Newcastle 3 Middlesbrough 1 – YES!!!!!


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After going down to a shock early goal after just 3 minutes, this Newcastle side, full of fight and fury, finally showed what they were made of with a magnificent victory tonight at St. James’ Park.
  

This win puts us 4th borttom with just 2 games to play, and we have a better goal difference than the 3 teams beneath us.  A win against Fulham on Saturday, when the lads should have renewed confidence and vigor could see us saved, if only because of our superior goal difference.

But Newcastle got off to the worst possible start and were one goal down after just 3 minutes, when Habib Beye unluckily put into his own goal, after Steve Harper had saved at the feet of Marvin Emnes, and Newcastle were already a goal down.

And it was Steven Taylor, who we said before the game might get a goal for the lads, scored the vital equalizer after just 9 minutes with a bullet header from a corner – another wonder goal from the Geordie native. It’s so good to have this boy back.

Michael Owen then saw a header just tipped over the crossbar before Emnes was guilty of a huge miss when he really should have scored Boro’s second. It was a huge let-off for Newcastle  when the Dutchman had an open goal after getting his own rebound, and he amazingly shot wide of the target from 10 yards out, with only Harper to beat – hey the Gods are back on our side. 😀

But Newcastle have to be thankful to the two substitutes – Oba Martins and Peter Lovenkrands who both came on in  the second half and both scored. We’ve said before players don’t hacve to start games to make a difference,  and these two boys are Newcastle heroes tonight.

On 70 minutes Michael Owen made way for Oba Martins, and would you believe it with almost his very first kick of the match, Oba scored.

Kevin Nolan turned the ball into the Nigerian International’s path 12 yards from goal, and Oba stepped inside Andrew Taylor, and hit a right foot shot beyond goalkeeper Brad Jones, and Newcastle took the lead.

And the scoring was complete four minutes from time when Peter Lovenkrands, himself a second-half substitute, scored another vital goal for Newcastle, his 3rd this year, and this should give him the contract he yearns for on Tyneside. This lad scores when it counts as he did against WBA, Manchester United and now Middlesbrough.

It was Kevin Nolan again who put a low ball into the area, and Peter met it beautifully to hit a right-foot shot past Brad Jones from six yards out. Peter was then completely  mobbed by his ecstatic team-mates, as the Geordie crowd went wild. That was the vital 3 points right there.

So the lads produced when it really mattered and the scenes on TV before the game of a sea of black and white flags was a very moving sight to behold, for us Geordies away from the homeland.

We need to take care of Fulham on Saturday, somehow, at 3:00 pm, and we ‘re sure 52,300 Newcastle fans will be there once again, roaring the lads on. If we can win that game we mayu well be mathemtically safe and we can really celebrate.

We were very worried about this game tonight, but we have to hand it to the lads – they were magnificent, and this was a huge huge win for the Newcastle club, that just may help save our season.
 

Howay The Lads!!


60 comments so far

  • DENIro

    May 11, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Owen out, two goals in…

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  • DENIro

    May 11, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #2

    and……YES!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Rorycn

    May 11, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #3

    That is the best match i have ever seen! Meant so much, Was in a pub in edinburgh as i stay there for uni. Was suprisingly a few boro fans in, no toon! Was amazing, every time we went on the attack and especially scored i was going proper mental. People where shouting for boro because of my noise. I’m pretty sure that what winning a cup feels like. Maybe we’ll soon find out….
    Hopefully this is the catalyst for at least three more points and safety…..

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  • George Athens

    May 11, 2009 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Thanks God!!!!!!!
    thanks our boys…
    at least the cruisal moment they give a breaveheart soul…
    Come on Newcastle…
    bye-bye Boro

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  • 51times

    May 11, 2009 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m shattered, that game really took it out of me haha

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  • DENIro

    May 11, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Good game, good team and Shearer made excellent subs….Finally…

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  • OHurley

    May 11, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #7

    God I hope we stay up!!! MASSIVELY IMMENSE boost of confidence here tonight!! Can’t freakin’ WAIT to see the team that Shearer can build next season!!! Time for Cashley to pull out the ole’ wallet 🙂

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  • Irish-Toon

    May 11, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Ok, Shearer had a bit of luck tonight with the substitutions. You win some you lose some. The first goal could very easily have been disallowed for Nolan’s block but that was evened up by Aggers block on Beye to allow Kuyt to score last week. It’s all about swings and roundabouts. Shearer has made sme subs that haven’t worked out and tonight they did, but that’s football. That’s what keeps us coming back week after week, even watching the sh*t served up this year. Night’s like tonight always make you come back for more

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  • IrishMan

    May 11, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Brilliant. Big confidence boost.

    I hope that Bolton find something to play for against Hull.

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  • Irish-Toon

    May 11, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #10

    The place should be buzzing for the Fulham game

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  • Obafan

    May 11, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #11

    First ‘big’ step into the direction of keeping NUFC in the EPL. What a massive game it was tonight. I think we fully deserved the 3 points.

    If we beat Fulham on Saturday and Bolton beats Hull we are safe. Come on guys, finish the work you started tonight.

    Oh and what a momentum for Oba. I am also very glad Lovenkrands got his first and Harps made a few good safes.

    Howay the lads.

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  • pap133

    May 11, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #12

    I can understand your joy as Newcastle fans,and why not you guys haven’t had much to cheer about lately.But to celebrate from avoiding relagation is a celebration a club your size could do without.If you escape relegation(which I believe you will) Newcastle fans should be asking why you got to this point,not celebrating and give your hierarchy something to smile about.What a shambles a club as big as Newcastle finds itself in.I hope the fans show their disgust at what has happens rather than celebrating something you had no right to be in.

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  • 51times

    May 11, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Fulham’s form does worry me a bit, as it’s possible Bolton won’t be bothered about the Hull game. After tonight we have to have faith though!

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  • LATINAMERICATOON

    May 11, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #14

    SHEARER SHEARER!!! how long has it been since we heard that being sung! get it!!
    here are my player ratings
    HARPER 7 Godd saves, average delivery
    BEYE 8 tireless and a great threat, unlucky on own goal
    TAYLOR 8 played well and WHAT A GOAL!!
    BASSONG 8 class
    Duff 9 ran everywhere he sure has his fitness back
    GUTHRIE 8 at last good corners and good passing what a difference he makes to our midfield
    NOLAN 8 best game for the toon! good through balls
    BUTT 6 nothing special a few vital interceptions still dodgy in possesion
    GUTIERREZ 7 ran his socks of but looked tired. good balls forward
    VIDUKA 10 CLASS ran the show from the front touch as soft as a baby, also went for all the “lost causes ” in the air resulting in martins goal MY MAN OF THE MATCH
    OWEN 5 what did he do???
    MARTINS 8 no Blast at last and he scored his pass killed boro. he helped set up the 3rd goal
    LOVEN 8 got to love this guy he is soo underrated but keeps scoring and is real fast, good support on the wing as 3rd striker at times.
    CARROL too little time on the field

    thats how i saw it

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  • 51times

    May 11, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Obafan – Lovenkrands has scored 3 for us.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #16

    …well I’ve just had my tea. That’s the sweetest kebab I’ve ever tasted in my life. Bringing on the chilli sauce for the final third was a masterstroke.

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  • punk skunk...

    May 11, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Thanx for the perfect birthday gift!..

    …Viduka: MoM!..

    …HO’WAY!..

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #18

    …what a header from the young Steven though, kinell that boy can hit a baall. Header would do Big Al himself proud.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #19

    …happy birthday punk skunk!

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  • punk skunk...

    May 11, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #20

    …Aye, great header from Taylor…Did a great job too!..
    …Nice goal by Lovenkrands also, was it Nolan with the assist?..

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  • Cooper

    May 11, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #21

    YEEEEEEEEEEES GET IN.

    The leazes corner was bouncing

    Newcastle always do it the hard way, but theres still plenty work to do.

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  • punk skunk...

    May 11, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Rod,
    ta mate, it defo turned out to be!..

    …Wooooo!..

    …Fank thuck!..

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  • batty

    May 11, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #23

    its the most exciteing end to the season we had in years

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  • Obafan

    May 11, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #24

    51 Times – Indeed I’ve made a mistake. Emotions of tonight’s game I think 😉 .

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  • bowburnmag

    May 11, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Without jumping the gun, I hope those people who criticised Steve Taylor give the kid a metaphorical pat on the back for some stirling work in recent weeks. And also Shearer’s tactical nous has been questioned.
    Did alright tonight though eh?
    I’m a happy bloke and my dad is even happier. He pretends he doesn’t care anymore but I drag him along and he always ends up with tears in his eyes. The geet big soft shee ite.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #26

    3 points on Satdi bats. Komfort il be rubbing eez grubby little paws ( 😉 )

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  • bowburnmag

    May 11, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Happy Birthday punk – could you have asked for a better present?

    Reet I’m off to dream of survival this season and Europe next…..

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #28

    neet bowburnmag…

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  • 51times

    May 11, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Happy Birthday, punk.

    I’m off to my bed…knackered. Night all.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #30

    sithee……

    …am off noo too.

    COME ARN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Girth

    May 11, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #31

    said this a few times now but….
    viduka = biggest miss this season
    he was immense, plus, any one notice gutherie’s corners?? they were fantastic!!!!

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  • Fostino

    May 11, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #32

    i said it a few weeks ago that viduka would be our saiour……………class act, he makes the difference, his hold up play and link up play is phonomenal, we shud give him a 1 yr contract instead of the likes of (championship standard) ameobi….too early for dat kind of talk tho.

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  • Ross

    May 11, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Still absolutly buzzing after that like. Couldnt make it to SJP but to say i was dancing round my living room would be an understatement and i couldnt care less who saw me! The subs were excellent, they were pacier than us but that soon changed when Oba and McLoven came on. Gotta say the header from Taylor was brilliant, Martins scoring with his first touch had me in raptures and i was incredibly relieved when Loven finished it off. An invaluable 3 points. Should hopefully be full of confidence for the visit of Fulham however they’re on good form, another 3 points and i’d be in tears i reckon, haha.
    Gotta say Guthrie, Viduka, Duff, Nolan, Martins, Taylor were excellent tonight. As were all of the lads to be honest, we showed the guts and determination we’ve all been begging to see for a long time. Loved seeing Martins immediatly run to Wor Al after he got the goal, and he seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself on the touchline also. I’ve always said keep the faith and we have done, we’ve just gotta hope it pays off. We’re not yet safe but tonight was a big, big step in doing so.

    Out of interest Rorycn, what pub were you at in Edin?

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  • punk skunk...

    May 11, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Cheers Bowburn,

    …We are The GEORDIES…

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  • Irish-Toon

    May 11, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Bowburn, ok so he scored a goal and I know he bleeds black and white, but you’ve got to admit he’s been at fault for a few this season, and so have most of the defence.I’ll be happy if we retain premiership status. We can always have another go next year

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  • Tom4Nufc

    May 11, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #36

    I cant sleep, am ecstatic! There is only one Newcastle isnt there? Bloody hell, BLOODY HELL… This has been the most nervy day of my whole life, words cant describe the way I feel right now. One Man, One God, One Shearer.

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  • punk skunk...

    May 11, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Ta 51,

    …Toon Toon!..

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  • harry861

    May 11, 2009 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Has I said before great news that Smith was injured, not in the same class as Guthrie.
    Man of the match for me was Vaduka & not far behind him Duff.
    Owen will not be missed if he leaves at the end of season & Jonas, flatters to deceive no end product, Lovenkrands was far better replacement & Martin made impact straight away. Apart from Owen & Jonas the lads did us proud.

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  • Rodzilla

    May 11, 2009 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Tom4Nufc ……”There is only one Newcastle isnt there?”

    There’s a Newcastle Under Lyme in Staffordshire UK, one in Oklahoma, and another one in NSW Australia – but don’t let that spoil yer celebrations mate 🙂

    …reet, bedtime

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  • Rorycn

    May 11, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Ross was in shakespeares on lothian road. John smiths £1.75, Fosters £1.85. Shows all footy, sky and satanta. You wern’t the quiet lad in all black by any chance??

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