Swansea 2 Newcastle 2 – Another Cisse Brace – Match Report


The is the first time in the last five league games that we have not been beaten by Swansea, as the lads came back twice to get a decent 2-2 draw with two more goals from Papiss Cisse, although we cannot think the Swansea manager is too pleased, as Swansea had most of the play and most of the chances this afternoon.

papiss cisse after scoring

Papiss Cisse after scoring second goal

This is how we saw the game this afternoon.

Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Bob Moncur were seen sitting together in the stands today, as the lads again wore the dark blue and green strips we wore on Monday night at Stoke City.

On 16 minutes Obertan picked up the ball outside the box and drove forward and hit a decent shot at goal which went just wide.

Swansea went ahead after 17 minutes when former Newcastle target Wilfried Bony went through and put the ball home for his first goal of the season but Newcastle were wide open at the back – a very poor goal to concede it was too easy for Swansea, and Coloccini allowed Bony far too much room.

Tim Krul kept Newcastle in the game with a great save from Wilfried Bony, when he got down well to his right after a good shot by from the Ivory Coast International striker, and in the first half Bony could well have had a hat trick.

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Bob Moncur, Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley this afternoon

Swansea continued to test the Newcastle defense and Newcastle would have been happy enough to go in at the break just 1-0 down – but then some great play by Gabby Obertan out on the right wing produced a goal out of nothing.

Newcastle equalized after 43 minutes when Obertan managed to get a cross in near the bye-line and  somehow it was Papiss Cisse who swept the ball into the net from a narrow angle – his third league goal this season, and that beats his two goals in 24 league appearances last season.

The goal was the first away goal in the league for over twelve hours of play – unbelievable.

That goal was right against the run of play, but it was  a great time for Newcastle to score – and half time came and while Swansea were the better side in the first half with 59% of the possession,  it was all square, and everything to play for.

But then just four minutes into the second half Swansea went ahead again,  and this time it was former Newcastle winger Wayne Routledge who scored the go-ahead goal, as he was put through by Sigurdsson – and it looked too easy for Swansea.

Sammy Ameobi replaced Yoan Gouffran after 57 minutes.

Cisse had another decent shot after 60 minutes from a Sammy Ameobi cross, but goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made a decent save.

Riviere came on after 69 minutes for Jack Colback, and Newcastle went into a 4-4-2 formation – which maybe is our best formation to score goals this season, with the players we currently have available.

But then Newcastle had to again thank Tim Krul for keeping us in the game,  when the Dutchman made a fantastic save from Bony’s first-time shot to put the ball around the post with his left hand, after Nathan Dyer had done well to get his cross over.

But then would you believe it – Papiss Cisse scored again to draw Newcastle level, and it was Sammy Ameobi who put in a decent cross and Cisse smashed the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 2-2.

And after 80 minutes Riviere had a great chance to put Newcastle ahead but from eight yards out, when the ball came to him he stabbed at it and it hit a Swansea player – but he really should have put that ball in the back of the net.

Newcastle looked better in the 4-4-2 formation, and were playing well and were going for the win after equalizing, but then strangely Papiss Cisse was withdrawn after 85 minutes for Ayoze Perez.

Why Pardew did that we have no idea, since Cisse was the player most likely to score the winner for the Magpies  – an odd decision by the manager given we were going all out for the win and Papiss for his hat-trick.

Near the end it was Daryl Janmaat who went close with a long range effort but Lukasz Fabianski smothered it – just.

But we couldn’t get that third goal – but this is a decent point,  and takes us one place up in the league table.

It’s not much, but it will give the players a lot of confidence – and now we have to beat Leicester City at home in two weeks time – that’s going to be such an important game now.

Papiss Cisse is a very important player for us at the moment, and if he had not been playing we would have lost this game, and Tim Krul also kept us in this game with some good goalkeeping today.

But its a point, and it’s better than another defeat. 😀

Teams:

Swansea: Fabianski; Richards, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Shelvey, Ki; Dyer (Montero 86), Sigurdsson (Emnes 86), Routledge; Bony. Subs not used: Tremmel, Carroll, Gomis, Bartley, Shephard.

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Colback (Riviere 69), Tiote; Obertan, Sisssoko, Gouffran (Ameobi 58); Cisse (Perez 85). Subs not used: Elliot, Anita, Haidara, Cabella.

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41 comments so far

  • mag92

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Another lucky break for the worst manager in football!

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Manpixie I think most have given up on trying to force Ashley out yet there seems to be hope of getting pardew out and that’s why the focus remains. Ashley and pardew is he’ll Ashley and anyone else but pardew is at least bearable

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #3

    manxpie // Oct 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    WHERE IS THE GETASHLEYOUT.COM website????

    look at the coverage the sack pardew got!!!

    surely getting rid of the manager is giving the real problem (which i’m sure most agree) more time ffs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Thump

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #4

    @manxpie: Pardew is a more realistic goal for the time being. Somewhere on their site they’ve mentioned that if they’re successful in getting Pardew out, they’ll go after Ashley.

    Keep in mind that people are hardly falling over themselves to buy clubs these days. The sale of NUFC may very well depend on how we perform in the league, best way to do it is to make the club as attractive as possible and give value for the £200m-ish price tag Ashley has slapped on us (stock purchases + loans) and right now, we aren’t worth that and everybody knows it.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #5

    including people wanting relegation to get the owner out!!!!
    how about the whole focus is on the owner ffs where everyone realises is the actual problem!

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  • mag92

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully he’ll be gone during the international break.

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  • Bambams

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Pards just been interviewed.

    Tough place to come, their crowd are very patient which helps (first dig) they keep the ball ….. towards the end very even but we did not try to protect our 2-2.
    Cisse missed a lot last year but has enthusiasm back….pleased for obertan who lost his way but he is a young man and could be a big player for us (new one) sammi is a young player and been in the shadow of his bro, should be ripping this league up…been so patient with him.
    re the next game. Well players go away now I wont grt them for ages.
    Told the team we cant play fantastic football today we need to grind….
    No hiding place and the team delivered today !!!

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  • cyprus

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Disagree with you. We must concentrate on getting rid of the manager, who is directly responsible for the football. It all seems a bit desperate out there. Still…

    best players: Krul, Cisse, Ameobi.

    Funny how Routledge showed AP how useless he is in his evaluations 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Cisse scoring goals for fun ???

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  • mag92

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #10

    His medication must have been kicking in when they interviewed him.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #11

    thump yeah it will be easier but look how easy it was last time under ashley?

    plus look at ashley’s record of managers ffs

    he ain’t gonna get better

    and most agree that ashley needs to go so why settle for a new manager that will be shocking (ashley’s record shows) just to give him more time?

    i seriously can’t see the logic!?

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    thump
    all manxpie is doing is using ashley’s records on appointments in the past as proof why it won’t change. SBR one of the best managers we’ve had in premier league era, his run was not even as bad as pardews current run but fans still couldn’t accept the bad run. that proves really we are only going to have a few months before the same again with who ever comes in, it will be just another manager merry go round and we will get relegated again.

    it doesn’t end their because fans use pardews past at other club to give reason for his sacking, then again we need to take into account ashley’s records from the past of all the appointments he has made so far.

    it just will not change and the best way to see him sell is either relegation or we abuse SD ourselves at matches because that is what his important to him and we are just advertising.

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  • mag92

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Any manager will be an improvement on Pardew.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Still haven’t won this season .

    I honestly think we will go down this season . Teams above us are starting to pull away and our upcoming fixtures could see us bottom by Christmas .

    Only chance to stay up is a new manager ASAP .

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  • shearerclass09

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #15

    @mag92 even joe kinner??? lol ashley is a bigger prat than pardew

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  • jimiley

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Pardew in a job til Xmas. A defeat and he would be gone. A draw or win and he stays. A draw is the worst result of all.

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  • Thump

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #17

    @manxpie: Okay, so say we stop trying to sack Pardew and focus on Fatman – then what? We go down and ensure that nobody will buy the club from him? Keep in mind what he did with Moat and Co. – said £100m and then upped the price.

    Who knows, maybe we’ll get lucky with a manager. There’s a lot out there who are hungry to prove themselves, if they can do it at a club like Newcaslte just imagine the romance! The sleeping giant awakes! It’s practically what football is about.

    Right now we need to focus on damage control before total change, and the best way to do that would be getting rid of Pardew. Simple as.

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  • mag92

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #18

    October and we only have 4 points disgusting, the moron should be escorted over the Tyne bridge before he does anymore damage.

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  • Thump

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #19

    @toonking: And if we don’t do anything, I honestly believe we’ll be relegated anyway.

    Comparing him to SBR is false equivalence. Has nothing to do with Pardew and shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath, let alone a sentence.

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  • Thump

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Right, I’m off to start a new game in FM so I can see Pardew getting sacked. Might even do it a few times.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #21

    make it untenable for the owner simple as, every game away or home including the press who did jump on the sack pardew campaign, hammer him

    mike ashley doesn’t care if we finish 17th full stop!
    as long as we’re in the prem he’s very happy which he has proven since he’s been here!

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #22

    mag
    tony hoofball pulis

    JFK

    hoddle

    moyse of manure as that will what he’ll feel like when coming to us because fans still expecting wins to come easily and like manure we have an awful defense.
    we say our expectations are not high but i think most of the outside world consider we do have higher expectations.

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  • Thump

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Oh, but quickly

    @manxpie: When was the last time you didn’t hear “you fat cockney barsteward, get out of our club” at any game? Ashley doesn’t care, he’s used to it by now.

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  • mag92

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #24

    By the looks of things Pardew doesn’t mind if we finish bottom. Nufc will have won one league game in 210 days by the time we play Leicester. Disgraceful!

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #25

    thump

    it’s not pardew i’m even comparing to SBR, it’s the fans reaction to a very short spell of poor form he showed and the reaction they had as a reason why the NEXT MANAGER will soon be in the same spot as pardew.

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  • NYMAG

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Ok result from another horrible performance. 3 decent players – Krul, Tiote and Cisse the rest were all well below par. Sammy also did ok. Rivière is looking like the worst centre forward I’ve ever see. In a toon shirt. He genuinely looks scared when he gets the ball, his first touch is atrocious, he can’t hold the ball up, he rushes his passes and when he had a sitter he completely fluffed it. That performance enough should be the final nail in the coffin. I don’t see how we are going to stay up, where are the 10 wins going to come from?

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #27

    spot as SBR*

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #28

    I hadn’t fully grasped that our defencive record is actually the worst in the league. On and off paper

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #29

    thump the massive word in your statement is “might” mate

    but the facts show ashley is an absolute nonce!!!!
    he doesn’t undertstand football or wants to by all accounts

    and for that reason please tell us who is the next manager that will work under his wnership and then do better than pardew?

    pardew i feel will not relegate us

    but another ashley appointment will!

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Iirc, sir came under criticism after a poor run from a core of fans who did not expect a CL club to be struggling to hit form. His dismissal came as a shock to most fans when it did come, a knee-jerk sacking from FFS Who said later he regretted acting do hastily. No comparison in any way, shape or form to the Pardew situation which is actually the polar opposite-an appointment that the current owner may in later years regret bring so patient with.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #31

    thump i’ve never heard it that clearly mate simple as

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  • mag92

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Pardews got previous for relegation and being sacked!

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #33

    The idea that we can ignore Pardew and get to the heart of the issue by getting rid of Ashley is hopeful at best. Financial considerations will be Ashleys decider, nothing else. Meanwhile, if Ashley goes and Pardew stays, how will that make the team better?

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Die = SBR but it seems to fit anyway..

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  • Tsunki

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Oh my word die really? SIR = SBR

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #36

    Thump and Cyprus have got it spot on

    Manx
    If you’ve never heard that chanting then you must wear earplugs at every game

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  • toonking

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #37

    mag92
    ashley’s last manager change when in this spot was also a relegation one.
    he did sack hughton but we were 10th.

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #38

    well i heard on the bbc that pardew has the best win % for the last 5 managers!

    strange that that contradicts quite alot of people

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  • manxpie

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #39

    tads as i said i’ve never heard it that clearly!

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  • daztoon

    Oct 4, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #40

    He never said” might” in his statement simple as and yer right manx when you stated.

    i seriously can’t see the logic!?

    lol enough said

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