Arsenal 0 Newcastle 1 – Magnificent Magpies Shoot Down Gunners

In what was another magnificent performance from Chris Hughton’s side this afternoon against the mighty Arsenal, Newcastle have got their third win of the season in London – where’s Chris Hughton from again?

Newcastle started brightly and outplayed Arsenal for the first 15 minutes or so, before the Gunners started to get going and move into their stride.

But Newcastle looked a very well organized side, and they always appear to be well coached these days, and the lads  took everything the London side could throw at them.

But on 39 minutes, a world class save from young Tim Krul from a Sami Nasri snap shot on 39 minutes, kept Newcastle level – it was a fabulous stop from the 22 year-old, who somehow turned the ball over the bar, and Tim had a very strong game today.

And then would you believe it – after showing up well in the first half, with some determined running at the Arsenal defense, Andy Carroll soared high like a bird, to a cross from – who else – Joey Barton – and beat goalkeeper Fabianski to head the ball home. That was Andy’s 6th goal of the season, and what a goal it was from Andy – and right in front of the England manager Fabio Capello.

But for Newcastle – who played 4-4-2 away from home, had to thank Ivory Coast whizkid  Cheick Tiote for another top performance, as he battled for the midfield, and had another terrific game for the Magpies – what a buy this boy is.

Wenger knew he was in trouble at half time and brought on Andrei Arshavin and Robin van Persie very early in the second half, as the home fans became increasingly frustrated, as Newcastle’s defense was having one of their best games of the season and were absorbing everything thrown at them..

Newcastle would have expected heavy pressure in that second half, and they got it, and then Arsenal threw on Nicklas Bendtner for the last 18 minutes for their final substitution.

And as Chris did last Sunday against Sunderland, he brought on 18 year-old Nile Ranger for Shola Ameobi, to leave two big lads up front, and Newcastle held on for a memorable victory – against one of the top sides in Europe.

It was Newcastle’s first win at Arsenal in 11 visits – and we had said we were therefore due a win. 😀

Boos from the Arsenal fans at the end of the game but dare we say it – Newcastle deserved all 3 points this afternoon with some excellent defending – and nobody doubts the will of this Newcastle side this season – nobody.

And it’s another feather in the cap for manager Chris Hughton is who is fast becoming a folk hero on Tyneside.

But we know the drill and we have two upcoming home games against Blackburn and Fulham – and we must win those games, and the lads  will not get carried aw, and neither will we – although it’s very very hard.

But having said all that – this was a wonderful performance and a fantastic result for a gallant Newcastle United side.

Don’t forget to let us know who you think Newcastle’s best player was in our poll on the home page.


Arsenal: Fabianski; Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy; Walcott, Song, Fabregas, Nasri (Arshavin, 56), Wilshere (Bendtner, 72); Chamakh (van Persie,, 57).
Subs not used: Szczesny, Rosicky, Djourou, Eboue.
Newcastle United: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Enrique; Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez; Ameobi (Ranger, 82), Carroll.
Subs not used: Soderberg, Campbell, S Taylor, Routledge, Smith, Lovenkrands.
Goals: Carroll 45
Bookings: Clichy 23, Tiote 32, Fabregas 69, Sagna 90
Sent off: Koscielny 90
Attendance: 60,059
Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral)

34 comments so far

  • Toon XI

    Nov 7, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Impressive! Absolutely impressive.

  • CT

    Nov 7, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #2

    ARSENIL. Hoots is a geordie, give him his contract before we lose him!

  • Thump

    Nov 7, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Amazing! If we can keep this up “over achieving” will be an understatement.

    Just imagine what we could have got with HBA in the side!

  • korn8

    Nov 7, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Fantastic performance by the lads! 🙂

    Hughton is so brave and showed courage of a big dimention today!

    Now lets hope this nonsense about Carroll and Nolan are pure gossip(NUFC have issued a statement), lets hope Carroll is a Newcastle number 9 for the rest of his career, lets hope that Ashley stays, puts money in the club and gives Hughton a proper contract!


  • xfer

    Nov 7, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Top performance from Tiote. Saw him before he was here, and knew we got a great player who is not going good in front of the back 4, but also good on the ball.

    It was a fantastic TEAM performance and it had to be against Arsenal who is known for their team work.

    Shocked with the win tbh, wasnt expecting much. Cant remember the last time I saw a team containing Arsenal for so much of the game.

    Good job Chris!

  • sjc07

    Nov 7, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Masterclass tactics again. Let’s keep building! CH deserves the plaudits and Carroll should get th call up he deserves

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Nov 7, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #7

    these last 3 prem results have litterally been 3 of the best in my whole 22 years of being a geordie.

    carroll is a beast, hope that impressed you cappello you italian p!ss flap

  • CT

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Pleased to see club considering taking legal action against NOTW. Need to put an end to all this shitmongering! But it shows we are getting to them. What crap in the rags after today? By the way Carrol`s value now £50 mill. HWTL

  • GeordieDan

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Fantastic, Awesome display by the lads today!!!

    Hughton’s tactics outshone Wenger’s on their own patch, which is a phenomenal achievement!

    There are too many positives to take out of this game to list for us. Great game, great team, great effort, great week!!! Well done lads you done the Geordie Nation proud yet again!

  • dave 1961

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #10

    what a difference having a proper referee makes without their 2 goals head start they get beaten, and also when Chris stops trying to play at being a top manager, fiddling with the team, he actually looks a great one, is this the point we take off at, surly Mike Ashley can trust Chris with his money, a few more players like the last two & we could challenge for the E*****r league.

  • Solaidback

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #11

    I’ve got to say I was soooooooo impressed by our team today, 1 for all & frak the rest, we played as a team, we battled as a team & we won as a team….. every player deserved that win as we played Arsenil at their own game & we won, we out passed them, we out tackled them & we out scored them….. well done to all at the TOON, fatastic match… HWTL,,,

    I did think the ref was a bit bias towarded Arsenil in the first half & we were lucky but second half we won big time…..

  • Nojdani

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Fantastic result :o) Howay The Lads!!!!

  • Nojdani

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #13


  • eplforecast

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Barton for England after that performance

    Motm with carroll for me. Brillant from both of them

    Tiote brilliant as well.

  • sparetheman

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Amazing stuff. I love this team – we’ve got a great mix of strength and skill… and we can finally defend a lead now!

    It’s at times like these I like to remember what many of the self-proclaimed ‘proper’ football people were expecting from us at the beginning of the season:

  • Spursfaninpeace

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Well done Toon good to see you guys back in the big time, fantastic result today well deserved well done again:)


  • davis_toons

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #17

    IS good to have HBA but dp remb, we need players back to defence as well when in need and

    Gutiz does a very good job in that as well in this game. he track back and cover the cross from going into the box.

  • Anis

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #18

    tomorrow’s headlines:
    ‘A Towering Header’: Something that Mr. Rooney can’t do

  • dazza

    Nov 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #19

    great performances all round. Colo was so composed, simpson looked like perfect foil for el torro. joans and nolan worked super hard and barton, tiote, and the front two made teh diff.

    long live the Hoot regime!

  • willowdalerez

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Had to miss the match as it was a 9 am start over here across the pond where I was attending early dim-sum so my in-laws could get an early start for home. I was however sporting my No. 9 NUFC Carroll jersey and got home to the goods news! FANtastic!!!

    Five CH a 5 year mandate before another club lures him away. WRT to that post re Chelsea buying up Andy he is the future & face of the club for NUFC to let him go would be foolish and would outrage and the fanbase… they just gave him No. 9 (remember he was 24 like a case of American beer) and I don’t think they’d even consider it!

    I will definitely not forget last week’s local derby and I can’t wait to see this match on replay! The Magpies aren’t just UP we are BACK!!!!!!!


  • midlandstoon

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #21

    I know its only temporary and a long hard season is still ahead but its so good to see us back in the top half of the table where we belong. However consistency is excellence. By the way where are the doom mongers on here!! Beefy you out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • midlandstoon

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #22

    wheres daffy???????????????/

  • ardenTOON

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Seriously have’nt seen Newcastle defend so well in a long long time against a top team. Carroll is our main man and i hope the chelsea rumours remain just that..ranger seems to be a handful. HOOTS deserves a lot more than he gets/ HWTL

  • kevymartins

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #24

    some1 correct me are we 4th or 5th???

  • moonraker

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m in dreamland! One of my best mates is a gooner and the last few years he’s even stopped taking the p*** cos it’s been so easy for them.

    Not even Bobby Robson could get an away win against them! Hughton is fantastic and he is so dignified even when we outplay teams.

    He has restored the geordies’ pride big-time. With him in charge we have a great future. HWTL 🙂

  • moonraker

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #26

    We are now 5th after Man City win 🙂

  • kevymartins

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #27

    kk cheers moonraker

    yeeeeooeeoooo were 5th hahahehe

  • Thump

    Nov 7, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #28

    I think it’s a bit of a stretch to say we “outpassed” and “outplayed” Arsenal – we just made the most of our chance(s). Ranger could have made it 2-0 had he not have been brought down but honestly I don’t have a slight issue with how we played today.

    Barton is a bit of a concern because he isn’t a winger or wide midfielder but nearly every time he touched the ball we had a game through the middle. It’s like he hits their defensive third and runs into a brick wall, he isn’t a wide player but if he gets the ball in the offensive third then it’s happy days.


  • liam85

    Nov 7, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m SOOOOO proud of Newcastle. My sisters boyfriend supports Arsenal and he’s been going on about beating us in this game all week. Of course being a Newcastle supporter you can’t assume we are going to win (although I always think to myself we always can if we try) so I kept my cool.. Now I’m so proud of Newcastle as I can rub it in his face. I love Newcastle always will!!! well done lads! onwards and upwards.. play from the heart and we might finish better than expected 🙂

  • ThaiMag

    Nov 7, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #30

    I can’t remember when was the last time we win 3 consecutive matches. What a great result today. Long may it continue.

  • Nufc4Ever

    Nov 7, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Faboulous win for Newcastle! I feel both surprised and extremely happy=)
    To be honest I never managed to keep it cool and I had the feeling Assenil would score any minute for the whole game!!

  • dave 1961

    Nov 7, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #32

    cant wait for the sunderland game out on dvd on the 10/11

  • Brutooon

    Nov 8, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #33

    Carroll was everywhere at the pitch, look confident enough. If he is still not being called to the England Squad, then there is a problem with Fabio Capello

    Barton and Nolan – control the midfield, frustrate fabregas and wilkshere at all time

    Tiote- Arsenal knew about his strength, thats why they try to stop him. but they failed 🙂

    Ameobi- work well control the ball during our attack

    Back 4- work as a unit eventhough several mistakes nearly lead to a goal

  • Magickit

    Nov 8, 2010 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #34

    start to worry if tiote is injured or banned.

    Imagine how Alan Smith can do his work ?


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