Third Defeat In Six Days Ensures Newcastle Are Out Of FA Cup


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For the third time in four seasons under Alan Pardew, Newcastle have been eliminated at the very first attempt in the third round of the FA Cup, and after going ahead with a goal from Papiss Cisse after 61 minutes, 4th bottom of the league Cardiff City came back with goals from Craig Noone and Campbell to score an unlikely win at St. James’ Park, in a game we thought initially was a good draw for the Magpies.

And that’s three defeats in a row in just six days, and two defeats in a row at St. James’ Park, and after winning seven of nine league games, which now seems a distant memory.

We reached the 4th round of the competition two years ago, when we somehow managed to beat Blackburn at home, and that’s when Ben Arfa scored that wonderful solo goal, but our record is really pathetic in the FA Cup over the last few seasons.

We suppose we can now concentrate on the Premier League – but of course we have no choice after a team that had won only one of their last 10 games has triumphed over Newcastle.

The game kicked off and after 9 minutes is seemed that Cardiff had gone ahead when captain Mark Hudson headed home from a good om Peter Whittingham corner,  but referee Anthony Taylor blew for a foul on goalkeeper Rob Elliot – whoops – that was close.

And then a good run and cross from Massadio Haidara was cleared to Vurnon Anita, whose shot was a decent one but straight at goalkeeper David Marshall.

Ben Arfa was coming more into the game and after 20 minutes he got the ball from Santon and put in a good shot which flashed only just wide, and then five minutes later he weaved himself into a decent shooting position, but the ball hit the inside of the post – that would have been a great goal from the Frenchman.

And after 30 minutes Yoan Gouffran put in a good effort on goal but the ball flew wide of the post.

And half time came with not too much going on in the first 45 minutes, other than Ben Arfa looking hungry for the ball, and it was a fairly even game.

Newcastle went ahead after 61 minutes, when a loose ball in the box went to Papiss Cisse, who put the ball in the back of the net for his 3rd goal of the season.

Gabby Obertan was brought on a couple of minutes later for Yoan Gouffran in Newcastle’s first change of the game.

Cardiff brought Craig Noone after 72 minutes and would you believe it, within a minute he hit a magnificent 25 yard drive into the upper corner of the net giving Rob Elliot no chance to level the scores at 1-1.

And then after 80 minutes a corner came over from Whittingham, and Fraizer Campbell came in unmarked at the far post to head Cardiff City in front, and that was very poor marking from Newcastle and it was a terrible goal to concede.

So fter being 1-0 up we were looking at another 3rd round FA Cup exit, and finding a way to lose again.

Time ran out as Newcastle chased the game,  and for the second season running we have fallen at the very first hurdle of the FA Cup – at least this time it was to a Premier League side – albeit they are a team who are 4th bottom of the league and had only won one game in the last 10 before beating Newcastle away today. 🙁

This is not a good day for Newcastle United.

Teams:

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Davide Santon, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara; Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita; Hatem Ben Arfa, Moussa Sissoko (Loic Remy 85), Yoan Gouffran (Gabriel Obertan 63); Papiss Cisse (Shola Ameobi 85)

Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Paul Dummett, Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi

Cardiff (4-4-2): David Marshall; Kevin McNaughton, Mark Hudson (c), Ben Turner, Declan John; Don Cowie, Aron Gunnarsson, Kim Bo-Kyung (Tommy Smith 79), Peter Whittingham; Peter Odemwingie (Craig Noone 72), Andreas Cornelius (Fraizer Campbell 60)

Subs not used: Joe Lewis, John Brayford, Steven Caulker, Craig Conway

Referee: Anthony Taylor



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129 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #1

    clueless

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  • MosesNUFC

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #2

    We haven’t got a good settled, fluid and attacking philosophy installed at the club. SBR and KK did have until we sacked them…
    I’m not necessarily calling for pardew out…i just want him to change, but one thing i will admit is that we should of taken Roberto Martinez when we had the opportunity. Does everyone agree with me on that?

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  • Slank

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Before the game I voted that we would lose.

    This was based on our (last 60 years) of almost total failure in the FA and League Cup. I also thought fate was against us with Cardiff having a new manager.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Jails too good for Ashley.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Alrite then, we are out of the cups.
    Only the league left then and we dont look strong enough to finish in top 5.

    We have been undone during the tight schedule. Few injuries too. ( as expected ?? )

    So wats left ? The type of football !! Positive attacking football to watch please.

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #6

    pardew today has did no better than kevin keegan and sir bobby robson did in their time at Newcastle and the one thing pardew didn’t have was world class forwards such as alan shearer.

    getting knocked out the 3rd round is no worst than getting knock out of semi finals because at the end of the day it’s winners who get a trophy not 2nd or 3rd.

    the biggest thing about being knocked out this now is what response we get the rest of the league games.

    1.pardew again has played weaker players so that tells me that he is challenging for top 5 for sure and will do all he can to win them winnable games.

    2. Ashley can see that our team has so few forwards who are worthy euro challengers that he needs to stop sitting on his arse and start spending money on more attacking players.

    3.if the crowd are really as ambitious as we say then our home games should be noisier than they are currently, without waiting for that goal. Instead the crowd should be singing to motivate the players.

    4. if the players really respect the crowd and are so good then they should all be putting full efforts into helping the team every match and just speak up if they want a rest. the only 3 that I would say have been outstanding all season was willo debuchy and tiote.

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  • MosesNUFC

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    For example, Arsene Wenger, Michael Laudrup and Roberto Martinez all have fantastic attractive football philosophies installed at their clubs and will go down in their clubs history…

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  • Graeme

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Not to worry chaps, we can now concentrate on the stated objective of finishing between 10th and 6th. No more silly distractions, end of spurious desires.

    Get on with the task at hand – secure the TV money and Prem League status for another season. Job done, as not even Pardew could get us in the bottom 3 from where we are today.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, once again.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #10

    I said before , the writing was on the wall at the stoke game . Surely pardews time is up !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Yorky mag thinks the FA cup is an irritation, our only chance of winning a trophy this season is an irritant, lucky we have cable TV these days for those Saturdays off when the other forty odd teams are playing in the fourth round.

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  • kilcline

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #12

    We won’t develop any further under Pardrew, time for Kinnear and Ashley to be ruthless and get rid. Get a young hungry manager who has evolved with the times.

    Laudrup
    or
    De Boer

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  • Slank

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #13

    toonking

    You are right about Sir Bobby and Keagan. The lack of cup success stretches back nearly 60 years.

    No point in getting upset, it’s just another cup failure of far too many.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Hahaha

    better getting beat in 3rd round than 5th.

    would rather have finished 17th than 16th last season.

    Why finish as high as possible. do the bare minimum.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Toonking,
    You couldn’t be more utterly fu#kin wrong there pal, getting knocked out now gives you absolutely nothing to play for where reaching a semi final givez you hopes and dreams as a fan, what now a top eight finish and that lovely prize money.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Cardiff better not get Rochdale at home!!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #17

    king

    ashley cant get off his ass he ate so much at xmas hes now morbidly obese and jfk is his feeder

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Well Pardew will be pleased we are out of the cup, God forbid we had to play a couple more games to get to the final as our players would be to tired wouldn’t they Alan .

    How anyone can simply not care that our last chance of any silverware has gone must be happy with 50 plus years of wining nothing .

    Pardew isn’t a winner and will never be, we should got rid and brought in Martinez before Everton snatched him up . I know we have been good lately but that is now 3 defeats in a row to mediocre opposition (bar Arsenal) and it looks like it will 4 after the City game .

    Pardews cup record alone should get him the sack . In the last 4 years we have went out the cup to :

    .Stevenage
    .Brighton
    .Brighton
    .Cardiff

    Total Joke . Only good I can see coming from our dismal start to 2014 is that it may encourage Ashley to splash the cash .

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Trying not to give a knee jerk reaction. Whilst the players coming in were welcomed, there was always a danger of them not gelling and being done over. A very disappointing result and it again makes me wonder what happens on the training pitches. The flat performance can not be blamed on nerves or tension from the crowd, what there was of it! The same players will need to settle down and put in a performance against Man C even if it is a negative result.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Pardew out again?

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s sad really , millwall were looking for a manager , Cardiff were looking for a new manager , why have we still got pardew , ? It really makes me sick to think that we are lumbered with dinasour man .

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  • Ciaran

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #22

    If you’d rather finish 8th in the PL than reach the semis of the FA Cup then you are exactly the kind of fan Mike Ashley wants at this club.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Kilcine et al,
    Get it in to you fu#king heads that Ashley was being ruthless when he gave him an eight year contract he will not cancel it when he is acheiving his set out goals.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #24

    That’s it, I have had enough of my so called team, we are cursed don’t ask me by whom but we. I’m in my sixties and still waiting for my beloved team to win a bleeding cup. I can only see a mid table placing which may suit mike Ashley but it doesn’t suit me. Stuff the lot of them. AP is a muppet the squad is a joke. I for one will not buy anything related to this club. They have abused my trust, my loyalty and my hard earned cash. No more. They can rot in hell. By all.

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  • valle

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #25

    AP wont get sacked, and even if he was, we would never get any of the managers we all hope for. Things are as they are, and we are all better off realizing that asap.

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  • bobby vee

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Graeme.
    Even Pardew couldn’t get us in the bottom three!!
    I wouldn’t bet on it mate! Totally clueless.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #27

    4th defeat soon nxt week

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Between Pardew, Ashley and Kinnear we have total disaster. We have one that is so greedy it’s embarrassing for the lad. We have another that is do scared to lose his job that he will say nothing at the expense of his own reputation AND the clubs success and a man that is so arrogant it’s unreal. What I would give to have the City owners in charge of NUFC.

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Surely it is obvious our squad strength is really not there at all. If the second string can’t bust a gut for the cause they should be got rid of.

    When the squad players get on that pitch I expect them to give us total commitment – after all they don’t want to be sitting on the bench and taking home their vast wages just for training a few hours a week, do they ?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #30

    sweet goal from corzola

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  • NUFCarter

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #31

    So when are we gonna have a cup run if we are worried about our position in the league every season. Because apparently a cup run has such a significant effect on where we finish in the league.

    Look at Swansea and Bradford last season. Swansea achieved a high league finish and Bradford won promotion to league 1. They did brilliantly with a cup final too

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #32

    MosesNUFC

    Watching Arsenal v Spurs and am enjoying fluid passing attack, gives something to be appreciated. Was elated with the wins against Spurs and Chelsea which was a defensive job, but it still needs some cohesion in attack.

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  • kilcline

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Jail for Ashley

    I know, im just hoping some Foreign owner pays Ashley’s ransom and they all f off.

    Great facilities, fan base, known around the world. why wouldn’t someone…. 🙁

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #34

    JFA use your brain
    getting knocked out of any round would see the same reaction weather it be the 3rd round or the semi final.

    besides pardew last year was not given praise for reaching the quarter final of the Europa league.

    the FA and EUFA are the biggest culprits of the state cups are now.

    the CL should never have changed in the first place it should still be what it was meant to be, a comp for the winners of each league. 2nd place should be for Europa league and the winners of the FA cup get into the fairs cup not the Europa league.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Ashley doesn’t want a cup
    Kinnear doesn’t want to know
    Pardew doesn’t want to lose his job

    On the plus side Cisse scored and Haidara sounded like he played well

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #36

    And all of you spouting off how good we when we had a decent run ! What’s more funny is , on the day of the stoke game , pards was spouting off how good a manager he was and that now this is “his team”. Hahahaha since then he hasn’t won a game hahaha , his team eh ?? Tosser !

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #37

    NUFCarter
    Wigan?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Really hope that was the last time i ever see Steven Taylor awkwardly wedged into a Newcastle United shirt, awful excuse for a professional athlete

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  • toonking

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #39

    @36 well pointed here is another one
    sunderland in the semi final of the league cup where are they this season.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Pardew is a winner. always will be

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