NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Newcastle United fans react during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on August 28, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

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Steve Bruce has claimed that Newcastle United 'had the better chances' in last night's draw.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 9:35 am

Newcastle United took a point from fellow Premier League strugglers Leeds United last night.

Raphinha opened the scoring and piled on the pressure, however failed to take their chances before Allan Saint-Maximin made it 1-1 just on half-time.

Magpies boss Steve Bruce has since said he believed they could have won the game, despite Leeds United's dominating performance in the first half.

"What I was pleased about more than anything was the performance and the response of the team after a difficult 20 minutes it's fair to say," he said.

"There was a tactical change but the attitude of the players to a man, they've given us everything they possibly could.

"The response of the team is the most important thing. Most people would agree it was a fantastic game of football.

"If I'm going to be honest, I honestly believe it could have gone either way, which I was delighted about.

"It was end to end, a really enjoyable game of football. I was hoping for a bit of luck our way.

"I thought we had the better chances but when you look at it, especially first half, we found it very difficult first 20 minutes."

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