Posted from just after 'high noon 🔔 bells' onwards, Tuesday 28th December 2021
The main taakin point woz the NUFC team selection with TWO goalies named on the subs bench and one missin place! (9 subs are allowed and we anly had 8)
Nee sign of Richie, Clark or Willock in the line up az Covid and injuries have taken a massive toll!
WELL!-- Who wud have beleeeved it? after that team line up shock!?-- a game we were expected to lose, we shud have won!
A brilliant stike from 'Maxi' in the 7th minute, sent the crowd into '7 heaven' to put us 1-0 up at The Leazes End, az NUFC played wor best futbaall of the season against a very average Moan U side, which included 'one' Ronaldo who moaned throughout the game!--Their manager Ralf Rangnick aalso had a moan that hiz team wornt good enough (Hence: Moan U!)
The crowd were 'up for it' az they gave The Toon unwaverin' backing and we went off at half time to a standin ovation! A major blow though az Callum Wilson had torn hiz calf muscle and had to be substituted just before the break!
Joelinton in particular woz outstanding, az he bamboozled their defence with some fine runs and shots!
It shud have been 2-0 when 'Maxi' woz in front of goal at The Gallowgate End, but he couldn't get any power behind the baall from 1 yard oot and De Gea saved easily!
Against the run of play Moan U equalised in the 71st minute after a deflected shot woz mishit by Cavani and luckily for him it went past Dubravka in The Toon goal to level things!
Murphy then hit the post and hiz shot rebounded to sub Almiron who's shot woz brilliantly tipped ower the bar by De Gea!
It just wasn't to be wor day and the game ended 1-1 when it shud have been aall 3 to us!
Saint Maximin aalso had to come off with wot looked like another calf injury!----a depleated squad for sure!
Attendance: 52,178 (3,100 visitors who slagged Alan Shearer off at every opportunity!)
Wor game at Evaatin on Thorzday neet iz now in serious doubt, with both camps havin Covid absentees and injuries!