Bad Night For Newcastle – Beaten 3-0 At Swansea


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Newcastle went down 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium tonight on an off night, when we were second best all night, and the game didn’t start well for Newcastle who looked lackadaisical in the first half and conceded far too much possession to the home side.

Swansea did not make much of the possession they had, and it seemed as though Newcastle were holding their own, but just before half time it was the home side who took the lead, but it was a sloppy goal to concede by Newcastle.

A free kick came in and was partially cleared by the Newcastle defense, but the ball came back across from the left and Tim Krul could only push the ball away, and Nathan Dyer came in and slammed the ball into the back of the net.

After 12 minutes a good Loic Remy header had been well saved by Vorm down to his left, as he did very well to divert the ball for a corner, and Newcastle trie to break fast out of defense, but Swansea were the better side in that first half.

The second half wasn’t much better, and after 66 minutes Mathieu Debuchy scored an own goal, as Swansea broke quickly and Shelvey was clear bearing in on goal, and as Krul came out and actually blocked the shot – but the ball bounced off Debuchy and into the net, it was the Swan’s second goal – and it was a vital goal too.

And the to finish off the scoring Jonjo Shelvey, the former Liverpool player, who had a good game, hit a shot from 25 yards out, and although Krul got to the ball it beat him, and Newcastle came away with a very poor result, and put in a a poor display too.

Just a thought – how come we cannot win games by three goals?

This was maybe a game to forget, but there were some other strange results tonight, Manchester United were beaten 1-0 at home by Everton, and remain behind Newcastle in the league table, Sunderland went down 4-3 at home to Chelsea and remain in bottom place, but Arsenal continued on their merry way with a 2-0 win at home to Hull.

Luis Suarez hit four as Liverpool demolished Chris Hughton’s Norwich side 5-1.

Bottom line on tonight’s game at the Liberty Stadium – a very disappointing end to an excellent four game winning streak. 🙁

Now we have to regroup for Old Trafford, where the pressure will be on the Red Devils, after losing at home 1-0 to Everton – and Alan Pardew is likely to make some changes to the side and give some playing time to some of our other players – who certainly deserve their chance.

Comments welcome.

Teams:

Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Dwight Tiendalli, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (c), Ben Davies; Jose Canas, Jonathan De Guzman; Jonjo Shelvey, Alejandro Pozuelo (Wayne Routledge 84), Pablo Hernandez (Roland Lamah 71); Alvaro Vazquez (Nathan Dyer 29)
Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Neil Taylor, Leon Britton

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 77), Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon (Massadio Haidara 56); Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi (Gabriel Obertan 68), Loic Remy
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi
Referee: Howard Webb

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45 comments so far

  • Yohan Kebab

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #1

    le unpredictables

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #2

    how did dyer manage to out-muscle collo throughout the game, its madness, one step beyond if you ask me

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  • nico

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Anyone understand the subs Pardew made???? what’s wrong with Sammy. How Obertan still gets a game is beyond me!!

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  • nico

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Collo is clearly not with it anymore. Let him go in Jan.

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  • morocco0015

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost..By my reckoning thats Debouchy banned too!!!
    .

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #6

    nico
    Apparently Obertan has been brilliant in training…

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #7

    nico…we haven’t won a game coming from behind all season mate 🙁

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #8

    what making the tea and running erands

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  • JackButler

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Yes it should have been a red but even if the ref had given it, it would not have changed the result.

    The pen was not even a pen.

    Tonight has nothing to do with poor decisions by the Ref, bad luck or any other excuse people can dream up………………………we were simply poor, very, very poor.

    We were overrun in midfield for 90 minutes and failed to do anything about it, if plan A doesn’t work we are knackered as we simply do not have a plan B or a manager capable of thinking on his feet

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Hopefully they leave Obertan in Swansea

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #11

    FFS M.A TIME TO.SPEND… JST FKN GIVE LIVERFOOL 100 MIL.AN GET SAUREZ

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #12

    or he can only do it against his team mates that to me says everything

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Jesper,
    I understand what you are saying but what were his options tonight? Drop Colo for Mbiwa? That isn’t resting a player as Colo has only just come back. Bring Anita in? Fair enough, other than that though? Haidara/Dummet have only just come back from injury and Haidara played on Monday, so not really an option for 90 mins.

    We are about average for number of different players used this season, We have used the same number of players in the league as Swansea, more than Southampton and Everton.

    We were too defensive, which could have been the case whatever the line up. Anyway, I’m off for the night, take it easy mate.

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #14

    With MYM we got clean sheet against chelsea and spurs

    with Collocini, we concede one goal against two average team and 3 goals today

    Should play players based on performance and not on reputation. no one is an automatic selection

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  • manxpie

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #15

    …in modern football you need to use the whole squad when it goes bad and even when it goes great.

    You need to be clever and the the possibilities in the diverse team selection you have. Not just stick to a “winning formula”.

    This has been my problem before this game and still is.

    jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew // Dec 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    manxpie…just stop with this crap and try to grasp what I am saying or leave it be! Either way is fine with me!

    manxpie // Dec 4, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    jesper so who should have started today?
    who deserved to be dropped today?

    jesper that was your opinion right?? that you have said constantly all week? right?

    so i ask you about that opinion and you come back with that above statement!!
    well how about you practice what you preach!!?
    every time you are challenged or asaked a question about your opinion you go of 1 so maybe blogging isn’t your place!!!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Beaten by a Team that had 3 games in 6 days and had many of their first team players out injured.

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  • toonicle

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Colo should never have just walked back into the side, Mbiwa and Williamson were doing just fine. Don’t understand playing Shola instead of Cisse, we could have used Shola rested for ManU this weekend. No idea why we made 2 defensive subs when we’re losing. Bad day today.

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #18

    i say terminate his contract now

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  • Bambams

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #19

    So many bloody pop ups when using my mobile. Ed come on man.

    Thought we might have made more of tonight but this is just typical Toon. Are we a great team or average.

    Still at the end of the day we are top half easily and I would have took this at the beginning of the season.

    Its the same old question. …. Are we half full or half empty ?

    Mike ?

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #20

    cack ,cack and more cack

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  • NUFCarter

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #21

    How come every one else can beat other teams by 3 goals and we struggle to beat anyone by 2?! Pisses me off

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #22

    we was tired

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Group A- Brazil, France, Australia, Italy. Group
    B- Uruguay, Nigeria, USA, Croatia. Group C-
    Argentina, Ghana, Costa Rica, Russia.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #24

    no invention or sound tactical play living on a prayer i just wish it was borrowed time
    theres only one kinnear thank fcuk

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  • manxpie

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #25

    and jesper neither has swansea but maybe your love for laudrup has forgot the swansea part of that stat

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #26

    roy race for manager

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #27

    January window
    Need someone up front to help Remy – looked lost when Shola went off.
    Every team has a bad day and we had a bad day.
    did not look like we were at the races first half
    clawed our way back into the game but were undone by a soft goal.

    Webb didn’t help our cause much either like.

    Munchkin united going to be smarting after getting beat tonight – most likely the TOON that will get the backlash Sat dinnertime

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  • Bambams

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #28

    A colleague of mine who is close to a taxi driver who once changed a tyre for someone who painted Pardew’s fence. Has it on great authority that Colo has demanded to leave in January’s transfer window.
    Dont batter me !
    Just passing on what he has said
    Those who are a little more savvy will read between the lines !!!!

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #29

    stuart no9 // Dec 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    the less said about the first half the better.
    Pardew cant set his team out every week to defend from the off . If you dont attack , you wont score goals., however , beaten by a team who has played 3 games in 6 days. Oh and 1 of them was in europe mr pardew.

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  • coatesy17

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #30

    I dont get why some of you are ripping into the team as much, they out played us yes, but they are a good team! we cant win em all! the subs i thought were spot on, obertan performs well in training! mbiwa for willo because swansea started playing throughballs inbehind us good decision santon clearly had some kind of slight tweak! had remy’s header gone in different game, shola could of had 2, we could(maybe)should of had a penalty or 2, and shelvey should of been sent off… an unlucky second goal to concede too… chill out boys were still higher than most of you thought we would be.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Errmmm Ed you forgot to mention we were ROBBED the points by Webb’s pathetic refereeing. It wasn’t our night, and I guess the positive on the night was Debuchy is playing like a lion, he has really settled into the team now, even though he scored the unfortunate own goal he was still our best man on the pitch.

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  • manxpie

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #32

    toonicle i’m pretty sure our plan was for shola to play 60 then cisse on but that went to pot before the kickoff

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #33

    a game of 2 halves one crap and the other well post what you think

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  • JackButler

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #34

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Well horrible way to end a great run of results but 4 wins in 5 games is still a great points haul

    Sadly (or luckily) i missed the game so can’t really comment, but is the fact we’ve lost that has got people riled up or the manner of the defeat?

    Seems very poor we couldn’t come out of there with a point though, Swansea have been poor at home this season and have a very stretched squad
    Still, were still up there in the league so for me tonight was one of those nights and the team and manager need to go to Manure looking for a reaction, if we get one great if we don’t then it brings up those consistency questions again!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #36

    yo yo -well if you don’t believe the lads were told to sit back what did you see from the game as far as tactics were concerned. You rubbish my impression that we were told to sit back using the spurious devoid of argument comment “You have nothing to support your opinion other than your prejudice against Pardew.”
    Well you have nothing to support your opinion if that’s all you can come up with.
    Plenty on here formed the opinion we sat back.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Awful start of the game, why let Swansea keep posession all first half?! We’ve got a stronger side than them, so why not stand up and get a grip on the game?!

    Terrible game, it’s about tactics rather than team selection. With Cisse (heel) and Ben Arfa (?) not in the Squad, the options were very few in attack…

    And, why Obertan still gets games is beyond me. I see Sunday League players with more self belief, passion and desire every week

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  • manxpie

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #38

    well at least we’re guarenteed a good reffin display at old trafford hey!!!??

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Lilongwe…I don’t think you should take my criticism as being pointed only towards this game in particular or saying he had loads of different options to choose from.

    My criticism is that AP might have used alot of different players this season, but that seems to be in search for a “winning formular” (it has been far more reactive than a proactive approach) – this is my opinion of course 🙂

    I think Laudrup highlight our problems very well – you need to keep it fresh and you new more than one route – we are very predictable and one dimensional, but we can also be great at times.

    Today we were crap – today we ran out of luck and today we got behind (we never come back going behind). It’s not like everything was rosy the four games we went winning – I just think today highlights the point I have been trying to get across (I know you might disagree, but that’s still how I feel 😉 )

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  • manxpie

    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #40

    tads as you’d imagine there’s way over the top reactions lol
    but we held back in the first half and let them play but with no worries really but soft goal to give away at the end
    then the second half we got on top and then webb decided we’d had enough of winning then blew for full time 🙂
    but seriously some shocking decisions! enjoy motd

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