Hughton Sees Perfect Win, Keane Bemoans Terrible Goals


Chris Hughton was a happy man tonight as he saw his side destroy a poor and down-hearted Ipswich Town side,  to go back to the top of the Championship.

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Hughton – this was a perfect win for us

Chris has labeled the 4-0 win as the “perfect win” in front of a live TV audience around the world.

Newcastle stunned Ipswich with 3 goals inside 4 minutes with Kevin Nolan breaking the deadlock on the half-hour mark.

Then the Liverpool lad added another within two minutes before Ryan Taylor curled home a free-kick just two minutes later.

Then Kevin Nolan completed his hat-trick  on 51 minutes to complete Newcastle’s biggest win of the season – so far.

After the game Chris Hughton, who prepared  the lads so well for this game, said:

“It was the perfect win in many ways in that we’ve scored good goals at good times, kept a clean sheet and, of course, all this away from home.”

“I’d say this has been the most satisfying win of the season so far and we’re delighted to be back top.” “We were aware of what those around us had done with West Brom getting beat and Boro drawing.”

“But we managed to keep our nerve and weren’t fazed by it.” “I thought the lads showed great mental strength and, from the first minute, we were excellent.”

“To score three goals in six minutes was tremendous and after that the result was never in doubt.” “We never looked in trouble at the back and controlled the game from start to finish.”

Roy Keane, the Ipswich manager,  thought the goals Ipswich conceded tonight were just terrible, as he said after the game:

“The game was dead and buried by half-time. We conceded some unbelievably bad goals and we just have to defend better.”

“I don’t know if Nolan has scored a hat-trick before but he won’t get an easier chance to get one. He must have thought it was Christmas.”

“We started OK but the first goal was a bad goal to give away. The lad Nolan scored loads of goals from set pieces at Bolton, yet we let him have a free header.”

“It was bad defending for the second goal as well and that knocked the confidence of the players and it was always going to be hard from that point, given the experience of the Newcastle players and their defensive record this season.”

“If we are opened up with good play then fair enough, but we have been giving goals away from the start of the season and it’s unacceptable.”

The lads can celebrate  this great win for a day or two,  but will have to be ready for the next game on Wednesday evening, at home to QPR, who beat Barnsley 5-2  in London today.

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14 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #1

    It wasn’t a ‘perfect’ win.
    There were two possible injuries to key players and I thought Butt was sloppy and Enrique guilty of giving the ball away too frequently in dangerous areas – again.

    But it was a fantastic win and one which we’ll look back on with pride and fondness.

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  • toon4life97

    Sep 26, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Cheers hughton your a toon hero

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  • Toony Soprano

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #3

    how m any better LB than Jose in the Prem?

    Ashley Cole?
    Bridge?
    Clichy?

    not too many more though – try and buy a better one than Jose and see how much it costs!!

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Shit!..Get off Enrique’s back…We hardly gave the ball away today, for a change, all over the pitch…Show me a game with 100% passin’…
    …Yea, we all WANT ‘perfect’, but it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon!..
    8/10 to everyone, great team effort!..

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  • Toony Soprano

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #5

    there must be 1000 sports direct outlets in stoke

    Tony Pulis is king ov the chavs

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  • Oba

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Butt was sloppy? Get real. He won us possession, passed well, and had an okay game. Some of the criticism of him on here is unreal. Just cos he’s old and you maybe don’t like him, it doesn’t mean he’s a bad player.

    I wouldn’t have him in my starting XI, for the record, but he’s a good player to have.

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  • Oba

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Oh and Enrique played a number of good passes down the line.

    We had NO bad players today, all of them were superb and when that happens you get an emphatic win like we did.

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 26, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Does anyone else find this Football League Show incredibly embarrassing? Especially that cringeworthy intro…

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  • Toony Soprano

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #9

    after the lordmares show comes the FL show

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  • pondering

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #10

    i hope we dont get promoted…i love this league xx

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  • Dragonera

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Shouldn’t the Football Leagues coverage of the Sir Bobby celebration come BEFORE the highlights of the game? :S

    I know it probably isn’t a big thing, but It’s just little things like that which remind me of last years Setanta channel. Poorly organised.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Sep 27, 2009 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Much better for the Toon to stay in CCC than being battered around in the Premiership, I agree with pondering on that matter. If we get promoted, we’ll have to invest on good Premiership players to be able to compete, and as we speak fat Mike is not really up for investing much.

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  • toonoholic

    Sep 27, 2009 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #13

    i disagree with keanes comments
    the 4th goal must have been bad but goal 1,3 was exceptional.
    nolans header was spot on, and if rooney had scored that , they wld have applaued him for talent , but when nolan scores, he says bad defensive error ?

    also goal 2 was how nolan tricked the defender, it can be bad defending, but nolans turn was top class, even rio ferdinand might have not been able to get anything out of that turn.

    full credit to nolan and as for keano

    SACKED BY THE MORNING KEANO!

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  • punk skunk...

    Sep 27, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Well said toonoholic,
    my thoughts too, they always say that crap when we score, yea, it must have been crap defendin’…& conversely, if someone scores against us, our defense is crap, yet strangely, so is their attack…Odd that isn’t it?..
    Yeslan took all his goals brilliantly y/day…Great header, after gettin’ in a grea position, top run, feign & slot for the 2nd, & totally where he should be for the 3rd…Ipswich looked crap ‘cos we made them look crap, by playin’ them off the park from minute 1…We were good & showed them up at home!..F88K the rags, pundits & assorted media that still hang on to that BS that we have no defense, since kk was coach 1st time round…Change the F**kin’ record!..

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