Whenever Newcastle wear those yellow shirts, blue shorts and white socks away from home, we always seem to play well – and maybe that’s the Brazil effect?
Looks like Brazil just scored yesterday
But Newcastle started this game off well yesterday, and Moussa Sissoko scored a wonderful goal after just 10 minutes, when he showed terrific skills to hit a Mathieu Debuchy straight into the top right hand corner of the net with his right foot.
Hull came at Newcastle after that goal, but thanks to Tim Krul and the defense, we held out, and Tim produced a phenomenal double save to somehow keep out a header and then a follow up shot.
Newcastle were relying on fast breaks from defense, and then just before the half Loic Remy hitched onto a terrible back pass from Maynor Figueroa, and the French striker rounded the goalkeeper to score his 13th goal of the season (unlucky for some) and make it 2-0.
It was never 2-0 as far as the first half performance of the two teams, and Hiull ki9ssed a number of decent chances, but Newcastle had two chances, two shots on goal and were 2-0 up.
But then early in the second half Hull got a goal, and Tim Krul was at fault for coming off his line but never reaching the ball – but overall Tim had a good game yesterday – we have to point that out.
A shot from Yoan Gouffran after 55 minutes was only half saved by Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor, and Sissoko was there to poke the ball home fro his second goal of the game and third this season..
Three chances by Newcastle up to this point – and three goals – awesome.
But it was after the third goal that Newcastle really started to control the game, and we made a number of chances and the score could have been a lot bigger than 4-1.
The fourth goal came just seconds before the end of the three minutes of added time, just like last week, but this time it was Vurnon Anita who scored his very first Premier League goal for the club.
But even before that last goal came, Newcastle had two breakaway chances that a tired looking Loic Remy couldn’t quite take advantage of.
This was an excellent performance from our team, and all credit to the players for a workmanlike and professional performance.
Cheick Tiote and Vurnon Anita controlled the midfield, with vice-captain and captain for the day Tiote simply dominant, and all credit to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who came in for the missing Coloccini at center-back, and the Frenchman was very solid alongside Mike Williamson at the back.
Of course 95% of the stories today are all about Alan Pardew’s head butt after 71 minutes on a Hull player, and it sadly takes away from the players and the fans what was a great performance from our lads yesterday – all credit to them – they were fantastic.
We wanted to point that out amid all the news about what the Newcastle manager did yesterday – and that certainly spoiled everything.
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