Newcastle Completely Collapse – 3-0 Down At The Break


Newcastle have made a terrible start to the game at the Etihad Stadium today, and within the first minute of the game Vurnon Anita had given a penalty away (it was after 29 seconds) and after only 21 minutes we were 3-0 down.

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Vurnon Anita – gave away a first minute penalty

Just after the kick-off Mike Williamson chased the ball down the City left wing and turned around and beat Aguero, but he played a dangerous ball inside to Vurnon Anita just outside the penalty area, and the midfielder lost the ball to Dzeko, and as he went past him Anita just clipped him.

It was a penalty and Aguero made no mistake from the spot.

So after all the preparation of the last 10 days what a way to start the game.

Newcastle went 2-0 down after only 12 minutes when Manchester City played the ball down the left wing again, and when the ball came inside Samir Nasri was onto it in the penalty box and slammed the ball into the back of the net unchallenged – more poor defending by Newcastle and they were throwing this game away with poor defensive play.

After 21 minutes Newcastle went further behind and from the center of midfield David Silva put a pass through into the penalty area and split the Newcastle defense wide open (with one pass mind you), as he found Edin Dzeko who swept the ball past Krul and it was 3-0 down after just 21 minutes.

The Newcastle defence was being torn apart and don’t expect any changes in the defense when there are our only four regular defenders fit – maybe for the rest of the season.

After 28 minutes Jack Colback was booked and that was his 10th yellow card, so that means he misses the next two games – this was looking like a disaster for Newcastle and it wasn’t even 30 minutes into the game.

Newcastle were trying to get back into the game but poor defending and lackadaisical play against the Premier League Champions have caused this half time score-line, and Newcastle must now be wondering why they didn’t bring in reinforcements last month when they could have – it’s too late now.

Let’s hope we can recall Davide Santon from his loan spell at Inter-Milan – we wonder if newcatsle have that in the loan contract?

What do you think?.

The first half was probably the worst display of the season by Newcastle,  and this doesn’t augur well for John Carver, who is supposed to be the interim coach through the end of the season.

And the defensive five, including Tim Krul are the only fit regular defenders we have at the club at the moment, so it’s difficult to see many changes being made for next week against Aston Villa at home.

This is what happens when you allow your squad to be weakened in January, and you also let an experienced manager go and not replace him with another experienced manager – all for £10M, but if we get caught up in a  relegation battle it will cost us an awful lot more than £10M.

And if we continue to play like we did in the first half today – we will be caught up in a relegation battle.

We can only hope for an Arsenal type comeback in the second half.

Teams:

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany (c), Eliaquim Mangala, Aleksandar Kolarov; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure; David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri; Edin Dzeko
Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Martin Demichelis, Fernando, Frank Lampard, Jesus Navas, Wilfried Bony

Newcastle (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Ayoze Perez, Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Ryan Taylor, Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Armstrong, Emmanuel Riviere

Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire)



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191 comments so far

  • swemag

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #1

    If we score 7 in the second I think we can get draw. I think Carver should play for the draw here.

    This is what I like about the Premier League, you wait ten days for a game and then it is all excitement for 1 minute.

    Go Toon! Go toon! Cisse 3, Perez 2 and Sissoko 2 in the second. Can’t wait for second half. We will show them who is boss!

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  • Blofal

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #2

    If we don’t address the defense in January with some new signings I’m out.

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  • JDdubai

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Willo didnt play a dangerous ball, Anita couldnt control a simple 5 yard pass. And he didnt lose it to Dzeco, he lost it to no-one.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #4

    LG & B&B

    I’m open to any other ideas fans have, my biggest concern is that those who oppose a boycott don’t seem to have alternatives!! Any ideas chaps seeing as yous sit on different sides of this debate?

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  • firebug666

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Come on lads calm down; let’s look at the positives.

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    Did you enjoy them, see it’s never so bad.

    Luckily I have a supply of home brew to numb the pain.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Blofal…Not in the summer? 🙂

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  • swemag

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Our Toon,

    How about blind faith, never stop believing and full backing of Ashley?

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  • toonking

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #8

    If we still get him as manager, then i want us relegation,. Apart from no derby, we are not really going to lose anything else.

    We don’t aim for Europe
    We don’t bring quality players either
    Entertaining football and entry into the cups all still happen in the championship

    The only thing not given is TV money Ashley wants

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Big
    basket
    of
    arse

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  • armchair fan

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #10

    I can see the next post Ed

    ‘Who was Newcastle’s best player in the defeat at City’

    Don’t think I’ll be voting

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #11

    At least we are seeing goal mouth action!!!

    Clubs stance is that we cant compete with the likes of city so this result wont affect carvers chances

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #12

    We are only in the same league as citeh on paper. When it comes to football, we are conference in comparison. We will be lucky to finish higher than 14th.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Toonking@8
    I totally agree. MA doesn’t deserve a prem club.

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  • almondrichie

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #14

    ED pls add
    12.no one
    in your best player voting list…..

    atleast make a fan happy while clearly our shitty team cant do it……

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  • manxpie

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Ourtoon I think plenty of banners and chants asking someone to buy our club continuously a big advert if ya like at every opportunity radio phone ins the lot

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  • armchair fan

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon KK

    MA doesn’t deserve to have two working legs.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Abied on. Poor bloke having to come on at 3-0 down

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  • croftus5678

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #18

    hmm ok just threatened to punch a puds fan and a chelsea fan and its only half time !!!!

    god this team has me on edge ! i’m even struggling for reasons not to support scumderland instead atm >.<

    yay abied on for anita about bloody time now never play anita again please i wanna see him go on a free at end of season please.

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  • Keith in France

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #19

    According to the BBC we have had the same number of shots as City but ours were not on target !
    Colbeck to miss the next game !
    Xx

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  • armchair fan

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #20

    I’ll throw an ad on Gumtree for the sake of the club

    ‘For sale: Championship level club £250,000,000’

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Our first shot on target?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Reguarding pardew whether he was sacked, forced out or he just walked out, not having the funds to strengthen the squad, the club it’s self selling players on deadline day and not replacing plus fans wanted him out didn’t help, how can people on here say you didn’t want pardew out, you’ve been saying it for months.

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  • armchair fan

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #23

    OOOO Don’t blink lads, we have a corner………..

    I GIVE UP HOPE ON CORNERS NOW

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  • toonking

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon kk

    Some people think it sounds stupid but when I describe it like that maybe more will see where I’m coming from

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Doesn’t matter now he’s not here, hopefully carver won’t be here in the summer either.

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  • Widowmaker

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Sad but true, Wouldn’t mind championship football next season at all.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Welsh…I really don’t think anyone who wanted Pardew out has denied they did.

    What is it you’re actually trying to say?

    Carver isn’t better than Pardew? I don’t think you’ll get any arguements from anyone.

    Bottom line is Pardew left, the board chose Carver. What has that got to do with people who wanted Pardew out?

    I get the argument of be careful what you wish for, but that doesn’t apply here. Honestly, it doesn’t.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Nice.

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  • armchair fan

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Beautiful play tbh

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #30

    Speechless.

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  • toonking

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Now it’s 4-0

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #32

    We are lucky city has taken the foot off the gas

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  • toon kk

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #33

    We’re lazy

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  • Belfast

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Hmmmm aggressive team talk worked

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #35

    Fffffffffsssssssss useless bunch of pricks.

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  • toonking

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #36

    5-0

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Come on lads, wake the f**k up.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #38

    I’d terminate colo contract at the end of the season

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Gary Neville slating colback guffran and Perez for jogging back and not helping out

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  • JamesToon

    Feb 21, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #40

    fcking embarrassing

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