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Newcastle Again Unable To Find Early Breakthrough In Scoreless First Half At Saints



The Magpies came up empty in the first half at Southampton. In a game of little quality, Newcastle edged the opening 45 minutes but squandered a few promising chances. However Joelinton had a goal disallowed under questionable circumstances.

Newcastle were set up in a 4-3-3 with Pope in goal behind a back four of Trippier, Schar, Botman, and Burn. The midfield three were Guimaraes, Longstaff, and Willock. Joelinton was on the left with Almiron on the right. Wilson led the line.

Newcastle had a couple chances in the opening minutes. From a break, Almiron rolled the ball to a charging Willock just outside the area. With his weaker left foot, Willock shanked his shot into the stands. A minute later another opportunity went wanting with Longstaff’s low cross along the 6-yard box finding no takers.

Twenty minutes in and Newcastle were the more threatening team. Most of the opening stages were been spent in the Saints’ end though Newcastle did not fashion anything to threaten Gavin Bazunu.

Willock again skied a shot from a promising position in the 35th minute. Newcastle did well on a break with excellent one-two passing between Almiron, Longstaff, and Trippier, who launched a cross from the right to Willock in the box. The midfielder’s volley was sent high into the stands.

In the 39th minute, Newcastle had another break with Willock surging down the left. He crossed the ball into the box with Bazunu making an initial save. The ball then rebounded off Joelinton who put it into the net. The goal was disallowed with Joelinton judged to have handled the ball. Replays were inconclusive as VAR did not intervene.

Southampton were forced into a change in added time after Pope barreled over Moussa Djenepo to clear a through ball. Djenepo had to be replaced as he looked unsteady on his feet with Adam Armstrong making his entrance just before the half-time whistle.


303 comments so far

  • Bigjim67

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #201

    GET IN

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  • davetoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #202

    Cmon VAR handball shout

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  • DrGloom

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #203

    What the fook is up with us tonight

    1
  • TheDrewid

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #204

    Had to disallow that after Big Joes.

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #205

    Justice!!

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  • jane

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #206

    haha my stream has gone but i see the good news

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #207

    Had to be fcuking Armstrong little prick

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  • naptoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #208

    Karma scheudenfreud whatever it’s beautiful pmsl

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  • Pat Mania

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #209

    Justice

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #210

    sad

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #211

    lol

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #212

    Put a bid in for Walker Peters…what a player

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #213

    same as the first handball

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  • davetoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #214

    Big let off. That was some horrible defending.

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  • naptoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #215

    Defo more of a handball than joes sometimes fate deals us geordies a beautiful beautiful hand pun intended.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #216

    Fffsss for the right reason

    Pundits think handball is ok

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  • magicmac54

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #217

    Wow we got away with that one 🙂 🙂

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  • TheDrewid

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #218

    Not gonna lie. Bricking it here lol

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  • DrGloom

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #219

    I’m a few mins behind live game obviously:D

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  • peterk3

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #220

    Still clean sheets.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #221

    Lol just realized I’m a couple minutes behind as I paused it for a phone call. Someone said, they had to disallow that after Big Joes. Now I’m back to right time.

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  • Romford mag

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #222

    This commentator doing my nut in !! It was handball wether or not it hit burn and went in ffs

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #223

    listen to our away fans!

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  • jimiley

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #224

    The commentator knows nowt about handball. They want the saints to score.

    2
  • peterk3

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #225

    Isaak is like a thoroughbred horse when he runs.

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  • Bigjim67

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #226

    I think Isak is going to be a crucial player for us in the next few seasons, really think he’s a different level to what we’ve had in many years.
    Deserved card for him aswell.

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  • naptoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #227

    Go on maxi do him

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #228

    Get in there Maxi lad

    1
  • Bigjim67

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #229

    Lyanco that is

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  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #230

    Lots of noise on hear and I can only get text commentary where I am. Looking forward to seeing it on uTube tomorrow.HWTL!

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  • peterk3

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #231

    HAHAHA

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  • cyprus

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #232

    ASM would’ve scored there

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  • davetoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #233

    Murphy haha

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  • Bigjim67

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #234

    Bye bye

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  • dazzler

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #235

    Bye bye you big Croatian ding.. gotta love our shithousing.

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  • naptoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #236

    Off he should’ve been off for the assault on miggy first half twat

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  • cyprus

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #237

    The guy’s a magician.

    Play him Eddie, trust me on thione.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #238

    Even Murphy getting in with the bye bye wave, ducking love it

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  • naptoon

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #239

    Murph heheh

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #240

    Fcuking love it

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