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Newcastle Hang On To End First Half 1-1 Against Manchester United



After getting an early goal, Newcastle were put under pressure for much of the first half by Manchester United. The half ended level with a goal a piece but the visitors had the bulk of possession and chances.

Newcastle started the match in a 4-1-4-1 with Isaac Hayden sitting behind Jeff Hendrick and Jonjo Shelvey in the midfield. Joelinton was on the right and Allan Saint-Maximin on the left.

The Magpies got off to a very fortunate start with an early counter leading to a goal. Emil Krafth’s 2nd-minute cross was knocked into the net by a sliding Luke Shaw to give Newcastle the lead.


Manchester United enjoyed a bunch of possession after the opening goal but couldn’t create any decent chances to test Karl Darlow until after the 20-minute mark.

Bruno Fernandes had a nice strike disallowed due to VAR ruling Juan Mata offside. The disappointment was short-lived as the Red Devils found an equalizer a few minutes later.

Harry Maguire surged forward to beat Federico Fernandez to a corner in the 23rd minute. His header bounced past a diving Darlow and into the far corner.

Allan Saint-Maximin forced David de Gea into a diving save in the 29th minute. The Frenchman cut inside from the right and launched a shot that de Gea had to parry away. The Spaniard hit the post with his right arm and needed treatment but was able to continue.

Manchester United kept the pressure on Newcastle and forced Karl Darlow into action. Darlow had an excellent punch on a cross and then saved another from Aaron Wan-Bissaka that looked to be going in. On the subsequent corner, Jamaal Lascelles cleared a shot off the line.

Darlow continued his outstanding goalkeeping with another terrific save. This time from Marcus Rashford whose 43rd-minute shot bounced right in front of Darlow as he went down to make the save. He was able to swat it away to keep the match level going into halftime.


327 comments so far

  • Not another deJong

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #41

    How long before HOOFBALL completely kicks in???

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  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #42

    The simple fact is cabbage heed is utterly out of his depth
    A never has been

    Until he and the guy who employed him is gone nothing will change

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  • Tyran21

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #43

    Get Miggy in the mid, he press better than Hendrick too

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #44

    the 1 of the midfield 3 that i wanted to stay on too. shame for Hayden.

    but please get Miggy or Fraser on.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #45

    Ok Schar coming on
    i like Schar in the sweeper role

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #46

    Just not pressing as a team at all and letting a nervous, fragile defence have an easy time when we should be all over them like a rash.

    Bruce respects Man U too much because he is stuck in the past.

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  • Slatymag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #47

    Ah, hoof it. Hoof it real good.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #48

    Hendrick is so unaware of what’s going on

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #49

    Hsyden comes off injured and Bruce thinks it’s a good idea to replace him with Scar!! Wtf!?

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #50

    how many touches have we had this half?

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #51

    Hayden injured. Schar coming on for him – high stakes player, can either be exceptional or a disaster.

    One sub down :/

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #52

    so close
    Maxi magic almost paid off

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #53

    Is Bruce kidding?

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #54

    Schar???????????????? Not Miggy or Fraser?

    Facking #bruceout

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #55

    Should have taken the opportunity to go 4-2-3-1 and bring on Almiron.

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  • Romford mag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #56

    Feck me that was close !

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #57

    What a brilliant low save from Wilson at point blank range. Great play by ASM to make the chance happen though.

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  • Timmers09

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #58

    Schar is the best out of the back and defensive midfielders we have

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  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #59

    HENDREIC is shocking

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #60

    Once ASM is injured we’re and Bruce is screwed

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #61

    De Gea saves from Callum Wilson described by Sky as a save of the season?

    Man Ure love fest

    But we’re still using same tactics

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #62

    Notice how every single pass bbreaks down at Hendrick’s feet
    He is such a weak link its unbelievable

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  • Romford mag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #63

    Regan

    Knew you’d be lurking mate 😉

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  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #64

    OOOOHHHFFFF

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  • DrGloom

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #65

    Please take Hendricks off – he’s a passenger

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #66

    I’m simply can’t believe what I’m seeing, he brings Schar on in midfield when he has Frazer and Miggy on the bench. Shambolic!! It’s like he wants us to loose.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #67

    Personally i thnkink schar was the right call to replace hayden

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #68

    FVCKING hendrick
    lool

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #69

    4123 is a good shape, but you need to play further up the pitch, be more aggressive, can’t sit back so much.

    Get them further up the pitch, and if it doesn’t work, go 4231, and bring off Hendrick or Shelvey for Miggy or Fraser, probably Fraser, allowing St Max or Joel to play more centrally.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #70

    Bruces next sub will be ASM for Frazer.

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #71

    might be a pen against us

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  • DrGloom

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #72

    Hendrick … you complete and utter useless twat

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  • Corkypants

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #73

    Why not move Hendrick central and bring on Fraser

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  • toonbrother

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #74

    FVCK sake

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #75

    First bit of controlled possession we’ve had.

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #76

    Bruceball

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #77

    That is not a foul he was already falling. Ofc its a pen.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #78

    Gotta hate var. No way man.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #79

    if that’s a pen ffs

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 17, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #80

    Typical favouritism.

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