Santon Plays Full Game In Newcastle Reserves’ 5-3 Win At Swansea

For the Newcastle Reserves team tonight both Davide Santon and Nile Ranger made starts for the side, and Newcastle came through 5-3 winners, after going ahead 3-0 after only 22 minutes.

David Santon was making his first start since he played at home against Norwich City Reserves,  but two days after that game he complained of a sore knee and has it drained early last week in London.

Newcastle went ahead after only 10 minutes when an unmarked Michael Richardson put the ball home from just nine yards out, after the Swansea defense failed to clear their lines from a corner.

Then after 15 minutes Newcastle made it 2-0 with a goal from Shane Ferguson, and the Irishman got the ball 20 yards out and then drilled a beautiful strike into the bottom corner of the net – this lad has some left foot on him and it was a terrific goal.

Newcastle made it three after just 22 minutes when Dan Gosling was fouled just outside the penalty box, and Mehdi Abeid’s free-kick was only parried by the Swansea goalkeeper, and Dan Gosling knocked the rebound home for his 3rd goal for the Reserves side.

But then within 25 minutes of Gosling’s goal, Swansea were amazingly level. with goals after 34, 43 and 47 minutes and the game was marked by poor defensive work from both sides.

Luke Moore and goalkeeper Rob Elliot went for a ball just outside the penalty box after 34 minutes, and the ball ricocheted off Elliot and Moore put the ball home from a narrow angle.

Then just before half time, Tom Butler made a good run down the left wing, and he cut the ball back to Stephen Dobbie. who hit a low shot past Elliot and into the net and it was 3-2.

Then just two minutes into the second half,  Swansea pulled level, and it was again some loose defending from Newcastle.

Luke Moore held the ball up, and no Newcastle player challenged him, so he moved forward and slipped the ball through to Dobbie, and the Scot put the ball easily past Elliot into the net, and it was all square at 3-3.

Almost immediately Newcastle went ahead again, as Nile Ranger hit home a penalty nicely, after he was brought down by Hungarian trialist Zoltan Liptak, after an aggressive run by the London striker, into the penalty box.

On 51 minutes Newcastle went 5-3 up, when goalkeeper Jose Moreira could only punch the ball up in the air,  but straight to Dan Gosling and the England U21 International headed the ball to Greg McDermott who easily tapped home Newcastle’s 5th goal.

Newcastle had more chances to score in the second half but the game ended 5-3 and yet another win for the Newcastle Reserves side.

Davide Santon lasted the full game tonight, and added to the 70 minutes he played two weeks ago in the 6-0 beating of Norwich City by this Newcastle Reserve side.

Mehdi Abeid,  Tamas Kadar, Shane Ferguson and Nile Ranger were also first team players who played the full game tonight.

We expect to see Davide on the bench on Saturday afternoon at Wolves, as long as the Italian U21 captain has no negative reactions to this game.


Swansea City Reserves: Jose Moreira, Daniel Alfei, Zoltan Liptak, Vangelis Moras (sub Joe Walsh 81), Fede Bessone, Lee Lucas (c), Jazz Richards, Stephen Dobbie (sub Kurtis March 84), David Cotterill (sub Casey Thomas 79), Tom Butler, Luke Moore. 
Subs not used: Oliver Davies, Gwion Edwards.

Newcastle United Reserves: Rob Elliot, Jeff Henderson, Davide Santon, Paul Dummett, Tamas Kadar, Sammy Ameobi (sub Yven Moyo 84), Mehdi Abeid, Michael Richardson (sub Greg McDermott 46), Shane Ferguson, Dan Gosling (c) (sub Bradden Inman 81), Nile Ranger.
Subs not used: Ole Soderberg, Stephen Folan.

Referee: Andy Bennett

Attendance: 692

39 comments so far

  • pardew no 1

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #1

    sounds like santon and gosling had a good game but for wolves play the same team and put santon on for the last half hour with ben arfa and marveux

  • gstadt

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Santon on the bench for the weekend then, nice 🙂


    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Watching Valencia vs Chelsea, how good are Valencia cracking team

  • Dannyo

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Gosling has had several good games for the reserve, but for some reason Guthrie has been picked ahead of him.
    Could be that his match fitness is not quite there yet, minor niggles with his earlier injury, whatever reason.
    Hoping for Santon to have a cameo, altho, defenders rarely do.

  • pardew no 1

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #5

    dannyo santon has said that he likes to attack so there is a chance he might come on


    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes get in! 1-1 for Valencia, penalty 🙂

  • Klatoon

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Speaking of Valencia,Roberto Soldado’s movement is excellent. Lone striker but he lost Terry 3-4 times with good runs in the box. Any truth in the rumours Graham Carr was at the Bayer Leverkusen game?

  • niffnoff

    Sep 28, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #8


    Carr is a ninja when it comes to scouting 😉

  • gstadt

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Bet Carr was watching derdiyok again, could do with leverkeusen getting knocked out of the champions league before Xmas so more willing to sell in January.

    Should have a feature called Carrwatch so we can track which games he goes to 🙂

  • MagPieMan

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #10

    off topic
    if you look at liverpools midfield and our midfield we both have the same problem. We have lots of very good and new midfielders and dont know who to play. Dirt Kuyt cant even get a game for them. he has gone from playing week in week out to being a bench warmer and if Kevin Nolan hadn’t left i think the same thing would have happened to him.

  • nimo

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #11

    My mate reckons hes been watchin a kid called gel vossen or something … never heard of him does he play wi leverkusen… my knowledge of footballers outside uk has gotten pretty poor since i left school lol

  • Dannyo

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #12

    I like this part from explanation of the pics at

    “And Davide Santon played the whole game at the Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, in front of the watching Steve Stone – and put in an eye-catching display.”

    Play the lad at Wolves already!

  • pardew no 1

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #13

    does sammy have twitter coz if he does you should read his tweets he says hope i dont look like a normal black guy on fifa 12


    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #14


    Saldado is a quality player like, erm this tevez thing… So he won’t play for man city again huh? Wonder his next club, wish he was french 😉 😉

  • gstadt

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Jelle vossen plays for genk in the Belgian league as a striker, fits the Carr profile though in that he’s up and coming

  • nimo

    Sep 28, 2011 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Oh yeh found him now im spelling his name correct … decent record last yr even though was only in belgium league.. avin said that u can only beat whats put in front of ya… wouldnt surprise me if we ended up wi more midfielders lol but really liking the way the club is going

  • thai-mag

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Bramble under lock and key again, the usual stuff,

  • surreytoon

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Ever since the Chronicle shut down their thread based forum i’ve felt we’ve been missing something. Most other teams have 2 or 3 such forums, why haven’t we?

  • Andy

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #19

    what do you mean surreytoon? Like the old 606 board? There is which is quite good for that sort of thing

  • BigKirky

    Sep 28, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Im really really looking forward to seeing Santon bomb on past Jonas. Sounds to me that he’s slightly better at it than Jose which would be great if he can play like that.

  • BigKirky

    Sep 29, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #21

    My girlfriend is from an Italian family and where people have pronounced Santon’s as name da-vid, she said when he signed that it really should be spoken as da-vidder. Davide Santon.

  • CAToon

    Sep 29, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #22

    Excellent report on the clubs “second team”. Read the West Ham Blog and Liverpool Blogs to see how our KN and AC are fairing in the eyes of the fans. Nolan is getting absolutely “hammered” (sorry for the pun). Liverpool fans have some very positive things to say about AC, but they clearly want to see more.

  • LeedsMag

    Sep 29, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #23

    Looking at the reserve team sheet, does anyone know whats going on with Harper – is he injured? – hope he’s not being frozen out – hardly a rebel is he?

  • niffnoff

    Sep 29, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #24


    Their fans probably ain’t as pessimistic as the sometimes outspoken groups we tend to have. Need we be reminded of the dreaded “neggers” saga.

    Still don’t think he will suit their style for a LONG time. (AC)

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #25

    Rob Elliot seems so poor

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #26

    We didn’t even need Elliot in the first place…. Still dumbfounded as to why we signed him…

  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #27

    BigKirky @ # 21

    She is right the bulk of Europe speaks quite phonetically it is only here in the good old UK that we bastardise language and pronounce things in a way that has no relation to how it is spelt.

    This is why English has the reputation of being the hardest language in the world to learn, it is quite easy to speak but hell to master.

    One of my favourites is the combination of letters ough,

    When following pl (plough) they sound “ow”

    When following thr (through) they sound “ew”

    And then following en (enough) they sound “uff”

    Just read this site and see how many times posters use “to” instead of “too”

    Now tell me there is a more stupid language in the world than English.

  • ginkoh

    Sep 29, 2011 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #28

    Just like our second team are better and better and ready to knock for first team soon.

    with 4-2-3-1


    Not bad !


    Sep 29, 2011 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #29

    Cupid @ 27:

    You ever tried Dutch?

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 29, 2011 at 5:22 AM

    Comment #30

    try learning norwegian,, fook me, they can add lots of words together to make one big super word, that you wont find in any dictionary

  • Graeme

    Sep 29, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #31

    Have a crack at Cantonese mate – every character has seven ways of being pronounced – and if you get it wrong, the whole meaning is changed. Talk about confusing lol

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 29, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #32

    u shud go wid french
    we got nuff players to warrant it

  • BigKirky

    Sep 29, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #33

    Yes cupid I know what you mean.

    I’ve been learning Italian for about five years just in my spare time even before I met her.

    So there you have it everyone. Get it right from the off 🙂 so you don’t come out with a “Daveed” like Daveed jinolar (David Ginola). Santon is along the lines of Da-vidder or Da-vidda sounding.

    In the same way as Teeairey Onree is the same spelling as Kelvin “Henry”. So if you pronounce the Frenchman’s name as Onree or Orree then go ahead and call our new Italian superstar Da-vidder Santon 🙂

    I seriously cannot wait to see him play. I’m sure that when he does come on as sub, he’ll put in a performance where it seems like a no-brainer why he wasn’t already there in the first place. Great stuff. He had an eye-catching display yesterday Lee Ryder said, in front of the on-looking Stevie Stone.

  • drongo

    Sep 29, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #34

    Was Santon playing at CB for the rezzies?

  • 10 BEN ARFA 10

    Sep 29, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #35


    Santon played left back for reserves, highlights on NUFCTV

  • SincerelySamuel

    Sep 29, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #36

    the reason our language is soo difficult is that we stole it from several other languages hence the lack of consistency as it is a hotch potch of several languages derived from galic latin and some norse language too is it anywonder its soo bloomin hard for foreigners and as for french people using z instead of th when they say english words its actually the same as us dropping the hcch it can be done if you try but aint<(is that actually a word i dont even know anymore) allways hugely important + however i have been given disparaging looks when i have missed a hcch weird huh

  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 29, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #37

    NEWEXPATMAGPIE @ # 29 and catchy in Norway

    I know what you are saying but what I mean is outside of English the other languages have a consistency in the way their words are spelt and pronounced,

    I worked with a group of South Africans for about 18mths and found Dutch a difficult language to speak but there was a consistency in the pronunciation and spelling, similar to Norwegian it looks complicated at first but there is the same consistency.

    SS you are spot on there just about every country in Europe had in invaded the UK at some time or another and as a result our language is based on an amalgam of all of them.

    The NUFC dressing room must sound amusing at times

  • Sir Alan

    Sep 29, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #38

    It’s our language, we created it. so i guess we can pronounce it however we want! Also, am i the only one that would like the English teams to do well in the champions league?


    Sep 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #39

    Just gets better and better another 3 pts on Saturday, Molyneux here we come.


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