Well it hasn't been the most exciting game so far but Allardyce won't be concerned about that. We have looked compact, Jussi hasn't been troubled so far, and the three best chances have fallen to us.
Reid could have two now, so nearly connecting first with a Maiga flick on, and then with a free kick from deep from Collins. Downing and Maiga combined really should have scored after an excellent pass inside the full back and down the line by O'Brien & a superb cross from Jarvis. Downing headed the ball back across goal when perhaps she should have gone for goal, and Maiga either failed to anticipate or was blocked off.
The best chance fell to Maiga, with a free header in the six yard box which he somehow deflected wide of the goal. With Carroll playing, that would have been 1-0.
Newcastle will have to show more in the second half, but thus far, Diame and Noble have shielded the back four superbly and the defence have been on their game. One goal could win this!