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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

  • nufcursed

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #201

    Most of our players should think about a career switch!

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  • magic hat

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #202

    Parking the bus was never gonna work, taking carol off when he was the most up for it seemed stupid also. Jolinton isn’t good enough and if anyone is good at poaching in the six yes box I’d have bet on Gayle. Poor miss for him when it’s his speciality. We were unlucky with the pen though, we needed w bit of luck and just didn’t get it today.

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  • EastEnd

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #203

    I don’t think any of our lads need criticising tonight (apart from Ashley but I’m sick of hearing that). I’ve played team sports when you know you’re outclassed and it’s hard and horrible. We had a go.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #204

    Not a mistake from Schar. Just thick as 2 short planks to do that in full view,not even an attempt to disguise ..

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  • jimiley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #205

    Joelinton cost 40 million and Chelsea have a 30 a season striker for 50 million.
    Tell me its not a fix.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #206

    Oh well.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #207

    Roll on the take over or fake over. Either way that’s not even close to been acceptable

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #208

    Jimiley

    Joelinton has more PL goals than Werner. Fact.

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  • nufcursed

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #209

    East end that’s the thing you miss: we DIDNT have a go!!

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #210

    Roll on next season, good effort but no surprises in result.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #211

    Pretty much sums it up jail

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #212

    Gayle always has a face on him like a pan of tripe.
    Always wondered why.
    Now we know.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #213

    dougie
    Please don’t suggest Joelinton will be here playing next season. Have you not heard about the takeover?
    Do you really think the richest club in the world would play a knacker like him?

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  • jimiley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #214

    Wor Steve will prattle on about the quality of Citeh and completely erase any talk of his shit tactics and giving them the ball for all the first half.
    Complete shambles.
    I expected no more.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #215

    Werner had a clause in his contract, as it’s been stated often, chelsea have got a 100m valued player at 52 or 53m. The clause was due to run out at end of June

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  • nufcursed

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #216

    Still it pains me to say but i still think Joelinton is better than carroll

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  • SiOliver

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #217

    Good fitness but can’t pass or move – completely outclassed by a team taking it fairly easy

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  • woodsee

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #218

    Now watch the takeover get thrown out tomorrow

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #219

    You sensed Shearer was worried that if the takeover doesn’t happen we lose ASM and we are then back to same old same old. At least they had a go second half but we have known for sometime that Gayle isn’t Premiership. Nor indeed Bruce technically after his first half debacle.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #220

    East end
    We were outclassed yes, but if you think that was “having a go” I beg to disagree!
    Every team in the Championship would have done better!

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  • SiOliver

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #221

    Only keep ASM and Dubravka if we could start from scratch. Lascelles vastly overrated.

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  • jimiley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #222

    How do you give a striker who has not scored for 3 years an extension regardless that he is only fit for 5 games a season????
    How do you buy a striker for 40 million and double your transfer record in the process and he scores two goals in 40 games????????????????????
    Somebody needs shooting.
    But no. Its just normal at this crap club.
    Support the team not the regime. Life carries on with no questions asked
    Is everybody brain dead here??
    How do you wait for 4 months for a decision and talk about patience.??? Its mental!!!

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #223

    I switched over, couldn’t take no more.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #224

    Moonraker, utter horsehit

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #225

    Remainder of season –

    Manquillo____LAscelles____Fernandez____Rose
    ___________Shelvey_____Hayden
    ASM___________________________Almiron
    ________________Joelinton
    ________________Carroll

    Gayle to keep coming on for Carroll final 20 mins.

    Almiron though, a shadow of the pre-break player we saw finally coming good. Just seems unmotivated without the crowds.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #226

    Anyone see that front man on songs of praise, he’s got a good voice on him.

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  • EastEnd

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #227

    I still think its harsh to say we didn’t have a go. Sometimes a massively superior team will make it look like that.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #228

    We played that all wrong from the get go.
    Came out full f fear, 10 behind the ball – utter crass tactics, they can pick a wall apart that lot.

    2nd half much better, have a bloody go for gods sake.

    We got what we deserved and asked for.

    Roll on the takeover

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  • Bladey

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #229

    I have given enough stick to the ASH brigade and I am now changing tack sick of seeing this team play this way city were in 3rd gear
    I do not want Steve Bruce to manage nufc full stop andy Carrol is a dinasaur his type of striker do not belong in the game today
    Bruce’s football is pathetic man city are a brilliant team but the cabbage made it easy for them
    So I hope the Saudi’s succeed with the takeover and put their money where their mouth is but do not give it to this loser
    Only then will nufc give city and there like a game
    ASH OUT BRUCE OUT TAKEOVER ON

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  • captainmarvel

    Jun 28, 2020 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #230

    Well if they didn’t know it before they know now, Bruce is way out of his depth at this level..

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  • GhostToon

    Jun 28, 2020 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #231

    I wonder what the Saudis make of that shitshow?

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  • GhostToon

    Jun 28, 2020 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #232

    East End

    Did you see the Leeds Utd vs Arsenal FA cup game?

    Now thats what you call giving it a go.

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