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MetiNews.Com - Your Newcastle United headlines on Sunday, October 18 as the Magpies assess their injured players following the 4-1 defeat to Manchester United at St James' Park
Breaking News ! It was a weekend to forget for Newcastle United fans, with those who coughed up the £14.95 to watch their side on pay-per-view TV treated to a 4-1 home defeat. While the Magpies now have injury concerns over Isaac Hayden, goalkeeper Karl Darlow again did his cause no harm with another impressive display. In one positive note from the weekend, the NUFC Foodbank appeal raised £16,000. Here are your Newcastle United headlines on Sunday, October 18. Bruce talks tactics Steve Bruce has revealed that going for the throats of Manchester United wasn't an option at St James' Park. Newcastle's game plan was instead to absorb the pressure as Man United chalked up 28 goal attempts and despite being just four minutes away from gaining a point, a late collapse resulted in the Red Devils leaving the ground with a handsome scoreline. When asked his thoughts on the fans' general consensus that Man United were there for the taking given their recent problems, Bruce said: "We should have done more attack-wise? I think we went like that in the last 10, 15 minutes, and that is the problem that you have because they're great on the counter-attack. "Let's be fair, yes, I know Manchester United had been beaten six, but there have been some strange results – they were playing with 10 men for an hour (against Tottenham) or so, so for me, it wasn't a true reflection." Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Darlow is Europe's No 1 Karl Darlow's positive PR at the start of the season is worthy of the hype - with his headline-grabbing performances backed up by statistics. He is flying high as the No 1 in the top-flight's goalkeeper league table on saves with 28 to his name already with England shot-stoppers Jordan Pickford (14) and Nick Pope (5) trailing behind him. As it stands he has the most saves to his name in EUROPE around all of the top leagues with those 28 stops keeping him ahead of Ligue 1 goalie Paul Bernardoni of Angers (24) and Nimes' Baptiste Reynet (23). Read More Related Articles Inside Steve Bruce's Press conference: Newcastle boss explains tactics against Man United Read More Related Articles Revealed: Why Karl Darlow is worth the hype with no goalie in Europe pulling off more saves so far Injury update Isaac Hayden is facing a medical assessment following Newcastle United's disappointing display against Man United. The former Arsenal man sat in front of the defence in a 4-1-4-1 formation but picked up a niggle in the first half before attempting to run it off. Unfortunately, Hayden only managed a few minutes in the second period before being replaced by Fabian Schar. When asked about his injury status, manager Steve Bruce said: "Unfortunately, he nicked a hamstring in the first half just before half-time and thought he was going to be okay for the second. Obviously, he clearly wasn't.
. The campaign was launched in the wake of the decision to air Newcastle's Premier League game with Manchester United on pay-per-view TV. A tweet from the NUFC Foodbank account read: "Morning All # GenerousGeordies ! We are proud to announce that we - YOU - have donated & raised SIXTEEN THOUSAND POUNDs from the # CharityNotPPV campaign An absolutely incredible amount including £11,000 alone yesterday from over 1000 donators. Best fans in the world. #NUFC" If you would like to make a donation to the NUFC Fans' Foodbank, you can do so here.
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Bruno Fernandes message Bruno Fernandes believes Karl Darlow 'deserves credit' after the Newcastle United goalkeeper became the first Premier League shot-stopper to save a penalty from the Manchester United midfielder. "I'm human! I'm human! It happens," he told MUTV. "I don't want it to happen again. I didn't want it to happen today but the 'keeper did well. "I didn't do the right things. I studied the keeper but I didn't shoot the ball the way I wanted but the keeper deserves credit. "He saves the penalty, he deserves the credit, but I needed to do much better with the penalty for sure - and the next one I will." Worrying shots stat Newcastle United currently allowing shots at a rate of 17.2, after Saturday's defeat to Manchester United. The last Premier League team to surpass that over a season was Sunderland in 2016/17, who were relegated as the division's bottom club and conceded 69 goals in the process, an average of almost two per match. Whilst Newcastle are currently 11th in the table, they will need to sharpen up with a tricky run of fixture coming in the next few weeks.
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