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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

  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #81

    Can someone in the club call Alan, Andy and Les and get them down to the training ground next week to teach how to put your laces through the back of the ball.

    2
  • Paul141726

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #82

    Bringing Chelsea down to our level. Werner is having a mare!!!

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  • davetoon

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #83

    I think Jim Beglin must be drinking buddies with Steve Bruce, always making excuses for him and bigging him up

    1
  • JohnJ

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #84

    Bugga,

    0
  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #85

    Oh dear

    The crowd noise machine is having a good match at least.

    Only a question of time before “we’re sh*te and we know we are”

    2
  • Paul141726

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #86

    So right Assassins Inc!

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #87

    Tammy scores

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #88

    Ffs just when we were looking a bit more threatening we just let Werner ghost past our whole defense. Terrible defending.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #89

    Munster

    I replied when I read it.

    You said at half time we were getting nothing from this game.

    I asked if you were giving up before the match finished?

    Why do I need to keep up, its you that isn’t!

    4
  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #90

    Shoite!!

    0
  • AncientC

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #91

    FFS, just when I was starting to get some hope, seeing Almiron coming off the bench.

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  • davetoon

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #92

    Great play from Timor Werner

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #93

    Tammy blo*dy tap in! 🙁

    0
  • IrishRob

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #94

    GAME SET MATCH!!

    0
  • CJ

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #95

    Schar was left fo dead

    1
  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #96

    It really is no surprise is it !

    2
  • Paul141726

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #97

    Sorry, not watching the rest of this Sh**e show.
    I’m out.

    0
  • davetoon

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #98

    Really looking forward to Bruce’s post match comments on what he learned today

    0
  • IrishRob

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #99

    Schar has been awful.

    1
  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #100

    Run straight through our so called defence. Yup it’s all Rafas fault.

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  • JohnReese

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #101

    Pitiful defending. Have none of our players heard of a professional foul?! Fernandes or Longstaff had to just take Werner out.

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #102

    Mund,wasn’t it you that said we’d go 0-2 down and then get a 2-2 draw?

    Hope you’re right.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #103

    442, 433?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #104

    how did werner just walk through in between 2 of our defenders. ffs…

    0
  • IrishRob

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #105

    Silly me, I thought we were gonna play more attacking, Murphy is slotted into wb

    0
  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #106

    Almiron making a difference already

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #107

    1 sub left what will the TGM do, AC or Jonjo?

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  • geordie157

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #108

    it’s amazing how we aren’t in the bottom 3 or 4

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #109

    Darlow must be getting mom again

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #110

    Linton our best player atm

    1
  • CJ

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #111

    Lewis is so so one footed

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #112

    Here he cones to score his first in 31 months

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  • CJ

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #113

    Agree Joelinton is MOM so far for Newcastle

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #114

    Go on youngin

    0
  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #115

    Canny shot Lobby!

    1
  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #116

    AC coming on

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #117

    Finally a beautiful long range Longstaff strike like when he was in form. Unfortunately cannons off the bar.

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #118

    People don’t vote for Joe, even if he plays well

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #119

    joelinton hold up play has been brilliant today.

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 21, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #120

    The ignorance of some suggesting Schar should be started ahead of lascelles
    Schar is a lovely ball player but a crap defender
    The only reason our defence can accommodate schar IS Lascelles

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