Date: 4th November 2018 at 11:35am
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Newcastle United
1 – 0
Watford

St James' Park

Premier League

3/11/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 49157

Referee: Craig Pawson

Newcastle United Watford
Ayoze Pérez (65)
Martin Dubravka Ben Foster
DeAndre Yedlin Kiko Femenía
Jamaal Lascelles
 
(45) Adrian Mariappa
Federico Fernandez Craig Cathcart
Paul Dummett José Holebas
 
Matt Ritchie Abdoulaye Doucouré
Jonjo Shelvey (51) Etienne Capoue
 
Mohamed Diamé Will Hughes
 
(77)
Robert Kenedy Roberto Pereyra
Yoshinori Muto (45+2) Gerard Deulofeu (69)
Salomón Rondón Isaac Success Ajayi (85)

Substitutes

Sung-Yueng Ki (51) Heurelho Gomes
Fabian Schär (45) Adam Masina
Ayoze Pérez (45+2) Ken Sema
Javi Manquillo Nathaniel Chalobah (85)
Joselu Andre Gray
 
(66)
Karl Darlow Christian Kabasele
Christian Atsu Stefano Okaka
 
(77)

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 16
2 On Target 1
8 Corners 9
12 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 5
0 Red Cards 0
42 % 58

I can’t and won’t say Newcastle United deserved yesterday’s 1-0 home win against Watford but what I will say is that the club bagged three Premier League points – hurrah!

On the other hand, Sky Sports football pundit Charlie Nicholas didn’t sound too exuberant with his post-match analysis.

“If Watford had gone in at half-time in front, then Newcastle would’ve been in trouble. But gradually they ground it out, with all the substitutions.

“It was dogged determination that got them through this. The player who stood out was Diame. He’s not always been at it, but I thought today he was very, very impressive.

“When this team is nervous, they have to sit in and get their discipline sorted out. But the substitutions worked for them.

“They showed determination, but it could’ve been so different. Deulofeu is so frustrating. One day he’s brilliant, and at other times, he’s laughable.

“Now Newcastle are out the bottom three. It was a massive win for them.”

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Ever the pessimist

Bournemouth lost at home against Manchester United on Saturday and so Eddie Howe and his limited number of first-team players will be determined to spank the Magpies on their home turf next weekend.

Will normal service resume?

 

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