Cisse Last Minute Goal Gets Newcastle 2-1 Win Over Baggies

Papiss Cisse scored his first Premier league goal of the season this afternoon, in the third minute of the three minutes added time, to give Newcastle a dramatic 2-1 win at St. James’ Park, but we lost Demba Ba with injury after 72 minutes, so we have to hope he’s not too badly injured. But it was a lucky goal from Cisse, as a Sammy Ameobi shot deflected off the Senegal striker and into the net past a helpless Ben  Foster.

Ben Arfa in action this afternoon

Newcastle had looked quite good in the first half against a slick West Brom side and Demba Ba put Newcastle ahead in the 35 th minutes with a good goal following a Tim Krul; kick and a head on from Shola Ameobi.

But West Brom came out in determined fashion in the second half and were level after 55 minutes through a well worked goal from Lukaku, on loan for the season from Chelsea, and West Brom looked the better side in the second half until the last minute dramatic winner from Papiss Cisse – his third goals of the season.

Here’s how we saw the game that was played in front of just over 49,ooo fans.

Both sides started quietly and cautiously and after 12 minutes if was ben Arfa whose shot from 30 yards was blocked, and Yohan Cabaye, his French International team-mate hi the rebound wide.

After 12 minutes, Newcastle’s top scorer missed a golden opportunity, as strike partner Shola Ameobi did well to put across a great right-wing cross, and Ba dived to head the ball, but the Senegal striker headed it wide when it was easier to score – Newcastle should have scored there.

And then just 5 minutes later Newcastle had an appeal for a penalty turned down, as Olsson seem to go over Demba Ba to get to the ball, but referee Chris Foy waved play on.

On 25 minutes West Brom got a breakaway that caught Newcastle short at the back, and Graham Dorrans slid the ball through to Romelu Lukaku in the box, but Tim Krul blocked the shot with his right hand, to make one of those saves that can be so important in a match and kept the score at 0-0.

On 31 minutes there was some excellent wing play by Ben Arfa on the left-wing, as he ran down the wing, and then the Frenchman cut the ball back to Shola Ameobi, who hit the ball first time and blazed it over the bar – that was a good chance missed and Shola had more time than he realized.

And then after 35 minutes Newcastle took the lead and it was that man Demba Ba with his 7th league goal of the season.

Tim Krul kicked the ball downfield, and Shola Ameobi won the header and when Gareth McAuley didn’t clear the ball it was Demba Ba who spun and hit the ball past goalkeeper Forster, who managed to get a hand to the ball.

That was as simple as goal as you can get and another good opportunist goal from Demba ba.

On 40 minutes Tim Krul, who was looking good in the Newcastle goal, when Lukaku was clean through, but Tim blocked the shot to save the Magpies.

It was 1-0 to Newcastle in a closely contested game.

West Brom started after the break with renewed vigor and then 10 minutes into the second half West Brom, equalized through on loan striker Lukaku, when Gera sent over a perfect cross and the big man headed the ball home from just six yards out.

On 61 minutes Alan Pardew made a double substitution and he brought on Papiss Cisse is on in place of Danny Simpson, and the in-from Gabriel Obertan in place of Shola Ameobi, and it was an attacking move from the Newcastle manager.

Jonas Gutierrez went to left-back, which he has played for Argentina, and Davide Santon moved over top the right back spot, with Obertan on the left-wing.

Newcastle were then forced to make their final change when Sammy Ameobi had to replace Ba, after the striker picked up a knock on his ankle and limped off.

Newcastle were not playing well in the second half and West brom were the better side, but then in added time Sammy Ameobi ran through and hit a shot which deflected off the Senegal striker and into the net past a helpless Foster.

It’s what we would have called a jammy goal back in the olden days – but it went into the net and gave Newcastle a valuable three points this afternoon, even though we probably didn’t deserve to take the win.


Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson (Papiss Cisse 61), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Hatem Ben Arfa, James Perch, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez; Shola Ameobi (Gabriel Obertan 61), Demba Ba (Sammy Ameobi 73)
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Shane Ferguson, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita

West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1): Ben Foster; Gabriel Tamas, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell; Youssouf Mulumbu, James Morrison; Peter Odemwingie, Zoltan Gera (Goran Popov 88), Graham Dorrans (Markus Rosenberg 72); Romelu Lukaku (Shane Long 65)
Subs not used: Luke Daniels, Gonzalo Jara Reyes, Yassine El Ghanassy, Marc-Antoine Fortune

Referee: Chris Foy

Attendance: 49,731

10 comments so far

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Oct 28, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Did not see the game and by some of the comments on here have no desire to ! 3points off a good West Brom side is a positive plus Cisse scoring even if it was lucky !

  • check the toastie

    Oct 28, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #2

    As predicted Jonas finished in a different position to what he started, so did Santon, so did Ben Arfa, so did Overtan, so did Cisse, starting to think Pardew really doesnt know what he is doing.

    All bullshit and no substance.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 28, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Poor sammy deserved that goal the only player in that half after ba went off to try and take the game by the scruff of the neck!

  • El Sleeve

    Oct 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Pardew is looking more and more cluless by the day

  • lee1892

    Oct 28, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Just got back in from the match – terrible display and atmosphere was crap too. Glad I was just on my way out as we scored. Announcer said it was Sammy’s goal too, poor kid

  • Constanstine

    Oct 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Sad to see our last year’s attacking play gone into the drain. We have one of the best attacking squad in PL but yet can’t produce a clear and precise style of play.

  • joeytoon

    Oct 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #7

    poor is not the word to describe this, for gods sake how long is he going to persist with gaby “give the ball away”obertan , he is NOT GOOD ENOUGH,im sick of sayin this but we are an average side,and if ashley and pardew think differently then they are delusional,we cant finish teams off,pardew called bruges a good side ,they were shit,the only comfort was that they gave the ball away more than us,

  • rwpoynter

    Oct 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #8

    I did not watch this game so my comments are just gut reactions, but when Pardew made his first two substitutions, I felt he was going for attack. For whatever reason he took Ba off he replaced him with Sammy Ameobi. No resorting to defensive tactics and it paid off , albeit late in the day. This is the type of management on the pitch we need if we are going to go forward. The midweek victory over Brugges was great and a lot of players got their chances to shine. This is the upside of the Europa League. For all the pressures it puts on any club, it is a wonderful way of introducing new players to the higher level, which few managers are willing to do in the day to day pressures of the EPL unless it is forced upon them by injuries. Pardew should be the man of the match today so add him to the list!

  • woolerbill

    Oct 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Did somebody say give pardew the
    m.o.t.m. He should be sent back down south. I think that’s not football, even sunder land would not take that. Same on you.

  • joeytoon

    Oct 29, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #10

    RWP what game did you watch on thursday? newcastle were terrible and brugges even worse ,pards defended a 1 goal lead AT HOME and it nearly cost us , reality is a half decent team would have put 6 past them ,they were one of the worst teams i have seen in 50 years of supporting the toon,we need quality and plenty of it ,we need a right back ,centre back ,another playmaker and a striker who does nothing but score goals,in the second half on thursday we sat back and let them have the ball ,dangerous tactic with just a 1 goal cushion, if we had taken the game by the scruff of the neck and really attacked them we could have brought all of the youngsters on because we would or should have had a 6 goal cushion


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