FT: Everton 2 Newcastle 2 – Magpies Great Fight back

You have to give it to the Newcastle players today, and to manager Joe Kinnear, when they fought back after going two goals down to come back and earn a well deserved draw against Everton at Goodison Park this afternoon.

The last time Newcastle was at Goodison we went down rather tamely by 3-1 and things looked to be going the same way in the first half today.

Newcastle started the game poorly and it was Everton who were putting Newcastle on the back foot, as they pressed forward to try to get their first home win this season. Newcastle were trying to get their first win in six games, having lost the previous five.

Everton had gone ahead from a Mikel Arteta penalty following a wild challenge down the left from Nicky Butt on left back Baines, which looked like a penalty. It was a bad mistake by one of our most experienced players.

But Newcastle were struggling down the left with Steven Taylor having a tough time of things at right back. And then after 37 minutes 20 year 6’5” youngster Marouane Fellaini scored his first goal for the club, from a left wing cross, but it was very badly defended by the Newcastle defense and Coloccini should have put a block in.

Two poor goals to give away for Newcastle, and this is not the start we had hoped for.

But then just before the break Geremi on the right out in the perfect cross and young Steven Taylor out jumped the Everton defense to power home a header. A great cross and a great goal from local boy Taylor. Geremi is a good crosser of the ball and he showed just why he is in the team.

Then immediately after half time the incredible happened and Newcastle were level. Steven Taylor broke the offside trap and passed to Duff who had an easy time of it just stabbing the ball in the net.
Both teams started to press forward after Newcastle’s 46th-minute equalizer had turned the match completely on its head.

Charles N’Zogbia tested Tim Howard and Shay Given tipped over Leon Osman’s shot. Newcastle were fighting in the second half and during the last 10 minutes Everton exerted more pressure to try to get their first home win of the season.

But it was not to be and this was a terrific result and point for Newcastle United, in Joe Kinnear’s first game in charge. Damien Duff was again in outstanding form, and Charles N’Zogbia was also good on the left. Coloccini had a much steadier game in the second half but was not at his best in the first 45 minutes.

That’s twice the lads have come back well in the last two games, so we now have to get off to a good start in our next game against Manchester City two weeks tomorrow.

Goals change games, and this was the story of this game.

We think that Newcatsle fans will be more than pleased with the display of the team today, especially in the second half, and it already looks like they are taking on the personalty of their manager – never say die, never give up – and keep fighting..

We like that – like that a lot. Carry on Joe!

Tottenham were beaten 1-0 at home this afternoon by Hull City, so they remain in bottom place with just 2 points from 7 games.

Make sure you vote in our poll on who was the best player for Newcastle this afternoon – once we get it up – thanks..


Everton: Tim Howard, Tony Hibbert, Leighton Baines, Joleon Lescott, Phil Jagielka, Louis Saha, Mikel Arteta, Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, Yakubu, Marouane Fellaini
Subs: Carlo Nash, Joseph Yobo, Segundo Castillo, James Vaughan, Nuno Valente, Jack Rodwell, Victor Anichebe

Newcastle United:
Shay Given, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrqiue, Caludio Cacapa, Fabricio Coloccini, Nicky Butt, Danny Guthrie, Geremi, Charles N’Zogbia, Michael Owen (c), Damien Duff
Subs: Steve Harper, Sebastien Bassong, David Edgar, Xisco, Shola Ameobi, Mark Doninger, Ryan Donaldson

Referee: Howard Webb
Attendance: tbc

192 comments so far

  • MarK

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #1

    glad with that point… we should have won it..bloody baines and his splits.

    and jk is funny as…popping out of the tunnel to check out the players near the end…the 4th official got the police to escort him back down the tunnel lol

  • jettson

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #2

    great result, and we could hav won it!! well done the lads, showed the fight and spirit JK has been showing this week!! well done, lets hope the press hav a go at ramos and spurs now and leave the toon alone!!

  • jettson

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #3

    just wondering if the police can actually tell JK to leave that area??? is that a police matter to enforce FA rules, id think not!??

  • ToonRich

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Well done lads 😀

    I thought they all showed a lot more fight today, and they looked like they wanted to play simple flowing football.

    Stevie T at rb was excellent, I’m pretty impressed with his forward runs. Also Colo kept the Yak in his back pocket, showed his class today I thought. Cacapa wasnt too bad either!

    Zog is starting to show his potential once more, hope he keeps it up 🙂

  • Gunnar Icelander

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m really happy with the point although it would have been delightful if we had snatched a victory. Taylor had a great game, bassong defended really well (but he must really work on his crosses), Duff looked really sharp again, Ameobi almost created a goal for Zogbia who also had a good day. Geremis cross in Taylor´s goal was pure class. Lots of posetive things to point out.

  • Toon_Ksk

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Good result away from Home. I can expect the next match with fans filling the stadium again. Something to be optimistic about.

  • Reading Mag

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Why was Enrique brought off ? Well done a fab result better spirt and Shola looked like him old self.

  • Ally

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Great point in the end being two down, goal just before the break turned the game, great attitude, great fighting spirit, and played some decent stuff at times, shame we cud not off got big Joe the three points with the chances at the end, but happy with a point.

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Whatever Joe Kinnear says to them lads at half time has a huge effect. he literally must give them a right good going over. The first half was terrible, yet the second half we looked an entirely different team.
    Strolla came on and put himself about, did excellently getting the ball to zogs and we were unlucky not to get that goal and win it. like andy gray said, should charlie scuff it, it goes in and we’ve won.
    Massive credit going to steven taylor aswell. really gonna eat my words here, because i’ve slated him alot, but at the end of the day he”s scored one, and his determination to keep on running allowed him to create the second.
    Excellent second half today, a point is a great result considering the circumstances, we were just unlucky not to win it!
    performances like the second 45 for the full 90 in our next few games and it’ll be money well earned for JK!

  • Ally

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Great point in the end being two down, goal just before the break turned the game, great attitude, great fighting spirit, and played some decent stuff at times, shame we cud not off got big Joe the three points with the chances at the end, but happy with a point

  • ACD

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Guthrie is the man! and why the hell does bassong start on the bench? we looked a lot more confortable when he was playing !

    the lads worked hard today and maybe we should have won it when baines cleared n’zogbia’s shot off the line ! good result…. roll on cittteeeh !

  • I want Steve Bruce in, Along with Amir Zaki, Valencia and Palacios(GG7)

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #12

    i wonder if yak has left colo’s back pocket yet?

  • toonmania1

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #13

    butt is too old no legs.

    bassong looked good as did guthrie at times.

    owen is a disgrace, a captain that doesnt want to be here, what message does that send out to the rest? have the balls joe and give it to someone worthy of it.

  • I want Steve Bruce in, Along with Amir Zaki, Valencia and Palacios(GG7)

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #14

    bassong is he closest defender i have seen to gallas, evver!!

  • Dondatta13

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Well what a day s it been for me today lol..

    First woke up and came online, I see skybet is offering a free £20 bet if you are willing to stake £20 …

    So, looking down the fixtures, I think Man City Vs Liverpool, quite fancy Liverpool to win this one, however, West Ham vs Bolton looks a dead cert, home banker plus, its on the box so yeah, what the hell £20 on the Hammers …

    After the Hammers get spanked, I hoy my £20 free bet on the Toon, Im feeling we could get a result…

    Meanwhile, Liverppol are loosing at City so im feeling like ahh well, it was fait I was going to loose the £20 …

    We kick off and were 2-0 down, then the comeback begins…

    Back at City, they loose 3-2!!!

    How N’zog didnt score, I will never know!!!

    Final whistle, Im happy with the point, the performance was very upbeat.

    All in all a rollercoaster day to say the least could have come away with £137 ended up loosing £20 Meh.

  • seetow

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #16

    well done JK. i have newfound respect for you.

  • Graham

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Dodgy start had me reachiung for the Stella earlier than usual but the lads never lat their heads go down. Once we got back on level terms if either team were gonna win it was us.

    Credit where credits due to all the players and JFK for regaining some pride and passion.

    MOM – Taylor for me. Never stopped running, scored one, made the other. Just a shame that he might be knackered afetr stretvhing for that late ball.

  • Alex

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #18

    We looked like a proper team today .What a fight back second half .We really could have won it , kinnear has made a massive difference roll on the next game !!!

  • Ageordiedoonsooth

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Where’s Tom_Toon & his mates? Taylor was immense at right back after a shaky 1st 15 minutes.
    We could have won this, now looking forward to 2 weeks time and Man C where we can hopefully get back to winning ways and hopefully by then the sale of the club will have advanced

  • pak-toon

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #20

    can i be the first to tell that arrogant piece of crap tom toon that players such as duff, taylor, and geremi CAN actually perform well and put us in a winning position if they are fully fit and full of confidence

    the stupid arse was already at it about duff and taylor before the game began.


    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Great start for Joe and the Lads, we should have won it, but a good point all the same. Lets keep it going, anyone catch the Spurs result(LOL)!!

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #22

    where are the taylor haters tonight?
    100% spirit, dragged us along by the scruff of the neck!

    howay the lads

  • toonmania1

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #23

    keep joe in

    i dont want bottlers like keegan or shearer in

    its time for a change

    if we keep getting results under joe will anyone cry for keegan? seriously doubt it, i’ll not.

  • I Made 1000

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #24

    this is the 1st time we have scored 2 goals this season, great result lads keep this up, bassong did really well wen he came on

  • pak-toon

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #25

    ageordiedoonsouth – damn it you beat me to it

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #26

    good call paktoon and geordiedoonsouth

    I’m waiting for the arragent, ignorant little scamp!
    (and spyro)

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #27

    go away..
    1.) shearer and keegan bottlers?
    2.) Owen a disgrace?

    Thisresult was 100% down to the players on the pitch.. nothingto do with kinnear imo.

  • toonmania1

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #28

    bassong – typical wenger player. quick, composed, strong doesnt panic great vision solid tackling and not afraid to go up front. along with guiterrez and guthrie and colo 4 great signings imo, 4 more joe signings in january and were in europe.

    get owen out in january to take more pressure off us and look to see if zaki has any brothers

  • xiscore

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #29

    “give duff the ball”jfk said.
    we had gone 4 a while without a win just like when kk took over and we are 2 down .
    Tactically he brings on Bassong who compliments Nzogbia well on the left which is all clear for all to see.We get a goal back,then comes the time where coaches earn there money he does the talk.you have to give the man credit, Duff scores ,who?then they do sit back to try to get a hold of the midfield which they do.which is so uncharacteristic of nufc of late thats how we tend to lose goals .he then puts on a big guy to keep defenders pinned back which almost paid of had Zog scored.you gut to love it .

  • I want Steve Bruce in, Along with Amir Zaki, Valencia and Palacios(GG7)

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #30

    toonmania? ur some boy aint you? how is alan shearer, the man that could have won countless trophies with man united, but comes to his home team, the team he supported as a lad and won nothing, gave 100% for and 200 goals a bottler. ur a co*K!!

    auwesome result today considering, guthrie good, zogs amaising, duff good, colo started poo but now im wondering wether or not yak has left his pocket, taylor is the future for this club, sooo much passion, just needs to stop being soo eccentric, and stop the lapses in concentration and willl be amaising

  • toonmania1

    Oct 5, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Brave New Toon – stop talkin out yer arse.

    nothing to do with kinnear? if hughton was on his own would be have drew? NO. what were you watching? the last 2 2nd halves of the last 2 games shows that joe has had an impact stop being silly.

    kinnear is no mug hes clever with what hes done with the media taking pressure off the situation and the players by placing himself in the firing line. i believe this was well thought out and not a coincidence.

    and yes they are bottlers.

  • ronaldeano

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #32

    Very good fightback from the lads tonight. They diddent give up and thats what i like to see.

    Duff was the boy imo tonight, but Taylor ran his tits off and had a blinder. Zog was also excellent down the left, (if i ever see him at left back again i will throttle whoever put him there).

    We should have won this game tonight, but im sure we will have the same fight and determination in the next few games.

    By the way, where is Nando and his daft comments? Spurs are the ones that have spent around 80 million in the summer, and they are rock bottom with 2 puny points!

    Howay Nando you mong, where are ya! 🙂

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #33

    he put bassong on because enrique was injured..
    he’d already siad that he enrique could only play 45, in which case he shouldn’t have risked him in the first place.

    it’s obvious what his team talks consist of.. anyone seen mike bassat england manager?..

    “And were two nil down to the fu88king mexicans!!”

  • toonmania1

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #34

    shearer as a player? toon legend

    shearer as a pundit? good yes.

    shearer as a man? arsehole, i know from personal experience, was on a job at his house years back i took my younger cousin on the last day for an autograph – piss off he said as i asked very kindly, im a very polite person aswell. Then he said its “Mr shearer to you lot” around 5 of us were stood there stunned in disbelief. still a legend but also a twat.

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #35

    your a knob
    i’ll let other ‘football knowing mags’ read your comments and rip you to pieces..

  • jules

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Anyone know any good Spurs websites we can go on ? LOL

  • jules

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Toonmania, are you sure that was not Harry Shearer from the Simpsons ?

  • toonmania1

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #38

    rip me to pieces? and how is that possible?

    your argument is pathetic saying kinnear has had no influence whatsoever since coming?? are you for real??

    your making yourself look like a total berk mate

    have a poll to see who agrees with you …. not many boyo.


    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #39

    “kinnear is no mug hes clever with what hes done with the media taking pressure off the situation and the players by placing himself in the firing line. i believe this was well thought out and not a coincidence” or is it more of a coincidence that Ashley and his Cockney gang, is manipulating this whole situation of the sale of the club to take pressure off them!?
    Is anyone else thinking the sale of the club is just a ploy to eventually see the fans calm down after September and Ashley carries on with the ownership of the club? Although yes we need coaching staff, if we are close in a potential buyer buying the club, who or why would we want interim coaches, all the staff including JFK is London based! are the two African consortium’s a rouse to take pressure off Ashley or is it just to hike up the sale of the club + now we are lead to believe there is now a deadline time and date to put in a bid!?!I don’t know if its just me being cynical but I was right about my original thoughts on Ashley! or have we got a secretive buyer in Anil Ambani as he is in London looking supposadly at west ham and spurs?? who knows but I just feel there are more and more ex spurs players and coaches coming to the club! just doesn’t feel right!

  • Brave New Toon - Taylor is a legend

    Oct 5, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #40



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