Newcastle 2 Blackburn 1 – Jonas Gets Last Minute Winner


Newcastle won this game this afternoon  in injury time, with the winner coming from Jonas Gutierrez as Newcastle fought their way back from being 1-0 down at the break.

But it was the great Ben Arfa who  Newcastle have to thank as he scored a wonderful goal just 20 minutes from time to equalize the scores,  after Goodwillie had put Backburn ahead ahead after 35 minutes and Rovers were still 1-0 up at the break.

Ben Arfa hit home a brilliant left footed shot high into the back of the net after a mazy run from inside his own half, for his second goal of the season, as he levelled the scores at 1-1.

And then Jonas Guttierrez hit home the winner deep into added time to get Newcastle’s second win in four days at home.

But Newcastle, as so often happens after such a sterling display on Wednesday night found it difficult to get going this afternoon, and certainly they looked a little lethargic in that first half.

But Blackburn could have been behind in the first 10 minutes of the game, as goalkeeper Bunn had to make two saves from both Leon Best and Jonas Gutierrez, and then Ben Arfa set up French colleague Yohan Cabaye, who mishit his shot.

And then it was a poor goal for Newcastle to concede, as goalkeeper Tim Krul couldn’t hold Grant Hanley’s header and only palmed it away, and it was David Goodwillie who forced the ball over the line to put Blackburn into the lead after 35 minutes.

The first half was pretty tame stuff  and at the half time whistle Newcastle found themselves one goal down to the second bottom team in the Premier League, and the Magpies had not given a good account of themselves.

But in the second half Newcastle were  able to step it up a gear,  with the timely introduction of Ryan Taylor and Shola Ameobi before the hour mark.

Both players were were surprisingly left out of the starting eleven after they had both had more than decent games against Manchester United.

And Ryan Taylor had an immediate impact on the game, as he put over a wonderful cross and somehow Gutierrez, who was unmarked, missed the ball completely.

Ben Arfa after 70 minutes proved yet again he is a cut above most players, and he gave Newcastle what they desperately needed – an equalizer –  and what a goal it was from the mercurial French International.

The 24-year-old got the ball inside his own half, and then he went straight forward towards the Blackburn goal and beat two Blackburn defenders on the way.

And then the Frenchman got the ball onto that left foot of his, and hit a wonderful shot with great technique into the back of the net for Newcastle’s equalizer – what a goal!

Ben Arfa puts the ball home for a brilliant individual goal

It will be a candidate for the goal of the season and if this lad was ever short of confidence then this goal will give him loads of it,  and we assume French manager Laurent Blanc will be seeing what this lad is doing at Newcastle.

And the goal  seemed to pull Newcastle back from the brink, and then towards the end of the game the Magpies went all out for the winner.

And to finish off what has been a great week for the Newcastle United club, it was Jonas Gutierrez who got his second goal of the season and the winner just before the final whistle.

Both Williamson and Ameobi had gone close to scoring with good efforts.

Then in the fifth minute of added time there was great play between Leon Best and Jonas and it was finished off in style when the Argentine International put a wonderful chip over Blackburn goalkeeper Bunn and into the back of the net with the last kick of the game.

The Geordie crowd went wild.

Ben Arfa celebrates after goal of the season

And yes today the lads had a little bit of luck – so it’s evening itself out – thank goodness! 😀

And for the second time in four days (or is it three?) Newcastle scored two wonderful goals to win the game – and we are on our way in the FA Cup!

It’s sometimes difficult coming down after such a historic win on Wednesday evening,  but our lads got the job done this afternoon,  and showed their professionalism and great team spirit once again.

Howay the Lads!!

Teams:

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Krul; Simpson (R Taylor 59), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Obertan (Sh Ameobi 55), Abeid (Gosling 86), Cabaye, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Best. Subs (not used): Elliot (gk), Perch, Sa Ameobi, Vuckic.

Blackburn (4-1-4-1): Bunn; Henley, Hanley, Givet, Olsson (Lowe 75); N’Zonzi; Vukcevic, Petrovic, Rochina (Formica 55), Pedersen; Goodwillie (Slew 82). Subs (not used): Kean (gk), Morris, Yakubu, Blackman.



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172 comments so far

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #1

    1st wahoo

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  • toon-nutters

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #2

    guys..whr can i get the highlights!!

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Absolute quality benny goal!!!! he stepped up to the plate and took it

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m so proud of this NUFC team, haven’t been this proud since SBR.

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed should post them up soon hopefully

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #6

    @toon-nutters
    Ed usually posts them here asap, so won’t be long.

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  • Burni

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #7

    every time i listen to a cup match i get the impression that the lads dont care much. however about half way through the 2nd half they always go up a gear. if they played like that all the way through we would tank any team. however….. drama is what makes the cup innit?

    proper happy again.

    cant wait to see the goals….

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #8

    We still need a striker. Ameobi is shyte and best is the same. Where are the goals coming from while demba is away?

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  • Obafan

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #9

    How did Abeid play?

    I read Obertan was uselss as always. Time to drop him Pards…

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  • phillyg

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #10

    I heard Benarfa moved to the right wing and thats when the magic began to flow, is this true. If so HBA has got be our right winger from now on.

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  • ToonIcon

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #11

    think if we get a decent defender and a decent striker in we can qualify for europe and challenge for the fa cup

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #12

    we need a striker Worthy of NUFC. not crass like shola and best.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #13

    @Obafan
    Abeid had a very good game according to Lee Ryder. Was replaced by Gosling towards the end 4 minutes to normal time.

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  • seantoon

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Obertan wasn’t brilliant but no player deserves to be treated like this by his own fans! It’s a joke it needs to stop the guys still young and learning get off his back

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  • ThaiMag

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #15

    This has got to be the best line up against QPR if Simpson is not back

    ———————-Krul
    Taylor——Willo——Colo——Santon
    ————-Cabaye—-Abeid
    Ben arfa———Vuckic————Jonas
    ———————-Best

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  • toon-nutters

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #16

    @indian magpie u talkiing of JASON PRIOR?? :p

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  • niafron

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Got to go lads.

    Bonne soirée messieurs!

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  • TimKrulFan

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #18

    samba and hoilett didnt play coming to us???

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #19

    @toon – nutters sure

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #20

    obafan

    i made this point the other day….obertan is a pards buy and pards doesn’t like to be proven wrong (see: shameobi, benarfagate, santongate, etc) of course there are arguments as to why he included some and not others, but to me it was just stubbornness. If Gabby gets the start next week I’ll be proven right once again…..and I don’t want to be!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #21

    GUTI got yellow card for taking his mask out and celebrating

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #22

    i see jonty rhodes got 5 goals 2day

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  • IFC.Toon

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #23

    I think when shola came for obertan we reverted to a 4-3-3 but with Ben Arfa playing just in behind the front two. So his goal didn’t really come from the right wing and in the first half he caused them all sorts of problems. Anyway I reckon he is a waste out on the wing.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #24

    seantoon

    as much as i believe obertan warrants a place on the bench, i agree with you. It’s despicable to boo your own players off unless they’re A) Joey Barton or B)Dyer and/or Bowyer

    gross stuff indeed

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Indian last night mate.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #26

    IFCtoon,

    you think he’s a waste on the wing, that hba guy?

    I’d like to believe he’s a waste on the bench personally….

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #27

    5 goals none the less worth a go. wouldnt u say tony toon73

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  • toon-nutters

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #28

    @tonytoon 73 so we are after him now?! and with obertan.. agree with matty there.. AP is stubborn!!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Matty are you daft or what. Obertan is shyte. Let people boo him who are paying good money to watch that piece of crap.

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  • magicbus

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #30

    For the good of the team Pardew eat humble pie and drop Obertan. Yes you may have wasted 3 million but having him in the team over 90 minutes is like playing with 10 men every game.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Indian I would take Rhodes straight away

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  • phillyg

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #32

    To boo Ober is awful and the 1’s who doing it are not true fans. He may not be the finished article “yet” but he hasn’t done anything bad such as score own goal, consistent red cards, slagging off club fans etc. He must have somefing otherwise manure wouldnt of baught him and Pardew wouldn stand by him so much.

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  • lynchmob

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #33

    last minute but worth the wait woohoooo hopefully HBA starts more we need his skills obertan slows are pace of the game down in my opinion he needs benching !

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #34

    tonytoon

    holy, sh!t dude! are you serious? are you SERIOUS?! it’s obviously not for a lack of trying, he just doesnt cut it right now, but booing him, wow, i don’t even need to acknowledge you any longer. wow! you thick, f!ck, just wow!

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  • phillyg

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #35

    2 wins on the bounce its like 2011 all over again.

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  • phillyg

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Ober may need benching and more work on the training ground but booing is well out of order. It sends a bad message out to the team and any potential signings.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #37

    tonytoon is one of those knobhead pitch invaders…..the derogatory-chant inducer, that pr!ck you just wish didn’t support the same team as you

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Matty boy you must be 1 thick f@@cker if you think we should support obertan

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  • phillyg

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #39

    —————-krul
    simmo-willo-collo-santon
    ————abeid
    raylor-cabaye-guiti
    ————HBA
    ————-Best/Shola

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  • phillyg

    Jan 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Matty the Mackem

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