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Newcastle Collapse Late To Suffer 4-1 Defeat At Manchester United

Newcastle put in a valiant effort until collapsing late at Old Trafford. Manchester United found their stride in the second half as The Magpies continue their poor start with a 4-1 defeat. A goal from Javier Manquillo made it interesting for a few minutes but the hosts grabbed three goals in the second half to seal all three points.

Steve Bruce made no changes for the second half after trailing 1-0 at the break. The lads started brightly offering a threat on the counter.

Newcastle found the leveler through an unlikely source in Javier Manquillo in the 56th minute. Almiron started the break with some superb dribbling. He found Saint-Maximin who laid it off for Manquillo in the box. The Spaniard provided an excellent finish for his first goal as a Magpie to make it 1-1.

It took just over 5 minutes for Man United to answer. It was another goal from Ronaldo in which Woodman should have done better. Luke Shaw surged up the pitch playing Ronaldo into the box. He took a touch before firing a shot that went through Woodman’s legs to give the hosts a 2-1 advantage.

Newcastle came close in the 67th minute. Ritchie received a pass from Joelinton on the left. He played it back to the Brazilian who showed strength to keep upright in the box. His shot was punched over the bar by De Gea for a corner.

Bruce made his first change in the 77th minute. It was an attacking one with Jacob Murphy coming on for Javier Manquillo, who put in an excellent shift down the right flank.

Bruno Fernandes made it 3-1 with a beautiful strike in the 80th minute. It started with a superb kick from De Gea to release Mason Greenwood. He was pushed wide but played it to Pogba who found Fernandes outside the box. Newcastle’s fatigue showed as they failed to close him down resulting in his long-range effort that sailed into the top corner.

Jamal Lewis came on for Ciaran Clark soon after the goal. A few minutes later it was Jeff Hendrick on for Willock. Both changes were straight swaps with Lewis on the left side of that back three and Hendrick into the midfield.

The changes did little to affect the outcome. Newcastle were out of gas and unable to mount any late comeback. Jesse Lingard added a goal in stoppage time to make it another lopsided result.

It was a decent effort for around 75 minutes. However, that is little consolation as we have just 1 point and have conceded 12 goals in our four matches. We now are only above Norwich in table as the slide continues.

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246 comments so far

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #201


    You don’t need to be too much of a cynic to believe MA would use the potential sale of the club just to ‘get in the room’ with the Saudis, seeing the opportunity to exploit the situation for his wider business interests.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #202

    We played well in the first half but at the end of the day this was something like the twentieth 3+ hiding we had under Bruce in 80 odd games.

  • lesh

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #203


    If Ashley’s thinking about bladdering Bruce and try to ensure Prem safety before we’re too far adrift, then now’s the time to do it.

    The Staveley takeover’s a remote possibility, and if Ashley’s serious about selling up at the price he’s looking for, then Prem status is a must.

    Assuming he does move Bruce out he wants to protect his saleable asset, Ashley’s not going to go for some young, ambitious coach who’ll demand signings – he’ll want to bring in Allardyce in to keep us in the Prem. Not the fans’ choice but a short-term appointment that we hope will help Ashley sell up and ship out – ASAP

  • Tyran21

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #204

    Not another deJong

    Yeah, Saudi sales is a double win for MA. Expressway into Saudi’s market.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #205

    Are you saying there wasn’t a chance we could have had Farke last season, or Biesla 7 or 8 years ago when he had no job, or before he took Leeds job (they had a dodgy trigger happy chairman), or Tuchel when he wasnt working a year after Mainz, or Frank from lowly Brentford a year ago, or Rodgers at time we got Rafa from Celtic or before Celtic. Hassenhutl went to Southampton who spend less than us. Bruce was given 160m to spend. McLaren got loads. Im 100% certain we could have enticed a championship or young manager with that spend. They actually think Pardew, JFK, McLaren, Bruce are top managers. They don’t realise the difference between was and is. But right now with no money, no players to sell, I think all we can get is Jones, Fat Sam, Hughes, Howe or Mowbray.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #206

    Bruce’s latest comments show his intelligence. Everybody was saying he just needs to avoid insulting the fans before Leeds, and what does he do? Someone with this decision making belongs in the bin with Big Ron and other long gone managers.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #207

    Apart from the CD and when all are fir, our best side has got to be the following (4231):


    Dummett / Fernandez and Lascelles / Schar with Hayden in front of them should be a lot more progressive than using a back three.

  • Tyran21

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #208

    Zhongguo Geordie

    I think is they don’t have experience or eye to spot those talents. If they are hiring JFK and Bruce or even Dennis Wise as Director? You know how low their standards are.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #209

    Popular managers are sacked or chased away, what do you expect anyone to achieve.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #210
  • Tyran21

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #211

    Yep! Not another deJong, its kind of obvious. So frustrating why Bruce can’t step up to modern football.

    On the side note, is there any other manager that is more unhealthy looking than Bruce? Most have some beer bellies, but Bruce looks terrible for a football coach/manager.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #212

    i agree it’s a knowledge problem. Is Charnley watching lower leagues to find the next Klopp? No. He relies purely on his knowledge of Premier League football he gets from watching our games and match of the day. Even his shortlist for upcoming managers were Viera, Gerrard or Arteta – 3 he’d know of from EPL.

    Same for players. Who else could have sanctioned Joelinton above his managers wishes.

  • Tyran21

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #213

    I rather get Duncan Ferguson than Viera, Gerrard or Arteta. Gerrard maybe.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 12, 2021 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #214

    ABC (Ashley Barnes Charnley) are incapable of hiring any intenational manager similar to those that have appeared at Wolves, Watford, Fulham and even Norwich. So we will find it difficult to compete with the likes of those teams both on and off the pitch.

  • TheTinman

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #215

    To all of those who were satisfied with that, saying it was a good performance and bad result etc.

    We got smashed 4-1, we had less than 40% possession yet again and we had 3 shots on target.

    Wolves and Southampton took this took this Man Utd team apart in their last two matches. Their players clearly couldn’t handle the occasion of Ronaldo playing, they were slow and ponderous in attack and frankly they’re nothing special. I’d be shocked to see them win anything this season.

    We can not be satisfied with this utter rubbish.

    Onto Bruce, what an absolute clueless pillock. To all who are spouting this rubbish about nobody would come in. What an absolute crock of shite.

    There will be at least a dozen managers in England now who would come and do a better job. Would they take it?

    You’re damn right they would, a shot at the Premier league and all you have to do to have done a good job is finish 10th-17th?
    Bring in youngsters? Nah it’s okay we don’t need that.
    Play attacking football? Nah, we’re in the results game.
    Have a cup run? Nah, they’re not really worth the hassle.
    And whatever you do, do NOT qualify for Europe!!

    There’s probably another dozen managers out of work who would be desperate to get back into football. Of course they’d have another run in the Premier league.

    And not to mention the hundreds of managers in leagues all over Europe and the Rest of the World who would take your arm off at a shot in the Premier league.

    Please, stop peddling this nonsense that we can’t do better.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #216

    The Tinman,
    They had to pay a lower championship club £4M to hire him. Nobody wants the job.

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #217

    Chris Waugh@ChrisDHWaugh

    The pressure really told during Steve Bruce’s press conference &, again, it felt like someone/a club trying to apportion blame, rather than looking internally for the root cause of their own problems.

    Leeds is must win – otherwise Friday could be really unpleasant indeed. #NUFC

  • onmeedsun

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #218

    Just watched the highlights on MOTD. We actually created most of the clear cut chances, if only we’d had someone in the box or had just slid the ball across to unmarked players. We could easily have scored 4 and Woodman was very poor.
    Shearer was asked what needs to happen to our club. No mention of the PL denying our takeover. Club will never improve under Ashley and a sale is the only way we get to change how the club is run. But Shearer doesn’t even mention it. It must all have been a dream!

  • hibbit

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #219

    ZG we’re in the here and know and they wont be looking at manages you think we could have got 7/8 years ago managers who Ashley clearly didn’t want at the time and more than likely had probably never even heard of,
    if he does sack Bruce he’ll go for what he and the clowns that work for him consider safe hands, not a up and coming unknown contender that they more than likely haven’t even heard of,

    Big Sam would not surprise me !!!

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #220

    Ciaran Kelly@CiaranKelly__

    The Chronicle didn’t orchestrate the ‘We want Brucie out’ chants

    The Chronicle didn’t cause the collapse that saw #mufc run riot late on

    The Chronicle had no input on #nufc claiming 1 point from 12, going out of the League Cup and having a poor window

  • Ron Knee

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #221

    Match of the Day@BBCMOTD

    “It’s a hollow and an empty football club, there’s no hope or ambition.”

    Alan Shearer says he hates what Newcastle has become and the fans deserve better.

  • Unused Substitute

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #222

    On a lighter note, this gloomy setting could use the other kind of entertainment Kinnear brought. The Lambayzee and Kebab kind. Or his flowery language. This Bruce guy is completely devoid of any sort of entertainment: on or off pitch, wherever I look.

    Seriously, I liked what De Zerbi did with Sassuolo last season. He may even be persuaded to think Ashley to be more benign than the Russian mercenaries of where he is right now.

    Regardless, all these could-have-been and would-have-been are completely meaningless. At least until Ashley is still in control, that is.

  • TheTinman

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #223

    Lee Charnley is obviously a massive problem. A clueless halfwit.

    I don’t think they broke the bank on Bruce because nobody else would. I think they did it because they’re stupid enough to think he is a quality Premier League Manager. And to top it off he’s a ‘fan’, those thick geordies will love having one of their own managing the team. Let’s pull out all the stops to get him and that’ll keep the fans off our backs for a few years.

    I keep telling myself I’m done with this club until Ashley is gone but I can’t resist following and of course you just get let down time and time again.

  • TheTinman

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #224

    Onmeedsun, I’m sorry but match of the day is not a good representation of how matches went. I’ve watched full matches before and then rewatched highlights and it can paint a completely different picture. Match of the day is for watching goals not analysing how a match went

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #225

    If I had the opportunity to ask Bruce a series of questions it would be about the fitness and stamina of the players. The stated aim of the pre-season was to get the players physically ready and yet they noticably drop of the pace after 60 minutes. As tactics etc are subjective, surely he has to be held accountable for the fitness of the squad above all else.

  • TheTinman

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #226

    I’d play Manquillo or Murphy LWB and get Ritchie out of that team if Lewis isn’t good enough.

    We’re getting punished by Ritchie literally every game

  • TheTinman

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #227

    BTW any golf fans the BMW PGA Championship is streaming live for free on YouTube.

  • captainmarvel

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #228

    A tip for our renowned heed coach..

    You have selected four? Yes! FOUR!?? Keepers in your squad, play them ALL in goal together!
    That, is the ONLY way you are likely to succeed in keeping us from disappearing out of sight you fat useless piece of lard…

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #229

    My mam who’s in her late sixties has started to watch us play when she visits, she’s never had any real interest in football.

    She was asking yesterday how much it was to go to a match.

    I’m thinking of getting tickets and taking her so she can hear me blow my top, although I fear I’d be waking a monster.

    Every time a player hits the deck “get up or get off” “aww poor bairn” “what’s he rolling round like that for?”

    It’s quite funny hearing her no nonsense commentary.

    “That’s one of our players mam”

    “So, he needs to get up and stop rolling about”

    She’d be pretty decent in post match interviews, I’m putting her forward for the managers job.

    She knows nothing about football but has two dogs so can atleast hold a lead.

  • Unused Substitute

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #230

    Ritchie has this natural tendency of not staying wide to track the winger. Against ManU, though, he was much better. Overall, I think, last night we were much better than what the scoreline would suggest.

  • hibbit

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #231

    tickets are still available for the leeds game, let them hear your voice,
    buy even if you wont enter the ground come along and let them know how you feel don’t just sit on your hands,

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #232

    She loved the fans chants too.

    Spent a age laughing at “your support is………”

    You know the one.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #233

    I suppose you do have to at least entertain the notion that Ashley has quite possibly in fact now long since “gone to the mattresses,” in a pitiless war of attrition with the fans. But in that case, how did he encounter and seduce 3 such entirely willing sociopaths in Charnley, Bishop and Barnes, and a perfect stooge like Steve Bruce? That scenario is like Fred and Rosemary West, only friggin worse.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #234

    Buy a ticket and don’t enter the ground?

  • hibbit

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #235

    Jail on this occasion i would rather folk bought the tickets went in the ground and gave them shit ,
    but i suppose either would do ,

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 12, 2021 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #236

    The stunning irony and hypocrisy of bruce in calling Lee Ryder ”negative” is off the scale. Yes ashley is an horrific owner but bruce has had way more money than any other ashley manager, bar mclaren. £15M Lewis on the bench for example.

    When bruce isn’t injuring people with outmoded training and overplaying, then asm, wilson, willock, almiron, fraser et al aren’t the worst and under a half competent manager could aim a lot higher.

    Well done Emma

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 12, 2021 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #237


    Agreed, except I don’t think they killed anyone, just any hope the fans ever had.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 12, 2021 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #238

    I’m deffo going up there if I’m home.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 12, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #239

    Second bottom with the third worst GD, only because we haven’t played Man City yet 😕

  • hibbit

    Sep 12, 2021 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #240

    Jail endless call for Bruce and Ashley out from both inside and outside the ground on Sky cameras would be good,


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