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Newcastle’s Struggles Continue In Scoreless First Half At Sheffield



It was a depressing first half from Newcastle at Bramall Lane as Sheffield dominated the half with ten shots. Thankfully, only 2 were on target and Karl Darlow did well to save those.

There’s been little from Newcastle other than a missed chance from Callum Wilson. To top things off, Ryan Fraser was booked twice and Newcastle are down to ten men.

Newcastle, in their yellow away strips, were set up in a 5-2-3 with Hayden and Hendrick in the midfield, Yedlin on the right, and Dummett on the left. Sean Longstaff and Fraser were behind Wilson.

The hosts saw much of the ball even in the early stages but didn’t create much at first. Newcastle had an early cross from Fraser that was out of Wilson’s reach. The first shot of the match was a wayward effort from Sheffield’s John Lundstram in the 9th minute.

The Blades had a great chance in the 12th minute when David McGoldrick’s run wasn’t followed by a Newcastle defender. The striker’s effort was parried by Darlow as Sheffield started asking some serious questions.

After 25 minutes, it was all Sheffield who had the lion’s share of possession and the game’s only chances. Newcastle produced no shots and once again gave the ball away needlessly.

Newcastle’s first shot came in the 27th minute from a Callum Wilson header. Federico Fernandez delivered a perfect cross but Wilson’s effort went wide of the target. It was a missed chance from the striker.

Sheffield soon followed with a missed header of their own. Ethan Ampadu launched a tempting ball into the box. David McGoldrick met it with the back of his but it sailed over the crossbar.

Sheffield continued to put pressure on Newcastle, who had some timely blocks and challenges from our defenders to keep the Blades off the scoresheet.

The hosts piled the chances in late in search of a breakthrough. They didn’t find one but Ryan Fraser was sent off after receiving two late bookings for silly challenges. This performance has been woeful, pathetic, and just depressing to witness.


272 comments so far

  • JohnJ

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #41

    What a load of dog poo was that in the first half. Disgraceful performance!
    I lost count of the number of times we either lost the ball or gave it away cheaply. Why do we not press up on other teams like they do on us?

    What scandalous stupid foul from Fraser – He deserved to be sent off for that!

    Newcastle now will have their work cut out to take a point from this game. 🙁

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #42

    Jail,I wasn’t refering to the cards, it was more the fouls we weren’t given, they can push us over and no free kick. When Wilson lobbed the keeper, no replay on my stream. Looked soft on first look. Two yellows was fair, but the foul on Fraser that wasn’t even given should have been a yellow.

    3
  • toon kk

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #43

    It’s not just Bruce our players Need a kick up the Arse, only Darlo actually gives 100%.
    Must be hard for Wilson no support or service.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #44

    “Bruce is a master at keeping teams out”

    What?

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #45

    Billy Sharp will score

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #46

    12% possession in the 2nd half.

    we can break the 10% tonights lads, come on Brucey!!!

    7
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #47

    all 9 of our players in the 18 yard box in that last sheffield attack ffs

    0
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #48

    Howay Bruce change it ffs!

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #49

    60 minutes
    5 minutes to Bruce substitution time
    Exciting stuff

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #50

    Nadj,
    We all know Carver was full of shite though.

    0
  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #51

    Steal a win and it’s only a positive in so far as it takes us closer to the conditions needed to be met for the takeover to be resurrected.

    That’s the headspace I’m in now, that’s all the 3pts matter for. If it doesn’t materialise………

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #52

    Looks like Bruce has changed the set up to
    8-1-0

    1
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #53

    65 minute sub imminent – cant say he doesnt stick to a plan. However only idiots do the same thing and expect different results!

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #54

    88% possession by Sheffield Utd! What a joke club we are.
    I don’t think we are even being coached!

    9
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #55

    It now looks like we’ve had 3 players sent off and not one.

    3
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #56

    does that count as a shot on target

    0
  • ramboreilly

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #57

    Change it for God’s same.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #58

    Ashley will have to act if we lose, surely. The Saudis won’t touch us if relegated.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #59

    Our misfits on the touchline have got a nerve to cover their mouths whilst talking tactics,?
    Let all have a laugh Bruce, i want to hear what you are saying, you clown.

    2
  • ramboreilly

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #60

    Do something, we can’t survive for 90 mins like this.

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #61

    Forget who said in the first half… at least it can’t get any worse…. oh yes it can I’m afraid

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #62

    I will never ever watch “Homes under the hammer” again,disgraceful punditry..

    0
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #63

    Advert

    Free telly
    Good condition apart from a dent and screen cracks near the dugout

    3
  • Toon Tang

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #64

    20p heed

    0
  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #65

    Sean Longstaff is a complete dud.

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #66

    Shola,

    If the reports are true about the PIF not being interested if we get relegated, maybe Ashley will act and replace Bruceball

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #67

    Dummett down with cramp or injury?
    Tactical injury?

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #68

    And here’s dummett’s injury.

    Bruceyball takes another scalp of a player returning from injury.

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #69

    If we sub Lonstaff now,we will be back to full strength.

    0
  • jane

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #70

    their keeper can’t even see.

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #71

    Their keeper can’t see properly due to his contact lens

    Tell our lads to shoot at him

    Ritchie on for Dummett

    0
  • 9

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #72

    Dummett – a solid NUFC citizen off; Ritchie- a solid NUFC citizen on.

    1
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #73

    penalty

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #74

    That looks like a pen for them

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #75

    Their player shirt holding

    0
  • Toon67

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #76

    Sheffield player had a hold of Fernandez’s shirt!!!

    1
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #77

    he pulled fedrico first tho

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #78

    penalty

    0
  • Toon Tang

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #79

    We’ve Fcuked it now

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #80

    Ref review now

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