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Newcastle Can’t Sustain First-Half Intensity And Lose 3-1 At Manchester United



Newcastle put up a fight for close to an hour but Manchester United took control in the second half. The Red Devils asserted their dominance after Newcastle’s encouraging first-half performance which bled over into the early stages of the second. The lads were ultimately unable to stay competitive and the Red Devils added two goals in the second forty-five to hand the Magpies another defeat.

Newcastle came out unchanged after an encouraging first half had them level at the break. The restart was impressive with the Magpies spending the opening minutes in the Manchester end which resulted in a decent effort from Saint-Maximin in the 49th minute, though it was easily saved by de Gea.

Steve Bruce made his first change ten minutes into the second half. Joelinton was removed for Ryan Fraser. The Brazilian had his moments in the first half despite appearing to be hampered by an injury.

Just after the change, Newcastle had another defensive lapse. They were comfortably set in a block behind the ball when Nemanja Matic played a pass across the box. Jamal Lewis jumped up but a slight touch from Bruno Fernandes allowed the ball to reach Daniel James, who was unmarked. The Welsh international’s shot sailed past Darlow to give the hosts another lead.

Manchester United wrestled control of the match in the lead up to the goal and this time they didn’t allow Newcastle an easy route back into the game. Newcastle struggled to get hold of the ball and the hosts began to dominate.

In the 73rd minute, the Red Devils added a third goal after Joe Willock slid toward Marcus Rashford in the box. It’s questionable whether Willock actually made contact with Rashford but a penalty was awarded. Bruno Fernandes took the penalty to make it 3-1 which put the match out of reach for the Magpies.

Steve Bruce brought Jacob Murphy on for Allan Saint-Maximin after the goal. Soon after Murphy came on Bruce brought Dwight Gayle on for Miguel Almiron. The changes did little to affect the outcome as the final stages of the game consisted of Newcastle desperately trying to deny their hosts a fourth goal.

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429 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #41

    Rotunda we weren’t fit when all we did was sit back it was very obvious then
    Bruce is well out of his depth at this level
    Would love to see a training session from him, I bet the players love it tho

    12
  • magicmac54

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #42

    Why should anyone worry, Ashley doesn`t give a toss, and Brucie walking of the pitch at full time with Solskjaer smiling from ear to ear, it was the happiest ive seen Bruce all year, i wonder why? Answers on a postcard lol

    10
  • toon22

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #43

    Rotonda heights

    Id agree with all of that
    Shelvey is an utter liability in the middle, offers nothing
    We dont have a striker now Wilsons out so one of the kids needs a go

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #44

    Did Gayle actually get onto the pitch, I thought I saw him coming on but nowt else.

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #45

    OLG

    Bruce is in charge.

    But if Jones is now in charge, picking the team, he should leave with Bruce.

    3
  • nufc 11

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #46

    Dubravka has to be number 1 points are too valuable for a keeper learning on the job and making those schoolboy errors he made tonight I’m sorry but Darlow can’t tie Dubravkas shoe laces.

    10
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #47

    Has Ashley done a McClaren and left it too late or has he relieved Bruce ..

    We learn from our mistakes in life so its said.

    Has Ashley learned from his experience when he left things too late under McClaren for Rafa to turn it round ?

    Deja Vue

    6
  • JohnReese

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #48

    I can honestly say I’ve never gotten to the stage of actively hating a manager before. Disliked them for sure and wanted them out but purely because things weren’t working. Bruce is a different beast altogether. Seeing those photos of him laughing away with the oppo manager after we’ve been beaten is sickening.

    Finally puts to bed the he’s really a Newcastle fan defence. No fan would be acting like that if they’d masterminded everything we’ve seen this and last season.

    20
  • Reilly

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #49

    Miles Starforth
    @milesstarforth
    ·
    33s
    Steve Bruce: ‘We’ll have a look at the goalkeeper. He (Darlow) will be disappointed to be beaten at the near post for the first goal. It’s been a difficult week, but we have games coming up where we think we can take points.

    3
  • kc2012

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #50

    Decent for an hour or so then did the usual fade into our shell party trick that we do most games and got outplayed in the end.

    Miggy by far our best player again. Joelinton was decent until he got injured, some good play to create for us but as usual nobody really to continue it other than Miggy.

    Don’t get why he put Fraser on and not Carroll against 2 absolutely shocking Man United CB’s who can’t tackle for sh*t and get scared whenever another human plays football near them but that’s Bruce isn’t it.

    Softest penalty of the season possibly but our players didn’t even complain about it but they would’ve won the game anyway.

    We’re going down. Fulham are so much better than us so unless we somehow pick up some points and catch Brighton or Burnley it’s looking like Championship football once again.

    5
  • toon22

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #51

    Dummett is a must at LB
    Its blatant
    Shelvey dont run, close down or offer anyhing to the team.
    Wants live on the odd hollywood ball
    Get anyone in other than Hendrick, hes a waste of space
    Get anyone in as striker other than Joe or Gayle
    Dubs back in goal

    6
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #52

    OP

    Right on Man.

    Jones could be useful though but I pray for a miracle ,,Takeover and Keegan…or Rafa.

    Welcome Back Terry Mc…Alias the Buffer.

    6
  • toon22

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #53

    These things are obvious to anyone who watchs the games

    Cabbage heed needs sacking
    He is a liabilty

    5
  • coming home

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #54

    Just gone right off that jermain fcuking jenas

    6
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #55

    Toon 22

    Dummett s last game he fought like the proverbial, was good. ..Why is he straight out next game s

    6
  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #56

    James from earlier.

    It was Amanda Staveley who said that Ashley had raised the price after the exclusivity date had passed and they agreed.

    No rumours or paper talk it was out the horses mouth

    3
  • dougie

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #57

    100% I would take a relegation if it got rid of the parasite but it wouldn’t happen straight away.If we do go down(and we deserve to) and the cabbage is still head coach he will be retained to try and get us straight back up.Bruceless would not be able to do this cos he’s a fcukin imbecile.We would be in the championship for 3 seasons imo before Ashley would sell.Like everyone else I pray we stay up and a takeover happens,but if it doesn’t and we go down I think what I said previously will happen.Our only hope of staying up is if the parasite pulls the trigger in the next fortnight.

    11
  • JohnReese

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #58

    I’m sat in the hospital with an old Celtic fan nearby and I’ve just had to inform him they got beat by Ross County tonight.. I hope he isn’t in for anything heart related because he’s just blown his stack good and proper.

    14
  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #59

    Bruce is convinced that we’re staying up and “we are a THREAT” a threat?
    A threat at what?
    Safety?

    9
  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #60

    Looks like Dubs will be back next game and about bloody time!

    7
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #61

    Bill

    bit of truth here

    Gayle can stick the ball in the net but as an actual skillful footballer who can link up play and pass and create he is -ING Rubbish at this level !!!

    7
  • Optimistic prime

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #62

    OLG

    I can’t believe anyone other than Bruce would be picking Shelvey in that formation.

    5
  • coming home

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #63

    Love Jake humphries just put jenas in his place

    10
  • Slatymag

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #64

    Jermaine Jenas has turned somewhat bitter. Stats lads, look at your precious stats! Is it really so difficult to judge a team and manager on points accrued?

    4
  • dougie

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #65

    By the way,anyone that thinks Benitez would come back in to this horror show have lost the plot.He is a man of great integrity and the parasite treated him like he was a bog cleaner at Shirebrook.

    10
  • Optimistic prime

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #66

    What’s he said, I turned off as I couldn’t bare listening to Bruce etc

    2
  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #67

    Jenas sucking ass here jesus I wish they’d just put a normal competent fan on to argue their points just once!

    3
  • Reilly

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #68

    Keith Downie
    @SkySports_Keith
    · 1m
    Steve Bruce: “I’m quietly confident we’ll get other results we need (to stay up).”

    2
  • Optimistic prime

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #69

    Manx

    Any suggestions?

    1
  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #70

    Nobody said under Ashley Dougie and if he did come back under the circumstances that we are in right now it would be because he has concrete assurances Ashley will be gone

    3
  • JohnReese

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #71

    Dougie,

    For me the only way Rafa would come back is if he had an absolutely iron clad guarantee the takeover was done before the summer. Even then I’m not so sure.

    4
  • coming home

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #72

    OP

    He is basically saying we are where we should be

    3
  • Slatymag

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #73

    Everyone else’s fault but Bruce.

    Good old Humphrey trying to inject a bit of reality into the old boys we-know-best-ignore-the-glaring-neon-signs argument

    10
  • Reilly

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #74

    Miles Starforth
    @milesstarforth
    ·
    1m
    Steve Bruce: ‘There are six or seven teams in & around it with 13 games to go. I’m sure there’s a few looking over their shoulder, and of course we’re one (of them).’

    3
  • coming home

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #75

    He told jake he would be happy if Norwich were in our place and Jake said yeah thats Norwich not Newcastle

    12
  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #76

    Wolves has to be nothing but 3 points

    0
  • Moonraker15

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #77

    Jake Humphrey doing his best to get the pundits to criticise Bruce but they ain’t biting. What’s the point if a pundit doesn’t give an honest opinion. Scholes thinks we’ve got enough to stay up and Jenas says Bruce doing a better job now!

    3
  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #78

    Maybe Wilson will be back sooner than we think?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/stevengoica83/status/1363593636596879361

    By the looks of that!

    2
  • dougie

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #79

    I know guys,Benitez would come back in a heartbeat as long as the parasite wasn’t here,even it was in the Championship.Im convinced that down the line he will return and keegan will will be in the boardroom.We are entering the final stages of the parasites reign imo,one way or another.

    5
  • JohnReese

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #80

    Mund,

    Worst thing we could possibly do is rush him back after a hamstring injury so fully expect him to be thrown to the Wolves after seeing that.

    4


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