Two Second Half Magpie Goals Stun Spurs

Sammy Ameobi scored his very first Premier League goal within just seven seconds of coming on as a halftime substitute for Newcastle today at White Hart Lane, after Newcastle had been outplayed in the first half and were perhaps lucky to be only 1-0 down at the half.

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Perez beats two Spurs defenders to head home the winner

But Alan Pardew brought on both Sammy and Remy Cabella at half time, and we’d love to know what he said to the side during the break, because Newcastle were a different side in the second half.

This reminds us a little bit of the 4-4 draw with Arsenal in February of 2011, and all seemed lost in this game at half-time – even though it was only 1-0 from an Adebayor header after 18 minutes from a Mason cross, which looked far too easy for the home side.

It was the first away win of the season for the Magpies and our second win in a row so 6 points from our last two games, to add to the 4 points we got from the first seven games – so it’s 10 points from 9 games now.

It just shows you how wins are what teams need to move up the league table and also build some confidence in the side.

And when the team was announced without Tiote, Cisse or Williamson before the game, we expected the worst and the first half display bore that out – we were flat and uninspired – and didn’t have one shot on target.

But just seven (or was it eight?) seconds into the second half Newcastle were level and it stunned the crowd, including the Newcastle supporters.

It was Geordie lad Jack Colback who picked out Geordie lad Ameobi on the left wing, and Sammy moved onto the ball and took the ball in his stride and hit the back of the net before LLoris could move – it was  a stunning goal from the 22 year-old.

For Spurs Eric Dier was badly at fault, and he was asleep as Ameobi cut in on his blind side – but it was also a great pass from Jack Colback- a goal made in Geordie land.

The 2,200 Newcastle supporters went wild and there was more to come as Remy Cabella – who had also been brought on at the start of the second half , put in an almost perfect cross from the left wing and young Ayoze Perez  beat two Spurs defenders to brilliantly head home,  and amazingly Newcastle were ahead.

Moussa Sissoko had made a very powerful run past about four Tottenham players before delivering the ball to Remy – who got the assist, and that will do his confidence a lot of good.

After 66 minutes it looked like Tottenham had equalised when a corner went in off  Tim Krul, but the ball had gone out of play before hitting the Newcastle goalkeeper.

French International Moussa Sissoko looked a different player in the second half,  and his performance reminded us of a certain Patrick Vieira – the former Arsenal great – Moussa has huge potential and he showed it today in those last 45 minutes, and his play was key to this win.

Of course Tottenham came at Newcastle like a ton of bricks in the final 25 minutes of the game, but it was the calm Fabricio Coloccini who marshalled the defense very well at the back to get another famous win at White Hart Lane.

And it was only fitting that Ayoze Perez (what a player this lad can become) – was given a standing ovation when he left the field to be replaced by another youngster – Massadio Haidara – in the 78th minute.

Sammy and Ayoze will get all the headlines – much like Gabby Obertan got them last week, after his great goal to win the game against Leicester – and the youngsters deserve the accolades.

This was a very important win for the Magpies, make no mistake about that – and at half-time we were thinking it was game lost – but as has happened before with Newcastle – you just never know whats going to happen.

One thing that is true about the team we have this season, is that they never give up – and they proved that today with an incredible comeback from behind – all credit to our players and to Alan Pardew too for that second half comeback today.

So what did he tell the players at half time? 😀


Tottenham: Lloris, Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue (Kane, 66), Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela (Lennon, 77); Adebayor (Soldado, 82). Subs not used: Vorm, Chiriches, Davies, Dembele.

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett; Sissoko, Anita (Cabella, 46), Colback; Obertan (Ameobi, 46), Perez (Haidara, 78), Gouffran. Subs not used: Elliot, R Taylor, Armstrong, Ferreyra.

Goals: Adebayor 18, Ameobi 46, Perez 58
Bookings: Gouffran 22, Colback 50, Capoue 63
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Wythenshawe)

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40 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #1

    As I have said before Sammy deserves to start he was getting stuck in , winning everything in the air and gave Dier a torrid time when he came on also finally got his first goal

    Cabella’s cross was a delightful one for the winner although he could have set up a 3rd which would have killed them off he looks better given a free role still got to learn to stay on his feet a bit more

    How many times is Pardew going to get it wrong though at the start of a game ?? Why are we starting with 2 defensive mids every game it should be one of Colback , Tiote or Anita not 2 of them under any circumstances it allows Sissoko more space and it means we have another offensive player available

    Never realised how average Spurs are for spending that much money in the end we won quite comfortably and apart from their goal they did not have any more decent chances would have been raging if us parking the bus cost us a result because they were there for the taking same with Liverpool next week they are nothing special for all that spending on players

    I still think we can do better than Pardew but if we can beat City and Liverpool this week then I am willing to give him another chance lol

  • Graeme

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #2

    The big downside to our win against Spuds is it puts the scum in the relegation zone!!

    Poor cherubs, couldn’t happen to a more deserving shower lol

  • manxpie

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #3

    pochitino looked very depressed throughout i feel he’s even thinking he’s made a mistake and the commentator said it right with all the pressure nufc and pardew is under we’re only 1 point behind spurs now

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #4

    I find it so funny when the pro pardew and anti pardew supporters argue. It becomes a little bit like a competition. When Newcastle do well, the pro Pardew people say, “Where are all the anti pardew people” vice versa.

    Do you guys not see how pathetic you are ? Debating is fine but it has become a little childish now. Can we not just talk about something else like adults for once. Forget about Pardew and Ashley for the time being and find something new to talk about. Its all abit boring now. In fact, it is depressing. Lets all just celebrate this fantastic win. 😀

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #5

    That has to rank right up there with the best of results in the last 3 years! Get in! Proud to be a toon fan today. Unbeaten run continues. Great to read the posts over the afternoon and I’m smiling at the hypocrisy of some of the regular posters on here. Predictions and cheap schoolboy jibes dead in the water. It’s not, of course, the new dawn, but it’s a start and this is what it’s all about,being a supporter. This one’s for you Dulcinera, and a few others. You must be
    enjoying this today after all the stick you’ve had. Howay the Lads!

  • mattyNUFC

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #6

    one of the worst first half displays i’ve ever seen

    got it spot on in the second half

    still steadfastly believe AP should be sacked

  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #7

    @Santon: Honestly, I can’t blame Pardew for starting Anita and Colback in defensive roles. I can blame him for both of them being completely ineffective, though. Sissoko was doing their job more than they were ffs, and he still managed to get forward. I’ve never seen a team being gifted so much space behind the midfield, but Spurs got it.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #8

    missed the match lol

    why were anita and obertan taken off at half time

    and an honest assessment of the match would be nice

    great Sammy and perez have scored did Sammy support perez up front ??

    cheers in advance

  • kevymartins

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Why is people on here saying it was a comfortable win? Was I watching a different game?

    We had a pathetic first half and after we went 2-1 up you could argue we where lucky nail biting moments when Kane flashed the ball across the box and Lennon blasted one over could have easily been level.

    I was screaming for us to hold onto it. Had a gut negative feeling that they were gona score and they could have Soldado near scored aswell.

    More than happy with the points but just think we wer’nt as good and it wasn’t as easy as some people on here make out.

  • Thump

    Oct 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #10

    @NUFCJackW: Well said, mate. Those complaining that it’s childish on the blog are actively contributing to it being childish. Stunning lack of self awareness, mate.

  • kevymartins

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Good job I had Perez and nufc 2-1. Money in my paddy power account 😉

  • NUFCJackW

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #12


    I am not contributing to the fact this blog is childish, i was just pointing it out. I understand what you meant though.

  • ash1001

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Beermonkey #8
    To answer your ? ANita was totally crap, and thats been kind to him, He never tackles, never gets involved, ducks out of everything, just stands with his arms out, that 2 weeks in a row he has been pulled on 45 mins.
    As for Obertan, yes he was running around but he was out muscled every time,
    Match commentator in the first half was really slagging NUFC and rightly so, there was a total lack of effort.
    Pardew can count his lucky stars that it was not more than 1 – 0 at half time we were that back, so no praise to Pardew for the team he put out at the start.

  • Fostino

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #14


    sissoko was MOM today. great energy all game. colback in 2nd half did well too. delighted to see taylor take his chance at the back.

    cabella getting better too. we now seem to have a few options on the wings now. hard to pick 2 out of cabella, rolando, obertan, goofy, sammy

    still worried about the lack of creativity in the middle….anita is simply not good enough. i think our possession was 32% today which means we got very lucky. im hoping de jong is the missing piece

    credit were its due tho to pardew, great switches at half time. this was a great win.

  • sparky55

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #15

    credit where credit’s due…it wasn’t working…he changed it and we went after them and it worked.

    For the first time in a long time he got something right so you can’t really fault him can you. He made the changes a lot earlier than he normally does and called it right so as much as it pains me to say so…well done Mr Pardew…keep it up!

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #16

    the fact still remains , we dont get 90 mins out of pardew

    hang on for our lives , then come out and play in the second half

    not botherd about us winning, my goal still remains the same, get him out,

    by being happy with a win whist wanting him out means being a hypocrite , and thats one thing im not,

    i do not support him in any way, if that means going down a division or 2 , so be it.

    the premiership isnt why im an nufc fan :)..

    its like watching your mam getting beat up by her new husband, but saying nothing because he gives you money

  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Delighted with the result today. Credit to Pardew (tin hat on) his changes made the difference. The only thing I would have done differently; I would have took Goufran off and left Obertan on.
    Anita is not interested, a good player however he wants / needs too much time on the ball.
    Sammi was excellent and today was the best performance we have seen from Cabella.

  • carl

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Have you no shame ? Mactoon at least recognised what a tit he was and left quietly!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Possession counts for sweet FA if you do nothing with it we defended them really well in the second half and for how poor we were in the first half they only had one chance which they scored from

    We created better chances with less possession if Cabella had squared that ball we would have been 3 – 1 up the only decent chance they had was Harry Kane’s cross

    Bearing in mind we were playing with a man down the whole game in Gouffran who was getting carried the whole match I think we done pretty well

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Collocini and Steven Taylor are the key.And also Obertan as a starter.Sammy proved that can be played as a striker.Anita”the ghost”again.Colback stable and good head passing.Cabella instead of Sissoko next game.Sissoko should fight with Tiote for DM place.Sissoko shouldn’t be the man of the match.Defense was granite and is the key for our win.Just like the 5th place season.

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #21


    I agree it is childish. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy debating between fans, but i’ll tell you what i find boring and depressing, the people who come on here, not to debate, but to constantly moan, groan, slate our players, our management and our club

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #22

    October 26, 2014
    I find it so funny when the pro pardew and anti pardew supporters argue. It becomes a little bit like a competition. When Newcastle do well, the pro Pardew people say, “Where are all the anti pardew people” vice versa.

    Do you guys not see how pathetic you are ? Debating is fine but it has become a little childish now. Can we not just talk about something else like adults for once. Forget about Pardew and Ashley for the time being and find something new to talk about. Its all abit boring now. In fact, it is depressing. Lets all just celebrate this fantastic win.

    So i take it you are the ones who just sits on the fence.

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #23

    The win today was great and will paper over a few cracks we have for a short time. My only worry now is with games against Man city and liverpool coming up, 2 teams who we can’t really complain if we get beat by but if we do, things will go back to doom and gloom and calling for peoples heads.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #24

    See this squad can do it when they want to, I mean play against a tough team like spurs at their own place and that’s without players like.

    De jong
    Rivière well he’s done alright in patches.

    That’s a very good effort.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #25


  • scout

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #26

    PARDEW proving us all wrong

    nice one credit where its due lads and lasses

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #27


    Might have problems against man city but against Liverpool we can beat them.

  • lesh

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #28

    sing in the corner

    You mentioned the unbeaten run – how about Pardew for Manager of the Month?

    Now wouldn’t that cheer Catchy and his crew up.


  • Dulcinera

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #29


    this team deserves more credit sometimes than they get. I still think we are a poor team. I can’t remmber the last time we bossed a game and played lovely passing football. Beating spurs today was great but apart from the goals we scored we were otherwise passenngers in this game. We have some great individual players we just cant play as a team and i don’t understand why

  • Dulcinera

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    I agree we can beat liverpool, especially this season the way they have played but they still have a better team than us, Our last home game against liecester, we played absolutely shocking. I we play the same against liverpool they will beat us

  • lesh

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #31


    You’re not happy with a win coz it keeps Pardew in a job?

    Are you sure you don’t want to revisit that post and correct any errors?

    If not, you’re a disgrace!

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #32


    Ha ha I’m sure Mr Pardew doesn’t want any gongs for his outstanding achievements so far this season 🙂 Time for a cliche …’wins breed confidence’ and the football will improve with it,we have something to build on.

  • Sliema

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #33


    I get where you are coming from mate. I feel like games are still a dilemma though.

    I struggle to really want us to lose. I didn’t go nuts for the win today, but I guess I was pleased.

    Just proves that things are terribly wrong. I used be delighted if we won a tough game like Spurs away. The club have bored me so much that I now just grin and carry on with my soup preparation.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #34

    We look so much better as a team with Sammy on the left hand side he is ready to play there every week

    Obertan had a poor game on the right so maybe put Gouffran on right wing because he is right footed?

    Put Sissoko on Gerard in the next game and let him bully him off the ball

    Cabella has to start as well give Perez another game if Cisse is not match fit

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #35

    Good result today, let’s hope the mackems sack Poyet before december comes round.

  • John Tudor

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #36

    look to the table we are one defeat from the drop places dont get a stiffy on this result

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #37

    @Jail for Ashley

    Lets not because every time they get a new manager they always seem to play us in the first game and get that new manager luck !!!!

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Apart from de jong and santon the other players I’ve just mentioned should be back next weekend, so our squad will be a lot stronger, it’s a pity we’ve picked up a few injuries, no one can blame pardew our main creative player (de jong) is out, I think with him we would have won the games that we lost or drawn.

    Apart from the Southampton game.

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #39

    @John Tudor

    The premiership is mental this year if we had have beaten Villa and Palace we would have been in the top 4!

    I still think we will finish just above the relegation zone think Burnley and QPR are defo down possibly Sunderland to join them !

  • Pottsclock

    Oct 26, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Sammy or Aarons on the left? Certainly not Gouffran any more….


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