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NBC Video Highlights: Manchester City 1 – Newcastle 0 – City Show How Good They Are – Plus Howe Press Conference After Game



After our tremendous showing at home to Aston Villa in the season opener last weekend, we were hoping for maybe even our first league win at Manchester City since way back in 2003.

But it wasn’t to be, and City came out as worthy winners with Newcastle nowhere near the top form we needed last night to get a decent result – a draw or a win.

The Man of the Match was Phil Foden, and Newcastle just couldn’t contain the brilliant 23-year-old Stockport-born England International.

The winning goal came after 31 minutes when Foden set up Alvarez, who slammed the ball past Pope, who may have got a glove to the ball.

Newcastle were better in the second half but Foden set up several chances for Erling Haaland, but he didn’t have a good night and wasted several opportunities.

Elliott Anderson came on in the second half and again looked like some player in central midfield – Anderson must be given a Premier League start soon this season – he has earned his chance.

It could be positive that this game came so early in the season, and now, if we didn’t know before – we know that we still have a way to go to becoming one of the consistent top 6 or top 4 sides in the Premier League.

Here’s what Eddie Howe thought of the game in his press conference after the game – disappointed.

Next up are Liverpool at home next Sunday afternoon in the late game (4:30pm KO) and we could do with a good win and performance in that game.

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874 comments so far

  • Mund

    Aug 20, 2023 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #41

    Eddie Howe on what changed in the second half against Man City:

    “Mentality. Simple as that. I thought there was a change in focus and a change in energy. We were fearless, we were braver and we got our rewards for that. We were a lot more front-foot and won the ball back in dangerous areas but it just didn’t translate into anything meaningful.”

    #NUFC | @NUFC

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 20, 2023 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #42

    Ibiza – you too mate. I’m on the golf course now. 🙂

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #43

    Yah, we were much better in the 2nd half, thats for sure. Still not at our deadly best, but much better.

    On that note, how great a manager is Eddie? The more I see of him the more impressed I get. The way he conducts himself in interviews, the football he has brought. Everything is just spot on.

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #44

    I had this conversation with a friend of mine… Who are you most hated clubs and why? None of us selected Sunderland in top 3 and that might be because we arent local and have that rivalry with people around us or it might be because Sunderland are simply irrelevant right now.

    My clubs are in this order:

    Man Utd
    Liverpool
    Villa
    Chelsea
    Sunderland
    Spurs

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #45

    Ah well not to be …… Brave effort from the lasses but just didn’t create enough…..
    A weekend to put behind us and move on …..

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #46

    Valle,

    You missed out Everton and Villa should #1.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #47

    yep

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #48

    Shame about England’s loss in the final…..one positive, I’m their head shower /dressing room cleaner for £200pw….that’s all I could afford….but the tips arent bad…

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  • The Taco Taker

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #49

    Valle for me:
    Spurs
    Everton
    Sunderland
    Liverpool
    Bayern Munich

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #50

    Your choice of words is showing the team a complete lack of respect, sh!t or really really poor, potato tomato. Saying you called them shite because you thought it would be 1-3 makes you sound like a petulant child throwing his toys out of the pram because you didnt get your own way. It wasn’t even a ‘shit’ performance, it just wasn’t one of our best.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #51

    Valle, Jail specialises in taking comments out of context in order to big up his own points of view. Eddie was disappointed with the performance overall but supporters who were optimistic beforehand, are not allowed to be. Go figure mate!

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  • Davas

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #52

    Really hope we are mentally at it against Liverpool. Although we played well against them in both games last season, we still lost both games and Liverpool will be raising their game for us.
    I’m confident that we will be though so hopefully we’ll get the win.

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  • webbonufc

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #53

    Mund, Ibiza.

    We sat back as soon as the whistle went. Face facts, doesn’t matter what the other team did, we showed nothing of what we are about yesterday. Gordon and Almiron shit themselves on the wings and left isak like a mannequin.

    He set us up not to be beaten by 3+ and that’s what we got.

    I adore Eddie but he does set the team up differently against better opposition and I get why he does it but why not have a go? Everything was in our favour yesterday and we bottled it

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #54

    “taking comments out of context”
    “Not allowed to be disappointed”
    In the same post, what a spoofer 😀

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #55

    Jail

    This is getting foolish and I am not biting anymore. I tried to explain and I thought I made myself clear. If not, too bad.

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #56

    Munster

    Yah, it seems that way to me as well. I guess you can always find trouble if you form your own opinions and refuse to listen anymore after you have done so… Too bad, but we move on.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #57

    valle,
    Ok.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #58

    webbonufc…I don’t think any facts are being ignored and I’ve said that we were off it from the first whistle. I think Man City won the psychological game during the walk out.

    I disagree with the conclusion that it was due to Eddies instruction before KO. Eddie’s comments after the game tie in with that too. We attacked more (albeit not very well) in the 2nd half, after Eddie gave them more instruction. He didn’t like the 1st half performance.

    It’s okay, we just disagree on the intention. I think it was a player reaction to opposition, you think it was management instruction due to opposition. No biggie.

    Thinking on it, I suppose the biggest argument would be Gordon. It was obviously his job to track Walker. Was that Eddie being too defensive, or just an obvious need? He could have just let Burn deal with it, but I’m not sure that would have been a good call.

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #59

    Taco why Bayern? Thats the only one i cant figure out.

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #60

    Pug

    I really used to dislike Everton, but I think that disappeared once we got good and they stayed rubbish. Now I feel a bit sorry for them.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #61

    webbonufc,
    So despite Eddie H giving numerous interviews on how we set out to win every match, you accuse him of setting up not to lose 3+ nil. I think you’ve let your emotions get the better of you.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #62

    We bottled it because we didn’t beat the world champions in their own back yard. I despair.

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #63

    Just to be clear… All these old feuds that exist on this blog I dont see my self as part of on any side.

    I can have a disagreement with someone and then thats that, no lingering animosity from me towards anyone after its done.

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  • valle

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #64

    Im finding it weird that no one are picking Liverpool and even more so Man Utd as disliked teams.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #65

    valle,
    All good my end 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #66

    Bit of context here.

    Magpies @ Etihad:

    2023/24 Lost 0-1
    2022/23 Lost 0-2
    2021/22 Lost 0-5
    2020/21 Lost 0-2
    2019/20 Lost 0-5
    2018/19 Lost 1-2 Yedlin
    2017/18 Lost 1-3 Murphy
    2015/16 Lost 1-6 Mitrovic
    2014/15 Lost 0-5
    2014/15 Won 2-0 Aarons, Sissoko (LC)
    2013/14 Lost 0-4
    2012/13 Lost 0-4
    2011/12 Lost 1-3 Gosling
    2010/11 Lost 1-2 Gutierrez
    2008/09 Lost 1-2 Carroll
    2007/08 Lost 1-3 Martins
    2006/07 Drew 0-0
    2005/06 Lost 0-3
    2004/05 Drew 1-1 Shearer
    2003/04 Lost 0-1

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #67

    Thought the ref was poor in the England game, was giving Spain free kicks every time they fell over and that pen was a joke.

    The lasses did well against 12 women.

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  • Wor B

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #68

    In the great scheme of things, I don’t really hate any other club.

    Some of them have obnoxious owners / managers / players / fans.

    Not enough to make me hate though.

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  • webbonufc

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #69

    Ibiza.

    If everyone agrees it would be boring haha.
    Gordon did ok but wouldn’t take on walker, yes he has the pace but wouldn’t you at least try your luck? As for Almiron, he didn’t entertain going past his man once and ignored the overlap a fair few times leaving us exposed.

    Raj.

    Not emotions whatsoever. This was our best chance of beating them, players out, fatigued and beginning of the season and we sat back. I’d have said go out on your shields boys and show them we are true contenders for years to come.

    Things changed at half time, so that tells me the game plan wasn’t working so Eddie changed things? I didn’t see city’s change?

    I despair at people saying we got beat by the champions, so how do you topple champions? By beating them and having a go. We were too defensive yesterday even with the 433. Too many players bottled it and showed too much respect. We need to make teams respect us and yesterdays performance isn’t going to do that.

    Shout out to Botman, handled Haaland like a boss.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #70

    Valle,
    Because aside from NUFC I support VfB Stuttgart (I lived there for a while and used to go to their games)

    Stuttgart fans don’t like Bayern cos they are neighbouring states. The game is know as the “Sourthern derby” in Germany. The there are the obvious reasons on top which fans of all other German teams share with Stuttgart (take all the other German teams best players and hot prospects, far too dominant etc)

    I would quite like NUFC to draw Bayern in the CL and kick their arse’s – twice!

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #71

    Liverpool

    Absolutely number 1 source of hatred for me. Klopp makes it worse.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #72

    Good points webbo, you are not being unfair.

    We can’t go around talking ourselves up before a game and then put out heads in the sand if we barely lay a glove on the opponents.

    It’s a theme of this blog. Rampant optimism = good fan. Disappointing critiquing after = Mackem.

    Nobody is disrespect Eddie or the players but I think we looked better against them last year at their place

    And given our improved squad and high morale, and all the stuff we said about de Bruyne etc, that’s the disappointment. But don’t say it whatever you do.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #73

    Munster,
    Everyone is bitterly disappointed put your rod away or get down the river with it.

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  • Mund

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #74

    Raj

    Hear, hear

    Doing my heed in

    Grown man fishing on a football blog 🙄

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  • jane

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #75

    well done Spain. the hype is from the media especially BBC commenators.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #76

    webbonufc,
    We were in the game all the way to the end, the manager sets us up in a way he sees fit and gets it right most of the time, he obviously seen things in the game and changed it up, who knows what would have happened if we’d gone after them straight away. We can’t just say “he got it wrong” every time we don’t win, I don’t think that’s fair.

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  • magicmac54

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #77

    Wor B

    With you big man, there are some Clubs I don’t particularly like, but to actually hate a football club is totally insane mate, I don’t particularly like Man Utd but at least half my large family circle supports them unfortunately 🙂 but I can live with that fact 🙂

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  • WLtoon

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #78

    Many fans on here claim we have some world class players in our team, well one player i can definitely put in that category is Botman.
    When you can keep the best striker in the world quiet for 90 mins then there is no question about his quality, both Botman and Shar would of been the only 2 players who would of graced the Man C side last night, they were footin awesome.

    As for teams i dislike. I dislike Spurs, but i hate Manure and Liverpool for reason iv`e said many times on here, a toxic bunch.

    I was disappointed we didn`t get anything last night but next weeks game against that horrible lot and their owners is the game i am praying we win.
    To beat the living crap out of Dr Teeth`s bunch would make my season tbh, that`s until we do the same against that other horrible bunch from Salford.

    Don`t be too down about losing yesterday lads n lasses, we were outplayed but not disgraced, and it was against the best club side in the world bar none.

    Lets sort them scouse footers out next week and all will be forgotten imo.

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  • WLtoon

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #79

    Villa 1-0 up already, oh and i`m not keen on Everton either.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Aug 20, 2023 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #80

    Just one correction – Man City are not world champions, Real Madrid are. Man city could win that this season though.

    Thinking about it the club World Cup will be considerably more difficult in the coming years given the way Saudi teams are going. Good chance one of their teams will be the first team that isn’t from Europe or South America to win it.

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