Last Gasp Winner By Cisse Gives Newcastle Vital Win


It was Papiss Cisse’s ninth goal of the season and his seventh in the Premier League that gave Newcastle a dramatic win this afternoon at St. Jame’s Park, after Newcastle were 1-0 down after Cheick Tiote stupidly conceded a penalty on 67 minutes, which Jonathan Walters converted.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v Stoke City - St James' Park

Moussa Sissoko in overdrive this afternoon at St. James’ Park

It was a close game in the first half, with Newcastle doing all the pressing and the defense looking very solid, but we just couldn’t get that breakthrough goal, and at the half it was 0-0 after Yoan Gouffran had the best chance of the half but blasted over from just eight yards out.

Stoke had been mostly attacking down their right wing, presumably thinking that Davide Santon was a weak link, but Davide handled the pressure reasonably well.

In the second half Newcastle continued to press for the winner, but after a penalty appeal was turned down by referee Marinner, Newcastle found themselves a goal down after 67 minutes.

Cameron Jerome sent Walters into the box on the left-hand side, and then a simply ridiculous sliding challenge by Tiote, who went in with a wild tackle, got Stoke the penalty they wanted – and really Cheick is sometimes  a liability with his wild tackling.

But Newcastle were only behind for five minutes as we got a free kick just outside the box, and it was that man Yohan Cabaye again who curled a beautiful free kick beyond Begovic’s reach to put Newcastle level. Another fantastic goals from the Newcastle captain when it mattered most.

Alan Pardew introduced Sylvain Marveaux for Cheick Tiote and Massadio Haidara for Davide Santon after 74 minutes in an attempt to put more pressure on Stoke.

And in front of over 50,000 fans Newcastle went all out for the winner, and after 87 minutes 18 year-old Adam Campbell made his Premier League debut, replacing Yoan Gouffran.

And would you believe it, two minutes into the four minutes of added time, with the crowd urging the lads on , a magnificent defense splitting pass from Sylvain Marveaux found Papiss Cisse clear in the box and he smashed the ball home for a really dramatic winner.

And  that sent the Geordie fans crazy – not to mention some of us watching the game on TV in remote lands. 😀

This was another good performance from Newcastle and 3 points is not more than we deserved – and although it was tough against a valiant Stoke side – the lads found a way to win, and it’s a massive three points for Newcastle and we go two places up the table – above Sunderland and Norwich City.

A great win today for Newcaste United.

Teams

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon (Massadio Haidara 74); Cheick Tiote (Sylvain Marveaux 74), Yohan Cabaye (c); Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran (Adam Campbell 87); Papiss Cisse

Subs not used: Steve Harper, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan

Stoke City (4-4-2): Asmir Begovic; Geoff Cameron, Ryan Shawcross (c), Marc Wilson, Andy Wilkinson; Ryan Shotton, Glen Whelan, Steven Nzonzi, Jonathan Walters; Cameron Jerome (Dean Whitehead 88), Peter Crouch (Kenwyne Jones 84)

Subs not used: Thomas Sorensen, Charlie Adam, Michael Kightly, Brek Shea, Michael Owen

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Bookings: Newcastle – Cisse (64); Stoke – Wilson (64)

Attendance: 50,703 (610 Stoke)

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68 comments so far

  • do the hatem shake

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #1

    i cant believe i missed the cisse goal man at the game and stoke defense was so solid and then you get jerome flying around like a pussy

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    we are definitely missing king arfa…

    His creativity would be unlocking defences… I really do hope he gets into the team…so we can start getting the magic up front again with him sissoko and cisse…

    great win we had to work hard….well deserved…

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  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #3

    no jesper we were well on top of them in the second half but for a stupid tackle from tiote!
    he made the perfect subs at the perfect time he ain’t got a faackin crystal ball lyk!!
    and how was that a pen he obviously got the ball i faackin hate suarez!

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  • lesh

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Scouse gits just scored

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  • martoon

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Tiote’s reaction to being substituted was interesting to say the least. I think Pardew must have said something to him – wonder if he’ll start the next match?

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  • toonicle

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Tiote should be sold in the summer window. Anita can play just as well at his position and Bigi is coming up to play there too, Tiote is just too much of a liability for nothing more than average play going forward.

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  • valle

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Two things I would like to know… Was our game plan always to get lots of high balls into the box and try to outjump STOKE? And also, who at the club practice corners with the players? Im an AP supporter btw, but its not the first time that I have been a bit bemused with our strategy of attack and attacking set pieces this season.

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  • PUMMELLER

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Ain’t commented it a while but I’m buzzing here!
    That just about sorts the relegation fears out n lets us push on in Europe too.
    We really have made some fantastic signings! Sissoko was a beast today.. Mwiba looks like he has been here for years!
    My favourite moment was Steven Taylor putting off the keeper and then rubbing it in his face once Cabaye scored!! Brilliant!
    HWTL!!!!

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #9

    What a goal Hazard

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  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #10

    what a goal by hazard!!

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  • do the hatem shake

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #11

    i ana tiote and jonas are the two weak links in the team but its good to know they have anita and ben arfa breathing down their neck

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  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #12

    big pappa jinx like 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #13

    manxpie…you are one of them posters we all enjoy!

    …couldn’t you come on a bit ofter?

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  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #14

    what you on about jesper?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Just really enjoy your tone and football wisdom!

    …makes it sound like other people don’t have any (always a nice quality)

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  • toonicle

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Jesper misses you manx 🙂

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #17

    @Martoon

    I think Tiote knew he was going to get a rollocking off the whole of the bench and probably went down the tunnel to cool down as I think he came back near the end?

    But yeah he is a liability now it was fine when we in the promotion season and we were backs to the wall but we need to start imposing our play on teams and he does not allow us to do this as his passing is shite he is not off form he is just playing the way he always has but we need to move on from that Anita, Bigi and even Perch offer so much more in every way would not be gutted if he was sold in the summer

    If we got 10 million he is worth selling if that funded a proper attacking midfielder like De Jong we don’t need 2 holding midfielders in most games if you have a midfield full of movement and quality passing they should be able to swap positions like the best teams do and strangle the opposition as well

    Man Utd or Barcelona dont have a hardman midfielder they have a ball playing defensive mid which Cabaye is so we have no need for a Tiote maybe in away games when we are under the cosh but certainly not at home

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  • pardrew hater

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #18

    cisse looked looked lost today yes why no serves today is the answer and most of the other games 2 down to pardrew really poor manager and always will be we were the better team today but lucky to come of with the win i dont no how jonas getting anywhere near the 1st team really yes he give a 100 percent but cant cross cant score nothing apart from pace thats all hes got marv should be ahead of him anita should be ahead of tiote and cabaye should play further forward plus pardrew always waits to long till he makes a sub i dont blame the players for the way we play its pardrew tatics and style of play that r wrong we r a top 4 team but wont be in the top 4 till he is gone we have a class team just pardrew does not no how 2 use them simple like i say marv on 2 minute and bang cisse scores if he got servis like that every games he would score simple really

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #19

    repost:

    What a talented twat Suarez is. We need a player like that. A new Bellamy type player. Pacey, direct, a nuisance all match causing problems to opposing defenses and creating chances.

    Today it was a great result and our corners were slightly better too. But our final ball again was very frustrating to watch. That is why a player quick and direct like Suarez would do our team wonders. Could our young Adam Campbell be that player? Who knows, he looks the part from little I’ve seen from him.

    Credit to Pards for putting him on today.

    HWTL

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Manx

    Good call on the pen, think it was clumsy and he brought Suarez down. Suarez has been much better this year, cut out the diving and has got his reward on more goals.

    On Pardews subs….agree with you. We were playing pretty well, not great but containing stoke just lacking a cutting edge, no need to rush the changes. He did well to react quickly to the situation and once we got one he made the changes to keep the pressure on stoke which worked well.

    I think people seem to forget stoke have the 2nd most clean sheets an a very good defensive record. They never had a sniff really apart from the pen. We weren’t great but they are hard to play against so any 3 points is impressive against them.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #21

    dosent matter what Liverpool does we can’t catch them this season but if we can keep all our current French players and add a few we can catch them easily

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #22

    @jail
    I get what your saying bout empty seats and people on here that are probably from the area.
    Of course not everyone has the cash for the games but I think it was mainly away seating tat was available as they only had 610(poor turnout)
    It was easier for me to go to games when i lived in Ireland and i for one would love to go but i now live in Norway and checked flight for Thursdays game and klm want 600 pounds return as I’d have to go via Amsterdam :-0
    Ryanair used to have a flight but sure they cancelled that when there’s not enough passengers.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 10, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #23

    dosent matter what Liverpool does we can’t catch them this season but if we can keep all our current French players and add a few we can catch them easily next season

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  • Bambams

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Big 3 points this fellas….

    Once again a game of few chances. Taylor starting to win me over, if he could just add 5 or 6 goals each season he would be the missing cb. Imo

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Of also like Anita to get a sit over tiote, tiote is struggling for form, making even more reckless tackles and he has moved away from what made him good.

    He tries to over complicate things when he isn’t good enough. Should keep it simple, sit and cover the defence closing down when needed but instead he bombs on and his passing and shooting are poor which kills the attack, also dwindles on the ball which slows us down.

    Not saying he is past it or a bad player he just needs together back to the basics of what made him a key man for us.

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  • Bambams

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #26

    2-2

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  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #27

    lol toonicle that must be it 🙂
    jesper wat annoys me is on matchday after we win is people bashing the team, players and manager!!
    where’s the “football wisdom” in that then jesper?
    and the fact you had a go at pardew for not making subs when we were well on top of them! i don’t see much “wisdom” there either like!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #28

    about cisse just think about this if being poor or out of form if he can score 9 goals in all competition for us just imaging how many more will he score if he is in form besides his goal scoring record after joining is not bad at all

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Marty

    Exactly. I live on the area but by the time you buy a ticket, travel and pay parking for looking at between 50 and 80 quid depending on the game.

    Just too much money most weeks especially with streams being good.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Come from behind to win 3 home games in a row now – after not doing so for 2 entire years under Pardew. Crazy.

    Made hard work of it today, the players were all really sloppy in possession, and Sissoko’s looked knackered these last 2 games.

    Credit though, long trip back from Russia 3 days ago and they got the result – and bossed the game really, without too much of a cutting edge.

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  • toonicle

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #31

    I think the subs were pretty much right on time today, wouldn’t have minded seeing Campbell a few minutes earlier but not bothered at all. Only thing i’d disagree with Pards on is Anita should be ahead of Tiote on the team sheet from here on.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #32

    manxpie…so you don’t agree with everyone so what?

    …whether I come on here on matchday or wait untill Monday (like I usual do because of what’s just happening) is beside the point. Keep a civil and respectful tone.

    How you see football is just an opinion among others – some will agree with you and some won’t. You don’t think I am right – fine, but keep a tone about it and refrain from using ‘ffs’ to empower yourself.

    If you won’t my respect show some yourself!

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  • manxpie

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #33

    cheers transfer i don’t think suarez would have got that at an away game clumsy yes but he still got the ball before the player
    and yeah transfer i think we were always gonna make the changes around the 70ish minute as most teams do very glad to see cambell get a game tho shows he’s very highly thought off just hope he gets a few more till the end of the season

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #34

    *won’t = want

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  • pardrew hater

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #35

    listen pardrew lovers stoke r not a good side we were the better team hense all the corners and we had most of the ball but we did not no what to do with it pardrew plays 2 deep like he did mid week in the cup crap manager simple if we played it right today we could have scored 6 past them plus we were at home i believe we have a great team lots of good players the best team that weve had since the keegan days but u need a good manager to move them up the league yeh we finished 5 top last season the team were on a high pardrew had a bit luck but he has done that with every team he has managed and second season down they went

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  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Transfer
    I get ya there man,it’ll cut a hole in your pocket with those prices.
    I mean if I could get a cheap flight I’d do it as I’ve a cousin there who’d put me up in his place and he’s got season tickets.

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  • toonicle

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Hater- You know Stoke is right up there at the top of the league in defense right? What world are you living on thinking we could have gotten 6 past them?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #38

    pardrew?

    Is that a joke that’s just too advanced for me?

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Good that we seem to have developed that battling spirit now getting last minute winners and coming from behind something which the big teams do

    Wonder what the team will be on Thursday?!?

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  • beefman13

    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #40

    JP, with respect we have Ben Arfa who has as much talent as anyone in the prem in my opinion, he would have murdered Stoke today, cant wait for the lad to get fully fit and raring to go, yea Campbell got a chance on 85 mins he wopuld not even have been playing if shola had not picked up a knock, he and marv should have been on at 70 mins without doubt.

    It was three points but it was awful to watch for most of it with us doping the same daft corners and crosses as usual, we could have played all day and we were not going to score from open play, great free kick of course by cabaye but hios coprners are so predictable they are meat and drink for opposing centre halfs, Campbell was a secret weapon waiting today to get on, a quick fast thinking player who could have cfreated all sorts of troubles with his one two`s around the box beacuse once he gets clear air its game over, Pardew should not be worried at all about including the lad how ever old he is he is different class fro shola in thought quickness and football ability, Pardew haS TO GET OUIT OF THIS SENIOR OVER YOUNG PLAYER SITUATION AND OLD PALS ACT, IT VERY NEARLY COST US TODAY DAY BEACUSE AT TIMES WE REALLY DID NOT HAVE A CLUE, i love the three poinjts but just beacuse AP made the subs he aint getting any credit of me, they should have been on long long before they were.

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