Fulham Manager Martin Jol – All Credit To Newcastle

Newcastle got the job done in the second half with a dominant display – and the only question was if Newcastle could get the winner, and Papiss Cisse did after three minutes of stoppage time afer Newcastle had hit the cross-bar once and the post twice.

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Papiss Cisse confronts a frenzied Alan Pardew after the goal

After the game Alan Pardew talked about the financial implications of Newcastle staying in the Premier League this season:

“The financial implications and the implications for the fans made it a very special goal.” “You could not put a price on it. But you play to the last kick – just look at Manchester City’s goal last season that won the league.”

“It was a fantastic goal to lift it over the centre-half and score like that. It was a big moment because we all know the pressure we were under.” “We looked nervous and tired in the first half and we lacked composure.”

“But that last period got the crowd involved. That’s why we clinched it.”

Newcastle were ordinary in the first half and looked a little uncoordinated and we lost Davide Santon to a hamstring injury after 17 minutes and that could see the Italian International out for several months.

Fulham manager Martin Jol was disappointed but magnanimous in defeat:

“That was hard to take, but all credit to Newcastle.”

This emotional win sets up the next two games against Benfica on Thursday night and Sunderland next Sunday, and with another two sold-out St. James’ Park crowds, – it seems anything is possible.

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38 comments so far

  • 89Norcal

    Apr 8, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #1

    I think people are being harsh on Cisse. Sure he had a lackluster game overall but that goal was entirely self made and got us the 3 points.

    Of course Wigan had to go and draw QPR and keep Scum above the drop… 🙂

  • lesh

    Apr 8, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Fussy got a darned important goal and it got us 3 very valuable points.

    I wonder if, when pards referred go playing to the last kick was an oblique and naughty sleight at Rednapp and QPR. Ho hum, that was a good result for us too.

  • lesh

    Apr 8, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Fussy = Cissie. Micky Mouse fone can’t spell!

  • Jackel001

    Apr 8, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #4


    Yeah I saw that, he’s a NUFC fan, has been since a little nipper! Would absolultey love him to grace St James’ with the black and white shirt but think he’s too old for MA!

  • beefman13

    Apr 8, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #5

    AP, the crowd got involved because the players started taking risks and pushing forward, no more so than Marveaux, just attack the box at the toon and the crowd go bananas!

  • dazza

    Apr 8, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Cabaye meant that as a pass…

  • toonLYF

    Apr 8, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Yeah Berbatov is probably just happy to see a no.9 doing great things in a Newcastle shirt, as Shearer is his all time hero and lead to him supporting Newcastle. So the story goes…

  • p

    Apr 8, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    Comment #8

    I think this quote is a bit misleading. According to reports I have read he continued with…

    they kept coming at us but we felt we could have come away with 3 points

    That’s bollox if you ask me. I only saw the last 30 mins but Fulham increasingly looked as though they could not be arsed.

    They just did not close us down and gave us loads of time on the ball.

    On Cisse, he is a frustrating guy but, when the chips are down, he often pops up and saves wor bacon.

    That goal has likely sealed premier league status. At the very least, it’s puts us one game away from it.

    With a raft of players coming back over the next few weeks, we should get some further momentum.

  • p

    Apr 8, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes, Mr Jol, toon 20 shots on goal, Fulham 5.

  • Guj NUFC

    Apr 8, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Where are the Pardew bashers? Oh right they only comment on a part time basis. Fantastic win today, real morale boost for the upcoming 2 home games, I can see us winning 2-1 against Benfica, I don’t think we will progress as I think they are too good of an opposition especially if we are pressing for a goal, very good on the counter. 4-0 win vs the scum, Steven Taylor with a goal 😉
    On Papiss- his tweet after the game
    “@CissePapiss: Very good game today, thank you fans for ur support. We did it last minute again hahaha next time we try and win sooner hahaha”

    You can tell this man breathes football, a quality finisher and his goal was superb technique. Lay off him- he may score a hat trick vs the mackems 🙂

  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 8, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #11

    We are lucky to have a striker like cisse playing for us. So many fools were bashing him before halftime yesterday. He works so hard upfront if he had better luck could have gotten a hattrick. Most of his rescue goals for us was crafted by himself.

    He’s not very dependant on supply which makes him lethal.

  • Korzic

    Apr 8, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    Comment #12

    There are plenty of worse habits to have than last gasp winners.

  • 2_goal_tino

    Apr 8, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #13

    The thing I loved about yesterday is that you saw the players cared. This is perhaps best typified by Simpson. He’s probably leaving in the summer, very much backup now and has received abuse all season. But in the video of Pardew’s celebration you can see that he has run from the bench down the touchline, thrown of his subjackt and is genuinely happy.

  • bills-son

    Apr 8, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #14

    What many fans are ignoring is that Fulham played very well yesterday. They were organised, kept possession very well and were a constant threat on the break especially. The fact that we kept them down to five shots on target shows how well we defended as a team. Krul’s save from Berbatov and M’biwa’s block on Ruiz were both brilliant and Rodallega’s failure to control Berbatov’s superb pass were all massive in giving us the chance to win in the last minute instead of grabbing a draw.

    Fans criticising our first half performance seem to think that we should dominate games for 90 minutes – that rarely happens and never against a team as well organised and confident as Fulham were yesterday.

    I thought it was a tremendous, gutsy, never say die performance from every single player with Guti, Sissoko, Simpson, Marv and Cisse especially giving their all.

    When the going gets tough you need the tough to get going and the lads did that yesterday. Hats off to Pardew as well for a brilliant move in putting Guti at left back, he was sensational defending and going forward.

    When you consider that Colo, Santon for most of the game, Debuchy, Tiote and HBA weren’t playing it really puts that result and performance into perspective. Well done and HWTL.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 8, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Hope the
    Jonas and the Simpson knockers give them some credit for yesterday’s result
    Jonas by man of the match
    followed by Simpson and Marvo
    and Pardew’s for showing his emotions to the team and its supporters

  • saxonfenken

    Apr 8, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #16

    Well said , I could not agree more with everything you have written

  • Bambams

    Apr 8, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #17

    I was not at the match and as i have said it frustrates the hell out of me listening on the radio so i just have Sky Sports Football on and read all the blogs on here for updates.

    I watched Football First and MOTD2 last night and unless i was watching another game i thought we played well, very well.

    Some of the blogs yesterday had me thinking we were hanging on throughout, not from what i watched. Some of the one touch passing, Marv. Goufran, Maps, Cisse were playing very well. Yes Cisse hit the post but it came to hime so quickly, maybe he should of squared the ball to Marv if i am honest.

    Thought Fulham were well organised and played well but we were the better team and deserved the points.


  • Bambams

    Apr 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #18

    the part of squaring ball to marv was earlier than when he hit post, typing error.

  • carl

    Apr 8, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Thank goodness Pardew took the tactical, bills-son route to victory rather than the Beefman gung ho Sunday morning pub version.

  • cyprus

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #20

    What a game and what a way to win! Who was MOM? I went for Jonas, but Marveaux, Krul, Simpson, Anita (and others) had very good games. Hitting the post twice AND after a handball seemed to be a bad sign.
    Can we get 4 more points? Yes, for sure.

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #21

    I agree…..Simmo was actually great in the game his crossing has vastly improved feel kind of sorry for the dude if he has to go.

  • carl

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #22

    Leaving SJP before a Papiss Cisse last minute winning goal is too good for Ashley.

  • cyprus

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #23

    People have been overly cruel to Simpson. He did help us get promoted following below average spells there by the Taylors, he did save us plenty of points with goal line clearances, he does play with passion. Definitely would give him a decent contract and keep him in the squad. If he leaves, I honestly wish him well.

  • TorqToon

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #24

    Morning gents!

    Anybody else still on cloud 9???

    Looking forward to securing premier league status by beating the makems next week! Sandwiched in between that, a nice 2-0 win to secure a semi final spot in Europe…

    If Carlsberg made footballing week’s….


  • carl

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #25

    Good to see that a number of the doomsayers seem to have had a conversion on the way to Damascus moment. I understand that the FA are considering bringing in bookings for Coaches that rip their shirts off.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #26

    I thought that it was the best team performance we have put in for a long time, sissoko looked at home in the middle next to cabs before being forced to go behind PDC. I was nervous before the game and knew it was going to be tight as fulham are a good organised side berba was going off it with his teammates yesterday which was good to see because it means we were doing things right for a change.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #27

    Hes di canios dad
    Hes di canios daaaaaaad
    Adolf hitler
    Hes di canios dad

  • cyprus

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #28


    Last couple of minutes worth the watch!

    I’ve been critical about some of AP’s decisions, but that celebration was priceless. Glad for him and the players.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Apr 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #29

    How comical where the mackem goals they have to be the worst 3 goals you have ever seen in 1 game you just cant help but laugh when you see them.

  • carl

    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #30

    42Mister Tuff // Apr 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    TDS @41 -well yes we had some bad luck during the game -but towards the end I’m sure everyone thought it was going to be a 0 – 0 draw – it looked like we were never going to score so for us to get the rub of the green in the final minutes I think was a bit lucky (compared to the lack of luck this season) -we did keep going though which was a good point.
    Mr Tuff
    Cisse has rather made a habit of scoring in the last few minutes to win the game.! Hardly the outpourings of a fan almost a disgruntled response. You’ve been on the doomsayers dark side for far too long why not revert to the light and start enjoying the good times.

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #31

    Amazing what 3 points and some fighting spirit can do for perspective.

    The battle isn’t over yet, but at least the majority are all fighting for the same thing.


    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #32

    Barclays Premier League 2012/13 :
    Newcastle United vs. Sunderland Live
    Sun, Apr 14 04:25PM (Star Sports) India


    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #33

    UEFA Europa League 2012/13 : Quarter
    Final: Newcastle vs. Benfica Live
    Fri, Apr 12 12:30AM (Ten Sports) India

  • jeff

    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #34

    I am Jeff.Born a leader.Gonna one day manager this toon Army to the top.One step at a time.

  • carl

    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #35

    We gave a very assured controlled performance against a good well organised side. Remember Fulham won recently 1-0 at Spurs. There was a sense of nervousness stemming from the crowd early on and Berbatov showed glimpses of his class which didn’t help the mood. In the second half there was more precision in our play with Marveaux dominating our attacking play. We kept a higher line and created a number of good chances. If you look at the stats you’ll see how much we dominated. Excellent team performance with Pardew’s tactics spot on.
    What were you saying about Jol in a coma outsmarting Pardew?
    Time to hibernate again !

  • carl

    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #36

    Ibizatoon- Back By Popular Demand.
    Good to see the blue sky thinking has returned to the blog. Makes for an enjoyable day in prospect for you know you .

  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #37

    Carl…I said before the game that whilst the 3 points were huge for safety, the fans really needed something to believe in again.

    Game on!

  • tooninspain

    Apr 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #38

    Good for you Jeff. The first thing you need to do is make sure you don’t skip school.


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