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Newcastle Park The Bus And Trail Manchester City 1-0 At The Half



As expected, Manchester City came out on the front foot to start the match with much of the play occurring in the Newcastle end. The visitors also launched twelve shots in the first twenty-five minutes.

Newcastle actually got the first shot on target through an Andy Carroll effort in the 13th minute that was easily collected by Claudio Bravo. However, Manchester City soon started to threaten Karl Darlow, forcing him into a couple of saves before the water break.

The back five were very well organized and held their shape. However, Newcastle were pegged back, inviting far too much pressure from City.

While it was coming, conceding a penalty on a needless push by Fabian Schar on Gabriel Jesus was just deflating. Kevin De Bruyne converted the subsequent penalty as Karl Darlow dove the wrong way.

It’s been complete domination by the visitors who had 86% of the possession and outshot Newcastle 16 to 2. Allan Saint-Maximin has also been off this evening. He squandered possession numerous times in the half.

Bruce will have to try something different in the second half to have a chance of advancing to the semi-finals. While the lads held up well under immense pressure, they’ve given Manchester City too much time on the ball and shown nothing going forward.


232 comments so far

  • Dagwoodz

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #1

    probably not first

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #2

    i thought he should of swapped Maxi and Miggy round might see it next half

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Toon
    Toon

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #4

    We’ve looked better for 4 games with a back 4. We stink with a back 5.

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  • TheTinman

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Mund good idea.

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  • jane

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #6

    oooh draw coming up

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  • jane

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #7

    who will we get!

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Rotonde

    it would be 0-6 by now with a back 4

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  • Dagwoodz

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Well color me surprised!

    Frustrating half, but not surprising. Thought Darlow exceeded expectations. Caroll is doing ok, but there’s a distinct lack of opportunities for him to exert any influence. Scharr gave a soft one away. The rest of the team needs to be a bit more composed on the ball and press a little more. City are winning the 50/50 balls with ease, that needs to stop.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #10

    We just cannot keep the ball for any time at all. Need a bit of luck here.

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Rotonda sorry

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s a minor miracle that City are only leading 1.0 let’s be brutally honest about it.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle playing “rope a dope”? Certainly playing like nervous dopes so far! 🙁

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  • Dagwoodz

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Jane, we’re going to get the sitting room sofa. Unless SB changes tactics, that’s where this team will be.

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  • davetoon

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Take off Schar, put on Shelvey.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Wow… Even ASM scared to hold the ball!

    Give it a go boys. It’s the FA cup. It’s two PL teams. They’re not gods.

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #17

    it might of been soft by Schar but that was stupid by him and looking on any replay it looks a stone wall penalty two hands in the back pushing…..come on

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #18

    This is where we would have needed the fans to raise the noise and help the lads out.

    Lets just have a go, nothing to lose.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Shearer reckons we’re still in the game and that Bruce will change tactics with twenty minutes to go so a brace from Joe Linton should get the win

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #20

    LOL

    I think Capn Amerimag has driven the positivity bus through the crash barrier and down the cliff

    2
  • JohnReese

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ve thought Carroll has looked okay, won a few things but the exact same problem Joelinton had for 90% of the season, there’s no body close to him to do anything.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #22

    How many goals has Carroll scored this season?????

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  • Mag52

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Make the most of this Man. sh*tty.
    If the Saudis ever get hold of our club we’ll give you a taste of your own medicine, with bells on.

    2
  • Mirandinha

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Gonna be a tough second half. But who knows?!

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  • toonbrother

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #25

    How many goals has Andy caroll scored in the last Two seasons

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Dagwoodz we need your sofa to park in our goals or better still this bus we’re supposed to have parked.Let see AC rough up Otamendi and Laporte they look scared of him. Just have a go this half.
    Doesn’t matter what we end up so long as no more injuries and no sendings off.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Arsenal semi final, as good as in the final already.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Draw for semis
    Man Utd v Chelsea
    Arsenal v Newcastle United

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  • jane

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #29

    at least we got the easiest draw.

    2
  • BenArfa the magician

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #30

    WTF was that?? We were never that dominant against league 1 teams yet a team in the same league as us has took the absolute piste.

    Schar shows how fcuking useless he is as a defender once again.

    What was the point of getting this far and completely bottling the team, against City you have to get at them not give the best midfielder in the world all the time he needs.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Easy draw for us …..just need to win this one

    1
  • #cans

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Good on Lineker and Shearer for bringing up the owner /director test taking so long

    2
  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Well said benny

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  • BenArfa the magician

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Sean Longstaff went from a 50m player to 5m in 6 months Bruce is coming up trumps.

    3
  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Aye, getting Shelvey on the pitch too for Longstaff might help.

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Looks like were playing Arsenal in the semis.

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  • c-dog

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #37

    We will win this game

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #38

    we kick off, 6 seconds later we kick it into the stands…

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Bruce has got plenty of options on the bench to try and get something out of this

    Take Schar off and bring on Lazaro and put Almiron or ASM at no 10 so we have 3 in midfield

    Its games like this you realise how crucial Perez was to everything he would be winning little tackles all the time

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #40

    anyone on a betting site? Reckon our odds would be worth a little bet right now.

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