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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

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #81

    Dummett a loss, solid defender

    1
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #82

    Ash,

    Think it’s Lee Hendrie on the commentary mate

    0
  • Toon67

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #83

    Corrupt!!!

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #84

    Jeepers pen

    0
  • Toon Tang

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #85

    Come on darls

    0
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #86

    pen

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #87

    Oh shit…

    0
  • jane

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #88

    such a soft pen

    0
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #89

    they deserve it tbf and so does bruce the utter cnut

    4
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #90

    Fernandrs was pulling his shirt

    That’s a foul to us but hey EPL have said otherwise

    0
  • Toon67

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #91

    And no one sees the shirt pulling.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #92

    Goodbye Bruce

    0
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #93

    1-0

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #94

    Pen, has to be

    0
  • Toon Tang

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #95

    Been coming all game and only one man to blame.

    He’s catching flies in the dug out

    5
  • cyprus

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #96

    Never a penalty

    1
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #97

    Now do we go for a goal????

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #98

    Someone called it on here , S I’d first win of the season against us !!

    1
  • toon22

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #99

    Well ive turned that off
    Cant face it anymore

    Wont be watching, listening to anymore until something changes

    2
  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #100

    Dummett injured.

    Big surprise after throwing back him straight after injury to play 120mins and then also starting him in this next match.

    1-0

    Deserved.

    #BruceOut

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #101

    I’m behind on my firestick

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #102

    S U’s*

    0
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #103

    Uncertain ahh I see,I thought it was wor Dion..

    1
  • ramboreilly

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #104

    Still not changing it,ffs

    0
  • stripes1009

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #105

    The referee is a joke….and a homer. Everything going for Sheff Utd.
    Still he who laughs last…..etc….when they get relegated….

    0
  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #106

    Someone called it?

    We’ve all been saying it for weeks.

    It was depressingly predictable.

    6
  • NUFC_Stevo

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #107

    We can’t complain clear penalty.

    1
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #108

    and the response from the manager is immediate …………………………….

    0
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #109

    Ash,

    I thought it was Dion, then Stan Collymore!!!

    1
  • FloridaToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #110

    Not a penalty for me.

    1
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #111

    What happened i couldn’t see it due to broken telly

    1
  • HpoolMag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #112

    So how much of a gambler is Ashley 300 million is some stake. The more worrying thing is I cant see another win this season with tactics and performances like this

    3
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #113

    Deffo a pen like

    2
  • JohnJ

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #114

    Harsh penalty decision!!!

    Why did I have such a bad feeling about this game.

    We just don’t seem to have any game plan whatsoever!

    0
  • NUFC_Stevo

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #115

    Ashley act now or you can kiss goodbye to your £340m

    4
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #116

    This team is a disgrace. Bruce has made us this way.

    We’re the only team in the league that Sheffield United are going to beat!

    Embarrassing to say the least!

    6
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #117

    What now Bruce?

    Take Wilson off, bring on another defender and play to keep the score down

    0
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #118

    has he sent on a sub??????

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #119

    We had nine players on the pitch when they won the penalty
    Bruce couldn’t even get that right

    1
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #120

    I think we’d be better without a manager, let the players organise themselves and Ashley could save some money. Someone let Penfold know.

    1


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