Newcastle enjoyed a demolition of Morecambe tonight winning 7-0 with some fantastic goals, including two from Joelinton and one from Jacob Murphy, who was unplayable at times. While it was against League Two competition, the lads put their heads down and got the job done very early allowing for a comfortable second half.
Newcastle came out with one change after pummelling Morecambe 5-0 in the first half. Worryingly it was Ryan Fraser on for Ciaran Clark, who has only recently returned from injury.
The change moved Ritchie to left-back and Yedlin over to the right. Emil Krafth moved to partner Jamaal Lascelles in the center. Fraser started the half on the left-wing.
Newcastle scored their next goal just after five minutes into the second-half This time the captain got into the act. Lascelles headed a Matt Ritchie corner into the bottom corner to make it 6-0.
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Bruce made his second and third changes in the 62nd minute bringing Dan Barlaser on for Isaac Hayden and Andy Carroll on for Miguel Almiron.
Newcastle continued to dominate the game with some more chances but not quite the finishing of the first half. Emil Krafth had a ball cleared off the line on Ritchie corner in the 71st minute. Sean Longstaff, Andy Carroll, and Ryan Fraser all had some really good chances as well.
It wasn’t until added time that Newcastle added their next and final goal. This time Matt Ritchie back-heeled a ball in from Dan Barlaser to bring the final score to 7-0.
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This was an excellent display and we hope to see something similar next week at Newport County. But first, it’s a league fixture at Spurs on Sunday, where we’ll need to see an improvement from the Brighton debacle.