Guthrie Played Through Pain Barrier To Get Newcastle A Point

Danny Guthrie played through the pain barrier a bit to on Saturday but still put in a solid performance for the Magpies that allowed the lads to come away with a point from Old Trafford after a 1-1 draw.

Danny Guthrie – in action at Old Trafford

There was news on Saturday morning that Fab Coloccini had a back problem and that Danny Guthrie was not 100% fit,  but both lads came through to play well for Newcastle.

Danny was asked about his fitness problem today:

“I had a niggle going into the City game and it worsened. I did not train until Friday but came through.”

Newcastle played very well in that first half to go in at 0-0 at the break,  and it was obvious that everything at that time was going according to plan.

But  then  Manchester United go the luck they needed early in the second half,  and a Wayne Rooney shot was sliced away by Steven Taylor,  but the ball hit the back of Hernandez and shot into the back of the net, for the breakthrough.

But you never rule Newcastle out these days,  and they pressed for an equalizer before Ben Arfa in a run into the box was fouled by Rio Ferdinand.

Demba Ba put away the penalty for his 9th goal of the season in 14 appearances, as he sent De Gea the wrong way,  with the Old Trafford  crowd  booing loudly. What a buy this lad has been.

For one thing the Manchester United crowd are not used to having penalties given against them at Old Trafford – it didn’t used to be allowed – and add to that it was a dodgy penalty.

Rio Ferdinand’s tackle on Ben Arfa seemed fair enough, so you can understand why they were unhappy.

And after that penalty on 64 minutes the Red Devils came at Newcastle with all guns blazing,  but in another fantastic display of rearguard guts and glory,  our boys hung on magnificently and got the draw.

Danny Guthrie talked about the game to the Newcastle press today:

“We were not planning to cling on for the draw – we had a plan and we stuck to it.” “In the first half, we were the better side.”

“They came on strong in the second half with the crowd behind them, but we got our rewards.” “You do not get anything without a bit of luck.” “We thought we were the better side first half.”

“We knew there would be a period in the game when they would be on top.” “They grabbed the goal, and there were 10 minutes afterwards when we had to dig in.”

“It was a great result. “It was nice. I have good memories of here as a young kid. It is a magnificent club, and still many people’s tip to win the league.”

“In my first start for Newcastle we also took a 1-1 here as well a few years ago when I first joined the club. I do not have a bad record here, really.”

“I think we earned that bit of luck, to be honest.” “We were brilliant all day and worked our socks off.”

“We have defended like that all season. People have been putting their bodies on the line. We gained our rewards for that.”

That’s now five successive appearances for Guthrie, who was part of the Manchester United youth set-up, and Newcastle drew the first game of our relegation season 1-1 there, when Guthrie, Coloccini and Gutierrez were all making their debuts in that game.

Who would have thought that season would have ended up with Newcastle being relegated?

Danny Guthrie lasted 74 minutes before he was replaced by James Perch, who to his credit, came on and did a decent job as the defensive midfielder.

With Danny now putting in a string of good performances, surely the lad has not done enough to earn a new contract on Tyneside.

His current four year deal runs out next June, and we are hoping he will get an extension.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Nov 28, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Great player, great display by the lads Saturday 😀 and 1st

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Been really impressed by Guthrie. Certainly a great squad player, one we need to keep. Don’t think he’s going to take tiote or cabayes place but great to know there is someone who can come in and do more than a descent job. Get him signed up

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    HOPE we give him a new contract and he accepts that

  • kevymartins

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Get it out of ye benny son

    Atleaste somebody has belief in are team

    I said what he said on here and got ripped

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Guthrie has improved immensly and has stepped up since the tank has been out. Perfect replacement for Tiote thru January. However with Tiote fit, he must come back in for Cheslki!

    ________________Krul (the conqueror)___________

    Simo ________Saylor_________Colo________Raylor


    Obertan ____________Cabaye____________SanToon


    = feed the sheep and he will score

  • brownrob

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Guthrie was part of the Liverpool setup, the next Gerrard no less, so we were told when he signed!

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #7

    he has some great passing and his interceptions against msnchester united was brilliant. if he can improve further i can see him pushing cabaye out of the team who has been very quiet in games.

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Loosing Guit for Chelsea is a big blow. Whats everyone’s thoughts on who will play LB and LW? Surely Pards wont put Raylor and Santon there? Raylor has done well, but with Guti’s cover…asking a lot of Santon to not only hold down his spot well, but cover for Raylor also

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #9

    What worried me after Jonas was sent off was how NUFC completely lost their form. Everyone backed into the box & nearly kept Krul from being able to move. Had the lads kept a 4-4-1 there would have been chances to break on MANU & carry the ball deep ito their end & make them work it back up the pitch. AP must work on that.
    NUFC also must work on hte control of long kicks and head tennis balls. MANU was in complete control of that part of the game.

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Maybe Santon LB and raylor LW…not sure why that feels better to me….who have Chelsea been playing on the right?

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza > Chelski have been playing 4 3 3 of late, so they have not really been playing with a wide man (as we do) it has been Mata and Sturridge playing both sides of the top 3 so lately, Sturiddge has been playing closest to the right flank!

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Cheers TT….Not sure who i’d select on the left…but do feel Santon should be put in the team soon. I’m also glad Arfa has started to get more playing time

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #13

    yeah agree Mr Ibiza > if you look further up the post i posted my team, and included Santon in (replacing Jonas) but you have turned me with possibly moving Raylor up field and starting Santon at LB.

    This way, Santon will not have to worry as much about his tracking back, if was to start on the wing, and Raylor will obv come back to help out as he has been playing in that position all season.

    Worth thinking about!!!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    I think there’s a good chance Sammy will play against Chelsky. He’s the obvious choice.

    Guess Raylor will keeps his place, but for ones I would like Pardew to be more tactical than just stick to the same formula – if it ain’t broken why fix it. It’s a crappy way to go, if you want to challenge the top 4.

    Santon is more defensive minded because he’s a natural defender/back. It’s been a hard job for Jonas so far and we seem to loose some of his offensive abilities.

    Who ever plays LW against Chelsky I do hope Santon will get the nod at LB.

  • shearerno9

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #15

    I was always a fan of Guthrie when he played CM and thought alot of people were pretty harsh on the guy when he was moved outside right.

    He’s not going to be a top top class player but what he is, is a player that can come in and do a decent job for us when another player is out…. we havnt had many of them players since Bobby Robsons days – the likes of ambrose/lua lua/hughes/o’brien and the likes – these players that fill out the squad and can do a ob when called upon… nothing special but you know your in safe enough hands

  • jesperfuglsang

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #16

    __________________ Krul __________________

    Simo _______ Saylor _____ Colo _______ Santoon

    ___________ Tiote ______ Cabaye ____________

    _________________ HBA ____________________

    Obertoon ___________________________ Sameobi

    __________________ Ba ____________________

  • markmac

    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #17

    i was thinking santon and raylor on left as that might make up for the loss of jonas’ defensive qualities, and santon has the pace to get forward also

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #18

    liked your team TOON TOM santon will help raylor like guti cause he is a left back who can play in left wing and in right back and right wing

  • moonraker

    Nov 28, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #19

    We have the players to beat Chelski and the form and confidence.

    This is the biggest game of the season to me and we have to fight like dogs to win it.

    If we do and Ashley spends a few Bob in January we are going places 🙂

  • martoon

    Nov 28, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #20

    ilovetoon8788 – you can blame me for Cabaye’s loss of form – ever since I made him captain of my Fantasy Football Team 🙂

  • Dyer8

    Nov 28, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #21

    vs Chelsea


  • SwedishMagpie

    Nov 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #22

    I thought he was shit but he has definitely prove me wrong ! give him a new contract nooow !

  • nufcburty

    Nov 28, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #23

    __________________ Krul __________________

    Simo _______ Saylor _____ Colo _______ Santoon

    ___________ Tiote ______ Cabaye ____________

    _________________ HBA ____________________

    Obertoon ___________________________ Raylor

    __________________ Ba ____________________

    No one fancy this? Raylors delivery is lethal for BA and if he decides to pop a shot it, we all know how that can end! 😉

  • bills-son

    Nov 28, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #24

    In my opinion Guthrie has been at least the equal of Cabaye. What Guthrie does that Cabaye doesn’t is run with the ball. I think Cabaye might just have a fught on his hands because if Guthrie keeps this form up he is more than a squad player.

  • countrylad14

    Nov 28, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #25

    I like that team but id probably switch Obertan and Raylor. Raylor has class delivery but his left foot isnt the best!

  • davis_toons

    Nov 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Is Santon ready. Just getting impatient some times.

  • davis_toons

    Nov 28, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #27

    If we cant built and not sell we will improve further.

    Just take a look at Spurs, JJ is already on loan. to make way for wages and etc..Scotty P is sign..

    They a building a team there. as we can see
    For us make we are still some way to “balancing the book” it might need another 1/2 season before we can keep the best player we own maybe?

    Best for me is a hardwork player and can help the team but we will need a deadly striker if we wanted to compete.


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