Even though Loic Remy put Newcastle United ahead twice in the first half, and the Magpies had completely dominated the game in the first 20 minutes, some poor defending from Newcastle led to some sloppy goals being conceded, and Newcastle lost this game 3-2, and it was not a good day at the office today, especially for the Newcastle defense.
Loic Remy – hit two goals for Newcastle – could have had a hat-trick
The defense has been Newcastle’s weakness in the last couple of seasons, and after dominating the game and Loic Remy scoring a nice header, Hull got a goal out of nothing after 26 minutes, with almost their first chance of the game, when Brady hit the ball past Krul.
Loic Remy then scored a nice goal just before half time to give Newcastle a 2-1 interval lead, but a couple of minutes into the second half, Ahmed Elmohamady rose high to a left wing free kick and headed the ball home, with not one Newcastle defender anywhere near him.
And then a fantastic goal for Hull after 76 minutes won the game, and it was again out of nothing, when a seemingly harmless left wing cross was hit on the volley superbly by Aluko with his left foot, and the ball flew into the back of the net.
And while Newcastle tried to get an equalizer it didn’t come although in the first minute of the five minutes added time Loic Remy had a glorious chance to equalize, when he had an open goal from five yards out, but put the ball wide.
Newcastle looked a very good side in the first half of the first half, but some lax defensive play had us concede three goals, and Alan Pardew will need to do a lot more work on the defense, after this rather shaky display.
This has taken the wind out of Newcastle’s sails, but going forward we looked a good side, especially in the first half, but the defense looked shaky throughout this game.
This is how we saw the game – as it happened.
Newcastle started the game like a steam train and were passing the wall around nucleic and it was after 11 minutes that the almost inevitable goal came for Newcastle when Sissoko crossed from the right wing, and Cisse miss-hit the ball back into the center, and after one bounce it was Loic Remy who headed the ball nicely into the net.
And it was all Newcastle as they dominated the game with Hull in their half most the time, but then Hull had a chance when Danny Graham headed the ball downwards into an empty net.
But somehow Tim Krul was able to save it, and it was scrambled away but then Hull came straight back, and the Newcastle defense had not regrouped.
And it was Grady down the left wing who hammered the ball into the back of the net – and Alan Pardew will not have been happy at all with Newcastle ’s defending and it was 1-1 as Hull scored completely against the run of play.
And Hull started to come back into the game after their goal, and they looked a decent attacking force with the Newcastle defense looking a little shaky.
On 35 minutes Danny Graham found himself straight through the middle, but Coloccini got a tackle in and was able to clear the ball – good play by the captain.
It was a lot more even with Hull now giving a good account of themselves as Newcastle tried to get going again.
But then just before half time from a Newcastle attack down the left when Cabaye had a shot which seemed to come back off Cisse and it rolled to Remy just outside penalty box, and the Frenchman hit the ball beautifully first time into the back of the net.
It was his second goal of the game, and the crowd went wild, as the Frenchman was having some game for the Magpies.
Half time came with Newcastle ahead but Hull showed they could be dangerous, and they seemed to be attacking down their left wing and targeting Mathieu Debuchy, but Newcastle will need to be more solid in defense, and not leak any more poor goals.
Just three minutes into the second half a free kick from the left wing from Brady was headed into the net by Ahmed Elmohamady, and there was not one Newcastle player who even challenged for the ball – more schoolboy defending by Newcastle, and this will be a worry to the Newcastle manager. It’s 2-2.
After 61 minutes Cabaye had to come off injured and he was replaced by Yoan Gouffran, and it was an even game and with 20 minutes to go, it was anybody’s game. On 72 minutes the ineffective Papiss Cisse was replaced by Marveaux.
After 76 minutes Aluko scored a fabulous goal, when he hit a ball on the volley from a left wing cross, that gave Tim Krul no chance, and amazingly Newcastle had conceded three goals against the newly promoted side.
After 86 minutes Check Tiote came on for Mathieu Debuchy, as Hull seemed to be seeing out this game fairly easily, as Newcastle were finding it difficult to penetrate a solid Hull defense.
And in the first minute of five minutes of added time Loic Remy had an open goal to shoot at from just six yards out, but somehow he shot the ball wide of the mark – a terrible miss and it would have been his hat-trick and given Newcastle a point.
But it wasn’t to be, and Hull could even have been the better side over the full 90 minutes.
This is the third time Hull have played at St. James’ Park and they have won every time.
It’s a very poor result to be beaten at home by Hull City, and while we looked good in the first 30 minutes of the game, the performance overall was only mediocre.
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy (Cheick Tiote 86), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye (Yoan Gouffran 62); Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse (Sylvain Marveaux 74), Loic Remy
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi
Hull City (4-5-1): Allan McGregor; Ahmed Elmohamady, Curtis Davies (c), James Chester, Liam Rosenior; Sone Aluko, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Stephen Quinn (George Boyd 64), Robbie Brady (David Meyler 74); Danny Graham (Yannick Sagbo 84)
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Alex Bruce, Abdoulaye Faye, Nick Proschwitz
Referee: Martin Atkinson
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