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Newcastle Fight For Well-Earned Point In 2-2 Draw Against Tottenham



The lads have come through with a massive result after a fighting performance at St. James’ Park against Spurs. Second-half substitute Joe Willock’s late goal handed Newcastle a well-deserved 2-2 draw.

Newcastle emerged for the second half unchanged after going down 2-1 in an eventful first half. Miguel Almiron immediately tested Lloris with a shot from the right side of the box. It appeared to be going wide but Lloris took no chances and Newcastle won an early corner.

Newcastle continued their bright start to the half showing an intent to push players forward. However, they continued to have trouble crafting really good chances to threaten Lloris.

Spurs almost added a third goal in the 66th minute. After a succession of corners, Dubravka punched the ball high into the air where a surging Tanganga headed it towards goal. Thankfully, it was straight to Almiron who headed the ball off the line.

Joelinton should have had his second just minutes later. After Murphy laid the ball off to Krafth down the right flank, the Swede sent a high cross which found Joelinton at the back post. He gathered the ball but his shot was poor and dribbled wide and out for a goal kick.

Bruce made his first change bringing Allan Saint-Maximin on for Dwight Gayle in the 71st minute. Saint-Maximin joined Joelinton upfront. Bruce then brought Joe Willock on for Krafth which pushed Shelvey very deep. The final change came in the 82nd minute with Javier Manquillo in for Murphy who appeared to be hobbled.

Harry Kane almost had his hat trick after a counter from a Newcastle corner. Paul Dummett did well to disrupt the break but the ball found Kane in the box. The striker took his shot which struck the outside of the near post.

Newcastle immediately launched an attack as Saint-Maximin surged up the pitch and found Matt Ritchie down the left. Ritchie put in a cross that was flicked back across the box. Joe Willock burst forward to blast the ball off the underside of the crossbar to make it 2-2 in the 84th minute.

Spurs pushed for a winner but Newcastle were able to keep them at bay to see out the match with a massive point. Now let’s hope Fulham don’t win so Newcastle can stay out of the bottom three.

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54 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Best performance by us in a while
    Murphy and Joelinton were my men of the match
    Honourable mentions go out to Ritchie and Longstaff who justified their restoration to the team
    Only one point but an encouraging performance Overall

    3
  • Mund

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #2

    The lads showed a lot more effort and pride today with the shirt on and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to see in recent months.

    So to see that and come away with a point vs Spurs is very satisfying

    Hopefully when we line up at Burnley we will have Maxi and Wilson both start.

    HWTL

    4
  • cyprus

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Was impressed with Murphy and Ritchie. Actually, to play a top 6 team and look the better team, you need most everyone to put in a shift.

    MOM, since you ask, Neil.

    Joel.

    1
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Hip-hop-ray!!!

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Not going to be to hopeful of Villa getting a result, they’re shit without Grealish.

    Only hope is Mitrovich gets sent off lol

    2
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Hip-hoo-ray!!

    0
  • Australian Pie

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Ritchie very impressive today. Very deserved point.

    Wilson back instead of Gayle and think we would have won today. Take the point and build on it against Burnley

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Well im over the moon at least the lads showed a bit of fight today , need to keep it going for the remainder of the season …

    well done to the lads …

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Tomka-Thor

    Apologies – I mistakenly described Kane’s first goal.

    Having looked at the SECOND goal, I tend to agree – it was close enough to have a look – in slow motion, his arm is ahead and they have been given as offside – but NO, they never looked at it.

    3
  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Good point.

    Shame it couldn’t be 3. On balance we played quite well.

    Over to Fulham…

    0
  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Murphy played well too

    0
  • Pottsclock

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Murphy gas to start next match.
    However, Dubravka was weak on several crosses and his kicking was poor. Darlow had every right to feel aggrieved.

    6
  • simon376

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Well played today, now come ob Villa

    Just been on phone to Gavin saying we need him, Warren and Rob Lee as the top coaching team with a good director of football, we could have the Keegan days again, he is actually up for that

    5
  • toon22

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Good game
    Great point
    Glad I stayed in to watch it

    6
  • toon22

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Just need Villa to get something now

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #16

    I know we didn`t get the win but i was still pleased with the display.
    Ritchie for me should start for the remainder of the run in, he is so committed to the cause.
    His work rate along with Miggy could make all the difference, and S Longstaff deserves a start v Burnley..
    Grealish out v Fulham. Fulham win unfortunately.
    If there is a one an team in the PL it`s Villa.

    2
  • Zele

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Great collective team effort against a very good team with an exceptional English striker who is pretty good in midfield.

    Our English striker would have put at least one of our many chances into the back of the net. Hopefully Wilson is back for the next game even if it’s only for the last 25 minutes.

    My MOTM is Joelinton. He scored one and made the second with his header back across the box but it’s his all round performance that impressed.

    4
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Murphy should be our regular wingback right winger he creates so many good chances he deserves the slot

    Having Richie otherside allowed us to have width either side which then creates space it’s not exactly rocket science can’t understand what Bruce has been about this season for most of it keeping Hendrick on so many games with negative formations has put us in deep trouble

    6
  • Zele

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Pottsclock,

    Dubravka hasn’t been the same since his injury.

    He seems fractionally slow, especially getting down.

    7
  • WLtoon

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #20

    simon,

    Do you think Warren and Rob would work under Ashley? i doubt they would.
    Is the car still going strong ?

    1
  • lesh

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Australian Pie

    Reading of Ritchie playing well confirms Bruceyboy’s extraordinary man management skills. By ignoring Ritchie for a few weeks, Bruce’s regenerated the hunger of old……….. it says here

    5
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Thought we’d get at least a point there. Alongside Southampton 3-2 and Leeds 2-1, that’s probably only the third time we’ve been involved in an interesting game for the neutral watcher. I also havent jumped around as much in a game for over two years. Definitely think Jones was behind tactics. From the minute I saw the line-up thought it was Jones and fancied it. Unusual tactics, team selection, formation. All Bruces enemies brought back in and all did well. I now think we have a chance vs Burnley. A win vs Sheff Utd, and a draw at Fulham and we can scrape across the line. Must employ a respected, valued, in-demand, modern manager next season though.

    2
  • toonluvva

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #23

    I thought that there was only 1 player who didn’t put in a proper shift today and that was Shelvey. To me the guy looks like he is running on empty all through the match.

    Bruceless has learned to drop Hendick, now let’s hope he decides to drop Shelvey for the rest of the season.

    I gave Miggy MoM, tireless running and a header off the line to keep us in the game.

    2
  • lesh

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Good result but the reality is if Fulham win, we’re down to 18th.

    1
  • toonluvva

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Lesh

    What Bruceless and Ashley need is a good dose of reality!

    1
  • barkel

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Really f’ing annoying how we don’t put in a decent shift like that against teams around us in the table

    12
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Can not complain at scoring two goals and a well earned draw.

    0
  • toonluvva

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Did anyone see much of Graeme Jones during the match. I kept seeing a gurning cabbage and Steve Agnew a few times, but not a sight of someone we allegedly paid £250,000 for.

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Zele
    Me- I wouldn’t of dropped Darlow
    Watching Dubs end of last season quite often got beat low down and at the near post.
    Today’s game where has that fight and commitment been for most of this season
    Could it be Ritchie was playing – has to start every game now-on – even captain
    Whatever Fulham do today next week is a BIG game beat Burnley and that drags them into the mire

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Happy with overall performance, thought we should have won. With Wilson in line up, we would have.

    Murphy, Almiron and Joelinton, were the best 3 on the park, but a good effort from almost everyone. Got to keep Manquillo in ahead of Kraft.

    1
  • Mund

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Well at least we have something to be positive about boys and girls and thats a feeling we all should enjoy as it’s few and far between.

    3
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Seems we are too timid against the teams around us, try to not lose rather than win.

    Then we play a team we’re not expected to get anything from and put in what is possibly our best performance of the season.

    Now we’ve shown that we can play – and score, can we not just set up and play like that for all games?

    3
  • Mund

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Was it just me or was Big Joe like a magnet today with high balls? He was pulling them out of the air like they were nothing.

    3
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #34

    One of Gareth Bale’s ancestors was an extra in a Charlton Heston film….allegedly

    0
  • Just a Fat Dave Bassett

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Lesh,
    Arguably Bruce (or Jones’) best performance and we could end up bottom three. Would be harsh.

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #36

    TPM

    Was he in Ben Hur?

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Need Villa players to prove they aren’t a one man team. Time to step up to the plate.

    Sounding a bit like NY there 🙂

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #38

    C’mon the toon, err, Villa

    0
  • Mund

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #39

    I KNOW I KNOW…. it’s The Ten Commandments :thumb up thingy:

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Tackle…err no

    0


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