HT: West Ham 2 Newcastle 2 – Magpies Amazing Comeback


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Newcastle are amazingly all square at 2-2 at half time against the Hammers at Upton Park this afternoon, after scoring 2 goals in the last 3 minutes of the half, after going 2-0 down at Upton Park.

20 year-old David Edgar was drafted in at the last moment for the injured Abdoulaye Faye this afternoon to make a very young central defensive partnership with 22 year-old Steven Taylor.

West Ham started the game strongly and after only 10 minutes went ahead when Mark Noble was in tons of room in the penalty area and the England under-21 star made no mistake striking the ball with his left foot beyond Steve Harper to give the Hammers an early lead.

How Noble got so much room is a mystery and the Newcastle players argue after the game as to who missed the assignment.

Newcastle are struggling early in the game to get any kind of midfield control and West Ham went further ahead when Bobby Zamora flicked on a long ball downfield, and 12 yards from goal Dean Ashton fired the ball home low past Harper, giving the Newcastle goalkeeper no chance.

Newcastle have started the game very poorly indeed, and have conceded in 23 minutes the number of goals they conceded in the last 6 games. We knew we shouldn’t have mentioned this morning how well the defense was playing!

Newcastle’s first attack of the game is after 36 minutes and McCartney, the former Sunderland player, heads clear from a Geremi cross.

Then after 42 minutes Newcastle pull a goal back to get themselves back into the game and it’s Oba Martins who chases a ball through from Joey Barton, and is completely clear.  But Martins keeps his head beautifully as he pokes the ball past Robert Green to make it a 2-1 scoreline.

Then amazingly it’s like the Kevin Keagan days of old as Newcastle amazingly equalize on 45 minutes, just before half time.

West Ham fail to clear a Habib Beye cross from the right and the ball falls to Oba Martins who smashes it back into a crowded penalty area where Geremi turns the ball past Green with an instinctive header – and Newcastle United are level!

It’s Geremi’s second goal of the season and a great time to score.

At the half the score remains 2-2 but Kevin Keegan will still need to sort the lads out at the back as they were far too lackadaisical at the start of this game.

Newcastle must increase the tempo of their game even more – if we are to get the win, which is what we need.

Howay the lads!



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68 comments so far

  • MattyDread

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Amazingly amazing

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  • big pea ov the weab

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #2

    3 points could b ours

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  • Graham

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Well forget TVants (chinese for shite i think) at least it looks like we’ll get the full match on sky tonight if this continues!!

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  • Leo

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #4

    the full match on sky is always going to be manchester chelsea match unfortunatly

    come on lads

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  • Ant

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #5

    wsq…..AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

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  • ronaldeano

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Brum 2 Liverpool 0!

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  • m.

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #7

    tv ants is way shite!

    i’m “watching” it at espn livescore

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  • Obafan

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #8

    What happenned with the broadcast?

    Now things were getting very bright on the pitch, the broadcast has been interrupted.

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  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #9

    m

    please give us the espn link????

    C’mon!!!!

    Ants is pants= Sopcast where are you!!

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  • HonoraryGeordie

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #11

    I still think we need Ashton instead of Viduka for next season, he is class! Nothing quite as good as Owen or Martins, but what a threesome that would be!!!

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  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #12

    ants is back!!!!

    55 min gone C’mon

    its getting HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fouls everywhere!!!

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  • sas

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #13

    TVAnts is back up and running

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  • Dingo

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #14

    can anybody help me out.. I have a Mac and cant download TVAnts or sopcast. I have put the link
    mms://203.170.145.12/ojtv-private
    in VLC but nowt is happening.

    any suggestions?

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  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #15

    m,

    thanks, ants is back, but now i have insurance f**king stipid ants

    Toon toon toon army!!

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  • obamagic

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #16

    for a moment there i thought owen screwed up his knee…then i saw it was joey and his fine lol

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  • tapir

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #17

    bring in nobby! nobby! nobby!
    he could u something FOR us! 🙂

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  • shirts

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Is it me or are we getting more of a hold on this thing?

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  • ronaldeano

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #19

    BORO 2 FILTH 2 !!!!!!

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  • Leo

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #20

    no idea because its gone quiet haha and the tvants werent working neither was anything else.

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  • sweendogg007

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #21
  • sweendogg007

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #22

    btw it took mins to get a picture

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  • faustino

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #23

    Come on Middlesborough [sorry ;)] Bolton and Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What did Oba do there?

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  • norwegiantoonfan

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #24

    come on lads….one more…let carroll get his chance in the final minutes

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  • KKK

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #25

    we havn’t even had a shot on goal this second half…what is going on?

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  • tapir

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #26

    parker did contribute something to them
    darn!
    Ashton seems a good addition to us!!
    TAKE take take

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  • shirts

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Lots of scrapping in the midfield but few no real chances either way. They may be edging it now.

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  • Jack

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #28

    are we 442 or 433?

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  • shirts

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #29

    can’t tell the formation because stream’s so choppy and blurry.

    The Thai narration’s not helping either.

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  • Leo

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #30

    comeon lads, make Ed have to re write his full time analysis hahahehehehe, get a winner at the end just to lift us above the second scum

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  • tapir

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #31

    look like we are 8-0-2
    under pressure defending!!

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  • Leo

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #32

    surely its finished by now???

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  • Jack

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #33

    every game is a draw today

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  • ObaFan2

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Smith on free kick in less than 2 seconds cool!!!!!!!

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  • shirts

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #35

    85th minute on my stream. Smith’s just come on.

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  • tapir

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #36

    with the way how our midfield work draw could be a good result………
    look like we are missing modric too much……

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  • sweendogg007

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #37

    smith to score next???

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  • Leo

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #38

    seen as we are not getting modric, what about zarate? or larsson

    people say that bullard would be poo i think not, he would be a good squad player

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  • tapir

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #39

    WHU MOM-Dean Ashton (KK buy him pwease)
    NUFC MOM-steve harper!

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  • sweendogg007

    Apr 26, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #40

    modric is crap… he wasn’t wanted by any of the big european teams.
    He isn’t playing in a difficult league.

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