Professional Performance Gets Newcastle 1-0 Win At Gillingham


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In a game where once again Rolando Aarons showed he is a great prospect for the future for Newcastle, the Magpies got through 1-0 tonight at Gillingham with a John Egan own goal after 25 minutes following a Gabby Obertan cross, and that was enough to advance to the third round of the Capital One Cup, and the lads put in a good professional performance tonight.

The game got under way at the Priestfield Stadium and there was very little to report in the first 10 minutes, as the teams were getting into the game.

There was a minute of applause after 17 minutes for Liam Sweeney and John Alder, and to their credit all the Gillingham fans joined the Geordie supporters in their applause for our two fallen fans.

On 24 minutes Gabriel Obertan crossed the ball,  and would you believe it but John Egan put the goal into his own net – Newcastle’s first goal of the season and it’s an own goal – and Newcastle lead 1-0, after a decent start from the lads.

And yes – Egan was released by Sunderland in the summer.

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Three minute later it was Stephen Bywater who made the save from a good right footed shot from striker Emmanuel Riviere.

Newcastle were pressing for a second goal and on 35 minutes a Massadio Haidara cross found the impressive Rolando Aarons, who hit the ball straight at the goalkeeper.

At halftime it was 1-0 for Newcastle, who were playing well and fully deserved their lead.

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Rolando Aarons in action tonight – impressive again

After an hour of play with the score still 1-0 to Newcastle, 18 year-old Aarons was taken off after a good game from the 18 year-old winger – and it was Remy Cabella who replaced him.

Aarons surely must be given a chance on Saturday and make the bench against Crystal Palace after having such a good game tonight.

Newcastle were in control of the game, and simply trying to see the game out, but these game are never easy, and on 68 minutes 21 year-old Ayoze Perez was brought on for Siem de Jong.

With just four minutes to go on came Yoan Gouffran for Manu Riviere, and Newcastle were able to see out the four minutes of added time for a good win at Gillingham, and into the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Well done – lads – and Newcastle have replicated their start of last season when we lost the first game to Manchester City – drew the second game 0-0 (West Ham at home last year) – and then won in the second round of the Capital One Cup with another clean sheet – we won 2-0 at Morecambe last year at this time.

While Aarons caught the eye (again),  it was captain Fab Coloccini who followed up his good performance on Saturday with another very competent performance at the back for Newcastle United.

It’s two clean sheets on the trot for the Magpies – but we wonder when a Newcastle player will score a goal this season?

And there is a huge shock in the offing as with 9 minutes to go MK Dons are 3-0 up against Manchester United – with reports saying the Dons been the better team tonight.

More headaches for Louis van Gaal – where is Alex Ferguson when you need him? 😀

Update – MK Dons won 4-0.

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59 comments so far

  • Tayls

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #1

    We still can’t score. What is going on Pardew? HBA.

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  • Goofy

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #2

    A win’s a win 🙂

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Fcuk me still havn’t scored a goal as it was an og against gillingham like. If we can’t score against them how are we gona against Palace?

    Hurry up and sack this clown.

    Playing a defensive formation ffs.

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Quick off the mark there ED – good professional own goal.

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #5

    ferk me we still aint scored
    pardrip oot

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #6

    I still have no doubt LVG will get Man Utd back challenging again but its great to watch them struggle at the moment !

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s all toonbrothers fault. Sorry I meant Coloccini.

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  • G

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #8

    I never thought I would say this, but I totally agree with kevymartins!

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  • Tinman

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Another worrying performance

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #10

    roll on to saturday

    another goalless game in store, or boys and girls, another own goal to get us another gaol

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  • toonking

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #11

    FT
    who cares if it is just 1-0 the fact we are through is what matter.
    hadaira hit the crossbar so it’s not like we couldn’t have been 2-0 up other days.

    we do want good attacking football, well why complain about 4-4-2 as a formation, manchester city play very attacking football and they play 4-4-2, is pelegrini a dinosaur manager?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Pardew will talk it up as being a good result using the Man Utd result as an example of what could have happened.

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  • Goofy

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #13

    What would you’s have all said if we were knocked out? We got the win, we’ve been knocked out in 3rd round 2 or 3 years in a row. Yeah yeah yeah Pardew sucks, peeking about helps eh? We won FFS!!!

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  • Bambams

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #14

    4’0

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #15

    4 nil LVG hahahah

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #16

    These Man Utd kids can’t defend for toffee

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #17

    Yes it’s definitely Coloccini who is to blame for the manure game. And other stuff.

    Would it be wrong to ask Ed to do a blog poll entitled ‘Ketsy – prophet or lunatic?’?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #18

    4-0!!!!!!!!
    Are you Moyes in disguise!!!!!!

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Four.

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  • Patoon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #20

    and we stil cant score goals ffs, had to rely on an og, in desperate need of a striker who can score goals

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  • Tinman

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #21

    I am relieved we are through. Cup games are such banana skins for us these days. Hope for improvement against Palace. Sounds like our biggest attacking threat was Haidara. How many times did they say brilliant cross nobody busting a gut to get there…

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #22

    4-0

    wow

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #23

    what a goal that was hahahahahahahahha

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  • toonking

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #24

    4-0 now what the hell is going on.

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Bring back ben arfa pleeeasse.

    He will provide a massive morale boost to the players and fans, and will give us that extra flair. If we had him against villa we would have won.

    Team for palace:

    ___________Krul____________
    Janmaat M’Biwa Coloccini Haidara
    ________Tiote Colback________
    ___Ben Arfa de Jong Cabella____
    ___________Riviere__________

    Any striker can score with them 3 behind them.
    Pinning back the opp’s full backs and wingers is becoming more important in the modern game and its what we need to start doing and players like HBA help you do that

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  • manxpie

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #26

    hahahahahaha seems a good striker that fella!!!!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #27

    So still no game time for Chucky then?

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Goofy

    This is the 2nd round mate

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #29

    We’re miles ahead of Man Utd.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Payment for lack of respect. Deserved too.

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #31

    please please please score one more. It will take me right back

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Ben Arfa needs to be starting every game from now. He can make the difference.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Man U need Pardews defencive genius

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  • Goofy

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #34

    First game or 3rd round you got the message.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Celtic are out, lets bring in Van Dijk.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #36

    bloody hell . pele just scored for southampton v millwall. he must be getting on a bit now – sign him up

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Kets

    Not one player that started the game for man utd is a 1st team player for them. We are a deluded bunch

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #38

    For me not a good win at all
    yes we controlled most of the game but the goals
    is what matters and finishing the opportunities , DONE
    I feel we didn’t sign any player to be honest
    and when is the last time the Newcastle player scored ??
    Still an average team UNLESS we sign a new Playmaker
    and maybe a Striker !!!

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  • 70TWO

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Interview played before tonights game with Collocini recorded after the game at Villa, all he was on about was the number of chances they were creating. Having not been able to see the performance tonight it would seem there was less opportunities. Is this down to the midfield pair, or the lack of wing play? Not really sure if Collo is right tho, possession is fine but they are not converting this into clear cut chances and efforts on goal.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Kids?
    De Gea Evans Anderson Kagawa Hernandez Welbeck all senior pros, 5 of which were regulars in the title winning team

    Keane Vermijl James all used several times in previous cups and the PL

    3 games LVG has got it monumentally wrong he needs to spend his way out of trouble of seriously up his game or the mancs will be calling for his heed in weeks

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