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MetiNews.Com - Newcastle United were well beaten by Chelsea as they lost a second successive game and failed to make an impact
Breaking News ! Alan Shearer delivered a scathing verdict on Newcastle United, accusing them of being too negative and criticising Jamaal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin. Newcastle were well beaten by Chelsea as a Federico Fernandez own goal and a Tammy Abraham strike left United on the end of a second successive one-sided 2-0 loss. It led to consternation on social media as fans questioned Newcastle's progress under Steve Bruce. And Shearer said: "The manager has to take responsibility because he sent the players out. They were very negative, there were nowhere near enough ideas going forward but also players have to take responsibility. "They have to braver in possession, work harder closing people down. Lascelles as a captain and a leader has to stop demanding protection from midfielders in front of him and Allan Saint-Maximin hasn't broken sweat since signing his new six year contract. Read More Related Articles Now do you see why Newcastle United fans aren't happy, pundits? Read More Related Articles Jermaine Jenas makes Steve Bruce prediction after Newcastle United fans voice discontent "Nowhere near enough (from Newcastle).
. There were nowhere near enough bodies going forward and people prepared to commit to going forward. "It's negative. Their first thought is going backwards and you're never going to score enough goals playing like this. Shearer was equally dismissive of their efforts in the second period. "Second half was a little bit better, they created a few more chances but it was the same thing. Too many times this season that's Newcastle - too negative and not going to score goals," he said.
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