Newcastle Go Down Fighting 2-1 At Old Trafford


A fighting Newcastle United side – essentially our second team against a Manchester United second eleven, went down fighting tonight by a score 2-1 at Old Trafford, but not before they pushed Manchester hard during the second half, which saw an excellent goal from Papiss Cisse, a minute after he had come on, and another effort from the Senegal man that came back off the cross bar.

But chances were missed by both sides tonight, and especially in the first half.

On 35 minutes it looked like Tom Cleverly must score from 6 yards out but he amazingly put the ball wide of Elliot’s right hand post – and that was a let-off for Newcastle .

Just before half time Manchester United went ahead and it was a decent goal from Anderson as he went through in the inside right position and moved to his left before hitting the ball with his left foot into the goal – it went in off the post, and Rob Elliot had no chance at all.

It was a terrible time for the lads to concede, after both sides had missed their chances earlier in the half.

But Rob Elliot had made two great saves in the first half, and again showed he’s more than a competent goalkeeper for Newcastle and he had another good game tonight.

After 61 minutes Pardew made a double change when Ferguson came on for Coloccini and Papiss Cisse came on for Vuckic.

And within a minute the two had created a goal for Newcastle as Ferguson made a good run down the left wing and his cross was nicely headed in by Papiss Cisse, for his first goal of the season.

A well worked goal by Newcastle.

On 71 minutes 18 year-old Gael Bigirimana came on as a direct replacement for Cheick Tiote.

On 81 minutes is was Cisse again, who now seemed full of confidence, and he showed some amazing skill as he controlled the ball on his chest, onto his thigh and then hit a  great scissor kick, and the ball rebounded off the cross-bar – a let-off for the home side – and a wonderful effort from the Senegal striker.

Newcastle were pressing Manchester, and the Red Devils started to waste time and hold the ball  near the corner flag to kill off the game, and after over 5 minutes of added time, during which play was stopped when an intruder came onto the pitch – the final whistle was blown.

But Alan Pardew will take a lot of positives out of this game from some of the youngsters and the fringe players, and Newcastle gave a very good account of themselves, especially in the second half.

But of course we’re now out of the Capital One Cup – ouch!

Teams:

Manchester United (4-3-3): David de Gea; Marnick Vermijl (Ryan Tunnicliffe 77), Michael Keane, Scott Wooton, Alex Buttner (Robert Brady 86); Darren Fletcher (c), Tom Cleverley, Anderson; Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney (Nick Powell 77), Javier Hernandez
Subs not used: Sam Johnstone, Jonny Evams, Jesse Lingard, Joshua King

Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c) (Shane Ferguson 61), James Tavernier; Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tiote (Gael Bigirimana 71), Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux; Haris Vuckic (Papiss Cisse 61); Shola Ameobi
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Vurnon Anita, Romain Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester)

Bookings: Manchester United – none; Newcastle United – Bigirimana (90)

Attendance: 46,358

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31 comments so far

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Plenty of positives, not least that it clears our fixture list in truth. Fergie looked excellent, Tav’s played well, Bigi slotted in seemlessly and Papiss looks like he may be turning the corner, Elliot was also very good, time appears to be running out for Gos and Vuckic, but that’s life and Shola was our best for mine.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #2

    we were unlucky tonight , why did some of our best chances fall to gosling ffs . papiss looked hungry when he came on and bigi is gunna be a massive player man he looks so slick on the ball

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Well some great performances by young tav, fergie and bigi
    Obertan looked semi potent at times tonight
    Elliot was fantastic
    Colo got an hour under his belt same as tiote
    Cisse is scoring again
    And finally SHOLA WAS IMMENSE FOR A FULL 90!

    Not gonna bother about the negatives

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Willo had a good game too against quick young players.

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  • nico

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #5

    I thought we played well tonight against a good Masn U team. Tav should be considered as a first team right back, he is getting better every time I see him play and looked excellent tonight both in defence and especially going forward.

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  • check the toastie

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Should have played a stronger team and we would be in the last 16, Pardew fcuked up for me.

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  • toonking

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #7

    my MOTM shola was always controling the ball the problem our only goal scorers are ether benched or not part of the team tonight so mist time we needed poor finisher called gosling and out of position player called vuckic .

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  • yorkymag

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #8

    A good try by most but this game really exposed the weakness of the squad obertan and gosling were weak throughout but some good performances Tavernier particularly .just a shame we can’t take a chance to win a cup more seriously

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Obertan was good enough in the 1st half but he didn`t appear in the second.
    I bet SAF was saying yepp that`s why we sold him!!!!
    He was gettin the ball on the wing n just passing responsibility to TAV and Tav did well tonight.
    I still don`t understand how a guy the size of Willo can`t beat a few young fellas to a header for corners or free kicks.
    Not a bad defender for 1million but gives us almost nothing(apart from the peno the other day) in the oppositions box

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Why are pple saying Gosling played well are you on the wind up he was shocking. At one point he misplaced 4 out of 5 passes needs to be shipped out pronto.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #11

    ONly concerns were Gosling, Obertan and Marveaux who are supposed to be more experienced pro’s. We could easily sell obertan and Gosling and replace with better players.

    I’d still like to see more of Marv.

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  • Jonny

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #12

    We signed Mike Williamson from a struggling Portsmouth Reserve side. WHY is he still in our team?

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  • bollance

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Cheese Toastie

    We will play the strong team on Saturday and hopefully win. Have you not realised that yet?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #14

    I wonder what the score would have been if we started Cisse ?

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Thump

    Just a bit gutted we didn’t pull it back.

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  • Spuggy

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Fergy is a first teamer for me and should be a sub in every game on the LW. His two early floated crosses were absolute peaches – cisse can’t fail to score with delivery like that.

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  • bollance

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Pappa

    But Cisse would not be fresh for Saturday. He will be now and with a bit more confidence

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #18

    check

    I’m not sure I recall you ever posting anything remotely positive. Why are you constantly so unhappy?

    It’s pretty obviously – because Pardew has said so, dozens of times – that the priority is the league. I’m disappointed by that, so are the rest of the fans, and I’m sure Pardew is aswell. But unfortunately neither us nor Pardew own Newcastle United.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #19

    all in all not a bad game,

    read some of your comments about the players, hmmm i think we expect different things from players,,

    happy with the back 4 and the goalie, center mid gosling and tiote played well, obertan hmmm, i think you guys who are saying he was close to man of the match where watching a different game to me,, i thought the defender had him in his pocket all night,,, he needs to learn to cross the ball, and if you carnt see that well your blind,, what is the point of him trying to beat a man if he carnt cross,,

    marv was poor,, but he has the ability

    shola, always has looked ok, but should have been all over this back 4,

    vuckic will be a star ,

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #20

    I like Gosling but he is just not good enough. Ship him out and give Abeid his place, win win scenario

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  • nico

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Fergie is going to be some player. I see him as a brilliant winger. Great set up for the goal tonight. The game seems so natural to him. On the other side Obertan looked okay, but it seems so hard for him. He’s naturally athletic and powerful but little natural talent. It might come with time and effort. Vukic again looked good in patches but not enough. Is he a forward or midfielder?

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  • toonking

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #22

    if people are praising gosling tell me this WHY can cisse be so close from a over head kick yet gosling can’t even welly it into goal.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Gosling the boo boy again.lol

    Vuckic is much worse and people lick his ass.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #24

    ferg, outstanding

    cisse,, outstanding,, for the first time this season

    bigi,, very good player

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  • Marty-Toon

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Maybe AP needs to let Obertan and Jonas train with Fergie for several weeks as he could teach em both how to get past a defender and put in a cross

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #26

    @ Nico

    Yeah Fergie is a gem like and no way is he a fullback thats for sure, Gutierrez should be worried

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #27

    @ Belfast

    I don’t rate either of them TBH like

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  • yorkymag

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Gosling has had enough chances ship him out as soon aspossible

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Sep 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Bigirama was awesome, did you see the runs back into the box and his passing is already international class.
    Tavernier was good and looks like a class player in the making as is Ferguson, that cross was sublime.
    Obertan was used as the main outlet and again made the wrong decisions, not knowing when to take on the full back and passing back into defence when he had a clear run at the goal.
    Disappointing we are out of the competition but we certainly have some class youngsters coming through.

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  • jawballsaswallwell

    Sep 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Gosling appears to be premiership standard but not Newcastle standard, and if Vuckic is going to be a star it’s going to be on the continent, from what I’ve seen. Marv is strangely subdued and Obertan started great and just fell away when we needed him.

    Just as a balance to a more positive earlier post.

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  • puretoon

    Sep 26, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Agree with comments and as I said in previous thread, very proud of the lads and even though we lost I thought they had a good game

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