Nottingham Forest 3 Newcastle 4 AET – Hero Coloccini Hits Late Winner


Well would you believe it – Newcastle went ahead four times in this game, and it was 2-2 after the 90 minutes and the game, for a second time running for Newcastle in the Carling Cup this season,  went into extra time.

But when Newcastle scored their fourth goal very very late in the extra time period, from a brillaint Coloccini header from an Obertan cross, a gallant Forest couldn’t respond and our lads are through to the 4th round.

Well done in what was a thrilling game at the end.The game kicked off and both teams made a slow start , and it wasn’t until 28 minutes had gone by in the game, that there was a clear cut chance for either side.

Moloney made progress down the right wing but Tudgay backheeled the ball wide, but then just six minutes before half time Peter Lovenkrands produced a quality finish and had Newcastle in front.

The two French lads, Hatem Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux combined well and Marveaux but in a perfect cross and Lovenkrands lost his marker, and headed past Camp in great style for an excellent goal.

It was 1-0 at the break in a fairly even game.

But calamity struck for Newcastle inside a minute of the restart, when a hopeful punt forward by goalkeeper Lee Camp was not played by James Perch, who seemed to mistime it,  and Findley shot the ball home.

It was a bad goal for Newcastle to concede and poor defending from James Perch.

And then Peter Lovenkrands had a great chance to score his second goal in the 52nd minute, but he shot straight at Camp, after mesmerizing work from Ben Arfa who beat Forest men in the box to set up the chance.

After 60 minutes Newcastle regained the lead and it was Peter Lovenkrands who got his second goal of the game and the season.

Sylvain Marveaux was brought down inside the penalty box by Moloney, and from the penalty spot, Lovenkrands shot to the goalkeeper’s right, and although Camp got to the ball, he couldn’t stop it going over the line and it was 2-1 to Newcastle.

But would you believe it, Nottingham Forest came back and equalized again just seven minutes later.

Matt Derbyshire, who was looking lively for Forest, latched on to a through ball, and he went around the goalkeeper easily before slotting the ball home.

Almost immediately, Alan Pardew introduced the Ameobi brothers for Dan Gosling and Ben Arfa, as he tried to get the winning goal and avoid another extra time game.

And Sammy Ameobi went close near the end of the 90 minutes, when he connected with a Shane Ferguson cross, but he couldn’t get enough power on his header.

But then right before the end, Gabriel Obertan badly mistimed his shot and another chance went begging.

The referee blew for the 90 minutes being up, and for the second consecutive Carling Cup game, Newcastle were taken to extra time by a lower league side.

For the third time in the game Newcastle took the lead after only a few minutes into extra time (93 mins),   when a good move with Danny Guthrie and Obertan ended with Danny Simpson’s deep cross somehow finding a way over goalkeeper Lee Camp and into the far corner of the net.

It was poor goalkeeping by Lee Camp but Newcastle were again in the lead 3-2.

But Forest kept coming and Wes Morgan header bounded off the woodwork, but it was still 3-2 at the half of extra time – could Newcastle hold on?

Forest attacked Newcastle in what was turning out to be a pulsating game to watch, with both sides determined to win. And Shola Ameobi almost got a goal, but his left foot shot was deflected wide.

But then Forest equalized for the third time on 115 minutes and it was a bad mistake by Danny Simpson, that had Ishmael Miller free down the right wing, and his cross was blocked but the ball went to Miller, who crossed th ball and Tudgay hit the ball home – 3-3.

And then Tudgay was close to getting Forest’s 4th goal with a good volley which only just missed.

And then Newcastle got their 4th goal and what turned out to be the winner from – who else – their captain Fab Coloccini – with the emphasis on Fab!

Forest failed to clear a corner just before the 120 minutes were up, and Obertan put the ball in from the left wing, and Coloccini powered a magnificent header past Lee Camp and the Newcastle fans went absolutely crazy.

Newcastle are through to round  four, and Coloccini is the hero – and he happens to be the captain too.

Hail to Coloccini.

But the lads made hard work against a team who have looked hopeless in the Championship this season – and the defense lokked more than a little leaky.

But hey –  a win is a win – and Newcastle are still unbeaten having won four and drawn three of their first 7 games of the season – not too shabby at all.

We’ll take it and now we need to get all 3 points against Blackburn at home on Saturday, and the Toon will be rocking.

Teams:

Nottingham Forest (4-3-3): Lee Camp (c); Brendan Moloney, Wes Morgan, Joel Lynch, Chris Gunter; Jonathan Greening, Guy Moussi (Radoslaw Majewski 76), Lewis McGugan (Andy Reid 88); Robbie Findley, Marcus Tudgay, Matt Derbyshire (Ishmael Miller 85)
Subs not used: Paul Smith, Kieron Freeman, Patrick Bamford

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Danny Simpson, James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Shane Ferguson; Mehdi Abeid, Danny Guthrie; Dan Gosling (Shola Ameobi 70), Hatem Ben Arfa (Sammy Ameobi 70), Sylvain Marveaux; Peter Lovenkrands (Gabriel Obertan 80)
Subs not used: Tim Krul, Paul Dummett, Jeff Henderson, Leon Best

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Attendance: 10,208 (2,187 Newcastle)



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77 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Couldn’t have chosen a better captain.
    Captain Collo to the rescue 😀

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  • Andy

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Hopefully things were ok with you tonight ed. Goals up now on SSN. 1st goal good ball hba good ball marv good cross. Pen marv won was a great touch and did well. 3rd goal if he meant that great! haha. Colo goal good ball across and decent header. Marv looks a player. 2 goals down to him

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  • ToonLegend

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Credit to Pardew he’s installed a belief in the lads were picking up points and winning games we wouldof lost in the recent past

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #4

    never mind hero collo hows hero ed you ok bud

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Good game exciting to the end and good performances from a variety of players…what more could we ask for

    And I am really happy Perch has a good game…hate seeing players fail in the Black and White and hopefully Perch will pull his playing days back together after this

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  • DeanToon88

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Great game, anyone got a link for the highlights?

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Also begger the footy how about a Ed update?

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  • ToonLegend

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Hope you had good news today Ed

    and agree with WWJBD about Perch i too hope this is turning point for the lad

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  • Dannyo

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Someone link the highlights if they’re up on the web somewhere….

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  • p

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Ashley out! I am sick of losing all of the time.

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  • Oleg G

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Wow, cool goal by Simmo, I think it is a mistake by the keeper of ours that second goal Forest scored.
    In total, was probably an interesting game to watch.

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  • craig bell

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #12

    pleased with the win but we really need a better back up defender than perch. awful defender

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  • Special K

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #13

    watched the goals on sky there and to be honest i didn’t think elliot was at fault for no.1 or 2, maybe he could have cut out the cross across the box for no.3 but it was hit well. Ben Arfa/Marveaux stood out for me and I’d be looking for one of them to start on Saturday in place of Obertan, maybe start Marveaux and bring Benny on/ease him back in.

    Last 16 anyway and here’s hoping for Aldershot/Burnley/Palace at home but it’ll probably be United away

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  • Spike

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #14

    We got good news today Ed, finally winning at the end. How about you? Hope all is going ok for you.

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  • ToonLegend

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Am expecting Manure away next game 🙁

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  • spitfire_

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Oh Coloccini, come in my place and shag my wife 😀

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #17

    krul
    simmo-saylor-colo-santon
    tiote-raylor
    marvo-cabaye-benny
    best

    how does that look with the 3 french wizzards rotating causing havoc 😛

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  • niafron

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Bonne nuit messieurs.

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  • Andy

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Raylor to start :O CM :O please no! Cabaye next to tiote and obertan/jonas on the wing.

    We’ll prob go with 4-4-2 same starting 11 as last week

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  • davybtoon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Obertans cross for colo was quality outside of the ryt foot class

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  • Persian Geordie

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #21

    i smoked like 25 tabs, thanks god i’m in Dubai and its cheap here 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Marveux looking a another class buy,abeid had good game n sounded like perch did well

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  • kevymartins

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Hey colocinni i think i wanna marry you

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #24

    yeah tbf andy u have a point lol! i think i just got type happy after that win lol!

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  • davybtoon

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Classic cup tie into last 16, unbeaten in 7 now 10 if u include end of last season

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  • burnsie

    Sep 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #26

    good nite niafron.

    my team for blackburn ideally would be:

    Krul
    Simpson Saylor Collo Raylor
    Marvueax Cabaye Tiote Gutierrez
    Ba Best

    Subs: Harper, Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi, Perch, Lovenkrands, Obertan.

    100% has to be the line up. maybe swap perch for gosling or guthrie or abeid.

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  • Andy

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #27

    TOONARMY4LIFE

    Haha i just don’t really like raylor having to start when our players are fit. Marv played 120mins today. He has 3 days recovery time for match on sat. He should be fine! HBA i can’t see starting though

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  • lordjoesnow

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #28

    cant believe you guys left the last post at 960 comments!

    krul
    simpson saylor collo raylor
    Tiote
    Gosling Cabaye Jonas Marvueax
    Best

    I wouldn’t play HBA against players like Samba although with Gamst Pederson in the team we need Tiote to hold back a bit. Also with this you can confuse the defence with 4 attacking midfielders. Good chance of getting another penalty with these players. Maybe Shameobi can do a job and grab us a penalty or a few free kicks?

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  • smithy434

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #29

    can anyone find the highlights ive looked for a good half an hour trying to find them but cant

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Simpsons goal is fantastic as is his celebration

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  • WWJBD

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Andy
    HBA has just stolen Peters wallet in that photo

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  • colwell

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Marveaux the magician great cross and what a touch and great pace for the pen.

    Obertan also had a hand in 2 goals ste simmo up for his and an amazing ball in for Colo, same player as Routledge my ass.

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  • Andy

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Looks like a nutter in it like haha!

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  • ross armstrong

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #36

    didnt we win around this time last year against chelsea 4-3 away ??

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  • kilcline

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #37

    —————Krul—————
    Simpson–Taylor-Colo–Santon
    ———Cabaye-Tiote———-
    ————–Ben Arfa————-
    Marveaux———Jonas—
    —————–Best

    Best team?

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  • colwell

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #38

    @Kilcline

    Marveaux would have to play on the left he is the best left winger we have by a mile and then let Jonas and Oba fight it out for the RW spot, Jonas actually puts decent balls in from that side aswell.

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  • unclepauly

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Just got back from the match 🙂

    here are my oppinions. i was on the front row so had a great view…

    1) ben arfa is absolute class. he went off in the second half for Shola and then we started to play long ball and forest were all over us for a while.

    2) sammyobi is also class. the nearest thing we got to ben arfa in my opinion – loads of tricks and just when you think he’s messed it up he pulls a nice little pass out the bag.

    3) gosling & guthrie – seem quite similar players to me – but both gave the ball away far too much. dont rate them im afraid.

    4) perch – as i suspected he was crap. the fans we nervous whenever he had the ball.

    5) Shola – oh dear.

    Officially the best match i have been to.

    HWTL !

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  • DeanToon88

    Sep 20, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #40

    @kilcline Good team, put ben arfa just behind Best and that’s a top 8 side for sure

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