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Newcastle Collapse Late And Lose 4-1 to Manchester United



Newcastle were able to hold on until late despite the Red Devils being the superior side at St James Park. However, three late goals from Manchester United resign Newcastle to defeat despite the heroics of Karl Darlow.

Newcastle came out unchanged after holding on to end the first half all square. However, Isaac Hayden lasted all of two minutes before going down with an apparent muscle injury. Bruce brought Fabian Schar on for Isaac.

Newcastle almost got another lead in the 50th minute. After some superb work by Allan Saint-Maximin down the left, he flicked in a cross from deep inside the box that Callum Wilson’s outstretched foot tapped towards goal. David de Gea made a spectacular diving save to keep the ball out.

Five minutes later, Marcus Rashford seemed to lose possession after driving into the box, but VAR did a belated review and recommended referee Craig Pawson take a look. It was a questionable reversal by Pawson as he awarded the penalty for a foul by Jamal Lewis.


However, super Karl Darlow righted the wrong with an outstanding save on the subsequent spot-kick by Bruno Fernandes. Darlow guessed correctly and dove right to swat the ball away and keep the game level.

Jonjo Shelvey had a blistering effort saved by de Gea after finding space just outside the box in the 69th minute. De Gea again was forced into a diving save as Newcastle started to ask more questions of Manchester United.

Bruce made his second change bringing Ryan Fraser on for Joelinton in the 72nd minute. Karl Darlow also needed treatment from an earlier collision with Marcus Rashford. The 30-year-old was visibly uncomfortable with an apparent groin problem.

Manchester United were lethal on a late break in the 86th minute and snatched the lead through Bruno Fernandes. Substitute Donny van de Beek won the ball deep and played Rashford on the break. The striker found an overlapping Fernandes on the left and he blasted a close shot past a helpless Karl Darlow.

Bruce immediately pulled Jeff Hendrick for Miguel Almiron but it was Manchester United who would find the next goal. Aaron Wan-Bissaka got his first Manchester United goal with a cracking shot from inside the box that Darlow could do nothing about.

The visitors added another with a long ball that freed Marcus Rashford for a one on one with Darlow. The striker’s shot got under Darlow to pile on the misery at St James Park.

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145 comments so far

  • big bob

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #41

    Boycott the matches !!

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  • Timmers09

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #42

    Ppl deluded on here, sack Bruce yup I agree but we ain’t getting a manager. Who would come to us? Who works under Ashley? No one no chance

    5
  • southafrican magpie

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #43

    Bruce is a clueless manager no tactics wrong selection no formation no shape players running around like headless chickens and it shows that they don’t even know what they must do on the pitch. I can tell you one thing under Benitez this wouldn’t of happened the players kept there shape and knew there responsibility. Makes me upset watching my team play like this under an idiot of a manager we have BRUCE OUT!!!!!

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  • OliveRoll

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #44

    Buffalo heed will be our downfall this season, the bloke is absolutely clueless.. man utd were shite as well.
    Don’t need to say anthing else.

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  • AncientC

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #45

    Bruce should have Hendrick training trying to control a medicine ball — work his way up from there.

    It’s not so much the result that hurts, more the lack of any kind of technical ability flowing throughout the side.

    Oh well, maybe better luck with the next manager (head coach), whenever that is.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #46

    I mean, that’s to my count the 4th formation – I won’t say system because that’s beyond Bruce’s comprehension – we’ve played this season.

    He is flailing around, throwing shite at the wall hoping something sticks.

    It’s obvious how much the accusations of being tactically clueless get to him going by his prickly attitude in response to questions of that Nature, so he’s now become pre-occupied with an “I’ll show you I can do all that fancy foreign tinkering stuff.”, only to fall flat on his face.

    No logical reason whatsoever to have 2 weeks prep, off the back of a good fluid performance and then come out with a formation the team has never played before and you have rarely, if ever, deployed in your career.

    Played like strangers, positionally unaware and unsure of themselves, disjointed passing and ineffective individual pressing leaving gaps.

    A footballing atrocity was committed tonight by #BruceOut

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #47

    What aboot this new Peruvian? Should he be given a chance? Possibly not against Wolves or Everton but sometime after that?

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  • TheJimBelow

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #48

    Well Bruce must be delighted his beloved Moneychester won!!!!!!!!

    CABBAGE PATCH OUT!!!

    ASHLIE OUT!!!

    BRUCE RETIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    15
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #49

    Break time, later!

    1
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #50

    Jonjo had a decent game. One of his better ones recently. He was knackered towards the end, which was part of our downfall.

    6
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #51

    We literally drop off for the sake of the 3 or 4 points a season we need to stay in the league. That’s not football. You gotta at least have the quality to take the game to the opposition when you have the kind of support we do. No excuses for it.

    12
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #52

    Or we could have Hendricks practicing by trying to trap a bag of cement Ancient. You never know, he might eventually manage it.

    3
  • Mund

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #53

    If you believe like I do that the consortium are in the background waiting on this deal to be approved with whatever way it happens then surely they must be worried about there investment if this circus carry’s on and do they have enough pull with Mikey to get him replaced?

    9
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #54

    Think skinned, Manc loving, haemorrhoid face – OUT!

    11
  • TomaKaThor

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #55

    No known manager will come to us, we should get someone like Brighton did with Potter, he actually has them playing football.. Crazy I know.. Get a lower league manager

    6
  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #56

    Saivet has never had a fair crack. He is a decent player and is better than what we’ve got. I have no idea why he doesn’t play. Must be shagging the players wives or something.

    5
  • Jeff Clarke for England

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #57

    Wow! What an absolute disgrace! No passion, no verve, no respect! I’m sure the ManU mafia will be out in their droves praising their former son, Jurassic Steve, and claiming it was a Manc ‘response’ from the Spurs game.
    Apart from Darlow, I can’t think of any player that deserves mention (and I heard it on the radio!). ASM cannot be expected to carry the team each week…our other ‘superstars’ need to raise their bar! But it all comes down to TWO people…Kim Jun Mike and Bruce! Two of the most incompetent and embarrassing buffoons that have I had to endure in 40+ years of supporting NUFC. No tactics, no idea and fraudulent ‘football’. Bruce is a disgrace to ‘the beautiful game’ and I will not even bother to listen to the next match! These blithering idiots have absolutely wrecked my interest in my club! B&£locks to them both…Bruce, do your ‘Geordie’ duty, and f&*k off!

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #58

    Only one person to blame for that defeat tonight. That clueless goon standing on the touchline with his tongue flicking in and out.
    How the Hell did that useless waste of space Joelinton last as long as he did.? Why was the hard running Almiron brought on with only a few minutes to go? Why was Darlow allowed to go on despite an injury? Why was the anonymous Hendrick not taken off after half time? Why were defenders not told to watch out for Slabhead at corners and free kicks?
    Why is he even here? Why are we putting up with this man and his ineptitude?

    12
  • Timmers09

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #59

    Ed, Neil ban the word takeover, it was NEVER going to happen and it’s just click bait during international games that stuffs going on. I’d honestly take big Sam for rest of season.

    2
  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #60

    Get Sven Goran Eriksson in. At least he’ll buy decent players. Bruce has made two poor signings in Hendrick and Lewis. Wish we would’ve signed Rogerio now.

    0
  • Toon Tang

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #61

    Good old fashioned bruceball.

    Expect nothing less

    6
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #62

    Lilongwe can you manage us for a bit? Just lock Mr. Brucie in you back shed and show up for the next training session…..

    1
  • stan anderson

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #63

    Cabbage Heed OOT.
    Ashlie OOT

    6
  • Timmers09

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #64

    We are lower league, won’t attract any coach from those leagues unless they still furloughed

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #65

    BrucieBall! I love it! That’s where you throw out a random formation with weak players in key positions and stand on the sideline with you face in your hands is it?

    1
  • Mund

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #66

    Ban the word takeover lmao

    4
  • Marmike

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #67

    Hendrick was very poor but Joelinton was hopeless!
    Won’t or can’t run, can’t hold up the ball, can’t pass!
    Why are they on the pitch?

    9
  • OliveRoll

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #68

    The last 15 years have been painful for all of us, I thought the saudis were coming and supplying our long awaited pain killers.
    If steve Bruce is here in January I really worry for us. His heed is as empty as a hermits address book when it comes to successful management.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #69

    Why have we still got Steve Bruce in charge?

    Bruce has to go, Joelinton has to be dropped and so does Hendrick if we’re going to get anywhere this season.

    10
  • martoon

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #70

    The usual hysterical outbursts when we get beat. We did not deserve to get beat 4 – 1 and we we’re in the game until the end. They brought on £100m off the bench and we brought on out free transfer – perspective people!

    4
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #71

    What will the Bruce plan for Wolves be? Same players as today with a different formation that they have never played before?

    5
  • mfw13

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #72

    Watching the game on TV, the main issue seemed to be the fact that Man United won too many 50/50 balls, thus giving them the bulk of possession and making it hard for us to build any sort of attack.

    Darlow, Shelvey, and ASM all had strong games, but Hendricks and Hayden/Schar were poor as the holding midfielders, and the defending was poor overall.

    The first goal on the corner was inexcuseable, and giving up the winning goal on a counter after your own attacking free kick into the box was appalling.

    7
  • geordie157

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #73

    Saivet better than Hendrick

    Tea lady better than Bruce

    11
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #74

    Letting the side run out of gas like that was pathetic though martoon….

    5
  • toon kk

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #75

    Boils down to several players simply not good enough, Joelinton should not be in the fkin team for a start. Sack Bruce ASAP.
    Result as expected!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #76

    Annoyed how he keeps dropping Almiron. Not right. Saint Maximin was poor today. Doesn’t pass the ball enough. Had chances to pass it quickly and didn’t. This team would’ve done ok today:

    Darlow

    Yedlin Schar Fernandes Willems

    Diame

    Fraser Almiron Saint-Maximin

    Rondon Wilson

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #77

    big bob
    Comment #41
    Boycott the matches

    With you there Bob
    I’ve not been anywhere near the ground since March.
    Out brothers out

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  • Timmers09

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #78

    We did deserve to get beat 1-4

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  • mfw13

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #79

    I’d like to see a 4-2-3-1 against Wolves, with Wilson leading the line in front of ASM-Shelvey-Miggy.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #80

    Much better team. Can’t keep playing Hendrick, Hayden and Shelvey together. They’re all useless. Shelvey can have a good game known again.

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