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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

  • yorkymag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #81

    Sorry mate you missing the big picture
    Asm as a wingbback
    Hendrick wide
    It’s not about £100m it’s about a shit managerWho is is confusing everyone with tactics that are simply ridiculous

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #82

    Pick any manager in the World – Klopp, Pep the chosen one and you are not going to sort out our non existing midfield.
    Been poor since we came up that’s why the ball goes sideways backwards to the keeper and hoof
    Total useless at creating anything
    Schaefer did more in the twenty minutes he came on than the rest of the midfield put together.
    New manager would not make a heap of difference until we ship them out – trouble is no one wants them.
    Sorry to say relegation is staring us in the face

  • The Ledge

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #83

    Brucie claims he only wants what is best for the club so why don’t he f…k off to his farm and put an end to his shitty Managerial Career.
    I can’t stand watching this clown show every week.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #84

    Should never have got rid of Abeid. Miles better than what we have now. Mbabu and Santon are miles better than Lewis and Krafth.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #85

    I want my money back
    But the barsteward won’t pay up but he’ll have to eventually.

  • only one bobby robson

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #86

    Absolute terrible performance tonight don’t know what was worse Bruce’s set up or team effort apart from Darlow who was awesome . I’m sorry St Maximan people likening him to Ginola please these must be young supporters who never seen Ginola in the flesh as Ginola was a final third player who could beat 3/4 players and score and if he couldn’t do that he’d put the ball on Shearers or Ferdinands head for them to score instead !

  • Romford mag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #87

    Not enjoyable to watch in the slightest !

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #88

    Darlow will be out now for longer than he should’ve been, because Bruce’s utter inaction when he got injured.

    Wouldn’t mind as much if he showed conviction and brought on the 3rd sub before the dying embers, but he let Darlow aggravate an injury, play handicapped AND dithered with the final outfield sub until the last few minutes.


  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #89

    No different to any other performance this season including the last against Burnley.

    When we play a team who knows how to pass it and move it we’re embarrassed.

    There’ll be many more results like this with the odd game the planets align and we win.

    Bruce has no idea how to use the squad.

    I reckon there’s a chance of Sunderland being back in the Prem before we see Bruce start with 2 wingers.

  • geordie157

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #90

    Not seen most of it but did Bruce keep Darlow on when injured!!!

    We are awful to watch, hoping that a moment of brilliance from ASM will save us.

    We will never get to see 4231 with Wilson up top, ASM, Almiron and Fraser behind. Bruce is clueless.

    What’s really annoyed me is as much as I hate man utd, it’s the fact they are bad and we made them look good. That was a winnable game, that were clearly lacking confidence but Bruce parks the bloody bus yet again.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #91

    Ivor Toney out there scored two today.
    Abeid wants back and he’s a powerful physical player.
    Rondon wants out of China

    Familiar patterns?

  • Timmers09

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #92

    Relegation is a real thing and then ppl shocked we lose to Utd who have 29 shots on goal. If we had any other goalie that’s 8-1 tonight

  • yorkymag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #93

    Only one
    He is no Ginola very different but he is nevertheless a quality player
    But not as a ducking wing backs

  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #94

    What play do you associate with results like that.

    Les Miserables seems about right.

    Has Bruce promised “bounce back” yet? (reaches for fireplace)

  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #95

    The teams effort can’t be questioned, unfortunately they were all chasing shadows as they had no idea how to play the formation.

    Its like Bruce wanted the playerz to look useless

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #96

    Oops Schar from previous post
    Might as well start with Miggy and Frazer in midfield with Maxi and go for it – might as well go down in style as to the boring sh*te I have had to put up with for the past 3 years
    It’s awful yet I still go out and watch it
    Bloody idiot I am

  • Paul141726

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #97

    Maybe about as pished off as I have ever been about a game that I thought we could have a go, so I will refrain from anymore venting of my spleen. At least for tonight.

  • jane

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #98

    i didn’t think our performance was any worse than usual.

  • DrGloom

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #99

    Lots of new posters tonight, united in how poor Bruce set us up

  • whistleaToon

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #100

    I just keep hoping. Keep watching. Keep waiting for Bruce. Keep believing in Joelinton. Keep hoping for the best. Trying my best to be balanced and a good fan.
    Bruce takes away any joy we may have with his negativity.
    I don’t think Bruce has the ability to get us much further, but I refuse to slag him off to the extent some of you do. It’s really vulgure and unnecessary.
    Joelinton was disinterested.
    Hendrick was all over the place.
    We needed Almiron and Fraser on at half time.
    Darloe should have been subbed after injury.
    If we can’t push forward when we are in the lead then when can we?
    Bruce is so negative. So inept (from my limited perspective). And he has no charisma.
    And the rot starts from Ashley.
    I don’t know what’s more painful. Hoping for a takeover and not getting it, or hoping this lot can do something and failing miserably.
    My oh my. If I didn’t love the Toon as much as I do, I would have parted ways a long, long time ago.

  • jane

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #101

    the setup seemed the same as against Burnley.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #102

    For the love of God, just a manager who can coach how to handle a press without hoofing it and can coach our lot how to press effectively.


    Play them all in their most productive positions allowing lots of freedom – you’ve got all the ingredients right there for a very effective and exciting attacking front 4.

    All quick enough to apply a frightening press and force mistakes.

  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #103

    If Ashley actually has final say on all transfers I wish he’d just go all in and manage us too, can’t be worse than Bruce.

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #104

    Bringing Schar on when Hayden went off sums up Bruce.

    Crying out for an attacking threat, will it be miggy or Fraser??? And a CB comes on.

    Defensive, scared to attack, clueless tactically.

    #bruceout please. (Obvs Ashley is the cause of all bad things for us, but Bruce needs to go to).

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #105

    Lee Ryder
    Steve Bruce quotes: “It is work in progress for us.
    “We have tried to change and with that it will take time.
    “The defeat looks worse than it really was.

    i mean…..gobsmacked.

  • magicmac54

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #106

    I said in my post earlier tonight before the match started, why in the name of God is Joelinton starting ahead of Frazer and Almiron i knew with confidence Joelinton would not prove me wrong and make me eat my words. Bruce is the most cowardly negative disgusting and embarrassing manager of all time to send our team out to get 10 men behind the ball to try at best to defend for our lives and try and fluke a draw against a team who were low on confidence and who were hammered 6-1 in thier last match, i can not tell you how bloody angry i am tonight after watching that nightmare. As for some people saying Joelinton is useless on the right, or Joelinton is useless on the left, wrong on both counts Joelinton is useless period, he should be sitting on the bench in some public park feeding the ducks, preferably with his boyfriend Bruce with him, although Bruce would probably eat all the duck food ha ha ha, anyone who thinks Joelinton is a footballer i think your eyes must be painted on, anyone who thinks Bruce is a manager, iam afraid your beyond help. Finally Mick Ashley please please get out of our great club and take Del boy Charnley, and Chubby Checker Bruce with you. HWTL

  • whistleaToon

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #107

    I must be the most stupid out of all of us here for sticking with this depressing, miserable and disappointment of a club since Ashley took over.
    I am too young to remember much else besides the Ashley era.
    The club used to be something prior. I caught the end of that era and know the clubs history.
    I just keep waiting hoping my loyalty is repaid with some sort of success.
    Newcastle United just depresses me more than anything.
    I must be out of my mind.

  • Slatymag

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #108

    Ashley’s biggest gamble yet considering the reported work that has gone on/going on in the background. Could prove pricey, not to say frustrating for those doing political and legal wrangling to have Blindfold-Bruce at the helm of the asset.

  • lesh

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #109


    You never used to be a one for copying and pasting comments. Jib did but unlike him, you at least attribute the stuff you copy.

  • whistleaToon

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #110

    Most stupid because I’m not a Geordie I mean.*

  • Paul141726

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #111

    I’m sorry, I can’t refrain ——

    “worse than it really was???!!!!”
    What game was he watching?
    ANGRY emoji.

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #112

    “It will take time to change”

    He talks like he is a visionary, like inventing the gegenpress or the barca tiki taka for the first time.

    Its a back 4 you muppet! everyone grew up playing this formation, they dont need over a year to be able to understand it!

  • Tsunki

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #113

    Denver to stay with the program folks.

    All we are saying

    Is give Bruce a chance.


  • Tsunki

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #114

    Denver. Ha ha. Remember. I don’t post for ages and autocorrect is lurking in wait. 🙂

  • Kevin Vegan

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #115

    Unless we get a run of good luck again Bruce will be gone within a couple more weeks, I’m pretty sure of it.

    I make that 9 points (2 wins and 3 draws) from our last 10 games. That’s relegation form for sure.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #116

    1-0 up early due to a fluke deflection.

    A Man U team reeling, a defence all over the place, a captain and CB having a nightmare period with his mental state questionable – what does Bruce do? Sits back in an unfamiliar formation. Allows them to grow in confidence and gives Maguire all the help he could need to get comfy by continually hoofing it in his direction for him to win headers.

    It was a perfect scenario to smother them. That’s the real sore point.

    Steve “have a go” Bruce – OUT! The man emits constant negativity with every utterance, even when he’s trying to be positive.

  • lesh

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #117

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas


    How long does it take for him to stamp his mark on the players? He surely can’t be trying to say they are set in Rafa’s ways when he’s had 15 months and new players he’s signed off on.

    Or it might’ve been the crowd that put too much pressure on the players.

  • only one bobby robson

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #118

    Maximan a decent player not a quality player a quality player scores against shit teams like Man utd tonight not fit to tie Ginolas boot laces please no one on here like st maximin you Ginola levels apart

  • Assassins Inc

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #119

    It’s not very often Newcastle United can actually say we have better players on the bench.
    Can’t remember a time way back when we could have said that, maybe Kev’s era, how the hell can we leave better talent on the bench.
    What’s next Bruce both keepers injured play Hendricks or Jo in goal.

  • Asi Fish

    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #120

    Writing was on the wall when the team selection came out….

    Scared and defensive rather than bold and attacking.

    All SB has achieved today is to breed confidence into his old team.

    He has no excuses as his selection and judgements have still resulted in a drubbing!


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