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Newcastle 1 – 0 Blackburn Rovers

dailymail: Given this was Newcastle’s first victory in this competition in four years, Steve Bruce will take progression, no matter how fortunate they were against an impressive Blackburn.

The win was secured thanks to a debut goal from Ryan Fraser, who skipped clear and finished from Miguel Almiron’s defence-splitting pass on 35 minutes.

‘It’s fair to say we made hard work of it,’ said Bruce. ‘I would be disappointed if I was in Tony Mowbray’s shoes losing that game. The goal was the only bit of real quality we showed all night. But we got away with it.’

Despite 10 changes Newcastle still fielded a strong side that also included Matt Ritchie, Sean Longstaff and £40million club-record signing Joelinton.

But the latter continues to struggle. One early cross from Dan Barlaser through the six-yard area was asking to be buried by a goal-hungry centre-forward. Joelinton, though, was a spectator on the edge of the penalty area.

Blackburn were the more likely scorers and former Germany midfielder Lewis Holtby slammed narrowly wide after brilliant work by right-back Ryan Nyambe.

But the brightest player on the park was 18-year-old Blackburn winger Tyrhys Dolan. Signed from Preston’s academy on a free transfer this summer, so good was he during pre-season that he won immediate elevation to Mowbray’s senior squad.

It is easy to see why. He is quick, tricky and, perhaps as a by-product of his age, fearless. Remember the name.

Fraser’s goal was against the run of play and the second half also belonged to the visitors, Dolan teeing up Holtby who again shaved the base of the post before home debutant Mark Gillespie produced a fine double save to deny Ben Brereton and Amari’i Bell.

Penalties was the least Blackburn deserved. As it was, they paid the penalty for not turning their dominance into goals.

Source: Published by dailymail

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tunde adewole
tunde adewole
2 days ago

Nice game

Odudu eseoghene
Odudu eseoghene
2 days ago

Good start for new castle

Friday Barinua Michael
Friday Barinua Michael
2 days ago

Nice

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
2 days ago

Lovely

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
1 day ago

Newcastle at it again

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
1 day ago

Nice winning start