Newcastle came out unchanged from how they ended the first-half. They were immediately under the gun as Leicester continued with the same dominance as in the first forty-five minutes.
Jamie Vardy got a chance in the 54th minute and he was able to beat Martin Dubravka at his near post. It was another goalkeeping error from Martin and that goal basically killed any hope for Newcastle.
Three minutes later Dennis Praet’s shot was deflected by Paul Dummett and Dubravka was helpless to prevent it going into the net. That made it 3-0 and you had to think if the floodgates would open up.
Steve Bruce– it all went wrong today
Steve Bruce inexplicably brought Andy Carroll on in the 62nd minute. Why he would risk him we have absolutely no idea. This was a decision that bordered on negligence.
Not soon after Andy’s introduction, Jamie Vardy would make it 4-0. They would add a fifth through a Wilfred Ndidi goal in the 90th minute
DeAndre Yedlin did make his first appearance of the season when he came on for Miguel Almiron in the 74th minute.
The hole gets deeper for Steve Bruce and the players after another dreadful display. The first goal was the turning point but the Hayden sending off ended up being the final nail in the coffin. Newcastle showed nothing after they went down to ten men.
Questions will be asked about Steve Bruce’s ability to pull this team from these depths. He asked to be judged on results and in 8 matches Newcastle have only 1 win. They have also scored only 4 goals and look anemic in attack. More worrying is that this is the third performance that has been truly disgraceful this season.
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