Newcastle Lose 1-0 At Stoke – Full Match Report


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Newcastle lost 1-0 tonight at Stoke in a close game, and though the Newcastle players gave their all in terms of effort, we were just not good enough in that final third of the field, and the best chance for Newcastle went to local lad Jack Colback on 84 minutes as Newcastle were pressing for an equalizer, and  he had a clear shot on goal from just six yards out, but somehow managed to hit the post.

Stoke had gone ahead after 15 minutes with an easy goal for them as Moses, who ran Newcastle ragged especially in that first half tonight, crossed the ball from the left, and Crouch out-jumped Coloccini to head the ball into the back of the net giving Tim Krul no chance.

Mike Ashley was at the game sitting alongside Lee Charnley, and we will have to wait and see if he calls time on Pardew’s tenure on Tyneside.

This is how we saw the game tonight – as it happened.

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Newcastle wore their new navy blue and light green shirts, green shorts and navy blue socks – they looked better in real life than in the photos we had seen.

Stoke went ahead after 15 minutes and it was a very simple goal for Stoke – their first goal at home this season.

Moses out on the left wing floated the ball into the box and Crouch out-jumped Coloccini to head the ball firmly into the back of the net, giving Tim Krul no chance.

Newcastle’s approach play was good, but again we didn’t look dangerous enough in the final third of the field, and Stoke were catching Newcastle short at the back on their rapid counter attacks.

In one such move after 21 minutes, Gouffran appeared to bring down Moses just inside the penalty area, but the referee waved play on – we’ve seen them given for that.

Newcastle were trying hard to come back into the game, but things broke down in the penalty area far too often.

Then  Moses again got the ball and ran at the Newcastle defense and he gave the ball to Crouch, who was in a good position but he shot wide and should have done better.

On 44 minutes Daryl Janmaat had a great shot from all of 30 yards out,  and it needed a good save from Begovic who turned the ball around the post for a corner.

Then just before half time it was Moses again,  but Dummett got in the way of the shot and the corner was cleared.

At half-time it was still 1-0 and Newcastle had a lot of the ball – 57% possession – but they were caught on the counter-attack too often, especially by Moses and Newcastle will need to handle him much better in the second half.

And while the approach work had been good,  we were short of somebody up front who could put the ball into the back of the net – and surely we’ll see Papiss Cisse come on shortly.

And as Alan Pardew made his way off the field there was a chant of  “We want Pardew out.”

Papiss Cisse came on at the start of the second half in place of Riviere.

And then on 48 minutes Stoke hit the bar when Arnautovic put in a great first time shot with Krul beaten, but the ball came back off the base of the post and was cleared, and a quick breakaway by Sissoko put Cisse through but the ball was cleared for a corner.

Newcastle were trying hard to come back in the pouring rain.

On 62 minutes Moses found himself with the ball six yards from goal when an attempted Janmaat clearance hit a Newcastle defender in the box, and the ball went to Moses, with only Krul to beat.

But the Newcastle goalkeeper blocked Moses’  shot to keep Newcastle in the game.

On 66 minutes Ireland should have done better when he had a free shot on goal just outside the penalty area, but he put the ball way over the bar.

Newcastle were pressing forward at every opportunity,  and Obertan came on for Gouffran after 68 minutes, and then Sammy Ameobi came on for the ineffective Cabella after 74 minutes – so no Adam Armstrong tonight.

On 84 minutes a good run down the right wing by Obertan ended up with him getting the ball into the box from the right wing, and from six yards out Jack Colback had an open goal but somehow managed hit the post – but he really should have scored.

Jack was seen holding his head in his hands after that miss.

Stoke started to hold the ball in the corners as they were trying to see out their first home win of the season.

The easily saw out the four minutes of added time and this was Newcastle’s third defeat in the first six games – and it’s just not good enough.

In our three games away from home, we haven’t scored a goal yet, and we have failed to score in four of the first six league games, which is basically a continuation of the terrible form we showed  in the second half of last season.

As we said it isnt good enough.

Teams:

Stoke (4-2-3-1): Asmir Begovic; Phil Bardsley, Ryan Shawcross (c), Marc Wilson, Marc Muniesa; Glenn Whelan, Steven Nzonzi; Mame Biram Diouf, Charlie Adam, Victor Moses; Peter Crouch
Substitutes: Thomas Sorensen, Erik Pieters, Robert Huth, Stephen Ireland, Marko Arnautovic, Oussama Assaidi, Bojan

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Cheick Tiote, Jack Colback; Moussa Sissoko, Remy Cabella (Sammy Ameobi, 74), Yoan Gouffran (Gabby Obertan 68); Emmanuel Riviere (Papiss Cisse 45)
Substitutes not used : Rob Elliot, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Adam Armstrong

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)



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99 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Break out Lucile…

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  • Thump

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #2

    What was close about it, Ed? We were lucky they only scored one.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #3

    And it’s goodnight from him

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #4

    staying up for a little bit ,, its got to be good news

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  • toonheroes

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #5

    The boys did their best. The manager must go!

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  • krijo

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Obertan easy MOM! On other news, Pardew f off!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #7

    CLOSE GAME!?

    Sorry but Stoke could off been 3-0 up by half time, in fact if they had better finishers it could of been 5-0

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #8

    I thought we played well first half, but legendary Newcastle back line dropped its panties every time Stoke broke.

    I would like to see Cabella & Obertan in the same team. Gouffran wouldn’t be missed if he was put on the bench, he may also be quite good as an impact sub. He looks tired and fed up as things currently stand.

    Gouffran out. Obertan in.

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  • krijo

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Obertan easy MOM! On other news, Pardew fack off!!!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #10

    why does this feel like we’ve just won the PL 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #11

    So. The new manager. Abied in for colback. Sammy in for goofy. Squidward in for cabella. Cisse for socks. Dummet to CB, colo out for Haidara.

    Krul

    jan
    willo
    dummo
    hair

    squid
    tots
    abs
    sammy

    rivvy
    cisse

    Then if rivvy still fails with a strike partner, stick Arma in

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  • LGFUAD21

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Far from close.

    Like someone else said. If Stoke were more composed they could have out 3 or 4 away like Shampton

    Always looked defensively fragile.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #13

    I genuinely believe that’s him gone the fatman had a scowl on his chubby gob

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Sissoko for me was MOTM

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  • JackButler

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Ashley said to Charnley at full time “Thats it, he’s gone”!

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  • krijo

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Come on ex-fatty, be a man of your words!!!

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  • benjohnsen

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t like it, but I start to feel indifferent about Newcastle’s result. They have no flair, no movement, no communication, absolutely nothing. What they are doing at training is for me a mystery. If Pardew isn’t sacked after this game we will be relegated. Good night.

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  • gazzaforever

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Close game my arse. Oh, by the way, a big fck off to all the Pardew s lovers here…

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Mark at 10, bang on the spodooliks marra

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #20

    dazzler

    i don’t think he’s blamed it on the boogie yet, must be the last remaining excuse left!!

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  • Thump

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #21

    @LGFUAD: A wise man once said “WHY THE FCUK ARE THE MIDFIELDERS LETTING THE CROSSES INTO THE BOX?! ARE YOU FCUKING STUPID YOU BUNCH OF KERNTS?!”

    I think it’s pretty apt here.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Definition of irony:
    ” Former Mackem player and Geordie boy misses open goal resulting in Pardew and coaches catching a taxi”

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Catchy

    It wont happen tonight. You might want to get some sleep. You have a bog day tomorrow, as i assume you will be having a 24 hour “Sacking Party”. It’ll be just like eviction day for those knackers who watch Big Brother.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #24

    ED has been smoking crack again, he loves pardew

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #25

    PR get your note book out ( gits )

    Pardew excuses will be ” our shirts were the wrong colour ” 😉

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  • toonheroes

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #26

    …and sid to Charney “common theta’s get it over with”.

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  • TheToonKing

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #27

    horrible performance this was….we looked better under Souness.

    Winning ~5 games in ~10 months is unbelievably poor…

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #28

    mark

    its ok, 12-12 tomorrow, , so im aloud to stay up hahaha

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  • TheDrewid

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #29

    My old dad likes to say “blue and green should ne’er be seen”. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #30

    if Pardew gets the sack I would think Colback deserves to be a LEGEND

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  • Belfast

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Alan you’re fired

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  • manxpie

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #32

    manxpie // Sep 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    dazzler haha probably the most likely sadly

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Tiote and Dummett were head and shoulders above the rest.

    those praising Obertan can I ask why? He crossed for colback which was good but the other 3 chances he had he wasted. twice he crossed under no pressure and he picked the keeper out. It’s no good crossing for the sake of it….its important to pick ya head up and find someone with a cross.

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Did a poster actually defend Pardew in the last thread? If so, fakk you from the bottom of my heart!

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  • Robin

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #35

    dayum maybe you need to learn what does close game means

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #36

    The following bloggers all said we were going to win tonight – obviously they got it wrong -totally wrong. Boys you are crap at judging the level of the team . Please do the right thing and change your game to ladies wrestling. I’m sure you’ll be welcome there -please note it is a forum and there are no juicy close up photos.

    Roll Call of the guilty: Magpies4Life,mag92, why oh why,Transfer Sage,Belfast,midweek weekend,Blaydon-Toon,budmon.

    http://www.wrestlingforum.com/women-wrestling/

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  • NYMAG

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #37

    I feel like we could play 10 hours straight and still not score a goal. I can’t watch us anymore until we bring in a new manager. Ashley’s stupid comments probably bought him another week, can’t see a catalyst for Swansea so he’ll be gone next week.

    For the record I think Obertan is a horrible player but he was the only one that looked like he could do something to win the game. Cabella, in scratching my head why we chased him for so long, he’s shocking, his crossing is as bad as I’ve ever seen for us.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Abeid for Colback please

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  • BuckLuck

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Obertan created more on his own when he was on than the combined team did over 90+min. Yes he was MOT.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Sep 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #40

    TheDrewid

    isn’t that ” red and green never to be seen ” ?

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