Disaster For Newcastle – Hammered 4-0 At Spurs


This was little short of a disastrous result for Newcastle tonight as Jak Alnwick made a couple of blunders that gifted Tottenham two goals, and for the second game running we have conceded four goals without either of our two top goalkeepers available, and we were very much second best tonight at White Hart Lane.

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Jak Alnwick – made two blunders tonight

Tottenham went ahead after 17 minutes and it was a tragic error from young Jak Alnwick in the Newcastle goal.

Jak went up unchallenged to collect the corner, but he mishandled it and it dropped over his head and Nabil Bentale? had an easy task to put the ball into the back of the net.

It was a gift of a goal from Newcastle, and in such an important game too.

Goals change games – and especially a goal like this one would have given the Spurs players confidence they could go on and win the game.

On 31 minutes Tottenham had a free kick just outside the penalty box but Eriksen’s free kick is cleared over the cross-bar by Jack Colback for a corner.

Harry Kane was threatening and form a good run form the inside right position he hit a shot that was just wide of Alnwick’s right hand post.

On 41 minutes Harry Kane drove into the box and there was an appeal for a penalty as Coloccini challenged but the TV replays showed it was not a penalty.

Yoan Gouffran had a decent chance just before half time but he was nowhere near, and he has yet to score for Newcastle this season.

Half time came and it was still 1-0 to Spurs.

But after the game was restarted Tottenham went further ahead just 36 seconds into the second half as Chadli was allowed to pick his spot, as he fired the ball home.

The Newcastle defenders had backed off him, and it was poor defending by Newcastle who now found themselves 2-0 down and an uphill task to rescue the game.

And then Spurs after 62 minutes the home side went 3-0 up when the dangerous Harry Kane was given time to blast the ball past Alnwick.

And after 70 minutes it was another bad mistake by Alnwick, as he fumbled a shot from Eriksen and the ball went into the air, and Soldado chested it down before putting it into the back of the net for a rare goal.

It was the Spaniard’s first touch after he had replaced Harry Kane two minutes earlier.

And things got worse for Newcastle when after 73 minutes Moussa Sissoko was taken of with a knock, and replaced by Vurnon Anita, so we hope he’s OK for the Sunderland game.

Newcastle were well beaten tonight in London for the second time in five days.

This result will give Sunderland a lot of hope for the derby game on Sunday – and Newcastle have already paid dearly for having only two experienced goalkeepers in their squad for this season.

It was always a big ask to expect Jak Alnwick to come in, after he had never played in a competitive game for Newcastle.

After conceding only 3 goals in the 8 games before the Chelsea win at St. James’ Park – we have now reversed that and conceded 9 goals in the last 3 games. 🙁

Why with Newcastle is it either feast or famine but nothing in between?

After starting the season badly we recovered brilliantly, but now have lost our last two games, conceded four goals in each of them, and have been outplayed in both of them.

It’s not a good time to be playing badly as we have six games to play through January 3rd when we are at Leicester City in the FA Cup 3rd round.

This is not a particularly good time to be playing Sunderland in our next game, but we may have to call on some of the youngsters because of all the injuries.

It’s a good question if Alan Pardew will start Jak Alnwick in goal on Sunday, and Newcastle may now be forced to bring in a goalkeeper on loan at the start of January.

Finally – Tottenham have drawn Sheffield United in the semi-finals with Chelsea vs Liverpool being the other semi-final game.

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Teams:

Tottenham: Vorm, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb (Capoue, 79), Stambouli; Chadli (Dembele, 60), Eriksen, Townsend; Kane (Soldado, 68). Subs not used: Lloris, Kaboul, Naughton, Lamela.

Newcastle: Alnwick; Dummett, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko (Anita, 73); Perez, Cabella (Vuckic, 79), Gouffran; Riviere (Armstrong, 59). Subs not used: Woodman, Satka, Streete, Roberts.

Goals: Bentaleb 18, Chadli 46, Kane 63, Soldado 70
Bookings: Haidara 71
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

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134 comments so far

  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #1

    In all fairness, Ed, ????? is one hell of a player. No team in the land can stop ?????.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Only thing worse than the result is reading dumb comments blaming the keeper
    Alnwick didn’t play when we lost 4-0 to Southampton
    Alnwick didn’t play when we had the worst record in the league second half of last season
    Every time we have suffered defensive capitulation colocinni has played
    I keep saying it. With this cancerous creature in our defence disgraceful displays like this are a distinct possibility

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  • Thump

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #3

    You know what else those games have had in common, toonbrother? Alan Pardew.

    Now there’s a shocker.

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  • HarriboNo9

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Did anyone see luuk de Jong scoring a hat trick tonight for PSV against an amazing feynoord thats 10 goals in 14 games in the league alone! What did toon do to him ?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Alnwick ‘s mind is going to be a mess at the weekend .

    If I was Poyet I would have my players shooting from anywhere .

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #6

    WHAT A DISGRACE

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #7

    HarriboNo9

    we played him as a target man and and an attacking mid and got him to defend

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  • firebug666

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Repost

    Dross, Dross. Dross. What the hell were we doing tonight?
    Only one person to blame for that shambles. The Inept One strikes again. GOD HELP US SUNDAY!

    Even my home brew won’t kill the embarrassment.

    All those who rate Alnwick or say give him a chance that’s 8 (eight) goals in 2 games.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m am so pissed of at that clampet Ap did he not learn anything at arsenal? And don’t you lot even try blame that keeper the simple fact is the 2 games Williamson has come in we conceded 8 goals I think 3 of Spurs came the right centre back position where he was playing. If e plays on Sunday I swear I will stop supporting this team and move on he is the most useless football player I have ever seen. Street is better than him. PLEASE sell and bring in natasic.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Harribo,
    Cause even Altidore could score bags of goals in the Dutch league. As could Alfonso Alves. Not a particularly impressive stand alone achievement.

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  • manxpie

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #11

    hiadara shocker
    rivi total shite
    cabella absolute shite
    dummet at rb shocker
    goof shocker
    ainwick feel for him needs to be taken out of it but wat option do we have

    we should have started with the youngsters again!

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #12

    catching a ball from a corner is goalkeeping 101 not being able to do it is like a chef not being able to make an omelette

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #13

    MIKE WILLIAMSON you big lanky piec of **** **** off from our club you useless b******

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #14

    kevymartins he did do something he dropped tiote and cisse and sammy
    because they were the problem v arsenal

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  • 89Norcal

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #15

    @Canny,

    I’m actually isolated myself man being in the USA, but these types of losses mean my usual post match routine of catching the epl and cup competion reviews is canceled!

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  • toonking

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #16

    lilo
    “toonking,
    Abeid and Aarons would probably be fit by now if Pardew hadn’t brought them back early though, so that is still Pardew’s fault.””

    the thing then is we see people complaining why they didn’t start that game even when they would be slowly brought back and if newcastle bloom got this injury crisis sort out we wouldn’t be getting these in the first place and that is something we’ve kept on suffering for decades

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Everyone with the name Mike is a useless fu**** Mike Owen Mike Ashley Mike Williamson. We can’t get Ashley out but we sure as hell better get wilo out the f*** ….. Spurs get Sheffield to !!!!!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes, we are short of players but that’s still no excuse for that diabolical performance especially when we went to citeh and won playing 4-3-3 with players in their correct positions and no favourites just players who deserved to be in the team.

    I know let’s fcuk it all up and fix something that didn’t need fixing, go 4-2-3-1 with a LB at RB when Anita would of been the better option. Oh yes, let’s get willo back in and another king favourite in gouffran. Perfect.

    No, the squads not full of quality and we need more but ffs, why change a formula that was working. That’s twice we’ve touched upon 4-3-3 and twice he’s binned it because he knows best. Stubborn twat.

    We’ll learn from these mistakes he always says. Give over you bullshitter.

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  • toonking

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #19

    the blame simply lies with everyone

    ashley- not getting enough quality cover
    pardew- not starting the likes of armstrong
    the players because nobody should be missing sitters like cabbella and rivere did.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #20

    toonking,
    If they are injured then they are injured, nobody would complain if they weren’t playing. Pards said he went against medical advice with Aarons against City. Was it worth it long run? Same with Cisse, who we now have to manage carefully!! Abeid was back on crutches after being drafted in after a 2 week spell out with a broken toe – people were questioning whether it was sensible to play him or not, so I don’t think that people would question them being out injured.

    Anyway, off to bed now, back up for work in 4 hours…

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  • manxpie

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #21

    kevy calm down willo wasn’t at fault for any of the goals dummet was tho!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #22

    To rub salt in the wound, we would have got Sheffield utd in the semis!!!!!

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #23

    @toonking the blame lies with everyone? I thought our team played quite well except for keeper and Williamson. Cabella Perez sissoko all played some nice stuff. I swear I put my house on it if Steve Taylor played against arsenal or Spurs im 600% sure we would not have conceded 4

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #24

    If Alnwick is injured or is told to be injured then 3 keepers on contracts are unavailable. Does that mean we can get an emergency keeper ?
    Or let Woodman play – have to believe he is at least athletic and physical in his approach , a positive keeper is needed.
    That apart we need to score fast against the Mackems and even be 2 or 3 up in the shortest possible time otherwise it will be like the Alamo.

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  • Mickalonius

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Too many injuries. Pure and simple.

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Manxpie are you f****** kidding me? He is sh*t why do we even own him? He wasn’t at fault? 3 of the goals came from position and he wasn’t at fault? Same thing at arsenal passing the ball to welbek putting it on a plate. Useless useless useless donkey .

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  • toonking

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #27

    kevy
    you are joking!!!!!!!!!
    did you actually watch that match because i certainly did and can tell you now we should have been drawing 1-1 at half time but instead rivere couldn’t even head the simplest of chances and we were therefor 1-0 donw.

    the second half again a great chance to get back into the game and what happens neither cabbella or rivere could score tha chance they have.

    2 goals which 99% of the time SHOULD have been goals.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #28

    This is Pardew. Manager of the month by stumbling through the injury list and of course reverting to type in order to fix what isn’t broke. Gouffran and Dummet out of position. Willo in the back four. The tired excuses continue. The mackems must be looking forward to the weekend for an extension to the record.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Crushed again by a London side. Not an encouraging result. Has Percy said anything yet?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #30

    For once in my life, I’m lost for words.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Lack of talented depth thanks to Scroogely. Pure and simple.

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  • nufcursed

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #32

    chill out guys!
    we never had a chance tonight anyway so what’s all the fuzz about?
    fact is we are nowhere near as good as our position in the league right now.
    we need to buy a couple of players and get rid of the following:

    willo
    coloccini
    tiote
    ameobi
    cissé
    gouffran
    anita
    rivière
    and of course pardew

    they will never be good enough..

    anyone knows what happened to bigirimana??
    he used to be a decent prospect but haven’t seen him for 2 seasons now.. where the f* has he gone?

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  • kevymartins

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #33

    I don’t care what anyone assays but we seriously need to replace Williamson it’s more of a priority than signing a striker. I would take natasic or van djik any day of the week.

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  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #34

    alwick 21% huh

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  • manxpie

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #35

    kevy lol

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #36

    It’s quite an easy team talk for our opposition, all they have got to say is attack our goalkeeper for 90 minutes.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Conceding 8 goals in the last 2 matches. Now we have the mackems. Are we up to it? Have no idea. Who will be in goal. Maybe Percy has a granny who is still limber?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #38

    I’ll tell you what the fuzz is about nufcursed mate. That was a sad sack exhibition. What is Riviere doing starting? He is hopeless. Our brain trust has one brain cell.

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Having secured a good win at a Spurs Newcastle went on to win convincingly against Sheffield United before destroying a poor Liverpool who had fluked a win against Chelsea in a memorable 5-0 Cup Final Win . Yeah right. Is there a parallel universe where this happens ?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #40

    I love that saying by the way. What is all the fuzz about? Beautiful.

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