Brilliant Cabaye Brace Does The Job For the Magpies


After four defeats on the trot Newcastle finally got back to their winning ways today with a good 3-1 win over West Ham, and our first half performance was good, but West Ham came back into the game in the second half and made it close until Yohan got his second goal a full five minutes into added time.

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Yohan Cabaye scores first goal after just 16 minutes

Newcastle started this game well after a fast West Ham start and after only 16 minutes beautiful skill from Yohan Cabaye saw the French International control the ball beautifully before putting it past goalkeeper almost in one slick movement.

And then with Newcastle playing some good-looking stuff Moussa Sissoko broke down the right wing and put in a cross that Loic Remy controlled with sublime skill before putting the ball into the back of the net.

Newcastle were coasting towards the half time whistle two minutes into added time when we conceded a terrible goal, and there seemed to be hesitancy in the Newcastle defense and the ball amazingly ended up in the back of the net, coming off Mike Williamson for an own goal.

Newcastle were much the better side in that first half, but as so often happens in the Premier League game, West Ham fought back well in the second half, but they only have themselves to blame and missed two gilt-edged chances to equalize.

West Ham have had trouble scoring goals this season, with only 22 goals scored in their 22 games played, and it was their two big strikers Carlton Cole and former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll who missed their two big chances.

Carlton Cole had an empty net to shoot at after 57 minutes when a Taylor cross reached him in the box, but somehow he managed to miss

Carroll came on after 62 minutes with West Ham pushing hard for an equalizer, and the Gateshead lad should have scored when he had a chance from only six yards out, but somehow shot wide.

But Newcastle started to come back into the game after the two West Ham misses, and then a full five minutes into stoppage time it was that man Yohan Cabaye again who scored Newcastle’s third goal – with another magnificent free kick to make it 3-1.

This was a terrific result for Newcastle and a good first half performance, but we made it difficult for ourselves a little bit in those final 45 minutes.

But hey – a win is a win – and we’re up to 36 points from 22 games – exactly where we were two years ago after 22 game played – and we’re only four points from safety. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

West Ham: Adrian, Jarvis ( J Cole, 73), Rat, Collison (Morrison, 46), Taylor, Noble, Collins, Diame (Carroll, 62), Downing, C Cole, Johnson. Subs not used: Jaaskelainen, Maiga, Diarra, Chambers.

Newcastle: Krul; Santon (Dummett, 74), Williamson, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa; Tiote, Anita (Shola Ameobi, 60), Cabaye; Sissoko, Remy (Ben Arfa, 78), Gouffran. Subs not used: Elliot, Haidara, Obertan, Cisse.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

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42 comments so far

  • DG MAGPIE

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Hi Gents, I’ve just got home from Africa to a great result for the lads !

    I just want to thank everybody who filled in my quick renewable energy survey, the response was brilliant & it’s greatly appreciated!! 😀

    Thanks again Ed publishing the survey & the continued good work on the blog!

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  • WilliamsonsLeftPeg

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Really, some of you guys on here are either just absolutely clueless to how a game of football works, or just enjoy being negative, you’re not supporters, you’re glory hunters with the constant trash of the team, thats players and management. Some times having the better players isn’t the be all and end all…..Look at us vs city last week at home, key there being at home, now you can hardly suggest that we are the better team, but if you didn’t know the score and just saw the run of play in the 2nd half you would think we were the ones who would of won the game, same against arsenal, had the crowd behind us, the momentum, the git between are teeth, because we had to push and try and make something happen. Today in the first half we awesome, we fell asleep for 10 seconds and gave a way a real shoddy goal, granted, but the momentum was always going to be with west ham in 2nd half, after that and them being at home. The management team, made the right calls, Anita, the tidy footballer who was having the balled lofted over him by Collins every time we got it up the field was ineffective, despite playing well in the 1st half, as he always does, so we bought on a physical player to challenge their def so they could not play the easy balls into Carroll and Cole, again, bought Dummett on for extra height to deal with their aerial prowess, took Remy of to give us some fresh pace, awe rode the storm, dug in, showed some fight, and got what we deserved, excellent performance by the whole team, management and players. Especially after 4 defeats on the trot…roll on Norwich, go and make the best of a bad situation being out the cup, get fit, push on for a strong finish, and get behind the boys, the whole team management and players, because they represent our team, that we support whether it be a losing team or a winning one and have a strong finish, and have some effin enthusiasm for the lads!

    oh and Cabaye……just oozes class, was everywhere, never mind this he disappears, he is always in space, very rarely loses possession, just what a player!!!! there my 2 pence!!!!

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  • lesh

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Pardew out?

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #4

    go in villa hahahaa

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  • Ted Bundy

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Jesper

    As I’m a Brit, commenting on a British clubs website, where the majority of contributors are British, I think I’ll stick to the British spelling, thanks. Don’t take etymology up as your new past-time.

    Maybe something like Duplo Lego would be more your level..

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  • manxpie

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #6

    toonking from last thread

    yeah it was the right decision santon is good at bringing the ball out from defence but very very very very nearly gave away a penalty and if he was left footed he’d be brilliant
    but he’s not
    and dummet came on and won more than he didn’t and was no nonsence in defence which is the reason he came on since west ham were using there wide players more and more
    and whats wrong with that decision!!??

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Villa were 14/1… now beating Liverpool.

    I know Liverpool are good, but they are not that good that Villa are 14/1 outsiders.

    The bookies were being overly generous, anybody would think it was Barcelona playing Getafe at those silly odds.

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  • toonking

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #8

    the reason I am so highly against giving praise to HBA is that while he is getting so much hype an being thought of as a super star with the trickery he does, had that been a player such as obatan Sammy shola Jonas and possibly even marvo, the very first thing that would be said by those same people is- why didn’t they pass the ball, their is another chance wasted, again we give the ball away.

    so why should HBA be any different.

    here are his stats for last 2 seasons.

    last season starts18 subs 4 assists 3 attempted shots 47 goals 4

    this season so far starts 10 subs 11 goals 3 shots 44 assists 4

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #9

    I know Cabaye will get all the headlines and rightly so, however for me Anita was firs class in the middle of the park today.

    His passing, first touch and vision were brilliant and he should never be replaced by Ameobi in the team . Just a same he always gets subbed off first .

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #10

    WilliamsonsLeftPeg

    Glory hunters????? We aint won a domestic trophy in 50 plus years lol. Where has the glory been ? 🙂

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  • lesh

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #11

    WilliamsonsLeftPeg.

    Well said but you’re opinion’ll not change the opinions of the critics who will never have a positive thought enter their thoughts. They’re pains and’ll never change!

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Good result against a depleted team, glad we got the win the lads can enjoy the break now!! Didn’t watch the 2nd half but heard it was a bombardment of aerial balls from anti football Sam…..thank god he got the sack

    We should have finished them off in the first half though, we won’t survive without Cabaye

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Manx…they played at the same level as rest (except for Cabaye) more or less and that goes for Benny as well.

    …not easy being a sub in such a game. – feel for them honestly!

    TB…so you were complimenting me? I am not British so you have to be more clear!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Ted Bundy, seeing as Jesper has been a long time balanced poster with a decent knowledge of the game, and you on the other hand a short term WUM with a questionable blog name, I think you might benefit from the Lego box more if you’re just going to pick needless quarrels.

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  • WilliamsonsLeftPeg

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #15

    If ben10 or sammy or even obertan come on, if they give their all, then il be happy…ben10 shows he wants to play for the shirt, which means more than anything else for me, i can take losing if we fight for a win, and they all do from what i see, even cisse going through his bad patch, when he comes on you can see is playing for the shirt, same with sholla, who does a lot more than he gets credit for. sure id like him to have a goal return, but if he can help create for other plaers and take defenders attention away from our more creative players, then he is doing a job for the team, which is what t is about!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #16

    …ohh and I prefer Lego;)

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  • WilliamsonsLeftPeg

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    glory hunters maybe the wrong term, i admit, but the way some people trahs the players, why would they want to play for the badge? we should do our uptmost to inspire them, not tie a weight around their necks!

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #18

    2 nil villa

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Toonking

    HBA 4 assists? He got 3 against Stoke, 1against Sunderland, 1 against villa….that’s just off the top of my head mate!! Just out of curiosity what are sissokos stats since playing wide right? Count this season only as last yr he was used behind the striker

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #20

    fcuk you liverpool, you’re going to ruin my accumulator, it was all rosey till now!

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Go on the Villa!!

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  • toonking

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #22

    manx
    if he continues to get subbed I wouldn’t be at all surprised myself to see pardew drop santon altogether.

    he could do it right away as debuchy will now be back from suspention and as we are going to be against a lot of slower paced teams I don’t see the willo taylor partnership as much of a risk.

    agaimst Norwich

    the defence
    debuchy_salor_willo_marvo
    or
    debuchy_marvo_willo_hadaira

    what I would like to see really happen against Norwich is marvo to start getting some subs appearances or Sammy.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Tsunki…thanks for the kind words mate 😉

    TB…no need to be an ass really. Or is it spelled arse in English?

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Cabella starts for Montpellier

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Villa are still only 10/11 to win, even at 2-0… not sure what the bookies are playing at… maybe they know something we don’t.

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  • Ted Bundy

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Tsunki

    I’m just telling somebody they’re wasting their time on a hobby they simply don’t understand, judged by their continual lack of even remotely sensible opinions. If he thinks Anita was poor today, then he veritably knows nothing about the game – just one instance in a long line of dippy comments. So button it, shite stain.

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  • WilliamsonsLeftPeg

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #27

    anita is class, but its because of how he zips the ball about the opponents always try to rough us up when we play the all around, so the manager sees this, and with him being the less gritty f the 3 sensational cm we have in the team atm in YC CT and VA he is the one who has to take one for the team, so we can counter their physicality, we aren’t in a training match, the other team want to win as much as us, and in some cases need to win more..

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  • micbush

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #28

    I don’t come on here as often anymore, because usually there’s a lot of over the top criticism of the team/management. (I remember one comment from when we beat cardiff 2-1 – “pardew out, if we played anita we would have won 4-1. or something similar to that)
    So thank you Willamsons Left Peg, for restoring my faith in the sane Newcastle fan.
    Excellent post(s).

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  • toonking

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #29

    our toon did you even watch that game

    1 goal was a penalty debuchy had assisted 1
    remy scored one which was assisted by sissoko
    and goufran scored a goal which was just a standard shot.

    HBA only got 1 assist so take of them HBA specs and watch the full game mate.

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  • BandB

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Lesh,

    Where is the criticism, apart from a little bit of not-too-hostile discussion on people’s opinions about minor tweaks that might (or might not) improve the team?
    Given that we can’t seriously discuss our push for Europe, our cup prospects, or do anything other than wait in hope for signings, what else do you suggest?
    Doesn’t Alan wear lovely ties? Hasn’t Mike lost some beef?
    You were sounding less than full-on yourself during the week.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Anita was fabulous today, as was cabaye…in fact most of the team were great in the first half but only average in the second half but bottom line is we won and very welcome it is too.

    At least it looks like we have cabaye’s replacement in line which at least looks like we’re planning in advance. We’ll get 22 million for cabs and we’ll be paying around 15 million euros for the cabella so a good profit margin on Cabs replacement and hopefully some money for two more strikers on the basis Remy also going at the end of the season too.

    So long as we replace with quality we should be happy…we’ll never progress this way but at least we won’t be going backwards.

    little comfort I know but I’ll take all I can with fat boy in charge!

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  • WilliamsonsLeftPeg

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Its time for some positive propaganda, i to am sick of the drivel and negativity aimed at a bunch of chaps, who granted get paid a fair few bob to do a job they love, but they do it for the club we love, and all us sane positive fans need to unite and tip the balance in the favour of the supporter once more!

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  • WilliamsonsLeftPeg

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #33

    open discussion of where we can improve is one thing, but just constant slating of our team is beyond reason. granted there are the sane opinionists, but there is also an endercurrent of trash talk, purely becasue we didn’t win 10-0 and because we don’t have ronaldo and messi upfront!

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Toonking

    Stoke game assists for you mate….Remy goal came from HBA assist, Gouffran goal came from HBA cross (another assist) HBA bought down for penalty which Cisse scored another assist….take your own advice and watch the game mate!!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Will our trip before before or after our supposed signing of Cabella??

    Does anyone know when the team departs?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #36

    *be before or after…

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  • BandB

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Who exactly is slating the team today? Point them out.
    If there was no-one to be offended at, what would YOU discuss, apart from your sense of superiority over other fans?

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  • Graeme

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Williamsons Left Peg @ 2 – after more than 50 years of perpetually hoping for a glimmer of success, what do you really expect? The lows are ridiculously low, while the very brief highs are awesome. In my lifetime, the highs are Fairs Cup Win; I was there. Keegan & the Entertainers, Champions League. SBR, Champions League. FA Cup Final loss; League Cup Final Loss.

    We can all see how good this team “could” be; there is no reason, with a little bit of backing, this team couldnt be back in Europe or win a cup for the same result. The level of frustration over so many years, for so many fans, is bound to result in a very deep scepticism, which is evident on here.
    I dont think it means we dont love and support our team, we most definately do – but we have, generally seen it all before, far too often!!

    All most of us want is a team, a club, pushing to be the best it can be, to make us proud to be a fan – even when it doesn’t happen and we are landed with idjits like JFK – 50,000 turn up, snow, hail, rain or sun. What more could you ask??

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #39

    sparky55 – Even if we do sell Cabaye for a more skilled player we will still be improving the team I feel. Of course it would be better if both stayed and it is still possible. With Cabella and Cabaye together creating chances we could even push for a CL spot if we’re lucky and it is possible. We are same on points at this same stage in the season we came just 1 point short of CL. This is with a stronger team this time round and if we sign a striker to replace the useless Strolla then we could be flying.

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  • jordijohnty

    Jan 18, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #40

    How can you ever call a newcastle fan a glory hunter, unless you started to follow in 1955?

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