Newcastle Have Great 2-1 Win At Villa Park


In what was a good display by Newcastle with  goals from Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran that gave Newcastle all 3 points this afternoon at Villa Park, for the second season running,  and now the Magpies have 7 points from our  first four games in the league – a good start.

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Moussa Sissoko in action this afternoon

Newcastle went ahead with a goal made by Loic Remy in the first half as he got to the byline on the left and put the ball across,  and  Ben Arfa swept the ball home after 18 minutes, but in the second half  Bentake headed the ball home after 67 minutes, when Tim Krul came for the cross but got nowhere near the ball.

But then more Ben Arfa magic put Newcastle ahead after 73 minutes, when his shot was only parried by Brad Guzan and Gouffran who had copme on as a substitute for Remy, swept the ball home – and then Newcastle were able to hold out and put in a good performance this afternoon at Villa Park.

The Magpies had more chances to score and in particular Cisse was set up by a terrific cross from Gouffran, but with a free header the Senegal man put the ball into the side netting.

It was an excellent 3 points this afternoon – make no mistake about that.

This is how we saw the game.

Newcastle made a good start to this game and attacked Villa from the first whistle and the 3-2-2 formation seemed to be working well with Loic Remy prominent on the left wing in his first start.

After 18 minutes Newcastle went ahead with a good gal and it was the impressive Loic Remy who made the goals as he got the ball on the left wing, and he went past his man to the bye  line and pulled it back and the loose ball was swept home by Ben Arfa for his second goal in two games.

As half time approached Aston Villa started to get into the game and after Yanga-Mbiwa then made an excellent block from Benteke as the striker shot at goal.

Just before half time Villa had a couple of half chances, and the first was a right wing cross came over and Krul could only flap at it, and Clarke had a decent chance but he hit the side netting.

And then Weimann had a decent chance when a quick Villa counter attack caught Newcastle short at the back, but he shot wide, and really should have done better.

In added time Sissoko, who was having a good game, put a beautiful pass out to Cabaye on the right and Cabaye’s cross shot was only just wide and ben Arfa wasn’t far from the ball.

At half time Newcastle deserved their one goal advantage but there were signs that Villa were coming more into the game.

Aston Villa started the second half in a different gear and attacked Newcastle and after 55 minutes Gabriel Agbonlahor missed an open goal.

It was a horrible miss  as the ball came across from the right wing, and  he only had to put the ball into the net, but he hit the ball wide of Krul’s left hand post – huge let-off for Newcastle.

And then after an hour Ben Arfa cut in from the right wing and unleashed a terrific shot which Brad Guzan tuned around the post, and Gouffran replaced Remy after 63 minutes – and it was a good first outing for Remy.

And then Ben Afa on the right wing sent over a cross that was saved from going out by Gouffran and Newcastle almost had a second goal as the Frenchmen cut the ball back but the shot was blocked by Villa.

And after 67 minutes Aston Villa equalized and it was when a cross came in from the right wing, and Benteke headed the ball into the goal as Krul came for the cross but got nowhere near the ball.

And would you believe it but Yoan Gouffran scored Newcastle’s s second after 73 minutes, and it was that man Ben Arfa again who set it up with another great run down the right wing, and he cut in again and his shot was only parried by Guzan, and Gouffran hit the rebound into the back of the net.

Almost immediately Cheick Tiote came on for Vurnon Anita, and the Dutchman had another solid game for Newcastle this afternoon.

Ben Arfa’s was a thorn in Villa’s side this afternoon,  as he made another run, this time on the left wing and Newcastle got a corner, which was cleared.

After 78 minutes Cisse had a decent chance set up by Gouffran as the Frenchman found him with a good right wing cross but Cisse headed into the side netting – that was a good chance lost, and Cisse really should have done a lot better.

And then on 80 minutes Fabian Delph had a great shop which whizzed just outside Krul’s left hand post, and five minutes later Ben Arfa got into the box and appears to be fouled by Vlaar but the referee waved play on, as the game was end to end.

But Newcastle were able to play out this game, and they still threatened at the end of the game and it was that ben Arfa again – what a player this lad is becoming at Newcastle United. 😀

Teams:

Aston Villa (4-3-3): Brad Guzan; Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar (c), Jores Okore (Ciaran Clark 30), Antonio Luna; Karim El Ahmadi (Libor Kozak 67), Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph; Gabriel Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Andreas Weimann
Subs not used: Jed Steer, Yacouba Sylla, Aleksandar Tonev, Leandro Bacuna, Nicklas Helenius

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita (Cheick Tiote 74), Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye; Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Loic Remy (Yoan Gouffran 63)
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi
Referee: Mike Dean



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41 comments so far

  • MrToon

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Any one fancy coming to OV? I fancy a stroll through it myself.

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  • NUFCarter

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Excellent. Same lineup next week Pardew.
    HBA is unstoppable motm for me 🙂 . Bloody nervous when AVFC scored – Krul was suicidal.
    But Gouffran was top class when he came on and tidied the match up.
    I can’t remember the last time Newcastle were so patient on the ball with such lovely passing.
    Debuchy, especially sissoko and Ben Arfa, Anita, Gouffran, Remy, Collocini and Yanga were a breath of fresh and just brilliant.

    AND even better sunderland get Furked over again. Great day

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  • Mint

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Mint!

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  • Goodfella

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Great result that should give the boys a huge lift.

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  • MosesNUFC

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed you’re getting too excited look at your spelling mistakes! But a great win, especially against villa AT villa, it reminded me a bit of how we were playing in 11/12! HTL

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  • jamesnufc86

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Ha ha the commentator on my stream went ” if Newcastle are thinking of going forward , just give to Ben arfa, he’ll do the test ” !!! What a sensational performance

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  • FAU

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #7

    17 attempts on goal 8 TARGET!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NEWCASTLE UNITED!!!!!!! I love HBA, he’s genius. Remy has made the difference, Remember against west ham? We keep attacking from right,and end up one on ongoal target lol. Not like today, we attack from centre(sisso),left(remy) and from right(GOD) .
    HOWAY THE LADS!!!

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  • MosesNUFC

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #8

    NUFCarter damn it! I wasn’t gonna look at the sunderland score i wanted to wait till MOTD to see them get thrashed!

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  • toon-mali

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #9

    good score and a good score should stick with this team apart from a straight swop for Cisse and Goufran Cisse is not like before he needs to be shown there is competition there

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  • jamesnufc86

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #10

    *rest, kind of degrades my post now

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  • Jzargo

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #11

    good win

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Ben Arfa was outstanding

    Big credit to Santon and Debuchy they stopped Villa getting much joy

    Bar an error in the Benteke goal we handled them well and was good to see Colo and Mbiwa deal with the aerial threat only really have Stoke out of the teams with a big brick up front to deal with now

    Some of our passing today especially in the 1st half was excellent we kept possession well which meant Villa fans getting angry near perfect away performance

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  • believeintoon

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Fantastic Performance!!
    Great starting 11,great substitutes,great attacking football.
    Everyone,including the subs,played fantastic.

    Villa came back strongly in the 2nd half but we bounced back from it strongly as well.
    Little bit of switch off at the start of the second half.
    And we need to make the defence much more tight and strong because we had couple of dangerous moments.
    But anyway,I was so delighted and satisfied!!

    I also I’m delighted to get the first away win early this season because we really had to wait long for it last season.
    I REALLY hope this great attacking football will continue through the season.
    Come on Pardew!! Give us an entertaining team and a strong season!! HWTL!!

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  • hugotoon

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #14

    ^Very true was a performance where we could have folded at 1-1 but had enough composure to continue playing good football and grind out the result.

    That starting 11 is capable of a top 8 finish, but Cisse continued to be the weak link, always the option of Remy up top and Gouffran starting wide left and that would be a very pacey front 3!

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #15

    HBA could have easily gotten a penalty that was a yellow card and a penalty in my book pushed the ground!!!

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  • DENIro

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #16

    The best possible team for the future:
    ………………KRUL………………
    ………..YMB………COLO……….
    DEBUCHY………………SANTON

    .SISSOKO…ANITA…GUTIERREZ

    …B.ARFA……………..…REMY…
    ………….GOUFFRAN…………….

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  • jamesnufc86

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m watching MOTD for a change !!! Good times !! Lets give Pardew some credit too , Goofy was stomping , Benny a monster yuyeeeessssss

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  • croftus5678

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #18

    i was always one of cisse’s biggest critics as i wanted to keep ba instead of cisse (not cisse’s fault though) and cisse is a good striker and in fairness was never any good at anything else i.e. passing/vision/positioning ect.

    i think our club is responsible for his downfall and lack of form tbh by relying on him far too much ! sadly although he will get some form back at some point i doubt he will ever be the same as he was in the first season.

    imo we need a different kind of striker now as our team seems more comfortable with a remy/goofy type striker and even a gomis/benteke (strong type) maybe be more use than cisse type.

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  • MosesNUFC

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #19

    believeintoon i agree mate, the team is starting to really gel and the lack of new signings may help the players not just in motivating but showing that they are top players and can help us return to the top 6

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  • CramlingtonMag

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Couldn’t have been happier with the way we approached this game! Generally moved the ball about well and even looked composed when keeping possession towards the end of the match. HBA is an even bigger threat when we have other dangerous players on the pitch.
    Delighted to see us not playing 442 with Shola starting.

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  • NUFCarter

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #21

    We actually had 2 good halves. although we were a bit edgy in the first 20 of the second

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  • TorqToon

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #22

    How long until some of the usual suspects attempt to pick our win apart and pull the blog down. Don’t let it happen lads!!

    Cracking display. HBA by far the star, but debs, Anita, Remy and yanga were superb!

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  • lesh

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Great result and Pardew seems to have been surprisingly cavalier with his approach to an away game. Ah but, one swallow and all that.

    Amusing to see that Allardyce has likened Carroll’s foot injury to one suffered by ballerinas! Nice one Sam.

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  • Noah Another Ameobi

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #24

    322? we were so good that we only needed 7 men

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  • Toon1978

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Was that NUFC i seen play actual Football. OMG, we were absolute class. Blew my socks.

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  • leeb1982

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #26

    much much much better today remy gives us the balance when ba was out wide. cisse must go. but all in all it was a good performance. start of second half was a bit negative but i suppose ur never gonna b on top for 90 mins. HBA was fantastic

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  • jamesnufc86

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #27

    Anita was the unsung hero today also , what a tidy player he is, kept things simple and kept us ticking, I don’t think I’ve been this happy over a win in ages, we’re a bloody good team lads with everyone fit, I’m getting carried away

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  • NUFCarter

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    We are joint fourth lads! Lets get that champions league spot. 🙂

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #29

    That last move from Cissoko was brilliant cant believe Cisse binned it…..he needs a psychologist ASAP

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  • Bambams

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #30

    I am over the moon with this result and I thought we would struggle to get a draw.

    Been at work all day so did not get a chance to watch….. BUT MOTD !!!!!!

    5UNDER1AND first game on probably
    followed by TOON’s …… oh yes !

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  • Jarra

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Superb Team performance. I am fortunate to live over seas and see every match live. An outstanding team performance great tactics from Pardew the formation a very positive 4 2 1 3 on the attack and when defending dropped off to a 442. Work rate was excellent running off the ball and yes it was a huge team effort, however in that team was one Ben Arfa best performance in a Black and white shirt for me and should of been awarded a penalty late on.
    So for me thats the bench mark for me we have the capability to do really well. so Mr Pardew more of the same for me sir and you will get my support. Go back to holding on and you will have to go as you have shown what this group of players can do.
    Well done feeling great tonight thank you.

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  • NUFCarter

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #32

    when ever ramsay scores a goal, doesn’t a celebrity seem to die in the next week…..?

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  • manxpie

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #33

    torq good to see ya back great result wasn’t it and i can’t wait to see the season arfa might have
    i seen people havin a go at pards for his comments after the fulham game against arfa but from wat i was watching he was absolutley right!
    arfa has the ability to assist and score and the second half for fulham and today shows pards comments to be totally right

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  • lesh

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Pardew out………. Of his rut?

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  • josh

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Well this is strange. Another win and the comment box isn’t filled with people crying or calling for pardews head. What the hell is ben3arfa going to do? Was pardew dressed properly today? Was his hair a mess? We better rally round for something to give him lads if not he may spontaneously combust.

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  • Generic Commenter

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #36

    That was a great performance. This team can go places without injuries. cisse needs his confidence back, if he gets his form back we could beat anyone!

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Newcastle are in dire trouble, we’ve not strengthened and other teams have like Norwich, Southampton and Villa….oh wait, have we stopped doom-mongering now that our supposedly understrength squad with our supposed inept clueless manager put in a very good performance away from home against a Villa team that outplayed Arsenal and more than matched Chelsea blow for blow?

    We judge on performances and results. Two wins a draw and a loss to potential champions is a good start in my book. Its early days and I’ll judge the squads potential after another 6 games, but Im pleased so far.

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  • toonluvva

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Great result.

    But who are these hustling, eager players in Black & White shirts, and what happened to our players from last season?

    Only joking, keep up the good work though!

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  • kira13th

    Sep 14, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #39

    I think Sammy was played in 88 minute….Didn’t he??

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  • usmagpie

    Sep 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Ok, Ok, Ok, Ok, Yes we are annoyed at the lack of spending in the Summer and I for one was saying we are screwed. BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT I have to admit we are looking not to bad. Yes it was at Villa but they beat Arsenal 3 -1 so they can play. And of course the biggest ICING ON THE CAKE was Sunderland getting there bottoms spanked at Home. Thank you Newcastle and Arsenal for making this Geordie a happy man this weekend. Howay the Lads!!!!!!!!!

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