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Wilson returning for Fulham, Bournemouth match reaction, Lady Mags draw at home

by Matt · Updated Mon 19 Sept 2022, 00:42
Wilson returning for Fulham, Bournemouth match reaction, Lady Mags draw at home


Injured players returning

  • The Times' Martin Hardy reports that Callum Wilson will return for the Fulham game
  • Meanwhile, Allan Saint-Maximin has told fans via his Instagram that he will also be back soon
  • Eddie Howe told reporters after the Bournemouth game that Elliot Anderson's issue was only a 'minor niggle'
  • Bruno is over the hamstring injury he unwittingly sustained against Manchester City
  • Craig Hope secured quotes from the Brazilian midfielder: "I thought I was just tired and didn't know I was even injured. When we saw the scan we thought the injury was small, but it was big."

Chorley hold NUFCW to draw at Kingston Park

  • The game finished 1-1, with an 83rd minute free-kick from the visitors cancelling out Kacie Elson's first-half curler
  • More than 2300 were in attendance, including part-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi
  • The draw leaves the Lady Mags second in the WPL Division One North (fourth tier), with three wins, one draw and one defeat
  • Staveley also gave time for interviews with supporter channels this afternoon:
  • Adam Pearson was also there to give his account of the stalemate with his latest vlog

Eddie Howe's reaction to yesterday's draw

More reaction to Saturday

George Caulkin: "Lacklustre from NUFC today, but being asked to use possession and break the opposition down is also a very new challenge for a team used to sitting back. In matches where they have to take the initiative, the lack of Wilson, ASM and Shelvey keenly felt. They'll get better!
Luke Edwards: "Well that was disappointing. Becoming clear NUFC have a problem against teams that sit deep and try to hit on the counter. By no means a disaster, still only one defeat this season. More of a reminder of limitations and a rein-in of expectations. NUFC still had chances to win today when not playing anywhere near as well as they can. That's the positive. And it's a strong one. One defeat. Tenth in the table. It's still progress being made."
Chris Waugh: "Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson are huge misses for NUFC, as is Jonjo Shelvey, but it's obvious why Eddie Howe also wanted a wide forward during the summer. While they need wins soon, it's clear they're evolving their style, it just isn't quite clicking yet.
Mark Douglas: "NUFC will be fine. As disappointing as yesterday was, they still hot the post twice, kept pushing. Crucially manager admits it was well below level required: no spin or disguising how far below it was level he's set. With better decisions, luck on injuries, they'd be higher up the table. As ever, the real reason not to overreact is - unlike 12 months ago - the people in charge want to address the issues and improve. They'll also provide funds to do it. A performance and result like that would have been NUFC level last year. Now they aspire to more."

Analysis of yesterday's game

Queen Elizabeth II tributes

What else?

  • On this day in 2010, Hatem Ben Arfa thundered home an unstoppable drive at Goodison, for what was one of the most memorable moments of Newcastle's first season back in the Premier League