Sunderland 1 Newcastle 0 – Match Report


Sunderland had only scored one goal in their last six games and hadn’t won in the last seven league games, and they had only won four league games this season (one at Newcastle) but they again were too good for a patched-up Newcastle at the Stadium of Light this afternoon, and they registered their first win in eight games when they beat Newcastle 1-0 this afternoon.

jermain defoe after socring fantastic goal

Jermain Defoe after scoring fantastic goal

Here’s how we saw the game – another painful one to watch for Newcastle fans – and we have been simply hopeless this year under John Carver.

Sunderland were easily the better side in the first half,  and came out of the gates fast and were in Newcastle’s half most of the half and won a lot of corner, and Connor Wickham had a decent chance from a Seb Larsson corner but headed the ball just wide of the post

Sunderland were getting a lot of corners as Newcastle were handing on, and it was the 4th bottom side that were asking all the questions of the Newcastle defense.

And once again it looked like the Sunderland players were much more motivated than those in the black and white shirts.

But just when it looked like Newcastle would be able to go into the break still all square at 0-0, Jermaine Defoe scored a spectacular goal in the one minute of stoppage time.

Defoe hit the ball out side the penalty area on the volley and the ball flew  into the back of the net past Tim Krul – and the goal came at good time for Sunderland.

Newcastle didn’t get a shot on target in the first half and in one we were “awful”.

There were no changes at the half by either side, and Newcastle started the half with more purpose – and it looked like they had woken up at half time.

After 48 minutes Sunderland had a quick breakaway but Fletcher mis-hit the ball and should have done better.

In the second half Newcastle finally got their first corner of the game  and after 58 minutes on came Manu Riviere for Gouffran – and we wonder why Yoan always starts for John Carver?

After 68 minutes Patrick van Aanholt was through one the left but his shot was high and wide and he should have done a lot better but then a minute later Steven Fletcher had a great chance to put the home side two up, but his shot was way over the bar – a glorious chance missed by Sunderland..

Newcastle were trying to come back in this game but Sunderland we still the better side and created the better chances.

On 75 minutes Seb Larsson went close with a free kick from outside the penalty are but the ball curled just wide of Tim Krul’s right hand post.

Newcastle did come to life in the last 10 minutes as they went for the equalizer – but make no mistake about it this was a very poor and gutless performance (what – again?) from this Newcastle side and it shows once again that John Carver is completely out of his depth.

But we don’t blame John – he’s doing the best he can and he’s simply not good enough.

It’s  those at the top – Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley – who have a lot to answer for  – because they refused to strengthen the squad and ended up making it weaker and all for the sake of money.

John Carver talks a good game but he now has just two wins in 13 games and  only 9 points from 12 games played this year.

But it looks like Newcastle are still in the Sunderland charity business and for the second season running they have taken 6 points from Newcastle – one of the few sides they seem to be able to beat in the Premier League.

That’s five wins in a row for Sunderland against Newcastle, and that’s our fourth defeat in a  row in the league.

We hope 35 points will be enough this season but notice that Sunderland are now only 6 points behind us in the league.

It doesn’t get any worse than this if you are a Newcastle fan.

We hope.

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Teams:

Sunderland: Costel Pantilimon, Billy Jones, John O’Shea (c), Santiago Vergini, Patrick van Aanholt, Lee Cattermole, Jordi Gomez, Seb Larsson, Steven Fletcher, Connor Wickham, Jermain Defoe
Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Anthony Reveillere, Sebastian Coates, Liam Bridcutt, Adam Johnson, Will Buckley, Danny Graham

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Ryan Taylor, Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Jack Colback; Jonas Gutierrez; Remy Cabella, Moussa Sissoko (c), Yoan Gouffran (Emmanuel Riviere 58), Sammy Ameobi; Ayoze Perez
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Vurnon Anita, Olivier Kemen, Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan, Emmanuel Riviere, Adam Armstrong

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)



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42 comments so far

  • Schwefelberg

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #1

    All Ashley cares is to get wood with is bank account.

    On his Deathbed he will ahve his bank account in one hand and wood in the other.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #2

    I think a lot of season ticket holders will cancel there tickets now as this shite has gone on for at least 3 years since carroll left straight down the toilet we go !!!!

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #3

    How people still go to games is beyond me. What? Is watching that shite every week really worth your money? Really?

    Our fan base is just as pathetic as the heirarchy and the players. We all deserve relegation. Im sorry but no-one here can honestly tell me that other fans would stand for this shite?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Carragher is absolutely spot on about krul. Disgraceful. Even waited for defoe! Prick.

    Charlie

    Not sure what to say tbh apart from, nothing

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #5

    true toon stop showing yourself up we my have the money but we dont buy so what the point grow up the better team won just get over it ,

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #6

    1..,.,,, we need to go down
    2……. I put a bet on at the start of the season we would get relegated . Looks like I’m going to be s few quid up come may

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Tim krul trying to Justify why he patted defoe on the head. I’m sorry there’s no excuse. Especially in the derby. Bollox.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #8

    manx

    sorry has to be said but give it a rest you monotonously boring t–t.

    this was sunderland ffs, who were on one of those worst Pardew type record losing streaks in their history.

    How many of their players would get in our team? Don’t seem to remember SAFC having 2 dutch internationals in the WC quarter finals.

    If you are coached to do static containing football rather than playing 1-2’s, triangles, overlapping, 3rd man running or going beyond the man in possession then what do you expect.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #9

    At least Villa are in the sh#t

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  • Bri

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #10

    I think the scum will just manage to avoid relegation and next season defeats 6-7 are on the cards with our shit setup.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #11

    irish

    no i don’t think they would, as rangers fans have shown

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Average
    Krul – don’t rate him – good shot stopper – absolute crap in the six yard box and where the hell was he standing/positioning for the goal.
    If on the line might of been able to tip over the top.
    Sissoko – plays when he wants to
    Goufran – waste of space.
    Williamson and Jonas were the best of a bad bunch.
    and felt sorry for Perez up front on his own.

    Please Mr ashley – can I manage the team for the rest of the season – cannot be any worse than Carver

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Gotta say, I totally disagree about Krul. It was a wonder goal, Krul said good goal. 30 years ago that would be considered gentlemanly and gracious.

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  • toonluvva

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m a ST holder who signed up for special deal brought in by Lamearse.

    Every year I say just one more season, we’ll turn it round.

    Not any more, I’ve just renewed my ST and this will be my last time after many years of attending matches.

    I know deep in my heart that we will never have any ambition under Mr Ashley other than just hanging around the bottom 6 season after season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Honest John SBRs mate when asked if the fans would be hurting said they will be for days, weeks even years, I thought he was going to then say at least until we next win five in a row, he said until we win a game next.
    If he was a fan, he’d step down back into hiss assistant role and force Mashers to persuade Garde to come in now at all costs.

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Unbelievable. Its about time we had a proper discussion about our overrated chief scout. Gouffran ? Rivi ? Cabella ? I may have to put a tenner on us for relegation. At least that would ease the pain. Mind you, I would take relegation if it meant a better owner and manager.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #17

    I personally love derbies
    I really enjoyed that game
    Carver set things up to win a point away from home
    I have no problem with that
    J Defoe bought a ticket and won the raffle
    Tim didn’t have a prayer
    Two crap sides
    But we have so much scope for improvement and the scum played their best team.
    They are doomed I fear

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  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #18

    rotonda wtf does having a keeper and right back at the world cup have anything to do with anything?

    btw that world cup RB was played at CB for only the 2nd time of his career and why was that rotonda???

    or why was it that colback baught as a cm was playing at left back rotonda????

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #19

    @Jeff – You’re okay with playing for a draw against a relegation threatened team in a derby?

    What about all the other problems in this club?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Average_Contents
    The only prick is you

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Carver would never to that (this is where he reminds me of Pardew though Pardew is not a Geordie)

    …they are just looking after themselves with no regards to how it affects Newcastle or the institution it’s build upon.

    Carver is here until told otherwise 🙁

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #22

    *to = do

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  • nufc 11

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Everyone and their wife knew we heeded a striker in Jan and a new manager we got neither at least Sunderland went out and cashed out for a striker you get what you pay Mike Ashley

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #24

    gonufc
    @Jeff – You’re okay with playing for a draw against a relegation threatened team in a derby?
    YUP
    ARE YOU A BIT THICK

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Jeff…I got your memo earlier, but I am not sure I really buy it (besides the fact that you probably have lived in Benwell)

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Rotonda

    I think you’re getting confused. Yes, we have a good team. But you need to realise that half of that good team wasnt there today. They are either injured or suspended. The team Sunderland put out today was much better then ours. Period.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #27

    or rotonda how about selling players half way through a season and your best ones at that?

    how many of your under 11’s are sold of half way through a season and tbh i thought you’d be coaching at a higher level with all your euro coaching badges wats happened there like?

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  • toon kk

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Rotonda
    from previous post.
    You say I don’t get it? I personally think the team need to take a good look at them selves, more than Carver, you could see we weren’t giving 100%. Our squad isn’t good enough you can’t blame Carver for that. People are looking for someone to blame. Well there’s a list of things, ultimately MA, we could do better than Carver but he can’t put a team out we haven’t got.
    Do fans want change? Apart from a bit of moaning there’s no evidence, Mash is taking the p.ss.

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  • toonicle

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Garbage display for sure. Willo’s height is wasted on him, he could be 8 foot tall and he’d still lose out on every header.

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  • bob52

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Colback caught like a cat in the headlights but the big worry was sissoko, he played without passion with the look of a man waiting to leave the club. Terrible game to watch, they showed the passion we were promised poor old Perez ran his heart out without any service and have to agree with Carver our makeshift defense were not the offenders.

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  • IrishGeordie9

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Why is there this divide when taking into consideration whos at fault re Mike Ashley and Carver/Pardew??

    I think its quite clear that they are all at fault.

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s about time carver got s wake up call , from the fans . So you people ( notice I said people and not idiots ) who go to the next home game , can you at least voice your Anger towards the owner and the manager . That’s the least you can do .

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  • Moonraker15

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Jeff
    “Carver set up to get a point away from home” and you have no problem with that!
    Ffs we were playing the Mackems and virtually safe from relegation.

    The whole situation is a total farce and I am ashamed we are a laughing stock because we, the supporters are not condemning the regime.

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #34

    @ stuart no9

    totally agree – ive said for 2 seasons that Pardew and Carver have got off way to likely at St James – fans are also to blame to what we have become

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #35

    It seems we will finish 14th this season and we were going for a top 10 as a minimum!

    …since that was the premise Carver was working under could you class his performance at HC as passed?

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #36

    way to lightly even

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  • Schwefelberg

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #37

    The club died the day Shepherd put his hand out to Ashley. He could smell decay.

    Vermin Scavengers & Parasites love the Weak.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #38

    jesper i though no one was aloud to talk about other possible managers?

    or is it ok now that you want to?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #39

    I can’t believe Rotonda is still banging on about the coaching set up and Pardew, the same Pardew who now has a bottom three Palace above us with a game in hand. I wanted rid of Pardew as much as anyone and still wouldn’t have him back. Carver is worse, but to blame the coaching on the callous way the season was effectively stopped in January is ridiculous. If Santon hadn’t of been let go for a meaningless 2.5M and some of that profit spent on a quality CB do you think that Collo would have thrown in the towel or Cissse lose his rag like that, it is wrong the way OUR club is being wrong, blaming the sub standard coaches Ashley employs is part of the problem.

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  • Sazzer

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Charlie in the Gallowgate
    You can’t complain about Krul not getting Defoe’s shot while praise Willo who lost the header against Fletcher.

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