Chelsea 3 Newcastle 4 – Magnificent Magpies Triumphant!


The entertainers are back in Toon with Newcastle beating Chelsea on merit 4-3, in an unbelievably exciting and thrilling  game at Stamford Bridge tonight, and it was Newcastle’s first win there in 24 years.

It was two goals from Shola Ameobi and first half strikes from 19 year-old Ranger and Ryan Taylor that gave the Newcastle second team a historic win against Chelsea’s second team – so what’s that about Newcastle squad strength – it cannot be too bad these days.

Chris Hughton, in the opinion of a lot of  Newcastle fans had started too weak a side tonight, when he made a full 10 changes from the side that had won at Everton for the first time in 9 years last Saturday.

And things didn’t start too well for Newcastle with former Newcastle loan player Patrick van Aanholt scoring after just 6 minutes, after a terrible mix-up between Tim Krul and Sol Campbell, when they collided with each other.

However, as we found out under Chris Hughton’s management the Newcastle players never give up, and it was in the 27th minute that Nile Ranger scored his 3rd ever Newcastle goal from a nice cross from 19 year-old Shane Ferguson on the left wing, to draw level.

That was the first goal Chelsea had conceded in over 10 hours of football at Stamford Bridge, and a very good opportunist goal from Ranger, and the lad seems back on track with his football.

Nile Ranger then went close a little bit later when a cross was deflected into his path, but he miskicked the ball completely, just 6 yards from goal, as Newcastle were starting to get on top of Chelsea.

But then Ryan Taylor did score, when he beat goalkeeper Turnbull with a beautiful right-footed curling free-kick into the top corner and around the wall, after Ranger had been brought down just outside the penalty area.

And Newcastle were easily getting the better of this Chelsea side as half time approached,  and the Chelsea fans were becoming more and more frustrated, which was hardly surprising, as their team had been outplayed for the first time this season.

Carlo Ancelotti signaled his displeasure at the Chelsea performance when he sent on both Salomon Kalou and Alex at the start of the second half, but then would you believe Shola Ameobi  scored a terrific goal when he beat the goalkeeper from  30 yards out as he side-footed the ball past Turnbull to shock the Chelsea side, as Newcastle were now 3-1 ahead on 49 minutes.

Both Kalou and Yossi Benayoun had to leave the action through injury, and since Carlo had already used all his 3 subs in the game, Chelsea were reduced to playing with just 10 men – which didn’t help the Chelsea cause.

The question was could Newcastle hold out with such a young side at Stamford Bridge.

Nicoloas Anelka did pull one back after 70 minutes and it was game on, as Chelsea only needed a single goal to send the game into extra time, and were attacking the Magpies at every opportunity.

But it looked like the magnificent Newcastle side would hang onto their lead, until it got to the 87th minute, with just 3 minutes to go, when substitute Mike Williamson brought down the French striker in the area – and Anelka himself made no mistake from the spot for his second goal, as he easily beat goalkeeper Tim Krul.

But the TV replays showed that Anelka had conned the referee, with Williamson not even touching him – but Chelsea got what they needed – their 3rd goal, but it was never a penalty.

3-3 with a couple of minutes to go and it looked like extra time – but never count this Newcastle side out of it, because in the 90th minute, local lad Shola Ameobi had the ball in the net again with a text book header – from a  perfect Gutierrez left wing corner kick – taken with his right foot.

And the rumors that referees  favor the big clubs got more evidence when the referee said it would be a full 6 minutes of added time – only because Chelsea were behind – obviously .

And Newcastle had beaten the reigning Premier League champions on their home turf, and so proceed to the next round of the Carling Cup.

A magnificent result for this Newcastle side and a game for the ages – probably one of the best Carling Cup ties ever.

In our match preview today we had said the following:

So tonight’s game looks like it will be a very tough game for the Newcastle side, but we hope the lads can play well, and if they can get through to the next round, that would be a shock – but also a tremendous achievement.

And yes,  this was a tremendous achievement for this young Newcastle side, and confidence will be brimming in the squad now – and we’ll not even mention that Tyneside will be jumping.

If we can beat Chelsea at Chelsea – who do we now need to fear?    Of course Chris Hughton’s response to that will be to  rightly answer – everybody. 😀

Great credit goes to the Newcastle players tonight for a fantastic victory – and they made Newcastle fans all over the world very proud tonight.

And we still have to beat Stoke on Sunday – no excuses.

Comments very welcome.


126 comments so far

  • Toon_Fresh

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #1

    on cloud 9

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  • Thump

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #2

    On post number 2

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  • Howay The Lads

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Isn’t there a better cloud than 9?

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    on post three

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  • arcarius

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #5

    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC RESULT!
    I’m in euphoria!

    On a side note
    I thought Ranger and Ferguson had a brilliant game?
    Vuckic look pretty mediocre, hardly did anything, compared with josh from chelski!

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #6

    oh bugger lol

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  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Cracking result. Bring on anyone now!

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  • peterjoicey

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Great, great result but does anyone know why Taylor went off? Tiote is not a right back.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Hodgson and Mancini to get sack by January…….odds?? 🙂

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  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #10

    In the next round I mean.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #11

    This couldn’t happen to a better club.

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  • BenjiToon

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Cloud 4-3…I think that’s what it’s called!

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Will people stop saying Tiote aint a right back, he was on for like half an hour, wasn’t that bad and most of all Perch wasn’t on the bench!

    He’ll be back as our midfield makelele on Sunday, trust me.

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  • BenjiToon

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #14

    I think it was wise to put Tiote at RB for the final stages of the game. He has energy and can tackle, and all of Chelsea’s best moves came from that corner – including the cross for Anelka’s goal.

    With no RB on the bench it needed someone who could be a presence and stop the supply line. He was a bit scary to watch at times (because it isn’t his position) but he did the job.

    I don’t know what the fuss is about – Ryan Taylor, Perch, Simpson. 3 to choose from when fit, so no chance of Tiote out there regularly.

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  • cmki

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #15

    anyone got links to highlights/goals?

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Anyone now shouting for Shearer as manager, Hoots is tactically inept, championship players?
    Onwards and upwards.
    Cumon the TOON.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #17

    @ BenjiToon – with ya there bud

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Poo sticks – Ngog scores 2-2

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  • ronaldeano

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Ed, Williamson did NOT bring Alex down in the box, he dived, he never touched him. Justice was done when Ameobi scored tho!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Lucky that we weren’t playing Man Ure otherwise we would still be in injury time now.

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  • Mr.OSH

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #21

    =] amazing result. It was a superb game and all credit to the team.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #23

    League Cup Show 11:30 tonight BBC1

    Watch one of the greatest games you’ll ever see! 😀

    No not Man U! 😛

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #24

    Penalties at Anfield, comon ‘hampton!!!

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Looks like I along with many others will eat humble pie of CH he really is doing a great job. Long may it continue & dare I say it even Fat Tw*t & Lamear*s seems to be getting it right

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Penalties at Sadfield.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #27

    ronaldeano…it wasnt even williamson who touched him, it was tiote.

    Pathetic! Although nothing more satisfying than going up the other end and shola rising above him!

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Everton and Liverpool out on penalties -surely not

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  • BenjiToon

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #29

    There was nothing in the penalty…unless you’re not allowed to challenge in the box anymore.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Over the bar, useless Northampton!!

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #31

    Yes……….liverpool miss!!

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  • leedodd

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Well Done The Lads !!!!!!! Roll On Sunday !!!!! Strolla Ameobi Must Start !!!!!!!

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  • baro

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #33

    WoW! Credit to Shola Ameobi and the entire Newcastle team. We were on our toes the entire 2nd half. That was one of the best matches I have ever seen. It was just brilliant game. We were awesome. From Krul to the top Ameobi everyone was awesome. Nile Ranger, Haris Vuckic and the monster and audacious Shane Ferguson. The tiny lad is just perfect all through out the game. Krul is very energetic. Great debut for Sol Campbell, he looks really comfortable in the back line.

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  • slazberger

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #34

    who for leedodd ?

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Newcastle v Stoke, FREE DAY ON SKY SPORTS AND VIRGIN on Sunday, even if you don’t subscribe to sports.

    Can’t wait to watch Arfa ripping stokes defense in glorious HD!!

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  • baro

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #36

    I hope Liverpool loose the game. Hate them!

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Liverpool miss penalty…….YESSSSSSSSSS NOrthampton through, Liverpool out!!!!

    Hodgon and Mancini sacked by Jan!!

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  • BenjiToon

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Leedodd – I was with you to the last line. Ameobi did really well tonight but for the long term (and probably short term too) Carroll has the consistency of presence to do more damage.

    And I don’t think Shola and Carroll can start together. I’ve always defended Shola against those who enjoy attacking him because of his running style, or who (wrongly) say he doesn’t care – I’ve met him, he totally does. But he doesn’t score enough goals in the Premier League and doesn’t win enough in the air to be the traditional centre forward. He has to play alongside a nippy forward of your Bellamy type.

    So for me, back to Andy and perhaps Loven or even try Ranger. But I expect it’ll be Nolan just behind again…shame.

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  • baro

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #39

    LIVerPOOL LOST!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #40

    What a night!
    Hughton favourite for first manager to be sacked, seems the bookies do get it wrong sometimes. HAHAHAHAHA

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