Newcastle 3 Plymouth 1 – Job Done!


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The lads got the win we needed but it wasn’t as easy as we would have hoped.

As expected Newcastle came out of the blocks fast and got the best start the fans could have wished for, when Steven Taylor scored after just 6 minutes from a set piece.

Geremi, probably in for his set players, put a beautiful corner to the far post where local lad Steven Taylor, completely  unmarked , directed a header into the bottom corner of the net.

Great start for the home side.

But worryingly after the first 250 minutes Newcastle again took their foot off the accelerator, and Plymouth came right back into the game.

Danny Simpson seemed to injure his ankle early in the game and he was eventually replaced by Ryan Taylor, so we’ll have to hope it’s not too bad an injury.

At half time Newcastle were ahead 1-0 but Argyle had come back into this game.

On 50 minutes a not unexpected equalizer arrived for the bottom placed team, when Karl Duguid stabbed home from close range after Sheridan had clipped a delicate cross into the six-yard area.

And it was Harper who saved Newcastle as Plymouth surged forward after their goal, and on 53 minutes Sawyer hit a terrific shot to Harper’s top corner from 20 yards, that Harper brilliantly pushed over for a corner.

Another vital save by the Newcastle goalkeeper.

Newcastle made two changes near the hour mark with Danny Guthrie and Nile Ranger coming on for Barton and Lovenkrands.

And it was just a couple of minutes later that Ranger back-heeled to Geremi who lobbed the ball to the back post, where Carroll flicked it onto Guthrie.

Danny put in a nice cross over to Kevin Nolan who bundled the ball over the line, for a vital goal that put Newcastle ahead again.

And on 84 minutes 20 year-old Andy Carroll made the points secure with another goal for Newcastle.

Andy burst in on goal before hitting a low volley into the bottom corner from 14 yards – a fantastic finish for the local lad and another one for baby Carroll!

So the lads got the win we needed and we go second top of the league, but questions were asked by Plymouth early in the second half, but some good use of substitutes agai by coach Hughton, saw the lads meet the challenge and get the win.

Well done lads and we are now 3 points clear of 3rd placed Middlesbrough who were hammered at home by top of the table WBA 5-0 – a shock result indeed.

And Cardiff were beaten 2-0 at home by QPR.

Finally a terrific crowd of just less than 43,000 were there today – fantastic support for the lads! 😀



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56 comments so far

  • Thump

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #1

    …now we need to see Hughton play 4-4-2 with Barton and McLoven on the bench.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Ich komment

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  • MarkO

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #3

    goood result just need to add more players now Reo Coker anyone?

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  • Thump

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Isn’t he a CDM, MarkO?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Ranger didnt score Ed.

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  • Fostino

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #6

    for perterborough

    krul

    r.taylor khizan.. colo tozer

    geremi butt barton lua lua

    ranger lovendkrands

    subs
    carroll for lovendkrands
    donaldson for lua lua
    vuckic for ranger

    im presuming simpson injured

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  • alkinou

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Ranger didn’t score, it was Carroll.

    We won so I’m happy with that but the perfomance scares me, we will really struggle against better teams.

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  • boater

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Ranger scored? Papa Carroll no?

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  • Nick D

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh dear Ed, I suspect a trip to specsavers required.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #10

    alkinou

    Better teams like Cardiff, Leicter, crystal palace etc?

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  • boater

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #11

    fostino.. resting guthrie, smith, taylor, carroll all a bit cocksure I would have thought.

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  • boater

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Credit to CH for dropping Butt today.

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  • Fostino

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    boater

    its the league cup and the squad is thin, just look at our last cup game, jonas and ameobi out!!

    im guessing perterborough are going to rest some players too

    wat team would you play

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #14

    ED are you on the broon early

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #15

    boater @ 12 I agree mate and although i dont think Joey should have started, again he showed a bit of balls to sub him

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  • Tino 11

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Where does it say Ranger scored?

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #17

    ————————Krul————————
    S.Taylor——Khiz———Kadar———Jose
    R.Taylor——Butt——-Guthrie—–Lua Lua
    ————–Ranger–Lovenkrands————-

    Subs: Vuckic – Smith – Carroll – Colo – Harper

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  • Alex

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #18

    there is no way we should put afull side out against Peterbourgh . Their is just to much at stake to risk more injuries , all we should be concentrating on is promotion . The cups this season should be to blood the youngsters like Vukic , Tozer , donaldson & LuaLua

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  • TheToonKing

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Real happy about the win….but we gotta start playing better footy…by the sound of it we just won cause Plymouth are so sh1te.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #20

    But worryingly after the first 250 minutes Newcastle again took their foot off the accelerator, and Plymouth came right back into the game.

    ED you must be on the broon lol 😉

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  • boater

    Sep 19, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #21

    Fostino.. I take your point. Carroll should play for match fitness with lovenkrands dropped back to play on the wing. Guthrie also in having missed 2 starts of late. Other than that I stand corrected.

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  • ganiyu

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #22

    ply mouth crushed and eaten by the magpies fror lunch this evening.any youtube videos

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  • DJM TOON

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #23

    line up..

    harps

    R taylor-Khizanishvili- colo- enrique

    Geremi-barton-Vuckic-lualua

    ranger- lovekrands

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  • boater

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #24

    I agree that we have sailed close to the wind with recent wins – i.e. creating so little and relying on mercifully grabbing a single decent chance in 90mins. This spells trouble – it’s a law of averages that we will drop points doing things this way.

    HOWEVER… it’s early days but I’m guessing there will be a breakaway group forming at the top before too long… Baggies (hopefully) us and maybe 1 from smogs, sheffield u and Cardiff… perhaps a surge from one other watford. Other teams will start to drop more points towards the top n’all. Carroll 2 in 2 bodes very well. At least 1 from Loven and Ranger surely going to start on the goal trail… Ameobi back – puir b*stard.. gott feel for the lad, and a more attacking formation – 442/433 at home should see us becoming more dominant…. a lot of guesswork there like.

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  • ganiyu

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #25

    butt should be in the toilet

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Glad with the points…hope CH just plays kids in the cup…we need the senior squad as fit as fiddles and any knocks could seriously ruin our promotion prospects….Great result please revert to 4-4-2 and attack teams Chris….

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #27

    GrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeNNNNNNNN
    ArrrrrrrrrrrrrrMeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyy

    Haha

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  • magpie6699

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Not a great display, but 3 points and 3 goals so can’t complain. Very disappointing performance by Barton who lost the ball or played a misplaced pass more times than I can remember – and all those Bartonistas were telling us we had to keep him as he was our best midfielder. I’d still get rid.
    Others did OK – Colo, Taylor X 2, even Geremi, when the ball happened to come into kicking distance of where he happened to be walking. I thought Ranger was very good – he brought some extra energy and strength up front – well done, wish he had scored to build his confidence, although I have to say he looked full of it anyway!

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  • boater

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #29

    You have to wonder about the toon’s luck with injuries. Our two most potent players at the beginning of the season were both redeeming themselves after much – deserved – criticism about their respective merits.. jonas and shola… both out mid-term injuries.. sod’s law eh.

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Its a long trip back for the other Big Dave and Janner

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  • Fostino

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #31

    butt & geremi wages to be offloaded in xmas….fingers crossed with new owners in place to invest in the team

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  • DJM TOON

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #32

    agreed sjt,

    451 just aint the answer, its still clear as day that we cant absorb pressure too well so we shouldnt sit back and look for it… we give too many teams time to build up their play against us and its not productive… we should be the ones putting our opponents under pressure and making them sweat

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  • ganiyu

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #33

    glad with point.its just the beginging

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  • boater

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #34

    magpie6699… barton is a bit like how dyer used to be for us- when he’s played in the middle he picks the ball up quickly and gets us going forwards… he doesn’t always deliver the perfect pass – but he ups the tempo and sets a positive tone to the game.. he can’t do this from the left though let’s face it… he’ll be back to his best when jonas is back.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #35

    SJT – Lets not mock Plymouth fans too much! Over the years i’ve done my fair share of dissapointed “long old pokes” home from footie also.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #36

    Hope to god that the statement from the club about the sale has some truth in it. IMO, we need a manager sharpish as Hughton is starting to look out of his depth a little. No doubt that will get swept under the carpet as we won.

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  • Jeff D

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Ed i’d take my foot off the peddle after 250 mins!! lol
    What we lack, is a flying midfielder who can quickly link up with the forwards.
    We already have that player in our ranks, but obviosly CH dosen’t think he is quite ready yet. (Haris Vuckic)
    At the moment we are only effective when we have a forward holding the over the top ball, for the midfield to join the attack. Only Nile Ranger seems to do that holding job well.

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  • Fostino

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #38

    id like to see barton play cm wednesday nd enrique, s.taylor given a rest

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  • Big Dave

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #39

    That seems to be one of the main problems we’re sitting back and letting the other teams play, where for when we attack the other teams cant seem to handle us to well so I say while at home Attack attack attack.

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  • thud and blunder

    Sep 19, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #40

    my team for wed cup tie would be

    ————————-Krul———-
    R.Taylor—-S.Taylor—Kadar——Enrique

    Baheng——Butt——–Guthrie——Lua-lua

    ————–Ranger—-Lovenkrands

    Harper, Colo, Donaldson, Smith, Vuckic, Carroll, Nolan

    Kizanishvilli is cup tied, played for Blackburn

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