Newcastle Took Control Of The Game In The Second Half


Jonas Gutierrez has made it clear that today’s win against Sunderland means a lot to the players, as well as to the Newcastle fans.

Jonas Gutierrez in action – he had a good game today

Jonas was  named in the Argentine national team for next month’s friendlies against Venezuela and Nigeria, and he put in an excellent performance for the Newcastle side today.

That was especially true in the second half,  when Newcastle got on top, and sealed the game with a wonderful free kick from utility player, Ryan Taylor, and it was Ryan’s 7th goal at Newcastle.

Jonas won the free kick from which Ryan put the ball into the back of the net, and the Argentine again showed his energy and enthusiasm in this game.

And that helped to turn the game in Newcastle favor in the final 45 minutes,  after Sunderland had been the better side in the first half.

This is what Jonas said after the game:

“It means a lot to the fans, and to us as well.” “In the first half, maybe they were a bit better than us but in the second half we took control of the game and I think it’s a good result for us.”

“I was fouled and then Ryan did that, so I’m happy – but the most important thing is three points for the team because we were away from home and it was against Sunderland, which is a big, big derby for the fans.”

Newcastle had a stone cold penalty appeal turned down in the first-half after just 15 minutes, when Joey Barton’s header was deliberately  handled on the line by Sebastian Larsson.

How is it that not one of the four game officials saw the incident, when everybody in the crowd saw it, and it was replayed on TV to show that Larsson should also have been sent off.

But Newcastle were awarded a corner, so some official saw it come off Larsson.

Gutierrez talked about the incident:

“I think it was a penalty, but it’s okay now because we scored in the second half.”  “I said to the ref ‘you are going to see after the game on the TV that it was a penalty’ but he didn’t see it.”

“He can’t give a penalty if he doesn’t see, so I understand. But I think he’ll watch the highlights tonight and see it was a penalty!”

Newcastle now have a good four points from their opening two tough games, and they entertain Fulham at home next Sunday.

Newcastle also play in the Carling cup on Thursday night, and it will be  important that Alan Pardew field a strong enough side to get through that tie.

Gutierrez has his feet  firmly on the ground though,  and is looking at the season from game to game, but nevertheless the 4 points will give the lads a lot of confidence.

Jonas continued:

“We go game-by-game,”   “It’s a long season and a hard league, so now we have to think about the next game.”

“It’s going to be at home, so it’s a good opportunity to get three points for the fans.”

“The fans are already happy with us after winning the derby but it’s a good opportunity to get another three points.”

The Newcastle team showed today they still have a lot of fight and courage in their ranks,  after taking a bit of a pummeling in that first half, but jut like last week against Arsenal they held on, and then came back very well in the second half.

We couldn’t have asked for more from the lads today than all 3 points, and they did us proud.

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81 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #1

    jonas is a geordie, jonas is a geordie la la la la

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  • niffnoff

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Guttierez was amazing today.
    Howay the lads!

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  • I still can’t understand that Coloccini doesn’t get picked for the Argentine squad. Oh well I suppose their loss is our gain.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Anything going on with our two french trialists?

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  • thebionicMAG

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #5

    I we can draw against The Gunners and beat Scumberland on their own patch with a team thats not even particularly playing well not to mention complete…Just think when we hit for and sign a few more players! HWTL!

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #6

    @dannyo Nothing with them but a striker called JJ Hooper in the U18’s got a hat-trick against Chelski.

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  • Drona

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #7

    ryan taylor over the wall!

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  • thebionicMAG, and that Sir, is exactly what I am hoping Pardew is saying to Ashley this very minute on the phone.

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  • Robin_S

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #9

    What a fantastic win, personally I thought our heads would not be at the game today, but they were great, solid and yes there is life after Nolan Carroll and Enriqe. Bring on Fulham at home and a total of 7 points

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Dannyo

    Heard nothing on the two French kids mate. I would also like to know. Thought Coloccini,Jonas and S.Taylor where top notch today and Krul is some bloody keeper. Hope we don’t lose him lol.

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  • Oleg G

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Hi guys – A REQUEST! PLEASE READ.

    Is there anyone who knows how I can watch the re-run of the game? I missed it today (stupid!) and I want to see the game even thought I know the result, just want to see the team plays.

    Maybe someone recorded the game on their computer or know a torrent or something where I can download the game?
    Maybe some stream of the re-run?

    Anything.

    Please, if you can help me it would be really great.

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  • marcos_nufc

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope that the team an we Newcastle United fans will have good news this coming week.If Newcastle bring in a new left back and maybe a new striker to strengthen the squad it will fine because the players and the fans will know that Newcastle United are taking this season seriously, they aim top 10 or something better.Let`s take this opportunity I can`t stand negativism at all.
    @marcos_nufc_rj

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #13

    @GeordieCoaster
    Aye, i saw that, he signed for us couple of days ago after having a trial. Was watched by Tottenham and Real Madrid.
    Seems to be a find according to his debut 😉

    @Toon1978
    Aye, there were more players performing today compared to the Arsenal game. We’re getting there, we’re getting there..
    I’m so happy Krul already looks so safe and secure considering his age. He’s a young goalie brimming with confidence. Great to see!

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Our Argies are definitely plucky, so reliable. Jonas is a big match player too, never hides.

    If I were ever go sleighing in Alaska, I’ll take Jonas ‘el galgo’ Gutierrez, stuff your Huskies!

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Would love to see Cissoko through the door. Not sure about that African kid, his attitude seems wrong. Went on strike from his current club and his club before that. Think we should forget him and move on.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Dannyo

    Bloody hell, i didn’t know Tottenham and Real Madrid.where watching Hooper. Seems like we have done well getting him in. Things are looking good with the current with the youngins we are bringing in.

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  • Toon1978, didn’t Ben Arfa go on strike to secure his move to us as well?

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Anyone agree we should use Obertan as an impact player? His pace could be useful when the opposing team is tiring. I would pick Gosling ahead of him for the right mid spot.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #19

    @Toon1978

    Aye, i agree on the french kid. I can’t seem to take to him, and striking at two clubs aswell. And this is his 2nd year for the club, u can’t go striking after just having gone a year with your contract. Dislike it very much.
    And i don’t like the type of players he is, we have similar types in Best, Ba and Shola.
    Except they could beat the hell out of that kid. They’re big men, he’s a stick with legs.

    I’m NOT convinced.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #20

    GG

    Not sure mate. You could be right.

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #21

    @Oleg if you’re in uk it is on ss2 now. Just missed the clattermole challenge and the goal. Gutierez was outstanding 2nd half. His dribbling was quality and won us some dangerous free kicks. I am delighted with the result. The performance was satisfactory maybe slightly better but if we can win when we aren’t fully at the races i can’t wait to see this team when it is fully in motion. Great day HWTL!

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #22

    I think Obertan in ‘normal’ games (like next weeks), will shine. He still ripped a few players with his pace today and put in the quality cross that Shola headed wide (lucky sod off side 😛 ), probably asked to play a little more disciplined too.

    Patience.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #23

    @mattnufc

    I agree, he was completely gone in the first half i thought, and he has some learning to do from Gutti when it comes to running for 90 mins.
    God, Gosling was soooo close with his chance there, but waaay too slow with his touch. Made me think that maybe Obertan would’ve gotten it if he was still on.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Dannyo

    Gosling should have buried that chance he had. Think it all went to quick for him.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #25

    i would pick gosling too, i think he’s unlucky not to have started, looks quality, obertan would be better in a 442.

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  • mattnufc

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #26

    I think the Gosling chance was a v good save actually. He tried to chip the keeper but the goalie just got it. It was Gosling’s first game back so can’t be too critical. Not that the goal mattered in the end 😛

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #27

    thebionicMAG – Spot on m8

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Gosling didn’t cost a goal or give it away in sloppy position to make us concede like last away game (not totally his fault) so i am happy with him. Where exactly was cabaye playing today because at times he was further forward than shola. Also Shola did his job perfectly today. I am usualy one of his big complainers when things go wrong (he is a bit of a scapegoat) but he held it up well and bossed the physical battle with brown and ferdinand. 😀

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #29

    @Andy

    Cabaye would be much more of threat in the middle of the field rather than at DM with Tiote.
    Cabaye does DM well, but i’d like to think he could do CM even better. He’s an intelligent player and seems to be a step ahead when reading the game, i think thats why he’s so far ahead sometimes.
    I’m gonna give a shout to Cabaye saying he’ll be in the PL team when season ends.

    As for Shola; Completely different player today, he bossed Brown and Ferdinand well as you say, Ferdinand has big trouble with him, and Brown had big trouble with Cabaye. Fun to see 🙂

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #30

    great 2nd half-display me thinks. jonas, colo, krul were immense. can’t remeber jonas having a better game? great defensive work…

    and who is this jj hooper guy? scored 3 for the u18 against chelsea earlier!

    both our argies were incredible today, someone should do a youtube-vid of the two with “the ecstasy of gold” playing along. haha, that would be pure class! colos reaction after hius equaliser against wigan sends shivers down my spine everytime.

    get cissokho & a striker over the line and bring on fulham. 3-1.

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  • Bucks mag

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Jonas was immense today absolutely everywhere for the team, anyone else really pleased to see the shirts hand over at the end as well? Looked as though our team spirit is intact thank God. Inconsistency was our bane last season, we can beat Fulham no problems if we play our stuff, QPR after that as well which you would like to think is winnable, this might just shape up nicely with some new signings… c’mon the Toon!

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #32

    We should put in a cheeky bid for Messi, I really think he would do well for us, but it could be hard for him to get in the starting line up, I still think Barton is worlds ahead of him in terms of overall ability and contribution to the team, but I would rather have him in the team than Ben (injury-prone) Arfa

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #33

    @zaktoon_swede

    Watch my comment at #13, there’s a teeny wee bit about him.

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #34

    ah cheers dannyo! great stuff

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  • Andy

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #35

    BucksMag what happened? They were thrown to the crowd? I’m just so happy cabaye proved the old debate frenchies no heart no bottle totally wrong today. That pleased me more than anything (bar the result obvs) even if he was lucky to stay on. Bit of fire in his belly that is for sure!

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Just watched an interview of Coloccini and the bloke is a true professional. He has come on leaps and bounds since his first season and i hope he is here for another 4-5 years. Just a little worried as Ashley does not seem to like giving older player longer contacts but Coloccini should be an exception. He is a quality defender and it would be wise for the club to offer him another contract.

    OHHHHH COLOCCINI YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE OHHH COLOCCINI I’LL LET YOU SHAG MY MY WIFE OHH COLOCCINI I WANT CURLY HAIR TOOOOOOOOOO. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #37

    That JJ Hooper seems a confidant young lad and so he should be after scoring a hat-trick on his debut. He could be our new gem.

    Does anyone know how his 3 goals were scored ?? I am very interested to know if it was a fluke or they really were great goals and not just poke-ins. Even if they were a hat-trick is still impressive.

    Does anyone know ???

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #39

    @JP…from The Rock

    1. Dan Taylor’s good work saw his cross parried by Beeney straight into the direction of Hooper, who calmly finished the rebound.
    2. And Hooper put the juniors ahead for a second time five minutes later, as substitute Michael Hoganson’s cross was deflected into his path and the striker turned and buried the ball into the bottom corner.
    3. JJ collected Michael Riley’s long ball and after beating the defender, produced another composed finish as he side-footed the winner past Chelsea’s Beeney.

    There u go 😉 Shame we can’t watch it :/

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 20, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #40

    zaktoon_swede & Dannyo – Thank you so much much appreciated 🙂

    They seem to be 3 really good goals.

    Start him in our next first-team match! LOL

    No seriously he sounds exremely promising. Does Carr spot these promising kids for us too is that another scouts job? Whoever he is he looks to be doing fantasticly and earning every penny of his salary.

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