HT: Aston Villa 0 Newcastle 1 – Owen Scores


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Newcastle got off to a great start in their game at Villa Park when Newcastle Michael Owen headed home a half chance from a great Damien Duff left wing cross to put Newcastle ahead after only 5 minutes.

Owen sent a message immediately to new England coach Fabio Capello and it was a typical Owen goal, so simple and so easy. In fact it was just what he did last week against Middlesbrough but this time it was allowed, as should have been last week.

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 Michael Owen – great opportunist goal from the England Striker

Owen has looked very good in the first half with a spring in his step as had most of the other Newcastle players. The Newcastle team are playing good football and Milner, Duff, Butt and Barton are getting a lot of the ball for the team.

Beye is finding it hard sometimes to contain the impressive looking Ashely Young, but Stephen Carr is coping at left back – although he keeps switching the ball to his right foot.

Given was called on to make one very good save after 41 minutes, when he stopped a Carew header, but other than that the defense ha splayed quite well.

There was a dodgy moment early on, when Cacapa allowed himself to be barged off the ball by Petrov – he just cannot allow that to happen in the Premier League.

Villa will now have to attack more in the second half and the longer Newcastle can remain ahead the more chance we have of catching them short at the back, in a breakaway.

This is a very good performance from the full team, and oh by the way, we have some good subs available in Emre, Faye , Viduka and Enrique if we need to shore up things in the second half.

We expect Newcastle to keep attacking in the second half to try to get a second goal and not just defend a one goal lead – which we wouldn’t expect from Keegan in any case.

We badly need these 3 points today to give everybody associated with Newcastle a big lift.  We need it.

Comments welcome.



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218 comments so far

  • kelvin

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #1

    it was a cross from milner that got the goal not duff.

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  • ObaFan2

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t give any more stupid free kicks away around our 12 yard box !

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  • DIE HARD TOON

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Owen has looked unusually lively today, maybe playing for his international career, shame he can’t do it more often for the Toon alone, not to mention his massive £100,000 per week wages.” Well it seems he either does it for England or his club but never both!

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  • Steve_48

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Keep it solid for 1st 15 minutes of 2nd half please lads, do no capitulate

    Well hush my bloody mouth – too much fannying about at left back

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  • AlexW

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    F**K SAKE

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  • AlexW

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #6

    WHY

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  • Howie

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #7

    i knew we would concede early doors. typical

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  • Johann

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #8

    gg given. When do we get to see Harper. I think it´s about time

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  • steve

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #9

    looks like we’re in trouble

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  • I knew IT!!!

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10

    typical 2 in 5 mins

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  • Steve_48

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Just bloody great, thanks a lot

    You have to say having seen the replay it was F**ING JAMMY, off the back of his head!

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  • AlexW

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #12

    ffs, :O we are shit, two stupid goals wer going down…

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  • Howie

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #13

    shockin stuff could be a hammering now. we just capitulate way too easily

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  • kelvin

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #14

    2 goals in 5 minutes, wtf!

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  • I knew IT!!!

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #15

    yeah Harper

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  • Obafan

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Typical newcastle. 2 stupid goals and now very hard to get back.

    2 weeks and we are in the middle of relegation…

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  • Howie

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #17

    is given injured

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  • Hadrian

    Feb 9, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #18

    what they hell are these players doing to us ,
    shocking stuff , far to many times this season have we had goals against us within min’s .

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  • ObaFan2

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Oh ! Panic move?

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  • Eve

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Another deflection, ffs. Beye so often the hero. For God sakes ye get paid for defending..so DEFEND!!

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  • Steve_48

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #21

    53:05 Substitution
    Newcastle substitution: Shay Given replaced by Steve Harper (injury).

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  • Eve

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Given forced of with another injury..ffs. Can things get any worse like, wait Harper’s on, here come 5 goals. LOL!!

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  • Obafan

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Is Given injured. I think we should go for a new keeper in the summer. Given is past, I didn’t want to believe it but week in week out it is prooven. Too bad

    Let’s just hope that we don’t need to search a keeper for Championship.

    THANK YOU FAT F*CKING ALLARDYCE TO MAKE US THAT BAD!!!!

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  • Eve

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s cursed, anytime he plays against Harewood he gets injured LOL!!

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  • Andy1

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #25

    What a shower of shit! No ability, no desire, no passion and we’re going down. We concede every game at the start of the 2nd half and nearly every time we capitulate.

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  • Hadrian

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #26

    rather harper in goal going on this seasons form .

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  • Eve

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Hadrian , what so we can concede more goals, yay!!

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  • Johann

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Eve don´t be childish. Use your “lol´s” somewhere else please.

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  • t-g-w

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #29

    We’re screwed

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  • Hadrian

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #30

    eve , your the only one on shays nuts , the obsesion seems based on something other than football ability , im guessing you have his poster up on your bedroom wall .

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  • uche agwu (newcastle fan)

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    i hope we can hold this lead

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  • Azvael

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #32

    keegan play same player than Big Sam!!! Same Result!!!!

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  • Eve

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Well Johann your weeks of praying that he gets injured has come true, now we have a dodgy keeper who tends to concede a hell of a lot more, I’ll use my “lol’s” then.

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  • Eve

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Hadrian..of course it is, yere the same with Sinead Christ, what I can’t like a player without fancying him right. Why not go after Johann, his every post is about Harper, come to think about it so is your’s and Chicken. Something more then a football obsession, for Christ sake like.

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  • Hadrian

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #35

    get some subs on keegan , viduka and emre

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  • Sinead

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Eve, don’t even bother, why do you think I rarely comment any more. I got over it, half of them are sexist prats. Don’t bother it’s a waste of time.

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  • milnerfan

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #37

    What is goin on with Newcastle? Do we really have to get religated to learn how to play football? Our next lot of fixtures will see us religated if we dont get points. N im sure weve gt united, blackburn n liverpool.

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  • Johann

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #38

    fantastic save but still they score. phew

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  • ANDY TOON

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #39

    ffs

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  • I knew IT!!!

    Feb 9, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #40

    That’s it we’ve lost! it’s that second half again!!!

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