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HT: Newcastle 1 Everton 0 – Newcastle on Top

3:46 pm, Sunday, October 7th, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 55 Comments

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Nicky Butt – scores 3rd goal for Newcastle to give Newcastle 1-0 lead

TEAMS

Newcastle: Shay Given, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye, Cacapa, James Milner, Nicky Butt, Geremi, Charles N’Zogbia, Alan Smith, Oba Martins

Subs: Steve Harper, Steven Taylor, David Rozehnal, Emre, Michael Owen

Everton: Tim Howard, Phil Neville, Tony Hibbert, Leighton Baines, Joseph Yobo, Joleon Lescott, Mikel Arteta, James McFadden, Stephen Pienaar, Lee Carsley, Victor Anichebe

Subs: Andy Johnson, Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman, Yakubu, Stefan Wessels

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle reached half time ahead 1-0 through a good goal from Nicky Butt after 42 minutes. Newcastle have been the better team but need to push home their advantage with more goals. A quick goal in the second half is what’s needed. Martins missed a golden opportunity after just 3 minutes and Newcastle have missed 2 or 3 more reasonable chances. Everton havent really played well and look jaded, probably due to their midweek activities. They should get more tired in the second half so we expect Sam to ask the team to lift the pace immediately into the second half to try to kill the game.

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3 mins – Smith puts Martins through in the inside left position and he runs through for 15 yards but then blasts wide – a good chance and Oba needs to have more composure when these chances present themselves. That was a a golden opportunity for Oba that he misses.

Enrique sees a lot of the ball in the first few minutes and looks composed and confident.

11 mins – A cross comes over and there’s some confusion between Given and the central defenders. Given should have come for the cross but didn’t and in the confusion Faye cleared off the line. Then Cacapa hacks it into Given and the ball nearly ends it up in the net.

The pitch is very slip and the players are sliding allover – do they have the right studs on?

14 mins – N’Zogbia goes through in the inside left channel and shoots and forces a great save from Everton goalkeeper Howard who saves one handed to his left and concedes a corner.

N’Zogbia looks very menacing on the left ass he takes on Everton players at will.

Newcastle are playing fast-flowing football after 17 mins.

Faye is looking calm and strong as a big physical presence in central defense. Faye is controlling the back four with good communication and has started well.

21 mins – Martins has a chance from 18 yards out but Oba wastes the chance and shoots wide. The balance of the Newcastle play is much more balanced and Alan Smith up front has started very well. Seems like Alan is right that striker is his best position.

23 mins – Butt makes a poor late tackle on Pienaar and gets a yellow card for too many fouls so early in the game.

32 mins – Enrique feeds Milner who makes a good run and gets past Hibbert to the byeline and forces a corner which is cleared by Everton. Smith has a head wound which seems to keep bothering him and play is held up.

38 mins – Smith has a half chance but the ball is put wide for a corner by the Everton defense. The game is even but Newcastle are trying to raise their game.

Then after 42 minutes Newcastle’s pressure pays off when Butt fires home a beautiful goal as he bends the ball into the top right hand corner past Howard. It’s been all Newcastle in the last 10 minutes and Everton look jaded.

The half time whistle comes after 3 minutes of injury time with Newcastle well on top if not in the goals total.



Tags: Match Reports · Newcastle News



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55 responses so far ↓

  • 1 geordiejordan // Oct 7, 2007 at 3:47 PM

    just when you think butt is worthless, he pulls out something like that! great finish. we look lots more open with our back line sorted, and zog in mid. faye looks like a rock!

  • 2 Steve K // Oct 7, 2007 at 3:49 PM

    Bonza – great work Ed… are you watching the game over there?

    Jeez Nicky Butt too – pretty much my least favourite player. Guess that makes up for the Elano goal…

  • 3 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 3:59 PM

    I’m with u Steve, never liked Butt, but i like him now :)

    And how good is Smithy up front ???? superb, also love Faye, he saved our arse on that Everton header jeezzz.

    Were all over Everton, and should be up more then by 1, Oba should really put away those chances man.

    Hope we can hang on.

  • 4 geordiejordan // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:00 PM

    i agree ed: “n’zogbia looks very menacing on the left ass”

  • 5 Ed Harrison // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:01 PM

    It’s on the radio – by all accounts Everton are not really here – they look jaded but we must press home our advantage – nice calm goal by Butt – Martins has missed 2-3 chances due to being too anxious in front of goal.
    Faye good in defense and Smith good up front – haven’t seen too much from our wingers surprisingly. If we up the pace we can win this easily.

  • 6 Howie // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:03 PM

    do you have a radio link on de web ed

  • 7 Howie // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:03 PM

    we need a second as they have quality on the bench in their strikers

  • 8 Ed Harrison // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:06 PM

    You can get it on Newcastle World – if you have subscription – it’s Radio 5 Newcastle – hang on will try to post a web link here.

  • 9 cockney magpie // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:06 PM

    wat radio station is it ed?

  • 10 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:06 PM

    http://myp2p.eu/Matches/Match2.htm

    Second link under TvAnts, u can watch the game here. ;)

  • 11 Ed Harrison // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:08 PM

    Here it is – click on Listen Live at top right.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/sport/football/

  • 12 Dalston // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:10 PM

    tvants://list.tvants.com/tvants/?k=adad89b49c21909d30967b3a9ad2f1f6

  • 13 Howie // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    i new johnson would break his duck against us

  • 14 Big Sam Fan // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:37 PM

    i cant get tvants working any other suggestions?

  • 15 subz // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:43 PM

    ED it’s not on 5 live is it, come on now!!!!

  • 16 Dalston // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:45 PM

    cacapa rocks

  • 17 steve // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:45 PM

    I wouldn’t bother – we’re just as bad as we were under Roeder

  • 18 steve // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:46 PM

    think we need to realise we’re gonna be lower mid table until Sam sorts th team out – on games so far he has a lot to do – good ol Emre :)

  • 19 SteveD // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:46 PM

    We were great 1st half, but 2nd half we’ve just lost the bloody plot – hardly any craft whatsoever

  • 20 Toon Chicken // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:47 PM

    Coooooooooooooooome On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 21 Big Sam Fan // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:47 PM

    goal

  • 22 tommyinaustralia // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:47 PM

    evry body cross ur fingers we hold on!!!!!

  • 23 steve // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:47 PM

    ok – I was just writing that and Emre scored the little beauty – still reckon we’re mid table this season though

  • 24 subz // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:48 PM

    come on!!!!!!!!!! 2-1. emre………

  • 25 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:50 PM

    mother fookin EMREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • 26 Big Sam Fan // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:50 PM

    get in!!!

  • 27 Steve K // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:50 PM

    Bless you Emmers – was slagging you off the other day to Ed but now all is forgiven you near-dwarf-stature gem you.

  • 28 Keep Oba // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:50 PM

    EMREEEEEE!!!…..Alright Belozoglu…the other Zog!

  • 29 Steve // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:50 PM

    get in – GOOOAAAAAALLLLL

  • 30 Steve K // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:51 PM

    Keep Oba – best joke ever told on this forum.

  • 31 Steve K // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:51 PM

    Now Owen – all the unpopular players are scoring!

  • 32 Keep Oba // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:52 PM

    Alright Owen…all three points wrapped up!

  • 33 Steve K // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:52 PM

    Same old Newcastle – always scoring.

  • 34 subz // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:52 PM

    3-1

  • 35 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    OWEEEEEEEENNNNNNNN foooookin yeahhhh

  • 36 Steve // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    SHEEEEEEETTTTT

  • 37 geordiejordan // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    emre man of the match. he lifted us after he came on. 1 goal 1 assist. he needs to start. imagine barton and emre in the mid!!!!

  • 38 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:55 PM

    If i hear one more guy telling that Oba should start ahead of Owen i’m gonna go mental :)

  • 39 Andy H // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:55 PM

    3-2

  • 40 geordiejordan // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:55 PM

    oh christ

  • 41 Steve // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:56 PM

    good result – feared the worst during the 2nd half – Sam still has a lot to do but good to get a win going into the two week break

  • 42 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:56 PM

    crap

  • 43 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    how in the blue hell can we give a goal away everytime we score one ???

  • 44 subz // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    good result in the end. how the hell did given score an OG??

  • 45 Keep Oba // Oct 7, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    Yea Steve K…Zog Emre is pretty unpopular but me and my woman both like the guy alot. Hes a nice small tricky and brings something we have been missing in the midfield the last few games…especially with Barton still out.

  • 46 SteveD // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:00 PM

    Oh dear Shay, what were you thinking FFS

  • 47 Howie // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    deflection off smith not really an og

  • 48 Sinead // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:04 PM

    Ya I wouldn’t really call it an og. It took a hell of a deflection of Smith. Not much Given could do about it.

  • 49 ToonKing // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:06 PM

    Emre and Owen are my favourite players in the squad along with Smithy, Barton and Zog.

    I’m over the moon by their performance, it was a great game today, but i wish we could hang onwhen we take the lead.

    Again Emre and Owen won the game in 15 bloody minutes, incredible.

    Roll on Sperms!!!!!

  • 50 Toon Chicken // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:07 PM

    Same old Owen, always scoring!

    Another blow to all the Owen-haters out there – you know who you are.

    Gan on Mickey O!!!!!

  • 51 Sinead // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:07 PM

    Emre a favourite..Oh dear God look what one match can do.

  • 52 geordiejordan // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:07 PM

    not that i don’t agree with you sinead. but really you kind of annoy me with all of your given talk

  • 53 Howie // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:09 PM

    good that spurs conceded a late goal as their confidence would have rose quite a bit with a win at anfield

  • 54 Howie // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:09 PM

    haha dont listen sinead. us irish love shay. irelands best player

  • 55 Steve K // Oct 7, 2007 at 5:16 PM

    geordiejordan – better than any players you have from Jordan!




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