Newcastle may have had time off with the winter break but it didn’t pay off as they were blown away by Arsenal in a 4-0 defeat.
The Magpies began the game brightly with Joelinton coming closest to scoring but it was a tale of two halves as the home side turned on the pressure in the second period. The visitors defended deep in their typical style but could do little to stop Arsenal’s quality, with two quick goals knocking the belief out of Steve Bruce’s side.
Arsenal rounded the victory late on with two more quick-fire goals, and many Newcastle fans were naturally left feeling frustrated with what their team showed. Allan Saint-Maximin almost halved the deficit at 2-0 but his strike came off the post, with Ciaran Clark also guilty of missing a brilliant opportunity.
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Newcastle had their chances, therefore, but overall they showed a lack of attacking intent with 31% possession and two shots on target. The side currently sits on 31 points but fans are still annoyed with Bruce, mainly for his negative approach to matches and a failure to react when things aren’t going Newcastle’s way.
Here is some of the discussion that has taken place regarding the Magpies’ boss.
How much longer will the mindless drones defend him and Joelinton making every excuse they can for them.
— Angel 💙 (@AngelNUFC) February 16, 2020
Give Rafa this squad we would have more points
— Liam ⚫️⚪️ (@LiamNUFC1998) February 16, 2020
Luck ran out. We will be relegation fodder in 3 weeks.
— Adam Raupp Painting (@AdamRauppPaint) February 16, 2020
Our lack of attacking intent is a disgrace
— Chris Rayne (@chrisrayne1) February 16, 2020
This is all on Bruce. There is enough on the pitch to challenge Arsenal but we are so so negative!!!
— Nigel Mortimer Day (@nige_day) February 16, 2020
— Damien Coughlan (@dynamodamo) February 16, 2020
— Baker Boy (@Toon4evers) February 16, 2020
Where do you stand on Bruce? He looks like he will guide the team to safety but at the cost of entertaining football, so what is your view on him? feel free to share below…
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