Newcastle Get Biggest Win Of The Season – 3-0 At Hull


Three goals from Newcastle was enough to give us a great 3-0 win at the KC Stadium today, and that was our first win of the year and our first win since Alan Pardew left the club late last year.

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Remy Cabella after scoring first goal on 41 minutes

This will be a big shot in the arm for both John Carver and the Newcastle players – and for the Newcastle fans – and the lads deserved the win against a poor looking Hull City side, who had a number of their players back from injury.

Newcastle went ahead on 40 minutes with a great first goal from Remy Cabella, and then on 50 minutes Sammy Ameobi hit a terrific left foot shot from almost 30 yards out into the back of the net, and then after 78 minutes it was substitute Yoan Gouffran with his second goal in as many games that wrapped up a very important win for the Magpies.

Hull should really have gone ahead after 18 minutes when Curtis Davies from about five yards out should have headed the ball home but Tim Krul made a gerat save as he seemed to divert the ball onto the chest of Coloccini, standing on the line, and the ball was cleared.

On 41 minutes Newcastle went ahead with the very first goal from Remy Cabella and what a goal it was.

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Ahmed Elmohamady punching the ball home just before half time

Remy had the ball just outside the box and he seemed to be fouled but he picked himself up and won the ball back and in one movement slammed the ball past Allan McGregor and into the back of the net – and it was a rare bit of class shown in that first half.

It was a great strike from the classy Frenchman and that will be a great relief to him now that he’s scored for Newcastle – fantastic finish from Remy.

And just before the break it looked like Elmohamady had equalized, but TV replays showed he had clearly punched the ball into the back of the net on purpose – that was just plain cheating from the Hull wing-back, and he received a yellow card.

That was good work by the linesman because those often go undetected especially when the Hull player went crazy after it looked like he had scored.

It was 1-0 at halftime and Newcastle had put together a workmanlike performance in that first half and were 1-0 ahead through a really great bit of class from Cabella.

At the start of the second half the rain was coming down in (the proverbial) sheets.

And just five minutes into the second half and Sammy Ameobi had the ball 30 yards out and he hit wonderful left foot swerving (and dipping) shot past McGregor into the back of the net and Newcastle were 2-0 up.

That was a vital second goal early in the second half for Newcastle.

After 53 minutes a wild attempt at a clearance from Fabricio Coloccini had the ball high in the air and it was Vurnon Anita near his goal line – who did extremely well to head the ball clear.

What was Colo thinking?

The Newcastle traveling fans for once were getting a real treat, and they were heard singing loud and long – at what was turning out to be a decent performance from Newcastle today.

Good for them.

On 64 minutes a great cross over into the Newcastle penalty box and from one yard out somehow Jelavic couldn’t turn the ball into the back of the net and the ball went parallel to the Newcastle goal line – I think I could have even have scored with that chance.

Well – maybe not.

But Hull hadn’t scored in the last three games – all defeats – and today they missed what few chances they had.

Yoan Gouffran came on for Remy Cabella after 71 minutes, and would you believe it but 8 minutes later Yoan scored his second goal in as many games, as he rifled the ball into the net but the ball seemed to take a deflection over goalkeeper McGregor.

Papiss Cisse came on for young Ayoze Perez after 82 minutes to get a run out – after getting back from Equatorial Guinea only yesterday from the African Cup of Nations.

And then in stoppage time Sammy Ameobi came off and on came Mehdi Abeid for about the last minute of the game.

We had expected Mehdi to replace Vurnon Anita today in the starting line-up – but to his credit the Dutchman worked hard and had a very decent game today for Newcastle in the middle of the park.

Newcastle held on well for what was an extremely important win – and certainly some of our fears of falling into a relegation battle will be lifted by this excellent result – the second season running we have won by three goals at the KC Stadium.

And it was our first clean sheet since we won 1-0 against QPR at home on November 22nd – 13 games ago – so maybe the influence of Dave Watson is already starting to show with our defense.

There were a lot of good things to take out of this game today, and although it wasn’t a great performance by any means, we were far too good for Hull City.

And owner Mike Ashley was at the game too – and seen to be laughing at the final whistle – so the Billionaire will be pleased with the win which takes to 30 points after 23 games played and at the moment we are in 10th place.

Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Dawson, Davies, Robertson (Brady 71), Ramirez, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler (Aluko 55), Hernandez (Ince 66), Jelavic
Subs not used: Bruce, McShane, Harper, Quinn
Booked: Meyler 24, Elmohamady 45

Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Cabella (Gouffran 72), Sissoko, Ameobi (Abeid 90), Perez (Cisse 82)
Subs not used: Santon, Obertan, Riviere, Alnwick
Scorer(s): Cabella 40, Ameobi 50, Gouffran 78
Booked: Anita 29
Referee: Phil Dowd



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37 comments so far

  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 31, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #1

    MOTM Haidara and then followed by Cabella. Both Cabella & Jannmatt left are very prone to counter attacks and better teams would capitalise on this. Nonetheless delighted for the lads, 3 goals and a clean sheet. This will give Carver confidence. 2nd half was better and whilst Sissoko had a quiet game he did a very important job adding solidity to the left and hence was running less offensively. Anita played well covering support to the back. I thought the subs worked well and were at the right time. Not the team that I would have picked but I saw potential there to improve. Remember we have Siem and Aarons to add to the team. I think Carver should be given our support for the remainder of the season. I desperately want us to keep Sissoko as he is key for our long term future to progress and should not be sold unless we are offered £50m+. He is our “Viera” and look how Arsenal have NEVER replaced him. MA need to get a world class coach in the summer, retain our players and make a few strong additions.MOTM Haidara and then followed by Cabella. Both Cabella & Jannmatt left are very prone to counter attacks and better teams would capitalise on this. Nonetheless delighted for the lads, 3 goals and a clean sheet. This will give Carver confidence. 2nd half was better and whilst Sissoko had a quiet game he did a very important job adding solidity to the left and hence was running less offensively. Anita played well covering support to the back. I thought the subs worked well and were at the right time. Not the team that I would have picked but I saw potential there to improve. Remember we have Siem and Aarons to add to the team. I think Carver should be given our support for the remainder of the season. I desperately want us to keep Sissoko as he is key for our long term future to progress and should not be sold unless we are offered £50m+. He is our “Viera” and look how Arsenal have NEVER replaced him. MA need to get a world class coach in the summer, retain our players and make a few strong additions.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 31, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    To put it in perspective if that was pardew in charge today with the same result and performance there’d be s load of “we only rely on individual goals or lucky deflections”

    So all in all we played a very poor hull team but we’ll take that as the run that’s coming up is horrific lol

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  • manxpie

    Jan 31, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #3

    I think with ober back cabella has to play in the middle he hasn’t got the pace for the wing imo

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Alan who !!!!

    Most enjoyable watch in years. The shackles are off, pardew’s gone, pass and move football is back.

    One- twos, trangles, overlapping, going beyond the man with the ball. A real joy to watch, as the O-lays confirmed!

    Anita absolutely awesome as was Cabella. They were never bad players, as we are now finally seeing.

    Far too early to judge carver and Hull are s—e, but no daft subs today to undermine previously good 45 minute cameos.

    Seemed to be a very good connect between the team, Carver and the fans at the end. Hopefully this will end any bruce for manager issues.

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  • lesh

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Great result and we’re up among the big clubs now – sandwiched between Stoke and Swansea!!

    And why was Ashley there? Could he have been about to sanction a signing or four? Well, err, wishful thinking there and he’s gone away believing we don’t need any.

    Surely though, he must acknowledge that Colo’s going to cost us points and we need a real presence at CB now.

    As far as Carver’s concerned, good result for him but we still need a fresh face as HC to show some ambition – but that’s Ashley’s call and I think we know what that’ll be.

    And as far as Carver’s public snivelling’s concerned, someone should tell him to shut up and that he’s gonna be ridiculed when things go belly up. It’s in his own interests that he does restrain his enthusiasm to be appointed in May otherwise he’s in for a nasty bump when he hits reality.

    Good result, no matter who the opposition was.

    Onwards and upwards (ish).

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Good result today very professional performance

    I will say though we need to work on ways to get whoever is the lone striker more chances Sissoko , Colback and Anita essentially do the same job so no one was getting into the box to support or create chances would be better with Cabella or Perez in the 2nd striker role with a midfield player dropped and either Gouffran, Obertan or Aarons on the right wing

    Stoke will be a test though we seem to struggle recently against teams who are long ball merchants

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  • lesh

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Everton one up!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    One thing that stuck out like a sore thumb in this game! Moussa ain’t looking for a move this window!
    He was pure class at times today and running till the end enjoying himself as well!
    If he does leave in the summer he goes with our thanks but I hope and pray Ashley has a change in policy, cos this squad doesn’t need much to be right up there near the top 6; they are all playing for the shirt?

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #9

    So happy what an enphatic win!!!

    Well done JC

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Second half was excellent to watch and we looked more solid. Still need to start playing both halves though, first half was abysmal up until The goal.

    Well done to Cabella for the goal, he was lively today but still needs to work on his decision making.

    All in all good job and good for Carver. We need to see if he can sort out the defence yet though.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #11

    manxpie

    get over pardew you dunce. no one is gonna sit there and say “ah, gee, manx, you’re so right”. get over it. if not you can see everton wallop CP right about now

    anyway, incredible that this is our largest win of the season. Fair play to JC and the boys

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #12

    One thing that stuck out like a sore thumb in this game! Moussa ain’t looking for a move this window!
    He was pure class at times today and running till the end enjoying himself as well!
    If he does leave in the summer he goes with our thanks but I hope and pray Ashley has a change in policy, cos this squad doesn’t need much to be right up there near the top 6; they are all playing for the shirt?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Manx

    never saw a pass and move performance for the full 90 mins like that from parderw in 4 years.

    With AP it was all about the base, sorry I mean containment for 70 mins and can we nick 1.
    Today was great to watch from the off.

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  • newcs

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #14

    Thought we played a lot better against Chelsea and even Southampton. That’s football though. Nice to see a win and some cracking goals

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  • manxpie

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Rotonda ya sure ya not going a little bit over the top there lol!?

    Where was the great triangles and overlapping?
    We still struggled going forward

    The ole’s were us passing across the midfield then backwards sorry but goin well over the top isn’t the answer hull were shit

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Pardew’s honeymoon could be over and today reality will hit them! Pardew is a shit manager! Lol

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  • gazzaforever

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #17

    As I told before, Bruce is the crappiest manager in the league

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #18

    RH

    We were pretty average in the first half. Both teams struggled with Hull having the better opportunitys up until we scored. Second half I agree we played much better. Need to keep it up now.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Man pie
    Hull may be shit but those teams have been beating us under the King !

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #20

    only got to see the second half but my view was;

    krull had good game not his best as he could have gifted them a goal.

    janmaat again not a great game but he’s prob our most consistant defender.

    hairdryer looked to have a great game and congrats to the lad he seems to be getting more confident in his attacking not sure on his defending though.

    williamson was the unsung hero imo as he looked very solid and didnt look at all weak.

    colo had a fair few very silly mistakes and he seems to be getting worse ! time to move him to dcm imo as he’s got too much pressure on him to be our best cb and he cant really do it anymore.

    anita was great and prob the best i’ve seen him play for us ! on that performance we will be paying for someone to take tiote off our hands.

    cabella looking better by the game and shows how to defend as well as attack very very well my motm.

    sissoko was ok not his best but he is mostly consistant.

    sammy again looks to do both attack and defend and we play better more direct footy when he plays.

    perez is great and has everything ! shame he didnt get a goal but tbh it wasnt hs fault today he did everything right again.

    goofy even though he scored was still avg ! he’s always a work horse and does his best and thats def good enough but i cant help thinking if he played more forward he would have more impact.

    great play from the lads there but we almost handed them 2 goals as our defence namely colo did silly things we was just lucky and got away with it this time ! you cant blame colo for being not fast enough to keep up though for his age he’s still a good defender its just upto us to play someone younger against faster sides.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Only thing that matters in this second half of season is results. We need points on da board. I couldn’t care less if we didn’t play well, I just want 2 see points on the board

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #22

    😆

    I see the two factions are putting their polarised spins on it.

    Why I don’t bother coming on here anymore, other than match day. Petty politicking (to what end?) and sensible or light-hearted posts few and far between.

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  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Ta-rah!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #24

    rotonda – previous thread

    you’re disdain of pardew must’ve clearly contributed to your hyperbole of this match’s assessment. i was as ardent anti pardew as they come (ok, maybe not like you and catchy), but you make it sound like we were watching barcelona.

    a step in the right direction, no doubt, and i couldn’t be happier for JC and hope it continues, but it was hardly a wholesale improvement against a side displaying relegation form

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  • manxpie

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #25

    Matty ok then wat the fusk you on about I have let him go it seems his harshest critics cant tho!
    It wasn’t a great performance simple as that!

    I just as I said! Was putting it in perspective so get ober yaself!

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  • Slank

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #26

    MOTM to me was Anita. Possibly his best game for the club.

    Although a little chap he was head and shoulders over the Hull midfield.

    Cabella was excellent and is growing (at long last) into the Premiership. Perez – well what can I say. Such consistency is remarkable especially in such a young man new to this country and the Premiership.

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Rotonda 13

    i think when we got the 1st goal and then 2nd goal, we got some confidence and did start passing it around quite fluidly

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Manx

    Your grammer is as poor as your hero, ”where was”

    Kind of confirms your total lack of footballing knowledge if you didn’t spot several excellent one touch passing moves and link up play.

    It’s strange how you almost seem to want us to fail now AP has gone

    Even you can’t bring me down on a day like today. AP’s gone, get over it, unbuckle your face and try spreading a little happiness.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #29

    It is strange to see Ashley in the directors box at Hull wearing his black and white shirt and looking delighted we’ve won! I know he’s got to stay in the PL but he just looked as though he’d supported the Toon all his life! Am I deluded? Haha I’m just over the moon we’ve won and now we need consistency as you never knew what was gonna happen under Pardew !

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Surprisingly I agree with Manxpie here lol.

    The olay’s were good but most of it was sideways and backwards and was for about 2-3 minutes, that is until willo got it, flapped and hoofed it. Not a great performance but not bad either. Much improved second half but still struggled in the final third to create chances which didn’t come from outside the box. Lacking that cutting edge from midfield to striker to link the play IMHO. Hopefully SDJ is the man.

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  • dexter53

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #31

    This club has so much potential it is almost frightening. A good quality coach ( De Boer quality at least),some quality additions to the squad and 52000 screaming fans is a mouth watering prospect.
    Now,if i can see that why cant prospective new owners see it? Baffles me it really does.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #32

    *
    I should have said Ashley wearing a black and white SCARF not shirt !

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  • manxpie

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Haha rotonda ya going on about grammar!
    Have a look back especially after you called tequila out the other day for it
    Your posts were full of bad grammar and spelling it’s just I and I’m sure tequilla aren’t sad enough to point it out!

    On the game we played ok but your talking like we just played total football against the likes of barca which is deluded
    How dare I actually point out an honest view on the performance instead of going well over the top because of an ulterior motive!

    Btw I will now be sad enough to point out all your spelling and grammar mistakes just to show ya how sad it really is!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Dexter
    I agree we have huge potential and, if only Ashley shared our ambition……

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  • toonincheek

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Rotunda –

    Complaining about grammer ? !

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  • NUFCKingALLdWAY

    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Even though we got the win today our centre backs were awful. Haidara was brilliant but hes gonna be dropped again for dummet. Hope JC realises haidara needs to start and dummet should partner colloccini at CB in place of the terrible williamson

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  • goommy

    Jan 31, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #37

    0-3 away game. Am I dreaming??

    I start to like you John. Well done everyone ^_^b

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