Late Sissoko Goal Gets 1-0 Win For Newcastle


It was a late Moussa Sissoko goal after 87 minutes that gave Newcastle a win against Real Sociedad in this afternoon’s final pre-season goal at St. James’ Park.

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Manu Riviere in action this afternoon

The two sides were evenly matched throughout this game, with Newcastle being the more adventurous going forward, and pressing Real in the second half – and Newcastle deserved their win today.

But Alan Pardew still made plenty of changes in the second half, and Newcastle kept their shape well and looked a fairly well-drilled side this afternoon.

No doubt the manager will take a lot of positives out of this game., with Janmaat fitting in well at right back and Cabella looking a very good player again.

The first half was fairly even with applause for a minute in memory of Liam and John on 17 minutes from both the players in main stand, and the fans around the ground.

These two fans will never be forgotten at Newcastle United.

And then after 28 minutes Agirretxe tried to lob the Newcastle goalkeeper, but Krul got the ball easily and then Cabella put in a decent shot at the other end and it was only just wide.

At the break there was no score and Gouffran was replaced by Aarons at the beginning of the second half.

Aarons was showing up well down the left wing, and he made a couple of good runs but each time his cross was blocked.

Colback and Haidara were replaced by Obertan and Dummett after 59 mins and a minute later Mike Williamson forced a very good save from goalkeeper Rulli who did well to tip the ball over the cross-bar.

Newcastle were pressing Sociedad and looking for a goal.

After 66 minutes Alan Pardew made another four changes, with Steven Taylor, Mehdi Abeid, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Perez coming on for Williamson, Coloccini, Riviere and Anita.

Facundo Ferreyra was introduced in place of Cabella after 75 mins

Armstrong came on for Janmaat after 83 minutes and Daryl had a solid game at right back for Newcastle today.

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Moussa Sissoko after scoring the winner

And then with just three minutes to go it was Perez and Obertan who combined well to set up Moussa Sissoko, who fianlly broke the deadlock with a nice goal and at the right time, as he side footed the ball into the back of the net.

Newcastle saw out the game easily and it was a good 1-0 win.

In pre-season Newcastle won five of their eight friendly games with two defeats and one draw.

Teams:

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat (Armstrong, 84), Williamson (S Taylor, 67), Coloccini (Yanga-Mbiwa, 67), Haidara (Dummett, 59); Sissoko, Anita (Abeid, 67), Colback (Obertan, 59), Gouffran (Aarons, 46); Cabella (Ferreyra, 74); Riviere Perez. Sub not used: Alnwick.

Real Sociedad: Rulli; C Martinez, Gonzalez, I Martinez, Berchiche; Granero, Bergara, Canales; Agirretxe, Prieto, Castro.

Goal: Sissoko 87

Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)

Attendance: 19,188

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64 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Same old, same old

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost…probably gonna get lost now in Eds blogs….

    You had 4 players on there today in the starting 11 that have never played together before a month ago….and you want slick passing, and instinctive running off the ball. Give the lads a break, and cheer your team on.
    Too many on here are coming to each game with an agenda. I don’t like Pardew, I don’t rate Obertan, Ashley I just don’t understand….but I support Newcastle United, and that is all there is to it.
    Ps Obertan has been excellent the last 2 games I’ve watched.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #3

    As if the Man City fans are having a go at Pelligrini for having a 2 man central midfield against Arsenal.

    Don’t they know he won the league last season? That makes their opinion null and void.

    Do you know what I think, they are all just moaners!!! I think I’m going to quit twitter because I am sick of their moaning.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #4

    I bet all the moaners celebrated that goal

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #5

    At the end of the day ladies we won

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  • yorkshire_magpie

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #6

    We miss HBA. There was no creativity whatsoever. Really poor performance. Pardew out!!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Having said what i said on the last article….

    On the plus side we have beaten a decent side after keep pushing and working hard. We were not defensive today, and moussa was a power house when he moved central. Deserved his goal.

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  • Pard Out

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Obertan Why?! Can’t stand him, atleast we got the win and go on Sissoko!

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #10

    I hear it was a dull/dire performance…didn’t sociedad play on Thursday as well?

    Like I said weeks ago, we can sign whoever we want but the tactics will remain the same. Did sissoko score from Central Midfield?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #11

    And we have scored in every match or have you forgotten about that and just think about all the negative bs

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  • Kebabacus

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree about Obertan. I never thought I would say this, but he has to play some part against City.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Welsh Geordie

    If the others are moaner then what are you?

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Jaanmat, Cabella, Reviere, Ferrerya and Ayoze have hardly played a competitive game together. Give them a break jesus – it will take time to gel. Two of our main men Tiote and Siem to come back in, and hopefully a proven goalscorer yet to sign.

    Chill the *$*$%$ out!!

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #15

    pellegrini taking a leaf from pards, clichy at rb??? Richards wont be too happy

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #16

    There is a difference between moaning about your team, and moaning about bloggers.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Our Toon

    Not a moaner obviously

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Well said Spuggy

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #19

    What a stream for the charity shield. Full HD.

    http://sportz-hd.eu

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Pards substitution… Janmaat a FB for Armstrong???????? Ehhhh.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Rally don’t get the negativity here. I thought that was a very encouraging performance.

    We played alo the deck, hi tempo, showed creativity and flare, pace. Composure on the ball.

    We did lack a string striker up top to break the last line of defence.

    Janmaat is class. Shows so much intelligence it’s unreal.

    Sissokho was on form in the centre. Breaking at pace and strong on the ball.

    Anita was all over the shop providing the link between attack and defence.

    Cabella showed some signs of creativity but also sometimes ran into traps and tried a little too much.

    Gouffran was fairly anonymous as was rivière.

    Colo and willo didn’t have a great deal to do but they anchored the team well. Particularly Colo who helped push the whole team up.

    Obertan needs to work on his confidence big time. He was so nonplussed when we finally score despite playing a key role in the goals creation.

    Haidara looks good on the attack too.

    We dominated that game. We just couldn’t create enough clear cut chances. Strikers were not getting into the correct positions in the box.

    But the overall style of play was great IMO. Nice pacey, passing football.

    To those on here complaining about defensiveness. A back pass isn’t a negative move. It’s that kind of mentality that’s got the England team into the mess it is. It’s an outdated bizarre philosophy based on some idiot in the 70s who decided that to score goals you had to get the ball into the box as much and as quickly as possible. That set a precedent for the FA to champion the style of play and the rest is history. That it took SBR to bring his style to the England team, a man who managed in Spain and Portugal to get us challenging says it all.

    So instead of defensive. Try ‘patient’ or intelligent.

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Collocini really worries me, doesn’t hold a line at all with the rest of the back four, he is like a poor David Luiz, think he should be dropped for YAnga Mbiwa for sure, think Mbiwa also gives us pace at the back which means we can compress play.

    Currently we are sat way too deep, and as such the two midfielders will be ran ragged in Parsnips special 4411 formation, there is so much wrong for me, that could be easily resolved with correct tactics and players to suit.

    Pardew is totally clueless and just repeats the same mistakes game after game.

    Still haunted by the 6-0 home defeat by Liverpool, don’t think I will get over it until hes sacked, I expect to see the same performance every time I sit in the ground whilst Pardews still here…. Not to mention the Derby humiliations…..

    Don’t rate Pellegrini think we could actually get something against Man City. Think they will have a bad year. No pride in the shirt.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #23

    My line up against City (imagining if De Jong and Tiote are injured):

    ——————-Krul——————-
    Janmaat–M’bwia–Colo—Haidara
    ———–Sissoko-Anita————-
    —————–Cabella—————-
    Obertan————————–Aarons
    ——————Riviere—————–

    We have to pack the midfield and pnk back their full backs with the pace of our wingers. Give Remy the freedom to move around and look to create. Give Aarons the start as despite my reservtions we have nothing really to lose from playing him.

    At the back we need a bit of pace to handle the runners from City’s midfield. I’d put Sissoko on Toure as he is the only player that can realistically keep with him. Colo to mark Dzeko and M’bwia keeping his eyes on the 3rd midfielder storming into the box. Anita can play the ball from deep better than Colback so I’d put him in.

    On the bench I’d put Ben Arfa as he has the magic to turn a game around.

    That’s what I would do.

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  • deeps

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #24

    City playing very poorly..hopefully they play like this against us 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Our toon

    yes socks was at cm when he scored. To be fair today, the style we played was fine. It just didnt click up front, probably down to players who are just not quite on the same wavelength. Rivvy either needs a strike partner or a proper No10. He isn’t a lone striker. We learned this today. We played more as a 442 second half and became more threatening. We were not dire by any means, just lacking that final product imho.

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  • armchair fan

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Yorkshire magpie

    cheer up mate, you make our win sound like we’ve been relegated lol

    Also think the HBA saga has really opened up life for Obertan, never really got a chance and was always behind Ben Arfa in the team, perhaps his miss maybe Obertans gain?

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Toon1978
    August 10, 2014

    A player who was tired after the World Cup that has only recently returned?

    Yeah sure lets push him to the limit for a meaningless ore season friendly.

    Don’t think that sub was a tactical move. It was more a case of getting Armstrong some game time at the end of a friendly that was still open to play for.

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  • Small World

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Thought today was a good work out. We played a team who were clearly technically adept on the ball and whilst having little intention of posing a real attacking, made sure they had 8 outfield players in our way at all times whilst we attacked.I get the feeling they were practising their “away team” tactics today.

    We showed quite a lot of endeavour going forwards – though sometimes appeared a little disjointed when doing so. Fine that is what pre season is all about.

    A lot of players have clocked up a fair few minutes on the pitch. Expecting a lot better things form next week on – lets see if they’re up to it and can deliver. The intensity of the premiership may prove to be a surprise to many of the new guys / younger players.

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  • Beatroll25

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Yes the team is gelling but when it finally solidifies into this tactical mould will we see the best of these players?

    That’s why so many are complaining.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Toon1978

    Haway man, thats just picky. He was just giving the lad a run out. We had the players on the pitch to cover RB.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Obertan gets an appearance but hba doesn’t. How do u justify that?? Wot has Obertan done in the last few years to get a place in the team b4 hba?? Scored a goal in a friendly

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  • Small World

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Markaccus @25

    My thoughts exactly

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #33

    If anyone thinks we played like that at all last season I hate to say it but I think you were watching the wrong team.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Owen is trying to be like gary neville to avoid being branded another phil neville.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Markaccus

    Lol. Knew I would get a bite. Yeah you are right mate haha.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Welsh

    Would you not class yourself as the typical punter MA love’s? Couldn’t care less about the shite served up and just accepts everything. I don’t like having a go at fellow posters but you have no clue mate…This regime thrives because of fans like you. Yes I may complain and moan but that’s because I actually CARE about what’s happening both on and off the pitch.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Agree on Janmaat – looks absolute class whenever he touches the ball, intelligent and very technical.

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  • swemag

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Obertan came on and used his speed. It creates confusion and insecurity in the opponents defence. Still, the guy should never start a game as that is usually all he can do.
    Put him on with his speed after 65-70 minutes to break a boring game is just right.
    He works hard and runs at defenders, and defenders usually cannot cope with his speed.

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #39

    What did we learn from today’s game?

    a. Colo and Willo are very susceptible to attacks, especially when the ball is played behind.
    b. Janmaat is a class above the rest of our defence. Hope he doesnt get Pardewed.
    c. Let Sissoko be the box to box midfielder, with Colback holding.
    d. Aarons must feature at some stage against City. Was disappointed with Gouff’s contribution.
    e. Cabella is starting to warm up to the level he can play. Play him on the right of a front 3.

    Krul
    Janmaat–Willo–Colo–Haidara
    Colback–Sissoko
    Cabella–SDJ–Gouffran(just to start/aarons on 60)
    Riviere

    STill, if we nick a draw against City, that should be a massive result.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 10, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Someone expresses their view on the way we play then they get classed as moaners? Sorry but I don’t like watching shite football supplied by an inept, poor excuse of a manager! It’s an opinion of our style of play or lack of, regardless if the player’s are new or don’t know each others game, the fcuking style of play and tactics will be the same!

    Is it ok if I call you all gullible blind faith brigade for accepting mediocrity? For not having a problem with the way we play? Didn’t think so….you have your views and I have mine. We played with no ideas but granted the second half was an improvement but that wasn’t that difficult really was it considering the first was diabolical tbh

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