News – UK – Newcastle’s Fulham Concerns and the Prospect That Would Worry Ashley – 5 Things

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Newcastle United suffered a 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford Here are five things we learned from the Sunday night game

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Newcastle United are only three points ahead of the relegation zone after a 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford gave the Red Devils the lead after half an hour, but Allan Saint-Maximin equalized for the visitors just six minutes later

Daniel James brought Manchester United in the 56th Back in the lead, and Bruno Fernandes scored a late penalty to make Newcastle his 14th minute Condemn league loss of the season

Fulham threw the glove at Newcastle on the eve of this game by closing the gap to the Magpies to just three points. To put this feat in perspective, Newcastle had only two weeks before 10 points ahead

Steve Bruce didn’t inspire confidence by saying, “It is what it is” and that “seven or eight” teams are “looking over their shoulders” – just who are they? – but his team’s answer was important

This was perhaps the first time this season that Newcastle had gone into a game with that pressure, knowing that one of them was within striking distance

There were some positive results from Newcastle in the first 50 minutes, but the Magpies just need points at this stage of the season

There were some unpredictable results elsewhere during the pandemic, but the last time you have to go back to August 2019 was when Newcastle defeated one of the traditional big hitters on the street

Fulham has crucially figured out a way to finally win games, and Newcastle must start scoring now. Only Sheffield United and West Brom, both geared towards throwing, have lost more league games this season

Steve Bruce did what Mike Ashley asked him to do last season by keeping Newcastle in the Premier League There was a lot of talk in the early stages of the current Magpies’ campaign for the top 10

Newcastle has been badly hit by a COVID-19 outbreak and has been counting the cost of injuries to key players at key points, but the Magpies shouldn’t have hit 17th after 25 games Sit down

Bruce was fortunate to have the near-floor standards especially poor this season – West Brom and Sheffield United are long doomed – but Fulham has now put pressure on the black and whites

Newcastle could finish in the top three if they lose to Wolves on Saturday and Fulham win against Crystal Palace on Sunday. Given the contrasting form Newcastle and Fulham have seen in recent months, this is not an unrealistic possibility

That’s a prospect that will surely affect Ashley, who can afford another relegation if he wants to sell the club, as well as the Saudi Arabia-led consortium interested in buying the Magpies

Chelsea aimed for Newcastle’s right side on Monday night and Manchester United broke the impasse six days later by doing exactly that after half an hour

Marcus Rashford covered Emil Krafth in nutmeg and sped past the Swede before the Manchester United striker calmly cut his right foot and shot the ball past Karl Darlow, who knew he would have done better on his near post should

If that was a bad goal, Newcastle’s defense wasn’t much better for Manchester United’s second goal in 56 minutes. Nemanja Matic’s ball across the box somehow hit the unmarked Daniel James and the winger had way too much space to pass his Find space and fire the Red Devils up front again

Bruno Fernandes still had time to score a late penalty and while Manchester United were not at their best, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side managed to score three goals at Newcastle and that’s a big problem

You’re just wondering if Bruce might be tempted to call back Martin Dubravka and Federico Fernandez for such a big game against the Wolves on Saturday

Jamaal Lascelles believed it was “time” for Newcastle to take points from one of the big boys and the skipper urged his side to go “against” Manchester United and “in their face”

Well, you couldn’t fault Newcastle’s start After such a sluggish opening against Chelsea – Newcastle only started after a 2-0 deficit – the black and whites were there from the start at Old Trafford

Steve Bruce’s team pushed high in the early stages and it irritated and surprised Manchester United That was clear with just 10 minutes when David de Gea kicked the ball bizarrely straight to Joelinton

Newcastle might only have 27% possession in the first 45 minutes, but the Magpies more than held their own in the first half

However, the game shifted away from Newcastle after Daniel James put the Red Devils back in front and it was all the Magpies did best in the second half, a speculative shot by substitute Ryan Fraser

The recent aftermath of the long-running Newcastle United takeover saga was not just talk of Tyneside, but talk of the football world as well

Now Steve Bruce has to remember his team and move forward without a change of ownership and new support

The twists and turns are not over yet, however Current owner Mike Ashley “is considering all options” after the Premier League refused to take over £ 300m

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Without Callum Wilson, you fear Newcastle will collect enough points before the striker returns to the run-in

Manchester United may be second in the league table, but they have weaknesses, as West Brom and Sheffield United recently demonstrated – and the Red Devils defenders and goalkeepers don’t like putting balls in the box

Newcastle repeatedly aimed at Manchester United’s wobbly line by playing short corners and then swinging the ball back into the box Minute, the equalizer for Allan Saint-Maximin paid off

Jonjo Shelvey went over to Miguel Almiron, who pushed the ball to Joe Willock, and the midfielder’s loop delivery caused Harry Maguire problems

The Manchester United captain could only steer the ball in Allan Saint-Maximin’s path, and the Frenchman made the most of it by kicking the ball past David de Gea

It was Saint-Maximin’s first goal since October and his first since his recovery from his battle with COVID-19 that kept the 23-year-old out for two months

Ultimately, however, Newcastle never looked like they could score another goal and that is the major concern ahead of a big game against the Wolves on Saturday

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News – UK – Newcastle’s Fulham Concerns and Prospect to Worry Ashley – 5 Things

Source: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-fulham-dubravka-ashley-prospect-19884656