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Howay The Lads!!

Newcastle 4 Southampton 2 – Another Great Win For Magpies

4:07 pm, Sunday, February 24th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

Newcastle United got the job done this afternoon in front of a sell-out St. James’ Park against a very good looking Southampton side, and came out eventual 4-2 winners, but not before Southampton took a surprise 1-0 lead after only three minutes – but this new Newcastle side showed once more they can get the job done when the chips are down – as they were down this afternoon. That’s now the fourth win in the last six games for Newcastle and 9 points out of the last four league games – not too bad at all.

papiss cisse screamer against Saints

Papiss Cisse – scoring a fantastic goal this afternoon after 42 minutes
What unbelievable technique!

But Newcastle didn’t have it all their way this afternoon with Southampton giving as good as they got, and they started the game quickly and went ahead with rather a soft goal from Newcastle’s viewpoint after only 3 minutes.

Jack Cork put across a right wing cross and the ball was headed back into the penalty box by Ricky Lambert, and Schneiderlin hit it home, even through Steven Taylor was in close attendance.

But Newcastle came into the game playing their methodical football, and then a goal made in France got the Magpies the well deserved equalizer after 32 minutes.

Yohan Cabaye sent Yoan Gouffran away down the left wing, and great work by Yoan (this lad’s a very good player) sent the ball across the goal and Moussa Sissoko tapped the ball home – a good team goal from Newcastle and three of the four Frenchman combined to get the goal – where was Matthieu Debuchy?

And then on 42 minutes a fantastic goal from Papiss Cisse, as he hit the ball from fully 30 yards out, and ball went rocketing into the net – simply a brilliant opportunist strike from Papiss Cisse – we know he can score goals like this – and it will do his confidence the world of good.

It was a well deserved 2-1 lead at the break, but the Saints started the second half as they had the first, and after a few minutes a Ricky Lambert free kick was brilliantly saved by Rob Elliot in the Newcastle goal as he dived to his left to block the shot.

But a few minutes later former Newcastle target Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana combined well down the right wing, before Lallana put a low cross in and Ricky Lambert beat Steven Taylor and stroked the ball home to make it 2-2.

Newcastle were certainly in a game this afternoon, and they were struggling a little after it was 2-2, and Newcastle seemed asleep as Lambert had another chance from a chip from Adam Lallana, but this time it was just wide of the post.

On 67 minutes Newcastle got a penalty and again it was two Frenchmen – Cabaye and Debuchy – who combined with Cabaye feeding Debuchy and his strong cross was handled by Southampton substitute Danny Fox – a former Newcastle target.

Referee Chris Foy immediately pointed to the penalty spot, and Cabaye sent Boruc the wrong way with a great finish – the second converted penalty in two games for Newcastle.

And then with just 11 minutes remaining, Davide Santon’s left-wing cross was intercepted by Fox, but he put the ball from point blank range straight into Hooiveld, and the ball flew into the back of the net.

Newcastle comfortably saw out the remaining 10 minutes to get a great 3 points – and this side knows what they have to do to get the job done – and we are now on 30 points and in 14th place and above both Southampton and Sunderland.

Howay The Lads!!


Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c) (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 45), Davide Santon; Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (James Perch 77); Yoan Gouffran (Vurnon Anita 88), Moussa Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi

Southampton (4-2-3-1): Artur Boruc; Nathaniel Clyne, Maya Yoshida, Jos Hooiveld, Luke Shaw (Danny Fox 57); Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork; Jay Rodriguez (Jason Puncheon 81), Steven Davis (Gaston Ramirez 65), Adam Lallana (c); Rickie Lambert
Subs not used: Kelvin Davis, Jose Fonte, Emmanuel Mayuka, James Ward-Prowse

Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire)
Bookings: Newcastle – none; Southampton – Rodriguez (25), Shaw (41), Yoshida (74)
Attendance: 52,259

Tags: Match Reports · Newcastle News · Premier League

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nufc786 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    good is starting for bradford

  • 2 tino97 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Apparently Cabaye was sick, hence why he was subbed. Which is good news, we look so much better when he plays.

  • 3 santonthenewmaldini // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Hey guys thinking of coming down to Glasgow for the Anzhi home game

    Any idea how I would get tickets?!?

  • 4 Toon1978 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:10 PM


    Cheers mate

  • 5 Spuggy // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Any news on Colo? Although he walked off like so looks like a knock. bruising?

  • 6 nufc786 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    good has a decent cross on him…

  • 7 Toon1978 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Cant see the game for the sh1t dating box in the middle ffs. No box to close it grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

  • 8 santonthenewmaldini // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    @Toon 1978 try Vip Box I am streaming the game from there

  • 9 Spuggy // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Would be terrible is swansea had some injuries to key players 😉

  • 10 nufc786 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    toon1978 try these links

  • 11 Toon1978 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM


    Can you stick the link up mate? Sorry for being cheeky lol 🙂

  • 12 nufc786 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    swansea score

  • 13 OhSholaAmeobi // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    thought elliot was great and his distribution is better than kruls.
    debuchy was outstanding, santon was a menace and tiote was back to his best save for a few stray passes.
    cabaye and gouffran were tireless and classy, sissoko was again a beast and cisse was excellent all game.

    does anyone know how to book tickets for the wigan away game online? i’ve got a season ticket but all that comes up is the 6-ticket option thingy, i just registered on the website.

  • 14 rainrix // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Hopefully swansea win. By the time they play us they wont have much to play for 🙂

  • 15 santonthenewmaldini // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Then just go to the football link you get adverts but just wait a minute and then you can close them

  • 16 Toon1978 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Cheers lads, think i am sorted:)

  • 17 davis_toons // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Swan is really playing well playing good football. Glad that if they won the CUP.

    Swan have always been playing passing good football since we will playing them at coke leg.

  • 18 davis_toons // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    They keep the ball, control the game. Good team.

  • 19 Spuggy // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    The quality of the EPL has been unbelievable this season – every game is tough, no easy wins.

  • 20 davis_toons // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Bradford is sitting back the whole day waiting for the ball to drop to them.

    With a goal in hand Swan are playing passing at the back to and fro both the CD.

    Bradford got to get the ball if they want to score a goal, else in on time it will be the end of 45mins.

    It wound be hard to get an own goal or a pen without attacking it.

  • 21 Ketsbaia9 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Still a declining league. It was much better 4/5 seasons ago. Team’s like Man Ud shouldn’t be top of the league. They have an average squad at best.

  • 22 LGFUAD21 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Debuchy really is an unsung hero.

    He bosses games without drawing too much attention to himself.

    Every game he is in the top 3 most influential players.

    Tiote was great.

    Moussa and cisse were good.

    Moussa is the missing piece to our. Midfield. A replacement for Nolan with more to him.

    Gouffran showed class, he came in to not much fan fare but I knew he had quality.

  • 23 Toon1978 // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Swansea a decent side.

  • 24 davis_toons // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Yes Debuchy is coming into the as he plays…but nobody is perfect.

  • 25 davis_toons // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Bradford have play real hard to come this far.
    Too bad for them they meet a good team that played technically good football.

  • 26 davis_toons // Feb 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Gouffran is a just like an upgraded obtan. With lots of speed and skill. Using it that the right place n time.

    …Look!!! Young Obtan is doing those oversteps outside the box again. The next moment he pass it back to Simpson to swing in the Cross.

  • 27 Byker Boy // Feb 24, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Dear Alan
    Please play Haidara and remove Santon from the left back role and play Marveaux and remove Gutierrez from the wing and we can all sleep well at night.It’s not rocket science mere plain common sense. From Tommy my son aged 6

  • 28 Owldman // Feb 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    @13 If you are registered as a member log onto the NUFC site click onto tickets you will be asked to sign in you use your season ticket number plus the password you were given you then get a choice of what games are available go to the ground plan & there you will see what tickets are available, just follow the instructions from there , you can also get tickets if someone registers you as friends & family.

  • 29 Owldman // Feb 24, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Kets no matter if the standard of the league is declining Man U are still top so by your reckoning all the teams are declining. Never mind Kets those lads with white coats & strait jackets will take good care of you

  • 30 Owldman // Feb 24, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Spuggy! Collo hurt his back when he made that overhead cleance from the corner of the Gallowgate end but we now have a ready made quality replacement in M’Bwia class! a few weeks ago we would have had to rely on Williamson how things have changed in a few weeks

  • 31 texasgaijin // Feb 25, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Great win for the lads. There is lot to be positive about, not least of which is 3 points and more distance from the bottom 3. One complaint from the game, though, is a continued lack of quality set pieces. According to, Newcastle have 5 goals from set pieces this season. Who has fewer? Only Villa. Despite Colo, Taylor, Sissoko, and Cisse in the box, there never seems to be a threat from set pieces unless the kick is within the Cabaye Zone. We get plenty of corner kicks; time to start taking advantage of them.

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