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Late York City Header Downs Newcastle 1-0 In First Pre-Season Friendly



Steve Bruce made a couple of changes after the scoreless first half at York City. Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamal Lewis came on for Callum Wilson and Jamaal Lascelles.

The move pushed Hayden into the back three with Matt Ritchie going into midfield. Lewis went to left wing-back while Jeff Hendrick dropped deeper into the holding role in midfield.

Saint-Maximin looked lively from the start The Frenchman surged forward in the 52nd minute and was brought down on the edge of the area. Matt Ritchie’s subsequent free-kick was low and blocked by the wall. His quick follow-up effort was also deflected.

After a wayward shot from Saint-Maximin, Bruce made another couple of changes. Matty and Sean Longstaff came on for Jeff Hendrick and Ryan Fraser. Matty dropped into Hendrick’s holding role.

In the 65th minute, Allan drove to the right byline. He dinked the defender a few times before sending in a cross. A York defender headed a back pass to the keeper that had to be tipped over to prevent an own goal.

Bruce brought Paul Dummett on for Fernandez after a drinks break in the 68th minute. Watts moved into the middle of the back three with Dummett in his familiar place on the left.

Dwight Gayle had a chance from a corner just minutes after the substitution. Ritchie’s corner was whipped in close and the unmarked striker flashed his header wide of the far post.

Jacob Murphy did some excellent work down the right in the 72nd minute. The wing-back beat his man down the right and played a low cross back into the box. Ritchie latched onto it forcing Whitney into a quick reaction save resulting in a corner.

Some more magic from Saint-Maximin resulted in another chance. The Frenchman carried the ball forward after receiving it from Lewis. He played it to Gayle who returned it to Allan in the area. Saint-Maximin’s shot was blocked out for another corner.

Bruce made another changed in the 79th minute with Gayle coming off for Yoshinori Muto. York soon began to apply pressure with a few deflected shots. Duckworth broke the stalemate with a wonderful looping header in the 87th minute which sailed over Langley.

Newcastle had an opportunity from a corner late but Watts had his effort saved as he suffered a bloody nose in the process. York were able to see out the match for the 1-0 victory in what was a tepid display overall from Newcastle. However, some cobwebs will have been shaken off today.

Newcastle’s U23 also were defeated 2-1 at Harrogate Town.

In other news, former Magpie Christian Atsu has joined Saudi club Al Raed.


71 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #41

    For all those still interested in joining the two blog H2H leagues please find this thread:

    https://www.nufcblog.com/2021/07/11/379635/comment-page-4/#comments

    And post “I’m in”
    Once it’s ran its course Neil will e mail the two relevant codes.

    Code for Ed Harrison league is.
    Code: iaemqa

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  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #42

    Ashingtoon62

    @32

    Sorry to interrupt your chat with WorB, but hey yi not got nee crab paste in ya cubbad.

    That wis aalwiz a gud fallback fo me mutha if wi got cumpny..

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #43

    I would pay to see the mind,Boris pi55ed 😀
    Trying it on with the sheepskin rug by the log fire 😆
    I think I may have had too much sun….

    4
  • NY Mag

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #44

    WB,

    Can you get a powerfully hopped IPA smoothie? asking for a friend 🙂

    0
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #45

    *that*

    0
  • WWSBRD

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #46

    Curious to know how much we are getting for Lejuene. Don’t mind him leaving personally injuries mean he won’t be able to compete in the PL, maybe his sale brings the French CB into price range. Watts looks to be someone who could have a future at the club, nice to see Matty get some minutes as well might be something in our academy afterall. Keeper was alright as well thinking about it

    Fraser needs to play back into form and fitness. Overall standard friendly game for me

    3
  • Wor B

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #47

    Jail

    It takes ages to get to see a doctor these days. Make an appointment now mate, you’re gonna need some pharmaceutical help with your blood pressure in the coming weeks!

    😆

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #48

    Lesh I’ve come up in the world in the last decade,I’ve actually got some smoked salmon pate.
    Divvin’t tell Wor B though,it’s just that I don’t really know him that well. 😀

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #49

    Who was it saying the other day that Jib had class 😳
    David Temple
    @DavidTe87676169
    ·
    27m
    NUFC having “fans” like Jail and his b#m boys , there really is no need for Mackems

    6
  • Wor B

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #50

    Hmm…

    A crab paste powerfully hopped IPA smoothie.

    Could be onto something here boys.

    😆

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #51

    Gotta go and scrape the tetties,everything else done.
    Can’t believe I’m deeing a sunday roast it’s 30 degrees ffs!
    Laters.

    0
  • jane

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #52

    there is unwritten rule in football that you go to a nearby lower league club for your first friendly and don’t embarrass them or even lose. we followed protocol.

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #53

    For all the crap Jib gets he sure is kept alive on the blog.

    4
  • jane

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #54

    there is a written rule on the blog not to discuss politics.

    2
  • WWSBRD

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #56

    JfA
    Is that actually Jeffery? Haha I saw he got banned from the blog (no idea what for but not a massive shock considering his past) but that is some next level stuff to move to twitter only to call out old rivalries from said blog he’s blocked from

    I just assumed he made a new account and was posting under another username tbh

    2
  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #57

    Thank you jane.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #58

    I suppose the worst indelible stains are the hardest to remove 😕

    4
  • Wor B

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #59

    Jail

    Lol, Hands up. I got a kicking the other week for suggesting jib could be an interesting poster when he wasn’t being an arse.

    😳

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #60

    WW

    Didn’t you hear? We are all Jibs Alts 😉

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #61

    Or you have people who just don’t let it go

    2
  • lesh

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #62

    WWSBRD

    Keep your eyes peeled and look at posting styles and syntax.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #63

    WW….,
    Nobody knows the full story but he managed to get another lifetime ban, he appeared under a few guises but looks like he’s gone for good. He now just lurks from twitter slagging the place off, he’s made a few new friends that listen to him but yes, very sad 😕

    5
  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #64

    Bruce putting the club down by saying “all the big clubs”, in other words, NUFC aren’t a big club, truly disgusting, should be sacked.

    17
  • WWSBRD

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #65

    Mund
    The fella was obsessed with this blog so it truly wouldn’t surprise me. Was caught with more than one account a few times if memory serves

    2
  • Australian Pie

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #66

    After a full season in La Liga injury free you would at least think Lejeune was worth a pre season look.

    I’m sure we aren’t getting much for him

    3
  • WWSBRD

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #67

    Lesh
    Haha oh I imagine he’s around somewhere. Hard to ban someone from a blog with VPNs and free email accounts available

    JfA
    Bit sad really isn’t it? He’s no miss from the blog in my eyes, for the few good comments/conversations he could bring they were always well out weighted by his abusive and offensive stuff. Maybe he needs to get out more if he now sits and copies comments from here into twitter just to complain about it

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #68

    Tbf he slags posters off not the blog

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #69

    Wasn’t it Kane that chopped Lejeune a few seasons back injuring him and got away with it because the ref bottled a decision and there wasn’t VAR to put him right.
    Same Kane having a strop at Spurs and wants them to trade him to Man Ure.
    Tough on Lejeune, wish him well.

    1
  • WWSBRD

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #70

    Mund @68
    What was that you mentioned about people who can’t let it go?

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  • Mund

    Jul 18, 2021 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #71

    What haven’t I let go?

    I’m talking about anger and emotions

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