Peter Lovenkrands Shows He Has An Eye For Goal


Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands scored another important goal for Newcastle last night, when he accepted a gift from Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, after just 9 minutes play.

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Edwin van der Sar – bad mistake last night

The 29-year-old Dane, who signed on a free transfer in January, opened the scoring at St James’ Park against the European and World Club Champions, after the Dutch goalkeeper amazingly fumbled a weak shot from Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez.

But in the slippery conditions Peter still did well to accept the chance, and he steered the ball nicely into the net to put the Magpies one up, to thunderous roars from a packed St. James’ Park crowd.

And Peter became the first player in 1,311 minutes of Premier League action to score past the 38-year-old Dutch goalkeeper, although he didn’t know that at the time.

The Red Devils did come back to win the game 2-1 with goals from Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov to spoil the former Rangers man’s night, in what was an important game for Newcastle.

But the Magpies slipped even further into the relegation quagmire with this defeat, and have taken just 6 points from the last 10 league games.

Peter told Ekstra Bladet after the game:

“Normally a quality keeper holds that shot,”  “But the ball got away from him and the trick is to be in the right place at the right time.”

“I didn’t know that my goal ended Van der Sar’s streak and record. But it is hard to be happy on personal success when the team didn’t get any points.”

Peter has a contract until the end of the season, but more goals like this one and we will almost certainly get an extended deal in the summer, as the Danish International looks class, and has shown he has an eye for goal, which the Magpies need right now.

As a free signing he’s certainly been worth the money, that’s for sure, and we look forward to Lovenkrands getting an extended contract in the summer.

Newcastle will have won their battle for survival in the Premier League by then – we hope.

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58 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #1

    tbh i wasnt a hard finish but it made me very happy 😉

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  • brownrob

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    His 2 goals certainly cheaper than Owens this season! 😉

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  • Kash

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    He;s had 2 pretty much sitters, and the one chance which needed a bit of work he fluffed!

    I don’t want Lovenkrads playing, why didn’t Carrol or Viduka start?

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #4

    kash. viduka wasnt even on the bench

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Lovenkrantx might not be a worldbeater but is he even fully matchfit yet? He didnt play much at Shalke I belive..

    But he has scored 2 so far and hopefully there are some more to come.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Once Owen gets back in a week or so, we’ll have all our strikers fit won’t we?

    Owen, Martins, Viduka, Carroll, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Smith (if you can include him as a striker).

    I’m still wondering why we have so many strikers, when we’re short on other positions…

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Smith and Lovenkrants could count as midfielders as well

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #8

    I loven – right place right time. A bit Owenesq but at not one X of the price!!!

    Signed on a free from Germany you know. Song still echoes in me head from last night.

    Carroll was all over the shop and was a good ariel presence for us last night. Back tracked too. Well in the SHORT time he was on. All of 10 mins.

    Still gets my goat about Berbatov the time wasting bulgarian B*****D. I mean come on ref. Tying his show lace when he was boarded to come off. Boiled my pee pee big style last night.

    and the ref just looked at his watch….

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon Graeme // Mar 5, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    I loven – right place right time. A bit Owenesq but at not one X of the price!!!

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    exactly….he gambled on the rebound like any good striker should….

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #10

    and the Manure fans were a disgrace…..

    spitting constantly throughout the second….mugs

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  • Pons Aelius

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #11

    If I remember right when we first signed Lovenkrands we had a couple of Gers fans come on saying that Wor Peter is a lucky player who has the knack of being in the right place at the right time so he would be guaranteed to score a few. They’ve been proved right so far!

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Wonder what happend to Ameobi. Chris Hughton sang a lot of praises about him in the chronicle yesterday and one moment later hes not in the team and didnt even come on as a sub? Not that im complaining about that decision…

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  • Kash

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Apparently Carroll battered Shola in training!

    Carrol must be a fighter, because from my days at school, Shola was a proper fighter, used to give hidings out to anyone who deserved it!

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Well the manc gits where similar last year lobbing bottles at us I dont dislike Man U as a team as much as the fans that I really dispise.

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  • Pons Aelius

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Kash – yeah I heard that this morning. Carroll must be a mentalcase!

    So far Zog and now Shola…?

    Anyone noticing a pattern here…?

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  • Kash

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Carrol is giving a hiding to wingers and underperformers!!

    I like the LAD!!!

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Caroll … trainingbustup now again?

    Well at least he has the taste of smacking the right players up. Nsomnia could certainly have some spanking and as long as Ameobi doesnt play, the more I belive that we will stay up

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Newcastle Supporter Survey anyone?

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1579675,00.html

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  • Ben_BKK

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Yeah I’d read about that somewhere as well. Hopefully Carroll can use that aggressive attitude to improve his play, and put himself about a bit against defenders (preferably the oppositions 😛 )

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Carroll did well when he came on last night…..and Lua Lua didnt look fazed either……we are crying out for creativity in midfield lads…..Lua Lua could be the boy

    proud of the way we performed last night….some excellent performances from the vast mojority of our lads namely Bassong, Jose, Jonas and Oba….

    We looked dangerous going forward for large parts of the game….its a while since I have seen us attack with that kind of purpose…

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #21

    looks like big Andy is wearing his heart on his sleeve again…..

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  • Kash

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #22

    I would LOVE IT, LOVE IT, if Carroll and Lua Lua started against Hull!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 5, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Kash, I cant see Lua Lua being used as a start. Maybe in a cup match(s) – but hey we are oot of them aint we. He will get his time and is an excellent future player.

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  • Slam magd

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Hi guyz, thot i cud rate yesterday’s perfomance, Harper-5- did well but not convincing S. Taylor-5- very poor defensively but worked hard Collocini-7- good positional sense but very slow Bassong-7-very solid but responsible for the first goal Enrique-6-greatly improving but the occasional miscued pass R. Taylor-5-big heart but deliveries were below par n plus the costly error Geremi-5-played well but cant hold a candle 2 carrick Smith-5-great engine but faded in the 2nd half Jonas-8-sublime player n our main source of creativity loven-7-full of running n fought to the end Oba-8-what a gem! Best player on the pitch n he outjumped vidic!

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  • Kash

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Graeme – I would love to see Lua Lua playing on our right hand side, and I think we could do with him!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #26

    Guess what?? Go on guess…..

    Viduka is injured. Never?!

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  • Kash

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Read that, proper fanny he is!!!

    That Brazilian lad didn’t sign. I wonder if we’ll get him in the summer?!

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  • ObaFan2

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Lover and Oba linked up well at times and we could have scored more.

    I thought we played well against one of the best teams around and hope we can continue to improve and play well against other teams.

    Smith is still a headless chicken most of the time and is only good at being a spoiler.

    Off topic but Cattermole should be banned from playing football, he is a total disgrace.

    Overall good performance, well done the Toon.

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #29

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/03/05/steven-taylor-no-row-with-ronaldo-72703-23070177/

    we really should sue the sun for their pathetic made up stories. claiming taylor had a row with ronaldo. **** stiring *****

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #30

    im sick and tired of it. ashley do something! NOW!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Obafan2 – agreed re cattermole. He crocked two of ours and his whack on parker last night is his fourth that Im aware of. Looked well painfull too.

    Glad the ref had the balls to send him off.

    I see anichebe also oot for the rest of the season after nolans ‘challenge’.

    Ashley cole arrested and charged £80 for drunk and dissorderly – and wor Cherly is battling to climb a mountain in the name of charity – what an ar%hole he is!

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #32

    we played really well and it makes me angry when the media stir it up. fuming!

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  • ian

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #33

    I agree I think Carroll should be in the starting line up every match but for a different reason.

    We have no continuity of players, we keep having someone coming back from injury and the team has to adjust and settle time after time.

    I would play Carroll for 20 minutes, replacing in alternate matches Martins and Lovenkrands, hopefully that will keep Lovenkrands and Martins fitter and faster, but also mean that everyone is also used to Carroll and his movement, Viduka and Owen for the last 10 minutes to try and win if we arent already.

    If we can do a bit of that throughout the field then it shouldnt matter as much when a player replaces another.

    Also I do not know why the reserves are not used to try and raise first team players fitness levels before they go back in to the first team, is there something written in their contracts about not playing in the reserves?

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #34

    ashley needs to sue the sun.

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  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Ryantoon – we all know they are full of sh*t so divnt worry mate. It does boil ya biscuits as its just another 10% fact – 90% boll*cks story.

    Love the bit about Ronanldo slagging ST way of playing and he turns round and replies “Well your ugly” – when he could have said “your a cheating diving, playacting t*at now f*** off!”

    and in the real world…..

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #36

    ….what’s all this about?:

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_5009552,00.html

    ….I thought we were just waiting on a work permit?

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  • Rodzilla

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #37

    …and Viduka is a fat old b1tch that should be put down.

    Waste of fkn space

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #38

    also rumour on 265 football website is we want brede hangeland for 6m, would be a good signing IF we stay up

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #39

    sorry 365

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  • daniel...

    Mar 5, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #40

    harper made some good saves, steven taylor didnt look too bad against ronaldo colochini and bassong looked good and against a lesser team might have kept a clean sheet, enrique i cant believe you on this blog keep saying we should sell in the summer his pace and strength are not potentialy world class just needs to find a right foot, ryan taylor was good apart from mistake that lead to goal, spiderman=wrld class, gerimi and smith terrible passing and tackling (barton, guthrie or nolan and we might have won) lovenkrands looked a decent player and we need to get him signed, oba martins was terrible again he has no strength but he can take a man on just cannot get his head up and lok for a pass and most of te time wastes potentialy good chances

    cant believe our fans still chant martins name for the slightest trick, a circus clown could probly do better as they probly have more awaress.!!!

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