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Brilliant Tim Krul The Star In Shock 1-0 Win At Spurs

2:30 pm, Sunday, November 10th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

Newcastle got another famous win this afternoon at White Hart Lane, through a nice Loic Remy goal after only 13 minutes, and then the lads held out in the second half as Tottenham came full force at the Magpies to try to get the equalizer, and it was only some fabulous goalkeeping by Dutch International Tim Krul that preserved the clean sheet for Newcastle and a second win in succession by Newcastle.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United - White Hart Lane.

Loic Remy after scoring Newcastle’s goal after 13 minutes – unlucky for some

The game was very tight in the first half with Newcastle playing some nice football, wearing their Brazilian-like strips for the first time, and the lads went ahead after 13 minutes through that man Loic Remy again.

And it was a terrific through ball from Yoan Gouffran that found the French striker free on goal, and he went around goalkeeper Brad Friedel before putting the ball in the back of the net.

The game was fairly even at the half, with Newcastle still ahead thanks to one magnificent Tim Krul save after 30 minutes from a Delgado header from an Eriksen free-kick.

A truly world-class save from the goalkeeper as he somehow clawed the ball away diving to his right.

And in the second half Tottenham came at Newcastle full force, and four minutes into the half Krul made another good save – when Townsend pulled the ball back to Eriksen, and he side-footed the ball into the goal – but Krul stopped it somehow with his trailing leg, before big Mike Williamson booted the ball clear.

And then a Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free kick was deflected and Krul saved it right on the line, after at first going the wrong way, and then Mbiwa-Yanga, who had another good game at the back, yanked the ball away from two Spurs players for a corner – an unbelievable escape by Newcastle.

The Dutch International was in inspired form in the Newcastle goal this afternoon.

Moussa Sissoko then made one of his powerhouse runs down the right and the Frenchman hit a good cross shot that Friedel saved.

Tottenham continued to come at Newcastle, with our defense again standing up well to the pressure, and ten minutes from time Krul made another super save – this time form Brazilian Paulinho and he then saved the follow-up from Dawson.

Newcastle were hanging on with a spirited performance in the second half, as they came under the cosh – but they held out for a second consecutive win and clean sheet, with Tim Krul having one of his best games ever in the Newcastle goal.

We had a bit of luck today – no doubt about it – but when you play like we did today – you deserve the rub of the green.

Bottom line – another terrific win for the lads, and another very good performance.

We’re proud of them – for the second game in a row. :D

Teams:

Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson (c), Vlad Chiriches (Younes Kaboul 46), Jan Vertonghen; Paulinho, Mousa Dembele (Sandro 46); Andros Townsend, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson (Jermain Defoe 69); Roberto Soldado
Subs not used: Heurelho Gomes, Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran (Gabriel Obertan 84); Shola Ameobi (Vurnon Anita 59), Loic Remy (Papiss Cisse 74)
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Fabricio Coloccini, Sammy Ameobi, Hatem Ben Arfa
Referee: Chris Foy



Tags: Match Reports · Newcastle News · Premier League · Tim Krul



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33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 the bloody geordie // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    …king krul forever…

  • 2 89Norcal // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    When Debuchy comes back surely we can fit Hatem back in the side? Maybe give him a mid-week match at least because it would be hard on Gouffran to bench him. I would like to see our 4-3-3 in full flow again even if we havent done bad with the 4-4-2

  • 3 TorqToon // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Bills son – Well said, my friend.

    Pardew deserves a lot of credit for his selection today, and the spirit he has forged in this side. He has got them playing for eachother, isn’t afraid to drop under performing players, and hisan management is spot on.

    We can all dislike Ashley for how he treats us the fans, but this constant slagging of pardew, especially when he is showing he is doing a great job, is tiresome and boring.

    Well done, Pards!

  • 4 Graeme // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    A superb win – 3 points from WHL is no laughing matter, although havent stopped chuckling since the whistle lol.

    The better team took the 3 points after a really good 2nd half performance. Krull and the back four were worth every penny today, they earned it.

    Just a shame the unwashed are leading Shitty 1-0!!

  • 5 Yohan Kebab // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    who is Delgado Ed haha??

    I think eventually our best back line will look like

    Debuchy Willo Colo Mbiwa

  • 6 Big Pappa Cissé // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    7 points from Liverpool, Spurs & Chelsea and only conceding two goals . Brilliant stuff .

    Just makes you think if Gouffran scored against West Ham, we beat Hull after leading and got a point at Sunderland we would have had 24 points .

    17 is still good and Pardew deserves credit even from me one of his biggest critics .

    I think one of the main reasons for our success lately is Pardew using 4-4-2 as I don’t think he knows how to use other systems effectively . I would still like to see Shola dropped for Anita and then using a 4-1-4-1 but at the end of the day why change a winning team ? .

  • 7 toonking // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    norcal

    why but would you want to drop a midfield which has made it much easier to keep the defence well organised and allows debuchy to get forward, for a player who is so selfish greedy and gives very little work rate.

    so many games already have shown a total different team without HBA if he wants to get into the team he should be made to earn it like tiote willo and goufran have did.

  • 8 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Torq…I am happy with the three points mate no need to worry – are you getting the idea I am not just because I didn’t think this was a nobel performance and the steal of the season?

    …Torq is wasn’t great…it was actually quite bad, no shame in admitting that – I am not dellusional

    Maybe you should read tads comments…not just today but generally – a disrectfull little twat!!!

  • 9 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    EMBARRASING, what a shocking performence. The best display from a newcastle keeper i have seen , however , it had to be . 10-1 would have been a fair result, with no complains- if that is what we have to look forward to , god help us.Pardew has not got a clue,I hope for his sake krul plays like that ebery game- coz if thats his tactics, hes going to have to,
    It was premier league v 3rd division in an FA cup 3rd round tie fairy tale story- not prem v prem in the prem, shocking PARDEW OUT

  • 10 toonbrother // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Back four vs Norwich

    Anita…Willo…Yanga…Santoon

  • 11 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Torq
    Can you help me here, was trying to make a point before chelski that sissoko had actually played a lot of football on the right for France and some games for Toulouse so this wasn’t a fair criticism of pards for playing him there?
    Bills
    For once, I’m in complete agreement with you! Great to see isn’t it!

  • 12 Yohan Kebab // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Tim Krul was my favourite player before this match, now my love for him is stratospheric

    please never leave <3

    having said that barca will be looking for a new keeper soon…

  • 13 Graeme // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    YK @ 4 – Thats not a bad back four either. I just hope, if M’Biwa is to LB, we buy a damn good CB in January as Collo is on his last legs and Taylor isnt his replacement!!

  • 14 toonbrother // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    hopefully coloshittys first team days are over! Clean sheets do not lie

  • 15 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Ah typical jesp trying to drag others into your battle!
    Today was the only time I’ve told you to do one, the other times I’ve just said your missing the point being made, as always
    And yeah no respect for fans like you who’s fist thought is too whine after a result like that it’s embarrassing

  • 16 toonking // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    stuart why not just get lost like the rest of those neggars this should be total positive because 3 games in a row has seen a much better team performance

  • 17 TorqToon // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Stuart – the only embarrassment is you, mate! Sorry to say.

    Tads – That’s correct my friend. He player nearly all of his last season in France on the wide right. He was very effective there. And also for France, due to their abundance of false wingers who constantly drift into the centre of the park, he found himself wide right and more than held his own.

    I figured this was common knowledge?

  • 18 JAMSHA // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    OHHHHHHH WAIT AN PLEASE DNT CHANGE THE CAPTIAN… LET TIOTE BE THE LEADER

  • 19 OhSholaAmeobi // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    remember when we used to be awful against london teams…uri geller…haha.

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Kebab
    Krul was simply phenomenal today, he’s been shaky for me in a few games but today? Wow
    Watched the game in my local with my nipper and a few mates (all spuds fans) it’s fair to say that as toon fans we got a few looks at the whistle!!
    But the spuds fans couldn’t believe it and one or two begrudgingly admitted they deserved nout!

  • 21 Offkey // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    That is how we played when we finished 5th, I really dont mind as long as the results come our way. Brave performance, loved it..

  • 22 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Torq
    Thank you! Was begging to think I was flogging a dead horse with that one!
    Common knowledge it defiantly is not!
    The lad has been immense there, for me he’s keeping benny out the team

  • 23 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Offkey
    Well said mate

  • 24 Slank // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    89Norcal

    At the moment Ben Arfa doesn’t fit into the team. He doesn’t do enough in supporting his fullback in particular and the rest of the team in general. Goofy and Sissoko have nailed down the two wide spots.

  • 25 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Thankgod we are getting a bit of consistency.

    It’s been up and down so far but we have turned a corner.

    A draw with Liverpool with 10 men.

    A win against Chelsea.

    A win away to Spurs.

    We are showing some good signs and are really on the up now. Since that second half at Everton we are looking a decent side.

    Pardew is the right man for the job for me he does a decent job with very little backing from upstairs. We are a mid-table outfit and thats all our owner wants. Pardew can see us through this phase for me, if we ever aspire to more like being a top six club then he will need to be upgraded.

    Happy with how the players have stepped up when injuries have occured, carry on lads, more of the same please. Hust keep this consistency up and we will have a good season.

  • 26 toonarmydownsouth // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    OhSholaAmeobi
    Thought your namesake put on a cracking shift again today, defiantly proving his worth atm and doing his role very well

  • 27 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    ‘well done pards’ someone said ? i dont get it, we got a good hiding , never got a kick in the second half, goalkeeper made 12 or mor world class saves- why did krul have to make all those saves?? work that one out for yourselves.
    What exactly was pards tactics ? anyone know ? I think his half time team talk must have been ‘ right lads , 1-0 up , keep it tight at the back, and if you cant , dont worry coz tim is going to have the game of his life in the 2nd half,If they do manage to split the defence open , – dont worry coz tim is going to make about 12 outstanding saves in this 2nd half so dont panic. There may come a point in the 2nd half when we may get a breakaway- but tim , stay alert , coz i’m not having that, we can win this game with these tactics lads, and stop laughing , if tim produces the best display seen in the prem for many a year , we can do it.
    IF they were his tactics , i take my hat off to him, otherwise – PARDEW MUST GO,

  • 28 Jammydodger // Nov 10, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Stuart . . . . .shhh, would you rather we played like barca and lost . . . .

    Brilliant win! Yes the goal was pebble dashed for the second half but regardless a clean sheet was kept. Due to the more than worthy MOM Mr Krul. The team showed grit and a sense of actually playing as a team . . . which is nice

    Pardew, nailed it! tottenham played a high line so he played to get in behind it, until Sandro came on we had the run of the midfield even with only 2 mid compared to their 3.

    Remy i wish we could sign him and i hope that if we keep cabaye it will be a sign of intent over jan and hopefully he can influence remy on wanting to come here.

    Also as blasphemous as this is sunderland for the win . . .! or draw , they willl go up to 10 points therefore 17th place . . . . Whoop de dooo basil! whereas city still remain only two point ahead of us, and if arsenal beat united so by the end of the weekend we will be two point behind city and level with united . . . . .pardew out hey stuart !

    Also someone mentioned this earlier , if we had beat the scum and hull which both on paper were games we should have taken we would be 3rd

    Haven’t posted for about 2 years or more . . .quite exhilarating HWTL!

  • 29 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Tork toon — explain

  • 30 stuart no9 // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    toonking –‘should be positive’ the only positive thing to come out of this is , if krul hadnt been in goal , it would have been 10 . explain to me , what is brill;iant about that, ashleys done a job on you mate hasnt he ?

  • 31 Toon-Prodigy // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Stuart?

    How can you be so down and negative on the back of this run?

    We have just kept two clean sheets against two very good football teams. Two teams who are alot more ambitious than ours and with alot more talent in their squads.

    Pardew is turning the corner and without the injuries and extra games last season brought us he is proving he can get the results. He is no tactical genius, but so what, the man is getting results and that’s all his job is at NUFC.

    Give the bloke a break. If you can’t enjoy the moments like this what is the point? The bloke deserves credit when it’s due and right now he is doing well.

    It’s not the way to hate on a manager when he is doing well.

    Pardew was never the real problem at this football club. He’s not perfect but right now he is getting the job done and I couldn’t be happier for the bloke.

    Well done everyone connected to NUFC.

  • 32 Offkey // Nov 10, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Have to agree wit Toon-Prodigy. If it was up to me Pards would have been sacked last season but I cant find it in me to call for it now after the last couple of wins and the current elation Im feeling.

  • 33 karasu // Nov 10, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Imo, our play is actually very poor. Any possession we’ve got we gave it away almost immediately through misplaced passes, throw ins and goal kicks.

    Our defensive play is actually really shocking too. Tim had to make 14 saves, with most Spurs shots whizzing past the gaps our defenders left. It almost feels like 21 (11 spurs + 10 mags) vs 1 (tim).




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