Blackburn 4 Newcastle 3 AET – Magpies Miracle Just Fails


Newcastle lost their first game this season (technically we didn’t sicne the game ended 2-2 after 90 minutes) and after being 2-0 down after 90 minutes to goals from Rochina and Yakubu,   two great goals from Guthrie and Cabaye in injury time sent the game amazingly to extra time.

Pedersen put Blackburn ahead again after 98 minutes,  but Peter Lovenkrands scored from a penalty six minutes later to tie the scores again at the half of extra time.

But then right at the end of extra time, when it looked like penalties would decide it, Blackburn got the winner when  a Perdersen free kick was headed on by Samba and Givet dived to head the ball  home and win the game for the home side.

A report of the game follows:

Newcastle made five changes to the side that beat Wigan 1-0 on Saturday, with Santon, Perch, Guthrie, Marveaux and Ben Arfa all coming into the starting eleven.

The game got going with Newcastle in their orange strips and Olsson sprinted down the left wing and got to the bye line, but a decent chance was missed by the home side.

But then in almost a repeat of that move after 4 minutes, Olsson pulled the ball back to Rochina who hit it home first time with his left foot.

1-0 to Blackburn after only 4 minutes – a terrible start by Newcastle.

Then on 8 minutes, Demba Ba was inside the penalty area, and hit a great drive that hit the outside of Bunn’s left hand post and way out for a throw in to Blackburn – that was close.

Then Goodwillie’s low shot was well saved by Tim Krul, who first blocked the shot and then gathered the ball at the second attempt.

On then on 14 minutes, Morten Gamst Pedersen’s left-wing corner was met by big Chris Samba, but he headed the ball wide..

On 16 minutes Newcastle pressed well down the left wing through Gutierrez and Santon and then Guthrie slid the ball back to Santon, but the ball was cleared by the Blackburn defense.

Then on 23 minutes, Rochina came close  to scoring Blackburn’s second goal, as he raced into the penalty area but Krul blocked the shot with his legs.

And then on 31 minutes a nice swerving free-kick from Pedersen was again beaten away by the Newcastle goalkeeper.

And then Danny Guthrie got into the box and saw his shot wen right across the goal with Demba Ba just unable to slide the ball home like he did on Saturday against Wigan.

Just before half time Junior Hoilett played in Yakubu eight yards out after Santon had lost the ball to Rochina, and then it was Krul again to Newcastle’s rescue.

Half time came with Blackburn still ahead 1-0 with the early Rochina goal, and we didn’t see much at all of Ben Arfa in the first half.

Then after 49 minutes Ben Arfa won a corner, which was played short to  Marveaux, and the Frenchman crossed the ball, which was headed back across by Ba to Ben Arfa, but the 24 year-old’s header  was over the bar.

On 51 minutes Gutierrez played a good ball in from the left wing and Marveaux’s got to the ball with a diving header from 12 yards out, but the ball went just  wide of Bunn’s left hand post.

A couple of minutes later Newcastle appealed  for a penalty as they put together a great move, and Marveaux played the ball back from the right of the penalty area and it seemed to hit the arm of Givet, but the penalty was not given by referee Madley.

But then on 63 minutes Blackburn went 2-0 up with a penalty,  as Krul was adjudged to have brought down Rochina in the box, and Yakubu sent the Newcastle goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

The referee had only just failed to give a penalty, when Samba seemed to bring down Ba in the box, and the Newcastle fans began chanting at the referee.

On 70 minutes Sammy Ameobi came on for Simpson, and Gutierrez moved to left back and Santon to right back.

Then on 75 minutes Guthrie put in a beautiful ball to Sammy Ameobi, who hit the ball just over the bar as Sammy livened things up after coming on.

And then Obertan replaced Marveaux and a couple of minutes later on 80 minutes Alan Pardew made his final substitution as Peter Lovenkrands replaced Ben Arfa.

90 minutes was up and there would be 5 minutes of  added time , and  would you beleive it –  Danny Guthrie then pulled one back for the visitors to make it 2-1.

It was a beautiful shot from Danny that flew past the Blackburn goalkeeper low and into the  corner of the net – a terrific goal from Danny Boy.

Could Newcastle get another goal back and send the game to extra time?

And almost unbelievably, it was that man Cabaye again a minute later, as he hit a free kick from  fully 30 yards out and straight into the back of the net  – what a fantastic goal from the French International, and his second goal in successive games for the Magpies.

The referee blew the final whistle and Newcastle had somehow forced extra time – astonishing.

Pedersen in extra time hit a ball right across the goal and it seemed to beat a diving Tim Krul, but the ball whistled just wide of the upright.

And then on 98 minutes Pedersen scored for Blackburn,  as Coloccini was penalized for a foul on  Formica,  and Blackburn had a free kick 35 yards out, and Pederson’s shot took a deflection and Krul just failed to get to the ball – and it was a goal and  3-2 to Blackburn.

Then 6 minutes later, Newcastle got a penalty when Obertan crossed the ball low and Ba hit the ball well but it was well saved, but the referee’s assistant flagged for a handball,  as the defender slid in to clear the ball.

And Peter Lovenkrands took the penalty and put the ball into the corner of the net and it was 3-3 as half time of extra time was called.

Then it was touch and go in the second half of extra time but then Blackburn got a very late goal, and it was Pedersen who put the ball in from a free kick from fully 40 yards out, and it was Samba who headed the ball across goal and Givet dived to score from six yards out.

So Newcastle end up on the losing side for the first time this season, and are out of the Carling Cup.

But it was an amazing effort from the lads, and almost a miraculous win after being 2-0 down after 90 minutes and away from hometoo.

There were almost 4,000 Newcastle fans of the 10,000 fans who turned up for the game..

Wonder if we can win the FA Cup?

Comments welcome.

Blackburn Rovers (4-4-2): Mark Bunn; Jason Lowe, Chris Samba (c), Gael Givet, Martin Olsson; Ruben Rochina, Radosav Petrovic, Morten Gamst Pederson, Junior Hoilett; Yakubu, David Goodwillie
Subs not used: Paul Robinson, Mauro Formica, Simon Vukcevic, Jason Roberts, Grant Hanley, Myles Anderson, Robbie Cotton

Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Davide Santon, James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini (c); Sylvain Marveaux, Danny Guthrie, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez; Hatem Ben Arfa; Demba Ba
Subs not used: Rob Elliott, Mehdi Abeid, Dan Gosling, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Gabriel Obertan, Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands
Referee: Robert Madley

Attendance: 10,682



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111 comments so far

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #1

    AP’s Black and White Army I fail to see which 4 or 5 players that Stoke have that are like Samba? First of all I don’t think there is a more physical defender in the league like Samba who can attack a ball and the one’s that are close certainly don’t play for Stoke. Crouch is poor in the air for being such a tall man, Shawcross is good in the air but we can handle him, Walters, Palacios, Whelan, Delap, Etherington are all players we can handle so I think your worries are misguid

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Just moved my last comment from the last thread over to here haha and Beefman I know you weren’t having a go at the team it is hard not to be deflated and angry after we had worked so hard and done so well it is like a kick to the teeth but as was said earlier that character and mental toughness we showed to get back into the game will show through in league matches and win us valuable points to propel us up the table, this team does have a touch of destiny about it

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  • pardew no 1

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #3

    well done to the lads great try now bring the highlights on

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #4

    GeordieGerman // Oct 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Just showed the goals on SKY News. That goal from Guthrie was something else.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Oh and they said it was a great match. So we should get a good run on the highlights.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #6

    @GG I was impressed by how Guthrie’s overall play “sounded” and that goal really topped off what seemed to be a good performance he is letting Pards know “I’m still here, you may have Gosling, Abeid Vuckic etc but I’m gonna fight for my place” what an attitude to have grabbed his chance with both hands

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Love how you lot are showing your true colours. we lose to blackburn, away in the cup.. by a goal after coming back from behind 2 times. and you are all slagging the players off!

    Are you lot Fans or Sheep? Be proud of your team you kn0bs, we may have lost but for christ sake at least we gave it our best shot…

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #8

    You continue being a happy loser, Ameobi No.9.

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  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #9

    As I said earlier: Would you rather lose a cup game or a league game?

    Look at Birmingham.

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  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #10

    I am proud. Proud of Newcastle United and proud of how far we have come. Turn the clock back 2 years. Would we have scored one tonight? Would we have been able to score 2 in 2 minutes? Fight for the third? Would we have been able to muster 4 goals versus Arsenal? Would we have been able to come back against Spurs? Would we have had the mental toughness to remain unbeaten? No. We are Newcastle UNITED. We are a team and I believe this will serve us well. Technically defeated, mentally bold! HWTL

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Oct 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #11

    AP’s Black & White Army // Oct 26, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    ‘You continue being a loser, Ameobi No.9.’

    By actually supporting my team? muppet

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  • colwell

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #12

    To be honest City will win the cup they play their 2nd string and win 5-2 away. They are a dream team.

    We gave other guys good playing time all be it we picked up a few yellows which we could do without. Tonight we missed the best defensive mid in the prem and our fantastic CB who would take a whack to his balls before conceding a goal. Future still looks good to me.

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  • colwell

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #13

    @Thump

    Exactly!

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  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #14

    @AP: Given that we didn’t play football for 92 minutes, I think there’s a lot to be happy about. Regardless of result, it was a bloody good game. The lads gave it their all and will no doubt be disappointed but I’m proud of how they fought back and am, in a weird way, glad that we lost. That should shake any complacency out of them.

    Off topic but if this was against “the big four” this would have went down as one of the greatest cup games of all time. Because it’s against Blackburn, we won’t hear about it again.

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  • davis_toons

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #15

    A no.9 might help as well..Jan tranfer here we came..(but who do we get?)

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  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #16

    @Up the Road: Spot on mate. Give yourself a round of applause.

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  • hartoon

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Ameobi No.9
    -> go see the following
    James “c faced bellend” Perch
    Gabriel “no run” Obertan
    Hatem ” head down ” Ben Arfa

    Rest of the players im fine with they put their heart into it and we should have won it but the ref wasn’t on our side this game.
    atleast the preformance we give in the last 70+ minutes can carry onto the stoke game.
    We still have the FA Cup too and with a bit of luck you never know.

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  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #18

    @Ameobi No.9: I like how you missed out “happy”. It’s one of those words that changes a sentence.

    Anyway, pack it in arguing amongst yourselves – you sound like Blackburn fans 😉

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Thump, My thoughts exactly.

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  • Durham_Toon

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #20

    While I’m very proud of the comeback(s) we still lost to Blackburn…..Gutted.

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  • beefman13

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Just did a george forman on me punchbag and punched a hole in the f***a am still fizzin one more session should sort it out, a long hot bath then off to bed.

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  • colwell

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Whats the betting all the t##ts that haven`t been on since the start of the season will be back to say how bad we are.

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #23

    I honestly dont care about the result we have our pride tonight. The boys did us proud imo

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  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Anyway lads, I’m off. Going to watch the highlights in bed with a bit of supper and hopefully wake up tomorrow to see a blog full of not so negative comments.

    Night all!

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  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #25

    …but before I do:

    @colwell and WWJBD: Spot on the pair of you.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #26

    I’d be proud with a trophy. Anything else is failure.

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  • beefman13

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Just did a george foreman on my punchbag and punched a hole in the bugga, am fizzin another 5 mins on it im frustrated as heell am bloody desperate to get to wembley, sick of seeng the mancs chelsea etc

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  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #28

    no need to start argueing with each other i know you all want to vent your anger whether it being slagging off the players or having a go at a couple of people on here

    no one should take anything too seriously thats being said tonight because your emotions are getting the best of ya!

    don’t get me wrong i am absolutely devastated feel alot worse than i did 90 mins in 2-0 down and i’m not gonna start saying positives about this cos we lost and i’m gutted and don’t want to look at the positives right now!

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #29

    And that comments coming from a drunken negger! Very proud to be a geordie tonight 😀

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Spot on WWJBD we’ve something that can’t be bought, sold, bargained for or traded and that is pride. The boo boys who only see the result will slowly realise that this team has the makings of something because of the underlying character that is there. As for boo boys Blackburn may have won the battle (as in one poxy game…) let’s see who’s laughin come the end of the season

    HOWAY THE LADS

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  • toonLYF

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #31

    F off AP’s……i’m proud as hell to say i support the team that went down 4-3 at ewood park tonight, as are the rest of the true toon fans on this blog, yes be frustrated, but the improvement in the team is there to see, and people were questioning the fight in the team with nolan barton etc. leaving, but my god the lads had a go tonight and can be bloody proud

    TOON ARMY, BRING ON THE SUNDERLAND REJECTS!

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  • Conan The Destroyer

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m not use to this thing called losing. Would rather a win against stoke plus at least theres the FA cup.

    Glad some of the lads who needed a run out got one.

    However this should highlight the fact we need to buy a CB in january. Or at least give Kadar a go over Perch.

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  • BigKirky

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #33

    I wonder if Ben Arfa, Santon or Marveaux have done enough to start against Stoke after tonight’s match.

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #34

    BYE BYE BLACKBURN BLACKBURN GOODBYE

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  • yorkshireToon

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #35

    wwjbd – my comment?

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #36

    I must say….I left at 90 minutes 2:0 down but this club is sick..I cant believe we nearly took it away…. This will teach me a lesson….

    What a ******* club….it doesn’t matter we lost, I really dont think it does just makes us stronger against STOKE…I hope we can make a FA cup run though….

    HWTL ….I keep getting surprised at what a great club we really are…..

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  • davis_toons

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #37

    does thats means …Blackburn won the Carling Cup and bottom of the leg and got regelate? Woah.. tats a dangerous Cup to win.. haha

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #38

    Ben Arfa no, lacked the cutting edge I suppose he still needs to get up to speed but the commentators said he was waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen. we looked more lively after he came off tbh Santon seemed a bit untidy tonight, would still give Raylor the shirt and force Santon to earn it. as for Marv definitely!

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  • gorgonzola

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #39

    and caugh toffside instead of showing them goals has

    “Liverpool Vs Everton WAG War: Stunning Image Gallery” …..what f*****g fagg00ts-….

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  • davis_toons

    Oct 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Buy both CD and ST is important now. We want to win things we must be competitive making the Competitive Advantage

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