Newcastle vs Leeds LIVE: Steve Bruce’s under-pressure side face fellow strugglers Leeds at St James’ Park in a Premier League basement battle after a week of turmoil at Toon
Newcastle host Leeds on Friday evening in a basement battle between two sides currently languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table.
Steve Bruce’s Magpies – second bottom of the league – have endured a week of toxicity and turmoil, with Sportsmail’s Special Report revealing the extent of the struggles at the Toon.
Meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds lie in 17th and have several injury issues, with just one fit out-and-out centre back after Pascal Struijk’s red card against Liverpool was upheld.
It promises to be a riveting encounter at St James’ Park, so make sure you stay up to date with everything that’s happening on Tyneside.
Follow Sportsmail‘s Max Mathews for live Premier League coverage of Newcastle vs Leeds, including build-up, team news and updates.
Special Report on Toxic Toon
Sportsmail’s north-east football correspondent Craig Hope wrote a Special Report published on Thursday which gives the inside track on the toxicity and turmoil surrounding Newcastle currently. He discussed:
- Dwight Gayle’s training ground row with assistant boss Graeme Jones
- Steve Bruce slamming Isaac Hayden for his display against Cristiano
- Players’ anger with a training schedule they feel suits the manager, not them
- Several Under-23s players’ involvement in a city-centre brawl last week
CLICK HERE TO READ SPORTSMAIL’S SPECIAL REPORT ON NEWCASTLE.