Steve Bruce reacts to Newcastle United's West Brom draw  – and the Premier League relegation battle

Steve Bruce doesn’t think this afternoon’s Premier League clash at the Hawthorns is a ‘must-win’ but try telling that to Newcastle United fans.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 2:15 pm
Newcastle United's English defender Jamaal Lascelles (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on February 27, 2021.

Win or draw and the Magpies will again prevent Fulham from climbing out the Premier League bottom three, but defeat opens the door for Scott Parker’s men, who take on Liverpool this afternoon.

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Can United do their own business in the relegation scrap, or will they again be looking elsewhere for favours? Follow every kick, as it happens, here…

West Brom v Newcastle United LIVE

Last updated: Sunday, 07 March, 2021, 14:19

  • FT | West Bromwich Albion 0 Newcastle United 0
  • NUFC XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Willock, Hendrick (Gayle 57), Fraser (Carroll 90), Joelinton.
  • United are without key trio Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron
  • Our writer Miles Starforth is at the Hawthorns this afternoon, with Liam Kennedy on blog duty

Miles Starforth’s 90-minute verdict

The worrying thing was that Newcastle just never looked like scoring against one of the poorest teams in the Premier League. This had the look of a Championship fixture, and unless the team quickly improves, it will be a Championship fixture next season. Somehow, Newcastle must find a way to win without Wilson, Saint-Maximin and Almiron.

Steve Bruce has been talking to Amazon Prime post-match

How’s the days off, did ye say?

Miles Starforth’s FT analysis

And that’s it. 0-0

No league goal between the two of them since October you say?

Decent break from United - but no quality at the right end of the park!

Chance for NUFC. SAVED!

First change - and it’s an interesting one!

Should be 1-0 West Brom

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