Newcastle had a great 4-1 win at the KC Stadium this afternoon, which made up for the 3-2 loss at home last September, but the win was marred by Alan Pardew being sent off after he seemed to head butt David Meyler after a confrontation over the ball.
Yoan Gouffran in action today
Meyler was given a yellow card, but now Alan Pardew will likely face a ban for a number of games., and the Newcastle manager really needs to control himself on the sidelines.
Newcastle got off to a very good start in their yellow shirts, blue shorts and white socks, when Sissoko scored a beautiful goal after just 10 minutes, his second of the season.
Loic Remy got the ball to Mathieu Debuchy down the right wing, and the Frenchman pulled the ball back to Moussa, who hit the ball first time into the back of the net with his right foot – tremendous skill from the big man.
Newcastle put up with some Hull attacking for a lot of the first half but held out well, and then three minutes before half time, Remy was clean through and he made no mistake, after just a terrible back pass from Figueroa.
But just two minutes into the second half Hull got a goal when Curtis Davies headed home from a free kick from Steve Bruce, as Tim Krul failed to get anywhere near the ball.
After 55 minutes Newcastle got their third goal and it followed another fast breakaway, and Gouffran pot in a decent shot but goalkeeper McGregor fumbled the ball, and Moussa was on hand to tap the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the game.
The confrontation between Meyler and Pardew happened after 72 minutes and is shown above – and Alan was sent to the stands and the Hull player was booked.
And then in added time with Hull pressing, Newcastle broke away quickly and caught Hull short at the back again, and Vurnon Anita was able to stab the ball home for his first goal ever in the Premier League.
It was a great second win in a row for Newcastle, a very good performance, and proof that we can still score some goals when we have to.
But it was spoiled by the manager again being unable to control himself, and it’s unlikely the FA will be lenient on Pardew this time.
Let us know who you think Newcastle’s best player was today.
Hull (3-5-2): Allan McGregor; Alex Bruce, Curtis Davies (James Chester 86), Maynor Figueroa (Robert Koren 62); Ahmed Elomhamady, David Meyler, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore (Sone Aluko 62), Liam Rosenior; Nikica Jelavic, Shane Long
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Stephen Quinn, George Boyd, Yannick Sagbo
Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote (c), Vurnon Anita, Yoan Gouffran; Luuk de Jong (Dan Gosling 90); Loic Remy
Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Massadio Haidara, Steven Taylor, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse
Referee: Kevin Friend