Newcastle’s Shocking And Embarrassing 3-0 Loss To Sunderland


This was the worst possible result for Newcastle and the the 3-0 loss to Sunderland this afternoon does nothing for our relegation safety at all, and makes our goal difference a terrible -17.

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

Papiss Cisse in action this afternoon
And with 91% of readers in our poll expecting a win this afternoon – make no mistake about it – this was the worst loss in Alan Pardew’s tenure at Newcastle – and he should realize that.

This was the first Sunderland win against Newcastle since October 25th of 2008 – our relegation season – when we lost 2-1 at the Stadium of Light.

And this was a stunning win for Sunderland and a catastrophic loss for Newcastle – and makes a mockery of us talking about moving up the league and being a top six side next season.

Goals from Stephane Sessegnon (28), Andrew Johnson (74) and David Vaughan (82) gave Sunderland the win they needed so much – and I for one – didn’t see this coming at all – but our defense is again a big weakness and of course we’ve lost goalkeeper Tim Krul with injury.

And this is Sunderland’s first win in 10 games, after previously drawing only three of the previous nine and losing the rest – – and they scored only 7 goals in those previous 9 games, but got three against the Newcastle side this afternoon.

It’s also the second time in the last three league games that we have lost to a side below us in the league table.

This is a humbling and embarrassing loss for Newcastle United.

The game was fairly even in the first 20 minutes or so but then Sessegnon scored with a shot that crept in just inside Tim Krul’s right hand post – and then Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet made two excellent saves from Cisse to keep the Black Cats on top.

But Sunderland should probably have doubled their lead just before half time when Krul did very well to somehow parry Cuellar’s header, and wondered where our defenders were – they were nowhere near the Sunderland center-back – that’s for sure.

It was 1-0 at the break – and Alan Pardew brough on Shola Ameobi at half time.

But then Tim Krul was injured 10 minutes into the second half, and he has an injured shoulder – and it doesn’t look very good.

Rob Elliot came on for Tim and Newcastle came at Sunderland but Mignolet was in top form to keep out a Cisse effort, and then Cisse had the ball in the back of the net – but the linesman flagged for offside.

And then Ben Arfa was brought on and he had a wonderful chance to equalize for Newcastle but the Frenchman headed over – when it was much easier to score.

Newcastle were pressing forward and looking for the equalizer, but then would you believe it – Sunderland scored again, when they caught Newcastle short at the back – and it was Sunderland-born Adam Johnson who took the ball down the wing, but then he cut inside and sent a tremendous strike past Elliot.

And then they even got a third goal when Sessegnon broke through and sent a pass to substitute Vaughan, and the former Blackpool player put the ball high into the back of net.

And the demolition of Newcastle was complete – and Newcastle had their chances in the game – and a combination of bad luck and poor finishing had Sunderland hold Newcastle scoreless – and this defeat is going to be very hard to take.

And we are not safe yet from relegation either, and we are away to West Brom on Saturday, and remember we’ve won only one game on the road all season in the league.

The lads let the supporters down big time this afternoon – the display wasn’t too bad – but the result is unbelievably bad – and it will be interesting to hear what Alan Pardew has to say about this shocking defeat.

And you can bet your life that Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias will be far from happy with this result, as they know what this game means to both sets of supporters.

This is Sunderland’s biggest win against Newcastle since 1979 – when they beat us 4-1 at St. James’ Park on 24th February – it’s that bad.

I’m just completely stunned and will having humble pie and chips soon – maybe I’ll wash it down with a bottle of strong (very strong)  wine.

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul (Rob Elliot 57); Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Jonas Gutierrez; Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (c) (Hatem Ben Arfa 63); Sylvain Marveaux, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran (Shola Ameobi 46); Papiss Cisse
Subs not used: Massadio Haidara, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Adam Campbell

Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Simon Mignolet; Phil Bardsley (Jack Colback 54), Carlos Cuellar (Kader Mangane 71), John O’Shea (c), Danny Rose; Alfred N’Diaye, Sebastian Larsson; Adam Johnson, Stephane Sessegnon, James McClean (David Vaughan 65); Danny Graham
Subs not used: Kieren Westwood, Matthew Kilgallon, Jordan Laidler, Mikael Mandron

Referee: Howard Webb (Yorkshire)
Bookings: Newcastle – Gouffran (24), Cisse (43), Taylor (45); Sunderland – Rose (37)



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97 comments so far

  • toonking

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #1

    what i would say is bring back carroll and start playing a 4-1-3-2/ 2-3-3-2 system like this
    ________mbiwa__saylor__
    debuchy______sissoko____hairdara
    marvo______cabaye________HBA
    ______carroll______cisse
    what i believe then is each and every player can help each other out both attacking and defensive

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  • thebionicMAG

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #2

    What’s the similarity between Newcastle United and Barcelona (after just signing Cristiano Ronaldo)?

    Pardew would fcuk that teams season up too…

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Ibiza

    1 or 2 mistakes every so often is down to the player.

    1 or 2 mistakes every game is down to the manager.

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  • daztoon

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Just move Marv behind Cisse the lad is wasted on the wing and Anita keeps the flow going,Tiote slows us down

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  • Sazzer

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #5

    We need a new coach just to sign players that would have been interest to sign last year. Bring in De Boer and let him take few Ajax players with him.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Spot on Beattie

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  • newcastle10

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #7

    That was absolutely SHOCKING!! we are going backwards under Pardew he does not know how to get the best out of the players that we have.all he does is play long ball bypassing our creative midfield players. what kind of a manager plays a centre defensive midfielder left wing its absolutely disgracefull!! we have no spark in the way we play. we cannot score from set pieces we cannot create chances for our stikers and we cannot link up play which begs me to question what we do on the training field. and as for the defence very poor. look at southampton they changed their manager they improved same with sunderland. we need a manager that goes to win games. he plays cabaye far too deep he would be more benefical further up the field with sissoko dropping back. if pardew was managing barcelona he would have them mid table. PARDEW OUT i hope ashley was at the game today. selling out 156 k in 3 games we deserve way better then that crap we are getting on the field. and for the people blaming the players pardew is the one that sets out the players he motivates them and tells them what they should do pardew has to go

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  • do the hatem shake

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #8

    first thing cisse is not the 20 goal a season man he played dreadful again

    guti is showing us why he is shit out of position all the time cant cross the list goes summer clear out

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Ha ha ha

    Pardew blaming the Europa league

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  • manxpie

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #10

    beattie the fact is since you’ve come back on the blog you’ve only slated pardew and its his fault no matter wat!
    so tell me when this season pardews had his full squad to choose from and then had that for a run of games?
    we didn’t play well today i agree but the players are as much to blame today easily, staylor was shocking as was cabeye n tiote n guti had an absolute shocker!
    tell me how 1 man is culpable for that apart from picking them i’d actually add debuchy to that so where’s the replacements that would have done so so much better??
    and who’s the pardew replacement beattie?

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Parduh has brought shame and humiliation upon the toon today. Only one remedy for his incompetence. MA knows what needs to be done

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #12

    As i said last night if we cant beat that sorry lot down the road we DESERVE to go down !We made them look like world beaters hardly got near them the whole game

    Today was one of the worst performances I have ever seen from the Toon there was no passion, players never knew what they are doing we deserved to lose as they should have had about 2 or 3 penalties and Gouffran should have walked as well

    Pardew has to go in the summer if he is lucky enough to keep us up cant see how we are going to get the points needed as Wigan will probably win their 2 games in hand which will put us right up against it

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Beattie…Is it that simple? Thanks for clearing it up for me 🙂

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  • kevymartins

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #14

    @Bambams we don’t think were better than what we actually are it’s just are players are miss used and seem to be very low on confidence in the premier league.

    Judging by the way the unwashed played today it looks like my local sunday league team could have beat us…Picture if we play like that with remy & co coming at us …

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  • BandB

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #15

    Beattie @99 last thread.

    That’s horribly close to the truth. There perhaps isn’t quite the cushion between a cosy costs-balancing 10th and absolute disaster that some around this club some to think.

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #16

    How can anyone watch the continued garbage, see all the facts figures and stats and listen the garbage he spouts and still defend this man?

    He is a person that we feel a warmth to because he is honest and tries his best. That though isn’t enough. You can give 100% but of you are not good enough then that’s it.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Swapping two players around is the not problem.

    If the problem was that simple, it would not have cost us about 9 PL places and the worst defeat suffered in my lifetimes of supporting Newcastle.

    Hopefully the fact that I’m usually so level headed means that this carries more weight, but I’d be very unhappy to see Pardew start next season as Newcastle United manager.

    If there is one job that a Newcastle manager has, it’s to get more than ONE point from Sunderland in a season – especially when they’ve got one of the worst teams I can remember.

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  • internationaltoon

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Terrible substitutions by Pardew and bad luck for not getting the goal – would have changed the game imo. Having said that, the goals were almost unstoppable.

    But did Ameobi touch the ball? Why was Gouffran taken off? Did Gutierrez get one pass right? Need a replacement for him soon.

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  • seasons

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #19

    still say you cant go from manager of the year to being utter crap in one year but also think de boer would be a cracking decision

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #20

    possible replacements for Pardummy:

    1. Redknapp (bigger club, better players and fans than QPR)
    2. Jean Tigana (if he’s still interested in the game)
    3. Rafa Benitez
    4. My Grandma (anyone would be a step up to Pardumb)
    5. Your grandma (see 4 above)

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t think we play long ball with pardew now, we are much better with the new boys. What we lack is getting players forward. If you play as deep as we do you need pace either side and through the middle to counter quickly, we dont have pace with running or pace with passing the ball quickly, everything takes too long.

    If you don’t have pace you need to lay higher up so when you win the ball you are closer to the goal and don’t need to be as quick, can exploit the gaps there and then.

    I said in jan, and all season, i’d judge pardew end of the year and probably give him another. But not only have we not improved since the initial couple games, we have gone backward with the players we have, sissoko and gouff mainly look a shadow of their former selves. I know other teams know more about them but its only been a couple months, they shoud still have the surprise factor abut them.

    Today was gutless, and whilst I hold Pardew responsible as he is the gaffer, the players also let him down big time. Forget tactics, formations, positions, etc they should be showing a hell of a lot more pride and fight than they did.

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  • Markaccus

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Hahahaha look at all the babies blaming pardew and having tantrums. Pick your toys up and your dummies, you naughty children.

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  • toonking

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #23

    manxpie
    at this minute our stongest starting11 should be almost filled the only one still missing is colo but the other by now should be debuchy mambiwa/saylor haidaira cabaye HBA sissoko marvo jonas/goufran and cisse who were all availible for today.

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  • kevymartins

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Harry redknapp will be out of a job soon..But that is one person we do not want…getting relegated is better than going bust

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Hasn’t De Boer just come out and said he would like to manage Man City? Do we really think he would be coming to Newcastle?

    I have said before, if we can get in a top top manager that would be taking us forward, then as always, yes we should upgrade. If not, then I still say why? Maybe certain aspects of a new manager will be better than Pardew, but some wont. If we’re going to replace him it must be with better imo.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Also this thing about Pardew having a full squad that was as close to full strength as a team he could have put out!!Yet all of the players look like they have only just met and its not the 1st time this season we were just as bad before all the injuries struck so he cant use injuries as an excuse we should have a way of playing that when someone new comes in they know what they are doing but we dont have that

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  • toonbrother

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Redknapp is 10X better than Pardunce. This is a fact.

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  • Paps

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #28

    Have had time to calm down. One thing i have noticed this season is that the players have not been playing badly. I cant fault the effort but pards needs to go. Think we need to give him a little while. IF we stay up, give him 10 games tops at the start of next season tops.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #29

    again beattie tell me who’s better suited a team that played a week ago with a full weeks preperation or a team thats played a massive game 3 days before?
    its not rocket science like but just another excuse for you and the other slaters to have a go!
    not much of a supporter tbh are ya!?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #30

    beaattie

    You could argue Pardew is much like danny simpson. Solid, reliable, has the odd mistake in him…good going back but cannot go forward, not even willing to try (although simmo has tried getting forward in recent weeks, so fair play).

    He’ll keep you in the league but won’t take you on.

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  • kevymartins

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Where is mick mccarthy-Ian halloway-steve bruce these days ? not that any off them would get near are club.

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  • Markaccus

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Toonbrother… Redknapp?!?! After getting financial stability youd have that horrible crook? Take your tablets ffs

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  • Footballwatch

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #33

    If you wish you can always watch the game in full and its highlights on http://www.footballwatch.net/team/137

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #34

    toonbrother

    Making really stupid puns kind of detracts from anything else you say :/

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  • BandB

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Markaccus

    Can you describe at which point you might begin to feel even vaguely disappointed?

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  • thebionicMAG

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Ashley needs a HUGE signing…not a player… Jose. It would be his biggest challenge ever, a one that would elevate him higher than Keegan if he won us the premiership or the FA cup.

    And before you say we cannot afford him, the real question is can we afford not to have him? Also Ashley can afford him, its just whether he’s prepared to spend the money or not.

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  • El Tino

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #37

    If we lose to the scousers, im joining the pardew out brigade. we ve got some winnable away matches. have to improve our away results.

    scum pretty much have to play everyone around them and i can see them going down. A half decent manager will shut down sessegnon n guard against johnson cutting in and they have nothing. they re not gna score frm long range every week.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #38

    bionicMAG

    I think you need a lie down.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #39

    gutted

    i hate pardew , and all his butt lovers

    you must not like football id you support him

    my team is nufc, not pardew ,

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  • MosesNUFC

    Apr 14, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #40

    This is a terrible loss, but we’ve still got to stick behind pardew till the end of the season.But most of this wasn’t pardew’s fault. yes he set the team up wrong, but we had a goal offside that should of been a goal. before the game everyone was rimlikcing di canio which ruined the game for us. Jonas is a terrible player got to be shipped out. If we do manage to get 13th-10th, then pardew should stay, if not get in moyes or blanc. A tactician, something that pardew failed on today.

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