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Newcastle Concede In Extra Time To Enter Break 1-0 Down At Old Trafford



Newcastle held strong to keep Manchester United at bay but a late goal from Cristiano Ronaldo handed the hosts a 1-0 lead at halftime. The Red Devils had the bulk of possession and outshot The Magpies by a ratio of over 2-1 but clear-cut chances were at a minimum for both sides until the late strike.

Newcastle started in a 5-4-1 with a back three of Hayden, Lascelles, and Clark. Manquillo and Ritchie were the wing-backs with Longstaff and Willock in the midfield. Almiron was on the right with Joelinton on the left. Saint-Maximin was alone upfront.

The hosts came out of the gate with the lion’s share of possession as expected. Newcastle did get a decent chance through Joelinton in the 7th minute. The Brazilian collected the ball down the left and drove into the box but his tame effort was pulled wide of the goal.

Newcastle held strong defensively with Freddie Woodman not having to make a save in the first 20 minutes. Man United came very close as Raphael Varane’s glancing header drifted just wide of the far post. The defender was left unmarked in the box for the corner kick.

Newcastle continued to frustrate Manchester United defensively. The lads kept their shape and prevented any clear-cut opportunities. The hosts applied continual pressure with Newcastle pegged deep. We did offer a threat on the counter but struggled with the final ball.

The referee added two minutes of added time to close the half. It ended up punishing Newcastle as Ronaldo put the hosts ahead in the 47th minute. Freddie Woodman failed to gather a low shot from Mason Greenwood and Ronaldo pounced on the loose ball to give The Red Devils a 1-0 lead just before the break.


159 comments so far

  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 11, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #1

    We had a slim chance catching them on the break…but now they will take there time and pick us apart

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 11, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Yea I tjink the floodgates will open in 2nd half.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 11, 2021 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #3

    But make no mistake. Joelinton is absolutely woeful player. Even a log is more mobile than him.

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  • Adamn_92

    Sep 11, 2021 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Not as bad as I was dreading, seem to be a bit more compact and organised at the back. Counter attacks haven’t broken down as easily and we’ve created a fair bit, just missing Wilson to have that clinical finish and being in the right place. Shot took a touch in the way through which caught Woodman out which is unlikely, needs to be trying to push that further out if a danger zone though. Longstaff has been impressive again for me, using the ball well and putting himself about. Unlucky with his slip at a crucial time.

    Just hope now we’ve conceded the heads don’t drop and the floodgates are open. It’s not been an awful game from us so far through like I was dreading.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 11, 2021 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #5

    This is where Bruce doesn’t need to change anything!

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  • simon376

    Sep 11, 2021 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Just sitting down at half time here at old Trafford, got to say, so unlucky to be a goal down, Newcastle have been so much better than I expected, hope they can somehow without a forward pull one back down at our end 2nd half. St Max on fire but rely on him too much, needs someone to play off him

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  • jezza442

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Not a bad first half why can’t they play like that against lesser teams,they would be no need to worry about the drop,hard to see where a goal is going to come from,hopefully something will bounce off joelintons backside and he knows nothing about it,if he has an easier chance he’ll miss ?

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  • peterk3

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Woodman our weakest link, Haydn not done much either.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #9

    NUFC has worked hard, hope they can maintain the effort. Almiron and Longstaff very bright today.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Joelinton – what a knacker – has he broken sweat yet.

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Maximin playing well, but you have to feel sorry for Almiron who is getting up there beside him, but not getting the right pass from ASM.

    Longstaff easily our best midfielder now. Bruce lucky the others got injured to let Longstaff in the team. Now we just need to get Lewis in. He’s another I have a good Feeling about this season.

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  • simon376

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Also thought woodman was a bit unlucky

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  • John Tudor

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Pish

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Need to make a counter attacking move count, they don’t like tracking back, just need to breakthrough their back line

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #15

    There was a slight deflection,I’ve watched the replay twice and Woodman was deffo at fault..

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Best performance so far this season
    Longstaff has been amazing
    He and miggy have been everywhere
    Lascelles has also been impressive
    Too early in the season to judge woodman but hasn’t done enough to displace dubravka thus far

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #17

    This would have been ripe for a Fraser!!!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Any working links lads the others have stopped working.

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Bruce will continue the same. Changes only happen at 2-0 down unless theres an.injury.

    In this instance probably best to leave it, although Lewis should come on.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Pass and move it’s the Steve Bruce groove

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #22
  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Should kept Carroll lol..atleast someone to aim at

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  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Bloody hell 1-1

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #25

    All Bruce can really do now is count down the minutes to the Raducanu final

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  • cyprus

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Excellent goal!!

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Fcuking booooooooooooommmmm

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  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Great from Almiron and good finish from Manq

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Maxi and manquillo wooooooo

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeeeessssssssssss

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  • Reilly

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #31

    get in

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  • DrGloom

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Manquillooooooooooo

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Great play by Miggy and nicely worked goal.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #34

    @ TomaKaThor saijnt maximin provided the assist
    In case you missed it

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  • Romford mag

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Get in !!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #36

    Almiron. What a star!!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #37

    I know I was surprised he passed lol

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Oh for a bloody good stream!!!!!!!!

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Everyone ignoring saint maximins brilliant contribution to the goal
    Interesting lol

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 11, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Every fans have been saying, let Almiron run….

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