Terrific Obertan Strike Wins It For Newcastle


This game didn’t start well for Newcastle – in fact it didn’t start at all at 3pm because the opening of the turnstiles was delayed and then the kick-off was delayed by one hour because the giant new video screen had become unsteady in the wind.

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Gabby Obertan after scoring the winner today

The game did kick off at 4:00 pm but Cheick Tiote sustained a slight injury in the warm up, and was withdrawn and Vurnon Anita came into the starting line-up.

After a dull first half Newcastle started to attack more in the second half Papiss Cisse managed to get around the Leicester goalkeeper, but then he sliced the ball into the side netting – an incredible miss.

And then after 71 minutes there was a quick breakaway by Newcastle and Papiss Cisse, and the ball was given to that confidence player on the left wing – Gabby Obertan – and the Frenchmen drifted inside to his right looking for a shot and then he hit a fantastic right foot shot into the bottom of the net to put Newcastle ahead.

And there was massive relief when the final whistle was blown, and now we are on 7 points after 8 games – which is not too bad.

Did I say that Sunderland were beaten 8-0 today at Southampton?

We’ll have a report of the game coming out soon.

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17 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 18, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #1

    where is dummett

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Obertan scores – first in two years – worth the wait ? Haven’t seen it yet.
    Hear Leicester fans are behaving like load of txxssers ?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Perez is a great partner for Cisse. Obertan and aarons on the wing could be awesome. We are on the up. And confidence is slowly restoring to the players.

    They can play better football slowly once all the pressure is off from fans. They can relax and play.

    Great win. Fantastic by pardew and the players.

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  • Mickalonius

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #4

    We needed a win and we got one, the performance is secondary. Hopefully that will do our confidence the world of good and the better performance will come…

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #5

    If Leicester were not so poor in front of goal, that would not have been a win.

    3 points are of course very important, but to win the 1st game in goodness knows how long, based on luck, tells the story that we are not out of trouble yet.

    A win is a win, but the way our defence is playing, we are going to average about 1 win every 3 to 4 games.

    We will win some games by luck, lose some games by luck, and the rest of the time be thoroughly outplayed.

    I think a club of our stature should be bigger than holding the ball at the corner flag at home against a promoted side, and surviving on poor finishing from the opposition.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Southampton lose about 6 of their best players and their manager but they put 4 past us and now after a bit more gelling, score 8.

    We limp over the line to get a win at home against a newly promoted side after having the team for 4 years.

    Pardew out.

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  • JamesToon

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Supporting the team not the regime. Confidence slowly being breathed back into the team, especially obertan, Sissoko, perez, Cisse like.

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  • dazzler

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Ilovetoon

    What in the past two years has suggested that we can play better football?

    We can certainly win more, but playing better is not an option I wouldn’t say. Not anymore, the football will always be awful under pardew

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  • Thump

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #9

    @catchy (1): You aren’t the first one to ask that today, mate.

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  • Graeme

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Well, we got our first win in recent memory, but what a dire display of football it was.

    Reverting back to “Hoof-Ball” achieved absolutely nothing, but, we stuck with it!! WHY??? Collo was a liability, more often than not and Saylor was little better – we need their replacements in January.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Much needed victory but should have been a lot easier than that !!!

    Perez showed some great touches when he came on why can we start with him rather than Colback or Gouffran who offer nothing at all going forward

    Leicester only looked good when they brought the pace of Vardy on but if we had have been more positive from the start we would have been out of site before then

    We should be able to give Spurs and Liverpool a game both have not been that impressive but god knows what team we will play with to be honest

    On the plus side we did defend better as a unit will be interesting to see how we play next game

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    IL8788

    we beat a team that just came up and was better than us,

    we scrapped 3 points today, now we get back to losing games with the team we have coming up

    that team he fields is crap, some of the kids should be startes

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  • manxpie

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    great in the end played well and collos miss reminded me off the old newcastle attacking

    staylor brilliant stopped and in the way of everything and great for ober wat a confidence boost that must be

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  • Thump

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Here’s my problem with todays performance: almost any other team in the league would have decimated us today. We were as bad as they were, it’s that simple.

    That said, thank fsck for the win. Now if only Pardew would play Gabby through the middle…

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #15

    well all these days I wanted pardew sacked and now I’m tired of it pardew will never leave I don’t know to laugh or cry when we score or concede goal its so sick

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Obertan and Steven Taylor were the part of the unbeatable Newcastle 10 games run.Why they were on the bench a long,long time only Parde knows.But honestly he corrected his errors and therefore he saved his place as a Newcastle United manager.

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  • Diggedydaws

    Oct 18, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #17

    some of you lot are just un-sasifyable.

    A win is a win, we should of had 2 more goals for sure but Cisse fluffed his lines!

    They should of had their CH sent off! Thos factors would have greatly changed the game in our favour.

    Feckin doom mongers!

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