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Newcastle Show A Reaction And Lead Watford 1-0 At The Half



Newcastle began in their 4-2-3-1 with Fabian Schar in the midfield. Allan Saint-Maximin and Matt Ritchie played as traditional wingers with Allan on the right and Ritchie on the left.

The lads started much brighter and dominated the first ten minutes. They created a few chances, including a golden opportunity for Miguel Almiron, but were unable to put any away.

Watford responded well and started to threaten Newcastle. The Magpies had some critical defensive clearances, including a goal-line one from Jamaal Lascelles in the 16th minute.

Newcastle broke the stalemate in the 22nd minute through a corner. Matt Ritchie whipped in a cross that Federico Fernandez flicked toward the far post. Both Dwight Gayle and Fabian Schar made runs, but it was Gayle who got there first to tap the ball in for his third goal this season.


Newcastle almost doubled the lead in the 35th minute when Saint-Maximin was sent clear on the Watford goal. However, Ben Foster made an excellent save on the Frenchman’s low shot.

Watford had an opportunity to level the proceedings on a 42nd-minute set-piece. Will Hughes free-kick was sent into the box and pinballed off numerous players before being cleared to Miguel Almiron, whose counter-attack was ultimately thwarted by the Hornets.

Newcastle provided the necessary and take the lead at halftime. Watford had a few spells that put the Magpies under pressure.

It’s an important second half as Watford will look to regroup and are fighting for their Premier League lives. So we expect them to come out full of determination to try to get a result.

Bruce has to prepare the lads for what could be a difficult second half.


259 comments so far

  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost, missed the bus…

    We’ve looked good at times there but not capitalised as well as we could’ve and let them in a bit too easy a couple of times.

    Lascelles will have to be careful now, can’t afford to get caught in that kind of position again where he has to take a yellow.

    I think we can get a couple more goals second half and nice to see us going for more rather than sitting back now we have a goal.

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  • Insh'Allah

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Decent first half, should really have been 2 up, Watford are a dirty team, Rose is having a crap game, Miggy (Roadrunner) never stops smiling.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Ya the first on the bus keV.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Rose’s head isnt on today, looked lax several times.

    ASM hopefully have a bigger impact 2nd half with Watford pushing forward more.

    Schar and jonjo have so much time on the ball, cant believe how passive Watford have been without the ball given their need for points. They miss Deulofeu hugely.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Rose is getting out muscled, borderline fouls. The ref needs to be stronger. As Insh’Allah said they’re dirty. Shit houses was what their type of player was called when I played.

    1
  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Gayle to get another early 2nd half!

    If he was fit enough to be given a full season in this team he would have 10-15 like Rondon got.

    If he is to come off today I’d like to see Muto come on for him, like for like.

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  • bill

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Danny Rose doesn’t look match fit.

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  • Romford mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Sorry repost : Think Andy Townsend got it spot on , rose was being to casual ! But we’re doing well . HWTL

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  • AncientC

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #9

    The foot should be on the pedal until it’s 3-0 at the very least. Watford could be good for two goals. Cleverley is usually good for a goal against us (who will hopefully stay on the bench).

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Great switch from ritchie, needed a better touch from st max

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh ffs 🙁

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Clumsy tackle.

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  • Romford mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Come on dubs

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Stupid challenge

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Ritchie let him go then was clumsy when he eventually caught up – poor play

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Well that was good.

    Rose got turned too easily, Fede bottled the tackle and Ritchie takes him out.

    Cracking team effort lads.

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Ugh!

    A scummy straight down the middle pen.

    Should have known.

    Game on. Have to reassert ourselves.

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  • davetoon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #18

    I thought he had toed the ball too far in front?

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  • AncientC

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #19

    50 minutes of graft undone in the blink of an eye.

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Jeez we are the team that just keeps on giving to relegation candidates

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #21

    GP

    Then Dubs jumped out the way

    Can’t really blame him though.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #22

    arse

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  • Paul141726

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Lazy defending.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Proper game now. Will we fight back or wilt

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  • davetoon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #25

    FFS this game shouldve been over a long time ago

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  • Northumbrian

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Soft pen IMO had already poked the ball away goalie would have gathered.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #27

    That shouldn’t have been a pen man. They’re shit houses of the highest order.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #28

    soft penalty

    2
  • BenArfa the magician

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Rose playing for his career again, fcuking useless.

    3
  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Rose’s best attribute is winning fouls. Not sure that makes for a LB worth signing.

    Take Dummett and Willems over him every time.

    4
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Yedlin on for Rose please

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #32

    We need to fall over in the box now. The ref is shit.

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Schar has been awful in central midfield.

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  • GhostToon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Ffs Don’t drop your heads now!

    What a stupid penalty to give away though.

    1
  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #35

    ASM should have taken a dive there. Beat his man and there was contact in the box.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Knew he would blast it down the middle

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #37

    need to start thinking subs

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Whoever gets the next goal wins it. Bring on Bentaleb for Schar and get Lazaro on for one of them I dont mind who

    1
  • Paul141726

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Even though away from home, we should be doing much better.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Thank you thank you Martin. 😐

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