Newcastle 3 Manchester United 0 – Magpies Simply Magnificent

In game that will be long remembered in the history of Newcastle United, our lads beat Manchester United by 3-0 tonight, for their first win against the Red Devils in 10 years.

And make no mistake about it Newcastle deserved all 3 points tonight,  because they outplayed this mediocre Manchester United side.

And it was Bobby Robson who was then manager of Newcastle when we won 4-3 at St. James’ Park.

And if he was  watching from up above,  Bobby would be as proud as any other Newcastle fan at the simply magnificent performances of every single Newcastle player tonight, as they all seemed to play out of their skins.

The Newcastle side maintained a high tempo throughout this game and went ahead after 33 minutes with a brilliant goal from, well who else, Demba Ba.

The Senegal striker ran onto  a high ball that had been headed on very well by Shola Ameobi,  and he hit the ball  into the net with his rigth foot in one movement, and Rio Ferdinand was unable to do anything about it.

It was a striker’s goal,  and on 25 minutes he seemed to have been fouled in the box by Ferdinand and Newcastle should have had a penalty as the repeated TV replays showed it was a foul.

But Ba got his 15th Premier League goal of the season and it will be great to see him wear the number 9 shirt just as soon as possible.

Newcastle played an  excellent first half and went in at the break 1-0 ahead on merit.

And then would you believe it,  but after just one minute of the second half Newcastle got a free kick just outside the Manchester penalty area, and Cabaye put into the top left hand corner of the net for a simply wonderful goal, and the Newcastle fans went crazy – all 52,299 of them.

And then Mike Williamson had a decent chance after 55 minutes from a left wing corner,   but he headed over the crossbar form close range.

The  Red Devils seemed to have pulled one back after 59 minutes, as Nani’s cross from the right was flicked on by substitute Danny Welbeck to Wayne Rooney, who stabbed the ball past Krul into the goal.

But no – Danny Simpson somehow was there to clear off the line in dramatic style, for his second wonder stop against Manchester United this season.

Newcastle played it very tight in the second half, and Manchester had most of the possession, but they were having difficulty carving out any decent chances, and there was none at all in the first 45 minutes.

The central two defenders, Coloccini and Mike Williamson were very solid at the back, and in fact the defense looked like they had looked in the first 11 games of the season. – very good indeed.

The neutral observer will have seen Newcastle stop Manchester United dead in their tracks tonight and defend superbly, and then on 90 minutes a high lob into the Manchester box saw Phil Jones stoop down to head the ball into the back of his own net,  and it was 3-0.

A terrible mistake by the former Blackburn man, but that really summed up the game, and Newcastle were simply the better side tonight, as mancsheter Unietd went down to their seocnd league defeat ina  row.

It was simply a terrific match to watch for the neutral and unbelievable if your were a Newcastle fan – these are the games we simply live for.

Demba Ba was taken off right at the end for Gabriel Obertan, and Ba got an ovation he will never forget, as this was like the days of old when Newcastle had a good team.

On this evidence Newcastle now have a good team once again.

We were proud of every one of our players tonight, because they were simply magnificent.

There was lots to take out of this game that was positive, and Davide Santon already looks a good player and Mike Williamson showed he can fill in well for Steven Taylor, and of course Coloccini was simply magnificent as our captain – one gain.

What a way to start the new year and after the game Warren Barton the former Newcastle full-back discussed the game on Fox Soccer channel over here in the US.

Warren said he was so proud of every single Newcastle player because they were all simply magnificent – and that about sums it all up tonight.

I have nothing more to add, other than to say it reminded us of the time we hammered Manchester United 5-0 at St. James’ Park. 😀

What a team.

Howay The Lads!!

32 comments so far

  • Hatem

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #1


  • Szarka

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Wonderfull win with great defending and unbelievable unique performance bye Cabaye and Demba Ba. We still dont have a good attacking side, but our defence is back and keeping our goalline clean
    Ba is getting better day bye day, he deserves the No 9. shirt now. Also Cabaye-Tiote midfield is 100% , they worth every penny.


    Gonna drink more for the win

  • Dannyo

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #3

    NUFC are now 3 places, 2 wins, 6 goals and 8 points better off than this time last season!!

  • Demba_Ba

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #4

    1 word BUZZIN !

  • Oleg G

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Dannyo // Jan 4, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Only 8? wow. We look a totally different team. It seems more.

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Anyone doubting Pards’ ability just look at the stats courtesy of Dannyo 😉

  • Rumsfeld

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Lol@ all the money-grabbing tits who overvalued themselves at our club and wanted out after not getting the wages they demanded

    Surely any real pro would sweat blood to be part of those 11 players worshiped by 52 000 fans.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #8

    How can ANYONE slag Pards. Not true fans

    Up to the point we were unbeaten in the PL…

    Lost to Man city 3-1 (away – expected result)
    Draw to Manu 1-1 (away – good result)
    Lost to Chelsea 0-3 (home – lost to top team)
    Lost to Norwich 4-2 (home – poor result but no CB’s playing or tiote, gosling red carded)
    Draw to Swansea 0-0 (home – poor result, Collo back but no willo, FB perch at CB)
    Lost to to West Brom 2-3 (home – again perch at CB and no Cabaye as banned)
    Won at Bolton 0-2 (away – 2 recognised CB in Willo and Collo and Cabaye back)
    Lost to Liverpool 3-1 (Home, poor performance from the lads but against a great liverpool performance)

    3-0 at home to Manu!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Prior to this we went 11 games unbeaten.

    Bottomline: We dropped point when we were playing FBs and CB and our defence was poor but we still managed to score at the other end and we lost or drew with the top teams and beat manu!!

    SO STOP SAYING WE ONLY GOT OR PARDS ONLY GOT X POINTS IN X GAMES. Look at the context and stop spouting shit.

    We have every reason to look forward to the second half of the season with confidence. Especially if we pick up a couple of quality players in the window.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Hope this spurs Ashleigh on to spend some money.

    If we bought a top class CB and CF this window I’d be absolutely delighted. Pards has said one or two players!

    Please let it be true.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #10

    MOTD 10:45!!!!!! In glorious HD!!!!!!!

    Can’t wait.

    Peeing my pants.

  • Niff in the USA

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Erm…. We were away to liverpool ^

  • Kc-Toon

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #12

    looking at the blog put up about the team sheets, you wouldnt have thought it was the same fans talking, so many people complaining about the team lineup, so much negativity, yet theres not one disappointed fan tonight, give pardew some faith! maybe its the fact im only 18 and havnt bared through years of being a fan, but maybe its the time to start feeling confident every game , chasing in on 5th place this season !

  • MrNUFC

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Hope there were nee scouts watching the lads the neet, especially Tiote, he was an animal, totally amazing. Magnificant performance!!

  • Spuggy

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Can’t wait to see Barton at QPR on 15th Jan when we push them into a relegation spot. Wonder what he’ll be tweeting then.


  • NUFClad

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #15

    errmm will pardew be expecting apologies from everyone who slagged off his team selection?!
    Pardew take a bow!! got his tactics spot on! shola and raylor stepped up to the plate

  • Spuggy

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #16

    @ niff, black dot on white page, jees you get the point man.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #17

    1) I m still not an Ameobi fan but he did well last night

    2) Was expecting HBA to play a part tonite.

    3) Raylor did well at RW. Cover Simpson at all time

    4) Still not a fan of James Perch – never will be


  • Spuggy

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Bru – yes could have stumbled onto a lovely combo with Raylor at RW and Santon at LB.

    Team had a lovely balance to it, and Raylor is more defensive minded than Obertan. Obertan is an impact sub all day long for me until he improves. I think Rayls will keep his place.

  • magpiebop

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Totally out classed Manure tonight, the own goal at the end emphasised the gulf in class between the two teams and had £10 at 4/1 on the win o happy days.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #20

    MOTD – 5th defeat in 8 games, yes but against 4 top teams, and 3 were away!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrr

  • pardew no 1

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #21

    anyone no if you can get the virgin money strip tomorrow anyone tell me

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #22

    What a crackin result,I give up me ticket as well coz our lass is just about fit to burst,and sods law her waters never even broke,kick in the teeth for HBA bringing Obertan on for the last five though.

  • pardew no 1

    Jan 4, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #23


  • Marco Albertz

    Jan 4, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #24

    I was really sad to read all these negative comments about the manager and some players prior to game. It’s your own loss if you think there’s no point to watch the game as it’s already lost when you saw the line up.
    I am really upset how little trust some “fans” have. Turning their back to the team so easily. Those idiots who demand some players to starting eleven. Do you really think Pardew is the worst manager of premier league and he is some kind of idiot like you wrote? You don’t know how things are in training and what is the game plan. So, why don’t you think about it and take a bit more time to analyze what are the tactics going to be instead of mocking the manager and the players, calling them names and other stupid stuff. After all, the result was superb! Thanks to manager and the whole team!

  • GeordieoftheSouth

    Jan 4, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Even Benny Arfa should applaud that performance even though most of the fans here will slag Pardew for not starting him again!

    Also a big shout out to Danny Simpson who was up there for man of the match.

  • Tiote4PM

    Jan 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Incredible absolutely incredible tonight…

    Cannot/ don’t want to pick any individuals out..


    Take a bow…


  • stuart no9

    Jan 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #27

    spuggy…..pards has won f..k all so get down off your high horse you cretin and wait till end of season

  • fungus44

    Jan 5, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #28

    Simply Magnificent and freige want ba in the summer and will pay 65 million go fcuk your self mate he,s at the toon to stay

  • mra

    Jan 5, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #29

    So thats Obertan done for good than…… Rtaylor played well along the wing, his time at fb has made him a better defending winger. he is more than capable of doing the job that Barton did (if we need it). still can’t wait for Marveaux to be back (oneday), him along with Benny, Cabaye and ba should make for some good football

  • Szarka

    Jan 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Problem is that we will loose Tiote and Ba for ACON so again our team wont be full. But from febr. this team could beat anyone. Hoping for a 4-6 place at the end of season.

  • markmac

    Jan 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #31

    was a great game, so many good performances! i bet phillipe albert enjoyed watching it from the stands aswell the game only missed him hitting a brilliant 20 yard lob lol , and what a free kick from cabaye!!

  • martoon

    Jan 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #32

    Fantastic result but we must not let this paper over the cracks – we still need another Striker and Centre Back in the transfer window.
    I like Jonas for his work rate but I can’t remember one cross he put in considering the tactic was ‘use the big men up front’.


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