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Joelinton, Krafth, And Lascelles Start For Newcastle Against Manchester United



This is the team Steve Bruce has named for tonight’s Manchester United match. It has just one change from the win over Burnley with Jamaal Lascelles back from injury.

Bruce has rewarded the players who did so well against Burnley two weeks ago and keeps with practically the same team.

Here is who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will send out for the visitors.

Newcastle are on a run of good results and coming off an excellent performance against Burnley. A win tonight will move us into the top four and above Liverpool on goal difference. Even a draw will temporarily edge us into the top six.

We need to show consistency and another good performance at home is a must. Manchester United are vulnerable defensively and Newcastle can hopefully take advantage of that tonight.

Howay The Lads!


318 comments so far

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #281

    2 shots for us this half

    Vs one of the worst Man U teams to have visited us.

    Wilson, Miggy, ASM, Fraser – all made to attack and pressure this under-fire Man U team and yet we defend our box, men behind the ball like we are too scared to play.

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  • terencelim

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #282

    Jeff Hendrick worst player on the pitch.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #283

    Poor formation and team selection.

    Hayden is a passenger in front of the defence, game is being played around him.

    Hendricks is all over, leaving gaps everywhere.

    Joe is useless on the right.

    Asm is our only outlet and he’s being hammered every time he gets the ball.

    Bruce doesn’t have a clue!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #284

    Problem we have too, ASM is clearly not moving at full tilt, so will likely have to come off around the 70 mark.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #285

    Bruce is truly useless.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #286

    one would think paying £15 saves you from having to watch stupid ads on sky but no

    3
  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #287

    Sorry but that pie eating Geordie fraud cabbage has to go. These players are better than this showing.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #288

    Joelinton off, Hendrick off. Miggy on Frazer on is what’s needed!

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  • magic hat

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #289

    joelinton isn’t up to scratch and is yet to show that he even has the potential to be premier league standard. He doesn’t look like a winger… or a striker.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #290

    Why isn’t Maxi over on Shaw’s side and running at him?

    What is the point of Hendrick in keeping out Miggy / Fraser?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #291

    Frustratijg to see likes of Southampton give a game to Chelsea while Bruce tactic is to defend for our lives and hope ASM does something.

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  • stan anderson

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #292

    We are so poor against a struggling Manure team.
    This is what we can expect with cabbage heed in charge.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #293

    Steve Wraith is 100% right about Joelinton having a clause in his contact to play. No way in hell hed be on the right normally. It’s like he had to fit him in somewhere.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #294

    I agree Hayden isnt making his presence felt either
    thats because he works best as part of a double pivot
    Positionally he isnt sure of himself playing as the sole anchorman

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  • cornishman

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #295

    Miggy and Fraser on for Hendrick and Joe, lets go and win this before we lose it with this current line up

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  • cyprus

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #296

    Man U are a top six side, no doubt.

    But we do panic when teams press us. They have to work on that.

    Anyway, still in it. Any result still possible.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #297

    I wasn’t even sure the Joelinton was on the pitch Hendrick looking a bit slow but he is trying, would still sub him off though.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #298

    As Ivsaid before the game we have a dissfunctional midfield and until we get it sorted we’ll struggle to win any game.
    Shelley, Hayden, Hendrick and Joelinton give you sweet FA
    Been like that since we came up – ends up sideways backwards and lump it

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #299

    Mr. Brucie not winning any popularity contests today I see hahaha!!!

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  • almondrichie

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #300

    I seriously don’t know what on this earth did Bruce find amusing with Joelinton. He is clearly giving away the ball so easily, literally we are playing with 10 men when Joelinton is around. Put Allan in the middle, take off Joelinton and Shelvey, and bring in Fraser and Almiron. Man utd defence is worse than us, but we aren’t getting into danger position. First we are not even getting on the ball. This negative tactics of Bruce is so sickening to watch. It is make me hate football altogether. Why can we even have a decent 1 or 2 mins on the ball. Shocking tactics from Bruce.

    4
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #301

    This is perfectly winnable and Bruce must see it, change it up and attack.

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  • DaveD1000

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #302

    They have nothing get miggy and possible Fraser on since his tail is up on and get some pace in their faces. JJ looking mobile instead of blowing for tugs. not sure about Lewis I think I prefer Dummers.

    1
  • BenArfa the magician

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #303

    Wow that was so poor lucky to be level once again.

    It shoes today how badly we needed a CM, we are playing 3 and still have no central midfield.

    Joelinton what the actual fcuk is he? can’t control a ball. pass 5 yards do anything an average player can do. He is sooooo bad that when he takes it past a player or wins a header people say he had a good game What do Fraser or Miggy have to do to get into this team?

    3
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #304

    It just boggles my mind how ASM can be pinned over on this LW again.

    He does all his best work through the middle punching holes in the lines of defence with options either side of him and on the RW where he always makes chances on his natural foot, especially the case when he’s up against fullbacks he easily has the beating of for pace – it’s like we’re intentionally blunting ourselves.

    Right now he’s our only outlet, but he’s hemmed on to the touchline and gets crowded when trying to come inside. If he goes down the line, he’s not fully fit to get away from his man and AWB is quick.

    So obvious to allow him more freedom either behind Wilson or have him on the RW where he’ll have much more success,

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #305

    To be honest could be hammered if we do not sort the midfield out

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  • cyprus

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #306

    Didier Domi and a Newcastle commentator fan in the beIN studio 🙂

    1
  • lukes26

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #307

    Horrible half

    Shelvey playing as a AMF isn’t working.

    Wilson’s been poor.

    ASM doesn’t make simple passes.

    Joelinton… I’ve defended him before… But this is the game where he’ll not only get dropped, probably won’t even make the bench for a while. Looks unable to even do the basics.

    But the problem has to be Bruce. Formation isn’t working and he hasn’t changed it. Midfield doesn’t seem like they’ve ever played together.

    Our only savior has been a poor Man U. We should be down by a few goals

    2
  • Tyran21

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #308

    Hendrick needs to be sub, move Joe middle or sub him.

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #309

    Disagree with the comments about specific players. The whole team is so passive, they should be going after the ball and actually making things happen. Its the mentality the manager has drilled into them, thats the problem.

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  • magpie22

    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #310

    All square half time, dont know how wev’e managed that, how much room are we going to give them ? We look like a pub team, no clue what the hell we are doing, Joelinton hasn’t touched the ball and Kendrick looks like a cart horse. Bruce needs to go, tactics are non existent, Man utd are running the show, it’s a matter of time before they score more goals, I can see them getting another 3 or 4.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #311

    hayden off oh shiit

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  • Darnik

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #312

    Omg what a shocking sub get Bruce out

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  • Darnik

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #313

    Aaarrggh

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  • AncientC

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #314

    Which gets more touches of the ball? Hendrick’s inside right foot, or his shin-pad?

    1
  • DjMickyg

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #315

    Could someone explain why kraft is marking harry maguire on corners?

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  • mainemagpie

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #316

    For God’s sake Bruce put some attacking players on.

    1
  • cornishman

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #317

    Bruce is an A grade idiot with his dire team selections and tactics, and i use that word loosely. We have an half decent team trying to get out under the right coach.

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #318

    1-4! FCUK OFF!!! Gone to pieces in this second half! Bruce your negstive tactics are disgusting!

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