Newcastle 5-1 Brentford: The Bees humbled at St James’ Park

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Newcastle United see Brentford off 5-1 on Saturday at St James’ Park. Newcastle were looking to continue their good run after winning last match. Brentford had secured a point against Bournemouth in their previous match. Newcastle and Brentford sit 5th, (14 points) and 12th, (10 points), in the table respectively, after 10 matches.

The Magpies didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, when Bruno Guimaraes opened the rout in the 21st minute. However they weren’t finished yet and Jacob Murphy made it 2-0 on the 28 minute mark, concluding the first half 2-0.

The Bees started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, thanks to a goal from Ivan Toney on the 54 minute mark. However, Newcastle increased their lead with another Bruno Guimaraes goal in the 56th minute to make it 3-1. Newcastle looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Miguel Almiron, at 82 minutes to establish a 4-1. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a calamitous own goal from Ethan Pinnock just before the final whistle to make it 5-1.

Substitutions for Newcastle included Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin, Matt Targett, Chris Wood and Elliot Anderson for Jacob Murphy, Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron, respectively. Brentford brought on Vitaly Janelt, Yoane Wissa, Frank Onyeka, Mikkel Damsgaard and Saman Ghoddos for Pelenda Da Silva, Bryan Mbeumo, Shandon Baptiste, Ben Mee and Aaron Hickey.

The referee booked one player from Brentford, Ivan Toney.

Newcastle will next travel to Manchester United, while Brentford will face Brighton & Hove Albion at home.

Technical card:
Newcastle United:Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier (Matt Targett, min.84), Fabian Schar, Botman Sven, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes (Allan Saint-Maximin, min.78), Joseph Willock, Miguel Almiron (Elliot Anderson, min.84), Callum Wilson (Chris Wood, min.84) and Jacob Murphy (Joelinton, min.66)
Brentford:David Raya, Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock, Ben Mee (Mikkel Damsgaard, min.71), Aaron Hickey (Saman Ghoddos, min.83), Pelenda Da Silva (Vitaly Janelt, min.46), Shandon Baptiste (Frank Onyeka, min.63), Mathias Jensen, Rico Henry, Bryan Mbeumo (Yoane Wissa, min.62) and Ivan Toney
Stadium:St James’ Park
Goals:Bruno Guimaraes (1-0, min. 21), Jacob Murphy (2-0, min. 28), Ivan Toney (2-1, min. 54), Bruno Guimaraes (3-1, min. 56), Miguel Almiron (4-1, min. 82) and Ethan Pinnock (5-1, min. 90)