LiveNewcastle United news RECAP: Steve Bruce reacts to Magpies' bore draw with Norwich; Three NUFC debuts rated
After the action of the January transfer window and the takeover talk that has swept Tyneside (again), we’re back to the bread and butter of the Premier League today.
Top flight basement boys Norwich City are the visitors to St James’s Park this afternoon as United look to put in a much-improved performance from last weekend’s damp squib against League One Oxford United.
Our writers Miles Starforth and Liam Kennedy are on hand to provide match action and reaction, as it happens.
Newcastle United 0 Norwich City 0 LIVE: Reaction from St James's Park
Last updated: Saturday, 01 February, 2020, 18:05
- Newcastle United 0 Norwich City 0 - Magpies draw a blank AGAIN at SJP
- Nabil Bentaleb, Valentino Lazaro & Danny Rose make NUFC Premier League debuts
- Steve Bruce bemoans lack of threat in final third and hints at formation change
The full-time review - Miles Starforth
Tim Krul has certainly had tougher afternoon's at St James's Park. Newcastle, again, just didn't look like scoring, and by the end they were hanging on. Norwich left the pitch wondering just how they hadn't scored. There's a lot that needs working on, but Bruce desperately needs Carrol, Gayle and Muto back fit.
Should surely have signed a striker in January?
Could a formation change be in the offing?
Steve Bruce on NUFC's Premier League progress
These do not make for good reading - 4s aplenty!
And that's that
And the third and final change for NUFC
Should be 1-0 Norwich - 62'
Second change for United
LAZARO ON!!! The Inter Milan loan man makes his debut
DeAndre Yedlin OFF, Valentino Lazaro ON 54'
And we're off again!
Our man Miles Starforth's view on the opening 45
Newcastle are lacking ideas and imagination in possession at times. Joelinton should have done better with his first-half chances – he couldn't get on the end of one Ritchie cross and also had a header saved – and United had Fernandez to thank for a goal-saving challenge. A tough half and a tough game to call.