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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!!

218 comments so far

  • Edijs

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #201


    I am Newcastle fan from Latvia and it was one of most memoriable days of my life when I had a chance to see Newcastle at my hometown 🙂

  • mallyonthetoon

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #202

    Well at 100/1 i realy hope some of the fans will be taking some cash from the bookies in the next few weeks im not a betting man but im putting money on us picking up a cup next season

  • nufc786

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #203

    we need to run stoke ragged at sjp on sunday show tottenham that their nightmare is going to come true and leave chelsea choking in our dust

  • shola score-a'goalie

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #204

    aye mally,
    I put a tenner on it back in june, also put a tenner on winning the league.
    That one was slightly optimistic but at 2000/1 I couldn’t refuse!!!

  • mindshaft

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #205

    I put a free 10 bet from SkyBet on toon reaching top 4 at 28/1 …. come on

    Hope Liverpool get completely stuffed in the F.A Cup final, think we’ll finish above Chelsea anyway so don’t think we needed any help from those racist idiots

  • ToonAndy

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #206

    Lads what about Bas Dost as a potential transfer target??… Plays for herenveen in the Dutch league… 22 years old… 25 goals in 29 appearances and has scored a hat trick tonight!! Looks like some player!

  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #207

    I want spuds to win tomorrow, Chelsea to finish 6th and not get into Europe, spuds to win fa cup by thrashing the bin dippers 4-0, bin dippers to finish below everton, Kenny to get sacked, redknobb to be announced as England manager and this sends spuds into free fall, man ure to beat citeh in the derby clinching the league and then we win the next 5 getting into 4th as we go.

    What would the odds be?

  • bobby jay

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #208

    There’s only one thing that can stop us qualifying for the Europa league next season and that’s qualifying for the champions league 🙂

  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #209

    If we sign Bas Dost who would leave? I’d hope that he’d be a replacement for lovenkrands but I doubt that.

    Think it’s gotta be a replacement for Ba but I hope it’s Best if it means selling someone.

    We shall see. Tune in, July 1st 2012. It’s gonna be a bigger event than the dark knight rises.

  • jakesome

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #210

    @magpie. i was contemplating putting baines or gibbs at LB
    but ive got the feel good factor about our boys atm. what would your epl 11 look like?
    this would be my second team
    sorry lads but its hard not to put in toon players

  • tdt

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #211

    Just to clarify: provided the current top 6 are the top 6 at the end of the season, they all get Europe one way or another?

    The only way that would change is if Everton make 6th?

    Got my ticket for the Stoke game, hope we give them a drubbing! A win will really put the cat amongst the pigeons and make people take us seriously, considering we would then be 3 points ahead of spurs for a few hours at least!

  • jakesome

    Apr 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #212

    oh i forgot about silva….heis early season form was unreal

  • Graeme

    Apr 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #213

    Beattie25 // Apr 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

  • Graeme

    Apr 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #214

    Beattie25 @ 135

    Is it ok if we finish 4th (or even 3rd!!) and stick 2 fingers up to the lot of them??

    Let the peasants worry about 5th & 6th – we have more important things to worry about!!!!!

  • obatoyou

    Apr 15, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #215

    Yeah, that’s right, Chelsea are in Europe unless Everton overtake them.

    5th and 6th will be in the Europa League

    there’s only one way this won’t happen, that’s if Chelsea win the champions league and finish 5th or 6th, then 4th and 6th will go Europa, or 4th and 5th.

  • obatoyou

    Apr 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #216

    Either way, Newcastle are going to Europe, when we get at least one point at stoke and man united beat everton in the next games, its confirmed.

  • Garreth

    Apr 15, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #217

    Us Newcastle fans all hoped that one day the headline would be “Carroll scores to send Newcastle to Europe”. It’s not quite the way we expected it to happen but we’ll take it nonetheless! Now let’s push for the CL!


    Apr 15, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #218

    The story on here about Krul is exactly what i meant with comments i made earlier yesterday on this blog!

    Chelsea are reportedly lining up an offer for Krul!

    15Mil is the amount mentioned !

    I would not let him leave for anything less than 30Mil!

    ……………….Kiss my ass Chelsea!!!!!————-


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