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Newcastle Enter The Break Scoreless At York City



Steve Bruce had Newcastle set up in the familiar 5-3-2 this afternoon against York City at the new LNER Community Stadium. The lads were wearing their new Castore home shirts.

The back three consisted of Lascelles, Fernandez, and Watts with Murphy and Ritchie as the wing-backs. Hayden played deep in the midfield behind Fraser and Hendrick with Joelinton and Wilson up top. Dan Langley was in goal.

Newcastle saw the lion’s share of the ball in the first ten minutes. However, no chances were created in the early stages. Isaac Hayden received some treatment on his knee but was able to continue.

After a good run from Joelinton followed by a misplaced pass into the box, he went to the ground with what appeared to be an upper thigh problem. The new number 7 received some treatment and briefly came back on. However, he was replaced by Dwight Gayle in the 17th minute.

Ryan Fraser came close in the 20th minute. He was sent down the right by Gayle and tried to chip a shot over the advancing York keeper. The ball clipped the outside of the near post but it was a decent idea from Fraser.

York had their best chance of the afternoon soon after. Former Hartlepool right-back Michael Duckworth received an excellent pass in the box and powered a shot from the right across goal. Dan Langley made a diving save to keep the match scoreless.

York enjoyed some continued pressure over the next five minutes. But it was Newcastle who created the next chance. Matt Ritchie floated a right-footed cross into the box that Jacob Murphy latched onto but York keeper Ryan Whitley was there to clear the ball with his feet.

Callum Wilson soon had a couple of excellent chances. His first was a tame header that was easily handled. Then Fraser found Wilson in the box a minute later. He took a step to the right before firing a shot that was blocked out for a corner.

Newcastle enjoyed the bulk of possession and created a few chances but enter the half without a breakthrough. There is quite a bit of rust to shake off but it’s very early. One bright spot was the play of Kell Watts who looked very composed bringing the ball out from the back.


87 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Missed the bus, I thought Neil might still be in bed! 🙂

    And strange4 though it sounds, Hendrick has been one of our better players so far.

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2

    EGB

    Did that really deserve a repost? 😉

    Get behind the sofa 🙂

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Where did that 4 come from, have i just posted the new strip! 🙂

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Mund

    True but it was a 1st! 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Let’s see some Maxi magic

    I expect big things from him this year. The lad has worked immensely on his fitness before going back to the club

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #6

    How are the kids doing?

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Repost

    I wouldn’t go that far bill 😉

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Can’t deny that EGB 😎

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  • Wor B

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #9

    “Hayden played deep in the midfield behind Fraser and Hayden”

    Hmm, Neil, have we signed Hayden’s mum and no one told me?

    😆

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #10

    On my scores app it says the other match has been cancelled ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #11

    Chris Waugh@ChrisDHWaugh

    Second half is under way in York.

    #NUFC have made 2 changes at break.

    Saint-Maximin & Lewis are on, with Wilson & Lascelles going off.

    Ritchie is now in midfield, with Fraser. Then Hendrick is sitting. Lewis is left wing-back, Saint-Maximin up top, Hayden right centre-back.

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  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Rom

    The team bus got lost!

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle United FC
    @NUFC
    ·
    1m
    HARROGATE TOWN 1-1 #NUFC U23S

    51′ GOAL! United get themselves back on level terms through Kyle Crossley’s low strike!

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Good to see Watts getting a start but other than that it makes for very grim reading looking at that line up.

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail our squad’s grim!

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Here come the Longstaff’s

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Sean and Matty coming on

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Who’s that little ginger kid that’s just come on for us?

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Ron Weasley ?

    4
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #20

    When the ref gives us yellow’s and red’s this season,I hope he doesn’t gan off the number on the front of the shirt!
    Poor Matty’s disciplinary record will be in tatter’s..

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Annie?

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #22

    The 1982 version tho not the 2004 for various reasons

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #23

    2014*

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #24

    I don’t think last season’s decent finish has any bearing on the start of this one. Joe Willock for starters, we heard from St Max what he thinks of lack of ambition and we’ve witnessed first hand in 2012 what a glaring lack of action in the transfer window does for team moral despite a really good season before. Doing nothing this summer could have a massive knock on effect.

    6
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Mund, divvin’t tell me Annie’s a bloke in 2014 ffs!

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  • The Wife

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Thanks, Wor B!

    Neil’s made the correction. 🙂

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #27

    SSN
    “Will Newcastle manage to score without Joelinton”
    Oh dear 😕

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Nah it’s Ron Howard !

    Happy days 😀

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Did we get relegated in 2013?

    I’m sure we would take that position this coming season if we had the choice.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #30

    “Rafa expected to return to Newcastle”
    Roughly his words… so I ask once again, does he know some we don’t?

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #31

    While we’re dishing out thanks to Wor B,
    Cheers for putting that link up today, three new entrants to the H2H, we’re edging closer to 40.
    And Cheers to Scythe for putting the thread in link text which will make it easier for everyone to find.

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Ash

    No she is an African American girl.

    So not very ginger

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #33

    He had expected

    1
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Gayle showing the same amount of spark as a wet match

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Did we get relegated Mund? Google it if you’re not sure.

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Like I said we would snap that position up for next year so a very silly comparison.

    Duff duff….

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Ah! gotcha Mund had to ask,never seen it.

    0
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Who’s this little chap that’s just come on for us?

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Just came up as ‘Yoshimura Muto’ as the sub on nufctv. Pretty sure his name is Yoshinori Muto. Nice of the clubs official channel to not even know our players names.

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Mr Miyagi

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