West Ham 1 Newcastle 2 – Carroll Winner Does It


Newcastle got their second away win today with a good 2-1 win at Upton Park, and came from behind to do it –  and for once this season the Magpies beat another side who will be fighting relegation this season.

But the lads looked anything but confident in the first 15 minutes or so, especially in central defense, and both Williamson and Coloccini looked uncomfortable at the back.

West Ham took the game immediately to Newcastle and the lads seemed to struggle to find their rhythm, and it wasn’t surprising that after scoring only 6 goals this season in 8 games West Ham scored against Newcastle after only 12 minutes, and it was poor marking again by the Magpies defense.

Piquionne evaded Williamson from Mark Noble’s long pass down the left wing, and squared the ball from the left wing to Carlton Cole who slid the ball in from just six yards out. Cole had already missed a chance earlier in the game.

At this point in the game West Ham were dominating everything and could have scored more goals, but their strikers were just not sharp enough in front of goal – luckily for a sluggish starting Newcastle side.

That was another poor start for the Newcastle side, but this team is nothing if not gutsy and they responded well to going a goal down away from home.

Newcastle came more and more into the game and started to string their passes together with Cheick Tiote  prominent in most of what Newcastle did.

And it wasn’t surprising when Newcastle equalized after 23 minutes through captain Kevin Nolan, as Andy Carroll knocked a left wing cross down and Kevin rammed it home.

It was a very good goal by the Magpies and Kevin showed great technique is getting the ball  into the corner of the net, and that should end any criticism of the captain – another crucial goal for Kevin.

It was 1-1 at the break and fairy even but with Newcastle coming more into the game after a poor start.

West Ham did suffer a bit of a blow early in the second half after 52 minutes, when captain and center-back Matthew Upson had to leave the field with an injury, and Herita Ilunga replaced him and Gabbidon moved to center-back.

West Ham were not as good as they were in that first 20 minutes and the home sides started to get impatient a little with their side.

It was fairly even until Newcastle got the vital second goal after 69 minutes and who scored it – Andy Carroll of course.

Shola Ameobi had the ball down the left wing, and he played it back from the bye line to Joey Barton who put in a tremendous  out-swinging cross from the right wing, for Andy Carroll to head it home, and almost break the net, unmarked on the six yard box.

Andy doesn’t miss them, and that was his 5th goal of the season and the Gateshead boy seemed so relieved after scoring the goal, after all the bother he’s been in this week – but Andy showed his character this afternoon by repaying his manager and the Newcastle fans – big time!

After the goal Newcastle saw off West Ham’s challenge to register a terrific win, and a decent performance on the day, although the lads have played better this season.

That will take some pressure off manager Chris Hughton, who wore a suit for the first time today.

West Ham were best in that first 20 minutes, but faded badly once Newcastle came back into the game, and the Magpies deserved the win this afternoon, and took their two goals very well indeed.

There was only one side playing in that second half and it wasn’t the home side.

Cheick Tiote had another fine game in midfield for Newcastle, and this player is some buy for just £3.5M – and when you get a chance please  vote for Newcastle’s best player today – down the right hand column on our home page.

So Kevin and Andy will be able to talk about their goals tomorrow at Kevin’s place all day long, but make no mistake about it they were a crucial two goals for Newcastle today.

They got the club all 3 points against a side who will be fighting relegation this season, and remain bottom of the league, and it’s against teams like West Ham that Newcastle need to get the results, which they did well today.

Newcastle are now up to 9th place on 11 points from 9 games, just above Aston Villa on goal difference.

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29 comments so far

  • partizanovec

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #1

    1:2 is final score Ed. 😛
    Cheers!
    I’m glad for Krul, first 3 points as starter.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Good game, but why didn’t use R10 or L11 ‘s speed in the last 10 mins?

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  • arcarius

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Am i seeing things? 0-0?
    lol
    Sweet victory especially when we came back from a goal down

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  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m asleep – I have it 0-0 until final whistle and didn’t update the score – but terrific 3 points today!!!

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #5

    So happy! Well done lads

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  • murvar

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Great to win but didn’t we give the ball away too often when under no pressure? W Ham did it as much as us thankfully. I was there the night we lost 8 -1 and used 3 keepers – anyone remember who they were and who scored our goal? – so any win there tastes sweet to me!

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  • korn8

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Great victory by the lads! Shows a lot determination and crucial goals by Carroll and Nolan. Kind of “funny” that Carroll and Nolan scores, they have been in the papers for all the wrong reasons lately and answers by saving us tonight! 🙂

    What a gem this Tiote is! My MOM! And Danny Simpson had a bad 1 half, but are a lot better in the 2 half. I hope there is more to come 🙂

    Well done, lads!

    Howay the lads!

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  • leedodd

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Well Done Andy Carroll after The week he has had well Done Son !!!!!! Now Instead of Being Negative lets Get Behind Andy and Stop Pulling The Lad To Bits !!!! Well Done Chris and The Lads Now Lets Kick Arsenal Out The Cup This Week and Then Tonk Sunderland To Show We are a Force To Be Recconed with !!!!!!!!!

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  • tom tomb

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Martin Thomas-Chris Hedworth-Peter Beardsley and a Billy Shitehurst goal for us.
    Funnily enough we had 8 shots on target and they had 1 today!

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    I can’t condone what Andy did last weekend. But if he does go down on Monday, at least we have other players that can score (goals I mean). Was nice to see today, that Sunderland doesn’t just rely on Bent to get goals. 🙂

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  • Toonmania

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Bit off topic i know but does anyone remember that guy who said we was going to sign Kris Boyd and he going to sign on the monday, well his name was JAYJAY1982 he is a spuds fan, there is loads of photos from him on google maps
    just as everyone thought though !!!

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  • William

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #12

    This guy has never been on our side.been following him 4 some time…….

    http://www.sportingpreview.com/columns/10110150.php

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  • murvar

    Oct 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Well done Tomtomb – were you there too?

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  • chuck

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #14

    A deserved win in a somewhat lackluster game, The Hammers were awful and if they don`t improve may end up in the second tier next season.
    El Toro, Jonas,Joey,Carroll,Colo and Nolan played well.
    Krul is growing in stature, game by game and was excellent in grabbing high balls from set pieces.
    Tiote broke up a number of breakaways, sometimes, a trip other times a block, professional fouls, however his passing lacks
    any ambition, settling for the safe short pass.
    Again our weak right defensive pair were exposed as vulnerable and hopefully Taylor and Campbell will soon be available.
    Would love to see Krancjar arrive, but probably more than Ashley would want to pay, could imagine a mid-field of
    Krancjar-Joey-Tiote- Jonas
    With Carroll up front and Ben Arfa playing behind him.
    Could produce some exciting football, no ?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Lets take game per game. Now for Arsenal:
    …………………………Ole
    R.Taylor………..Perch………..Kadar………Ferguson
    Wayne……………Smith…………Guthrie……..Xisco
    ……………….Ranger…………Lonvenkrands

    Not a bad team though the defence looks poor

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m a litle bit pi$$ed but I’ll state again, what the frak was Shola being on for the full 90mins…???? He was shite….. he’s a 30min striker & nowt morw…. he played shite today, no goals & no pass on play either… frakin shite!! where was Routy???? we missed attach from right side with Barton there… can’t play Noland, Barton, Tiote & Jones,.. we need wide players, not more dfm players… 🙁

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  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #17

    With u Solaidback, Shola shld never start. Its so bad Loverboy aint on form. He does give other options like pace and good positioning

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  • tom tomb

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #18

    murvar – no mate I just remember the whole horrid game, we were beaten before we got there! I was at the game down London when we beat Chelsea 3-1 though! Another match with the surname Thomas hitting the headlines with 2 from Andy Thomas.

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #19

    He is on form just not getting games…. but Shola is a finisher, not a a starter as I’ve always stated, why won’t anyone listen to me. 🙁

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  • CT

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #20

    This is the way, always the way, being us is never easy. The team we now have is down to Hoots, make no mistake! God , so pleased for him, beat the Macks(Stevie Baby honourable Mackem) we`re after you! His bloody accent nearly worse than Robson Green, enuf to hammer him in it`s own right!

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #21

    CT – What the frakin are you on????

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  • DrMagpie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #22

    I thought the lads did a great job today… held the ball and looked in control for most of the game.
    Shola was nothing special though, we definitely need another striker up front!

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #23

    After a poor first goal to give away the Toon played as smart as Hughton looked. Have to say I was very impressed with the performance today.
    From the timing of the first goal we pretty much had a stranglehold on the game and the mixture of long balls and quick, neat and short interpassing in the midfield and especially on the left between Jose and Jonas was great to watch.
    We played with great confidence and I think a lot of the credit for that goes toTiote who mops up like a sponge in midfield with impressive skill as well as bite.
    Simpson may well need another run out against Arsenal to dust off the rustiness but all in all a great end to a turbulent week.

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 24, 2010 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Simpson – almost the same like perch(crap) but maybe becos he just got back from injured.he should improve his attacking skils
    Colocini n willaimson-shaggy during the first half
    Barton- did well on the right evrn less support from simpson
    Carroll – definitely MOM, the dsme carroll during the first three game, determine and never stop!
    Ameobi-improve a bit by keeping the ball more than beforr, but his shots are poor

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  • baro

    Oct 24, 2010 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #25

    Brilliant by wonder boy Andy CaRRoLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sav

    Oct 24, 2010 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #26

    Not one yellow card to either side today. Is that a record?

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  • xfer

    Oct 24, 2010 at 5:16 AM

    Comment #27

    Good job and well done lads! My concern is that CH doesnt make the substitution by bringing fresh leg into the game, or even to kill time.

    Not the first time… I would like to see Routledge or Loven to come off the bench to bring some speed into the team when the opposition tires. CH rarely makes a substitution around the 60-70 mins mark.

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 24, 2010 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #28

    Agreed with you xfer

    Routledge, lovenkrands and even raylor can play the last 15 mins

    Roultedge can use his pace to make counter attack

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  • Alinufc

    Oct 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #29

    I think hughton made a hell of a risk puttin barton on wing and for me it worked out. His crossin was excellent was exactly what we needed to use big andy

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