St Mirren 0 Newcastle 2 – Full Match Report


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.

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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



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83 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone got any highlights?

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  • geordie157

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #2

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

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #3

    @plana
    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.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4

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

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #5

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

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  • plana

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Dannyo belt up its past your bedtime small inadequate boy.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #7

    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.

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  • Luque

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #8

    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?

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #9

    toonarmydownsouth

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

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  • Jamiemac

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh god listen to you all

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Plana you need a hit?

    Someone please get this useless junkie and hit of heroin.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Toon1978
    Dunno like but my arse woulda puckered reet up if I was the poor bugger sitting where he started swinging!

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  • Thump

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #13

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

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #14

    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.

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #15

    toonarmydownsouth

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

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #16

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

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  • Thump

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #17

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

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  • MacToon

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Aye jail, what’s up m8?

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #19

    why doesnt ed follow anyone on twitter? rude.

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  • Thump

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #20

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

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  • plana

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #21

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

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  • Beardosfacedouble

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #22

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

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  • WWYCD

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #24

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

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #25

    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 :-/

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  • viv

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Kevy do you have a wheelchair?

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Damn that goal was sick from Cisse !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #28

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

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  • geordie157

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #29

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

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #30

    @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.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #31

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

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  • jonny-intense

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #32

    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.

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  • Goodfella

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #33

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

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  • plana

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #34

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

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #35

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

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  • barelylegaltoon

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #36

    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

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #37

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

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  • wynsleap

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #38

    Where’s Haidara?

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  • luke.r

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #39

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

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  • jonny-intense

    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #40

    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.

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