Late Goals Win Game 4-2 For Ivory Coast Against Senegal – Video


Alan Pardew  will probably be a little bit relieved tonight, along with Newcastle fans, as the Ivory Coast won the first leg of their qualifying tie 4-2 against Senegal  at home in Abidjan – phew!!

Gervinho when at Lille – scored for Ivorians tonight in Abidjan

But it wasn’t easy for the home side, as they had to come from behind twice, and three late goals eventually got them a satisfactory win by two clear goals,  before the second leg on October 12th in Dakar.

Senegal went ahead when Dame Ndoye put the Teranga Lions ahead with a simply magnificent goal, as his rocket of a shot went zooming into goal, and that was only the second goal the Ivorians had conceded at home in the last seven years

Lille and former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou then put the ball in the back of the net for the equalizer, in what was  a quick and easy strike, but Salomon showed great skill.

And then Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse scored for Senegal with a wonderful headed goal to put Senegal 2-1 up, and send Alan Pardew and the Newcastle fans into some considerable concern, and that was only the third goal in seven years conceded by the Ivorians in the last seven years – two of them being tonight.

Here’s Cisse’s goal on video.

And then a quick counter-attack from the back from Yaya Toure of Manchester City, ended up with Arsenal winger Gervinho scoring the Ivorian’s second goal in as many minutes, as the ball went in off the cross-bar to put the Ivorians level.

Gervinho then had a great chance when he was clean through,  but he was forced wide and the ball went for a corner and then Didier Drogba brought a great save from the Senegal goalkeeper, and from the resultant corner, Gervinho had the ball in the back of the net, but he was flagged for offside.

Gervinho was then brought down in the penalty area after 80 minutes, and Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba took the ball to take the penalty, and he made no mistake from the spot, as he hit the ball low to the goalkeeper’s right giving him no chance – so after Senegal had been ahead twice,  the Ivorians were 3-2 ahead with just 9 minutes to go.

The Ivory Coast continued to press as they tried to get a decent home advantage before the second leg in October and would you beleive it but they went ahead 4-2 when Cheikh M’Bengue, a former Newcastle target, deflected a shot into his own goal.

And then Didier Drogba seemed to have scored again, but he was yellow carded and it looked like the former Chelsea striker had used his hand to put the ball into back of the net – I guess it wasn’t the hand of God – not this time anyway.

The Ivory Coast were pressing all the time late in the game to try to increase their winning margin, and in added time Gervinho almost had the ball in the back of the net again for the Ivorians, but the goalkeeper made another good save.

And after over five minutes of added time the Ivory Coast ran out victors by 4-2, and now we have to wait of the second leg of the play-off until October 12th to be played in Dakar, before we know what our fate is.

And then we’ll know for definite whether Newcastle will lose both Demba  Ba and Papiss Cisse to the African Cup of Nations finals in South Africa in January, or just Cheick Tiote – no disrespect to Cheick but losing only one top player is better than losing two.

Howay The Lads!!

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109 comments so far

  • tenpointnine

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #1

    So far so good!

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  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Ideal really. Cisse remembers how to score again but ivory coast win.

    Hopefully he’ll come back to us with a little more confidence from this.

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  • zimtoon

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Now they go to Senegal for the return leg should be intresting!

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  • toonking

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #4

    i don’t know wether he was good all game as i didn’t see it but knowing that cisse has scored a goal and ba is sitting on the bench, will pardew have a better understanding that we can’t us both together in the same team as surely senagal would have did it today considering both scores over 15 goals each last season.

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  • Szarka

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Getting some luck 🙂

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  • Sholadona

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Cisse’s goal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoROplTdMBo&feature=youtu.be

    Not the best quality but it’s the only one on Youtube. Lovely goal

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  • leavemyarselona

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Zimtoon so is there another game to play like.. Is that not ivory coast threw

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  • DeanToon88

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Cisse Scores for senegal but not for newcastle? wtf

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Good to hear that Cisse scored,maybe he can bring that onto the field in the PL

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  • 89Norcal

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Do they stay in Africa until the second leg? This time the ACON format is a little messed up.

    Btw hopefully Cisse’s goal will boost his confidence a bit, worst case scenario would be having him go through a goal drought like Ba did.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #11

    That’s a cracking goal he scored too 🙂

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  • 89Norcal

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #12

    @Sholadona, wow! what a header!

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #13

    89norcal
    Why would they stay in Africa for a month??

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  • 89Norcal

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #14

    @Marty, well that’s why I’m asking, isn’t it?

    The ACON this year is being compacted into so many knockout games, I wasn’t clear on whether they would stay to limit travel and train with Senegal/Ivory Coast.

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  • veto

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #15

    we cant be willing two of our biggest players on to fail , its just not right , , no mater if we lose them for a few weeks .

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  • Kyo

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Here’s a better quality version for Cisse’s goal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLxD5yKz3rs&feature=player_detailpage#t=5527s

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #17

    Well their teams that pay their wages would never let them stay away a month waiting around for a game.It would have to be a competition of some sort.
    So no is your answer there

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Sep 8, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Ruddy
    I like to think that i provided the motivation for you to prove your innocence to the back biter posters and whisperers. People who were only to happy for you to take the blame and we know who they are. If you recall I said that you were not the villain of the piece. Tads thought the episode was in June how little he assisted the process. I am delighted that your standing has been fully restored. As i said you provide entertainment and a genuine love of NUFC which is worth preserving. My job is done.
    Cisse’s goal a sign of better things to come.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Attack Senegal attack attack!

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  • hoppernufc

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #20

    What a goal cisse lad! Not very often you see a header scored from outside the box

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  • leavemyarselona

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Pushy pardew ,, probably has a degree in using spectacular posh words of grammar have you heard yourself get a grip when you ask your lass whats for tea do you speak like this ”” evening dear have you decided what pasta you would like with your evening meal.. Seriously sort it out write like you would talk to people normally !!!grade a tosser

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #22

    I guess it indicates Alan Pardew must have felt 100% certain that the club would bring in another quality striker having let Mcloven and Best go and with the possibility of losing Cisse and Ba to the ACON.

    At 4-2 we still teeter on the edge of the abyss Liverpool style.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Veto that is a good point and further to it, I wonder how Cisse and Ba feel about it all, and this on top of our refusal to allow Cisse to play in the pics. I mean Jesus, we really do need that extra striker anyway.

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  • ToonJovi

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Not that we want to lose any BIG players but if we do does anyone else agree that Tiote should b the one to let go? Great player but last season and this one continued he is injury prone to say the least! Only small injuries yes but Wat do you think he’s available for 50% of games if that? If we 25 mil for him and it got invested wisely it might not be an awful move!

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Leave
    You illustrate my point perfectly. Have a good evening
    numb nuts.

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  • hoppernufc

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Just been reading that on average teams that are in Europe and premier league use 33 players in there season, we have 33 players however that includes 4 keepers and ranger and xisco so looking at past seasons was ate a bit short compared to the amount of Players other teams have used.

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  • leavemyarselona

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Pushy numb nuts jesus you cant say that a man of your dictionaryabusive self

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Mmm…. Xisco and Ranger, sounds like a cheesy B grade 50’s American TV show. I was never a huge Best and Loverboy fan, but they’re a significant class above those other two clowns.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Leave
    Ivory Coast don’t lose at home. Their through.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Pushy
    You mean you wanted me to help the process to show you had no idea what the fcuk you were talking about?
    Think AMEOBI and leavemyarsealone have summed it pretty well tbf

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #31

    You wouldnt believe the alcohol – fuelled rant I was going to launch but I am dismayed by the negativity. Bad transfer window? Problems with the ACoN? Get a grip! We are Mags, people! Rant done, thanks for lis`nin.

    Pushy Pardew – nice job on Sherlock Holmes` older brother ha ha.

    Anything new then?

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Oh and Toonjovi – no, nobody does.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Bollocks, if you’re unhappy about something, express it and defend it. This isn’t a “Care Bears” blog.

    If it’s rubbish it will inevitably be shown up anyway, so go ahead and say it.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Tsunki
    Saved by the intelligentsia. Ruddy has been found not guilty which leaves Beattie25, Tads and of course Jimmy. Apart from that very little.

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  • cadete

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Toonjovi yeah I think the same great player but with bigi there who all round I think is better I would let tiote go for 25 mil for sure

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #36

    let’s have a kangaroo court . Let’s not bother to ask Tads whether he’s guilty or not let’s just find him guilty. All those present put your hands up.

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  • Pushy Pardew

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #37

    TADS
    Has the cat got your tongue. Your good at bullying young posters.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #38

    Ahh pushy pardew ya sad little WUM
    What exactly is it that your after? Bit of attention? Or just to show yourself up?
    Proper little sad case’s ppl like you, you post misguided opinion as fact then when shown otherwise you just keep digging in your little hole of self importance, well keep fighting the good fight champ as i really couldnt give 2 fcuks what ya think
    Enjoy your little one man show peace out

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  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #39

    I love tiote. He’s the opposite of the ‘modern day footballer’ and a great influence on the team. We don’t lose very often when he plays.

    Just annoying how often he misses games!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 8, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #40

    And once again at 27 i dont see how thats an older poster or how anyone on here is supposed to the age of other bloggers its nit as if it shows up next to your name

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