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Newcastle Do Just Enough To Win 1-0 Against Crystal Palace

Well, after a promising first twenty-five minutes, it was all Crystal Palace this afternoon. However, one moment of magic pulled Newcastle out of a mire. It was Miguel Almiron who bagged the late winner for his first Newcastle goal.

Newcastle came out unchanged after a scoreless first half in which we started brightly but fizzled towards the end.

The second half started dismally for Newcastle. We were playing at a snail’s pace which allowed Crystal Palace to continue to grow into the game. The defenders who had started the game releasing some threatening runs down the flanks were having trouble finding their targets.

Andy Carroll and Joelinton continued to get zero service when we were in possession which was not often this half.

Sean Longstaff was the game’s first substitution coming on for Isaac Hayden in the 64th minute. Though it was a like for like replacement even though it just wasn’t working.

The introduction of Longstaff did little to stem the tide as Crystal Palace continued their dominance while Newcastle just couldn’t get it together.

Bruce replaced Joelinton with Dwight Gayle in the 77th minute. Our number 9 again struggled to have any impact on the game despite playing in his best position alongside Andy Carroll.

Then against the run of play that moment that we’ve all been waiting for. Miguel Almiron scored a beauty in the 82nd minute.

It was an excellent delivery to the back post from Fabian Schar which found Andy Carroll. The big Geordie headed it back and Miguel Almiron was there to put it in the back of the net.

Almiron, as you’d expect, went crazy and even Steve Bruce ran onto the pitch. What a great moment it was for the 25-year-old.

Newcastle were able to hold on and get a magnificent result out of a lukewarm performance. We move up to 9th place with our 7th win of the season. It certainly wasn’t pretty but we’ll take it.

35 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 21, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Manquillo the magnificent, top class game.

  • Nufc-83

    Dec 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Manquillo, Shelvey (esp first half) and Almiron were all great today. Joelinton had his best game for me was linking the play really well but crosses in where terrible. Need to sort the Dummett situation out I think I would rather manquillo or Yedlin take that position when Willems not fit.

  • swemag

    Dec 21, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Somewhat happy with most part of our team. Would be nice to have a good number 10 like Madison, that kind of player in the middle that can hold the ball and make things happen. Apart from that, happy.
    Merry Xmas everyone.

  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Ashley out!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Delighted for Miggy, can’t imagike a single fan that isn’t. The sheer delight on his face when he wheeled away to the corner!

    Poor performance, but rather than the tactics, was more down to really poor use of the ball and execution of passes/crosses.

    Manquillo outstanding, pretty certain Miggy will get MoM for his goal and industry, but Manquillo was outstanding.

    What is it they say, the sign of a top team is playing poorly and winning?

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Shelvey may be injured for the next few games
    He was hobbling at the end

  • Pottsclock

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Maquillo MoM for me. Carroll running around like a headless chicken and getting in the way of his own players. Then when we win the ball, he’s out of position. A lot of misunderstandings in the front line

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t forget next up
    Man City v Leicester
    Lpool v Flamengo
    or both

  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Almiron and Manquillo did well today. Definitely missed Willems and Saint-Maximin and even Clark. Still need at least three new players in Jan. Need more going forward. Sissoko, Bowen and Morelos will do.

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Manquilio, wow, where has this player been, outstanding today, best player on the pitch. Zaha had nothing.

    Miggy what a goal, well done kid.

    Special mention to big Andy, ran his socks of for 90 mins.

    On a down side, thought Hayden was not at his best today, or the last few times he has played.

    But overall great team performance, they dug in and got the win

  • jane

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #11

    “What is it they say, the sign of a top team is playing poorly and winning?”

    average teams playing poorly and winning is even better!

  • Zele

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Manquillo was MOM. Superb defensive marking display.

    Really pleased for Miggy.

    With the Miggy, Joelinton and ASM all with one goal apiece the race is on to who will double their tally. Exciting stuff.

  • Mag :P

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Gotta say, Manquillo is really coming into his own these past few weeks.

    Get him a new contract, far and away our best RB. Defensively solid and has the pace to get forward. Won many crucial fouls.

    Almiron, what’s there to say? Absolutely delighted for him. And that wasn’t an easy finish, probably his hardest chance and he took it beautifully.

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #14

    The ref was shite

  • Mag :P

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #15

    100 percent agree jib.

    How on earth he missed the most blatent foul on Joelinton I’ll never know.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Manquillo Motm. Outstanding game.

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #17

    NUFC 9th in the PL
    SMB’s 13th in League One

    Ha ha ha

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #18

    R.I.P. Martin Peters

  • JohnJ

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Very sad day Martin Peters RIP

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Alzheimers sufferer
    Another footy forward who has succumbed
    to this horrible condition

  • G

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Manq tootaly dminated Zaha today

  • G

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Agree he needs a new contract pronto

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Yes, 76, Jib. Not old.

  • Our Toon

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Never thought I’d say this but manquillo was outstanding, what a run of games he’s performed well / really well in. Almiron hahaha over the moon for ya lad, carroll with another key contribution, knock down and a really well taken goal.

    Much deserved for the lad who’s got that chip off his shoulder now, carroll seems like astute piece of business now, 3 assists is it which have led to 9 points.

  • cyprus

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Manquillo rock solid, that young number 7 full of endless running and excellent assist.
    The goal scorer (at last) won the game with a great strike and tried and tried. He’s definitely MOM.

  • Blofal

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Manquillo was excellent today… MOTM by a mile!

    We are now 9th… huge kudos to Brucey… if you would have told any fan at the start of the season we would be 9th by Xmas they would have seriously questioned your mental health.

  • Munster Mag

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Another 3 points while playing badly or trying to develop way of playing that can create chances. Good stuff.

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #28

    What a fantastic Saturday
    NUFC beat Palace
    I beat Ron with an R.I.P.


  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Watching this
    on my device
    Plus LPool on telly
    Is the missus pissed off ?

    You bet your sweet bippy she is


  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Result of the day…

    ilovethetoon 0 The Toon 18

    This disgrace of a ‘supporter’ has forecast a defeat for us in every game this season.

    Earlier today he predicted yet another defeat and sail he ‘couldn’t wait’ to see us make CP look like Barcelona.

    How sad can you get.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Not sure you can say today was trying to develop a way of playing and creating chances. It was more a patch up job, where players were required to work hard, and make up for some of the technical deficiencies that we have in areas.

    Still, the players worked incredibly hard, and they just don’t give up. Nice for us to be getting wins on the back of late goals! The players and Bruce definitely haven’t got the memo about it being a zombie club.

  • ChicoUSA

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Exactly what Miggy needed….no time to think about anything, just reacted and volleyed ball brilliantly into back of net!

    Manquillo played great, frustrated Zaha all afternoon.

    Good to see Lejeune back on pitch and starting to shake of the rust!

  • Jib

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #33
  • Munster Mag

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Lil i agree. What I was trying to say is that we haven’t worked out how to attack cohesively yet

  • geordiegav1987

    Dec 21, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #35

    At work, just seen the result? well done to almiron finally getting his first goal for the toon… let it be the first of many. Also that puts us in the top half of the table for christmas and best of all above arsenal lol… long may it continue ( yeah right dream on gav). Merry christmas everyone


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