Scunthorpe 1 Newcastle 2 – Brilliant Sammy Ameobi Goal Wins It For Magpies AET – Match Report


Newcastle scraped through this game after extra time with the scores tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes,  and  the spectacular winner came from a magnificent goal from Sammy Ameobi, his first for his local club, after 112 minutes, and Newcastle can also thank Tim Krul for two or three brilliant saves that kept Newcastle in this game.

In the first half Newcatsle were just hopeless, they just were not at the races at all, and that’s the third game in a row that’s happened.

And the side was rightly down by a score of 1-0 at half time, but as in  the last three games, they were a different side in the second half and then missed a multitude of chances, and it was left to Ryan Taylor with another stunning free kick after 79 minutes to put Newcastle level.

Newcastle tried to win the game in the 90 minutes, after they had drawn level,  but missed too many chances, and it was left to young Sammy Ameobi to win the game for Newcastle in extra time – the second period of extra time.

The two substitutes Sammy and Haris Vukcic gave Newcastle much more energy in the second half,  and Alan Pardew will need to play these lads more often.

Demba Ba looked completely out of sorts tonight, and gave a good impression of a lazy Shola Ameobi, so you see what I mean.

And Leon Best missed too many chances he should have put away,  and Newcastle must sign a striker who can put some of the chances into the back of the net.

Newcastle got the game going tonight and it was Scunthorpe who took the game to Newcastle immediately, and fter 13 minutes Cabaye uncharacteristically gave the ball away just outside the penalty area, but Eddie Nolan shot straight at Krul, who saved easily.

Then just one minute later a Dagnall shot was deflected just wide of Krul’s right hand post for a corner, as Scunthorpe were attacking Newcastle, and having much more of the early play.

Newcastle were not at the races in the first 15 minutes, and they paid for their lackadaisical start, when after just 15 minutes a cross came in from the right, and the ball was headed back into the middle, and a completely unmarked Dagnall put the ball past Krul.

Where was the defense?  Nowhere to be seen.

After 22 minutes some nice individual play by Marveaux gave Newcastle a free kick 30 yards out in the middle of the park and Ryan Taylor hit his shot just left of the upright, but it was a decent effort, and then oOn 29 minutes a good cross from Marveaux was headed down well by Leon Best, but the goalkeeper made a decent save to his left – a good effort from Best.

Newcastle were trying to come back into this game, but seemed to have a huge hangover from the Sunderland game, and then Lovenkrands moved in from the right wing in threatening fashion, but his shot was well wide.

Then a couple of minutes later on 32 minutes, Cabaye tried a shot from all of 35 yards out, but it was  easily saved by Scunthorpe goalkeeper Lillis, and just before half time Mike Williamson limped off with a leg injury, and Steven Taylor came on.

Mike has looked a good yard off the pace and a bit uncertain in the first half.

Newcastle had come into the game a lot more in the last 15 minutes of the first half, but then Cabaye went into the referee’s book for the second successive game just before half time, for a mistimed tackle in the middle of the park.

Scunthorpe have yet to win in League One this season but they went in at the break 1-0 up and were the better side in that first half, and rather easily too.

Alan Pardew would have given the lads a right rollicking at half time, and the Newcastle side would have to show a lot more energy in the final 45 minutes of the game, if the team was to remain in the Carling Cup this season.

Newcastle started unchanged in the second half, and on 50 minutes Lovenkrands had a good chance but the goalkeeper blocked the ball well, then Leon Best hit the rebound towards goal and that was also blocked, and then Peter Lovenkrands blasted over when it looked easier to score.

On 51 minutes Steven Taylor was booked and then Tim Krul made a good save from Dagnall as he broke free inside the penalty area.   Then on 55 minutes Leon Best missed an absolute sitter when the ball came in from the left wing and he missed the ball completely 12 yards out – how embarrassing.

On 65 minutes Sammy Ameobi came on for Demba Ba, who was very poor tonight, and Sammy immediately made a difference with some good runs down the left wing.   On 67 minutes a suicidal back pass the Tim Krul was well kicked away by the goalkeeper, and then Danny Simpson missed a high ball coming into the penalty area, but another good save by Krul.

On 68 minutes Ameobi  went on a good run on the left and it was a great cross, but Dan Gosling couldn’t put it home from just 12 yards out – another chance missed.  And then on 70 minutes Haris Vuckic came on for Dan Gosling.

Dan looked okay tonight but obviously needs more playing time to get his sharpness  back.

And then on 72 minutes a magnificent save from Tim Krul kept Newcastle from going 2-0 down.

A cross came in from the left and a Scunthorpe player headed the ball goal wards,  but it hit Coloccini and the ball changed direction, and how Krul kept it out with an unbelievable reaction save is a very good question.

Then on 79 minutes about 7 yards outside the penalty area,  Lovenkrands was fouled and the referee gave a free kick. And up stepped Ryan Taylor to stroke a magnificent free kick home with his right foot,  to the goalkeeper’s left, and Newcastle were level.

That right foot of Ryan’s is golden!

Vuckic was showing up well for Newcastle, and we noticed the TV commentator kept mentioning how good the young Slovenian looked, and in those last 25 minutes both Ameobi and Vckic energized Newcastle, and they should really have won the game in 90 minutes.

On 84 minutes Newcastle  had a penalty appeal turned down when Ryan Taylor seemed to to be  shoved in the box, but the referee would have none of it.

The game went to extra time and it was literally anybody’s game,  and on  104 minutes Tim Krul made another stunning save as he brilliantly blocked a shot, and Tim was the savior of  Newcastle in tonight’s game – he looked really impressive.

And then came the sensational goal from young Sammy Ameobi that turned the game for Newcastle, and fittingly it was  at  the end where the Newcastle supporters were. Sammy got the ball out on the left wing and moved inside and four Scunthorpe players were marking him, but he moved inside to his right and from about 18 yards out hit a stunning right foot shot past the goalkeeper to his left.

Sammy was mobbed by his team mates, and this lad looks a star in the making.

Newcastle dodged a bullet tonight, but again showed they can fight it out with the best of them, and somehow went on to win the game when it looked for long periods Newcastle would be the fifth Premier League team eliminated by a lower league side in the Carling Cup second round.

But we’re through to the third round, and the lads got the job done, although they may be  a little knackered for Fulham.

Teams:

Scunthorpe United (4-4-2): Josh Lillis, Andrew Wright, Eddie Nolan, Sam Togwell (c), Michael Nelson, Jimmy Ryan, Chris Dagnall, Oliver Norwood, Bobby Grant, Niall Canavan, Andy Barcham
Subs: Sam Slocombe, Garry Thompson, Mark Duffy, Michael Collins, Matt Godden, Ashley Palmer, Jordan Thewlis

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Ryan Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson; Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye, Dan Gosling, Peter Lovenkrands; Demba Ba, Leon Best
Subs: Ole Soderberg, Steven Taylor, Shane Ferguson, Alan Smith, Mehdi Abeid, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi



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87 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Tim Krull way my man of the match.
    I hope MA was watching that, we need at least a LB, striker, & Barton

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  • warwick

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #2

    simmo is a better defender than r taylor, who does a job but no disrespect i’ve seen himskinned numerous time by top premiership wingers.
    His free kicks reallyare something though.
    @1036

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #3

    *was

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  • arcarius

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #4

    a game not for the light hearted

    drama right from start to the end 😀

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #5

    King Krul my MOTM too.
    We still need a striker
    Sammy and Vuckic was excellent to watch.
    Cabaye and Marveux will become great players for the club.

    We need a striker and an LB.
    Raylor should have the RB spot.

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  • warwick

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #6

    I’m wondering who’s gonna start in mid on sat now.
    Obviously tiote and I don’t think Barton would start, even though I would start him.

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #7

    @Danno
    Good point about Raylor

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  • AMEOBI

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Fantastic game imo, I don’t care what ya say… Great game, shyte a few times in ET mind!

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  • nimo

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Seriously who thought demba ba was a good signing we need 2 strikers back is doggo best can’t play the offiside rule and ameobi is pants on the plus side sammi is gonna b a cracking winger marveux showed glimpses but obviously isn’t fit cable signing of the season – but we need a rm and a lb also now if joey leaves

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  • Twatter

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi both made the difference for me. Although Krul deserves MOTM for his superb saves throughout the game.

    Actually didn’t think we missed Barton in that game — the creativity we lacked in the first half we got back with the arrival of the younguns. Think about it really – Cabaye and Raylor offer enough from set-pieces. It’s almost as if Raylor at the moment is filling in for Barton set-piece wise.

    Shoddy first half but great second and ET. Just need to get more of those shots on target..

    LB and striker needed – Ba didn’t cut the mustard yet again today. HWTL.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #11

    ugly ugly match, but the lads showed that famous fighting spirit and got the win. Scunny were obviously pumped up for the match and played well at times…. but you could tell with the changes in the squad alot of these guys havent played together much as we were outta sorts which is to be expected…..these away cup ties to places such as scunthorpe are tough and tonight newcastle showed there grit and scratched out the win thats all that matters

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Raylor is solid enough defensively and a potential match winner. Simpson fills a hole, is decent defensively, but is far more likely to lose you a match than win (has he ever done that?).

    Conclusion? Raylor every time at RB, for me.

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  • toonarmy1986

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Simpson is the major weak link in defence. If we actually get a LB then Taylor has to move to RB. I think another CB after Williamson injury is another major must then at least one new striker.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Raylor our top scorer now, Sammy a second.
    I’d make a million pounds if i had put in a bet on that, lol

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  • Fostino

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #15

    my opinions on the game tonight for what its worth

    krul justifies first choice, great to see him come through the ranks.

    taylor def our starting cb, very impressive with colo..taught williamson was caught out a few times when he was on

    raylor and simpson were exposed several times down the times…highlights that we ned a natural lb, but perhaps raylor could get his chance at rb as his set pieces are proving decisive in matches and he may be far more comfortable there

    mav looks a tidy player, gosling needs some game time, made a few shocking passes on the small pitch but does make good runs into the box…his finishing wl improve with game time

    ba was very poor, best was lively but falls to the ground a lot, should have tested the keeper on serval occassions. lovendkrands was also lively 2 be fair but best was the best out of the three

    vuckic and sammy did very well when they came on, great to see themcoming through!

    oh and cabaye shows he is up for the fight

    what worries me is who will play rm in the premier league…and our need for a striker and natural lb was again highlighted tonight

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  • kilcline

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Be careful MA, be very careful….

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  • nimo

    Aug 25, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Krul outstanding also even with few errors

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  • daztoon

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Raylor not a defender looks far better going forward

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #19

    ba-4- looked hopeless out there, lame duck at times

    best-7- goal looked good to me, not at his best but ok.

    mcloven-4- honestly i didnt even know he was in the game, just anonymous out there…

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #20

    i think

    krul
    simmo collo saylor lb

    jonas cabeye tiote marveux

    ameobi sammy

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Anybody notice how we constantly lost possession in our own half after Simpson’s throws ins?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Jonas is not a right winger

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #23

    cabaye-8- lads this kid is a player…gave the ball away a few times but he is gonna be great. Steel in the midfield..

    Marveaux-9- for coming off injury he looked great at times…he is gonna be a real number 10 for us, imagine a healthy hba and him on the pitch at the same time..

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  • arcarius

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Raylor good in defending? Hell no,back against opponent everytime, but he quietly did the job at LB and scored a wonderful goal that gave us the momentum to push forward and won the game in the end

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #25

    krul-9- magicia like savs, great game kept us in it..

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  • daztoon

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Krul,Taylor,Colo,Jonas,Tiote and Cabaye deffo starters rest of positions up for grabs

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  • Thump

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #27

    had on, invading the pitch

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #28

    raylor-9- played well enough at lb and great free kick

    colo-9- played like colo

    willo-6- looked like he hadnt played

    simp-7.5- solid game

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #29

    subs
    tayls-8-brought us back in game with energy

    ameiobi-9-star in the making cracking goal

    vucic-8-energy and skill good game

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  • robtheguru

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Demba Ba let me down tonight. He had an opportunity to show his worth and he totally failed. I haven’t seen anything of him to make me think it was worth getting him. He is basically a worse version of Shola.

    Sameobi and Vuckic payed themselves into the team in my eyes. Both look dangerous on the ball and i’m sure given enough game time Haris will just bang them in for fun.

    Marveux looked decent at times but I guess thats just getting used to British game. As for Cabaye he has been looking good and his set pieces are not too bad.

    Finally Mr Raylor. Defensively he isn’t the best and if he comes up against anyone of remote quality he’ll get picked apart. However, some of his crosses today were outstanding and if he keeps banging in free kicks I can’t complain. Yet Ferguson looked great at the end of last season when he was covering for Enrique so would be good to see him get his chance.

    To sum up, I want to see Sameobi and Vuckic start ahead of Shola and Ba. Those two look too static and hopeless against the younger players.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Thoughts move on to Fulham and my team would be….

    Krul
    Simpson S.Taylor Coloccini R.Taylor
    Gutierrez Cabaye Tiote Marveaux
    Best Ba

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  • Ezedoesit

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #32

    I think Best had money on us losing!!!!!!

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #33

    LOST £2,500 TONIGHT ON NUFC….

    MY THOUGHTS;

    – Losing Barton we will struggle
    – Ba has the touch of a rapist – wouldn’t let him tie my boots
    – Krul is World Class
    – Taylor is a Bull
    – Need a CB, 2 strikers and Barton
    – Sammy should play infront of ALL others.

    Now need to get a bank loan to live.

    HWTL

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  • ryanteah94

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Krul
    Simpson Taylor Coloccini Raylor
    Obertan Tiote Cabaye Jonas
    Ameobi Vuckic

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  • craigTnufc

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Jonas is a right winger

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  • Thump

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #36

    @Tiote4PM: Why did you put £2,500 on us losing?

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  • toonarmy1986

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #37

    We have the potential to be a very good team with some clearly promising youngsters. Perhaps the way Ashley is doing business might be the best thing that has ever happened to us as lets be honest the likes of Vuckic would never of got a chance in the Shepherd days!

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  • CynicalasEva

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #38

    It was sad to hear Patsy shouting ‘leave it’ when Krul wanted to play it short from 70mins onwards – just punt it long and someting will happen. Good result, but lets be honest – we scraped it against a team lying 19th in League 1 – just hope Fatash can see we need a striker

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Notts;

    ANYONE WHI HAS BA IN THEIR FIRST 11 NEEDS TO GET TO THE DOCTORS.

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  • soundoid

    Aug 25, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #40

    We play better with a true holding player.

    Marvs good but what is it about French players and passing it back the whole time did my head in Cabaye was doing it to ( so was simmo but same old same old)

    Missed jonas tonight until sammy came on:)

    The Brothers up front for Fulham.

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