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Newcastle Barely Get Past Newport County On Penalties To Advance In Carabao Cup



Newcastle made a great escape at Newport County this evening. We advance on penalties but shouldn’t take any pleasure in the performance. While we did rally late to get to a penalty shootout, it was far more difficult than it probably should have been.

Newcastle emerged unchanged for the second half after a dreadful first-half had them trailing 1-0 at Newport. Bruce started with the wingers switching flanks but they soon changed back.

In a back and forth opening, Newcastle had an excellent chance on a break in the 52nd minute. Sean Longstaff launched a long ball to Ryan Fraser who was through on goal. However, his shot was saved by Townsend as was the follow-up effort from Almiron.

Bruce then made an aggressive double change bringing Callum Wilson and Joelinton on for Andy Carroll and Miguel Almiron. Joelinton played as a second striker behind Wilson as Newcastle immediately created a few half chances.

Fabian Schar was brought on for Emil Krafth in the 71st minute for his season debut. He almost got the end of a corner immediately but it glanced off his face for a goal kick.

The hosts continued to be hard to break down while having some impressive spells in possession. Newcastle tried to attack but lacked the final ball to threaten Townsend in the Newport goal.

With just 10 minutes remaining both Wilson and Murphy had decent opportunities in front of the Newport net but failed to make them count. Newcastle continued to push for an equalizer but the Newport defenders were playing out of their skins.

Then a bit of magic saw Newcastle draw level on a wonderful strike from Jonjo Shelvey in the 87th minute. The midfielder was patient as he held the ball just inside the box. He created space and then hit a stunner that beat Townsend.

Newport were holding on as Newcastle continued to throw everything at them. Jacob Murphy had another shot blocked by Townsend while the winger also whipped in a terrific cross that was just out of the reach of a lunging Ryan Fraser.

However, the Exiles held out, barely, and the match went to penalties. Joelinton’s tentative penalty was saved as was Ryan Taylor’s of Newport County as the shootout reached sudden death. Brandon Cooper skied his penalty and Newcastle advance to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup.

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46 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m glad we won, but does it really matter we are not beating one of the top teams when we have to play them l, even In a one off game we just ain’t winning it.

    It’s such a shame we dont have a decent manager. God he could get this lot into a quality side if they only stopped sitting back.

    14
  • GhostToon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Well lads we have battle of the Hoof to look forward to this week.

    Cant wait for that lol.

    4
  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #3

    My eyes are bleeding

    3
  • toonluvva

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #4

    What a disgrace that shambolic team was, and Newport must consider themselves unlucky.

    On the positive side, we’ll go out to a PL side next round.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #5

    https://youtu.be/BaFBFmJG-LI

    Local TV have released some footage of Bruce after the match

    2
  • peter5199

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #6

    When will Ed put “none of the above” in his man of the match?

    In my opinion it was the County player who missed the last penalty

    2
  • simon376

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Despite my prediction on here, hoping for a new manger by the time the next round is played

    3
  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Newport a div 2 side totally outplayed a premier league side and showed us how to play football the right way. Honestly I’d take there manager over Bruce tomorrow.

    Absolute joke of a manager Bruce is and we need start with new fresh ideas. Times have moved on and unfortunately Bruce hasn’t or never has or never will.

    10
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Prior to tonight we’d only won 1 of our last 11 penalty shootouts apparently, so I wasn’t exactly expecting success, but somehow we’re through. Absolutely embarrassing mind you, but through nonetheless.

    Bruce is on borrowed time after that though. Time to sharpen my scythe…

    9
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m going for Stoke in the quaters. They better be putting out their second string.

    1
  • Bambams

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Obviously now that I can no longer socialise with the chaps for the match, only socialise with those who reside at your home address, looks like a thrilling night out on Saturday watching Hoofball v Longball with Mrs Bambams….

    Fortunately my wonderful better half is not on the blog so I am safe 🙂

    Just watch, it will be a nine goal thriller 😉

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Not a great win but we were overall the better team.

    Is Fraser supposed to be a winger, couldn’t believe how slow he was, it was if we were playing with 10 men he was so bad.

    Should have hooked him off for Joelinton, just hope it was a bad day for him!

    5
  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s embarrassing now

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Catchy

    Just for clarity are you now saying it’s just about the result not the style, in other words, basically the complete opposite of what you said earlier. Who’d have thought.

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  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #15

    We weren’t the better side at all

    5
  • Moonraker15

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Irishrob
    You’re right! That first half performance was down to the managers non-tactics. That team isn’t great but it ain’t that bad! Playing Carroll up front on his own was never going to work. Joelinton looked like Romario compared to Carroll! and we know he’s no worldbeater!

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Ghost toon

    Battle of the somme..
    Battle of the bulge..
    Battle of the HOOF

    At least I’ll be able to tell the grandkids I was around for this one

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #18

    catchy,
    We were a few minutes away from one of the most embarrassing results in our history with pretty much a full team. We didn’t play in a bear pit full of hyped up Newport fans, it should have been a routine win. They actually played better passing football, it was fitness that got us through not any kind of plan.

    13
  • geordietom

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #19

    does anyone know how much we are getting for Barlaser ? …

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Another shambolic performance glossed over by the result.

    If I was Bruce or any of the players I’d be ashamed of what I was serving up to the fans.

    Guillit was shit but I’ve massive respect because he knew he was shit and did the honorable thing.

    No way Bruce falls on his sword or gets stabbed from Ashley.

    Grim watching with thirty odd more horror shows on the cards.

    6
  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #21

    Exactly that jail but he just twisting it to start a wind up

    1
  • lochinvar

    Sep 30, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Even The Hoff would play better than The Hoof

    2
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Nice to see Catchy mixing his bates up this season. He doesn’t seem to be picking up much with the Rafa, but the ProBrucey is landing a few. Big challenge to come up with the CatchyStats to really bring it home. But fair play to the lad for taking on such a challenge.

    5
  • coming home

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Catchy
    If your happy with that,I feel for you mate

    6
  • Shoulders knees

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Jail

    That is so true.

    We were embarrassing

    1
  • toonluvva

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Mund

    I agree. We were only a better side when Newport began to tire late in the match.

    If Ashley wants to see his investment go down rapidly he should keep Bruce on.

    2
  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Watch this space for Bruce to say:

    “ It wasn’t the greatest performance but we are in the next round so that’s a positive “

    2
  • geordietom

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #28

    at least Carltoon wiil be happy her two favourites played tonight , good goal by shelvey …

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Whens the draw

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #30

    If Stavely and Co are remotely interested in still purchasing Nufc id be on the phone to Ashley now telling him to pull his finger out his ass.

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #31

    and pull the trigger

    1
  • Shoulders knees

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Geordie Tom

    Yes a nice goal by Shelvey but he did nowt else but drop deeper than the CBS but that celebration not on, he had a young lad boss him the team performance rubbish and he does that ! Got massive ego

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  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #33

    toonluvva

    Ashley will keep hoping the luck holds. But if they reports are true and the moves that have been made suggest they are, then you would think Ashley won’t just sit there and let us go on like this.

    Still really early in the season tho and Ashley is a known gambling man so I think he will let the horror show go on a little longer.

    1
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Draw tomorrow after the last matches.

    0
  • Great White Hunter

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Hand on heart if another (decent) manager had this squad of players, plus an additional striker, attacking midfielder, he could easily mould them to play ‘proper’ ball to feet football without a doubt. Bruce’s team has no confidence, no motivation, no fight or camaraderie between them. Unless Ashley does something now, with the manager, we look well and truly finished and are certainly heading towards the championship. Lucky tonight, again.

    9
  • carltoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Just listened on the radio, it sounded horrendous, but I’m sure most of our cup games have been like this, I’m pleased we’re through, but don’t think we’ll get much better, the only one that seemed to do well was Murphy, well he was the one most mentioned. Can we get another goal scorer please.

    1
  • geordietom

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #37

    shoulders …

    that goal was the most he done all game , he goes backwards sideways most of the game , but cant knock his goal …

    0
  • geordietom

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Barlaser ???

    how much anyone know ???

    0
  • Goofy

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #39

    We won. Newport were the better team for 60 mins, once Wilson and Jo-Wellington came on we looked better, good to see Schar back.
    We all want to see attacking football but lets be honest not gonna happen under Brucie. We can all argue who will we get that is better under Fat twat. Got to be a better option out there, our team isn’t playing to the potential of our squad, yes we are not world beaters but we have a team that has pace, hard workers and even a bit of creativity, it’s all pointless when we have a manger who is more concerned in not losing to actually winning a game convincingly.
    Sorry Bruce collect your p45 mate and do one.

    1
  • swinaz69

    Sep 30, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Embarrassed by that, best team lost. Bruce bereft of any football nouse.

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