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Fighting Newcastle Take Arsenal To Extra Time As Anderson Makes Debut



After a scoreless first half, Steve Bruce replaced a rusty Jamaal Lascelles to start the second half at Arsenal. Matt Ritchie came on which pushed Paul Dummett inside as the left-sided center-back.

Newcastle started the half trying to play further up the pitch. It resulted in some decent opportunities for Andy Carroll who managed to get away three shots in the opening ten minutes. All shots came after Newcastle won free-kicks deep in Arsenal territory.

Carroll only got one of the shots on target. The third one was a golden chance that the striker should have buried. Jeff Hendrick’s shot landed to the Geordie in front of goal but he pushed his effort wide.

In the 63rd minute, Martin Dubravka came to the rescue as Pepe’s cross found Joe Willock at the back post. Willock headed the ball into the ground which gave Dubravka time to make a diving save.

Steve Bruce made an attacking change in the 68th minute by replacing Emil Krafth with Jacob Murphy. After the change, Arsenal had a decent spell but were only able to get away a few long-range efforts which all sailed over the bar.


Bruce made his third and fourth changes after 80 minutes. It was the moment Newcastle fans have been waiting for. Elliot Anderson came on for Joelinton as DeAndre Yedlin replaced Miguel Almiron. Jacob Murphy pushed up the pitch as Yedlin moved to left wing-back.

Late in normal time, Andy Carroll had another excellent chance. On a break, Murphy’s cross found Anderson in the box. The youngster’s shot was blocked and landed to Andy Carroll. However, Andy’s shot was saved by Leno who then gathered the ball.

The Magpies were much improved in the second half as they committed to playing higher up the pitch. Andy Carroll had two great chances but unfortunately couldn’t put either away. The lads have put in a tremendous effort so let’s hope they have enough in the tank for extra time.


67 comments so far

  • jane

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #1

    good save

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  • Swlabr

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Had to turn the sound down. Cannot stand any more of Murphy’s comments. He actually said “we” at one point when he was referring to Arsenal!

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Penalties anyone?

    1
  • IITianToon

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Murphy frikkin headledss chicken.. get your head up man!

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  • JohnJ

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Who remembers

    Wait for it…..

    “Albert for England”

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #6

    DM has no association with Arsenal

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Need Gayle for Carroll, how is he still standing, cant have anything left.

    1
  • Australian Pie

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Thoughts on Andersen? Think he’s been good without being spectacular, doesn’t look out of place

    3
  • coming home

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Irishrob

    We can’t bring Gayle on we already made 3 exchanges

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Yeah I think he’s done well Aussie. He hadn’t looked overawed or out of place

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Look at the difference in Arteta to Bruce. Bruce is joking and laughing with players standing around. Arteta is giving orders and tactics and looks focused.

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #12

    There a 5 subs in the cup! I said that earlier ch.

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  • Swlabr

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Nadj..yep I know. I guess it’s how the listener perceives his comments. I feel they don’t sound unbiased.

    1
  • SholaShow

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Well if all our players had the determination and commitment of Carroll we’d be a lot better.

    How a 6ft 4″ unit with Weetabix for knees and hardly any football under his belt can be so mobile compared to the likes of Joelinton, makes you wonder.

    Anderson has been alright, aye.

    Gayle on for a shattered Carroll.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #15

    ‘Tell all the boys you know..
    Cmon D wight

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #16

    The streams are starting to lag. People must be turning them on hearing it might go to penos.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Bad error by Ciaran Clark there.

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  • SholaShow

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh that’s so cruel on Clark.

    Been imperious then drops a clanger and they score.

    Huge sigh.

    Sapped legs for Tuesday.

    4
  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Clarke usually great, but wtf was he doing there.. Get rid of the ball… Going out to a poor Arsenal

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #20

    We were never gonna win on penalties anyways. The only one We’ve won in the last 10-15 attempts has been the most recent one. Last year

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #21

    No way in hell were gonna score if we had another hour. We look absolutely toothless since all the subs were made.

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Ah well,2-0, off to bed for me.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Well they’re no Newport county.

    2
  • IITianToon

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Murphy seriously not good enough.. absolute lack of footballing sense to let Tierney get past him for the goal.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #25

    AC nearly blugeoned us through but boy did we look blunt when he went off

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Oh well that’s that, Arsenal really are a terrible team now days, I feel we could beat them in the league potentially

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  • SholaShow

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Can’t complain much.

    We actually “gave it a go” ever since HT and defended really well until the 1st goal.

    On another day Carroll bags that last minute chance and we win.

    Positives are:

    Carroll fit with his hardest working minutes under his belt since his return.

    Anderson looks like he can hold his own and certainly more adventurous than .

    Must win against Sheff U.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #28

    I’ll still go Andy Carroll MoM despite the misses. At least we had chances.

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  • SholaShow

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #29

    adventurous than……….. Joelinton who he replaced.

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  • TheTinman

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #30

    By Lord we are pissss poor.

    Carroll lively but fluffed his lines twice.

    We couldn’t score in a brothel. It’s dross

    6
  • kimbo

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #31

    That is it for me Newcastle are finished, can some explain to me why Joelinton starts. He offers absolutely nothing.

    6
  • mindcompressor

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Seriously, what need to happen that Joelinton will stop playing in first 11?

    Does he share his wages to Bruceless for that? Normally – thanks to those years under Ashley – I finally stopped to have any emotions about our game, but when I see Joel’s behaviour/attitude and “skills” I got plenty of vulgar words all the time 🙂

    Did they find him on the beach in Brasil or what? 🙂 Completely useless.

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Credit to The Bruce Moanster.

    1
  • TheTinman

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Shola, don’t get me wrong I’m not writing the lad off. But Anderson looked very slow to me and missed his chance. Think you are looking at it through rose tinted spectacles

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #35

    We were never going through but at least we tried enough to have a glimpse. We’re just rubbish that’s all and we can’t afford to spend up before Sheffield United. It is what it is.

    1
  • onmeedsun

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #36

    When we can keep the ball from throw ins we’ll have a football team.

    1
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Not going to moan…..no really

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  • AncientC

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #38

    That Arsenal side looked like a Wenger u23 side playing in slow motion.

    No matter how big or small the gap is to close on the top sides… we’ll never close it under the current framework of ambition.

    Onwards towards the relegation battle coming!

    2
  • kimbo

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Shearer please ask why Joelinton plays to Bruce.

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  • jezza442

    Jan 9, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Don’t think we played too bad overall, they are a far superior team whether we like it or not and if we play as well in the league it would be a great away point, (after 90 mins) must put the same effort in in the league games now and we’ll be safe, big plus Anderson didn’t look out of his depth against a very good team, hope he gets some more games soon

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