web analytics



Newcastle The Better Side In Scoreless First Half Against Sheffield



Newcastle came out in their 4-2-3-1 with Joelinton leading the line. Miguel Almiron was back as the number 10 with Allan Saint-Maximin and Matt Ritchie on the wings.

It was Sheffield who looked the sharpest for the first ten minutes until Newcastle fashioned a couple of decent runs. However, other than a long-range blast from Ritchie, which was parried by Sheffield United keeper Dean Henderson, the Blades were not threatened.

Newcastle’s first glorious opportunity came when Saint-Maximin won the ball deep and found a breaking Almiron. The Paraguayan sent Joelinton into the box, but he scuffed his shot, which Henderson gathered.

The first cooling break came at the 22nd-minute mark. But the Magpies grew into the game very well after taking about ten minutes to find their feet.

In the 34th minute, it was another promising opportunity wasted. Saint-Maximin gathered the ball and skipped by a Blade down the right. However, his pass to a breaking Shelvey was poorly struck and intercepted.

In what was a pretty tame first half, Newcastle looked the better side. It was the same old story with the final ball lacking after crafting some promising chances.

Newcastle saw more of the ball and outshot the Blades 4 to 3. However, the lads must do better in the final third if they are going to get the crucial three points this afternoon.


282 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    meanwhile . . the fans were watching the game, with such intensity, you could hear them swear on the TV 🙂
    Matt gets mofh 4me, 4 4 2 / 4 5 1, .
    LB has issues with St M, who is only quick in one direction.
    If the goalie had not stayed on his line ~ maybe he’d of got away with that last touch?
    Ask froggie;)

    0
  • toonbrother

    Jun 21, 2020 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Great to see Rose playing well
    Very composed on the ball
    Deserves a full contract
    As usual St Maximin is the best player on the pitch
    Strange how Shelvey and Manquillo both seem to contribute more in the final third than Ritchie

    1
  • toonbrother

    Jun 21, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #3

    If we are to win this game, we need to get Ritchie off
    in attack, He is like playing one man down
    Bring on Gayle/Muto and Move Linton to the right wing or replace with Lazaro

    0
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Shelvey’s been poor this season and Hayden adds almost nothing. Look forward to the Longstaffs coming back.

    The kick off summed it up- lump it straight to the opposition and give them the ball. Brilliant start that- great plan Brucie!

    0
  • GhostToon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #5

    At least we are getting out of our own half I guess and not just sitting back.

    Lets hope we can nick one in the next half.

    Going for a 1-0.

    0
  • Mirandinha

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Great to have football back ?

    0
  • Mirandinha

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Just need a goal or two now.

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Decent 1st half, I think we’ve got better subs than SU.

    We did really well there apart from 1st 5mins.

    Great to see football back, down to Bruce now for who can capitalise on situation best.

    0
  • dougie

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Let’s see if Bruce is allowed to replace hapless Joe

    0
  • IrishRob

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Hayden has been one of our best players, doing a lot of covering back, hes everywhere. Miggy gets to, give Joe another 15 min the see what Carroll can do.

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Why move the bus Neil?
    It’s not like were all watching
    Just comment like the rest of us

    1
  • toonbrother

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #12

    RE:”Hayden has been doing nothing.”
    I guess the ball has been winning itself back for us in midfield

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Here we go, second half
    Can’t wait for the drinks break

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Well said. Joe is like emanuel reviere imitation. But at 40m.

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #15

    All our STs are utter shite;

    Joelinton- not a goalscorer.
    Muto- not good enough. Overlooked by every manager.
    Gayle- not Premier League standard
    Carroll- sick note and ALWAYS injured.

    0
  • toonbrother

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #16

    crikey Ritchie is SOOOO BADDD!
    lmao

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #17

    That passage of play was so frustrating Almiron didn’t need to pass it there just keep running to open up space for Richie to then be able to move and cross it

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Ritchie is all about graft and set pieces though that too has been pants recently.

    Hes no attacking midfielder capable of modern wing play. Get lazaro on.

    1
  • daztoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Rose playing well hahaha hahaha. He’s been utter shite!!!!!

    3
  • davetoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #20

    @gonufc Shelvey is our 2nd top scorer with one less than Almiron and he has played half the minutes that Almiron has played

    0
  • jane

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #21

    red??

    0
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #22

    RED CARD REF

    0
  • toon22

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Red !!!!!

    0
  • TheJimBelow

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Second yellow BYEEEEE Egan

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Wow what red card for Sheffield Utd!! Ahaha yess!

    1
  • toonbrother

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #26

    WELL DONE LINTON

    0
  • RIP NUFC - shut it down

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #27

    BYE BYE!

    Good ref.

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Well deserved red

    0
  • GhostToon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #29

    SU down to 10 men. Come on boys

    0
  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Good crisp summery& quick typing;
    Gunning Fog:8.5 ~ fairly easy to read.
    Readability level: 12-14 yrs
    Flesch-Kincaid: 7.7 / Eighth Grade.
    The Coleman-Liau: 9 / Ninth Grade
    The SMOG Index:7.9 / Eighth grade
    😉

    0
  • davetoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Got to give Joe credit there, turned his man and forced him to concede the second yellow

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Shelvey twat

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #33

    had to be a red

    0
  • TheJimBelow

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Why Shelvey

    Why shoot from there

    0
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #35

    rose wide open on the wing

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Can we have a shot on target please. It ain’t too much to ask.

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Get in red card!!!

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #38

    if we can get another 8 or 9 sent off we could win this

    3
  • TheTinman

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Joelinton showing up well again there.

    He’s done well bar the duffer.

    1
  • toon22

    Jun 21, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #40

    JP

    Let’s not get ahead if ourselves lol

    I’d take a point right now

    0
1 2 3 8


You must log in to post a comment.