Newcastle’s Fraser was awful vs Leeds

By | January 27, 2021
Newcastle’s Fraser was awful vs Leeds

Newcastle’s Fraser was terrible vs Leeds

Ryan Fraser badly let Steve Bruce down as Newcastle United misplaced 2-1 at house to Leeds United on Tuesday night time.

Bruce recalled the ex-AFC Bournemouth maestro to his beginning line-up for the go to of the Whites to St. James’ Park, having benched Fraser following his senseless sending off for 2 yellow playing cards within the area of three minutes at Sheffield United earlier within the month.

However the Toon boss would solely be made to remorse his determination to discipline the £11m-rated light-weight, as Fraser ghosted from wing to wing and was instantly upstaged by Allan Saint-Maximin after the Frenchman’s introduction for Jacob Murphy early within the second-half.

Ought to Fraser have began vs Leeds?

Sure, he must play

Yes, he needs to play

No, he is been terrible

No, he's been awful

Fraser started the midweek assembly fielded centrally in behind top-scorer Callum Wilson earlier than being shifted onto the left for the second interval, with Miguel Almiron tasked with bringing life to the Magpies after a shoddy opening 45 minutes.

Newcastle regarded a way more impressed unit with Almiron linking up nicely with Wilson and Jonjo Shelvey in a marauding trio, ensuing within the Paraguayan netting his second purpose of the Premier League season to strike Newcastle’s preliminary equaliser.

Fraser was once more on the transfer following the introduction of Saint-Maximin with the Scotland worldwide moved over to the proper, but was ultimately hauled off getting into the ultimate quarter of an hour after solely managing to supply a peripheral determine.

Midfielder Jeff Hendrick was additionally lucky to not see his quantity proven after one more uninspiring efficiency from the Republic of Eire worldwide, who proved to be an nameless a part of Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa over the weekend but retained his place within the beginning line-up.

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However Bruce might be questioned for leaving Fraser on the sector for too lengthy after the £42,000-per-week winger’s apologetic efforts, that noticed the 26-year-old take simply 31 touches – solely Karl Darlow (19), Wilson (20) and Murphy (28) noticed much less of the ball throughout Fraser’s time on the sector of those that began in black and white, per WhoScored.

Fraser was removed from a secure pair of arms in possession, both, with the 14-time worldwide finishing solely 81% of his 17 passes and shedding the ball on 10 events, far under his regular requirements of shedding possession 5.7 occasions a recreation as Leeds repeatedly had been gifted possession, per SofaScore.

His two pictures by no means really examined Illan Meslier within the customer’s purpose, too, as Fraser’s first-team effort from the sting of the field late within the first-half was fired sky excessive earlier than seeing a stoppage-time strike blocked.

Fraser’s potential to strike a useless ball with precision meant he was in a position to depart the sector with two key passes to his title – solely Shelvey (4) and Almiron (3) had created extra by the 77th-minute – however it was from open play that he left Newcastle wanting extra. Far more.

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