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Newcastle Push For A Winner But Settle For 0-0 Draw At Brighton



Well, Newcastle managed to end a three-game losing streak with a 0-0 draw at Brighton. The second half was a big improvement from the first as the lads pushed for a winner but just couldn’t find that moment of magic.

Newcastle emerged from the tunnel unchanged after a flaccid first-half. Both sides came out with a bit more urgency and Newcastle pushed themselves up the pitch.

The Magpies won two free-kicks that were curled into the box, the second of which was headed out for a corner. After the corner was handled by Albion, Ritchie put a cross into the box that Almiron glanced goalward forcing Brighton keeper Mathew Ryan into a diving save.

While Newcastle definitely had more resolve to get forward, they still lacked that final ball to unlock Brighton. Allan Saint-Maximin had a few runs, but they often ended with the wrong decision from the Frenchman.


After a rare second-half attack from the hosts resulted in a corner, Bruce made a double change bringing on two strikers in Andy Carroll and Joelinton in the 74th minute. Carroll came on for Dwight Gayle with Joelinton on for Joelinton.

Brighton had a few opportunities after the changes, one of which was a rocket from Adam Webster that forced Martin Dubravka into an acrobatic save tipping the ball over the bar.

Bruce brought Valentino Lazaro on five minutes from time for Miguel Almiron after Newcastle won a corner. After the substitution, Matt Ritchie whipped in a tempting ball that Andy Carroll got on the end of around 5 yards from the goal.

The big Geordie somehow got it all wrong and headed it wide. It was a golden chance for Andy’s first goal since his return to Newcastle.

The lads continued to push but were unable to get that elusive goal. They played better in the second half and were full of desire to get the full three points. However, we didn’t take our one clear cut chance through Andy Carroll and must settle for the lone point.

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73 comments so far

  • jane

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #1

    didn’t take long to write that report!

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  • jane

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #2

    so we’re going to finish either 13th or 14th.

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #3

    If there is no takeover, we will be favorites to go down with Bruce in charge.

    What a horrible horrible manager. How on earth is he coaching the likes of us when he should be coaching the likes of Forest or Brentford.

    24
  • barkel

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Absolute waste of 90mins, it was a nothing game and we did less than nothing. Should have at the very least given some of the youngsters a run out

    22
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #5

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k38vfKkC7sA

    NUFC Matters on youtube now with super Mac and the others

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Sums our season up.
    At least we didn’t lose.
    Bruce done better than expected.

    3
  • Northumbrian

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Barkel,, in other news the cricket highlights were riveting.

    2
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Jane

    If I were a sports journalist I’d have got about as far as writing “the game ended 0-0 in an uneventful but sunny night at the Amex” then gone home for an early night.

    7
  • Bambams

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Well we should feel lucky we are in the PL and if Rafa had achieved what Bruce has this season we would be all over the moon.

    I remember the games last season when we were safe, it was a lot better than this.

    We have injuries, maybe it is us lot, expect too much since our recent cup win in 1969

    37 goals in 37 games and we wonder why we never get penalties.

    ?

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Would’ve probably had it all written by half time too…

    0
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Pity your not a journalist Kev

    7
  • Davas28

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Really can’t understand why he hasn’t played Lazaro more

    5
  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Got to be honest I feel asleep with 25mins to go, worst thing about it missus woke me up 5 seconds before final whistle 🙁 should of left me asleep

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #14

    3 points against the champions will get Bruce his points total ROFL.

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Only good thing just one more game left

    3
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Davas

    Beggars belief

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Davas

    Lazaro is off back to Italy, never going to stay hence why he hasnt been given starts. Same with Matty, leaving so no game time.

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #18

    I certainly can’t see Bruce doing a Rafa style finish to the end of the season

    4
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Bad, so so bad.
    Even worse than normal.
    Never seen a manager play with so much fear.

    7
  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #20

    At least in snooker the ball hits the net on a regular basis

    5
  • Bladey

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Cabbage ecstatic with the defensive display against a brighton side who were as woeful as us
    Ashleys puppet stinks out the epl the sooner he is kicked out hopefully by new owners the better whoever they may be
    ASH OUT BRUCE OUT TAKEOVER 99 AND THREE QUARTERS AGAINST

    9
  • Northumbrian

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Did watts get game time?.

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Jane#2
    so we’re going to finish either 13th or 14th

    Pass me the sleeping pills

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Do we think (the positive lot) that by this time next week we will of entered a new era?

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Watts got a lift to Brighton, an ice cream cone and a plastic windmill

    Wrlcome to the Premier League

    7
  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #26

    You know if anyone is honest with themselves they’d realise Bruce exhausted the work of the previous manager and it has slowly ran out of puff toward the buffers at the end of the season. I predict if he stays he will do a proper job next term and take us down where he belongs.

    21
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Northumbrian

    No mate, we used 3 of our subs but no game time for Matty or Kell

    0
  • snowdone

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #28

    The abuse Bruce receives from some of you is way over the top. He set up the team with a makeshift back 3 which worked with Federico excellent. He gave the team selected every chance to succeed. Of course, he is not top class and I hope we will look elsewhere when the takeover is completed, but he deserves some credit for his efforts this season.

    8
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #29

    *only used 3, and only 2 changes. Playing for a pointless point.

    1
  • Shoulders knees

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #30

    At least we did not concede!!!

    0
  • Northumbrian

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Loch I take that as a no then.
    😉

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Feels like Bruce has used up all his sticking plasters now.

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Jail……… From earlier ; Suggesting that my attempts to stop long time posters spitting venom at each other in a very unpleasant manner was down to self glorification is just not true. Not interested in that , was just trying to calm the waters.

    All the recent aggravation on here has been instigated by a newcomer with a premeditated agenda to shit stir and bloggers were falling for it.

    It was getting way out of hand and about to turn nasty so something needed saying. Therefore in my opinion you’re assessment was wrong.

    7
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Has brucey just let slip that there is infact a takeover going on

    Kev, Toon 22 ?

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Northumbrian
    Can’t be sure as I can’t see for all the away fans in front of me celebrating like crazy

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Souness says Bruce’s “given the fans what they want” this season!
    Fckin idiot!

    18
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #37

    CH

    No idea mate, switched it off as soon as the final whistle went. What did he say? I thought he was supposed to be in the dark?

    0
  • coming home

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Souness is a pure tossa

    12
  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Bladey
    Cabbage ecstatic with the defensive display against a brighton side who were as woeful as us

    Yeah but it was the PL

    Not League1 where your team lives

    4
  • onmeedsun

    Jul 20, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Bruce, Souness, Sky, everyone talking about the takeover, and some on here don’t believe it exists. Get a grip.

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