Newcastle 2 Ipswich 2 – Ipswich Hit Late Equalizer

A goal in the 3rd minute of injury time this afternoon, snapped Newcastle’s 7 game winning streak, but the side still recorded their first unbeaten home season for 107 years in front of a sell-out crowd of 52,181.

Newcastle started this game nervously and Ipswich mounted a series of good attacks, but then as Newcastle started to settle down they went ahead after 27 minutes.

And  it was Andy Carroll who notched his 19th goal of the season with another great header.

Wayne Routledge advanced down the left wing and then put across a good left wing cross to the edge of the six yard area and Andy Carroll rose above all the Ipswich defenders to put in another terrific bullet-header to put Newcastle ahead.

But Ipswich were level just before half time when 17 year old striker Connor Whickham collected a long  ball down-field, and then controlled the ball beautifully in one movement, before hitting a low shot from 12 yards out beyond Steve Harper and into the goal. A terrific goal from the 17 year-old.

The score was 1-1 at half time.

Ipswich again started the second half in good attacking style, and were causing Newcastle some problems in defense.

In a keenly contested second half Ipswich gave as good as they got but then on 84 minutes Newcastle were awarded a penalty.

Nicky Butt, who had come on as a sub for his final home appearance for the Magpies, made good progress into the penalty area, but was then felled in the penalty box by former Sunderland player Leadbitter.

Since Lovenkrands had been subbed, it was Shola Ameobi who stepped up for the penalty kick and made no mistake as he smashed the ball home into the bottom corner of the net.

As the 90 minutes was signaled and the game moved into added time, a chorus of Blaydon Races was echoing around the sold out ground.

But would you believe it , after 3 minutes of added time Ipswich equalized as a quick Ipswich breakaway found Newcastle lacking at the back, and Jon Walters hit the ball home from close range.

That put a bit of a damper on things, as it spoiled the chance of Newcastle ending the season with a 9 game winning streak, and we’re sure we’ll hear Chris talk about his disappointment at giving up such a late goal.

And that was it – Newcastle could only draw this afternoon in their last game of this massive season for the Newcastle club.

22 comments so far

  • tdt

    Apr 24, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Well done lads. Although we didnt win today, that doesnt really matter. Job done. Records broken. League won. Need to avoid defeat to break 100 points.

    Moaning at not winning today is pure greed! lol.

    Well done lads.

  • Thump

    Apr 24, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Ipswich goal was miles offside. No qualms about not winning, just in the manner in which we didn’t win (oxymoron if ever there was one haha).

    Great job though, lads! Can’t wait for next season 😀

  • Tom Mo.

    Apr 24, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #3

    where are the kits…..

  • Steve_48

    Apr 24, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s still a dog wa*ker

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m just happy we won the league, and kept our home record clean. Its been a wonderful season. Just cant wait for next season.

    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully a couple of youngsters can get a chance vs QPR. Haris Vuckic or Bradden Inman.

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #7

    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #8

    HA HA !!

    Shay Given is injured. Diaby shot a low strong shot to bottom right and Shay saved with left hand, and is injured!!!!! That is what he gets for leaving Newcastle. HE HE HE HE!!!

  • Geordie_Pants

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #9

    baro – you discredit the majority of NUFC fans who are not bitter!

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #10


    Are you talking about Given?
    The fans are excellent.

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #11

    I know Given was a terrific brilliant keeper of Newcastle. But, as long as he was at Newcastle, and was sometimes fan favorite to Nufc fans, but just because we go down doesnt mean u have to go. Now we up and watch out.

  • NewcastleMole

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #12


    we need to keep our feet on the ground. Next season will be a real struggle we need real “quality” players brought in, in order to progress.

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle Mole

    We do need excellent signings, it is the main thing we need to stay up. Hopefully Chris can sign people like Wayne Routledge who was a big steal and bargain buy. More of these excellent signings.

  • donjuan

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Baro, Can I point out Shay actually left in January, before we went down. Personally think if he’d have stayed, he would have saved us the extra point or 3 that we needed. In hindsight, it’s worked out best for us and for Shay. Don’t disrespect the man, he’s an absolute legend.

  • Nella

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Shay Given was and still is a legend for his time at the club, I just can’t believe we allowed the richest club in the world get away with paying in installments over 4 years and for what i consider peanuts £8000000 we should of said £15000000 all upfront or don’t even think about it.

  • DanNUFC

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    does anyone have a video of us lifting the cup?
    im stuck in america and wasnt able to see it anywhere…

  • tdt

    Apr 24, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #17

    basically: if we played some youngsters today, we would have lost. It was a big stage, major pressure, and the senior players just about coped with it, only just.

    This is why a) I dont mind only drawing today, and b) I dont mind not fielding youngsters.

    History was made today, now we just need to break that 100 point mark against QPR to put the icy on the toon cake.

  • shek2k9

    Apr 24, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #18

    @dan nufc this is the best i can find

  • Steve_48

    Apr 24, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #19

    From BBC:

    Ipswich boss Roy Keane:
    “We have to look at whether Newcastle were in holiday mode – maybe some of them were – but I am disappointed with a draw, so if we had lost the game, I would have been properly upset.

    “I thought we deserved it. We had the better of the chances and scored two good goals, but we gave a bad second goal away.

    “But there were a lot of positives.”

    We all think you’re a dog wa*ker you mackem tosspot

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #20

    And this is the best I could find. 🙂
    Looks very nice. And one to remember forever.

  • baro

    Apr 24, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Any sign of new kits?
    Official ones this time not fantasy ones?

  • DanNUFC

    Apr 24, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #22

    thanks for the links =]


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