Newcastle 2 Sheffield United 1 – Nolan Wonder Goal Does It


Newcastle United, for the umpteenth time this season, came from a goal behind to win their 26th game of the season at St. James’ Park tonight.

The win was accomplished in front of a home crowd of  48, 270, the second highest crowd ever at a Championship game, and the Magpies maintained their unbeaten home record, but it took a wonder goal from captain Kevin Nolan to get the 3 points.

The Newcastle team got a terrific reception from the Newcastle crowd tonight, as the Nottingham Forest 0-0 draw with Cardiff City this afternoon, meant that Newcastle were promoted and will be playing Premier league football once again next season.

Newcastle started of just a little hesitation, and needed to win this game to give the fans what they have been waiting for all season.

But would you believe it – Sheffield United took the lead on 22 minutes.

James Harper put in a left-wing corner to the near post where Richard Creswell put in a glancing header through a number of players to give the Blades the lead.

Newcastle seemed to be woken up by going behind and they started to press to get back into the game. Newcastle started to surge forward at every opportunity, and from a Jose Enrique’s cross, Wayne Routledge cams close to scoring, as he hit the ball just inches wide of the target, from 14 yards out.

And Lovenkrands also went close on 43 minutes with a good volley, from Kevin Nolan’s set up but the ball was diverted over the crossbar by goalkeeper Simonsen.

Then, just like they did last Saturday the lads scored just before half time to level the scores.

From a corner by Danny Guthrie, Chris Morgan grabbed big Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, and referee Lee Hall blew for a penalty. It seemed a bit soft but it was nevertheless a foul – and in the area – so it it was definitely a penalty.

As usual Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands stepped up and sent Simonsen the wrong way with another excellent penalty top make it 1-1 and that was Peter’s 15th goal of the season – we hope the Danish selectors are taking note of Peter’s goals this year.

Steve Simonsen is the Stoke goalkeeper who has been sent out on a one month loan deal on March 19th, after their first choice goalkeeper Mark Bunn was recalled from a loan spell by Blackburn Rovers.  Simonsen was available after Portsmouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic was brought in by Stoke in January.

Half time arrived and the scores were level at 1-1.

Newcastle started to attack more in the seocond half, as they wanted the win so that Newcastle fans could really celebrate after the match, and on 63 minutes Enrique was clear of Quinn on the halfway line, and then put in a great defense splitting ball for Lovenkrands to run onto, and the Dane was clear through.

But Peter hit a hopeless shot high and wide from just 8 yards with his left foot, and then held his head in his hands – a terrible miss.

But Newcastle were pressing forward all the time for the go ahead goal and it came after 72 minutes and it was captain for the night Kevin Nolan who notched his 15th goal of the season for the Magpies.

Danny Simpson picked up a loose ball and put it back into the penalty area, where Peter Lovenkrands placed a neat header into the path of Kevin Nolan, who hit home a tremendous scissor kick from 8 yards out – what a wonder goal from Kevin!

And that was it, to the roars of the faithful Newcastle United fans, Newcastle recorded their 26th win in 41 games, and go 6 points clear of  WBA on 89 points, with a game in hand on both WBA and Forest, who are now 17 points behind the Magpies in 3rd place.

There were some good performances tonight from the Newcastle players, with Lovenkrands looking impressive but also Argentine left winger Jonas Gutierrez, who looked tremendous.

We basically need 7 points from the last 5 games to ensure we are the League Champions.

We’re proud of our team this season, very proud.

Oh – and the promotion celebrations can now begin – we almost forgot about that. 😀

Howay The Lads!!


55 comments so far

  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Championes ole ole ole

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  • inselaffe

    Apr 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #2

    hot the same feeling as 93 but f_ing brilliant all the same…..
    :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #3

    What a great season…..I cant believe how depressed and gutted we all felt just 11 months ago……….I had my doubt but hughton, the staff and the lads have done us proud … not only a bit of skill and guile, but determination to right the wrong and but us back where we belong! Now, we just gotta hold our nerve and finish as Champions!!

    Cant wait to see who we sign in the summer, just hope its not as dissapointing as previous premiership transfer windows.

    Hutton, Albin, O’hara all possibilities. And if Ashley wants to splash a bit of post recession cash then I wouldnt mind a punt for SWP and Santa Cruz who dont get much football these days but he may consider them outta NUFC new wage structure so fair do’s.

    EPL here we come……!!

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  • ginkoh

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s absolutely amazing feeling !! PRM here we come !! Our performance is just great today except some of sloppy defense. Jonas is terrific player. How can we signed him less than 10m. Top signing !!

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Jonas was superb tonight, let’s hope his confidence remains for Premier League

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  • inselaffe

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Just wonder what will happen to the squad and the good feelig within it…. Be nice to think it would somehow stay!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle United crumbled into ruin, burned down, by the flames of relegation.
    But out of the ashes arose not a phoenix but a glorious black and white Magpie.
    Geordies and fans celebrate in and outside the Geordie nation,
    The belief, the hope and the true faith will never ever die.

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  • Solaidback

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #8

    I bet Sir Bob is dancing in his grave, god rest his sole.. HWTL…. 🙂

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  • inselaffe

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #9

    aye – howay the lads….

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #10

    There’ll be some ale supped in The Strawberry the neet

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  • peterktoon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #11

    PETER LØVENKRANDS MAN OF THE MATCH.
    For me!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #12

    time of our lives ss1 now.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #13

    that is unbeleivable, sooo happy

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #14

    supppppppppper, suppppppppper kev, suuuuuuuuuuuper super kev, suuuuuuuuuuuper kevin nolan!!!

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #15

    We’re doomed I say, DOOOOOOOMED!

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #16

    THE BEER IS FLOWING. ALL I CARE ABOUT, IS NUFC!!!!!!!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #17

    were are a chaps

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Im sooo happy I could kiss a mackem!!!

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  • SBR4EVA

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Aye,

    …SACK THE BOARD!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #20

    beer is fully flowing

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #21

    ….where’s the nearest kebab shop?

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #22

    SS1 now……..!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #23

    soo happy, anyone just here that keegan lost the plot from david ginola??

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Ashleys lost a few pounds looking a bit less podgy, hopefully he’ll lose a few in the summer transfer window!

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  • GeordieBean

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #25

    @Rofzilla Rofl!!!! 😉

    lmao did u see http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/default.stm lmao peter and chrisy where the were going up! 😛 😛 and one last thing WE’RE GOING UP 🙂 😀 🙂 (^^^) 🙂

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Calderwood being interviewed

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  • SBR4EVA

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Spug…

    I’m happy the toon are back in the prem but a wadn’t gan that far!

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  • Doocey

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #28

    WE’RE UP!!!!!
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me! 😀

    Still though.
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    🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Brilliant,Fantastic feeling.Didn`t expect it this season to be honest after last years dismal displays.
    CH has taken some stick and will do in the PL too but he is allright.
    Keeps a cool head and is gettin better at being a manager.
    Hope we win it now 🙂
    Howay the lads…..

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #30

    hahaha!! classic tino

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  • nufc2009

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #31

    spuggy what channel

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  • GeordieBean

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Position
    Team
    P GD PTS
    Full Championship table
    1
    Newcastle
    41 48 89
    2
    West Brom
    42 38 83
    3
    Nottm Forest
    42 21 72
    4
    Cardiff
    42 19 69
    5
    Swansea
    42 4 65
    6
    Leicester
    42 9 64
    7
    Blackpool
    42 16 63
    8
    Middlesbrough
    42 11 58
    9
    Bristol City
    42 -8 56
    10
    Sheff Utd
    42 1 55
    11
    Doncaster
    42 1 55
    12
    Reading
    40 0 55
    13
    Ipswich
    42 -5 54
    14
    Coventry
    42 -12 52
    15
    Barnsley
    42 -13 52
    16
    Derby
    42 -11 51
    17
    Preston
    42 -12 50
    18
    QPR
    41 -9 48
    19
    Scunthorpe
    41 -23 47
    20
    Crystal Palace
    42 -1 46
    21
    Watford
    41 -11 45
    22
    Sheff Wed
    42 -18 45
    23
    Plymouth
    42 -18 41
    24
    Peterborough
    42 -27 31

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  • GeordieBean

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #33

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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
    WE’RE UP!!!!!
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
    WE’RE UP!!!!!
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
    WE’RE UP!!!!!
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
    WE’RE UP!!!!!
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    It was a good goal, but not a wonder-goal for me!

    Still though.
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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #34

    haha anyone watching times of our lives??

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Calderwood interview……we still have one or two targets…….we want to go up as champions……..a bit coy when asked about preparations for premier league…..

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #36

    As long as you have your shots… 😉

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Lovely stuff eh Doocey 🙂
    I`ll have to have a Kilkenny now.
    You up for a few trips to Geordieland next season?
    Would be cool to get a few of us in here to meet up at games

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  • Rodzilla

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Kumbaya My lord, Kumbaya.

    Kumbaya My Lord, Kumbaya,

    Kumbaya My Lord, Kumbaya,

    ….oh lord HAHAHAHAHA FU<K OFF YOU FKER, WE ARE GOING UP< SAY WE ARE GOING UP! (you <unt)

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    ….sorry.

    PS Geordie Bean is a gay

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #40

    we should have a weekend in the toon dedicated to eds blog next year, getting a season ticket next year as im moving back home, from north devon were i moved when i wer 5. still go up home 8 times a year, 8 home games, 8 or 9 away games, but season ticket for me net year man

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