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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 1:47 PM

    Comment #41

    Matty Longstaff on, Lazaro on, Yedlin on. Ritchie off, Schar off and Rose off.

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #42

    FFS what was fede doing !!

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #43

    Omfg

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #44

    What did I say at HT?

    Lack of concentration and/or mistakes are the only way they score.

    Well we’ve given them one, looking to give them another.

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #45

    Well done there Dubs

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #46

    fed wtf ???????

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  • GhostToon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #47

    What a save!

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #48

    They are emotionally tired they arent even thinking, were going to loose this one.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #49

    Sloppy from Shelvey again

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #50

    Horribly sloppy from fede(?) though

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #51

    This is shocking defending.

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  • Paul141726

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #52

    Pearson will be making changes and we need to as well.
    Lazaro is a good shout, IrishRob, IMO.

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #53

    We’ll be lucky to get a draw at this rate

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #54

    Schar again strolling around. Get him off.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #55

    FS Bruce get some subs on we are asleep aaaaarrrrghhh

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #56

    Howay.

    Time for changes, Bruce.

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  • BenArfa the magician

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #57

    Fcuk me Schar shite as a CB worse as a DM needs selling, has no positional awareness at all.

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  • AncientC

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #58

    Defence looks punch-drunk. Leaks springing up all over the place.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #59

    schar can fk rigt off

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #60

    We look second best since they equalised.

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #61

    Matty for Schar the obvious sub to make.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #62

    Bruce’s half time team talk: “nice one lads, got your flip flops ready for the second half?”

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #63

    This is Watford’s to win. We have stopped threatening them and they look like scoring with every attack

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #64

    What are we playing at

    1
  • onmeedsun

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #65

    Bruce unable to influence the game

    3
  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #66

    Almiron needs to come off.

    So poor today. Attacks just keep breaking down with him.

    Get Joelinton on behind the ST.

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  • Paul141726

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #67

    match getting very dicely now. need a steady hand to get us back in gear.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #68

    Almiron holding on to the ball too long when we were 3 vs 2 there, chance goes begging.

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  • GhostToon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #69

    Gonna be 2-1 soon. Could be anyones match.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #70

    What time is joelinton coming on ha ha

    1
  • clinath@ed

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #71

    They are walking through our defence. Holding midfield two are asleep

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  • TheTinman

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #72

    Make a sub Bruce come on

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #73

    Need to reassert ourselves here.

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #74

    Rose again, gets himself in a little pickle and takes a dive for the freekick. Loves doing that.

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  • Paul141726

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #75

    Substitutions——-PLEASE!!!!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #76

    Please don’t bring Joelinton on

    3
  • GhostToon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #77

    We have such a killer bench. Who should we bring on?

    2
  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #78

    Tomakathor – fear it. Run from it….

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #79

    The Tinman,
    Looked at Antonio but meant taking out Pulisic, was never going to do it so not going to beat myself up about that.

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #80

    ASM not in his game which means that we’re pretty poor

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