Newcastle Go Out In A Whimper – Beaten 3-1


Newcastle were second best at Goodison Park today and went down 3-1.

But it wouldn’t have meant much if Newcastle had won this game,  because both Tottenham (2-0) and Arsenal (3-2) won their games at home to Fulham and away at West Brom respectively.

And would you believe it,  but Manchester City were 2-1 behind against QPR after 66 minutes and QPR were down to 10 men when Joey Barton managed to get himself sent off after 54 minutes, and after getting sent off he then kneed Aguero as was going off.

We’re kind of glad Joey doesn’t play at Newcastle these days.

And after 90 minutes City were still 2-1 down, with the Red devils winning their game 1-0 at the Stadium of Light,  and would you believe Edin Dzeko scored 2 minutes into stoppage time, and then Sergio Agureo scored after 4 minutes of stoppage time to win the game 3-2.

City are the new Premier League Champions – what a finish that was – and must be the closest and most exciting finish to the  Premier League ever.

Newcastle were hardly at their best today,  and went one goal down after only 16 minutes when former Tottenham winger Steven Pienaar hit a right foot shot into the top left hand corner form outside the penalty box.

The Toffees went two up after 27 minutes through striker Nikica Jelavic, who easily beat Tim Krul with a right foot shot into the top left corner.

Newcastle started the second half much brighter, after Pardew had brought on Ryan Taylor for Davide Santon and Sylvain Marveaux for Perchinho.

But Newcastle were still finding chances hard to come by, and then on 65 minutes Newcastle leaked yet another goal when Johnny Heitinger headed in from close range from a Darron Gibson cross.

The Magpies were far from their best today.

A Newcastle player couldn’t even score,  as an own by Tony Hibbert after 73 minutes following a corner got Newcastle on the score-sheet.

And late in the game Everton substitute Tim Cahill managed to get himself set off when he grabbed Yohan Cabaye by the throat.

Probably the most positive thing today was that Sylvain Marveaux looked good when he came on as a substitute, and this lad could become a big player for Newcastle next season.

But this was not a Newcastle in form this afternoon, and after winning 6 games in a row,  we have now lost three of the last four games, and we finish in 5th place on 65 points, one point ahead of Chelsea and 4 points behind Tottenham.

Newcastle are in the Europa League next season, and while this was not a good display and a very disappointing result,  it cannot take the gloss of what has been a wonderful season for Newcastle United.

We cannot wait until the summer when Newcastle will start strengthening their squad for next season.

Teams:

Everton: Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga (Distin, 70), Baines; Osman, Neville (Cahill, 74), Gibson, Pienaar; Fellaini; Jelavic (Stracqualursi, 84)
Subs not used: Mucha, Gueye, Barkley, Coleman.
Newcastle: Krul; Perch (R Taylor, 46), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon (Marveaux, 46); Gutierrez, Tiote (Shola Ameobi, 82); Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba; Cisse
Subs not used: Elliot, Ferguson, Gosling, Obertan
Goals: Pienaar 16, Jelavic 27, Heitinga 65, Hibbert 73 (og)
Bookings: Heitinga 7, Tiote 10, Baines 45, Cabaye 90
Sent off: Cahill 90
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
Attendance: 39,517

Howay the Lads!!

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17 comments so far

  • pardew no 1

    May 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #1

    what did cahill do

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  • nufc786

    May 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #2

    inter milan in europa league thts something to look forward to

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  • ochytoon

    May 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Fifth is still an amazing achievement. Well done Pards and the boys!

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  • nufc786

    May 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #4

    grabbed cabaye around the neck for some stupid reason

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  • GeordieGesus

    May 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost:

    Well at least I’ll be able to support an English team in the CL finals. 😉

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  • Pardew's fist pump

    May 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #6

    You all need to grow up and get out of your clan mentality. Football is for divs of the lowest order.

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  • Garreth

    May 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #7

    He grabbed Cabaye around the neck, #1.

    What. A. Season.

    Absolutely brilliant! 5th place, ahead of Chelsea, Liverpool, Sunderland. Perfect and would have taken this before the start of the season quicker than you could say NORTH EAST TOP DOGS!

    Well done lads, looking forward to an exciting summer now and the start of next season!

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  • Grafton83

    May 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Great season, never imagined we’d be back in Europe with Ashley as owner. Couldnt be happier to be wrong. So many great players i hope they all stay.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Good old braindead Barton, very lucky not to have go them relegated.

    Bit sad how we petered out after that great 6 match winning run. I think Pardew just needs to play 433 and stick with it.

    Plus points Marveux looks very good.

    Negatives: Ba and Cisse don’t work together. Have to play 1 or the other.

    Right back and CB desperately needed

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  • Abbott

    May 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Everton “deserved” the win I dont argue with that…

    But the ref performance was frustrating and could have made it a totally different game…

    It was a handball at evertons 2nd goal no question about it (the croat should have been given yellow).
    Heitinga should probably had a red card for his violent tackle – and then he would never had scored evertons 3rd.

    The ref decisions was going against us in the first half and it showed as our players had problem keeping their frustration at bay….
    It would have been easier to accept if it was a “fair” final game….

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  • toon-crazy

    May 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Well well lads . Shame but hey ho , what a season , is the transfer window open now , if not when does it open ?

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  • cally22001

    May 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Never mind lads. Let’s just be positive. What a brilliant season:) beyond anyone’s dreams to be 5th and in Europe above Chelsea and Liverpool. Let’s hope for a good transfer window and a similar story next May!

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  • TorqToon

    May 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Well done lads!!! Great season! Yes we fell short today but I take solace in knowing that whatever the result…it wouldn’t affect us.

    Finishing above Liverfool, Chelski and of course the scum…Europe next season!!! Great effort to all the lads. I believe if we lose any of our big players it will be for stupid money and I trust GC to replace with better.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Yup it’s been a brilliant season and one to remember. I am glad that Spurs and Arsenal won or else the defeat would have hurt much more. I am thrilled we’ve ended 5th and I can;t wait to see this exciting young squad improved in the summer. Who will we sign?? I can’t wait 🙂

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  • west-ldn magpie

    May 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Good season, but Alan pardew has to step up he’s game. It’s gona be very difficult to finish in the top sux next season, let alone top four.

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  • west-ldn magpie

    May 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #16

    I meant top six.

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  • GFH

    May 13, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Slightly flat end to an amazing season .Of course we could have wanted more , but , hey , what a lot we’ve got!

    Ba has been progressively poorer in recent games.I want him to stay , as long as he is the Ba of early season , and I wonder whether his performances are poorer because of Cisse’s arrival taking his place in the sun psychologically , or simply if being out on the wing is disrupting his style. It looks like he is more half-hearted than he ever was. If he is to stay then Pards must find a formation to give him the space to score alongside Cisse, if not then lets find a strike partner who won’t disappear to , yet another , Africa Cup Of Nations next season
    .Change can be a natural part of life from here on onwards and we can learn to appreciate the contributions of players like Demba , Gosling , Simpson , and Guthrie , even as we part company to new and , hopefully better playing combinations courtesy of our scouting team . I know , as a Geordie that ” sticking by old loyal faces ” is part of our genes , but I think the city , the club , the fans are growing up now .Moving players on , with thanks , NOT because they were BAD , but because we seek better is the way ahead I believe. I am fascinated to anticipate how Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew will be evaluated in years to come .

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