Newcastle Hang On For Draw As Coloccini Sees Red


Newcastle took the lead just before half time today at Anfield,  but Suarez equalized after 66 minutes with a well taken goal, and Newcastle then hung on for a good point,  after captain Fabricio Coloccini was sent off after 84 minutes with a straight red card from referee Anthony Taylor, for a bad tackle on Luis Suarez, and he will now miss the next three league games – and that’s a big blow for Newcastle.

Luis Suarez was liverpool’s star man today

Newcastle made a very slow start to this game and it was all Liverpool for the first 30 minutes, but without many clear-cut chances being created, and then a wonderful goal a few minutes before half time saw Newcastle go ahead.

Ben Arfa got the ball on the right-wing and took on two Liverpool defenders, and then creased some space on the bye line and crossed to an unmarked Cabaye over to the left of the goal.

In one touch Yohan controlled the ball beautifully, and then volleyed the ball into the back of the net with a wonderful right footed volley and Newcastle were ahead.

A goal made in France, and just a minute later Cabaye tried his luck from 30 yards out and the ball flew just over the bar.

Newcastle were 1-0 up at the half, and had taken the one chance they had been given, but Liverpool had been dominant in the first 30 minutes of the game.

Liverpool had a lot of the possession in the second half,  but they couldn’t score, and it was looking like Newcastle could hang on for their first win since 1994 at Anfield in a league game, but then after 66 minutes Luis Suarez equalized with a good goal for Liverpool.

And it seemed that Fab Coloccini was at fault, as he and Suarez went for a high ball into the box from former Newcastle player Jose Enrique, but Suarez took the ball on his chest and fired the ball past Tim Krul in one sweeping movement. Colo should have cleared the ball.

And Suarez almost gave Liverpool the lead just seconds later, when he got into the box and set up Jonjo Shelvey, but the substitute  made a real hash of what should have been Liverpool’s second goal, and Newcastle were let off the hook.

Then Steven Taylor rescued Newcastle with a great block from the impressive 17 year-old Sterling, and then Ben Arfa at the other end decided to shoot when Sammy Ameobi was wide open in the middle, otherwise it could have been Newcastle in the lead.

But bad news for Newcastle after 84 minutes when a poor tackle from Coloccini on Luis Suarez (who did his normal performance and writhing around on the floor as though his leg had been broken in three places), and the referee had no hesitation in producing a straight red card, and now the captain misses the next three Newcastle league games – and that’s a huge blow for us.

Newcastle’s 10 men hung on for what in the end turned out to be a good point earned at Anfield, but it’s not the first win in 18 years, that we all wanted to see.

Maybe next season.

Teams:

Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Brad Jones; Andre Wisdom, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique; Joe Allen, Nuri Sahin (Stewart Downing 74); Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard (c), Suso (Jonjo Shelvey 68); Luis Suarez
Subs not used: Peter Gulacsi, Sebastian Coates, Jamie Carragher, Jordan Henderson, Oussama Assaidi

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Vurnon Anita, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye (Shane Ferguson 68), James Perch (Danny Simpson 26), Jonas Gutierrez; Hatem Ben Arfa, Demba Ba (Sammy Ameobi 49), Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester)
Bookings: Liverpool – none; Newcastle – none
Sendings Off: Liverpool – none; Newcastle – Coloccini (84)
Attendance: 44,803



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37 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #1

    I voted for Colo. Suarez must have told him something really nasty in Spanish. such a cool guy but Colowas pissed off for a while there. poor display overall. We’ll take the point!

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  • Jamiemac

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Simmo, Taylor, Sammy – class. Ben arfa, Cisse – poor. All those that keep calling for fergie ahead of simmo are craaaaazy!

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  • AmeobiTheMackemSlayer

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Anyone seen the tweets on the BBC page? My God they rival Sky for publishing hatred against us. They even went so far to say he showed clear intent to stamp on Suarez! He did go in high but pulled it out the way and put his foot on the floor without even touching him. “Intent” my arse.

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  • toonking

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #4

    repost
    next week we play West Ham and that is the game in which pardew should change the team or deserve some of the stick he gets because although he can’t change how the players perform on the pitch he can change the team and right now atleast two players should be dropped to bench
    my team next sunday would be this
    _________krul______
    simmo_willo_saylor_santon/santon_willo_saylor_fergie
    _____anita___bigi____
    HBA__cabaye____sammy
    _________ba_________
    any other team you could see.

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Ruddy – No thank you, my morals mean more to me than a game. To wish for a supremely talented and young striker (Suarez) to get a serious injury is pretty sick to be honest.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #6

    i think there was intent there,, he went in with studs showing, which is not something he does, suarez, done him all day, and prob wound him up to,,

    hate suarez,, but his goal was amazing, that first touch

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #7

    has lee ryder said on twitter earlier our europa league team will be more star studded 😉 because of all the red cards we are getting

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #8

    @toonLYF

    I think he was just joking

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  • spitfire_

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #9

    So… Padew said that we will not appeal this http://imgon.net/di-N363.gif

    Late tackle but no contact whatsoever. If that is for red – every one single high foot shoot be red because is danger game and its threat for players health… that’s INSANE!

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Suarez may be a c***.

    But I would have him in our side,not a problem. lol

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Jonas actually didnt do one thing right today, not one single decent contribution, a total waste of a shirt currently, full back for me is the only place he could be hidden. maybe in goal, at home to the Mackems, currently they are the only team in the league who serve up worse football.

    Taking Cabaye off is a shocker, a total and utter admission that Pardew has failed that player with his team setup and tactical uselessness. Clueless.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Florence

    That’s great, petal.

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  • geordiejohn

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #13

    You could see Suarez backing back and waiting for the tackle and he was not even touched,same old Suarez (CHEAT)
    I would drop Cisse and play Adam Campbell and i know Arfa set up the goal but he gives the ball away a lot of times,i think he is a luxury we cannot afford.

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  • Shane

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Absolutely gutted Colo missed that buck toothed c**t.

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Cabaye is injured according onpardew

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #16

    I was at the game, on the bus now.. But what did u think of our support lads? I thought we were great! Ne voices left on the bus but we still going! Great point away from home!!

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #17

    @check

    I think it was a force substitution wasn’t it?

    And stop complaing, we just got a point at Anfield after losing Cabaye, ba and perch all to injury

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Great support have a nice sleep

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Fray

    The result is fine, that doesn’t concern me too much.

    It’s the performance.

    2nd half we lost cabaye and Ba so that is understandable we would be under pressure and create less, I understand that.

    The first half we should have been better though.

    My concern is that there is always an excuse. Players tired from Europe, injuries, suspension, bad decisions etc.

    How many games this season can you say we have played well? Not many.

    I don’t want pardew out or wholesale changes I just think with the players we have usually there is no reason we can’t be dominating games with 60+% possession and scaring teams.

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  • sirtoongospel

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #20

    The Cisse criticism is daft. All season he has been played out if position and when he does go up front it is on his own when we are under the cosh. It has to be time to play to OUR strengths! Sammy or Fergie for Jonas, and Demba and Papiss up top. I am getting fed up of our negative tactics. Putting our lethal strikers on the wing is madness. Has everyone forgotten Cisse’s efforts last season? Outstanding in a 4-3-3 where we looked to get forward at every opportunity. It is clear that this is all to keep Demba happy.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Check – cabaye was injured you d1ck. If you actually listened to Pardew instead of looking for things to whinge about you would know.
    What has gone so badly wrong in your life that you are so miserable and boring? Did someone steal your Pokemon cards in the playground last week? Poor bairn.

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  • toonLYF

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #22

    night nightingale Ruddy, i hope Suarez doesn’t keep you awake for too long. Although i understand it will be tough due to all of the times he’s directly hurt or insulted you to warrant this irrational disdain you have for him 🙂

    I’ll be there with a damp flanel incase though, don’t you fret.

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  • yorkymag

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #23

    The one thing that did stand out today was the real pace that Liverpool have we could do with a bit of that if we are honest

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #24

    The complaints are justified.

    The result is fine, no problem.

    It’s the fact that over the 10 games this season very rarely has our team shown what they are capable of.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Very pleasantly impressed with Anita today. He’s quick and very composed. Agree stupid pass by Guti for the goal and maybe Anita should stay in the team now and have cabs and Tiote alongside him. Can only assume Cabs got a knock today.

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  • keeganjr

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #26

    ????? Trying too find out why Colo?? Cant wait him for explaining that.. We all know people from s.america dont like each other(from another countrys). in the international break, i watched argentina-uruguay and that was a hell of a fight.. its look like he actually tried to take him out, and changed his heart too late.. Sorry Colo i cant stand up for u on this one.. STUPID.. But i take the point.. What kind of yeam will play against fulham??? No Colo,Tiote,Ba??,Cabaye??, Taylor??,Perch??..Hmmm

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Reading between the lines Conaldo enjoys Pokemon.

    And Fray, apologies, i will stay on topic with Jonas bashing as he is currently hopeless. However taking Cabaye off is not beyond Pardew’s capabilities by the way. If he is injured it is down to him having to constantly chase long aimless punts i reckon, still blame pardew.

    People just love name calling whilst there sat in there little comfy homes, so brave.

    🙂

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Florence

    😆 So you’re one of these self-centred gits, who thinks somebody has to do something to you personally, in order to be a vile person? Fantastic logic.

    Ya’ know that Peter Sutcliffe? Great bloke he was, don’t ya’ think? 😉

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  • seancavaz

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #29

    What about sterlings studded challenge? He got a talking to! Ref, n I’m sorry as I didn’t want it to be about him but I understand why pardew went on to see him, he got so many key decisions wrong!

    How many times did HBA and jonas have to piggy back a red before its a foul? Yet donkey doesn’t get touch, intent or not to break his leg, he wasn’t touched, yet the linesman with Tourette’s flags!

    Joke but a point at anfield is worth it

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #30

    Time for Jonas to be rested/dropped or what ever you want to call it. lol

    He’s been off the boil for far too long now.

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #31

    @check

    Now ur blaming pardew for cabayes injury, heard everything now

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  • keeganjr

    Nov 4, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #32

    And by the way.. It’stime too think about selling jonas i january/summer.. He’s actually shit.. Great working rate, but its stops there. And we need some more atacking players.. Hope we can by 3-4 players in january.. But that will never happend

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  • sirtoongospel

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Next week for me if BA is out, but hoping cabaye is fit, I would go with

    ——————–Krul—————-
    Simpson —Taylor—Willo—Santon
    —–Cabaye——Anita—–Fergie—-
    ——HBA—–Cisse—–Sammy—–

    I would rather watch a team with pace, movement, exuberance than the negative stuff we have seen all season. We seem to have 3 defensive midfielders ALL of the time. Lets start to get it down and play a bit.

    I for one have total faith in Cisse when played through the middle. He scored goals in a poor Freiburg team, but even they tried to get forward. Our strikers are isolated because of the negative tactics. These young players are ready NOW. Personally I would take a top 10 finish if it meant playing some younger lads in league games. My gut feeling though is that we would have a great season.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #34

    How I saw the game

    Krul – apart from corners, didnt really have too much to do and what he did do he did well. Can’t fault him for there goal.
    Saylor – solid as a rock, possibly one of our best players today.
    Colo – first match I’ve seen him struggle for a while. He couldn’t really handle Suarez pace. Unlucky for the red, he got frustrated and uncharacteristically went in studs showing, and Suarez hit the deck like a girl.
    Santon – seemed quiet, can’t really remember him doing anything wrong. Consistently one of our best players this season.
    Simmo – solid when he came on and managed with there pace well.
    Ben arfa – Wrong type of game to expect brilliant mazy runs, he would have had his legs broken. Worked hard all over the pitch and did great to set up goal.
    Cabaye – getting back to consistent form x fantastic goal, and worked hard.
    Anita – struggled at the back, looked great in midfield, composed and picked out the simple, right passes.
    Jonas – looked out of sorts today, bad day at the office for him.
    Cisse – tough game for him today, started off in a front three, which shifted to one striker but I think he did well snd made good runs. Too much was expected of him today, one minute he was defending a corner the next he had to be at the top of the pitch for a shot. Unlucky not to score. When he gets back on the goal trail he will be frightening.
    Ba – vital for us today. Composed, held the ball, helped defend helped attack. Missed him when he went off.

    Can’t really comment in the rest, but as I said, a point was a good result today.
    Lets beat Brugge and then all this will be forgotten. HWTL

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  • stevetoon85

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #35

    So in our first 10 league games….we have played 2 of last seasons Top 4, the European Champions, Everton away, Liverpool away the Mackems away….

    Yet we are 3 points of a Champions league place???

    Get a grip people….we are still WELL ON COURSE for a decent season (I class this as 7th or above)

    All this talk of Pardew being clueless is just RIDICULOUS!!!!

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  • Doilatoon

    Nov 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Thank you,stevetoon85!!
    There are to many with negative attitude in here over our team.
    No teams go to anfield and dominates over l’pool.the only thing today is with a little more ice with our players,we could have had more ball,but one point at anfield we should be happy!!

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  • DG MAGPIE

    Nov 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Feel sorry for colo. I would agree it was a harsh red card but we can all agree an appeal would be useless.
    The first time i can remember colo having a tough time since we were relegated but that’s what saurez can bring to the table! (It’s lucky he was 1 yard from goal) because the whole Liverpool’s squads striking ability is at the same level as Darlington :)))
    Very tough gut wrenching match today but I expected to lose like we normally do so I am pleased.
    Wins against west ham and Swansea and I will be over the moon 😀

    Ps… Everyone’s constant negativity is boring and draining. I respect people’s opinions but same people are just plain boring

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