HT: Newcastle 2 Stoke 0 – Owen Scores, Emre Sent Off


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Newcastle United attacked Stoke City form the first whistle at the game tonight.

After just 8 minutes Newcastle were goal up as Michael Owen gets a deflection in the six yard box and pokes home from close range. A typical Michael Owen goal and the crowd erupted.

Then after 20- m minutes Kevin Keegan was seen with Mike Ashley and Chris Mort taking his place in the Director’s box and Kevin was smiling and looked confident and relaxed.

The atmosphere at St. James’ tonight is electric and that spark has been passed to the players as Michael Owen in particular looks a completely different player from his performance last Saturday at Old Trafford.

Newcastle are winning all the 50-50- balls but then after 29 minutes Newcastle were reduced to 10 men when Emre was shown a straight red card. Eustace broke from defense and was taken out by Emre midway inside Stoke’s half. Uriah Rennie showed no hesitation in giving the Turkish midfielder a straight card .

Replays showed Rennie had no real choice but to send Emre off . Now we will really be short of midfielders for the visit of Bolton since Emre, Smith, Butt, Faye and Smith are all unavailable.

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Emre – sent off with straight red card after 29 minutes

However, following Emre’s dismissal Newcastle continued to attack and from a beautiful N’Zogbia corner after 31 minutes Claudio Cacapa got nicely into space and headed the ball powerfully past Simonsen for his second goal for the club. A great time to get a second goal.

For the remainder of the half Newcastle didn’t seem to be affected by the loss of Emre and continued to attack right up to half time and looked a yard quicker than Stoke City. That’s what confidence and passion can do to a team and the players certainly seem up for the game.

But the game is not won yet, and we’ll probably have to use some of our substitutes in case some of the lads tire – but a win is what all Newcastle fans want to see tonight.

TEAMS

Newcastle United: Shay Given (c), Stephen Carr, Jose Enrique, Claudio Cacapa, Steven Taylor, Emre, Charles N’Zogbia, James Milner, Damien Duff, Michael Owen, Mark Viduka
Subs: Steve Harper, David Rozehnal, David Edgar, Kazenga LuaLua, Andy Carroll

Stoke City: Steve Simonsen, John Eustace, Leon Cort, Liam Lawrence, Jon Parkin, Richard Cresswell, Ricardo Fuller, Danny Pugh, Ryan Shawcross, Gabriel Zakuani, Rory Delap
Subs: Vincent Pericard, Salif Diao, Russell Holt, Anthony Pulis, Carl Dickinsonto

Referee: Uriah Rennie

Attendance – sellout


81 comments so far

  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Rennie inconsistency as Emre sent off, yes bad retaliation tackle but…

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  • AlexW

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #2

    is match of day on tonight? a wud love to see highlights of the game, just t see king kev 😀

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  • Callum

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #3

    The tackle made on Emre was far worse then the one he made, stupid inconsistent ref

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #4

    AlexW: no MOTD tonight showing highlight

    MOTD on BBC1 now showing ManC Vs West ‘Am

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  • James

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Alex – MOTD is on now. They have just showed the highlights. BBC1 showing Man City game. They will show it again at full time.

    They also have Shearer there in the studio

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Shearer does not want to be a No2, no surprise there

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  • James

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Keegan will have Chris Coleman as his number 2. He will want someone with PL experience as a manager.

    He doesn’t have the time to hand hold Shearer and teach him. He’ll be too busy relearning himself.

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Aye James interesting point – saw some highlights on BBC1 @ HT, FFS he wore some dodgy early 90’s ties eh? Anyone disagree?

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  • MattyDread

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Shearer certainly didn’t rule himself out of being involved… in fact I thought it was pretty obvious he wants to.

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  • Ben

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #10

    From BBC : Speaking on Match of the Day Shearer said: “It is my club so if he was to ring me up I would certainly speak to him – I would be foolish not to.”

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  • petworth magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Steve_48 he certainly did but nothing beats his afro-mullit.

    any chance someone watching the game, or even listening, wants to post a little game commentary?

    got nothing and the bbc commentary sucks. Are we still attacking or has going down to ten men put us in a defensive mode?

    cheers

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  • Jeremy

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #12

    tackle on emre far worse than emre’s – so how come eustace’s didn’t even get a free kick given. this guy just hates us. how is he still a ref?

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  • AndyT

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #13

    65% possession – you wouldn’t think we’re the team with 10 men 🙂

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  • petworth magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #14

    thanks for the quote Ben

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  • AlexW

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #15

    petworth magpie

    wer still attacking them, all over em by radio accounts, things looking good

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Well honestly lads it’s a dream ticket to have KK and AS at the helm, AS would bring respect in dressing room keeping the lads in order, as well as guidance to KK in terms of how the Premiership works thesedays.

    petworth magpie: R5Live too busy extolling the virtues of KK to commentate on the game

    It’s also natural progression, KK @ helm, AS step up on 4-5 years

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  • thelongshanks

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #17

    They said if you press red button after man city match on bbc1 you can see todays goals.

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  • petworth magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #18

    thanks Andy how does Nzogbia look? is he playing central?

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  • AndyT

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #19

    🙂 – Booby Robson just sat down on the other side of Ashley to Keegan

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  • MattyDread

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #20

    I think Shearer will defo be involved in the revolution in some capacity. If that wasn’t a “come get me” I don’t know what one is.

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  • petworth magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Dream Ticket, Yea and Oba has already come out and said he would like to work under Shearer…. its gotta happen

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  • AndyT

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m listening to it on bbc newcastle.
    Duff on left and milner on right
    3-0 MILNER COME ON

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  • carl

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #23

    3- 0 milner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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  • subz

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #24

    GET IN!!!!!

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #25

    3-0 KK’s back in Toon

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #26

    Geddin, well done Milner lads

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  • AndyT

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Zogs in the middle.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Great goal according to KK 🙂

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  • AlexW

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #29

    BOOM BOOM BOOM

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  • carl

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #30

    kk isnt even managing the team yet and they are already playing for him

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  • petworth magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Milner found his shooting boots, loving it!

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Like 3 old Jedi’s eh? – Sorry

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  • AndyT

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #33

    BECAUSE WERE PLAYING ATTACKING FOOTBALL

    – and championship opponents who are trying to play a defefnsive 4-5-1 against us.

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  • AlexW

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #34

    y the fcuk are we listening to swansea game, sort it out bbc

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  • Steve_48

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Carl – said this earlier it’s like they want to prove something to him, perhaps to escape the chop for some below par performances

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  • thelongshanks

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #36

    oh oh here comes rozenhal.

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  • petworth magpie

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #37

    lets see LuaLua

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  • MattyDread

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m aware that there may have been a little bad feeling between the two but I think Owen’s going to love KK’s reign. Goals goals goals.

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  • Jeremy

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #39

    the kk factor has hit home already, and he hasn’t even been in the dressing room yet. happy days ahead. come on the toon

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  • thelongshanks

    Jan 16, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Elano scores for city

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