Newcastle Lose Yet Again – 2-1 To Everton


It’s the same old story as Newcastle went ahead 1-0 in this game after only two minutes, but then conceded two goals to register our 9th defeat in the last 11 Premier League games – and that’s Newcastle’s worst run ever in the Premier League – and the thing that is starting to worry us, is that our lads are getting too used to losing these close games.

Newcastle United V Everton - Premier League

Papiss Cisse – after scoring in the second minute

And it all looked so promising as Newcastle started this game like a steam train, and Papiss cisse put Newcastle ahead after just 71 seconds of the game.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul put a long free kick forward, and Shola Ameobi failed to make any contact with his attempted flick on, but the ball bounced nicely for Cisse, who headed the ball delicately over Tim Howards head into the goal.

The Tim Krul then made a brilliant save from a Baines free kick to turn the ball around the post, and keep Newcastle ahead and in the game.

And after 30 minutes James Perch hit the post from a good free kick into the box by Anita, and it was a good effort which could have doubled Newcastle’s lead, but Everton were coming more into the game and they scored just two minutes before the interval.

And it was another Leighton Baines stunning free kick from 30 yards out, and the England left-back hammered a powerful and swerving shot into the back of the net – it looked like he had launched a missile and it was a good time to score for Everton and at the half at was 1-1.

On 58 minutes Shola Ameobi got to a long ball and and hit the ball just wide of Tim Howard’s post – with the American goalkeeper rooted to the spot.

And just two minutes later Everton went ahead, as Newcastle lost another lead in a game, and it was substitute Anichebe who scored, just a couple of minutes after coming on.

The Nigerian striker beat Davide Santon just inside the six-yard box to put Jelavic’s low center past Krul and that made it 2-1 to Everton.

Newcastle were giving it everything they had, and while Newcastle had some chances to equalize the strong Everton defense remained resolute – something Newcastle cannot seem to do these days.

And for the 9th time in the last 11 games they found a way to lose the game – and this is now getting a little bit worrying with only 17 games to play – and we’ll have to snap out of losing all these games – and yes – we are now in a relegation scrap with four of the teams who are beneath us gaining points on Newcastle in this last round of games.

What’s really disturbing is that Newcastle again could have taken something out of this game – which they will have to start doing soon if we are to keep our place in the Premier League with QPR beating Chelsea 1-0 tonight in a massive upset, and they are now  just 7 points behind Newcastle.

If the alarm bells are not going off in the halls of St. James’ Park after yet another defeat, they should be – and heaven knows what this third defeat in a row will do to our players’ confidence.

But these narrow losses are reminding us of our relegation season, and we all expected to start winning game sat some point – but we didn’t – and in fact we got only 12 points from our last 20 games four years ago, when we were relegated.

If we continue to slump in these games then we’ll be in a all out fight against relegation this season.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; James Perch (Nile Ranger 87), Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Cheick Tiote (Sammy Ameobi 80), Vurnon Anita; Papiss Cisse, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan (Gael Bigirimana 65); Shola Ameobi
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid

Everton (4-4-1-1): Tim Howard; Phil Jagielka, John Heitinga, Sylvain Distin, Leighton Baines; Steven Naismith (Victor Anichebe 58), Phil Neville (c), Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar; Marouane Fellaini; Nikica Jelavic (Bryan Oviedo 88)
Subs not used: Jan Mucha, Shane Duffy, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Magaye Gueye, Apostolos Vellios

Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)

Bookings: Newcastle – Cisse (41), Williamson (53), Tiote (68); Everton – Heitinga (47), Pienaar (80)

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368 comments so far

  • JAMSHA

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #1

    will we ever win?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Everton were better i agree, but they made us look like complete novices

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  • 5Danny94

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Tiote was abysmal. He spent more time kicking Everton than kicking the ball. I was amazed he didn’t get a red card and I don’t think we’ll miss him when he goes to AFCON.

    I know it’s bad times to be a Newcastle fan, but the thought of this team is making me a little optimistic. Even if we don’t sign anybody in January.

    ——————-Krul——————
    -Debuchy-Taylor-Coloccini-Santon-
    –Obertan-Cabaye-Anita-Marveaux–
    —————-Ben Arfa—————-
    ——————Cisse——————-

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Thought ref was a bit harsh today

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  • 5Danny94

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Tiote was abysmal. He spent more time kicking Everton than kicking the ball. I was amazed he didn’t get a red card and I don’t think we’ll miss him when he goes to AFCON next week.

    I know it’s bad times to be a Newcastle fan, but the thought of this team is making me a little optimistic. Even if we don’t sign anybody in January.

    ——————-Krul——————
    -Debuchy-Taylor-Coloccini-Santon-
    –Obertan-Cabaye-Anita-Marveaux–
    —————-Ben Arfa—————-
    ——————Cisse——————-

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Lets analyze

    Everton V NUFC

    Did everton had better players – May be
    Does everton has a better manager – most certainly
    Does everton have a better owner – hmmm

    Pardew is complacent

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #7

    I swear nowonder why demba is leaving..This club has no ambition ..while the fatman go’s to the cashino with pards and they have a good laugh while us fans are putting money in there pocket and getting nothing in return.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Its never easy with thsi club, But its starting to become clear nothing will be, till we get a smart manager to me Pardew is not a smart manager, not a witty manager, imagine what Moise would do with this club.

    I would be gutted for us to go down this year, nevermind for the club but also for some of the players that just WANTED to come and play for us…

    Players like Cabaye, HBA, Cisse, Debuchy in a way its not easy coming here now under any circumstances.

    I am not even from Newcastle and I am gutted as a dog. I feel somebody burnt 1000 of my ships after today. I think this club deserves somebody that will have interest in this club and will invest. Even in these harsh times.

    Who knows maybe this will be impetus to sell the club after all.

    I dunno, I think Pardew needs to check himself look at himself in the mirror, Have the balls to possibly quit. Any other team in the PL and this record would send the coach packing.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #9

    apologies repost.
    The fact that the game plan was not changed due to the sudden unavailability of Ba as they had practiced all week assuming Ba was going to be there is a crock. These guys are professional footballers who should be able to adapt/change the game plan after ten minutes instruction at the most. I’m afraid I think the reluctance to change was more to do with Parsnip’s mentality rather than the inabilities of the players to quickly adapt. This is a very worrying sign for the future.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #10

    how much more have we got to take,we work for are money to watch this shit no more for me the pains to much to take sorry lad but thats it.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Di matteo please get him in now so he can do business im transfer market

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  • toonicle

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Pardew just makes shit decisions, from who to start to who to sub, so were stuck having to play above and beyond from the get go. Why sub Obertan off for Bigi for goodness sakes? Why start Shola at all? Why wasn’t Cisse playing up the middle?

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #13

    People need to get a grip.

    We will not be relegated. It will not even be close once cabaye, Taylor, debuchy are I the team, we will be far better off. People forget how importantly cabaye is defensively too. (Most tackles in the league last year).

    Fed up of hearing people sit there and whine about Pardew the DOUBLE manager of the year last year. We are missing our best players and have had a very hard run of three games. Just stick by him and we will be fine.

    I am convinced that we will see three players including debuchy come in and that will help a lot? However anyone that thinks we are getting players like mbiwa and sakho are seriously deluded. They will be off to champions league teams.

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Tiote has been out of form for a while now. His stray passing has led to too many goals in the last few game. Hopefully Cabaye will be back soon, in the mean time I have faith in Bigirimana to step up

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #15

    now we need to tie up.remy soon…as i see chelsea,hav completd the signg of ba

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  • Hettoon

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #16

    just wrote on previous 3 stages in football
    1 – when we have the ball
    2 – when we don’t have the ball
    3 – when possession changes

    1 – we have very little creativity/movement
    2 – our defence is all over, but midfield didn’t help out much, seem disjointed, not a unit
    3 – we don’t seem to move well. how many goals have we conceded after a sloppy pass, with no-one capable of picking up the pieces.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #17

    When was the last time we won by 4 clear goals?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Our back four do not play for each other none of them know whos marking who they fail time and time again to pick up runs they panic on the ball and never properly clear there lines
    For me that falls on one player
    Colocini
    As our captain and dominant CB your are supposed to be the driving force of the team, the spine your supposed to show grit, determination and passion
    If some one makes a mistake you should be there in there face making sure they know they need to step it up
    You need to be vocal
    You need to grow a pair and be the fcuking leader that the armband on the sleeve of the black n white deserves

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  • 5Danny94

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Baines’ free kick shouldn’t have been awarded in the first place. It’s been a long time since I remember Newcastle being this unlucky. That’s not to say we don’t deserve to be 15th, but every club needs one or two decisions to fall their way and that hasn’t happened to us.

    If the ref had waived play-on when Fellaini fell, or if Ferguson had been sent to the stands, or even if Arsenal had played on Boxing Day… it could look completely different.

    But it doesn’t.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Pardew is going nowhere. You lot really need to realise that.

    If someone can find me a bet on it, I’ll happily stick some money on him being here come summer – regardless of our fortunes.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ll ask you guys a question, even the pro Pardew people.

    If Laurent Blanc came in for Pardew would you accept that?

    Hypothetically do you think a better manager could get better out of this team?

    Forgetting investment for a minute, do you think it is Pardew that has lead us to 20 points after 21 game?

    If we had a decent manager we’d be about 10th now on 30 points I reckon. Even without investment.

    Pardew is not a winner, nor a leader or a tactical mastermind. What is he good at?

    At a time like this we do not need a man who is good at man management. We need a leader to unite the team off the pitch and on it.

    I’d rather buy Sakho and hire Rudi Garcia of Lille and sack Pards and sell Colo then go the way we are going.

    The players have nothing but dejection in their eyes.

    QPR are up for the fight, Reading are up for the fight, Southampton are up for the fight, NUFC are ont up for the fight.

    Something needs done and needs done now.

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  • calvinho

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #22

    i don’t know where our next 3 points are coming from? it was such a step back after keeping the ball so well against man utd and arsenal. We resorted to hoof ball which takes out our main players.

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  • Eddie

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Laurent Blanc.

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  • Klam3r

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Toonicle

    Spot on!

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  • beefman13

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Tuff, i find it worrying that pardew did not play cisse centre forward i could not believe that, he has to start mixing it up and quick we are getting kicked in the guts week in week out, its hurting like hell, players have to come in without doubt, his whole outlook needs changing, he is strangling the life out of us!!!!

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #26

    @JAMSHA are you serioz? ffs catch yourself on remy is away to liverpool just watch ..And another thing he is nowhere and I mean nowhere near as good as ba

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  • thespecialone-ameobi

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Mutiny by lemons I fully agree with you tiote has been slacking, and yes bigimina is amazing. Sometimes in my view he plays better then tiote

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #28

    kets

    Pardew’s 4th game in charge, against West Ham.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Taking the Papiss

    on Pardew, do you agree that any club with this record by now would almost certainly sack him.

    I dont think he is a bad manager i think he aint a good one though. Times like these show how crafty and skilled a manager is. We cant seem to get a grip.

    But I dont think he is the bulk of the problem. He has made some daft sub decision…

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  • DanRo

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #30

    There is absolutely no point in being negative. It isn’t going to achieve anything. We need positive, upbeat comments. We may disagree with Pardew’s tactics but that’s how he intends to play.

    I would like to Cabaye, Taylor and Debuchy in the team next PL game and see how the team responds. I think Sammy Ameobi has an impact everytime he comes on the pitch as a sub and he should be used as just that. An impact sub. Remember this is the same team that achieved 5th last year. Injuries, lost of form and confidence aren’t helping but I would rather keep with the manager than look a ‘short-term fix’ that rarely works.

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  • Jayden

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #31

    All of you, get some sleep. This stress cannae be good for our hearts. You’ll feel calmer in the morning. Taking the Papiss – well said.

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Are people genuinely saying that the performances last year were luck? Nothing to do with Pards but this year it is Pards’ fault. It’s pathetic

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #33

    And don’t forget the market has only opend who is away next? krul? cisse? marveaux? ben arfa?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Gorgonzola

    Its 4 AM in india, and i am here. people think I just slag the players.
    I mean Pardew Never admits to a problem, never mind finding a solution

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Jean Tigana, Jacques Santini or Temuri Ketsbaia would be good appointments. Pardew makes the wrong decisions. Abeid should’ve started today and Marveaux should’ve been in the team at an earlier point in the season. Xisco should be playing instead of Shola and Ranger.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Mister Tuff, agreed. Pardew changes formation at least once a game so to say he couldnt have changed things at the last minute is a pile of turd. Note how Cisse grabbed our only goal while out of position, what was he even doing in the box eh? get back to the right touchline FFS.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Do Matteo is only good at spending money,don’t think he’d do much better with the squad we have at the moment or lack of it

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #38

    If we’re desperate, we could go for Paul Scharner on loan. He’ll definitely improve our defence.

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #39

    People harping on about poor substitutions…look at the bench! You tell me who he could bring on? Tav, Ferg, Abeid, Sammy, Bigi….in an ideal world these players would be on loan being blooded, not being relied upon in the first team. Take Rob Elliot out and whats the average age and experience of the subs bench?

    You say Pardew is a bad manager, I say he can only work with what he has. We’ve got no cover at full back so the wingers are worried, Colo must feel like he has to cover the whole back four and consequently isnt himself. Injuries/suspensions mean theres no consistency, just look at the start of last season, same back 5 for so many games, consistency breeds success. We simply havent had it this year.

    Bring in one more defender and a striker and we’ll finish mid table.

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  • kevymartins

    Jan 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #40

    @Jayden really? someone on here needs to take one for the team and go put a bullet in mike ashleys head

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