Philip Ian Murray
We get smashed by Newcastle 5-1
I knew it was going to be a tough game and thought a point would be the best we could get, but I didn't expect this heavy defeat. The game was decided by quickfire spells in each half, which saw four of the six goals scored and a controversial Bryan Mbeumo disallowed effort. After Mbeumo’s early slice of misfortune, when Ivan Toney was adjudged to be offside, Guimarães headed Newcastle into a 21st-minute lead, which Jacob Murphy doubled shortly after following a horrendous David Raya error. Toney pulled one back from the spot just after the restart, only for Guimarães to restore the hosts’ two-goal advantage almost instantly. The home side added two more goals late on through Miguel Almirón (a Pinnock horrendous error) and an Ethan Pinnock own-goal to complete a wretched afternoon for the Bees on Tyneside.
We now have 6 games left before the World Cup break and the possibility of picking up some points to keep us distanced from the bottom 3 teams.