Hull City 0-3 Newcastle United: Magpies cruise as pressure mounts on Bruce

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Newcastle United beat Hull City 3-0 on Saturday at the KC Stadium in a comfortable stroll for the Magpies as Hull lost for the fourth-straight game.

After John Carver was named head coach until the rest of the season earlier this week, the Magpies dominated vast swathes of this encounter and won their first game since Alan Pardew’s departure as manager four games ago.

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The Magpies went ahead through Remy Cabella’s stunner, then extended their lead in the second half with goals from Sammy Ameobi and Yoann Gouffran. Hull had the ball in the net but Ahmed Elmohamady clearly handled and was shown a yellow card on a disappointing afternoon for the Tigers.

Steve Bruce’s side remain in the bottom three on 19 points after the defeat, while Newcastle climbed to 10th and have 30 points.

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In the fifth minute Newcastle came close to taking the lead as Moussa Sissoko drove forward from midfield and drilled a shot just wide of Allan McGregor’s near post.

After 17 minutes Hull almost went ahead as Elmohamady whipped in a great cross which Curtis Davies headed towards goal but a combination of Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini kept the ball from crossing the line. Great chance for the Tigers as Newcastle then threatened but Haidara’s peach of a cross was headed straight at McGregor by Ayoze Perez.

As half time arrived neither team had taken the game by the scruff of the neck in a disjointed encounter in Yorkshire but the match then exploded into life. In the 40th minute Cabella smashed in a rocket of a shot for his first Newcastle goal, as the Frenchman made the most of Andrew Robertson handing the ball straight to him on the edge of the box. Then a huge moment of controversy arrived on the stroke of half time as Gaston Ramirez whipped in a terrific cross which Elmohamady seemed to head into the net.

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But after seeing the replay the Egyptian clearly punched the ball into the net and resembled a volleyball player rather then a soccer player. Despicable. A great decision from the linesman on the nearside who disallowed the goal to stop Hull from equalizing.

In the second half Newcastle went 2-0 up within five minutes of the restart as Ameobi hit a shot from long-range which deceived McGregor and bounced home to send the traveling fans wild. 2-0 to the Magpies. Hull tried to get back into the game but Newcastle threw their bodies at everything as plenty of long balls were pumped into the box by the Tigers.

Hull had a great chance to pull one back in the 64th minute as Ramirez burst through but his shot was saved and Jelavic somehow failed to convert from inside the six-yard box. Newcastle wrapped up the win late on as Gouffran’s deflected effort made it 3-0. A massive win for Newcastle, while Hull’s plight worsens.

LINEUPS

Hull City: McGregor, Elmohamady, Robertson (Brady, 71′), Davies, Dawson, Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler (Aluko, 57′), Ramirez, Jelavic, Hernandez (Ince, 67′)

Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Cabella (Gouffran, 72′), Perez (Cisse, 82′), Ameobi (Abeid, 90+2′)

Goals: Cabella (40′), Ameobia (50′), Gouffran (78′)

Champions League wrap: PSV strikes late to win thriller (video)

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Five first legs of the UEFA Champions League’s second qualifying round are in the books, including a thrilling back-and-forth with a show-stopping stoppage time winner.

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PSV Eindhoven 3-2 FC Basel

Bruma scored a debut opener for the Dutch hosts, who fell behind 2-1 in the 79th minute before Sam Lammers and Donyell Malen struck in the 89th minute and second minute of stoppage, respectively, to put PSV ahead.

Basel will be okay taken two away goals home via Albian Aljeti and Omar Alderete.

Lammers came in for Mexican star Hirving Lozano in the 79th minute to score the leveler within 10 minutes before Malen, who went the full 90, kept his focus to deliver this clever winner.

The New Saints 0-2 Copenhagen

Pieros Sotiriou and Robert Skov scored on either side of halftime to give the Danish powers a healthy advantage heading into the second leg.

Elsewhere
FK Sutjeska 0-1 APOEL Nicosia
Saburtalo 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb
Viktoria Plzen 0-0 Olympiacos

Wednesday
BATE Borisov v. Rosenborg — 1 p.m. ET
Ferencvaros v. Valletta — 2 p.m. ET
CFR Cluj v. Maccabi Tel-Aviv — 2 p.m. ET
Maribor v. AIK — 2:15 p.m. ET
Red Star Belgrade v. HJK Helsinki — 2:45 p.m. ET
Dundalk v. Qarabag — 2:45 p.m. ET
Celtic v. Nomme Kalju — 2:45 p.m. ET

Rodgers says no close bids for Maguire

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Those tired of seeing Harry Maguire‘s name in the headlines, hoping his transfer saga had concluded with weekend reports that Manchester United agreed to a fee with Leicester City, well, they are going to be sorely disappointed.

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers credited Maguire for his professionalism — the center back scored in a friendly win on Tuesday — and said that the club’s vice chairman Aiyawatt “Top” Srivaddhanaprabha has not received a fitting bid for the 26 year old’s services.

From The Leicester Mercury:

“There’s no big pressure to sell any player. If a player does leave Leicester City, then the player would need to be met because we have a top-level player, coveted by top-level clubs and I respect that,” Rodgers said. “Harry is on a long contract here and there’s been no valuation or near to that which would make Top have a look.”

Nooooooooooo.

Look, we’ve still got a few weeks until the close of the window, and every supporter has a target they want their club to acquire and some have some assets they hope stay in the same shirt at the deadline.

The Maguire story is getting a bit tedious now. He wants to go to Manchester United, but Rodgers is happy to keep him at Leicester. Maguire’s not the player who will quit on the club if he’s not sold, and Leicester’s hope of landing a replacement will dip as the deadline draws nearer and clubs like Burnley (James Tarkowski) realize their replacements options have been lessened by the wait.

Janssen leaves Spurs for Liga MX in $8M deal

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Vincent Janssen‘s less-than-ideal tenure with Tottenham Hotspur has come to its end, and he’s moving his way to this side of the Atlantic.

Liga MX side Monterrey has agreed to buy Janssen, Spurs announced Tuesday. The deal is for a reported $8 million.

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The Dutchman turned 25 this summer. He played just 42 times for Spurs after arriving from AZ Alkmaar for around $25 million in 2016, scoring six times, but did manage five goals and four assists in a half-year loan to Fenerbahce in 2017-18.

Janssen saw his time with the Netherlands national team peter out during his tenure at Spurs. After a red-hot start, he has not been capped since 2017. Janssen has seven goals in 17 caps.

His time at Spurs cannot be labeled as anything but a gigantic bust, but Janssen is still pretty young and has a chance to recapture his career momentum.

And he looks pretty happy about it.

Transfer gossip: Newcastle eyes 2nd Brazilian, USMNT’s Arriola on move

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Two players from the Western hemisphere may be heading across the Atlantic, one of whom is very familiar to American eyes.

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DC United winger Paul Arriola could be leaving Major League Soccer in a return to Liga MX or a move abroad to Europe.

CBS’ Roger Gonzalez says some of the big boys in Mexico are after the former LA Galaxy youth product who got his start at Club Tijuana.

Arriola, 24, has 28 caps with five goals and five assists for the USMNT, blooded by Jurgen Klinsmann in 2016. He has 12 goals and 10 assists in 57 matches for DC United since arriving from Tijuana.

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Next up: Newcastle United may be in for another Brazilian attacker.

Marrony is the name, and Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol says the Magpies were alerted to his potential by the same source who claimed they were after Joelinton (who signed today after a $50 million deal).

The 20-year-old has a reported $37 million release clause, a left winger has a goal and an assist in two seasons with Vasco da Gama in Brazil. He also scored five times in 15 appearances for the club in the state league.

It feels a bit like a red herring or straight-up agent speak, but the Joelinton deal seemed unusual as well (albeit in a different way).