10 Man Newcastle Go Down At West Brom To Late Penalty

Newcastle started the new year in the same way we finished 2013 – by losing 1-0 – but this game at the Hawthorns was turned on its head after 62 minutes, when Mathieu Debuchy received a straight red card for what was adjudged to have been a two footed tackle on Claudio Yacob, although referee Lee Mason’s decision seemed very harsh.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United - The Hawthorns

Fabrico Coloccini in action today

And it wasn’t until the 87th minute that West Brom scored, when Saido Berahino scored form the penalty spot after Vydra had been brought by Krul  after rounding the Newcastle goalkeeper.

So it’s two defeats in a row, and we’re bound the get the doom and gloomers back – but we were unlucky today, but it’s not good to lose two games in a row – although Sunderland lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa, just to cheer you up just a little bit.

And the Premier League referees are affecting too many games with their sending offs – as they did in our favor against Stoke City, and what needs to be clarified is when a tackle in now illegal and when a tackle is a red card offense – it’s certainly not clear these days.

Newcastle were playing in their yellow Brazil like strips and got off to a decent start at the Hawthorns this afternoon, with the teams seemingly evenly matched.

There were very few chances created in the first by either side, although the two best chances went to the home side – and one of them was on 16 minutes when former Sunderland player Sessegnon just missed getting to a left wing cross as he slid in for the ball.

And after 27 minutes Yohan Cabaye had a decent chance when Mike Williamson headed the ball down to him in the penalty are but Yohan shot side – and that was a good chance.

After 44 minutes the best chance of the half came for West Brom, but Nicolas Anelka missed it, and it was more good play from Morgan Amalfitano (Romain’s older brother) as he rounded Gouffran and cut the ball back – but Alelka hit the ball over the bar from just four yards out.

Amalfitano was the danger man for West Brom, and he was causing some problem down West Brom’s right wing.

Half time came after one minute of injury time and the sides were level 0-0 in what was an even game, and Alan Pardew was seen talking to Ben Arfa just before the half so maybe the Frenchman will come on at the start of the second half.

Sure enough Ben Arfa came on in the second half and that the day for Yoan Gouffran.

But the game was turned on it’s head after 62 minutes when Mathiue Debuchy was sent off – for what Lee Mason adjudged to have been a two footed tackle on Claudio Yacob –  and it seemed to us an extremely harsh decision on the Newcastle right back – but to make things worse he will now miss the next three games.

And three minutes later Coloccini limped off with what seemed to be an injury – and we haven’t had many injuries this season – so far.

And after Newcastle seemed to have been able to doggedly survive with just 10 men, we gave have away a penalty when Vydra was brought down by the goalkeeper after going around Tim Krul, and with just three minutes remaining in the game. 🙁

Berahino struck the penalty  home, and unfortunately it was another poor result for Newcastle, but not too bad a performance.


West Brom (4-2-3-1): Ben Foster; Billy Jones (Saido Berahino 46), Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Liam Ridgewell; Youssouf Mulumbu, Caludio Yacob; Morgan Amalfitano, Stephane Sessegnon (Matej Vydra 78), Chris Brunt (c); Nicolas Anelka (Zoltan Gera 88)
Substitutes: Boaz Myhill, Diego Lugano, James Morrison, Shane Long

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c) (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 65), Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Yoan Gouffran (Hatem Ben Arfa 46), Shola Ameobi (Massadio Haidara 76), Loic Remy
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse

Referee: Lee Mason

23 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Joe Kinnear wont sign us any players this window either.

    talk about the sweetest job in the world,doing sh1te all for a years salary out of fat Ashleys pocket.

    gosh some scumbags have it easy in life

  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Man City up next… easy peasy.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Ashley’s pocket? More like club’s money and in some cases more than the players.

  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Was important to get something today with having City next up in a league game. Pards not to blame today, players were to blame. Even Cabaye was a crock of sh1t. Probably put PSG off lol.

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    yep there u go … pardew is clearly brown nosing him since he knows kinnear is ashleys man and will only keep his job if he sucks up to that old piece of trash

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki…I know we have had this discussion about what you would want from an att. fullback and I know we haven’t come to an agreement, but for mist parts I am very pleased with both Santon and Debuchy ????

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #7


  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #8

    …my problem with Newcastle is somewhere else mate ????

  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Wouldnt hold ya breath for many signings either and even if we do make signings we never rush to spend anything.

  • Our Toon

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #10

    How is pards not to blame for today? We got max pts playing 451 away from home and today he changes that formation!! Consistently picks Shola ahead of players like HBA who was MOTM against Stoke then dropped for next 2 games!! I read that fans on here are talking of tiredness which is laughable because WBA have come through some amount of matches!! We haven’t used our squad!!

  • bills-son

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11

    This blog will go into meltdown if we lose our third Prem game in a row to City.

    S h i t e will get a hammering on keyboards.

  • jordijohnty

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #12

    8th is where we are and 8th is where we will stay in may. In august we would have been well happy with that.Galling to think we are not that far behind the teams competing for the champions league spots

  • Nufc-83

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Does anyone else think that Remy is so overhyped and the only reason we need him so badly is because our other st’s are totally useless. I honesltly think we have one of the worst strikeforce’s in the league. On Remy he has great finishing technique but that is all i can see that he has???? When he first came i thought he had bags of pace which is what we have needed since the bellamy days yet he is actually average and the only defender i have actually seen him go by is mertasacker which i could do tbh. He is poor with his back to goal and cant hold the play up well so the only position he should be in is a wide left position which he played today. For this i would rather have a trcky winger who can provide for the central st (even though we do not have one capable of mentioning) that can also chip in with goals. We are in desperate need of a striker that can lead the line and hold play up under pressure as Ameobi would be lucky to play for a lower championship team let alone a team in top half of prem!!

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Well after all of our good work it looks like it will be 3 defeats on the bounce .

    Today showed we desperately need investment as Shola is just not good enough at all .

  • Our Toon

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Fans agree that HBA shouldn’t be playing because they prefer babysitters aka fullback babysitters, yet after 20/30mins these same fans start ranting that HBA should be playing!!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #16

    So Bills…you don’t think it is okay to criticize when both performance and setup is not good enough or you just don’t think it is alright to criticize at all?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Our Toon…on that subject I have given up!

    …not worth the headache 😉

  • jimiley

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #18

    We need some fresh legs. JONAS is the answer.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 1, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Our Toon
    Who was ranting he should be starting???
    Absolutely nobody
    Who’s saying bring him on, a fair few, why? It’s a called an impact sub ffs, you know a vital part of the game, every team wants a game changer on the bench, especially away from home

    Starting to think it’s actually the Benny fanboys that p1ss people off about HBA than HBA himself!!!

  • Our Toon

    Jan 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #20


    It’s beyond belief mate, if pards came out and told us that that pigs can fly the majority would believe him!! HBA should be starting ahead of most in our team!! The only name ahead of him in an attacking sense should be Cabaye!! Defensive wingers we must be the only club that believe in this rubbish!!

  • Our Toon

    Jan 1, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #21


    Impact sub after 20mins? Try starting the game changer and have Shola as the impact sub!!

  • tommiH

    Jan 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #22

    one of THOES days!!!
    putt our sh*t together ! we started so good then it turn out to be a disaster.

  • stephen1971

    Jan 1, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #23

    an alright performance ? you must of been watching a different game to me ed, the amount of times we gave the ball away was shocking, one of the worst performances of the season imo, even cabaye had a one to forget today, we can,t blame it on tiredness coz all the teams have been playing the same amount of games, we,re having a good season so far but today we got a taste of reality, again by a lower team


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