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Dominant Newcastle Looking For Breakthrough In Scoreless First Half Against Forest



Newcastle have thoroughly dominated the proceedings at St. James’ Park but have lacked a creative spark in the final third. Forest were held to just three shots with the backline defending very well when needed.

Eddie Howe had the lads set up in his 4-3-3 with Pope in goal behind a back four of Trippier, Schar, Burn, and Targett. The midfield was Guimaraes, Willock, and Joelinton. Almiron was on the right and Saint-Maximin on the left as Wilson led the line.

Newcastle started brightly on the front foot with 4 corners, a deep free-kick, and 5 shots in the opening ten minutes. None of the shots tested Dean Henderson but the lads were in the ascendancy early.


Newcastle continued their dominance piling on the corners but without testing Dean Henderson too much. In the 20th minute, Joelinton blasted a bouncing effort from outside the area that Henderson had to parry away.

Joelinton came close in the 30th minute after he slalomed into the area. His effort dribbled wide of the far post ending Newcastle’s best chance of the half so far.

Wilson had an excellent chance just 4 minutes later. Willock lofted a ball into the box as Wilson pulled away from his marker. He couldn’t create any power on his header as it tamely landed in Henderson’s waiting hands.

After an excellent tackle by Burn on Brennan Johnson, Schar played a crossfield pass to Saint-Maximin down the left. Allan cut inside before launching a low effort which Henderson comfortably handled.

Newcastle enter the half without their breakthrough despite having 66% of possession with 14 shots. The cutting edge has been lacking with the bulk of Dean Henderson’s saves being very comfortable. The few times Forest ventured forward, Newcastle defended very well.


222 comments so far

  • davetoon

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #41

    Oh yeahhh. Get innnnnnnn

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #42

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! deserved that one!!!!!!

    0
  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #43

    Schar! What a strike!

    1
  • Not another deJong

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #44

    Can see Wood coming on not for Forest

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #45

    We really need anither winger to give almiron some competition. He’s been woeful today.

    1
  • DKillers

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #46

    Schar!!!!

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  • coming home

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #47

    Woohoo

    0
  • SholaShow

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #48

    FABIAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

    You beautiful man.

    1
  • Not another deJong

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #49

    Schar
    Schar
    Schar

    0
  • The Ledge

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #50

    Yesssssss

    0
  • Toon fans bad

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #51

    FFS schar

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #52

    What a strike by schar. Ffs. What a belter!!!

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  • DrGloom

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #53

    Get in !!

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  • valle

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #54

    Almiron has been bad, I think Howe should give Murphy or Fraser a chance.

    1
  • The Ledge

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #55

    Fkucing get in there yes

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  • SholaShow

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #56

    Mirror image of his goal from a few seasons back.

    Quality on the ball.

    1
  • Calbee

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #57

    Beauty!! Not the first time Schar scores from that angle!!

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #58

    Schar is so senseless he thinks he is a striker! lol

    1
  • DKillers

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #59

    What. A. Goal.

    0
  • Toon fans bad

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #60

    He can sure hit them

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #61

    Yesssss!!! What a wonderstrike from Schar!

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #62

    it was that knock on the head 😉

    3
  • SholaShow

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #63

    Clearly didn’t do their homework on Schar’s ball striking abilities.

    Just let him tee off.

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #64

    Honestly, I don’t know how botman is comign in. Burn and schar have been a rock today.

    It will take a major dip in form from the both of them for botman to come in.

    2
  • SholaShow

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #65

    Ok.

    So this is going exactly the same as the 4-0 from 20 years ago.

    We scored the first in the 61st minute that day.

    🙂

    1
  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #66

    Yes lads push hard for a second goal!

    1
  • SholaShow

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #67

    ilovetoon

    Agreed.

    Both been excellent.

    0
  • Arthur Romsdale

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #68

    Liftoff!!!

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #69

    we have another couple coming as Forest have to come out and try to play now.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #70

    Schar rescuing NUFC again with a torpedo drive. In dire need of striker.

    1
  • IrishRob

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #71

    What a relief I was just about to type, we aren’t going to score are we! Was looking like one of those days. 🙂

    1
  • catchy in norway

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #72

    gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    It’s good to take a rest, and right now, what is there to argue about, this is all I wanted, a team/manager who try.

    The money, i never ever argue about money or values of players,

    1
  • snowdone

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #73

    Good old Schär! Pronounce it Share! Are we pressing like we did against Arsenal?

    1
  • catchy in norway

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #74

    Ps everyone, we are 3rd, hahahahahahah

    1
  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #75

    A thing of absolute beauty.

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #76

    Bring Anderson on for Willock Eddie.

    0
  • DKillers

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #77

    Remember how we dominated Arsenal in our final game of the season….now dominating Forest in our first game this season. This is fun.

    2
  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #78

    @catchy

    yeah man I know what you mean brother. Bee out of action for a while. Glad to see familiar faces. Just hope this year we convert chances into goals!

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #79

    Anyone see Bundes friday night game. Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Bayern 6. And Eintracht’s next game is Super Cup vs Real Madrid!!!

    0
  • The Ledge

    Aug 6, 2022 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #80

    Miggy’s end product might not always be the best but he has some engine on him.

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