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Magpie Can’t Wait For Wednesday After Unbelievable Day At St. James’ Park

Bruno Guimaraes will get the majority of the plaudits for today’s win over Leicester City. The midfielder put in another star turn scoring his first two goals at St. James’ Park including a dramatic match-winner at the death.

After the match, Bruno revealed it was the first headed goal of his career. What a time to do it as he burst up the pitch to get into the perfect place to head Joe Willock’s deflected cross into the back for the net for the 2-1 win.

The move defined Newcastle’s attitude under Eddie Howe. Leicester lumped a ball down the pitch. Rather than let it go behind to seal the point, Matt Targett gathered the ball and sent Joe Willock off to the races down the left. The rest is history.

There was another hero on the St. James’ Park turf this afternoon and that was right-back Emil Krafth. The Swede was brilliant and but for Bruno’s heroics would be the clear Man of the Match for his excellent display.

The 27-year-old has raised his levels since coming into the team after Kieran Trippier’s injury. His performances during our two recent home wins have been some of the best of his Newcastle career.

A euphoric Krafth spoke to NUFC TV after the match. Here he is almost at a loss for words when asked about today’s dramatic ending.

Newcastle are now in excellent shape for survival with 37 points on the board and 6 matches remaining. The distance to the bottom three has been stretched to 12 points while the gap to a top ten finish is only 3 points.

When asked about whether the point total is enough for safety, Krafth echoed his manager as he said the following:

“I don’t know. For me, it’s six more finals.

“We want to finish high as we can in the table.

“So for me, it’s not finished yet.

“We need to keep on pushing and keep on believing and go for the three points every game.”

Howe has instilled a one game at a time mentality in the group and it has paid off so far. Next up is Crystal Palace at home on Wednesday. The Eagles were knocked out of the FA Cup semi-finals by Chelsea today.

Another win and Newcastle will jump up to 11th place. That will also make it 6 wins in a row at St. James’ Park. When asked about the next match, Emil couldn’t hide his excitement saying:

“Oh, can’t wait. Can’t wait.

“The atmosphere today was unbelievable so I can’t wait to play here again.”

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27 comments so far

  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:40 PM

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:41 PM

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  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:41 PM

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  • The Ledge

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Black and white army!

  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Great work for Krafth, well done lads.

  • Wor B

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Black and white army!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Wow, express service again!


    Glad to see your rating of Jonjo, I also think he had a good game, done a lot of fetching and carrying and I don’t remember any misplaced passes from him, nowt spectacular but solid all game.

    If I’d given your assessment of him on here then I would probably be getting some stick!!

  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Get in The Ledge 🙂

  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #9

    And Wor B, 🙂

  • Wor B

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Jay b

    When you hear TOON TOON it’s just an automatic response.

    A bit like when the doc taps your knee to test your reflex.


  • SirRhosis

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Or cups your bollocks and says cough…they immediately retract 🙂

  • toon22

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #12


    Get in

  • Mund

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #13

    The world watches on as this amazing transformation of the once sleeping giant that is Newcastle United. All eyes are on us now as we are the most intriguing club on the planet with this new era.

    Bruno was bought for the future generation but he has fitted in perfectly right now, we will build a team around this man. Players across Europe and the world will be seeing those scenes today with Bruno after that amazing winner and the walk around after the 90 and will be in total awe. Bruno has been taken aback with it all with never experiencing anything like it.

    The likes of Paqueta will of seen that today and thought to himself I want a bit of that.

    This club is going to be unstoppable from now on with on the pitch and off it as the black and white army take over the world.

  • Jay b bedlingtoon

    Apr 17, 2022 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Wor B, Haha good lad. Enjoy rest of time off folks. Most of all enjoy the win 🙂

  • Mund

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #16

    Newcastle United FC
    “I think he feeds off the crowd, so with the crowd behind him he’s been an instant cult hero. He deserves everything he’s got today. I thought he was brilliant.”

    Dan Burn on Bruno’s display

  • lochinvar

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #17


    You said it

  • toontom

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Brilliant from Bruno mund, I love how much he has studied his English, he’s learnt more in a couple of month than what most have learnt in their careers in England

  • Dubai Micky

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Great write up by Luke Edwards in the torygraph:-

    Newcastle United supporters have already fallen in love with their stylish, combative, Brazilian international and it will not be long until everyone wants to talk about Bruno Guimaraes.

    This was a star is born performance, a wish you had been there moment. Tyneside has a new hero, a classy, swashbuckling lead man for the start of an exciting new era in the North East.

    Newcastle thought they had signed a quality defensive midfielder from Lyon in January, someone to break up the play and shield a leaky back four. They have got far more than that, with the 24-year-old’s athleticism, technique and intelligence giving him all the qualities needed to become a box-to-box Premier League powerhouse.

    He was not cheap. The size of the fee has been a source of secrecy within St James’ Park, but Bruno will cost around £43million when all the instalments are paid, making him the club’s record signing. If Newcastle were reluctant to hide the precise cost of their star signing, it was prompted by a desire to protect him. There is no need to do that anymore as he scored his second and third goal in just a fifth start for the club.

    “Scoring goals wasn’t the area we thought he would enhance the team,” admitted Howe. “But he has already scored some important ones.

    “I thought he was outstanding in every area, particularly defensively because we struggled to get hold of the ball for long spells. To burst into the box and score the winner in the 95th minute shows how quickly he has picked up the pace and the physicality of the Premier League.”

    Bruno had been hugely impressive in the win over Wolves a week earlier, his first start at St James’ Park, but this was something else – a breathtaking, all action performance in the centre of midfield.

    The Brazilian, who had been tracked by an array of big-name European sides before Newcastle moved for him in the winter window, not only helped Newcastle contain a dangerous Leicester side that dominated possession and constantly threatened to break through Newcastle’s defence, but he also scored both goals as his side came from behind to take all three points.

    Bruno’s second was magical, a plotline befitting Hollywood. A diving header into the top corner in front of the Gallowgate End after Joe Willock’s surging run and deflected cross looping into the path of the Brazilian and he finished superbly. It was the perfect header, which made it even more of a surprise to learn it was the first time he had scored with his head as a professional.

    “To score two goals was brilliant, I want to be a legend here,” said Bruno, showing the benefits of the intensive English lessons he has taken since arriving in January in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

    There is a lot more, but that should whet your appetite.


  • geordie157

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Kraft put in another good performance and got my vote for MOTM, made a goal saving challenge and seems to be improving with each game.

    I think when Trippier is back Kraft will be a dependable back up.

    Thought a draw was fair but we’ve been due a bit of luck and great to see 4 players flying forwards in the last seconds of the game.

    Guimaraes is going to be some player for us and it will be exciting to see who they bring in, in the summer to help push us on.

    Now to beat Palace and keep the home run going, then Norwich who exactly tend to do quite well against us.

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Well done Bruno! Great win. Looking forward to the summer moves and a top 10 finish next season.

  • Mund

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #22


    His dedication is second to none mate. At home his missus was saying they are only allowed to speak English and he learns everyday. Unbelievable that and I love to see it. We have got a diamond of a player and he will be part of this new generation of legends. Long term Captain as I see Trippier being it in the short term.

  • Dubai Micky

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Oh, and whoever it was that suggested “Ozbek” (maybe the Pug), I hate you, 5 episodes into the first series and I started watching it an hour before the kick off.

  • Mund

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Can’t believe I forgot to mention!

    I’ve been saying I can’t wait to see some samba dancing for a few weeks now and we got that today! 😎 amazing! Just wait till Paqueta joins and we have a trio at it

  • Dubai Micky

    Apr 17, 2022 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #25

    What I do love about our new attitude and owners is that we know, for the first time in pretty much a generation, we know we won’t be selling our star players that fit into our manager’s plans.

  • pipin

    Apr 20, 2022 at 11:25 AM

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  • TOM

    Apr 20, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #27



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