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Newcastle Holding Strong In 1-1 First Half Against Reigning Champions


Newcastle started the game well enough as Manchester City held the lion’s share of possession. However, the defense held their shape well and were hard to break down.

Newcastle were again wasteful on the counter in the first 20 minutes though they showed signs of a threat, primarily through Allan Saint-Maximin.

In the 22nd minute, Manchester City made their breakthrough. It was a bit unlucky for Newcastle as the ball was deflected a few times in the box and fell to Raheem Sterling, who sublimely put the ball past Dubravka.


Just when it looked like hope was dwindling, Newcastle responded only a few minutes later. Miguel Almiron from the right played a nice back pass to Jetro Willems in the box. The wing-back had loads of space to settle himself, and he struck the ball cleanly with his right foot into the bottom corner. It was a beautiful goal for Willems and Miguel’s first assist for Newcastle.

Newcastle held firm to close the half, but Sterling is causing problems and looks like he has another goal in him. Bruce also needs to get more from Joelinton, who started decently but has been very poor to close the first half. With Andy Carroll out, Gayle would be the only option to replace the Brazilian.

We need the lads to dig deep and try to keep Manchester City at bay in the second half. We can get a result in this game which looks to have a few more goals in it.


119 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #81

    Brilliant dig!

    LOVE IT!

    😀

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #82

    If he does more of that I’ll buy a ticket for the shelvey train

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #83

    Lets have a winner boyos!

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  • AncientC

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #84

    Love the way that Shelvey used the spin on the ball as it was moving to get the needed curl.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #85

    Hahahaha Yessss!!!! What a comeback yet again!!! Hahaha get in!!! Shelvey playing one of his best games for us today. After I slated him last match he has done me proud in this one. And ran his socks off too which has surprised me. Take a bow son.

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  • jane

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #86

    i said Bruce shouldn’t have played Shelvey 😐

    been a really good game and performance.

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #87

    Who’s that team we call United

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #88

    We could catch them on the break and win the game here. Wishful thinking, but not impossible!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #89

    Gayle looks full of running and very zippy today.

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #90

    Bloody hell, I thought that was in from Sterling. Nice one Dubs.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #91

    Jesus! Thought that trickled beyond Dubs.

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #92

    Dubravkaaaaa

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  • cyprus

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #93

    Yeah. Big point!!
    Twice from behind.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #94

    Wow!!!

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  • jane

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #95

    brilliant

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #96

    Love Fernandez. Proper warrior like Schar.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #97

    BBC

    Posted at 15:1715:17

    Newcastle 2-2 Man City

    Liverpool fans across the globe falling in love with former midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #98

    Get in !!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #99

    Wow!

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #100

    The cbs when fully fit need to be Schar Fernandez and Lejuerne. No way should Fede lose his place

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #101

    Phewwwf!! What a game of football! Brilliant match! Excellent performance from all the players! So proud of our team today. We deserved the point.

    Up to 11th! HOWAY THE LADS!!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #102

    Fantastic point!
    🙂

    Amazing spirit shown to hit straight back twice and throughout the match we never let up. Never any nervous moments or slacking off where the goal was under seige and a goal looked inevitable. Took a cracker to get them back in front, but then Shelvey served one up for us.

    Very enjoyable watch.

    6pts from the next 4 at least and we’re doing alright with some January business to do.

    MOTM between Willems, Shelvey and Manquillo.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #103

    Manquillo is certainly more defensively sound than yedlin.

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  • Australian Pie

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #104

    Shelvey so good, ran all over the pitch, set up our limited attacking play and a great goal.

    Really great shift from the lads. Notable mentions for Willems (sign this lad up), Manquillo (should not lose his spot from here, great work from Bruce bringing him in over Krafth), Fernandez (he is an absolute monster of a defender)

    Mom – Shelvey, he had it all, desperation around the box and closing down as good as anyone

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #105

    Yeah as I keep saying Shelvey is such a crap player!!!!! 🙂

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #106

    IrishRob
    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:02 PM
    Comment #46
    Shelvey is doing nothing now. Replace him

    as Santa would say

    Ho ho ho

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  • cyprus

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #107

    On beIN. VAR should’ve cancelled de bruyne’s goal. Foul right before.

    Incredible goal BTW.

    PS Mo on the panel.

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  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #108

    Jib,

    Thanks a lot for the heads up on that stream. I’d been listening to it on BBC Newcastle! A great watch. Cheers.

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #109

    It’s far too early to suck shelvey off yet as he often has 1 decent game followed by a number of god awful ones. Let’s hope that’s not the case. If he can start getting himself up the pitch rather than playing so deep he can definitely have a major impact.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #110

    If Shelvey can keep that level up, that concentration and energy he can be essential. Just needs to iron out some of his habits.

    Never been so torn on a player. I picked him as my predicted player of the season 3 of the last 4 seasons, but I also admit how much of a liability he can be. Just has to play in the same vein as today, finally realise his potential and not think he can occasionally coast.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #111

    City can’t defend. I’ve said it before but that was Peps biggest mistake EVER getting rid of a 31 year old Kompany. Yet he keeps a 34 year old Fernandinho playing in MIDFIELD. Pep has lost the plot. Title race is over.

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  • carltoon

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #112

    Well done the Captain, my man Shelvey. Not at the game but well done my team.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #113

    Wow, what a difference to villa. chalk and cheese, very brave and gutsy performance today. Manquillo should stay in, shelvey covered the ground today, almiron might push on now and we just have to get Willems signed up. Credit where it’s due to bruce today.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #114

    Thought the ref didn’t help us out, let them get away with a lot today and why the Fk did he yellow card Manquillo for time wasting, he wasn’t!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #115

    I’d still bring Yedlin back in when we’re playing teams outside the top 6.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #116

    What a great match and we can relax now after that. Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Manquillo, Willems, Fernandez all up there for man of the match. Hard to pick. I think I have to go with Shelvey after a lung-busting display and the leveller for us to nick a valuable and well deserved point.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #117

    Williems was great, Manquillo was great, Miggy was the most effective I’ve seen him all season, but I think MOTM has to go to Dubs, just edged it.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Nov 30, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #118

    Shelvey playing for Jan sales hoping west spam come after him. Ref had a stinker also lineswoman didn’t have a clue. All in all good point.

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  • Bladey

    Nov 30, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #119

    What is with you deluded people the performance was garbage why do you go on like it was a sensational game it was mediocre from city and woeful from nufc 2 class goals granted the other 89 minutes was dross
    This was another point to help the relegation fight that’s all
    The falsehood that nufc fans sorry that’s unfair you old farts on here somehow know anything about football spells it out with your ridiculous comments
    NUFC are still relegation candidates Steve Bruce is still a poor manager and I wish all the other teams supporters in the epl could read your comments on nufc performances
    They would render you ga ga
    ASH IN CARVER AND WISE IN

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