Unlucky Newcastle Waste Chances And Lose 1-0

Newcastle were second best in the first half of the game today but after completely dominating the second half of this game, Luke Moore got a rather fortunate goal to take all three points for Swansea – and they are now 10 points above Newcastle in the league table.


Luke Moore after scoring the shock winner on 86 minutes

This was definitely a chance lost to gain all 3 points at Swansea but poor finishing – especially from Cisse and Gouffran who both had gilt-edged chances in the second half, but they both ballooned the ball over the bar when it looked easier to score – and both chances came within a couple of minutes of each other.

Newcastle played in their maroon strips this afternoon, and were good for the first ten minutes of the game but then Swansea started to play some good attacking football, and the home side missed two good first half chances – first of all Ashley Williams couldn’t quite connect with a chance from just four yards out and Steven Taylor cleared off the line, and then Gary Monk should have done better with a free header which he headed over the bar.

It was 0-0 at the half with Swansea being the better side, but then Newcastle came out in the second half and looked a different side as they attacked Swansea and were looking for the win and all three points.

Rob Elliot made an excellent save after just a few minutes, and after 56 minutes Papiss Cisse should have scored as he was excellently placed but he shot way over the bar, and then a couple of minutes later great work from Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko brilliantly set up Yoan Gouffran, but he shot over the bar – and those were two golden opportunities missed by Newcastle.

On 66 minutes a great Vorm save from Yohan Cabaye kept Swansea in the game, and then seven minutes later a terrific Moussa  Sissoko shot was pushed around the post by Vorm, as the Dutchman brilliantly saved diving to his left.

It looked like Newcastle must score, as they were pressing Swansea, but then totally against the run of play and out of the blue, Luke Moore scored a soft goal after 86 minutes.

Somehow the ball bounced to him with three Newcastle players around him and after Steven Taylor had blocked the ball, Moore poked the ball into the back of the net.

Newcastle should have won this game, because of their great second half performance – but when you cannot convert easy chances you don’t win games.

In short this was a cruel loss after a terrific second half showing by an attacking Newcastle United side – but Swansea are now 10 points ahead of us – and they will now be very difficult to catch.

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55 comments so far

  • cockneymagpie90

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Another repost!

    If the team had proved it could score goals then maybe yea keep it the same, but we didnt so a change was needed! Its simple.

    Do u really think marvo would of put us on the back foot and ruined our great pressure we had on them?

    No! He would of pressed with the team that were already pressing and created for the front men. Its an abosolute joke.

    Before anyone starts mouthin me off 1. Im intitled to my opinon and 2. I said at half time swap tiote for anita and half way through 2nd half when we were dominating the game bring on marvo but nothin happened and i was going mad with frustration.

    So its not beacuse we lost im finding excuses, i saw the mistakes happen infront of my eyes and i didnt need a goal from swansea to tell me that!

  • Sheikh MagToon

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #2

    cannot allow opportunities like this to slip and rely completely on our home form. 2 new stikers required in the summer.

  • manxpie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #3

    tads exactly we know guti is on borrowed time and maybe he does too it looks like santons next in line for the arse’s of this blog
    i still think people forget he’s 21 tho he made a mistake 2day but so do lots of young players
    also happy for sammi with his debut goal

  • Tsunki

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #4

    and again ha ha you arent getting away…

    repost due to blog accelerant being applied by Ed in his usual styleee….
    Sorry for all the radio listeners but your impression that we were second best needs a look on tv as we were much better in possession, their stats come from their traditional pass it round the back stuff. We always looked a threat and just needed one of many chances to go in, they bundled one in and thats that. They are a decent but not fantastic side under Laudrup, but maybe we should have walked away with a win in fairness. I suggested Anita for Tiote because of his yellow and because Anita would have given us more zest in the middle without losing anything defensively, and eased the tired legs of a lot of the rest of the team as he runs about so much with the ball. With that, Marveaux could have come on to drag them back to their goal a bit more, could have worked with gouffran I think. Could even have subbed Cisse for Shola (I know I know) but Shola holds the ball well and lays off well too, good for Goofy and Socks to foil off I think, worth a try. In any case, their fresh legs versus our tailing off in concentration cost us, but by no means a disaster.
    I agree that Santon is still showing signs of positional liability which is a continuing shame as it is starting to look like he is never going to consolidate his trade at LB, he needs to sort out some training sessions with Debuchy to see how this is done properly. Otherwise, I would welcome Hairdryer to a start next match to give him a kick. Mbiwa also did a couple of daft things, but he just needs time and a regular spot to suss out who is around him.

  • El Tino

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #5

    2 questions:

    Did pards throw his note pad or did he just drop it?

    And did anyone pick it up?

    Would love to see if he completed todays crossword. Couldnt get 1 down and 5 across – another name for Pardew. (begins with S)

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh my
    Blame Pardew blame Ashley for the loss
    Did they miss the chances we created
    Were they at fault for the goal
    Played some excellent football second half – created chances but yo have to hit the target.
    Their goal a defensive mix up and a deflected goal.
    I would take the way we played second half every week – just a bit of composure in front of goal.

  • Constanstine

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Cisse has been so frustrating this season. I won’t say much about Gouffran because he’s more of a winger than a striker but for Cisse…., he needs to start netting these type of goal.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #8

    toonarmydownsouth I completely disagree with your comments about cisse every forward goes through barren run even shearer did so would you have said the same thing to shearer

  • mindshaft

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Santon was better than Mbiwa who showed he still has a lot to learn about the premiership – Santon was no worse than Debuchy who was continually skinned by Routledge and co – both look great going forward but theres a reason Guti is always on the halfway lik=ne as he never nows when he has to run back to cover
    Gouffran, Cisse and Sissoko all missed good chances today although we completely outplayed them in the 2nd half we were very unlucky to lose
    Pards could have made the subs around 70 – 75 mins in my opinion

  • 89Norcal

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #10

    What an awful way to lose. Swansea did their usual fluent midfield (but toothless at times) number which slowed us down big time 1st half.

    2nd half I missed mostly because of constantly having to refresh my stream 🙂 Didn’t see Cisse or Gouffran’s chances but have to say the delivery into the box was average again today.

    Couple Swans players also were getting under our skin, writhing in pain at every challenge a la Jonas, Anita would have been a better fit in this game than Tiote for me.

    Aside from Anzi and City though, this was probably the toughest game we have left.

  • cockneymagpie90

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Im blaming pardew, where did u get ashley from?

    He should of made a couple subs its simple.

    Its unheard of for a manager to not make any subs if the team looks good in possesion but still dont have any goals.

    Marvo would of kept the pressure on them and created far more than guti did.

    No brainer, well atleast for some of us.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #12

    this season is over for us only things left are to reach 40 points and try to win europa league so what’s done is done and concentrate on europa league game and stoke game

  • GeordieDan

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #13

    The effort was there for about 80% of the game from our lads but our finishing was shocking and that’s where we fell down today.

    Swansea’s goal was simply a fluke. Moore hadn’t scored for about 18 months or something and he fluffed it anyway.

    This game was always going to end on a single defining moment and unfortunately despite being much better than them throughout the 2nd we blew it.

    Why do NUFC love to end players barren scoring runs?

    Grrrrrr 🙁

  • Abbott

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Football is so f*cking unfair sometimes… absolutely gutted with this loss.
    Mostly we outplayed the opposition… we should have won this one no discussion about it.
    I hate football sometimes…

  • check the toastie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #15



  • check the toastie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #16


  • yo-yo

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Total merde from the Pardew bashers – we played well enough for the win second half but didn’t get that wee bit of luck. They did.
    You don’t always get what you deserve.
    AP is slagged for putting subs on and also not for putting subs on – that level of criticism is just total drivel.

  • 89Norcal

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Why do NUFC love to end players barren scoring runs?
    – GeordieDan

    Yes I noticed that, very frustrating lol.

    Stop shouting. Surprised your neighbors havent phoned the police yet.

  • yo-yo

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #19

    And anybody reckoning their highly personal views are ‘no brainers’ need to lose the letters ‘er” to be accurate about their opinions

  • check the toastie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Totally agree with Pardew, we were defo unlucky today, we are miles better than last year, playing better football and have a better intent. Moving in the right direction and gotta say pleased we defo went for the win which was refreshing. Well done Pards.

  • manxpie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #21

    check the toastie must’ve been hacked 🙂

  • Yorkgeordie

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Elliot is not good enough and we have a real problem with Krul out.

  • nick_9

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #23

    It would be nice to see Cisse put away an easy chance. He is starting to remind me of martins who often missed sitters and scored wonder goals. Not blaming anyone player solely for the defeat but the defending for the goal was a shambles and we was wasteful with our chances, set pieces are still absolutely woeful. The sooner we get ben Arfa back and have him along, gouffran and sissoko the better, hoping to see him play central but he will probably be back on the right. Would also like to see Anita used as a sub a bit more, wrongfully dropped in my opinion but that’s another argument.

    All in all disappointing to lose this game and drop down to 15th. On the plus side were still 3 points off 10th, Benny is back soon and we looked pretty dangerous going forward today

  • davis_toons

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #24

    With Younger Players at Defence. That is why we still need Old Colo to cut danger from building up thats gain from experience in reading the game.

    Even Bale needs time to nurture and be better.

    Thats why we needed a compose CD that can guide that Youth.

    Colo is leaving Someone got to Step Up and read the game and cut those passes that builds up the danger

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Firstly i would never compare cisse to shearer, never, not in a million years
    Agree all CF’s go on a baron run, but they either a) get dropped or b) offer something else to the team
    Cisse does neither and is costing us points, and a lot of points at that
    He’s also developing a petulant and frankly embarrassing attitude on the pitch
    Bottom line he needs to up his game massively and quickly we a club that is moving very quickly and we’ve shown we can be ruthless so he needs to get on board or prepare to face the fact he may be getting left at the station in the summer

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #26

    We were unlucky today. Had to ride the storm early on but after about 25 minutes we looked the better team. I still think we need another striker as Cisse is just not doing it at the minute as when he is not scoring we might as well have 10 players on the field, at least Ba held the ball up.

    negatives – Slow start, poor finishing, pointless substitutions and sloppy defending.

    Never nice to get beat but this one is a little easier to digest for some reason. And if Pardew starts Gutierrez over HBA next week I will kick right off.

  • nufc786

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #27

    What has happened to Check???????

  • nick_9

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #28

    I think another striker is a must in the summer and perhaps a genuine out and out winger. Simpson and harper will be moving on and I think Jonas doesn’t have long left, questions have to be asked about obertan now as well

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #29

    @ Nick

    I agree. I would take Remy (despite him mugging us off)
    when QPR inevitably go down. After all the last striker we got from a relegated club wasn’t bad 🙂 .

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Completely agree we need another established CF, and a young one also need an out and out winger!

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #31

    i really sont see how anyone can say pardew is geting it right,,

    what i watched today, was poor,,

    bright start yes,

    then swansea, had the best of the first half

    second half, was all us,,

    but i thought our players where all over the shop,,

    jonas is now the worst player on the pitch,, by a long way,

    poor cisse dosnt get many good chances, and very little support

    santon and debuchy, where our best attackers on the pitch

    thought both goofy and jonas did not have a clue where they were ment to be, gave very little support in both directions

    sisoko, outstanding,

    cabaya,, i think he is an amazing player,, but his set piece taking is beyond poor,, same set plys that never work, but hey, dont let that fact stop you from saying look they do work when we eventually score from a corner

    still dont know if we are trying to play with wide players or through the middle,, cos we dont do either very good,

    we look good at times,, more down to the fact we have good players, than a good game plan

    never liked that keeper,, he is no where near a prem quality keeper,, mind you both CBS let him down at times with shit back passes

    carnt wait till pardew is gone

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #32

    on the HBA thing,,
    id play a half fit HBA over a fully fit jonas every day of the week

    i just think pardew is buying jonas more time, poor poor choice by pardew,,

  • 89Norcal

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #33

    This is probably the 3rd or 4th game where I’ve seen Jonas make a ridiculous mistake within 10 yards of Pardew on the touchline, yet he still insists on him starting over Marveaux 90% of the time.

    To me it just seems like Pardew is doing his best to man manage Jonas into raising his confidence, and doesn’t know when to label it a lost cause.

  • spitfire_

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Waste chances and waste manager which play for draw… why didn’t put Marveaux on when Swansea get tired after 70th min? Clueless pr!ck.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #35

    speaking of strikers that Suarez aint bad 🙂 . Has the personality and looks of a donkey but the lad can play. No way Liverpool will kepp hold of him if he keeps playing like that. I reckon he will be off to Bayern in the summer

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Fu”k off you tw$t we were unlucky today that’s all.


    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #37

    one of santons poorer performances it must be said,not sure how mbwia didnt clear that cross,such a poor goal to concede. at the other end,cisse needs several chances to put one away which is a bit of a worry,last season every shot was just a goal!jonas just may aswell not be there ,such a passenger in most games

  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #38

    we were far from unlucky. pardew – not the team , got whwt he deserved from the game- nowt. we played on our own for the 2nd half . game was there for the taking and pards didnt see the opportunity. like always . i wonder how long he would last at chelsea? 45 mins perhaps?


    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Standard we lose and catchy shows up spouting the normal biased crying…try it after we win son and people might give u more thought

  • darrenfletcher88

    Mar 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #40

    F*****g crap jail for Ashley!!! Tiote cabaye arnt as composed as Britton,de Guzman and dyer!! And that says somthing we all think we have world class players we got over ran by Swansea end of!!! Total crap!!


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