Newcastle 1 Tottenham 1 – Spurs Get Injury Time Equalizer


Lightning has struck twice against this Newcastle United team in their last two games, because again today a win was turned into a draw when Aaron Lennon equalized for Tottenham in the first minute of injury time.


On 51 minutes Fabricio Coloccini had put Newcastle ahead with a good goal when he rifled in his shot, and it looked like Newcastle were going to hang on for a much needed win – after last Sunday’s calamity.

But then we did it again – and let in an equalizer in injury time –  to not only prevent a clean sheet again – but to give away another two points – and now we’ve dropped 4 valuable points in two games – because we should have beaten both Sunderland and Spurs.

And since next Saturday is the FA Cup 4th round, the Newcastle fans will have to wait a full 11 days before we visit Fulham, and forget about another disappointing result – give the excellent performance the lads put in.

Yes – we’ll have to hope it’s not 1-0 down at Craven Cottage when we reach 90 minutes – that’s true.

So that’s 4 points dropped in the last two games by conceding our only goal in injury time. It’s just sickening.

Draws are nearly as bad as defeats these days because a solitary point from a game is not what will get us up that league  – we needs wins and all 3 points.

Not to rub it in too much – but Sunderland also beat Blackpool at Bloomfield Road today 2-1 – to make things even worse.

Tottenham started this game at a high tempo, over the first 20 minutes or so, before Newcastle started to come more into the game.

Tottenham lost Gareth Bale in the 11th minute, when the Welsh international limped off and was replaced by former Newcastle defender Sebastian Bassong.

Newcastle created some decent chances in the first half, but we were missing the finishing of Andy Carroll today, as both Shola Ameobi and Leon Best missed some decent chances in the first half.

Maybe Alan Pardew should think again about bringing in a striker – because we should have more than one goal in each of our last two games, with the chances we had.

And then just before half time, goalkeeper Steve Harper made a great save that prevented Jermaine Defoe putting them ahead in the closing moments, but Newcastle had done well in the first half.

Then  on 59 minutes Fab Coloccini got the all important first goal, when he chested down Danny Guthrie’s cross nicely, and hit a first time shot beyond goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.

And Newcastle went after the second goal, remembering what happened last Sunday, and only two fine saves from the Italian goalkeeper  prevented Peter Lovenkrands and then Shola Ameobi from putting Newcastle two up.

And Tottenham then came close to an equalizer when on 76 minutes Luka Modric hit the bar.

Nile Ranger went close to a second Newcastle goal in the 89th minute, with a wonderful opportunity, but he again hit the ball wide, but it still looked like we were almost home and dry.

We don’t want to be too hard on the London teenager,  but that’s about the 3rd time we’ve seen Nile Ranger miss a glorious opportunity since Alan Pardew arrived as manager, when it looked easier to score than to miss.

And then would you believe it – Spurs equalized two minutes later, when they hardly deserved a point from this game.

But we suppose after the game Harry Redknapp will say he’ll take the point,  just like Steve Bruce said the same when they walked away with an undeserved point after being outplayed buy this good looking Newcastle side.

But if Newcastle keep giving goals away in injury time,  we’ll probably lose a lot more points this season, that’s for sure.

Lennon cut inside and hit his shot inside the post, a minute into stoppage time, and Spurs were level, and worse than that – for the second time in two games Newcastle wilted in injury time.

The performance was good but the result again wasn’t what the lads had deserved in this game.

This is going to be really hard for the fans, and the players too, to take for the next 11 days before we face Fulham.

But trying to remain positive, Newcastle again played very well today and should have had all 3 points – but this is deja vu all over again – as we said the exact same thing last Sunday.

And this game was meant to be won, so we could get over that disappointment of losing two points last week – but make that 4 points after this disappointment this afternoon.

These dropping of points could  be crucial to Newcastle this season, not because we’ll end up in a relegation spot, but we could still end up in quite a good position in the Premier League.

But there has to be something wrong with the lads’ concentration so late in these games.  We should have won today and we didn’t – that’s the bottom line – again.

As we said it seems like deja vu.

What was that about it being hard to be  a Newcastle United supporter?

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83 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Lucky Spuds.We should have killed the game off!

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  • Sinner

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #2
  • IndieGeordie

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah we shud have killed the game off! But looking at shot for shot and chance for chance for both teams, and comparing the teams, we played well and gained a valuable point and we are 7th.

    Gutted about what could have been though!

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  • IndieGeordie

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Get 6 points out of fulham and Bburn games and we should be good. The way we are defending (except for injury time!) we could nick a point from arsenal as well! HYTL!

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  • Sinner

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    A win for next game is a MUST!

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  • yankazaz

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #6

    we dominated them, but we throw our win away. Too many chances that can turn in to a goal for us. Im totally disappoint and, it’s broke my heart when lennon scored.

    We need to take any chance, even the small of chances into goal and we’ll be Europe next year…

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #7

    we lose couple of times at st james park, and now we are dropping 4 points from 2 games.

    we need points, the more the better.

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  • tdt

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #8

    We played well, but were unlucky at the last once again. Positive signes though. Dominated so called wonderful spurts, who looked like lazy and arregant, ie thet expected to come up here and wipe the floor with us. Thats one of the reasons why we should have won. But like I say we were just unlucky today. Bodes well for the future though. HTL

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  • JSimpson19

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #9

    second game i have missed this season, second time colo has scored, i travelled all the way to watford last season, was 2 minutes late and missed his goal then. ARGH!!! 🙁

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Selfish Ranger, he should have passed the ball to Lovenkrands… but he still was better than Shola.. Hope Danny is OK, he made the perfect pass to Colo and was geting in form again. Please write any news about him. Thank you, Ed 🙂

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  • IndieGeordie

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah ranger needs to improve his link up play big time! There is none existing at the moment!

    Good one on one with defenders but cant pass for Christs sake!

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  • Magickit

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #12

    at 89 min , we have a chance in counter attack when 4pple to 2 pple , why we pass the ball to spurs so easily. we should keep the possession !

    btw, Bull is really a very good defender, see how his marking to lennon for the first 60 mins !!!
    Simpson should learn from him !

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  • steburnip

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #13

    I think a point is a fair result!

    But for there goal, was so obvious where Lennon was gonna go. Play him on his left and he will fall over!!

    Gutted but hey that’s football!!

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  • Vinicinhos

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Where is the Plus and Minus, of each comment?

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  • Sinner

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Correct me if im wrong,but Lennon use to be in left wing position.
    That damn Harry knew,that Lennon stood no chance against Enrique,so him send him on the otherside.
    Simpson was good,but still needs to work on his game.

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  • Alinufc

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #16

    im sorry edd really love the blog but this is simply not true “And this game was meant to be won, so we could get over that disappointment of losing two points last week” , this tottenham team is not the tottenham team that used to be just hanging in the premier league this is the team that beat inter milan and are stil in the champions league, this is the team that most people were betting on to be the first to actually beat man u so im bl**dy over the moon if someone had said it b4 the game i would have taken it admitadely those extra two points would have been nice

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  • jj

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #17

    We really need to kill games off, just when you need your striker to hold the ball up to waste a few seconds he gives it away, just when you need your CB to win that one header he doesnt, just when you need anyone to win the second ball they dont, just when you need your defence to keep lennon on his left foot you let him cum inside……

    All in all i was happy with a point and another good performance but minor errors are costing us points

    but hey…were 7th and lets hope big andy is back for the fulham game

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  • connor_nufc

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #18

    7th so europe at the end of the season HTL!

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  • dunzer1990

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #19

    that spurs team today was not the same team that beat Inter Milan, they were there for the taking and just like we didn’t have the confidence and composure to finish the scum last Sunday we have let another valuable 2 points drop again today. Admittedly we all would have taken a point before the game and that we are well on course for a comfortable mid-table finish but hey..we can push for Europe!

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  • Oba

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Feels like two losses but in reality I’d take 2 points from those two matches. Guess who was on Lennon when he scored btw? Oh yes, James Perch. Why even bring him on? Pathetic player.

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  • colwell

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #21

    The boys did really well today. Simpsons only problem was he was always about 20 yards away from Lennon needed to get alot closer. Get in al Left winger to play with Enrique and put Jonas on the right he plays much better there.

    Our Best signing in the summer HOPEFULLY is Jose.
    Harry couldn`t find Lennon at half time Jose still had him in his back pocket lol

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Guys,we might drop down alot of positions,as our next match is in FEB. There are still games for other teams in JAN. 🙁

    Europe? we shall leave that aside first.

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  • brighter

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #23

    A misery for COLO.
    I cant absolutely accepted this draw.
    Because We made repeated mistakes equalizing goal.
    As simple I say

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  • brighter

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #24

    A misery for COLO.
    I cant absolutely accepted this draw.
    Because We made repeated mistakes equalizing goal.
    Learn it immediately.

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  • toonster88

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #25

    we could find excuses saying we were playing a champions league side….but what the f@@@…so were we once.there just isnt any excuses…especially when its twice in a row.the only comfort is that both our last two games atleast gave us some points.

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  • connor_nufc

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Fribricio the super striker

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  • dunzer1990

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Course we can push for Europe, the scum are pushing for it and we have as good a squad as theirs if not better so come on lets hold on to that famous Toon ambition!!we aren’t gonna get relegated, so why play like relegation battlers who sneak a goal and sit back and invite pressure!?

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  • GeordieMeerkat

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Gutted about today’s result but I’d have taken that beforehand as Spurs have the ability to destroy most teams. The game does show that with 2 or 3 good signings we could really push on.

    On a side note, Darren Bent has already scored for Villa.

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  • connor_nufc

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #29

    Lol that was quick

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  • newcastle10

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #30

    its fab colochini birthday 2 day

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #31

    What a story. the £18 million man scores in the 18th minute! Hart perhaps at fault, as Young’s shot didn’t seem to carry much power at all. 😯

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  • AngelOfDeath

    Jan 22, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Is also colo creamy 100 appearances for NUFC.

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  • STS_Toon

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #33

    I see Ireland hasn’t even made the bench for Villa! Would love him here. He was running Man City when he was a regular. Hope that story is true.

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Bit gutted but We have handled ourselves well against2 strong teams. Still think We can pick at least 7 pts in next 3 games and We are nearly there. Ap is still learning about team to. Carver will help us developed. Ac to come back , with tote in a games time, going and Ben arts next month. And maybe some last minute signing with a decent la ( Jonas better on right) and another creative player/ striker We could really push on. Ne bad for a consolidation season hey boys. Sure plastic fans will find some gripes but the futures bright the futures black and white.

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  • baro

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Great game today was! Great job by the lads today! We should of really snatched 3 points but we failed to win the game.

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  • MJR

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Dunzer1990 – you can’t have watched the match? After we scored we kept attacking and attacking and there are a number of players guilty of bad finishing. We certainly didn’t sit back and invite pressure. Proud of the lads today

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Should be tiote and gosling lol

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  • baro

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #38

    STS_TOON

    Isn’t Ireland injured?

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #39

    We played really well today but certain parts proved we need a striker that can convert those chances also when on the counter a winner with pace!

    I’m liking collocini’s forward runs 😀

    Hopefully we’ll have a couple of new faces in next week ready for the fulham game!

    HWTL

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  • baro

    Jan 22, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #40

    By the way lads we are now in 7th! Is that EUROPE?

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