Your Newcastle United morning headlines on September, 18.

Newcastle's telling Steve Bruce response, 'scary' player already found and Graeme Jones' concern

Friday night football was back at St James' Park and it certainly lived up to its billing as Newcastle United and Leeds played out the most entertaining 1-1 draw you are likely to see this season.

It was a game that could easily have got away from Newcastle after another poor start in front of their home supporters but, crucially, Leeds did not put the game out of sight after Raphinha's opener in the 13th minute.

As the crowd made their feelings clear with a series of anti-Bruce chants, Newcastle's players did not crumble and, in actual fact, the hostility from the terraces seemed to shake them into life along with a crucial tactical change.


Graeme Jones was sat alongside an analyst upstairs for the first half but it was not long until the concerned assistant made his way down to the bench as Leeds dominated possession and territory.

Newcastle had started the game with a back five - Isaac Hayden again filled in at right-sided centre-back - but Leeds were finding it all too easy to exploit the space between the Magpies' midfield and defence.

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Steve Bruce insists he is never going to quit Newcastle United despite more fan chants

Steve Bruce has insisted he must shut out the noise as he bids to overcome a difficult chapter of his Newcastle United career.

With fans now making their feelings clear towards Bruce the former Man United skipper has vowed to battle on.

In a rare moment of joy he punched the air as Allan Saint-Maximin equalised to send the majority of a 50,000 crowd wild.

But he endured some brutal moments as fans made their displeasure clear.

Bruce commented: "I can't sit here and say it isn't difficult. I understand their frustration. I really, really do."

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Why Allan Saint-Maximin was left disappointed despite goal in Newcastle's Leeds draw

Allan Saint-Maximin says Newcastle United showed their "quality and character" during the 1-1 draw with Leeds.

In a tense battle, Saint-Maximin's equaliser hauled his team back into the game but he could not find a winner.

It left the French star to reflect on his disappointment with the former Nice man eager to turn things around.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Saint-Maximin said: "We are really disappointed tonight because the team gave everything to win this game.

"It was really hard to start the game 1-0 down against Leeds because they are a tough team."

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Steve Bruce 'gets' Newcastle United fans frustrations but praises unique St James' Park atmosphere

Steve Bruce has responded to the negative reaction from Newcastle United supporters during the 1-1 draw with Leeds.

The head coach watched on as fans turned against him after just three minutes but his players dug deep to help salvage a point on a tough night for the former Aston Villa boss.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Bruce said: "I can understand frustrations. I get that.

"The atmosphere they created makes the spectacle.

"They are unique and the way they got behind the team was the most important thing and I'm very pleased about that."

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