HT: Newcastle 2 WBA 0 – Barton And Oba Score


Joe Kinnear and Newcastle United need a big win tonight, and he brought in 3 players in Enrique, Barton and Gutierrez to the side tonight as he fielded a powerful looking line up against WBA at St. James’ Park tonight.

TEAMS

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

WBA: Scott Carson, Gianni Zuiverloon, Ryan Donk, Jonas Olsson, Paul Robinson, James Morrison, Jonathan Greening, Robert Koran, Borja Valero, Chris Brunt, Roman Bednar
Subs: Dean Kiely, Carl Hoefkens, Marek Cech, Ishmael Miller, Sherjill Macdonald, Luke Moore, Pedro Pele

Referee: Mike Dean
Attendance: tbc

Newcastle as expected started like a steam train and after just 2 minutes Oba Martins made a fabulous run through and only a fine save by Scott Carson saved the day for West Brom.

But then that man Ameobi was brought down in the penalty area, and Joey Barton, back in the team, got exactly what Joe Kinnear had asked for — a repeat of his only previous goal to this – a  penalty at Fulham last December.

And Joey sent Carson the wrong way as he put it to the goalkeeper’s left.

Newcastle were playing fine attacking football but on 36 minutes Shay Given, who was captain for the night, came to their rescue when he deflected a shot over the bar, from a shot that had looked destined for goal.

Then just before half time Newcastle went 2-0 up and it was an Oba Martin headed goal that did it, as a beautiful Habib Beye run and cross, opened up the West Brom defense and Oba headed what looked like an easy goal for him.

Joey Barton has been supreme in the middle of the park, and is keeping his promise to repay the Newcastle club for having stood by him during his recent problems.

What we need to do now is to fully press home our advantage in the second half, as we can do our goal difference a lot of good tonight – but we must keep pressing.


Howay The Lads!!!



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90 comments so far

  • It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC)

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Duff is a farce of a player. Greedy, egotistical and entirely at fault for their first goal!

    Left wing mate, no your other left!

    Get this waster off now before we throw the game completely!!!

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  • Ausgeordie

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Welcome back Ed. I hope the funeral went as well as can be excpected.

    C’mon the lads for getting a good start but I also think this is part of the team changes. Not having Butt and Geremi in the midfield makes us much more dynamic.

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #3

    We need another goal and quick here otherwise morale will be at rock bottom again having thrown away yet another lead at SJP

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  • Toon Toon

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Duff is way too greedy 2day!!

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  • It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC)

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Can someone tell me why JK thought it was a good idea to switch Jonas and Duff? Was it working too well?

    Duff, the most one-footed player in the league, playing right wing…hmmm?

    How about giving Xisco or N’Zogbia a run, JK is a complete muppet!

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Gutted at the sub

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  • It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC)

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Flabbergasted! Geremi on for Duff surely, nope our best player on the night, get him off quickly, we still have 20 min left to loose this game.

    I have a bad feeling about this game.

    3-2 WBA

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh man, Geremi is on for Jonas? I thought coming out and sitting off West Brom was bad enough but now Kinnear has further shown his incompetence.

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  • Tom Mo.

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #9

    wow…..can we please not blow it AGAIN

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #10

    All you guys always do is criticize the manager.

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  • impact

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Poor Given!! His defence suck hard!!!

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Jinal – INTERIM manager. Kinnear is wank and all he knows is long ball.

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #13

    51 times, even I don’t agree with the sub decision. But does that mean he is incompetent?

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  • Toon Toon

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #14

    NOT MARTINS NO!!!

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Martins off for Xisco…surely it should have been Ameobi?

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry to say it but Ameobi is a man in form, and has tried jeffin’ hard tonight

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #17

    lol JK, I can only defend you so much.

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Agreed Steve_48.

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #19

    I think Shola has done ok tonight, just isn’t Xisco more of a target man? I don’t know much about him tbh.

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  • Toon Toon

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #20

    enriques been very poor in my opinion

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Man I am at work, and I get get this stream to work properly. Every few minutes it gets cut 🙁

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #22

    DUFFER had a brilliant run there,class player

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Was Oba disappointed with the sub?

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #24

    We are allowing the pressure to build on us….Geremi should have never come on as since he did they keep getting the ball

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #25

    If we could just get our marking a little tighter, then we would not put ourselves under such pressure, cross field balls from WBA are catching out the LB and RB time and again, and it’s all down to us giving them space to receive.

    Tighten it up lads

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  • Toon Toon

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Jinal.. don’t think he wanted to come off but he didn’t complain and clapped to the crowd

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Cheers Tom Toon

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #28

    another great tackle and run from DUFF and xisco panicks with the ball when were 3 against 3

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #29

    The ball wasn’t a great one from Duff to Xisco, it’s Duffs fault if anyones.

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #30

    BEYE has been great tonight,please buy several of these type of players in January

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Cheers Toon Toon rather lol.

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  • Southern Geordie

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #32

    How long left guys?

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #33

    4 minutes of injury time.

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  • Toon Toon

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Although i said he’s been greedy duff seems the only one who’s willing to fight for this win!

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  • Andreas

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Well, hopefully we’ll keep the lead for 1 more minute. Would be a welcome change.

    Nonetheless, Shola Ameobi is totally useless (even though he scored twice – well, he’s first goal was mis-hitted/sliced fluke).

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Aye well done lads, another nail biter, at least we’re outa the bottom three now

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s over, 3 points, but the second half wasn’t very good, we need to do better than that.

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  • Steve_48

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Andreas you;re talking utter shite mate – he might be a Bambi but Ameobi played and ran his knackers off tonight, watch the same game instead of just slagging off

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  • Jinal

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Game over. 3 points in the bag. I’m happy.

    Never got to see much of the game because my stream kept on buffering, but from what I gather, our second half performance doesn’t leave us with as much confidence for the next game as we would have probably hoped for.

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  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Andreas – He’s done alright, get off his back.

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