FT: Hull City 0 Newcastle 0 – Obvious Magpies Penalty Denied


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Newcastle at least got over their defensive hangover from last Sunday and did well to keep a clean sheet against Hull City in a game which at the end could have either way, but Newcastle were denied an obvious penalty just after the break.

Newcastle will argue they should have had a rather obvious penalty after Michael Owen was clattered by goalkeeper Duke, after the goalkeeper hade made a bad error.

Duke had kicked the ball directly up in the air just after half time, and when Owen got to the loose ball first, the Hull City goalkeeper simply brought Owen down – an obvious penalty.

But amazingly referee Chris Foy waved play on, and you have to wonder what the referee was thinking.

In a first half where Newcastle had the better chances Andy Carroll went close after 21 minutes but was denied his first goal for the club by a good save from goalkeeper Duke.

But either side could have won it at the end with Jonas Gutierrez who started the game on the bench but was brought on in the first half for the injured N’Zogbia. Jonas had a good game down the left hand side in the second half and could have won it for the Magpies near the end.

Then on 71 minutes Geovanni had a free kick on the edge of the area and the Brazilian and brought a good save from Shay Given, who had another good game in goal for Newcastle.

Only moments later Hull City went close again when Turner’s header from a corner hit the inside of the post and appeared to cross the line before Given claimed it, but the referee ruled otherwise.

Then Newcastle went close when Gutierrez cut inside Doyle and fired towards goal, but McShane deflected the shot into the side netting. McShane is on Sunderland’s books of course, and it looks like he will be recalled to Sunderland for the rest of the season.

All in all this was a decent performance from Newcastle, following last weekend’s disaster, and the defense must be happy with another clean sheet – Bassong must be back in the team.   😀

The two teams will have to fight it out again at St. James’ Park, although we’re not sure of the replay date yet.  Both teams still get to be in the pot for the 4th round draw tomorrow, and most Newcastle fans will be satisfied with that.

But Joe Kinnear will no doubt question again why these referees make such a hash of things at times

TEAMS

Hull City: Matt Duke, Nathan Doyle, Michael Turner, Craig Fagan, Geovanni, Paul McShane, George Boateng (c), Sam Ricketts, Dean Marney, Daniel Cousin, Stelios

Subs: Ian Ashbee, Ryan France, Peter Halmosi, Marlon King, Kamil Zayatte, Tony Warner, Nicky Featherstone

Newcastle United: Shay Given, Steven Taylor, Jose Enrique, Sebastien Bassong, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Guthrie, Charles N’Zogbia, Nicky Butt, Damien Duff, Michael Owen (c), Andy Carroll

Subs: Steve Harper, Geremi, David Edgar, Xisco, Kazenga LuaLua, Tamas Kadar, Jonas Gutierrez

Referee: Chris Foy

Attendance: tbc



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173 comments so far

  • ELFER

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Poor ref displays continue in the new year 🙁 Maybe they make JFK pay for his open mind…

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  • Dean

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Not a bad performance, we’ve survived going to their ground and now we have the home advantage when Hull come to St James we can bring the game to them, gotta think positive.

    Hopefully N’Zogbia isn’t injured or we’ll have even more worries. Bassong again is looking impressive and Jonas as usual is probably one of our best signings. Carroll did ok but he’ll definately needs to improve on his finishing if he wants to become premiership quality.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #3

    No suprise that the Sun claims Given saved us and is the hero of the day. Even match in my opinion and we could have won it.

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  • Matt

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Nice to see Carroll getting a proper crack even if it is for the wrong reasons. Is the replay next week or will we actually be able to get some of our players back before it?

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #5

    we always get penaltys given against us but we hardly ever get them

    wigan last league for example

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  • Brazilian Geordie

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #6

    The team played well, even though I think the whole defensive area was not too safe.

    Taylor, Bassong and Colo were superb today.

    But I honestly think the game made clear that, if we have Joey Barton + (Class box-to-box to do Butt’s role) playing togheter in the defensive mid, we can even have a team to go through and through in the FA Cup or EPL.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #7

    O yeh i thought Owen was very average. Lacking pace, a poor touch and his inability to hold up the ball is shokin.

    He usually makes it up wiht his clinical finishing tho, but not today. 🙁

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  • Spyro

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #8

    This match was not even at all. We should have won it hands down.

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #9

    butt,duff and enrique were so poor today

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Aye, the ref sucked rather large dogs.

    In my book, you earn respect, not have it foist upon you from on-high. Jerks.

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  • Kieranhatten

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Thank god its a draw! we played against a hull side with key players missing… we should of won really… i would prefer JFK to put out a young side and show out worth that way…. plus it gives the 1st XI a rest and maybe players like lua lua will b pushing for a first team place

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  • geordie bulldog

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12

    its funny how far we have fallen cant even beat a team resting its best players
    what hope have we when the transfer targets we have are all as bad if not worse then we have got
    cant wait for this season to end
    kinnear is not the man for newcastle

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  • Spyro

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    I used to think all we needed desperately was a versatile defender, and DM. However, now it is clear that we need another striker. A good one with pace and ability to hold up the ball.

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  • Spyro

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Ryan

    Quit your Enrique bashing. He was good today, especially in the second half.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Spyro…i think we miss Martins so much when he is out. He is such a handfull for defenses and can win high balls and has alot of pace.

    I would like a striker like Trejo or Olic, who although may not be a 1 in 2 goal to game striker but is intelligent, with pace and can create, instead of waiting for the midfield to do it.

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #16

    enrique is not good enough full stop

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  • DanToon

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #17

    v West Ham…

    …………..Given/Harper

    Taylor Collccini Bassong Enrique

    ……..Geremi..Guthrie..Jonas

    ………………..N’Zogbia

    …….Owen…Martins/Ameobi

    Subs > Harper/Given/Krul, Duff, Xisco, Martins/Ameobi, Carroll, Edgar, LuaLua.

    I think that is spot on for what we have!!

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  • Stuart

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #18

    What game did you guys watch? We were pi** poor once again!!!

    Hull had their reserve team out and we were only missing two 1st teamers!

    Kinnea OUT!

    On another note, Bobby Moncur has revealed that during a chat with Mike Ashley last season Ashley said that if Newcastle had a good year(this year) we would lose £30m!

    That could explain where the £20m per year he supposedly gives us goes.

    However, under Shepherd and as a plc we made a profit every year. We know that cos they had to publish the figures as per stock market rules.

    What has happened in the last 18 months since Ashley has arrived that’s caused us to start losing £30m per year?

    TV revenue has gone up, Ashley himself said he has reduced the wage bill.

    What’s happening at our club?

    More lies from Ashley!!!!

    Speak out or get out!!!!!

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #19

    enrique is ok ish going forward but defensively he is awful

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #20

    There was nowt wrong with Enrique or Duff today-what game did you see?

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  • Ashton

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Carrol played well he tried and worked his socks off unlike owen ! who was so ineffective and slow

    Butt was shit as usual so was Duff
    Guthrie was amazing MOTM for me

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  • JonnyNUFC

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Ryan dunno what your on about Lad.

    Enrique/duff had decent games today.

    We should have hammered them though. This is the same side Sunderland thrashed 4-1 ffs.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Yea, lets ‘sack’ the owner-How do you do that then?
    Yea, lets sack another manager, maybe we can go for the record this year.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • Toontastic

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #24

    The defence was brill expecially Bassong, Jonas was are best player, Carroll was pathetic as usual, Butt was once again awful and Owen was poor too.

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  • Spyro

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #25

    CLINT

    He always knocks Enrique regardless of how he plays. Ryan stop being silly man.

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  • shay gutioba

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #26

    the hole defence played well i think, and as some1 pointed out before if given was more vocal i think it would be even better, butt really is past it. does anyone else think that bassong is better then micah richards? the strikers were poor, maybe we should make a loan bid for adriano see how that works out. at his best he is quality and he would be a great replacement for viduka. also if we could get inler in that would be great. i mean just imagine this team
    given
    beye collocini bassong enrique
    guttierez barton inler n’zogbia
    martins adriano

    that team is immense, pace, work rate, flair and a lot more, ok i know this isnt going to happen this is just a dream of mine, so lets not start the “thats so unrealistic and that cr@p

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  • JonnyNUFC

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #27

    They hit the post twice and we were lucky as hell not to concede a goal on that corner.

    Not sure the defence was brilliant…..it was much better tho.

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  • geordie jock

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Enrique’s passing today as it is every game is shocking. At times he looks ok defending, he does the hard work but then just gives the ball away. Butt was poor, Carrol started well then just got lost and he cannot hold the ball up. Owen hardly recieved a decent pass. Duff looked better today for a change. Bassong. Taylor, Jonas & Guthrie were all excellent. Overall we did ok but we definitly need some more pace in the side and someone with a bit of class in midfield.

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  • geordie bulldog

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #29

    guthrie was amazing my god ffs
    thought the game ended nil nil how can a player be amazing in a bore draw

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Stuart- shutup, Hull had a very strong team out and they only had 1 1st teamer out!

    we had Nzogbia taken off, Beye,Barton, Martins, Ameobi, all missing and only a half-fit Enrique and Butt plus the ref didn’t give us a blaitent penalty!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Isnt it wierd how the players everyone is congratulating are Wise/Ashley buys (jonas, bassong, guthrie) and slating the overpaid players which Ashley vowed to get rid of.

    If he actually gives money then we seem to have the right scouting team to get quality players in. Thats a big IF though.

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  • JonnyNUFC

    Jan 3, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Drop/sell Zog, his end product is useless.

    Put duff on the right and give gutierrez his natural position on the left. He’s always being forced onto the right wing because zog plays left. Its useless

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  • Daniel

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #33

    We played reasonable, however that wasn’t a clear penalty. Am I the only one who noticed the keeper hit the ball? However the decision that it wasn’t a foul on the touchline of Jonas was baffling. A couple of other moments I thought the ref got it wrong too – not as bad as you make out.

    We were decent, fairly average but an improvement from Liverpool. Enrique didn’t play badly, and Duff had a great spell for 20-30 mins.

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #34

    if we ever wanna do well, mark my words, enrique wont be in the team!

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  • Spyro

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #35

    I say we try Lua Lua on the right and Guti on the left. I would rather Guti was rested today as it makes such a difference to his performance. Hopefully he didn’t tire himself out too much and will be ready for Hammers game.

    N’Zogbia needs to go now as he is clearly engineering a move away. He cant honestly think Arsenal will come for him can he? I know many Arsenal fans and none of them want or rate him. I doubt Wenger does either.

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  • JonnyNUFC

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Its not an if robby bobson

    Ashley doesnt invest in our side, thats what everyones having a go at him about. 3 mill net spend over 3 windows & we’re already hearing we have to sell to buy.

    We need a bigger squad, we lead the injury table every season. Last thing we can afford is an owner who wants to sell players & balance his books

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  • Stuart

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Yurkish Mag = Hull made 7 changes to their regular premier league team.

    Ameobi wouldn’t get in our 1st choice team FFS!

    Like I said we had 2 players missing!

    Face the truth, we can only get away with playing badly for so long!

    Were going nowhere! We need to change it all otherwise we’ll be knackered for a long, long time!

    Wake up and give ya head a shake!

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  • Ryan Peacock

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #38

    my marks out of ten

    given 7
    taylor 6
    bassong 8
    coloccini 6
    enrique 5
    duff 6
    guthrie 6
    butt 4
    nzogbia 4
    owen 5
    carrol 6

    subs
    jonas 7

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Suart

    However, under Shepherd and as a plc we made a profit every year. We know that cos they had to publish the figures as per stock market rules.

    —-

    You don’t have a clue what you’re talking about by the sounds of it.

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  • Ross

    Jan 3, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #40

    thought enrique was canny today like, although he had a better second half than he did first. put one or two decent balls into the box, one in particular he really whipped in but no one was on the end of it sadly. Thought Duff was pretty good aswell, looked decent coming forward and more like the duff of old, quicker feet and such, encouraging from him.

    I’d like to see the penalty again because it definitly looked like Owen had a case. the GK dropped it and owen had no reason to go down, he seemed pretty adiment that he’d been fouled.

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