HT: Sunderland 1 Newcastle 1 – Magpies Fight Back


It’s been a very even game at the Stadium of Light this afternoon and half the score of 1- 1 probably reflects how the game has gone so far.

But it was Newcastle who conceded the first goal, yet again, when Malbranque cut in from the right and is afforded too much space to shoo  The Frenchman completely missed his shot but finds the unmarked Djibril Cisse, who puts the ball home from just eight yards out. We then saw a beautiful back somersault from Cisse after he scored.

But like this Newcastle side under Joe Kinnear, the lads came back into the game and yes, that man Shola Ameobi scored again to get a second goal in as many games to level the scores, and this time it was a header.

There was mass celebration among the Newcastle faithful as the local lad headed home from Geremi’s perfect free-kick at the far post. Certainly Geremi makes lots of goals when he’s in this Newcastle side, and here’s another one today.

This is what Shola wanted today – a goal and he has delivered again for his side – as his transfer price will continue to rise with important goals like these – of course that’s if we still want him to leave.

On 43 minutes Duff cut in and had a real chance but he shot rather weakly, from a narrow angle, straight at goalkeeper Fulop. It was a chance Damien should have done a lot better with, but it seems that Newcastle are ready to win this game.

It was a bit depressing when we were one goal down, but the lads have again come back into the game, and while we’ll have to watch Sunderland, who are usually at their best in the second half of games this season,  the game is there to be won by either side. Let’s hope it’s not the red and whites because that would be too much to take right now.

A little bit of luck and we can take all 3 points, and the lads have done well in the first half to end up all square, in the red hot atmosphere that is the Stadium of Light today.

A defeat is something we don’t want to even think about, which is why we won’t even mention it.    😀

A win and we’ll be dancing in the streets.

Howay the Lads!!!!

TEAMS

Sunderland: Martin Fulop, George McCartney, Dean Whitehead, Steed Malbranque, Djibril Cisse, Kieran Richardson, El-Hadji Diouf, Danny Collins, Dwight Yorke, Pascal Chimbonda, Anton Ferdinand
Subs: Phil Bardsley, Teemu Tainio, Michael Chopra, Kenwyne Jones, Grant Leadbitter, Andy Reid, Nick Colgan

Newcastle United: Shay Given, Habib Beye, Sebastien Bassong, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Butt, Damien Duff, Geremi, Shola Ameobi, Oba Martins
Subs: Steve Harper, Jonas Gutierrez, Jose Enrique, Charles N’Zogbia, Claudio Cacapa, Joey Barton, Xisco

Referee: Mike Riley
Attendance: tbc



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121 comments so far

  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #1

    amoebi is having a decent game .
    martins is not finding use of himself yet
    butt is doing decent
    colo is very inconsistent
    and
    guthrie is having a stinker so far. had more expectations from that kid

    bring on jonas , joey, xisco

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #2

    haha cisses kids at halftime

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  • Jinal

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Most of the team is having a 6.5/10 game with the exception of

    Colo 7.5/10
    Ameobi 7/10
    Bassong 5.5/10
    Geremi 5.5/10

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  • DanToon

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Ameobi doin very well, Coloccini looks quality (dunno what you on about toonaholic), get Barton on throw him in a the deep end, Jonas on for Geremi.

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5

    son of a bi****
    taylor

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  • Jinal

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Taylor 5/10

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #7

    these mackems are plastic shagg***

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  • Jinal

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    I predict Taylor to score a goal in the 2nd half. He usually does that when he’s having a poor game.

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #9

    jinal he does it the game after he has had a stinker

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #10

    ouch , no sex for martins tonight

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  • najikhin from malaysia

    Oct 25, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #11

    ouch!!

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  • Toonlad

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Always watch the low ball…

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  • Patrick

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Does anyone have a better link to watch the game? Thanks for your help.

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #14

    BASTAD AMOEBI

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  • Toonlad

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Patrick
    sop://broker1.sopcast.com:3912/6003
    is running fine if any use

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  • Ganiyu

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Martin is doing the work of shola

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #17

    thats why i said colo is incosistent. thank you given !

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  • Patrick

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Thanks Toonlad!

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  • Toonlad

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Mind I’m watching in Oz! It may be rubbish at your end, Patrick. Haha

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  • Patrick

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s okay for me in HK. Thanks for you help anyway.

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Poor game now.
    We need a goal big time

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  • alvin_toon

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #22

    i see jonas in

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  • Toonlad

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #23

    That’s a change – an orange bag, instead of a white one, went past the camera.

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  • gilly

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Thanks Nicky

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #25

    fgs

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  • Toon1978

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #26

    WELL DONE NICKY BUTT WANKA

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  • Soccergoalx

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Richardson scored for Sunderland…..

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  • Terry

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Should have taken him off earlier for Barton, who cares if he was getting abuse?

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #29

    when the hell are we gonna get barton and znoggy ! I CANT TAKE A LOSS WITH THE CU***

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  • Mike

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #30

    I know Butt kinda had to make that tackle, sucks that it led to a goal…but I just don’t like this guy…I keep trying to figure out why he gets all the praise and is almost a given to be included in our starting 11. The guy is old, slow, and I get he works hard out there but in my opinion I’ve hardly ever seen him create any sort of attack through the middle. Everytime he seems to get the ball in an attacking position he just seems to air in a cross that is nowhere near anyone.

    To me Butt’s hard work ethic makes him a valuable player for any team, but he should maybe be a guy you bring off the bench for last 20 to help defend a win.

    Again just my opinion.

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  • 51times

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Geremi lost the ball in the first place, that useless mug.

    But the real culprit behind all of this is Mike Ashley…if he had put money into the squad we’d have been in a better position to field a stronger team. I can only hope one day we have a few good Geordie men in balaclavas to pay Ashley a visit in the night.

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #32

    enrique ? why not xisco ?

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #33

    SCORE BARTON SCORE

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #34

    I feel bloody sick here

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  • Ashton

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Butt is shit and we are sick of it !

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  • Jinal

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #36

    We’re done.

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #37

    u cant do that in a derby amoebi

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #38

    🙁 jonas

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  • Toon1978

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #39

    WE ARE GOING DOWN

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  • toonoholic

    Oct 25, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #40

    no we are not

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