Newcastle Unlucky – But Still Lose 2-1 To Stoke


After Papiss Cisse has put Newcastle ahead a couple of minutes into the second half, it looked like Newcastle were going to break their losing streak at the Britannia Stadium,  but goals in the 81st and 85th minute from high balls into the Newcastle box, gave Stoke the win, and the nightmare at Newcastle continues, with just one point from the last five league games.

Papiss Cisse scoring Newcastle’s goal early in the second half

The first half of this game was fairly,  even although Stoke looked the more dangerous side, and Newcastle made the mistake early in the game of fouling Stoke players just outside the box, and both Santon and Perch were booked early on.

That’s James’ Perch’s 5th booking and means he will miss the home game against Wigan Athletic on Money night – just in case things were not bad enough.

When half time came Newcastle had done well to hold their own, even though Stoke had hit the bar when the ball rebounded off Mike Williamson onto the post.

But it was obvious that Newcastle were losing the central midfield battle,  although Tiote and Perch were doing their best to cope.

The after a couple of minutes into the second half, a Demba Ba shot was not held by goalkeeper Begovic, and Papiss Cisse was in there faster than any Stoke players, and he put the ball home, and that was only the second goal Stoke have conceded this season at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke increased the pressure after the goal,  but the Newcastle defense seemed fairly comfortable with Coloccini outstanding for Newcastle.

And with 10 minutes to go it was looking like Newcastle could get the win, but then two goals out of nothing via long balls into the box did Newcastle in, all within five minutes.

In the 80th minute Kenwyne Jones missed a great chance to level the scores, when he headed the ball straight at Krul, but within a minute Stoke were level, and it was another high cross into the box, and Walters glanced a good header into the far corner, leaving Krul helpless and it was 1-1.

And would you believe it, four minutes later Stoke were 2-1 up, and it was yet another long ball forward, that  was headed down by Jones and Jerome hit the ball home nicely for the winner.

Until those last 10 minutes, it looked like Newcastle would win this game, but like all teams lacking confidence. we found a way to somehow lose this game.

It’s four games lost on the trot now, and only one point from the last five games – and this is now a crisis for the Newcastle side – and I’m sorry to have to say that – but it’s true.

When was the last time we had only one point from 5 league games?

It’s going to be a very tough season for the lads from now on, since we seem to lack creativity in midfield, without our best players in there, and Yohan Cabaye is out until February, and he seems irreplaceable.

There will be a lot of concern at Newcastle United after this latest defeat – there’s no doubt at all about that – and the teams we have lost to do not include any of the top teams in the league.

And there’s no other players to come in either – so that’s why we think this is now a crisis for the team.

Teams:

Stoke City (4-5-1): Asmir Begovic; Ryan Shotton, Ryan Shawcross (c), Robert Huth, Geoff Cameron; Jonathan Walters, Glenn Whelan, Steven Nzonzi, Charlie Adam (Michael Kightly 68), Matthew Etherington (Cameron Jerome 68); Peter Crouch (Kenwyne Jones 40)
Subs not used : Thomas Sorensen, Matt Upson, Wilson Palacios

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita (Sammy Ameobi 87), Cheick Tiote, James Perch, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse (Nile Ranger 87), Demba Ba
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Sylvain Marveaux

Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)
Bookings: Stoke City – Adam (28), Cameron (58); Newcastle United – Santon (15), Perch (18)


79 comments so far

  • colwell

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Pards has said we won’t go far wrong with performances like tonights.

    Is this guy taking the f~cking pi’s

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  • nico

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Why no Marvo????

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  • ginkoh

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #3

    We’re not unlucky, we’re not good enough.

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #4

    We are crap end off

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #5

    86:12 Substitution
    Substitution
    (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Sammy Ameobi coming on for Vurnon Anita.

    jonas our worst player stays on,,

    anita our best player goes off

    its a huge joke this to pardew

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  • GeordieAnt

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #6

    Repost

    Lads come on….I’m as gutted about our form as the rest of you, but the fact of the matter is…there was a difference between this game and the rest….today we have positives to take out of the game.

    1. Anita looks to be getting used to the pace of the league
    2. Cisse actually looked like he was returning to form, a lot more confidence in his overall play…ran for the ball more, defended well, and never gave up
    3. Ba and Cisse were playing quite decent as a pairing
    4. Colo looked solid apart from for a couple moments
    5. Perch again…apart from a couple silly tackles looked solid.

    It’s not all doom and gloom. Instead of bitching and calling for Pardew’s head and crying that we’re gonna get relegated…why don’t we do what we’re best at…stick behind the team…be the 12th man…and hope we can build on the performance today. Those saying it was a shit performance…honestly…I question your knowledge of football.

    Lets keep showing the world why we’re known as the best supporters in the world…lets keep supporting our team no matter what, no matter how disappointed we may be….there are still plenty of games left, and our team are going to need our support every step of the way.

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  • Toon1978

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Unlucky…hahahahahahahahahaha.

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #8

    @TDS
    First off, i know i’m not in training every day, so i base my oppinion on what is viewed on the pitch.

    I think Tav is a good option at CB. Comfy on the ball, has bags of pace to make up for mistakes, good chance to learn with Collo on his side.
    Sammy is a decent goal threat i think, i see him having potential in a nr. 10 role.
    Campbell is still injured, if he wasn’t, he’d be there ahead of Nile imo.
    Biggie has gone a little lost, but doesn’t add anything just yet.
    Jonas needs to be out of a starter, Fergy, Sammy, Marveux, all options you could atleast test ahead of him.
    None can be worse, surely.

    And if you want creativity, you surely cannot field 4 DMs in a midfield. You gain nothing going forward, the link will be gone with the strikers and you invite pressure, cause you only have DMs to break up play.
    Usually u’d have wingers or a 2nd CM to bring the ball forward, but not with that lineup you dont.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Pardew Out!!!! Seriously!! 🙁

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #10

    I am astounded that people still have the energy to come out with the positives after watching our performances. We are the worst team in the league by a country mile (not on paper as individuals but as a team) we cant string more than 3 passes together we are officially the most direct team in the league which if we had carroll up top i would say fair enough crap football but maybe effective. We have a manager who continues to play two sts who look like they are blind when they play together week in week out regardless of injuries we should be playing a 5 man midfield with one of them up top.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Willo lets us down every match ..he is a calamity waiting to happen and I said it last week and the week before at 75 mins all he does is flap a half hearted leg around he cant even lift his leg up or run he is absolu **ed on 75 mins or less every game He has not got the energy or pace or power of thought at this level he is asked to do a job he cannot have a hope in hell of doing ..how do you think stoke got any ball in the last 10 mins ,,they could smell willo’s exhaustion. its the same every game .

    Sammy Ameobi is a joke as a footballer ..he’s sunday league standard ..

    How Marvo did not get on beats me ..Pardew is scared.

    GIve Pardew 3 more games and if no win, then
    Peter Beardsley is a great manager waiting to happen.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #12

    And we should have had a penalty. As Pardew has said, the improvement today from Sunday was immense.

    IN PARDEW WE TRUST

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  • cyprus

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #13

    We were playing better in our relegation season!! Really can’t explain these performances… We must scrap against Wigan, play dirty, do what it takes. Stuck on 14 like we were on 29, a couple years ago. But this time, there’s time. We need 3 GAME CHANGERS at 30 million, believe me that will sound cheap compared to another season in the Championship

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew seems to think we played well,going buy his interview??

    I didn’t watch it.

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  • nimo

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #15

    geordieAnt, just waiting for geordieDecs post,, but you make alot of valid points to be fair

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Dannyo

    Agreed. I know we both like to be very objective, and I agree that we don’t see the players in training every week so it’s not too easy to judge.

    But surely it could not be worse than this.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m convinced that somehow, in the last
    3 years, Newcastle fans have became one of if not the worst set of fans in the league. I’m not the only person to say this either. Just saying.

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Although in all my negativity i still believe we should keep pardew and give him a chance to get players through the door in jan. If nobody comes in and he comes out with pathetic excuses which i am expecting tbh i will be all for getting rid.

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  • Rake

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #19

    @1 Well he wants to make the players believe we are playing better so they have more confidence. I think I would try the same, tell them it’s an improvement but we still have a long way to go to get to the performances we are capable of.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Hey don’t worry Demba, I have no problem playing you in the middle even if it means the demise of NUFC as a premier league club. I mean I could play you out left and we could start winning again but who wants that right. After all I have just got an 8 year contract and will be laughing all the way to the bank

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #21

    @TDS
    I am severly dissapointed in the lack of boldness coming from Pardew.
    I can understand his values, but those values are not halting this slide.
    Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and Fulham in December mate.
    I dunno anymore…

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  • nick_9

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #22

    BandB from the preious thread here here.You certainly dont hear the Positive fans at st james, not from where i am sitting. It seems a unanimously unhappy crowd. We are a shambles and have five tricky games coming up, not confidence building games like these were meant to be.

    Rhythm, Injuries, Suspensions, Europe shut up and get on with it, im done with the Crao now, ACTIONS

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Conaldo yes because we have fans like you going on about how well we played when we are clearly playing the worst football in the league by a long way.

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #24

    by guys

    im not coming back until he is out

    some of you must think this is a huge joke,, or are totally blind and kknow nothing about football

    ED,, your in that group to

    you a fan ,, not a jurno,, say what you think, or post things about simpson shagging around

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #25

    conaldo

    don’t want to start some inane blog rivalry but with that comment you are completely deluded

    i trusted pards to change something at southampton. moreover i expected something here

    he’s as delusional as you are, resting on laurels hardly earned from last season

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  • blew

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #26

    I watched the game and there was more effort than Sunday, Colo made the difference. The result was settled by 2 crosses and Williamson ball watching on both occasions, why he allowed 2 free headers and not attack the ball beggars belief. However I am talking about Willo, Hartlepool level at best, but AP picks him.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Many people complaining that we’re playing direct football ….let’s just say that Stoke played direct and got 2 goals out of it as do Everton.
    The difference being tat they put the ball in dangerous areas and hurt teams with it.

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  • Kyo

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #28

    I don’t think sacking Pardew is the answer (it’s not exactly his fault that Ashley didn’t invest in the summer) but who gives a manager EIGHT year contract? WTF.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #29

    We are not playing like a relegation side. Relegation sides lose the ball and throw their hands in the air and give up. They don’t make runs, they don’t take shots.

    We are not playing like a relegation side. This run of form is beyond me really. I don’t understand. Today, we should have won IN MY OPINION And I’m going to get abuse for saying it. Isn’t this great!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #30

    blew

    colo def was the difference tonight. what little passing-intent we had started from him

    colo is immense but cannot singlehandedly reroute a sinking ship

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  • Klam3r

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Pardew is deluded. I do NOT trust him, at the minute.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Band B,
    Glad you’re still about as I never did get to thanking you for your support of some of what some people describe as mundane what’s too good for Ashley posts.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Dannyo

    I know mate. I’d be genuinely terrified of who would replace Pardew is he was removed.

    Di Matteo is the only manager I can imagine taking the job, but his football is hardly inspiring. However, a CL winning manager would definitely inspire some confidence in the players, and at least he knows how to win ugly.

    (As supposed to playing ugly and still not winning).

    But imagine if we brought in Steve Kean or McLeish? The players would just give up entirely.
    My biggest fear is us hiring Joe Kinnear Mk.2 and being relegated in humiliating fashion again.

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Catchy are you having one of your breakdowns again??

    Who’s gonna run the gang in your absence??

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Goodbye Catchy, i don’t agree with you often but i feel you have sense of humour, i forgive you for calling me an idiot

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #36

    When stoke were making there 2 subs I took a very large breath as I knew what toni pullis was at ..I then rememberd alan pardrew has no knowledge of when or what sub to use so at that point I knew we were going to lose so I took antoher very large breath then watched us get beat..

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  • jimmysmith

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Team in crisis puts in 100% in a tough, tough, testing encounter. I have renewed faith. C’mon Toon!

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #38

    Bye catchy.

    Williamson has been absolutely dire. But who else do we play? We need a cb in January. And a right back.

    It’s not Pardews fault that lambias was to busy with space cakes and prozzies in Amsterdam to buy the players we needed. Blame him. Support the team.

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  • EastEndMagpie

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #39

    what the f happend to abeid and amalfitano?? i thought abeid looked a decent player, scored in europe, in the state we are now surely he should get atleast a game?

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  • BandB

    Nov 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Jail
    That’s because I know that out there in that crowd you are sitting there trying to suck the ball into the net. Like me.

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