Newcastle Defense Vulnerable In 3-3 Draw – Match Report


Newcastle looked vulnerable at the back against Crystal Palace today, and we went behind twice with goals conceded early in each half, and while we came back to equalize twice and went ahead with two minutes to go, mainly sur to the brilliance of Rolando Aarons,  we still couldn’t hold onto the lead in the 7 minutes of added time, and conceded a goal after 95 minutes to get a 3-3 draw and that was a disappointing result and the overall performance wasn’t much better.

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Rolando Aarons after scoring Newcastle’s second goal

We’ll have to reduce our expectations for Newcastle this season if this display against a mediocre side at home is anything to go be – and what was fairly obvious is our defense – which hasn’t been good over the last two seasons in conceding 127 league goals, and still isn’t good enough.

But we also knew that before this game.

Heres the game as we saw it today.

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Newcastle conceded after just 30 seconds this afternoon when a Marouane Chamakh shot was bundled onto the post by goalkeeper Krul, and Dwight Gayle poked the ball home to give Palace a shock 1-0 lead.

Maybe in the next game the Newcastle players will be awake when the referee blows the whistle.

Newcastle came storming back, and again looked good until the last third of the pitch, when we couldn’t create any clear-cut chances, although after 34 minutes Sissoko should have done better when he had a decent chance and shot wide from 20 yards out.

But then after 37 minutes Newcastle scored their first league goal of the season, and it was right back Daryl Janmaat who poked the ball home with his left foot past goalkeeper Speroni.

Newcastle were the better side in the first half and attacked most of the time, but giving away a sloppy goal so early in the game wasn’t what we wanted to see.

And it looks like Newcastle didn’t learn from the first half either as we conceded another early goal in the second half,  when Puncheon was allowed to fire the ball home past a diving Tim Krul.

And after 57 minutes Krul had to produce a good save from Kelly as the Dutch goalkeeper just reached the ball low to his left to divert it for a corner, and a few minutes later it was Krul again who saved from Zaha, who had been brough on as a sub for Palace.

And then Rolando Aarons came on for Gouffran after 67 minutes and the 18 year-old brilliantly headed the ball home from a Remy Cabella corner  – a goal out of nothing for Newcastle – and it was 2-2.

Anita and Perez came on for Janmaat and de Jong after 79 minutes, and it was a disappointing performance from Siem de Jong this afternoon – but another solid performance from Janmaat and a goal too.

After 88 minutes the brilliant Aarons was showing up well on the left wing and beat his man again and chipped the ball to the far post.

The ball hit the post and came out to Mike Williamson who poked the ball home with his left foot from a couple of yards out, for his first goal ever for Newcastle after 139 appearances.

And amazingly the referee added 7 minutes of stoppage time, and would you believe but our defense conceded yet another goal in the 95th minute, when Zaha fired home past Tim Krul to give Palace their first point.

It was certainly a disappointing result today and our performance wasn’t too much better either.

We need to sign a couple of players in the last couple of days in the transfer window, but we cannot see us doing much better than we did last season if this performance is anything to go by.

It was very disappointing – apart from the brilliant Aarons – and the players were booed off the field at the end of a game that 70% of our fans expected us to win.

Alan Pardew has to do better than this with the players he has available – it’s not good enough.

Teams:

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat (Anita, 79), Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Cabella, de Jong (Perez, 79), Gouffran (Aarons, 67); Riviere. Subs not used: Elliot, Dummett, S Taylor, Obertan.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ward, Bolasie (Murray, 83), Chamakh (Campbell, 51), Gayle (Zaha, 70). Subs not used: Hennessey, Hangeland, Bannan, Williams.

Goals: Gayle 1, Janmaat 38, Puncheon 48, Aarons 74, Williamson 88, Zaha 90
Bookings: Mariappa 41, Chamakh 44, Aarons 90
Referee: Mike Jones (Chester)
Attendance: 49,226

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69 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #1

    0 responses so far ?

    There are no comments yet … please kick things off by filling out the form below.

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #2

    65% possession and only 4 shots on target

    35% possession and 7 shots on target

    wow

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  • dazzler

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #3

    I hate how poor we look nowadays.

    Pardew must go, we are god awful.

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #4

    wheres welshie

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Will do.

    Pards needs to let the team just go out and play what they know how to play, which is footy.

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  • dazzler

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Has pardew done his postmatch excuse yet? Injury time I would assume, and not how ineffective the game plan was

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Repost;
    ToonKing,
    Sorry, what??/ Because we conceded 3 today, that means HBA should never be played again? That is Kets like.

    Howay man. be sensible. I’m one of HBA’s biggest critics on here but that statement is laughable.

    Addition;
    Moyes??? F*&k off. Pulis??

    People say they want better football then rattle off these names. No better than Pardew those 2.

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #8

    the mans a liability
    he is liable to take us down now fcuk off pardew

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  • manxpie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #9

    manxpie // Aug 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    sorry lilo my laptops being a slag

    i agree but think in a 433 out wide in the mid he’d do very well but without tiote i can’t see us playing that

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  • davetoon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #10

    We need coaches who can teach technical ability.

    If Ashley is too cheap to pay Pardew out, then bring in a head of technical coaching and new coaches

    Must be a foreign well credentialed person though, not another fcukwit like Wise

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Sissoko sucks, the manager is not capable and aarons will be sold soon for 40 mill.

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    davetoon

    Frank de Boer i keep repeating myself but he is the only top manager who can take us forward under this regime, he has a modern and technical coaching setup as well.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Just feel that AP will never be sacked it’s really f***ing annoying.

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  • sparky55

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #14

    If Pardew were to have a fatal heart attack on match day(sorry bout the wishful thinking there!) just before he started to do his pre-match team talk and tactics resulting in the team going out to do their own thing without any pardewesque influence…I would wager my house we would play much better and without fear.

    Playing 90 minutes with the fear of getting a bollocking just in case you’re not in your defensive position would grind anyone down…especially if you’re an attack minded player which most of our team are…so why make them focus on defending rather than what they do best.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    de bour wouldnt leave AJAX to work ASHLEY would you

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  • manxpie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #16

    people remember ashley has to pay of contracts to existing staff all on big contracts!
    and then pay compo for managers at clubs

    so forget it ffs never gonna happen!!!

    o’leary yes de boer no!

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  • toonking

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #17

    lil

    so your saying we put HBA into what is already a team which leaks lots of goals?

    everyone hates dummett, he is the more defesive full back out of the two, we want lots of attackers on the pitch our defense leaks so many goals so therefore we can’t have players giving the ball away then standing about when they lost it.

    so until we get a quality CB or accept defensive full backs, HBA will not be able to fit into the team.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #18

    MAnx,
    He is a wide forward for me. Not the main man. Drop him off the front and I think he will do okay. The spearhead to the attack?? Not for me. To be fair, I didn’t (don’t) think he is good enough for any place in a starting 11, but I want people to do well, part of my nature, and I think a wide forward, or just off someone is giving him his best chance.

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  • sparky55

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #19

    manxpie….never ever ever mention the o’leary word!

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  • geordie157

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #20

    splash the cash on Nastasic!!

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  • toonking

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #21

    lil
    it’s not me screaming for a new manager everyweek.
    all i’m saying is they are the only type we will get with this fat b@stard in charge.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #22

    FINDING O’LEARY IS LIKE PLAYING WERES WOLLY

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #23

    Toonking,
    No, not at all. But to say that us being piss poor gives evidence to why he shouldn’t play is laughable. Nobody can say that we would have been better or worse with HBA defensively.

    Like I said, (and I’m sure plenty will back me up on this) I think HBA is done, not suited to a modern day side. But he certainly wouldn’t have made us poorer defensively today, and may have done more than Sissoko/Goofy going forward.

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  • jon.c

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #24

    when will AP learn he is very poor as manager

    AP and his coaching staff must do the right thing and go and let someone in with flair .Please MR ASHLEY get rid of the deadwood

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Toonking,
    What type do you mean when you say that is the only type we will get?

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #26

    I said the the judging is not now ( After Man City )
    It’ll be after Villa and Palace and here we go

    That Back 4 is absolutely shower of **** dude !!
    That idiot Sissoko is just full of s***
    Gouffran & De Jong & Cabella & Riviere and the rest
    of this dead team will compete for avoiding the relegation
    I wish we didn’t sign Cabella or Riviere or De Jong
    all of the 7 signings you could tell pardew to take them
    and go to hell with them ( maybe not Colback )
    because he is the best summer signing

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  • Goofy

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Ratings for today
    Krul 7 made some good saves
    Janmaat 6/7 played alright in spells
    Colo 7 covered Williamsons ass all day
    Williamson 4 only coz he scored, utterly useless today in defence, I can’t believe the guy gets praise, defo the worst CB in the premier league, slow mentally and physically, bad positioning and wastes most of our free kicks. Get rid asap
    Haidara 7 works great on that wing much better than Dumwit
    Cabella 6 to early to judge
    Sissoko 5 not been impressed with him lately could be Pardews fault for not explaining his role to well
    Colback 6 hard working but got bullied afew times today
    Goofy 5 not even in the game
    De Jong 5 some good hold up but no support to riviere
    Riviere 6 hussles and bussles for 90 mins hopefully get his rewards soon

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  • sparky55

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #28

    O’leary lives in a small yorkshire village called Sicklinghall where he sits next to his phone all day waiting for the call that never comes!

    And hopefully the fat one won’t break his duck either

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  • geordie157

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #29

    So who’s leaving on deadline day, Tiote, Ben Arfa and Mbwia possibly.

    If that does happen I want at least 1 loan and 1 perm signing made!

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  • davetoon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Problem is de Boer is part way through a season with the Eredivisie champions and in the champions league

    Zero chance he would leave that to come manage Newcastle

    Zero

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #31

    The thing that makes the situation even more gauling is the fact that there is the likes of Moyes, MON and De Boer all available. The other problem is none of them will kiss MA hoop. Pardew will always be a yes man which in turn secures his position at NUFC.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #32

    @Davetoon I think you will find that the problem is that AP won’t be sacked.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #33

    I don’t think Ashley would get much better, although the financial ramifications of getting a proven coach that can develop talent to it’s maximum would benefit Ashley in resale more than us in football, so is it really out of the realms of possibility?

    History would disagree, but who knows.

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #34

    who honestly gives a shit

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  • Goofy

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Subs rating
    Rolando 9 excellent needs to be penned in first every week
    Anita 7 excellent at reading the game, great utility player
    Perez 5 not his day, needs to beef up s bit but defo looks the part.

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #36

    not a thing will change at least i save my hard earn ffin money

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  • toonking

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #37

    the only type of managers we’ll get under this ownership.

    people bring up all pardews history and use it for evinence of how poor he is, it’s just as bad with ashley and his appointments from the past.

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  • londonderry toon

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #38

    SPARKY55

    lets hope not but ASHLEYS does like to throw a spanner in the works ie kinnaer pardew

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  • sparky55

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Lilongwe

    No point being deep mate…only ‘shallow as a puddle’ works for the people running this club.

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  • Kamikaze Koala

    Aug 30, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #40

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28999238

    This is that piece of monkey crap’s interview and how he is employed as a premier league manager keeps me up at night!!!

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