Date: 17th December 2020 at 5:15pm
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A lot of Newcastle United fans have flocked to a post from Lee Ryder that has quotes from Steve Bruce after his side were thrashed 5-2 by Leeds United at Elland Road.

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Starting with an easy one, what number does Wilson wear for Newcastle?

The Toon’s manager claimed that his side competed well with Leeds until the last 12 minutes and that ‘it could have gone either way‘.

He also claimed that the goals that Newcastle gave away were ‘bad’ and that it was a ‘bitter pill to swallow‘.

This has drawn these Toon fans’ attention who don’t think that their side were in the game.

What did these Newcastle fans think of Steve Bruce’s comments?

Do you think Newcastle were in the game?

No, not a chance

No, not a chance

Yes, we still had a chance

Yes, we still had a chance

The fourth goal that Newcastle conceded was from losing the ball on the edge of Leeds’ area, and it ended in a five-on-two attack as Leeds players charged forward to try and score and totally overwhelmed the Toon (2:04).

This followed on from Stuart Dallas’ goal that saw him totally free in the box after Sean Longstaff had lost the ball in his own area.

So, you can see Bruce’s point that the goals conceded were poor, but these Newcastle fans do not think that their side were in the game.

If you look at the statistics from the match, you can see that Leeds had 69% possession, fired in 25 shots on goal, with ten on target, while Newcastle only managed four shots on target, so you could argue that Newcastle were not really in the game even before the Whites scored their third.