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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

  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #81

    Not so much us switching off as their desperation kicking into gear. We needed to weather that first 15-20 and we didn’t. Still anyone’s game though.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #82

    Benrahma scored another worldy today, would be worth the gamble i think.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #83

    Right let’s see if Bentelab is any good, now coming on!

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  • Tuttelbom

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #84

    Would like to see Matty on.
    If they intend to keep him at the club they should have used him too. Hes good enough.

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #85

    FFS – Linton on – we’re not going to win now

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  • Romford mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #86

    Big Joe coming on ! Hope he doesn’t take gayle off !

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  • GhostToon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #87

    GP

    I know Chelski are sniffing around him. Great player!

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #88

    Yep ha ha weapon X 😀

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  • Paul141726

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #89

    These subs better switch on immediately.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #90

    Shelvey has been class yet again. People who criticise him are clueless.

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  • AncientC

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #91

    May as well bring Joelinton on, now that the side is hoofing the ball out of defence. Joelinton might win a few headers about 30 yards from goal.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #92

    Joelinton ffs my patience has gone with him, he just offers nothing and he is a burden to our attack

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #93

    Looks like ASM wanted to come off

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #94

    Not against that change.

    Glad he wasn’t put on as ST.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #95

    Actually might not be a bad sub their thugs need softening up a bit and he can do that

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  • davetoon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #96

    All hail our Lord and Saviour Joseph Linton

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #97

    Perhaps not!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #98

    get joel on might aswell. get richie off

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #99

    Diving c**t!

    1
  • GhostToon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #100

    Time to see another Joelinton footballing masterclass!

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #101

    Dubravka never releases for the counter.

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #102

    Get Schar off ffs!

    Far too casual on the ball.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #103

    ha Joel is on. Did he take off Ritchie and listen to me? who’s off

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #104

    We are letting Watford play too much in our final third. We seem to have stopped playing

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #105

    Why oh WHYYYYY is he not changing CM were being overrun.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #106

    Anyone captain Antonio in FF?

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #107

    good play joel

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #108

    Schar not a midfielder getting caught on the ball like that

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  • swinaz69

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #109

    So SB (Dianne Abbot) offers no contribution to his team at the water break unlike Pearson? Instead he has a bottle of water and remains in the technical area. F*** me! how is this cretin a registered coach? He must have some dodgy photos of people in high places. We will be lucky to come away with a point today! Never mind I’m sure Dianne has a raft of excuses anyway. Fuming!!!!!!!!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #110

    rob, doesnt say much for bentaleb

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  • jane

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #111

    so many stupid fouls.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #112

    Sarr is a handful in pace. How much wud he cost?

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  • Hail Wor Staveley

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #113

    Swinaz

    Piss off you racist.

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #114

    Schar needs a week to pick a pass !

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  • TheTinman

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #115

    Jail the worst thing is he wasn’t on my radar until you mentioned him on FFS. I was going to get Pulisic

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  • jane

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #116

    players should have a £100 fine by the club every time they give a foul away.

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  • GhostToon

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #117

    Antonio has 4 now for WH

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  • Pat On The Heed

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #118

    Sarr a beast. Best player on pitch today.

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  • #cans

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #119

    Bentelab and Krafth for Gayle and Rose … I really give up with Bruce

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #120

    Bentaleb on for Gayle. I had better do mkre than last time he had a run out.

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