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Newcastle Outclassed But Trail Chelsea Just 1-0 At The Half



Newcastle were set up in a 5-4-1 with Allan Saint-Maximin on the left-wing and Jacob Murphy on the right. Joelinton spearheaded the attack. The lads started the match showing some real intent. They immediately won two free-kicks and two corners in the first three minutes.

Things returned to normal after Newcastle’s brief spurt with Chelsea going on the attack. The Blues got the first attempt on goal forcing Karl Darlow into another wonderful save on a low shot by Timo Werner in the 4th minute.

Darlow made another wonderful save in the 8th minute. Hakim Ziyech launched a ball from the right that found Tammy Abraham in front of the goal. His header was parried away by Darlow.


However, on the subsequent corner, Chelsea took the lead through an own goal from Federico Fernandez. The defender knocked in Mason Mount’s cross after being harried by Ben Chilwell.

Chelsea maintained their dominance for the remainder of the half after Newcastle’s early push. Timo Werner should have doubled Chelsea’s lead on the half-hour mark but pulled his shot wide when he was in front of the goal.

Newcastle have been thoroughly outclassed by the visitors at St. James’ Park. Chelsea have had 80% of the possession while Newcastle have had no efforts on target. However, a combination of a lack of ruthlessness by the Blues and Karl Darlow keeps Newcastle’s deficit to just one goal.


180 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Theres one good thing about Bruce, once he leaves we’ll definitely see better football.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #2

    On the bright side, Darlow has looked great…

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #3

    OP that is one thing we can guarantee with everything up in the air that’s a certain

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  • Not another deJong

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    I wanna watch but also quite glad

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #5

    I suppose at least its only 1 nil!

    Take Lascalles off and go 4 at the back and put Almiron on as a no 10 and have a go man

    Don’t just take Lascalles off and put Schar on and keep doing the same thing

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Carroll is going to score today, had a feeling for a few days.

    1-1 Bruce masterclass and one of his super signings saves his Blushes.

    I’ll leave the house whilst he tells us how excellent we were

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Why do other teams make it look so easy when we make it look so hard?l

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  • JohnReese

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #8

    If we lose Lascelles then I dare say we’ll be done. We completely fall apart as a unit without him.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh stop looking for attention you pointless old fart. This is pox and I’ve no hesitation saying it. But we saw crap under rafa too. Watch out lesh, Jib is being you!!

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Darlows been great since he came in for dubs !

    It’s just everyone in front of him !

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #11

    No closing down whatsoever!!!

    Honestly for a team to play against Newcastle must be an easy week as they hardly have to do anything. Just take there time with no pressure on them it’s so footin easy

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #12

    The really frustrating thing is we can attack and play, that was obvious with the few half chances when we did attack. When we attack it really makes it soo obvious 100% of our problems arise from Bruce.

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  • geordietom

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    my god what has bruce done to wor team at least give it a go , they showed a couple of times they can do it but its not enough , BRUCE OUT …

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #14

    OP there’s no way we’re getting anything here. I’d be gobsmacked. But even if we do, it doesn’t change the philosophy of Bruce or Ashley. This is purgatory to watch

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  • Brummie

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Well that’s crap, 45 mins and we did nothing. I think Bruce has lost the team, no matter how good the players maybe. Bruce’s tactics aren’t working and he needs to go.

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  • nufcursed

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Thanks Munster! You seem to know your football

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Honestly Minster with the Rafa thing just can it man he is long gone. Nothing to do with today

    In other news I will stick my neck out and say it’s going to be a bit of an uphill if we are going to win this 0-1 with a Cieran Clark header. 🙂

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #18

    nufccursed

    Are you a Kevin Hart fan?

    He has just released a new stand up and the title for that is how I feel about everything you say 😉

    0 F##ks Given

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  • geordie157

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Glad I turned it off, all we can hope for is a takeover! I’d rather drop down a division and play some decent football than be in the premier league watching this cr@p week after week! Anti football at its finest.

    On the plus side damn this ac/dc album is good, singers 73, hate to think how his ears are, mine are buggered aged 40!!

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  • Adamn_92

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Well this is an awful watch. Playing defensively can be effective when done correctly, unfortunately once again we look like we have no plan. Everyone behind the ball and if we get it we……oh, nobody knows. You have to be effective at turning defends into attack for defensive football to work. We can’t do it and that lies with Bruce and the coaching staff. Our players look like they have no idea what they should do when they actually get possession. Sums it up when longstaff has is arms out at a free kick asking what he should do. Team is set up to fail. How can people defend this management and playing style? Our only hope every game is that it falls luckily to st maximin and he’s able to beat a few people. When that doesn’t happen, we are clueless.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Look on the positive side darlow couldn’t get this sort of rigorous top notch training anywhere else. He’ll be worth a fortune come season end.

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #22

    This is embarrassing. What do we actually do in training? Because they literally look like they’ve never met before.

    And that’s not a one off- every game is like that. There is NO BUILD UP PLAY at all. No recognisable plan in any way.

    This is insane that just because he’s mates with most of the pundits. Bruce and these performances just fly under the radar- I’m sure we’ll hear yet again what a “Great job” he’s supposedly doing. It’s madness. Players are literally shrugging, not knowing what to do during free kicks!

    92% – 8% was the possession at one point. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it that high before. We look like a Conference team in the FA Cup third round but without the fight or ambition.

    This cannot go on.

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  • nufcursed

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Rafa ain’t got nothing to do with Bruce that’s true but he made us this negative (never before him have I seen a magpies team play so cowardly). Although I admit there have been some good games too. But most of the time, his teams were just as terrible to watch as Bruce’s

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Jake Humphries: “what have they been working on since Southampton”?

    Bruce seems oblivious to the crap we are playing!
    He’s given up surely he will admit he can’t do that job!

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  • Northumbrian

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Dunno ways worse, this game or having to watch hairy hands and gray at half time.

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  • Swanny

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Bruce needs scooting, a total lack of application or desire.

    Embarrassing.

    3
  • geordietom

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #27

    comfort eating here to take my mind off that dross of a first half , just had 2 iced sweet mince pies might have 2 more in a moment 😀

    2
  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Again it’s looking likely that our keeper will get motm in the poll !

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  • nufcursed

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Mund who the F is Kevin hart??

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #30

    North I am on the same link and as soon as I heard Gray’s voice I hit the mute button. No chance I’m going to listen to them two idiots

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #31

    I can hear Bruce’s half time talk…

    “Well lads it’s obvious we are way under their standard but if you can just stay in our area and put your bodies in the way of everything and hoof that ball on sight you might look just a little less of the embarrassing under par clods you evidently are – now get out there and confound those averages!”

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Munster

    Giving up already and the match hasn’t finished?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #33

    The commentator on hes goals, recognise his voice but can’t think who it is, said we seem to pull off our better performances against the big teams and cited the Chelsea win last season and the Spurs draw this. These pundits are getting seriously confused between results and performances. If we manage a
    1-1 which is entirely feasible it will be talked of a great performance and another feather in The Bruce’s cap.

    4
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Cursed

    Read the bottom line that is my go to answer 🙂

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Don’t mention Rafa please! This shit is nothing to do with him, it’s entirely Bruce’s team! And we’re absolutely diabolical!

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #36

    This is up there alongside Spurs, Man.Utd, Blackburn, Southampton, Brighton, and Wolves as the most toothless boring display of the season. That’s six awful negative park the bus displays out of nine so far in the league.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #37

    I love Jake

    “People say Nufc want CL football, thats not true, atm all they want is a shot on target from this mans team”

    Whilst camera was on Bruce

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Nufcursed you are obviously blighted with short sighted football nous and have a feeble grip on history but never mind.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Predictably disgusting fare again.

    I know Bruce cleared the ground of 10,000 last season, what sort of crowd do you think we’d get now if if ash gave more free tickets away.

    Trouble is we play this way very match, be it against Liverpool or Fulham.

    Munter you need to concentrate on the here and now. I somehow get the impression you don’t like our former manager but even with that being the case, 2 wrongs don’t make a right. So why not say it is really s–t now rather than continually saying Rafa wasn’t great.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #40

    geordietom,
    PMSL 🙄

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