The Incredible Atmosphere Won Us The Game – Gouffran


There were a lot of Newcastle heroes in the 3-2 win today against Chelsea, and one of them was our new striker/winger Yoan Gouffran,  whose pacy surge through the middle set up the second goal, as his well hit shot was well saved by goalkeeper Cech, but a certain Mr. Moussa Sissoko swept the rebound into the back of the net after 69 minutes to draw Newcastle level – and Sissoko’s second goal on 90 minutes, brilliantly set up by Davide Santon,  sealed an incredible win for the Magpies.

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Yoan Gouffran in action this afternoon

In the last 20 minutes of this game both sides were looking for the winner,  and it was really end-to-end stuff – and it was one of the most exciting games seen at St. James’ Park for a long time – and in front of a sell-out crowd.

The French players in the side did Newcastle proud,  with all of them having very good games – and if Newcastle were a popular club in France before this game – the lads are going to be even more popular with this fantastic and gutsy performance.

This is what new boy Yoan Gouffran said immediately after the game on the Newcastle web-site::

“It was an incredible atmosphere and I think the most important factor was the fans. They kept behind us and when we went behind, we kept fighting and we had that belief that we could nick another goal – and that’s what happened.” “That is important: the belief that you can achieve something bigger.”

“When they scored the second goal, that came as a surprise to us but we kept fighting, we kept the spirit and then we scored the winning goal. That’s why we’re happy today and that’s what we’re here for – to work hard and to get wins.” “It’s a team game.” “Most importantly, I count on my ability to run with the ball and maybe score a few goals along the way, but I’m happy with the performance.

“When I took up the Newcastle jersey, I said to the club ‘I’m going to give 100 per cent’ and that’s what happened today. The most important thing for me is just to keep playing with my ability and make sure I play for the whole team.” “I’m happy with the three points. The lads pulled it off and the most important thing is to keep up that spirit.”

“Overall it was a good performance – let’s keep it up.” “When I first came, everybody wanted all the French players to do well for the team and I think again against Tottenham, it’s going to be a similar game.” “But we just have to believe as we did against Chelsea, and hopefully we can do something great there.”

Excellent words there from Yoan – and certainly Newcastle’s great team spirit was very apparent today.

Newcastle have won their last two games and we are now 6 points off the drop zone, which is 4 points better off than we were after the Reading defeat.

And we have also gained 5 points on Sunderland in the last couple of games, with the Black Cats going down 2-1 to another late winner from Jimmy Kebe at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon – this time in the 85th minute.

All Newcastle have to do now is win as many games as possible over the remaining 13 games of the season (it’s easy really) – and we may just surprise ourselves – we are currently 7 points out of 7th place.

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252 comments so far

  • Tiote4PM

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #1

    European qualification this year??

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #2

    love this guy already

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #3

    Did anyone see this:

    Freelance journalist?@indykaila

    Chinese company Li Ning Company Limited have made enquiries for a stake in a #English club. They have been in contact with #EFC and #NUFC.

    He’s been spot on with basically everything he’s said with regards to transfers and other news

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  • JackButler

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #4
  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Biggest sports shop in China, Would make pretty good sense for Mike Ashley to have those involved and would increase Newcastle as a global brand and also increase Sports Direct as a global brand with a partnership, would only benefit Newcastle with another billionaire backer(obviously wont have a say of how we’re run though)

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #6

    gt89 ashley cant sell now lol.

    i would feel much happier with success from stable foundations than just being taken over by some rich arab or chinese consortium. 🙂

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  • fergies left foot

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #7

    was very impressed with his grit and work-rate.. looks like a thug though haha!

    cant wait for spurs, do you know when, if available, the tickets go on general sale? living in london atm

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  • JackButler

    Feb 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #8

    If Ashley will invest regularly then I wouldn’t want him to sell up

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #9

    In other news Oba Martins scored again for Levante tonight

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  • Tiote4PM

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Fergies – thinking about moving to Newcastle from London as that is where my families from. Do notice difference in temperature?

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  • northernirishtoon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Great job gouffran today. Every time he speaks I like him more

    As for Ashley selling. Can’t see it

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Alan Pas-de-clue – they dont want to buy the club outright, they’re just wanting a stake in a club to expand their own company while offering abit extra money into our finances… Probably say 80% Mike Ashley and 20% Li Ning or something like that

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Probably a load of rubbish anyhow

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  • TorqToon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Great words from the lad! Not given the credit he deserved for his work rate against Villa – but he will be a star for us!

    And people were crying out at the fact we hadn’t signed a striker??? Erm…

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  • Alan Pas-de-clue

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #15

    GT89 could be very profitable for company, club ashley and fans alike…plausible

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #16

    mata scored we won everyones a winner bonnet de douche haha btw the booing of ba when he went off injured was shameful grow up ffs

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  • SupaToonKid

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #17

    I like the sound of this Chinese consortium buying a stake in the club. Have Ashley in charge but more injection in cash would be nice.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Alan Pas-de-clue – That what a mean mate in a way it makes sense, Ashley will defo not sell the club outright but I’m sure he would be welcome extra backing providing they dont want a telling say in how the club is ran

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  • SupaToonKid

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m buzzing for MOTD. Can’t wait to see Sissoko’s goals again.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #21

    the fact that check the tosser and catchy from knobway havent been on after this great historic win (even though they say they want whats best for the team!!)
    can everyone IGNORE them please because they are only after the attenssion that being over negative brings!!?
    what a game that was today debuchy and sanno was brilliant perch and cabeye were brilliant sissoko was immence and our center backs and jonas were too!!
    and for some reason cisse is a scapegoat for some of you’s!!
    hey he was in the positions to score and he was unlucky on another day he would have buried them plus he made a WORLD CLASS through ball for the other amazing performance off the day in gouffran i’m still finding it hard that some “FANS” seem to feel the need to slate a player!
    unbelievable after that result
    pardew deserves a hell off alot of credit!

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  • Graeme

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #22

    MA could sell the Chinese say a 25% stake in return for 100% of what the club owe him!!!

    Club is debt free, Ashley gets his money back, the Chinese get SD rights in China, SD market their stuff in UK, Everybody wins!! Then sell them the Shirt Sponsorship for £25 million a year and EVERYONE is happy lol

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Not being stupid here but I do genuinely believe we have a chance of winning the Europa League..Imagine the reaction and how upbeat our City will be, not winning a trophy in a billion years and then winning a European Trophy!!

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #24

    graeme

    ideal scenario

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Graeme – Cracking plan of action that is haha

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  • GeordieToon89

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Also in world news, C.Ronaldo has scored more goals vrs Real Madrid than Messi in 2013

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  • TorqToon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Manx – Well said mate! VERY conspicuous by their absence!

    So much for supporting the club – all they want to do us spread bad vibes.

    Still in cloud 9 and don’t intend on coming down all week!!! 🙂

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  • archaeomag

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #28

    @manxpie
    . . That’s over 5 hours without any mega-neggers – what a result

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  • TorqToon

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #29

    GT89 – That would be something special…

    But you know what???….WHY NOT!!?!!

    We’ve got the players – getting our league status secured for next year HAS to be job 1 – but we could have a real go at the Europa mate!

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  • manxpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #30

    torqtoon haha i’m the same but monday always seems to be a bar-steward (but thats just work) 🙂

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #31

    why is the spurs game a week away haha

    the squad has depth thus creating competition i think the squad picked for europe now has a point to prove and fighting for a place in the PL starting 11 meaning we can really kick on, we could even afford a couple of big guns in europe now too, only goofy cup tied which is a bonus with the standard we brought in

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  • jeff

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #32

    man i love gouffran but i feel bad that he is keeping marveaux out of the side =(

    marv played so well when he came on today

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  • Graeme

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #33

    GT89 – already have the tickets for the final confirmed by uefa – I’ll be there and dont give a monkeys who we play. I watched us win in 69 and I’m taking my son to watch us win in 2013 lol bring it on

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  • Dannyo

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Ed, for banner:

    Amalfitano out – Gouffran in
    Obertan out – Sissoko in
    Simmo out – Mbiwa in

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Juat finished watching the game again on football first! Now for MOTD 😉

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #36

    off for MOTD, just have to see what the pundits say… will we get any credit or where chelsea just poor… if we get the credit im sure it will be through gritted teeth – shearer excluded if he’s on

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  • hotdog

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Happy days 🙂 not so happy for Chelsea fans just read this on their blog!
    Pissed about today.
    But give that beast of a man Moussa Sissoko a f*****g Oscar.Wow I enjoyed watching him today to be honest esp when he broke into beast mode on Ashley Cole!just wow!

    Blue2theCORE
    by Martinez#47 on Feb 2, 2013 5:07 PM GMT reply

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  • manxpie

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #38

    archaeomag (can i ask you wat your names about never seen them vowels in that order lol?)
    its true so these so called supporters come on every time where in a sticky patch but never when where playing well!!
    you can add rotunda to that too wat a c@nt 🙂

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #39

    and as for alan ‘ach aye atrocious defending’ hansen (great player mind) have to pick holes in

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  • nick_9

    Feb 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #40

    What a game, I’ve only just got back now and still feel lightheaded from chanting. Gouffran and sissoko are terrific buys and have given 100% which is very pleasing. Sissoko is a powerhouse and gouffran is fast and very intelligent. The new lads have brought plenty to the team and Steven Taylor is another who gives his all for the cause in blood, sweat and tears. Excellent performance today and the most pleasing thing was we didn’t go defensive at half time, Chelsea did have a spell but we certainly didn’t look defensive to me. So pleasing to see happy faces and fans changing leaving the ground. Back to back wins and back within reaching distance of 10th

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