Ameobi Brothers Put Newcastle Through 2-0 – Full Report


Newcastle scraped through in the second round of the Capital One Cup tonight at Morecambe, and it was another good goal from Shola Ameobi after 84 minutes – our first goal of the season – that finally put Newcastle ahead, and then deep into injury time Shola and Sammy combined for Sammy to score Newcastle’s second goal right at the death, to make the score look respectable but this was a rough game for our lads. But we’re through. 😀

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Rom Elliot saving well in the first half

Shola Ameobi was introduced at the beginning of the second half and the 31 year-old made all the difference, as Newcastle’s superior fitness seemed to get them out of trouble, and they increased the pressure on the home side in that second half.

The first half was a completely different affair , with Morecambe the better side, and Newcastle had to thank goalkeeper Rob Elliot for making some good saves to keep Newcastle in the game, as the back four often looked all at sea.

Again Rob had a very good game for Newcastle, and this lad will keep Tim Krul on his toes this season.

But in the end the lads got the job done, and these games are never easy and full credit to Morecambe, who had a record crowd of 5,375 to see the game.

So Newcastle survived and we’re though to the next round and another clean sheet too.

This is how we saw the game as it happened.

The game kicked off and Morecambe took the game to Newcastle from the off.

After 22 minutes Morecambe who were attacking Newcastle had the ball over the line, as a Padraig Amond header was blocked by Sammy Ameobi on the line, and it looked even as though Sammy may have handled the ball – that was close.

Six minutes later Debuchy put in a good right cross and Dan Gosling headed the ball, but it was easily saved by Roche.

After half an hour Newcastle went to sleep, and a ball down the line was collected by Amond, who shot towards goal and Elliot had to make a good save after the Newcastle players thought he was offside.

And then three minutes later it was Elliot again from Amond, who hit the ball from just 12 yards out, and the Newcastle goalkeeper blocked the shot and then punched it away to safety – it was a good job Elliot was awake in goal for the Magpies.

After 35 minutes Bigirimana took a free kick about six yards outside the penalty area,  and the 19 year-old got the ball over the wall and forced Roche to tip the ball over the bar – a good effort from Bigi.

Then on 41 minutes Marveaux was booked as he put in a wild tackle, which looked to be out of complete frustration, as Newcastle were finding it difficult to get going against a lively Morecambe side.

Newcastle started to come more into the game before half time, with a couple of Marveaux corners ,but at the half Morecambe were the better side, and at times Newcastle looked all at sea against the fourth tier English side.

Alan Pardew would need to read the riot act at the half,  for a lackadaisical performance from his side, and but for Rob Elliot , Newcastle would (should) have been behind at the half..

In the second half Shola Ameobi came on in place of Haris Vuckic who had struggled throughout that first half.

And five minutes into the half Shola should have scored when he was through on goal, with only the goalkeeper to beat, but he hit the ball over the bar – Newcastle should have been one nil up.

Dummett made a good run down the left wing but his cross was too easily cleared by the Morecambe defense.

And after 60 minutes Newcastle had another good chance, but Marveaux fired wide from a good position, as Newcastle were starting to get on top, and then Sammy Ameobi tried his luck from distance but shot wide again.

Then a couple of minutes later Shola had a shot which went wide, and then Curtis Good did well to head a dangerous cross well clear of the penalty area, as Newcastle were increasing the pressure.

Ben Arfa was brought on for Yoan Gouffran after 72 minutes.

A good left-wing cross from Paul Dummett was headed just wide by Shola Ameobi, and then Dummett came through and had a good shot that was only just wide.

Both sides were gong for the winner and the game was end to end.

And then Shoal Ameobi scored after 84 minutes, when a quick breakaway caught Morecambe short at the back, and it was Ben Arfa who put a great ball through to Shola who turned on his man and put a beautiful low shot into the corner of the net – another good goal from the big man.

And as Morecambe tried to get the equalizer deep into injury time,  Shola and Sammy combined for Sammy to score Newcastle’s second right at the death to make the score look respectable.

But this was a tough game for Newcastle, but they pout in a good second half display after being decidedly second best in the first half.

In the end the lads got the job done.

Teams:

Morecambe (4-3-3): Barry Roche; Andrew Wright, Andy Parrish, Mark Hughes (c), Tony Diagne; Ryan Williams, Stewart Drummond (Joe Mwasile 88), Andrew Fleming (Alex Kenyon 77); Padraig Amond (Marcus Marshall 57), Jack Sampson, Kevin Ellison
Subs not used: Andreas Arestidou, Robbie Threlfall, Chris McCready, Joe McGee

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (c), Curtis Good, Paul Dummett; Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling; Sammy Ameobi, Haris Vuckic (Shola Ameobi 46), Sylvain Marveaux (Moussa Sissoko 88); Yoan Gouffran (Hatem Ben Arfa 71)
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Davide Santon, Remie Streete, Vurnon Anita

Referee: Mark Haywood



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45 comments so far

  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost

    Tomi might be available…

    Can’t agree with you nufc83, think Gosling is much better than you’re admitting. Just needs chances – and a new contract!

    We won’t be playing these players against Fulham Ochy.

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Leeds at home!

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #3

    newcastle v leeds . should be a corker

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Home dra against Leeds 🙂

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  • toonking

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle leeds

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Home to Leeds in the next round !

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  • toonking

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Sammy ameobi has got to be MOTM

    he was by far the best player on that pitch tonight

    so many were saying marvo did not get enough chances to prove how good he was
    well Sammy today proves that you don’t need too much.
    players use determination.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Might change my name to Pardew the Rotter. Or OhSammyAmeobi.

    If you look at http://www.physioroom.com/news/english_premier_league/epl_injury_table.php it shows Remy and Tiote back for the weekend.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Some tasty games in there
    Utd v Liverpool
    Hammers v Cardiff
    Villa v spurs

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #10

    I bet our next game is on tv aswell

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Might have to make a trip back to Toon for that one.

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  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Christ that was PATHETIC.

    Hoof. Hoof and then Shola for more Hoof.

    Do we actually practice passing in training. Ever?

    HBA got Pardew out of trouble again with two good passes.

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #13

    them balls there using look funny

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Most premier league teams drawing each other, Could it be our year?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Leeds at home. Could have been worse

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Classic NUFC Vs Leeds

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #17

    toon tang

    looks like the ones we must use to practice with

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Man u – liverpool.

    Fcuk me!

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  • DiscoNUFC

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #19

    @14………………………..

    ……………no!

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Fatman Gosling really does have a bad range of passing you can clearly see it when you watch him and he will never spread the play just plays simple 5 yd passes. His ball control is very poor also and he is slow. I would love gosling to be a top player a young english lad at the heart of our midfield but im afraid the lad will be destined for the championship. Compare him to danny guthrie in terms of technical ability and he coudnt lace his boots

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #21

    sage – haahaha

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #22

    And what did I say HBA to come on and win it for us,

    He came on and got 2 assist.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Pardews favourite saying. “make no mistake about it”. I really liked C.Good. Very composed on the ball. Dummett played ok also. Marveaux and Goufrann where pretty poor. HBA changed the game setting up both games.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Yea I dunno, think he’s pretty good as a squad player but I can’t see him starting much for us.

    I agree about Guthrie, really thought we should have kept him.

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #25

    When is the next round played?

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  • Thump

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #26

    kevymartins // Aug 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Most premier league teams drawing each other, Could it be our year?

    You had to f’ing say it, didn’t you? haha

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Goals i mean.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Toon vs Leeds great tie!!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #29

    i’m only back online to vote sammy motm…..get the poll on Ed haha.

    Think the lad was brilliant tonight. Crossing was hit and miss, he also made some mistakes but he never stopped running, showing for the ball and always wanted to beat his man.

    He shocked me against west ham with how much he had improved, still some way to go but nice to see he’s another option now….might not be what we need for a long season but he is showing he is improving.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #30

    toon73

    month from now…last weekend of september

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #31

    On a side note well done Celtic tonight.

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #32

    If sammy could work on getting his head up and delivering into the box then he could be a decent prospect as he certainly causes problems for full backs.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #33

    @Thump the cups are all about luck, You never wonder how the likes off wigan/birmingham walls through to the final? because all the big team cancel eachother out while they walk to the final playing against lower league teams.

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  • jettson1971

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #34

    Well a win is a win
    But we were awful!
    Clean sheet a bonus but we are going to struggle terribly I fear the worst

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  • keeganjr

    Aug 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #35

    i think we are the best team in the world. play the best football there is.. oure squad is big enough for top 4.. hwtl toon toon

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #36

    nufc-83

    agree…he just needs that little composure and to get his head up, make his cross count and he could be very useful this season for us.

    I like him, the games I have seen him this year I have seen him put in more effort than he did last year in total. Good on the lad.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Spurs are going to win the league this season. Reckon it’s between Spurs and Chelsea this season. We need 6 new signings to challenge.

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  • toonking

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #38

    TS
    this year I think should be the year where Sammy starts getting used as a sub most games and possibly even start the odd one or two if Jonas is injured and we still have not brought in another winger

    my team for the Fulham match

    krul
    debuchy_mbiwa_colo_santon
    ___________anita
    HBA______sissoko_____Jonas
    _______cisse_____remy

    subs
    Jonas-Sammy
    cisse-shola/goufran
    sissoko-gosling/marvo

    of course this is all considering that we don’t bring in any more forwards or wingers or a new cabaye.

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  • Toon73

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Thanks TS

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  • Toonbyblood

    Aug 28, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Finally got to watch a full game. Expected Morcombe to go for it in the first 20. Their defence were all over our players, especially Bigi and Gosling. Hence the hoof ball…

    Good move bringing on Shola. Seemed to settled the team. And bringing on Ben Arfa when the game was opening up more another good move.

    Curtis Good looked pretty composed I thought as well. More so that Mbiwa.

    Debuchy. Argh. Looks like he’s a long way from home.
    Marv… I have to say I thought he went looking for the ball a lot more tonight. Didn’t get to do anything special though. But feel he needs to keep playing. And his corners a way better than Cabaye.
    Goofy. Didn’t really get much ball compared to Sammy, who was as good as he was frustrating at times.

    Still for all those little positives, they could have been up 3 nil after 20 minutes.

    Pards out, MA out, doom and gloom, and such like!

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