Newcastle Beat Hammers 3-1 – Back to Winning Ways


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Newcastle were two goals up in this game after only 33 minutes, though Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy, but an own goal out of the blue by the unlucky Mike Williamson just before half time made it 2-1 at the break, even though Newcastle had been well on top.

But Newcastle did not do well in the second half and West Ham had two gilt edges chances – to strikers Cole and Carroll – that they missed, and then five minutes into added time Yohan Cabaye made sure with his second great goal – this time from a free kick (ever heard that one before).

Newcastle got a very welcome win – and a good performance in the first half – and now the lads  can relax and enjoy their trip to Abu Dhabi.


We’ll have a report out later – but let us know who you think Newcastle’s best player was.

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22 comments so far

  • Goodfella

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #1

    6 away wins already.

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  • lukes26

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #2

    so does santon get sub’d because he doesnt have the legs for 90 minutes? Or is it because he hasnt progressed? He is a bit of a defensive liablity.

    I wonder if the thinking is to start Cabella and have Dummett/Haidara be LB and obviously be stronger defensively, so you dont have to play a Gouffran who tracks back, but is not the greatest of wingers.

    From what ive seen, I prefer dummet to haidara. dummet seems to have better position awareness.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Looking comfortable in 8th. 5 points off Southampton lets push on after United and Spurs!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Toonking

    Do you think hba should be on that betting advert about fat rich footballers

    Hey fatty boom boom……

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  • manxpie

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #5

    manxpie // Jan 18, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    well that sloppy lucky goal certainly changed the game
    they were a different team second half
    cabeye needs a big contract offer to keep him here
    he won us the game and not just his goals

    we should have been 4-0 up at half time really, remy needs to work on his team play because the smile and shake of anitas head said it all after remys 1st chance!!

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  • toonking

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #6

    tsunki

    it’s these subs appearances that are when he should be proving why he should be starting.

    anita did it himself so why can’t HBA.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Fatem ben Lardy

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  • NUFCarter

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Next game i’d put Dummett LB and Santon RB. Yanga hasnt impressed me lately and made some silly mistakes today which put us in dangerous positions. Nonetheless, Great win made all the better as West ham were sh1t, and Carroll missed their second sitter. Cabaye the obvious motm just in front of Tiote. Next games are winnable, so we can really push on a make this season worth while

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #9

    @catchy I’m positive man.

    Next time you are bored out of your mind, look up highlights from victories that season, as well as last. He is never a consistent goal-scoring threat but he’s there to change the tempo to a degree and win the ball.

    You saw what mayhem Hatem created (for US) when he came on. Lost the ball quite often.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Difficult one this, Cabaye for the two goals but silent for quite a chunk of the game. Chases lost causes a lot though which is commendable. Tiote did well all game and Mbiwa kept Carroll quiet.

    I see Ben Arfa is the new Obertan. Also his claim to fame is now reduced to the Everton goal before his leg break. None of the other stuff he did of course, which has to be brushed under the mat now he is a sub. He needs to get a transfer to a team that is set up more technically for the sake of his career. He is better than us, unfortunately.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #11

    We were really good on the first half. Pushing Westham time and time again. Second half, we rode our luck at times but got the killer. Cabaye was outstanding.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Not a bad game for us, although we did seem to take our foot off after we scored the second and let them back in the game. We dominated for long periods, but they got a last minute sickner just before half-time, which we just didn’t need!!!
    We were by far the better team, but could have been a lot more clinical & ruthless than we were. At 1-2 we came close to letting them back into a game that should have been closed out long before it was.

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  • NUFCarter

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Hopefully Pardew will be asked about the Cabella deal in his post match interview. If he says hes heard nothing about it then we know its another complete bullsh1t story.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    The game didn’t change with the goal, it changed with Carroll coming on, Sam ordering the hoof ball and Pardew getting everyone to sit back and defend.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Tsunki
    That’s how I used to view Hatem, but honestly I feel he could do much better. And it’s not even about forcing him to defend more-

    For all his perseverance and focus to recover from that leg break, his confidence seems fragile at times. He also looks like hes trying to be spectacular every second when sometimes he needs to dial back a bit.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #16

    89Norcal

    You are wasting your time arguing with catchy.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Toonking @ 6 – nope it’s not the same. Anita comes on with a remit to consolidate midfield with percentage passes and tight play in midfield. Hatem is pushed on invariably to try and force a way through for a goal or to counter their pressure by hassling their defenders. Ben Arfa isn’t covering for anyone injured either.

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  • toonking

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #18

    tsunki or should I say HBA addict

    marvo last season started less games than HBA.

    a question I want to ask you is how the F[_] CK can he get more assist than HBA when HBA started more games than marvo.

    also what football player says he want to win the balloon dor yet shows no sign at all at getting into the starting team.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #19

    BandB
    Agree and disagree
    I think the attacking player we need is a central one in the form of a true number 10
    The current set up of the wide men may not cut in to shoot as much but i think the service into the area is far more frequent than with Hatem
    Like Cisse i just don’t think HBA is suited to the team under Pardew, a lot won’t like that but that for me is where we are, Pardew isn’t going anywhere however right or wrong that may be so I’d rather see players bought in that will benefit the system

    Tsunki
    He’s not the new obertan at all, as i said if that had been any other player putting in those performance’s in the 10-15 minute cameos that he has of late the fans would be saying there not good enough sell them etc. HBA seems to be immune to that with the majority and i just can’t see why , my opinion has never changed, he’s a player that has never flourished or reached potential under any manager
    Anita proved his worth through application in his cameo’s one player shouldn’t have a different set of rules imo

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Excellent and deserved win against poor side, so glad we did not throw it away and to see professional performance saw it through.

    I feel HBA would do better starting the next game at Norwich, where he will get more time and space and build his confidence. The only reason it won’t happen is that it would mean dropping Anita from the starting line up.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Great win although nerve wracking towards the end. That scrappy and lucky goal they scored just before half-time gave them a life line and we should have scored 2 more before then that we missed. Luckily they missed two sitters also and then Cabaye with a beautiful free kick secured the three points for us in style. Good game although tense.

    HWTL

    I can’t wait to see if Cabella will join us immanently, I wish, him and Cabaye in the team will be a handful for opposing defenders, similar names too 🙂

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  • ballerfan2

    Jan 18, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Just what do our “fans ” on this blog want? We won our 6th away game of the season, playing really well in the first half with even Hammers fans admitting that it looked liked we had 3 extra players on the pitch. Compare our heroic, determined, backs to the wall 2nd half performance to Citeh’s performance last week against us. Yet I don’t see legions of city fans denouncing their team as having gone into a defensive shell. Some people need to recognise and give some credit to the opposing team for showing spirit. But oh no – it’s Pardew’s fault followed by target of the moment Santon – or Taylor – or M’biwa – or Shola/Ben Arfa etc etc etc. reading these comments it’s difficult to believe we are comfortably in the top half of the league. Let’s face it, it’s never going to be good enough for some until we are top with a 100% win record – and even then …..?

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