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Toothless Newcastle Fall 1-0 To Sheffield At Bramall Lane



It took a controversial handball decision on Fede Fernandez for Sheffield to get their breakthrough. However, the hosts were easily the better team tonight. Newcastle surged late but their pathetic first 70 minutes have doomed them to an embarrassing 1-0 defeat at Bramall Lane.

Steve Bruce made no changes after a woeful first half in which Newcastle went down to 10 men. The hosts continued their dominance to start the second half forcing an excellent save from Karl Darlow on a point-blank effort by Jayden Bogle.

After 25 minutes into the second half, the Blades, despite having so much possession, didn’t create anything of note other than the Bogle shot. Newcastle were pinned back but Sheffield struggled to generate anything of real quality.

The hosts found their breakthrough when Fernandez was ruled to have handled the ball after a tussle with Billie Sharp in the box. The referee initially waved away calls from the Sheffield players but awarded the penalty after taking a look at it. Sharp took and converted the penalty.

Steve Bruce made a succession of attacking changes after the goal. First Matt Ritchie came on for a hobbled Paul Dummett while Andy Carroll replaced Fernandez soon after. The combination of the goal and substitutions gave Newcastle more impetus to get forward.

In the 83rd minute, Callum Wilson got another chance. He won the ball up the pitch and laid it off to Jeff Hendrick. The midfielder swung in a cross that Wilson headed straight to Aaron Ramsdale. Jacob Murphy replaced DeAndre Yedlin after the chance.

Ten men Newcastle pushed for an equalizer and the Blades looked far from comfortable but it was way too little too late. Sheffield have won their first match of this Premier League campaign while Newcastle are on a stretch of 8 winless matches in all competitions.

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201 comments so far

  • WLtoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #161

    Munster,

    I wish i could have a drink mate, i could kill a pint or two.
    I`m early starts this week so it`s a no go.

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #162

    Toon22
    Defcon 1
    Of course but my mind was scrambled by the aliens running or should that be ruining our club

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #163

    Our next 10 games

    Realistically, you’d say we could beat West Brom, not even sure about that now.

    Arsenal
    Leeds United
    Everton
    Crystal Palace
    Southampton
    Chelsea
    Manchester United
    Wolves
    West Brom
    Aston Villa

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #164

    WLtoon

    I feel your pain, I’m doing dry January, been pushed to the limit tonight but hanging in there! Just. 😀

    2
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #165

    Tackle

    Thing is we have probably got more chance on getting points from the top teams as we are better on the counter thanks to our previous manager

    0
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #166

    can See Fulham fighting out of the bottom but Brighton will replace them Sheffield Utd and wba already to far adrift probs 35 points to be safe this season

    1
  • onmeedsun

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #167

    Agree that Bruce is out of his depth and taking the team backwards and down.
    But no point in sacking him while Ashley still there. No decent manager with any ambition would sign up.
    This whole mess, for the past 14 years, is due to poor decision making. We couldn’t even get the deal of the century done. Wouldn’t be surprised for the takeover to be given the green light only for us to go down and the Saudis go elsewhere. Cursed club?

    5
  • Regan

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #168

    I’m on dry January also…

    Dry wine n dry cider…

    6
  • Adamn_92

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #169

    I can’t believe Bruce is still saying he won’t walk. He knows how much the fans hate him, can see the players aren’t playing for him and this is apparently someone who supports and loves the club? You’re here for the money and won’t leave because you want a pay off. It’s pathetic and you’ve lost all and any respect and credibility by agreeing to come under Ashley in the first place and now not standing aside so the club can be rescued. If he’s a fan, he’s the worst fan I have ever seen in my life.

    10
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #170

    Wor B

    Me too doing dry January
    Lasted to the 9th fcuck I say

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #171

    Bruce says he never walks away from a challenge. What a porkie….he’s resigned from at least 3 clubs. If fans were allowed in I think he may well have gone by now.

    Tonight’s match defined bottle job.

    7
  • magicmac54

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #172

    Captainmarvel@147

    Spot on there Captain i see you have Brucie`s card well and truely marked, and i couldn`t agree with you more fella.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #173

    Only 13 points behind Everton now
    How’s that for a realty check Steve ?

    4
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #174

    CH

    We don’t even offer a counter threat now though and almost all of those teams will out run us.
    They all have goals and form in them.

    1
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #175

    Tbf to our esteemed leader I think he brought Bruce in purely as a caretaker thinking takeover would go through,hence the 1 year contract, but he’s gonna have to do summick now cos if there’s any chance of it being resurrected Bruce is going all out to derail it.

    0
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #176

    Tackle

    Well we are fcuked coz we won’t get any points from the bottom feeders

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 12, 2021 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #177

    Watching the Liverpool, Arsenal cup game and to a degree the Leicester game
    We looked a much better team pressing higher up and trying to attack.
    Thought the corner had been turned
    Could our idiot of a manager not see that and play the same way
    Seems not

    3
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #178

    At least Burnley are getting beat
    Not sure how much that will help like

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #179

    CH

    and by the time we play the bottom feeders, they will be above us.

    He has to go.

    2
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #180

    Think Bruce seen the press and how they were bigging it up as a chance for Sheffield Utd first prem win after their result in cup, and he bottled it sent out a team he thought wouldn’t get beat, just to save himself from the flack if they did beat us. Well guess what Bruceless you cowardly Cnut it backfired get oot of toon.

    4
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #181

    and it’s Wolves 1 – Everton 2 – so we stay as we were, but teams below have games in hand and play better football.

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #182

    We could do with a coronavirus season suspension.

    1
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #183

    Tackle
    Unfortunately your probably right

    Goodnight all even though its not been football wise

    2
  • dougie

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #184

    Lol,I’m laughing all the way to the bank on this one,it was a knocking bet!Who else but Sports Direct FC would give these fcukers their first 3 points of the season.Anyone that thought differently is simple.We will beat the drop by a couple of points this season imo but if we don’t get sold at the end of this shitfest of a season it’s the championship for sure next year.To be honest I’d like us to spend about five years in the lower leagues.Thank fcuk we haven’t got 52000 sheep attending the parasites horror show at the minute because that would be ridiculous.The whole thing is a disgrace and embarrassment from top to bottom.

    6
  • WLtoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #185

    WorB,

    I think quite a few have good intentions of having a dry January but i doubt many will achieve that after watching us tonight, it`s enough to drive you to drink.

    1
  • Rob

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #186

    Awww nooooo
    Just read bruces after match comments, just shows how clueless he is, he says he set up to try and play more attacking football with ryan further and sean further up the pitch where they could be a goal threat.
    He also vows to NEVER walk away as he claims to have to much respect for the game to do that ?????

    Bruce needs to go asap

    4
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #187

    What’s a dry January?

    1
  • DrGloom

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #188

    Waiting for Jane to tell us we’re closer to 10th than relegation 😀

    2
  • Rob

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #189

    Those ???? Were concerned/scared face emojis. No idea why they show as question marks

    1
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #190

    So just went onto nufc website went onto contact us form and selected other.
    Comments. Bruce out.
    Made me feel better I’d invite anyone else who fancies doing it to fill their boots.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #191

    Toothless
    Clueless
    Useless
    Bruceless

    How can everyone on the planet see what’s wrong yet Bruce, the coaches, Chumley and Ashless can’t

    5
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #192

    Had settled down nicely with a couple of bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale to watch the match.
    but it was not a good spectacle.

    Been posting on here a good few years and have never seen the levels of anger from bloggers like tonight. Brucie really is not a PL manager. Bloody Shearer told him not to take the job – but he did – idiot.

    8
  • Rob

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #193

    Tackle, dry january, if your married, is the same as all the other months.
    Excluding your birthday month and december as christmas is special

    4
  • Wor B

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #194

    Just imagine the intro speech at Alcoholics Anonymous…

    Hello, my names Wor and I’m a Newcastle United supporter.

    Everyone thinks poor b*gger, thought I had a problem.

    5
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #195

    Got to get this in again – not because he got sent off – that Fraser is another knacker.

    6
  • lochinvar

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #196

    Bruce says he won’t walk away.
    Run away would be a quicker solution

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #197

    I’m now no longer convinced we can finish the season on 34 points as I calculated a couple of weeks ago. Looks like 31 or so now. It’s anybody’s guess if that would keep us above the bottom 3. Not looking good at all.

    2
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #198

    I’m not convinced we will get to 20 way things are going.

    0
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #199

    Must have been managers everywhere in Britain and further afield looking at our starting team and wondering what Bruce is doing.

    Bruce suffers undoubtedly from the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    Classic test case for a Psychology student.

    1
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #200

    Wor B,

    There’s a good chance everyone at AA would say I’m a toon fan as well.

    Easy fix for the therapist, Bruce is driving everyone to drink. Bruce goes, alcoholics recover!

    2


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