HT: Newcastle 1 Manchester City 1: Beye Sent Off


The biggest play of the first half was when a brilliant through ball to Robinho had Styles giving a penalty against Habib Beye and sending the Senegal player off – but on the TV replay is was definitely not a penalty and therefore not a sending off.


The slow motion replay showed Habib in fact made a good clearance and deflected the ball away from Robinho before he then brought the player down with his momentum.

So it was not a foul and it should not have been a red card. But that’s Newcastle’s luck and Robinho easily dispatched the penalty past a helpless Given.

Newcastle had been holding the talented City side until this time with Coloccini having a solid game at the back and Shola Ameobi making himself an Emile Heskey type player up front, giving the two City center backs a very hard time of it.

The penalty and red card were a terrible blow to this Newcastle side but that’s how it goes when you’re having no luck. Newcastle were able to hold the City side, even thought they were a man down, with Martins going to the left wing and Ameobi up front.

Newcastle had a chance after 35 minutes, when Duff had a chance from just 8 yards out, but his weak finish was saved easily by Hart – and Kinnear had his head in his hands and Damien should have done better – and he knew it.

And then after 43 minutes the incredible happened as a nice cross ball from Martins found Ameobi with the ball with two City players a round him. But somehow Shola managed to get the ball in the net for his first goal for the club in almost two years.

It was a good opportunist goal from Shola and finished off a very good first-half display from the 26 year-old.

But the second half promises to be a battle with Newcastle still in this game – and there’s time for some heroes in this Newcastle side tonight.



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90 comments so far

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Right now the draw is as good as the win.
    Good luck in the second half boys.

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  • Brazilian Geordie

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Robinho son of a bitch. Shola will score again and again to show him what is the real football.

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #3

    A good game spoilt by the ref and we deserved a goal and maybe even to be ahead. Craig Burley is slaggin Poll off now 😆

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  • neeraj

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #4

    now sorry to ameobi
    but i got the secret why he scored…..
    he scored from knee, thigh or whatever part of his leg …..

    should use that portion of his body more often…..

    just kidding

    gr8 game shola gr8 game

    and as for robinho, after all the transfer business this summer he has sunk to new LOW….

    god this man was tipped to be next pele

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  • ziad

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Lets remain cautious defensively! Man city are a very quick team … dont want to lose this after a good fightback! good work by the lads…

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Ok second half, send a City player off to make it fair and COME ON THE TOON.

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Wonder what JFK was calling Styles…. something like “cant” 😆

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  • Tripp

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Beye’s red card will be thrown out, like John Terry’s a few weeks ago. Wasn’t that against Citeh too?

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Colo is immense today.

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  • neeraj

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #10

    what is with brazilians they are proud they are good with diving….

    jo same as robinho

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  • beyethegreat

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #11

    has any 1 plz got a decent link mine has cut out

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  • Heavy hitters

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Styles is ruining the game !!

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  • Toon Olly

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Yes tripp was just gonna mention that, beye will be playing the mackems there’s no way that red will stand!
    robhino is a diving piece of shit, all i can remember is that corner against england when he fell over after the ball got kciked back to him, can’t remembr who he got sent off for us but if he keeps getting players sent off unfairly hes gonna have more than a few enemies in english football…
    UP THE LADS, COME ON BOYS LETS MAKE IT TWO LIKE!!

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  • IndiaMag

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #14

    My links not working too.. Any links?

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Were playing decent , even with 10 men.

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  • lee

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #16
  • Patrick

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #17
  • IndiaMag

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Thanks a million lee!!!

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  • kelvin

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #19

    that was rivaldo wasn’t it that fell down at the corner? anyway newcasle just scored!!!!

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #20

    ARGHHHQ!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • dubsea

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #21

    wow…we’re winning

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  • neeraj

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #22

    c’mon newcastle

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  • ObaFan2

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #23

    get in u beaut dunne own goal yeeeeeee haaaaaaaaa

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  • Laszlo

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Okay come on get Mr X and Zog on the field, stat!

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  • toonarmy08

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Shearer nxt manager ,you heard it here 1st !!!!!

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  • reillers

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #26

    Good stop from Given.

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Good sub by Joe, not sitting back, i like.

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  • Heavy hitters

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #28

    City are pathetic !!

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Ed – just landed at RDU – is it on any of the local stations ?????

    justin tv is ok, but….. the hotel room has a 50 inch tv – wasted ?

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  • ToonKing

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Carroll ?? now thats daft….why not Xisco, Joe ?

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  • neeraj

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #31

    just thinking about the wow signing thing

    COLO was our wow signing

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Good Sub – can make a name for himself now – come on Andy

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  • Toon Olly

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #33

    ahh yes kelvin good point, robhino wouldn’t quite of been in the national team back then anyway…ahwel, diving brazillions- they’re all the same!
    ‘MON THE LADS!2-1 and to think we tried to buy dunne over the summer! hahaaa

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  • reillers

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #34

    GIVEN!! What a stop.

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #35

    That man is worth every penny – great save

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  • Toon Olly

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #36

    ireland you piece of shit!

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  • reillers

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #37

    FFS. Was a good goal though. TYPICAL defence always switches off.
    Ireland though, would he ever grow some and come and play for his country.

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  • Laszlo

    Oct 20, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #38

    We suffer from not having players who can hold the ball even with 10 men – Martins was one who brought composure to our midfield, now we are fighting tooth and nail (and running ourselves ragged) for that one point.

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  • neeraj

    Oct 20, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #39

    great game

    great game

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  • Jinal

    Oct 20, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #40

    We played with more heart than we did even against Everton. If it wasn’t for the silly ref, we could have nicked a win.Too bad we couldn’t hold on for the lead in the end.
    Lads you did us and the shirt proud!!!

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