Luke Edwards reveals why Hayden told Bruce ‘it’s not working’ during Newcastle draw v Brighton

The Daily Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards has explained why Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden appeared to mouth ‘it’s not working’ to Magpies boss Steve Bruce on Saturday.

Bruce’s team were outsmarted tactically pretty much from start to finish against the Seagulls in their goalless draw at St James’ Park. Now Edwards has moved to clarify an incident from the game.

“Interesting to hear that [Christian] Atsu and [Miguel] Almiron were initially supposed to be playing alongside Joelinton against Brighton,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account on Monday.

“Hayden’s “it’s not working” comment was in reference to the front three not pressing and winning the ball. Led to change, with them dropping deeper…”


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