in the final third. The final ball was either poorly executed or the wrong one to play. However, Newcastle grew into this game and better chances started to come late.

Almiron was sent clear by Matty Longstaff in the 34th minute, but a heavy touch took him wide. Rather than use his right foot, he tried to strike it with the outside of his left but it went into the side netting.

But Newcastle kept up the pressure and it paid dividends. After a sequence of set pieces, Newcastle kept the ball in Wolves’ end. It ended up with the fantastic header by the captain.

Former Newcastle captain Alan Shearer was even delighted with that one.

Newcastle must see out this game. We expect Wolves to come out strong in the second half. However, the lads cannot rest on their laurels. They must keep the pressure on Wolves and push for a second goal.


134 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Oct 27, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Lascelles is a world class player
    Fact

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 27, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Almiron needs a long spell on the bench
    Give muto a go in his position
    St maximin is good enough to start in Mancity

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Keane and Souness the worst two analysts to ever work for Sky. I have no idea how they are allowed to sit in that studio. Carragher and Neville must be embarrassed to share the same studio.

    1
  • Hannibal

    Oct 27, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Best spell of play we’ve had in a long time just before half time.

    Fast incisive passing just shows what a little belief can do confidence flowing

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  • davetoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Great half from Ferndandez as well. He made some important clearances along with the assist

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Half time came at the worst time for us. Hopefully they carry on were they left off.

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  • dougie

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Almiron guaranteed to get a goal or an assist in the second half!

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Dougie

    I backed him to break his duck today, but by God is he a poor finisher, at least right now. Think he’s going to need one to ricochet in off his backside.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #9

    83,

    Take a day off. I said ASM was exciting but has yet to produce an end product, ie score a goal or make an assist

    1
  • dougie

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Anything less than 3 points here would be shocking,Wolves are a shadow of themselves

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Ha Rotonda I was expecting you to start backtracking after this game.

    0
  • dougie

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Hail.I think today he’s gonna break his duck,goal or assist.

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Excellent from ASM

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  • willowdalerez

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Bit of a dive by St Max lol he’s playing well.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #15

    😆 Longstaff should have been booked for that.

    0
  • willowdalerez

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Clark poor yellow after a poor yellow against Chelsea… Needs to think.

    0
  • davetoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Lascelles caught in no-mans land there

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Looking a bit disorggnised and rushed this half. ASM runs the only pus. Need to calm down a bit.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Could really do with Hayden on for Matty here. His little legs aren’t covering the ground quick enough with this high tempo Wolves are now playing at. Starting to look stretched.

    Will be a big plus to have that option again from next weekend.

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Blimey in sixes and sevens our defense at the minute.

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  • Bladey

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Winning 1 0 but the football is atrocious the strikers are non existent the Longstaff brothers are playing garbage and the defence is all over the place
    ASH IN WISE OR CARVER IN MUGS OUT

    4
  • willowdalerez

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Need a change here lost our form giving away chance after chance

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  • Mindshaft

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #23

    wtf were lascelles and co doing there, ball watching in the 6 yard box, wolves all over us at the mo

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Get Shelvey on for Matty. Too many errors in possession from him today. Shelvey’s trait of slowing things down might actually help us here too.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Does anyone else notice Maxi doesn’t have half the speed he starts with after only 50 minutes every match.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Dear god no Shelvey please!!

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Time for Joel to go off now

    0
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Irish

    I don’t particularly trust him at the moment, but Matty is clearly struggling with and without the ball 2nd half.

    0
  • IrishRob

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Take maxi off for Atsu, and Joelinton off for Gayle.

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  • Australian Pie

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Really smart positioning from JL up top not allowing any simple balls to Neves

    1
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #31

    St Max certainly can run with the ball and has plenty of tricks to go with it. Again though, he was criticised in France for his skill and ability not translating into sufficient end product.

    Only his 3rd start, so early days for him still, but he seems to want to do too much a lot of the time on evidence so far. He seems a bit of a showman, so hopefully he is just trying to wow the crowd and endear himself early doors and tje simpler play and earlier release comes soon.

    1
  • Australian Pie

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Fresh legs needed for sure

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Shelvey just depresses me more, all he ever does is pass it backwards. Mattie isn’t doing too bad, hes running for every ball, I wouldn’t take him off tbh. Someone needs to come on soon though.

    0
  • willowdalerez

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Shelvey for S. Longstaff
    Atsu for M. Longstaff
    Gayle for ASM
    Now!!!

    0
  • Mindshaft

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyone else notice we seem to have gone back to the Pardew free kick routine – long ball to far post for header on – obv no Williamson squareheed these days but same result

    0
  • davetoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #36

    FFS was always coming sadly

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  • Mindshaft

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Pathetic – looks like we’ll go on to lose this – come on Bruce , earn your money you useless cabbage

    3
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Dubravka with another mistake.

    Bruce too. Should have changed it because it’s been coming. Get Shelvy and Gayle on now.

    FFS! Why didn’t we approach the 2nd half same as the 1st?

    1
  • toon kk

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #39

    It was just a matter of time before they scored.

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Oct 27, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Standard.

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