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The game did kick off at 4:00 pm but Cheick Tiote sustained a slight injury in the warm up, and was withdrawn and Vurnon Anita came into the starting line-up.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