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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

  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #41

    As Moonraker said. Please let’s get this Rafa stuff barred out!

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  • Greebol1892

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #42

    Ashley out.
    Then there may be some hope.
    Whilst he’s here and has Bruce with his dire football, we just need to get enough points to stay up.
    HTL

    0
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #43

    OP I love me a bit of Humphrey’s

    1
  • Greebol1892

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #44

    I would love to know what he’s telling S Longstaff. The lad has been entirely lost 1st half

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #45

    RH,
    At least Moanster has finally admitted he despised Rafa, a small step towards his rehabilitation.

    9
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #46

    Enter Schär.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #47

    Tsunki and rotonda, I didn’t start the rafa discussion here.

    0
  • Paul141726

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #48

    Back unger way.
    Why do I torture myself like this?

    1
  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #49

    Engage the Scharnotron. Cue full length field runs and 35 yard worldies.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #50

    David Jordan@_DavidJJordan

    – #NUFC are least efficient team at advancing the ball
    – Most passive at pressing
    – Slower this season than last
    – Defend like counter-attacking side but don’t counter
    This isn’t a special performance it’s how they play.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #51

    Don’t continue it then munster you’re not his PA.

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  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #52

    Sums us up perfectly Ron Knee

    ‘Defend like counter-attacking side but don’t counter’

    2
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #53

    Bruce is that bad its rubbing off on Chelsea

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #54

    Jail, improve your attention to detail, it’s always your weakness. I don’t despise rafa at all, but I despised his approach in certain games and many of you didn’t have the balls to call it out because of who it was.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #55

    Joelinton is not doing bad neither is Manquillo, Darlow and Murphy. The rest have been poor.

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #56

    schar ladies and gentlemen
    aka Our best defender

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #57

    Well into season two of Bruceball. At what point does someone in charge of club affairs start asking questions? February bottom three is that the signal?

    4
  • NUFC_Stevo

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #58

    We defend that much we have no clue what to do once we pass the halfway line.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #59

    Pulis to “turn things round” in March.

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  • Toon67

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #60

    Schar, lol

    It’s a bit early for Xmas gifts.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #61

    Munster there’s a 2018 thread you should be posting on. This is the Chelsea game 2020 Steve Bruce, coach, season two. You’re well out of date.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #62

    My god,we’re horrendous, the bar was playing the Arabic stream, I was pleased I hardly understood it. Came home at half time.

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #63

    ASM is so wasted in the way Bruce always sets us up to play. His CAM poistion isn’t the problem it’s how defensive the whole team is setup to play that he is wasted.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #64

    I can’t say I’d fancy Howe, I just find him irritating

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #65

    what a miss Hayden.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #66

    Nice komodo there

    1
  • davetoon

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #67

    Sheezus

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #68

    much much better. why can’t we go men for men against chelsea from the start? why did bruce say it’s not possible.

    what a horrible manager.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #69

    There are comparables tsunki but I appreciate that rafa had more purpose etc, obviously.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #70

    You’d think Bruce was trying to put the Saudis off buying us watching this dross

    5
  • Toon67

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #71

    Hayden obviously been working with JoeLinton on his finishing.

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #72

    Unlucky Joelinton. That’s better from us, more urgency.

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  • geordie157

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #73

    Lampard looks hacked off, must be thinking how’s this not 5-0 to Chelsea

    2
  • IrishRob

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #74

    Joelinton has been our best player by a long way. WHYYYYY cant he try like this every game.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #75

    Joe ffs!!

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #76

    OP I made the comment at half time, not before. Again, attention to detail, step it up lad, maybe your drinking buddy Jail will help out

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  • Paul141726

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #77

    C’mon Joelinton! At least put it on goal!!!

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #78

    Bruce after match.

    “We were that good in defence it took a own goal for them to breach us. Really disappointed in Hayden and Joes finishing. Game was ours for the taking”

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #79

    Holy shiit I thought he was gonna score there. But he took his time there and at least knew what he wanted to do. Now just get one on target. Then in the back of the next Joey.

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  • Mirandinha

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #80

    Still in this. Flukey goal would do.

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