HT: Blackburn 0 Newcastle 0: Newcastle SCORE


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The game was all square at half time at Ewood Park this afternoon with Newcastle looking much improved from hteir performance last week against Liverpool at home. They probably just shaded the first half from Blackburn Rovers.

Newcastle had more of the play but Blackburn had the better chances.

Blackburn’s best chance came after 15 minutes when Santa Cruz found himself straight through in the center but then put a weak shot by Given’s right hand post. The Paraguay International should have done better, and it was a let off for Newcastle.

Faye seemed to have a knee problem after 24 minutes and had to be replaced with Stephen Carr coming on at right back for his first appearance since late August. Habib Beye was switched to center-back with Rozehnal.

Newcastle were quite solid in the first half and were picking up the loose balls and looked much better organized than last week.

Barton then put a beautiful cross field ball through to Martins on the right and Martins almost got clean through, but was dispossessed. Oba Martins was causing the Blackburn defense some problems with his speed, and Smith was challenging for every ball up front.

Just before the break Shay Given came out of his box and passed the ball out this his left, but Newcastle lost possession and Bentley seemed to have a free shot on goal. However he ut the ball wide of Newcastle’s right hand post, when it looked easier to score, as Given scrambled back. It was the second let-off for Newcastle and some poor defending by the Magpies.

Certainly Sam Allardyce can be pleased with this first half performance from his team but it’s any body’s game and Newcastle will need to show a little more attacking spirit to get all 3 points.

Martins then scored Newcastle’s first goal a minute after the restart, when he headed home from Geremi’s free kick.

BLACKBURN ROVERS: Friedel (c), Emerton, Ooijer, Samba, Warnock, Bentley, Tugay, Mokoena, Dunn, McCarthy, Santa Cruz.
Subs: Brown (GK), Savage, Pedersen, Reid, Roberts.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Given, Rozenhal, Barton, Martins, N’Zogbia, Milner, Smith, Geremi (c), Beye, Butt, Faye.
Subs: Harper (GK), Carr, Enrique, Emre, Viduka.



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138 comments so far

  • Howie

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #1

    the game is on a knife edge could go either way. lets hope we nick a 1-0.

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #2

    DO NOT GO TO SLEEP LADS

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  • Rob Kirton

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Strange game. Not bad. No periods of sustained pressure & no corners forced by either team.

    Bugger me Martins !!!!! get in..

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  • ObaFan2

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m not I’m not lol come on the TOON

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #5

    GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • ObaFan2

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #6

    OBA new it go on son

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Well done bonny lad

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  • Eve

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes!! Now lets not do what we do best, fall asleep and concede.

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  • ToonKing

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Good boy Oba….now go get another one……

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #10

    go on oba

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  • wsq

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #11

    fookin el why is oba so hesitant and undecisive..

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Quality move, never offside, bloody ref

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  • Obafan

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Come on guys. And another interesting point; it is fully deserved. Good work guys, get a 2nd one. Again a fantastic attack, Milner should have passed it earlier and it was no offside…

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  • ObaFan2

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #14

    You know Zog’s got all his actim point things at lb maybe when duffs back infront of him might be a great combo

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  • Obafan

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #15

    ObaFan2 I totally agree m8

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #16

    B*st*rd

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  • ObaFan2

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #17

    typical

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  • aztec

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #18

    stupid goal to concede

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  • toonfan1

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #19

    oh f**k bentley

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  • Obafan

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #20

    What the f*ck. Milner have you seen how to take a free kick.

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  • toonfan1

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #21

    bloody bentley

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  • wsq

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #22

    im afraid i’ve to tell you guys.. i told you so!!.. i told u yesterday.. bently is oging to score a screamer. hahaha realistic my man realistic

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  • Craig Allen

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #23

    unbelievable series of events in the box just now!

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  • ObaFan2

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #24

    get it in man fgs lmao

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #25

    How the f**k did Barton not score there?

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  • wsq

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #26

    hahaha but bloody ref that wasn’t a foul from zog!

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  • ToonKing

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #27

    🙁

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  • Obafan

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Barton, you fool , pass the ball back to Martins and he would have scored. My god, why on earth!! It was so easy to score there.

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  • toonfan1

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #29

    did any1 see that chance

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  • ToonKing

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #30

    to cheer things up, did u guys see the goal Bramble gave away at Wigan ?? classic

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  • wsq

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #31

    we are mid table team.. right.. that’s what big sam has set out to do.. do better than last year.. so why would he want to go for three points today? it doesn’t makes sense. that’s the boo point about being a mid table team.

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  • Obafan

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #32

    wsq stop ur stupid comments and watch a porn movie or so to get a bit positive, you frustrated fool.

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  • ToonKing

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #33

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Barton omg what a chance….

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  • Hadrian

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #34

    germei need to go off, switch milner to the right and pop emre on the left .
    other than that , been a bloody great game !

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  • wsq

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #35

    fuctchin milner what does he do in training?? can’t get a cross with his left foot.. he is told to play there time and time again.. still time and time again can’t use his left foot to save his life!!!

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  • ToonKing

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #36

    thats the second time Bentley fouled Joey hard ….i think he’s gonna get a cigar in he’s eye very soon…

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  • Steve_48

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Yep, quality, see again on MOTD

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  • ObaFan2

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Shearer must’ve been spotted in the crowd lol

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  • wsq

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #39

    ur the frustrated fool… i dont watch porn.. im not deprived like you.

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  • Obafan

    Dec 1, 2007 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Hadria u re so right. the only one who can’t follow or doesn’t reach a good level is our captain. Get Emre in to create more chances.

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