HT: Everton 1 Newcastle 0 – Magpies Still In It


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Newcastle were a goal down at the break at Goodison Park today, due to a Yakubu headed goal, and it looks like as the game has progressed Everton have been getting more and more on top.

Newcastle made a reasonably good start to the game, and in the opening period Charles N’Zogbia was prominent for Newcastle.

For the first 30 minutes the play was fairly even but Everton were starting to get on top.

After 27 minutes, Newcastle missed a wonderful opportunity to take the lead, when N’Zogbia got in a great low cross, but there was no Newcastle player anywhere near the ball.

But Everton had been starting to get on top of things at Goodison, on a beautiful sunny day, and they went ahead when Newcastle gave away a soft goal. 🙁

On 29 minutes there was a free kick given to Everton, for which Duff received a yellow card for his foul on Pienaar.

Pienaar himself took the free kick, and he found Yakubu in the penalty area, and the Nigerian rose high to easily head the ball home, giving Harper no chance.

Yakubu was unmarked and just 8 yards from goal, so there will be lots of questions asked about our defensive marking but it was a poor goal to give away. This was similar to Ballack’s goal on Monday afternoon, where he was also completely unmarked.

After 36min Anichebe played a great backheel to Fernandes, which put him clear, and his curling shot was very well saved by Steve Harper, who was at full stretch.

After 2 minutes of added time, the half time whistle goes and Everton lead 1-0 at the break.

Newcastle are still in this game, but they will have to move up to another gear, if they are not to end the season with two successive defeats.

TEAMS

Everton: Tim Howard, Joseph Yobo, Joleon Lescott, Phil Jagielka, Phil Neville (c), Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, Yakubu, Manuel Fernandes, Lee Carsley, Victor Anichebe
Subs: Leighton Baines, Thomas Gravesen, Daniel Gosling, Stefan Wessels, Jack Rodwell

Newcastle United:
Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Steve Taylor, Abdoulaye Faye, Nicky Butt, Charles N’Zogbia, Damien Duff, Alan Smith, Michael Owen (c), Alan Smith, Andy Carroll
Subs: Fraser Forster, Claudio Cacapa, Peter Ramage, Ben Tozer, Kazenga LuaLua

Referee: Peter Walton
Attendance: tbc



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85 comments so far

  • rlw

    May 11, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #1

    what a save at the end by harps

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Looks like Cacapa’s on for Faye.

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  • Rob Kirton

    May 11, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #3

    ED: Love the optimism I would have gone for

    HT: Everton 1 Newcastle 0 – Magpies Still In It (JUST)

    Also Faye off and Cacapa on. Doesn’t fill you much with confidence with Yakubu rampaging around

    Also Penalty to us !!!!

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Penalty for the Toon

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Goal Owen get in

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  • Rob Kirton

    May 11, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Owen has a shot and scores (from the spot of course)

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  • dougnufc

    May 11, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #7

    PENALTY!!!

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  • Toon Al

    May 11, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #8

    1-1!

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Give that man a pay rise 😀

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Another great couple of saves by Harper.

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  • Ausgeordie

    May 11, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    great news carn the toon!!!

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 11, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #12

    i need 2 goals from city and ill be 450 smackers better off

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  • Ausgeordie

    May 11, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Where are you guys watching the game? Do you have a good live commentary Sites?

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Century radio ( not digital) prefer the commentary on there to radio Newcatle which I belive is on digital radio.

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  • Toon Al

    May 11, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #15

    FOOTY DOCTOR IS UP NOW!

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  • Toon Al

    May 11, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #16

    wat the hell!, only game weithout a link!!!

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #17

    footy doctor is irrelevant because it hasnt got a link for us

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Zog sounds like he’s gonna be up for Toon’s MOTM.

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  • Rob Kirton

    May 11, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Ausgeordie: Sorry to say that the best coverage is probably from Century radio or radio Newcastle (my choice)

    Unfortunately that nice Aussie guy Rupert Murdoch prevents the commentary from being broadcast over the net. Have a word next time you see him….

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Aww ffs!!!! Smith got booked

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Cacapa big mistake but he’s not had much 1st team play what do we expect.

    However I believe KK is making a point about our squad but with us at 1-1 it may have back fired lmao.

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #22

    No Europe for us next year now smith is booked

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  • ende

    May 11, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #23

    ” Alan Smith, Michael Owen (c), Alan Smith”

    Wow, that’s gotta piss off some fans. The people are calling for Smith’s head and management just ups and clones the bloke and puts both clones on either side of Owen??? What a slap in the face!!!

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  • Terry

    May 11, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #24

    66 – BOOKING : Smith is booked for a late lunge on Pienaar.

    Same old Smithy!

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #25

    aww ffs 2-1 everton

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  • Chate

    May 11, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #26

    thats on the actim stats which is just 2 points for a red and one for a yellow. I dont think the premier league use that system, they have their own very complex system.

    Its a system with a max of 30points per game, which taken into account cards,positive play, respect for opposition and officials etc. In this league we are 14th and 43 points behind city and just cant catch em.

    http://www.premierleague.com/p…..06,00.html

    We aint qualifying through fairplay

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Fulham have scored, that could keep them in the prem.

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  • Ausgeordie

    May 11, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Crap another goal

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Doesn’t sound like Owen’s done much again this half except score from the penalty spot.

    Another great save Harper.

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  • Soren

    May 11, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Sounds like Harper has one hell of a game!!! Give him a new contract!

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Come on Carroll SCORE

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #32

    I agree Soren, motm for Harper even though he’s had 2 goals scored against him.

    Good LuaLua on for Enrique.

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #33

    bloody hell, boro 6-0 city

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #34

    fgs City 6-0 down lmao

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #35

    ffs penalty everton

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  • Hadrian

    May 11, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #36

    glad woys keeping fulham up

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Taylor given needless penalty away sigh

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #38

    3-1 down great !!!!!!!!

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  • ObaFan2

    May 11, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Giggs scored Man U beaten the cockney money bags to the title.

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  • Tom4NUFC

    May 11, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #40

    boro 7-0 omfg!!!!!

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