HT: Newcastle 1 Tottenham 1 – Magpies Give Up Lead Again


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Although Newcastle got off to a good start this afternoon with a goal by Charles N’Zogbia after just 11 minutes, Spurs were all square after 28 minutes when Luka Modric raced through and slotted past keeper Shay Given, and the score remained at 1-1 at half time.

So once again the Newcastle defense is unable to hold onto a lead at home, and it’s food for thought for Joe Kinnear and the coaches.

The first goal seemed very easy for Newcastle as Given collected a free-kick and booted the ball down-field.

And Charles N’Zogbia was clear through with Essou-Ekotto covering for Spurs, but the Spurs defender misjudged the ball and got under it, and was brushed aside by the 22 year-old Frenchman who spun nicely before firing right-footed past Gomes from just eight yards out.

A nicely taken goal by the youngster.

With all the heroics of the defense and three clean sheets in three of our last four games, it must have gone through Newcastle fans’ minds that this could be the goal that got us all 3 points today, but it was not to be.

While the home side were having most of the play Spurs equalized, and there was a hint of offside with the goal.

On 28 minutes center-half Dawson dispossessed Ameobi on the halfway line, and booted down-field, and the Newcastle players appealed for offside.

However, plat was waved on and Luka Modric raced through on goal and slotted beneath Given for the Spurs’ equalizer, and once again we failed to keep the score clean at home.

The goal initially looked offside, but the TV replays were indecisive, and in that case the advantage is supposed to go to the attacking side, but rarely does.

But this time Spurs got the advantage and the scores were all level.

Just after the goal Ameobi was injured and replaced by Mark Viduka, so it’s a chance for the Aussie to show what he can do for the club.

After the goal (goals change games) Spurs have a renewed confidence and are taking the game to Newcastle.

The game is still anybody’s to win, and while Newcastle have played well and are well organized, we must try to keep a clean sheet in the second half and one of the boys up front can slot in a goal or two.

A win is what we need.

TEAMS

<strong>Newcastle United:</strong> Shay Given, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Butt, Jonas Gutierrez, Charles N’Zogbia, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen (c)
Subs: Steve Harper, Damien Duff, Geremi, Steven Taylor, David Edgar, Mark Viduka, Andy Carroll

<strong>Tottenham:</strong> Gomes, Didier Zokora, David Bentley, Tom Huddlestone, Aaron Lennon, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Luka Modric, Michael Dawson, Verdan Corluka, Ledley King (c), Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Subs: Gareth Bale, Chris Gunter, Fraizer Campbell, Adel Taarabt, Cesar Sanchez, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jamie O’Hara

Referee: Andre Marriner
Attendance: tbc



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108 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #2

    here is justin.tv i know arsenal is on but if you look about the site i a m sure youll find the toon

    http://www.justin.tv/footballlive009

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  • Fans Should Own the Club

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Hello all,

    I’ve found a working link here:

    http://www.justin.tv/iraqgoals8/popout

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  • najikhin

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #5

    what is the access code??? quick

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  • Steve

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Enrique is horrible

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  • najikhin

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #7

    problem solved!

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  • O'Hurley

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Wish I could watch the rest of this, lads. But me hinney is takin’ me to the Titans game today in an hour. The Titans are an American professional “football” team based in Nashville. It’s where I’m from, so my heart goes out to them, but I’ll be wearing my Black and White to the stadium today!

    HOWAY THE LADS!!

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  • Toon Indonesia

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #9

    c’mon guys.. tell me what’s going on..

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  • richie

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #10

    duff perhaps??

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  • Steve

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #11

    toonindonesia: back and forth, both sides giving the ball away, no sustained attacks

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  • Spyro

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Enrique has played well and Bassong is class

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  • Mac

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Watching the link. It is only a matter of time until spurs score again

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  • Spyro

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Owen should have scored

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  • indian toon

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #15

    owens missed a sitter! shit

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  • Toon Indonesia

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #16

    thanks steve.. i really appreciate it.. because now i’m only online from my mobile phone.. i’m away from tv or computers

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  • Spyro

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Thats better lads, we are playing now

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  • Steve

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #18

    this is dangerous from bentley

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  • Steve

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #19

    enrique gives it away too easily

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  • Mac

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s coming

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  • Toon Indonesia

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #21

    owen will score..

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  • indian toon

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #22

    spurs are dominating us .!

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  • indian toon

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #23

    the zog is class

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  • Timmers

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #24

    We’re getting a mentallity of being “scared to lose” rather than wanting to win, which when your at home there is no excuses i’m afraid, the attacking and dominating should be by us not the other way round, I get so annoyed!

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  • Toon Indonesia

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #25

    5 more minutes..
    how is it going?

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  • indian toon

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #26

    ameobi cost us the win!

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  • Steve

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #27

    duff for enrique

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  • indian toon

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #28

    jose out. duffer in. good move but too late

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  • Toon Indonesia

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #29

    we’re not attacking? where’s guthrie, jonas, zoggy?

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  • Steve

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #30

    we’ve got the pressure, need to be careful for the counters

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  • Steve

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #31

    DUFFFFFF!!!!!!

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  • dubsea

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #32

    oh my god…..dufff!!!!

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  • Spyro

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #33

    YESSSSSSSSSS!!!! DUFF!!!!!!!!

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  • Sonix

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #34

    goal….duff is best today……….

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  • dougnufc

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #35

    DUFF!

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  • ToonRich

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Amazing the DUKE 😀

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  • Hadrian

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #37

    class by viduka and duff !

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  • TheGreatOba

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #38

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    2-1 LADS

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  • obamagic

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #39

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  • azim

    Dec 21, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #40

    2-1……..duffff

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