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St Mirren 0 Newcastle 2 – Full Match Report

10:09 pm, Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 83 Comments

Papiss Cisse was playing his first game of pre-season, and it was the first time we had seen him in the new Wonga shirt, and within three minutes the Senegal striker almost scored.

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Dan Gosling got the ball and then put Cisse through, and when he was just inside the penalty area he mistimed his shot – but of course this man always gets into the positions to score, which is half the battle.

On 11 minutes Cisse gave the ball to Sammy Ameobi and the local lad made good progress down the wing before he cut inside, but the ball was out of play.

And then after 19 minutes Papiss Cisse did score, and he didn’t take long to break his duck, and it was a nice goal from Newcastle.

Cisse fed Sammy Ameobi on the left-wing, and Sammy fed Cisse with an almost perfect return pass, and the number 9 controlled the ball quickly and then hit the ball into the top corner of the net past a helpless David Cornell – pure class from Papiss.

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Papiss Cisse – after scoring

Ameobi was having a very good game down the left-wing, and he got to the bye-line before crossing the ball to Dan Gosling, whose header produced an excellent save Cornell in the St. Mirren goal.

Cornell is a Welsh U21 International and is on a season long loan to St. Mirren from Swansea

And then after 26 minutes Newcastle for their second goal, and it was  French International Mathieu Debuchy who scored.

Soccer - Pre-Season Friendly - St Mirren v Newcastle United - St Mirren Park

Mathieu Debuchy scored after 26 minutes

Debuchy was put through by Vurnon Anita, and he beat the offside trap and finished very nicely with a shot that was  low and hard into the back of the net.

And with 8 minutes to go to half time, former St. Mirren loan player Paul Dummett went very close as he played a pass to Cisse, and got the ball back and hit it well with his left foot, but it was just over the bar – that would have been some goal.

Half time came with Newcastle well on top, dominating the game  and fully deserving their 2-0 advantage.

At the start of the second half Davide Santon came on at right back for goalscorer Mathieu Debuchy, with Paul Dummett continuing at left back.

And just three minutes into the second period Dan Gosling should have had Newcastle’s third goal after good work by Ben Arfa.

The Frenchman got the ball to Davide Santon who crossed nicely from the right-wing, and Gosling should really have buried his header, but he put it over the bar.

Newcastle were playing well and after 53 minutes Coloccini put a good long pass through to Cisse, and Papiss hit the ball first time, but it lacked power and Cornell was able to make the save.

Dan Gosling was showing up well in this game, and on the hour he was involved is two pieces of good play.

He made another good late run into the box to get onto the end of Santon’s cross, and he did well get his shot in but it was blocked.

And then Gosling put a ball through for Cisse but the striker hit his shot wide – but Newcastle were creating plenty of opportunities in this game, which is a good omen.

And a couple of minutes later Dummett gave the ball to Sammy Ameobi, who showed great skill in beating his man, and put over a cross which Gosling just missed as he slid in for the ball, and a defender was able to clear the ball.

After 65 minutes Alan Pardew made four changes and off  went Hatem Ben Arfa, Dan Gosling, Rob Elliot and Papiss Cisse, and on came Yoan Gouffran, Haris Vuckic, Jak Alnwick and Adam Campbell.

And would you believe it but Dummett had another half chance to score after 70 minutes,  when Vuckic got a free-kick and took it himself.

The Slovenian put the ball over  to the far post and it was Dummett who got his head to the ball, but it was a tight angle and the ball went only just wide.

Two minutes later and it was Dummett again trying to score , and this time the Newcastle lad flashed teh ball only just wide – Dummett was again shown up well for Newcastle.

After 75 minutes Alan Pardew brought on local lad – 21 year-old Conor Newton for his first appearance of pre-season, and he replaced Cheick Tiote.

Conor  got a great reception from the appreciative St. Mirren fans, for his outstanding loan spell at the Scottish club earlier this year, and of course he scored the winner in the Scottish League Cup Final against Hearts.

A nice gesture from manager Pardew.

On 83 minutes St. Mirren should really have scored, as Gary Teale set up the chance for Kelly, but he headed the ball wide of the goal.

And the final whistle was blown,  and an easy and rather convincing victory for the Magpies tonight, and we’re sure Alan Pardew will be very happy with some of the performances he saw from some of his players.

St. Mirren (4-4-2): David Cornell; David van Zanten (Jason Naismith 86), Marc McAusland, Jim Goodwin (Darren McGregor 82), Danny Grainger; John McGinn (Kealan Dillon 86), Paul McGowan, Gary Harkins (Anton Brady 82), Gary Teale; Steven Thompson (Sean Kelly 82), Thomas Reilly
Subs not used: Christophe Dilo, Lee Mair, Mo Yaqub, Barry Cuddihy, Jon Scullion, Jordan Stewart

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot (Jak Alnwick 65); Mathieu Debuchy (Davide Santon 46), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Remie Streete 82), Fabricio Coloccini (c) (Mike Williamson 82), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote (Conor Newton 75); Hatem Ben Arfa (Yoan Gouffran 65), Dan Gosling (Haris Vuckic 65), Sammy Ameobi; Papiss Cisse (Adam Campbell 65)
Sub not used: Michael Richardson
Referee: John Beaton

Tags: Friendlies · Match Reports · Newcastle News · Pre-season

83 responses so far ↓

  • 1 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Anyone got any highlights?

  • 2 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    From the last post, beardos I was just thinking the same. Even the Brentford highlights got shown just after 10.

  • 3 Dannyo // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    What are you on about? This was on twitter 2 hours ago, from Lyons club president himself.
    Seems we have another who’s balls have not dropped yet.

  • 4 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    SSN ya p1ss taking b@stards!!!!!
    Mind that baseball player going garaty and smashing up the dug out was pretty funny!!

  • 5 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    @Santon they have been up next on ssn for the last hour n a half.

  • 6 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Dannyo belt up its past your bedtime small inadequate boy.

  • 7 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Good to see gosling play well and get a good run out. There’s still a slight chance he could rediscover that Everton potential he had, all be it a very slim chance.

    Still more likely than Obertan to come good though.

  • 8 Luque // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    it is whose, dannyo, not who’s.

    who’s means “who is”. “seems we have another who is balls have not dropped yet” does not make sense does it?

  • 9 Toon1978 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM


    Yeah, seen that mad base ball player gan mad. Wonder who p1ssed on his chips!

  • 10 Jamiemac // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Oh god listen to you all

  • 11 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Plana you need a hit?

    Someone please get this useless junkie and hit of heroin.

  • 12 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Dunno like but my arse woulda puckered reet up if I was the poor bugger sitting where he started swinging!

  • 13 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Why are you lot entertaining plana? It’s past his bedtime, man.

  • 14 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Ssn has put me in a terrible position, I don’t wanna move from the tv so I don’t miss the highlights but i’m dieing to go make a sandwich 😀 Just hurry up already.

  • 15 Toon1978 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM


    Yeah, he was gan mad. One hit with that bat from him across the bonce would kill ya oot reet lol!

  • 16 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    the film has to go to kodak for processing thats why its late

  • 17 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    @kevy: Run to the kitchen, grab everything, chuck it on the settee and have all of the sandwiches.

  • 18 MacToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Aye jail, what’s up m8?

  • 19 SeanNufc87 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    why doesnt ed follow anyone on twitter? rude.

  • 20 Thump // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Please note: do not include the settee in the sandwich.

  • 21 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Ah kevy the thickest inbred on the blog who’s jokes are himself he knows nothing about anything.

  • 22 Beardosfacedouble // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Toon on SSN or Dogging Tales docu on More 4? Either way, I’ll end up with a keyboard like a plasterer’s radio…

  • 23 Spoof // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

  • 24 WWYCD // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Cisse back in the goals and smiling 🙂 and did Gosling really play well?

  • 25 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Hey lads…

    How did we play I followed online of the nufc site….should have we gone to the jugular after 2:0 though?

    no signs of signings? Man I cant believe its come to a standstill this summer :-/

  • 26 viv // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Kevy do you have a wheelchair?

  • 27 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Damn that goal was sick from Cisse !

  • 28 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Oh FFS they only showed cisse’s goal (cracking goal mind) what about Debuchy’s ffs!

  • 29 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    27 mins in and sky sports only show the Cisse goal, damn it!

  • 30 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    @Viv you again you bellend

    @Plana I’m not even gona start to get kicked out of here, You wanna go add me on facebook or psn kevy_nufc_4_life lets do it over a headset little bitch.

  • 31 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Don’t waste your time lad
    viv is plana
    Plana is jeff
    Jeff is a tw@

  • 32 jonny-intense // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Just got back in after the match and must give plaudits to Gosling. He looked really lively and could got have got a couple; some really nice runs into the box. There was one lovely through ball to Cisse. Everyone got a good run out to be fair but it may have been a bit too easy. I thought St Mirren might have put up a bit more of a fight. A good performance all round but probably a bit flattering for us really. The younger lads did well so hopefully they have a bit of confidence for the forthcoming season. Santon also looked decent down the right. iI looked like it was getting a bit tasty between Debuchy and whoever they had on the left so it was a sensible swap.

  • 33 Goodfella // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Skysports news love dragging things out it means 2 extra hours of viewing from us just to see 2 goals. LOL.

  • 34 plana // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Ha ha! You’ve been watching Green street to much you little sh muck go and make your jam sandwich.

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    @Scotty_Sinclair: A fresh start of new things to come!

  • 36 barelylegaltoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Hey guys long time reader. Casual poster. I live in Essex and am going to my first home Newcastle game in 10 years for the west ham game. I’m not a member and am worried the game will sell out before general sale. Do you believe this will be the case? (3 friends are going in the west ham end and have booked all accom travel and there tickets) so don’t want to drive 500 miles for nothing. Cheers lads

  • 37 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Ed doesn’t need to follow you on twitter
    He’s following you in real life….

  • 38 wynsleap // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Where’s Haidara?

  • 39 luke.r // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Luque. Your not allowed to pick up on someone’s spelling and then spell something wrong in your own post lol

  • 40 jonny-intense // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I’d imagine there’d be tickets available for West Ham. Just join if you are worried though, at least you’d know you’re not going to waste a chunk of money.

  • 41 barelylegaltoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Thanks for the quick reply. How much is the membership. How much is basic membership ?

  • 42 SeanNufc87 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM


    it wont be nought mate! the banter around the pubs is electric on match day. but west ham is probably one of the easier games to get tickets for.

  • 43 nufc7lad // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    did u guys see scott sinclairs tweet? think he might be going out on loan. between us, wba and everton. reckon we should pish the boat out to get him. much better than jonas and marv, with a premiear league goal record of about one in 5 and for a winger thats more than decent

  • 44 barelylegaltoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Oh lads just for your information Scott Sinclair has signed for west ham. David gold announced about 4 hours ago terms agreed for a right sided forward. Ennoying

  • 45 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    aye lets pish oot aal the boats

  • 46 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    an born the bridges

  • 47 jonny-intense // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM


    £30 but it won’t be needed.

    oh well, that’s another one gone!

  • 48 Big Pappa Cissé // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Cisse vs. St. Mirren:

    Very tidy finish.

  • 49 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    AP interview on ssn now ”we love cisse”

  • 50 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    very very tidy

  • 51 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Sinclair will join West Brom, they’ve lost three strikers and he’ll start games there.

    See sky are saying we haven’t withdrawn our offer for gomis so maybe something will happen.

    Gervinho to Roma.

  • 52 Goodfella // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Ssn, did anyone see pardew when asked if annoyed about no signings?

  • 53 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    no what did he do

  • 54 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    No but I’m sure what ever answer he gives he’ll get slated for it!

  • 55 viv // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Kevymartins what Sarine did you throw together ham?

  • 56 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Dont think I have ever really seen Cisse take a touch and hit a shot like that ?

    He normally hits it first time or fluffs it if its a second touch

    Shame we missed out on Sinclair even West Ham showing more ambition than us

  • 57 manxpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    yeah he said he wasn’t frustrated by it but as we’re on a good run it’d be good to get 1 in by the rangers game

  • 58 Goodfella // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    @ 53
    Just looked as tho he didn’t no what to say ( arms squirming all over the place) either he knows something is happening or he was looking for the right answer to give.

  • 59 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    He’s not frustrated, he’s happy with the good squad we have but would like some one in before the rangers game.

  • 60 manxpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    santon did ya miss the peach he scored against swansea game then lol

  • 61 geordie157 // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Reading between the lines Remy is going to join on loan tomorrow.

  • 62 manxpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    goodfella ya couldn’t see his arms!
    stop stiring 🙂

  • 63 Goodfella // Jul 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    @ 54
    Lol your right m8

  • 64 John Tudor // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    sounds about par for the course then
    one or two birdies would not go a miss

  • 65 Jail for Ashley // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Doesn’t look like I’m going off shore tomorrow, I think I’m coming up for that meeting, what time’s it starting and where at ?

  • 66 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM


    Those goals against Swansea were amazing but were they both not 1st time shots?

    He seems to do better when he does not have anytime to think about it if he has to take more than 2 or 3 touches he rarely scores

    Only goals I can think where he has taken a touch where against Liverpool and Villa ? Could be more though

  • 67 santonthenewmaldini // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    I think if we get Remy it will go one of 2 ways he will decide that this is his chance to make his career and work hard scoring some spectacular goals

    OR he will sulk sulk and sulk again and probably get injured

    Ah the joys of being a Toon fan would love it if Pardew got him onside like he got Arfa though those 2 either side of Cisse fully fit would be a thing of beauty

  • 68 Goodfella // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Who’s stirring like he does squirm when asked about no signings, and I also wrote he might know something we don’t.

  • 69 kevymartins // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    @santon he took a touch in the second goal vs swansea where he lobbed vorm, took touches vs liverpool, west brom and a lot more I just can’t think my fav shot was this

  • 70 manxpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    santon yeah i know but neither was tonights he had 2 and the same at swansea lol

  • 71 Ben_BKK // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    manxpie @ 60 – the shot against Swansea was 1st time

  • 72 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Debs upfront with Cisse, striker issue sorted!!!

  • 73 manxpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    goodfella i was only messin but tbf he only itched his arm lol

  • 74 Goodfella // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Aye m8 looks shifty to me tho lol

  • 75 northernirishtoon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Superb ball from Anita for debuchys goal. Hope Anita proves the hype this year.

  • 76 Goodfella // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    @ 75
    Agree mate hope he gets more chances this season, really like Anita (good player)

  • 77 manxpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    ben nah it weren’t mate he takes a touch then chips it in the top corner i remember it well absolute stunner!

  • 78 Blaydon-Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    @santon Cisse first goal away to Chelsea was touch and then wallop but his second was pure classssssss

  • 79 MacToon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    The Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd from 6:30pm – 8:30pm Jail.
    Meeting from 5 in the Percy beer garden with a few others. I’ll be with some people selling shirts in the meeting, should be easy to spot us lol

  • 80 Toon Avenger // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Does anyone find it a tad coincidental that the club have yet to unveil a signing to parade around St James Park and are yet to release the new home shirt?

    It’s almost as if we are waiting for on or the other as I doubt they’d show a new signing with the away top at home or last seasons shirt.

  • 81 Uncertain Toon // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Tis only pre season against pish opposition, but a couple of wins on the bounce is good for their confidence in each other. Should give Rangers a good old spanking. Hope Braga give us a good game cos that should be the starting 11 for Citeh.

  • 82 manxpie // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    northernirish he needs to with the world cup coming up i feel pardew will pick the players on form this season so all the players need to step up

  • 83 Ben_BKK // Jul 30, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Ah sorry you’re right, it’s just a lot less of a touch so I’d forgotten haha, he sort of slightly cushions it with his first touch before hitting it. It seemed like it was hardly a touch compared to this one, if you know what I mean, which is why I thought it was first time!

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