Carroll Scores Winner – Newcastle in Europe


In a great finish for Newcastle, in today’s FA Cup semi-final tie,  Andy Carroll headed the winner for Liverpool after 86 minutes to put Newcastle into Europe.

Andy Carroll scores winner against Everton today

Oh yes, I almost forgot,  and Liverpool reached the FA Cup final with their 2-1 win over Everton.

And over the 90 minutes Liverpool probably deserved to win the game although their defending at times was not good.

It hadn’t looked good for Liverpool in the first half , when Jamie Carragher had given away a terrible goal after just 23 minutes, when he dithered instead of thumping the ball away, and  Jelavic hit the ball into the back of the net, and Liverpool were 1-0 down at the half.

But Liverpool were a much improved side in the second half, although Andy Carroll missed an absolute sitter from just five yards out on 47 minutes, when he somehow headed the ball wide.

He used to score those when he wore the black and white stripes of his home town club Newcastle.

But then it was former Newcastle center-back Sylvain Distin who made a terrible mistake for Everton,  and his poor pass back was jumped on by Luiz Suarez, and he had the ball in the back of the net in a jiffy.

It was anybody’s game now, but then on 86 minutes, following a corner, it was that Geordie lad Andy Carroll,  who back-headed the ball into the back of the net, to see Liverpool into their second cup final this year, and it was Andy’s second goal this week.

But much more importantly, it means that 6th place in the league will qualify for Europe, and Newcastle are currently 12 points ahead of 7th placed Everton.

While it’s still technically possible for Everton to catch Newcastle,  we will go a long way to making that almost impossible,  with a win against Stoke next Saturday.

We need just 4 more points in our last 5 games to make 100% sure, but that also assumes Everton will win every one of their remaining games.

We’re in Europe next season – believe me – and it’s unbelievable.

Now let’s see if we can make it the Champions League!

Howay The Lads!!



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218 comments so far

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    EUROPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sammy Adamobi

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2

    better get saving for the european trip!

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  • grumpy_old_sod

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Champions league next, come on.

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Sad for Everton – good for us.

    Funny that a Carroll goal should put us into Europe 🙂

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Two ex Newcastle players still doing favours for the toon.
    Distin giving the bindippers a free goal. Carroll getting lucky.

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  • ady

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #6

    after he missed the first chance i thought here we go that f****r wont score but he did thx to god 😛

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Are we 100% gauranteed europe? Not even the slightest chance we won’t get it?

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #8

    It is a bit bizarre that carroll has actually made sure we have qualified for europe, both in the fact he has been sh1t all year, the fact that we have built a complete team with his transfer money and now he scores a goal that has assured us of europa. What a guy.

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  • WWJBD

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Just like to point out we arent there just yet still need 4 points I think to make certain

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  • alkinou

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #10

    @6
    We have to secure 6th place and if Chelsea win the CL we might not be in Europe (not too sure the circumstances)

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  • ady

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #11

    after he missed that since i thought here we go that guy will never score a goal but he did and thx to god livepool won if it wasent for newcastle i would have sported everton lol

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  • t00ntime

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #12

    we are 12 points clear with 15 left to get. So if we win 1 match or everton lose 1 match (like against manure) we will be in europa 😉

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  • Thump

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #13

    He’s big, he’ll score, he’ll break you f’in jaw, Andy Carroll! Andy Carroll!

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #14

    I can’t even express how much of a MASSIVE win that is to put us in Europe.

    We will keep all our best players, buy some better ones, and live the dream. I really hope this fires Ashley us to spend some cash as he get’s a chance to really promote his brand. We may even get a really good stadium sponsor. I’m sure Virgin are loving it too!!!

    Now the pressure is off, we can relax and play our football and have a shot at the Champions league!!!

    HWTL!!!!!!

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Come to think of it.

    It was not 2 but 3 former Nufc players who pretty much gaurenteed us Europe tonight.

    Distin, Carroll and Bellamy.

    Still puzzled on how Enrique didn’t start.

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  • ochytoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Barca will thump Chelski and I can’t see us dropping that many points in these last few games. Hope we get a good group, not some crappy Latvian team or something.

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  • moonraker

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #17

    WWJBD
    It’s certain surely ???!!!

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  • Brutooon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #18

    time to dust that PASSPORT !!!!!!!

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  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #19

    do liverpool get cl if they win fa cup?

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  • Thump

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #20

    @ochytoon: Thanks for the shout out mate but I’m not a verb 😉

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #21

    E-I-E-I-E-I-0

    UP THE PREMIER LEAGUE WE GO

    WHEN WE GET TO EUROPE

    THIS IS WHAT WE’LL SING

    WE ARE GEORDIES, SUPER GEORDIES

    PARDEW IS OUR KING

    E-I-E-I-E-I-O

    get in! howay the lads 😛 😛 😛

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  • Thump

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #22

    @nufc786: Nope, cup winners get Europa – top four get champs league.

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  • Partizan

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Well well well…2 of our former players gave us a ticket to Europe,,,well at least Economy class,whether its gonna be Business its all up to us now.

    I just hope Man City makes another slip so that will put end to their title hopes,that will make our job against them a lot easier.

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  • toonincheek

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #24

    If Chelsea win the CL, then the 4th in the league will NOT get CL, but Europa.

    But 4th and 5th will get Europa and, if Chelsea win CL but are 4th/5th, then 6th gets Europa.

    I think Europa for us is almost certain . . . .unless
    we get CL ! ! ! !

    Let’s go for it.

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  • geordie_boy89

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #25

    if the toon win next game and everton fail to win europe is a cert!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #26

    We only need 4pts if everton won all there last 5 games not gonna happen
    Back in Europe come on the toon

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  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Thump
    thank god AC in the CL uuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuushhhhhh

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  • ToonZiga

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #28

    EUROPEEE 😀 YESSS GET IN!!!! deserved to be in europe actually… 🙂

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  • moonraker

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #29

    @18

    Liverpool in Europa same as us atm but I think we’ll get 4th which will be CL. Chelsea winning it doesnt alter status and the wont beat Barca anyway 🙂

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  • achtoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Still need 4 points and chelsea to not will the cl. Its in the bag.

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  • bambams

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #31

    I am 42 and cannot wait for the european nights once more, for those younger fans that have not had the experience………… Buy the tickets when they come out.

    TREMENDOUS !!!!

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Actually think havin Europa confirmed this early take pressure off us n we will get 4th

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  • Ryan2502

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Sorry for the repost from the last thread.

    Lads can someone just clarify something for me? We could need four more points before the end of the season to guarantee being in the Europa League, don’t we? I’m not being a negger, there’s no way we won’t get the points we need, but that is the situation isn’t it? Everton are 12 points behind us with 5 to play = 15 points to play for, so conceivably they could win all their games, and get the points, meaning we might need a few more points to guarantee it.

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  • Thump

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #34

    @Partizan: According to Google the Norwich game finished 6-1… to City. Not a slip up we need haha

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  • Burkey16

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Everton lose 1 game and we tie a game and we clinch

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  • toon_dog

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Not sounding like a negger but let’s not bump our gums just yet it’s not mathematically done yet we could still finish 8th if disastrous things happen obviously hopefully not but les not count our chickens before they hatch.

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  • Thump

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #37

    @Ryan: Mathematically yeah, if we lose all our games and Everton win all of their games it’s definitely possible. Nobody is counting their chickens yet, it’s just about opening up fifth spot for us. It’s up to us to finish their (or higher) now.

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  • ochytoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #38

    Thump
    Haha no problem although I’ll be sure to use you in the grammatically correct way next time.

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  • lee1892

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #39

    A point next saturday and then a everton defeat on Sunday and we’re in. Come onnnnnnnnnn

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  • Ryan2502

    Apr 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #40

    @ Thump

    Thanks for that, mate. I thought that was the case, like I said I can’t see us not picking up another 4 points before the end of the season, the way we’re playing, and if Cisse keeps banging them in!

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