S
SEARCH
M
SW
Collect News Data
Sep 17, 2021 at 8pm UK
NewcastleNewcastle United
1-1
LeedsLeeds United
Saint-Maximin (44')
Ritchie (8'), Almiron (39')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Raphinha (13')
Rodrigo (57'), Firpo (80')

Defiant Steve Bruce vows to fight on as Newcastle fans call for him to quit

:Headline: Defiant Steve Bruce vows to fight on as Newcastle fans call for him to quit:
Allan Saint-Maximin's brilliant equaliser rescued a point for the Magpies from a 1-1 home draw with Leeds.
Sports Mole

Under-pressure boss Steve Bruce vowed to fight on after seeing Newcastle come from behind to peg back Leeds.

The 60-year-old once again found himself the target of repeated chants for him to go from sizeable sections of the home support at St James' Park during the 1-1 draw, but remained defiant after the final whistle.

Newcastle are yet to win in six attempts in all competitions so far this season and have only two points on the board, a return which laves them in 18th place.

Steve Bruce was all smiles for the TV cameras ahead of Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Leeds which saw home fans calling for him to leave the club (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Bruce said: "I can't sit here and say it's not difficult. I understand their frustration, I really, really do. For me, it's all about the team and the way they were as a crowd towards the team and the atmosphere they generated.

"What can I say about the chants? Look, I'll say it again: I'm never one to walk away or quit when there's a fight on our hands.

"I'll continue to try to do the best I can in this situation and hope I can draw on the experience I've had over the last 20-odd years to stand me in good stead and try to keep out the noise."

A spectacularly open game made for entertaining fare, but left both head coaches tearing out their hair as Rodrigo and Raphinha tormented the home defence and Allan Saint-Maximin was equally destructive at the other end.

Allan Saint-Maximin's equaliser earned Newcastle a point against Leeds (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Magpies keeper Karl Darlow, making his first appearance since February after a debilitating bout of Covid-19 sidelined him at the start of the campaign, could only look on in horror as Raphinha's 13th-minute cross sailed into his net as he anticipated a flick from Rodrigo which never came.

Leeds squandered a series of chances to extend their advantage and Saint-Maximin made them pay a minute before the break when he side-stepped his way outside two impending challenges before cutting the ball back across keeper Illan Meslier and into the net.

Patrick Bamford at one end and Saint-Maximin at the other might have won it late on, but both sides ultimately had to make do with a point.

Bruce said: "Yes, you look back on it – we need a win. I've said it many times: in the Premier League whether you're at the top or you're at the bottom, you're judged on results and at the end of the day now, we've drawn two.

"We need to get a couple of wins if we can."

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa, however, insisted the visitors should have won on Tyneside, and could easily have been out of sight by half-time.

Bielsa, who saw Luke Ayling and Raphinha added to a casualty list along with Jack Harrison, who had tested positive for coronavirus, said: "According to what happened in the game, it's a game that we should have won.

"It is true that the opponent also had chances, less than us. We dominated the game and they counter-attacked.

"But I insist given the chances we had, we should have won the game."

body check tags ::

amp_article__464267 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2021-09-17 23:00:16:
html db last update - 2021-09-17 22:21:15 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Steve Bruce

Click here for more stories about Leeds United

Read more!
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea97112332022
2Liverpool96302762121
3Manchester CityMan City96212041620
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham95221610617
5Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton943299015
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs9504913-415
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231615114
8Everton94231514114
9Leicester CityLeicester94231515014
10Arsenal94231013-314
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves941499013
12Brentford9333119212
13Aston Villa93151315-210
14Watford93151217-510
15Crystal Palace91621114-39
16Southampton9153812-48
17Leeds UnitedLeeds9144816-87
18Burnley9045715-84
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle90451120-94
20Norwich CityNorwich9027223-212
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea97112332022
2Liverpool96302762121
3Manchester CityMan City96212041620
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham95221610617
5Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton943299015
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs9504913-415
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231615114
8Everton94231514114
9Leicester CityLeicester94231515014
10Arsenal94231013-314
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves941499013
12Brentford9333119212
13Aston Villa93151315-210
14Watford93151217-510
15Crystal Palace91621114-39
16Southampton9153812-48
17Leeds UnitedLeeds9144816-87
18Burnley9045715-84
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle90451120-94
20Norwich CityNorwich9027223-212
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.