17 September 2020 12:40
Hello and welcome to our Newcastle United live blog for Thursday, September 17. Newcastle defeated Blackburn to head into the third round of the Carabao Cup but it was a struggle. The Magpies won thanks to a Ryan Fraser goal but there was little else to cheer about in a performance Steve Bruce admitted was below par. Check out our player ratings. After the match, Bruce talked about transfers and the fitness of key man Allan Saint-Maximin, who appeared to hurt his knee late on.
Meanwhile, Mike Ashley's desire to sell to the Saudi-backed consortium was strengthened as his lawyers instructed Nick de Marco to take the case against the Premier League. Follow live updates below or get the latest NUFC news straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter.