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Newcastle’s Six Shots On Target Equals Six Goals – Photos

6:49 pm, Sunday, October 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

Here are Newcastle’s six goals this afternoon in a great attacking display of fooball when we had 11 shots on goal,  with six shots on target and we scored from all six.

gini wijnaldum first goal

Gini Wijnaldum opens the scoring after 15 minutes 1-0

gini wijnaldum seocnd goal

Wijnaldum heads in second after 26 minutes 2-1

ayoze perez scored ncle 3rd goal

Perez hits third after 33 minutes 3-1

aleksandar mitrovic socred ncle 4th goals norwich

Mitrovic hits fourth after 64 minutes 4-2

gini wijnaldum his 3rd goal

Wijnaldum hits 5th after 66 minutes 5-2

gini wijnaldum his 4th goal

Wijnaldum hits 6th after 86 minutes 6-2

gini wijnaldum 4 goals notwich

One, two, three, four – yes – this man hit four goals today

Not a bad day at the office.


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  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    A 6-2 win is great, but it masked deficiencies in our play.

    Far better from Sissoko today, although far from a complete performance. Interesting to see Norwich visibly target the flank he was on. Wonderful ball in for Wijnaldum’s second, and also for Mitro’s goal. Happy days. If he can do it regularly and do better off the ball then everyone wins!

    A good way to prepare for the derby, but far from a polished performance, and one that would likely see us lose more than win.

    Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    I’d say Tiote should start every week as long as he can get back to the player he has been for us. He wasn’t outstanding today, but he was solid enough and kept it simple. He needs outlets he trusts, and today (partly because Norwich are abysmal off the ball) he had them.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Thank fcuk for that ! Bring on those mackems, can’t wait now !!!

  • 3 manxpie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    manxpie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    more worrying is people not commenting on a goal but then commenting on a poor bit of play happened quite a bit today strange for me!

  • 4 AncientC // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    The Mitrovic/Perez partnership looked wicked today. Mitrovic winning everything in the air and Perez using his craft in the space created. They constantly look ready to pounce – that is the area of the pitch we have the least worries.

    I cannot remember the last time we had two strikers that were compatible.

  • 5 Transfer Sage // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:55 PM


    I agree that we need to be much more solid defensively. However I think we went from being the better side in 20/30% of the game previous weeks to dominating a good 80% of this game.

    I was impressed we continued to attack through the match, not sit on narrow leads, much better.

    From a coaching point of view (you’re the experienced head there) there is a lot to analyse, from a fan’s point of view it was terrific and just what was needed.

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    I’ve been in Ghana all week at Right to Dream (they beat our youths 3 times over the summer) and there head coach is a guy who knows Cathro well. He was saying that there were some ‘complications’ between Simpson, McClaren and Cathro that saw Cathro’s role diminish after the first 2 games. Apparently they were resolved before the City match.

    He wouldn’t go into detail sadly, so not sure where the issue was. Hopefully the resolving of issues is a catalyst for us improving.

  • 7 toonking // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:55 PM



    When we see how poor sunderland’s defence is i could see us go on to beat them, our trouble is going to come up against the more solid defences. We’ll not have as many chances to score such easy goals leaving us more vunerable to a loss because we must have one of the worst defensive line ups in this league

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:55 PM


    have you had a bad day mate? when was the last time we scored 6 or had a hat trick, let alone someone score 4.

    Of course we have deficiencies but for once let’s enjoy the day

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    That was a huge monkey off of our backs no matter how it came about, if we can take that in to the next game then a few easier games it could make the Lpool and Palace games very tasty indeed.

  • 10 manxpie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    anita is shite for this league he needs time and the more slow paced european leagues but he’s our only other option unfortunatley, how people think hes better than colback is beyond me

  • 11 manxpie // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    probably a xenophobe tho

  • 12 toonbrother // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Delighted with the result
    It confirms what I thought about our superb offence
    But the defensive problems remain
    We cant score 3 goals every game let alone 6
    But thats for another day
    Congrats to the lads today
    Its a relief to finally get three points

  • 13 Rotonda heights // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:57 PM


    i agree with you on that. i don’t see what simpson brings at all, whereas cathro is the bright young thing who should definitely be ahead of simpson in the pecking order

  • 14 Mag52 // Oct 18, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Haidara in at LB with Dummett moving to CB in place of Colo would give us a better defence up to the January window when we’re going to have to buy a RB and a decent CB.
    Forget Austin. Mitro’s the boy !

  • 15 John Tudor // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    still perturbed by lack of decent posession in long periods and some poor back tracking

  • 16 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Yeah, we were far better for longer today. Although we were also unconvincing at times and Norwich had opportunities that better sides would punish. They dominated the early part of the second half, but couldn’t capitalise. Still, I appreciate that most just want to enjoy the result for now, so won’t be too critical!

    Defensively we were poor at times, but it was mainly in the wide areas. Nobody played particularly badly, just lapses in concentration. Again, details but often the occasional result papers over cracks.

    Good day mate. My U11’s beat an Under 12 side 3-2 and my Under 12’s beat an Under 14 side 7-0. Then the Newcastle result, happy days. You often talked of the good moments in Pardew’s reign as papering over cracks (as did I), I’m just providing the same balanced (isn) perspective as I always would.

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:02 PM


  • 18 Blofal // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    We won’t be getting Austin. He is injured at the moment and he would not start ahead of Perez or Mitrovic. I don’t think he would be content to be a bench player.

  • 19 toonking // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    It might sound weird saying this but i think our hardest game between now and liverpool will be leister!

    That game may need us to get as many as 4 goals in the first 60 min because looking at how well they’ve been in the final 30 minutes a sloppy defence like that of us will have a very tough time in the final minutes

  • 20 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    On another day we could have lost that 6-2, Norwich will probably feel hard done by that they lost, more possession, more shots, well tough shit, we won!

  • 21 will die for the toon army // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Siisoko thanks for coming back we really missed u the ignition of our attacks. Mitro / Perez that wat I call a partnership. Wijanaldum did we really pay 14.5m for that guy we really good that was a steal.

    I always believed in Mcca. he will get us playing. The defence will take away all my nails. CB was a miss. but lets wait till January. I think its Matip coming.

    Thauvin was the only miss. its like Carr had a thing with his mum. Guy jst wld nt give up.

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Will Die,
    I personally hope it isn’t Matip coming. He is a future defensive midfielder, but a shockingly inconsistent and erratic central defender.

  • 23 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    LG, I definitely thought Tiote offered something that Colback and Anita cant.
    Centre midfield and centre defence are the two areas to target in Jan without doubt.

  • 24 Toon Tang // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Some of that footy today took me back to Keegan 90’s days. Fair play it was only Norwich but the boys done good and need to carry that through to derby day.

    I’m certainly not going to do what I’ve done in the past and get confident that we will win because it always kicks me in the plums. Play the derby by ear and see how it goes eh.

  • 25 toonking // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    The way wij has performed throught out this season, i’m starting to look at a new captain for newcastle

  • 26 Lilongwe Geordie // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    If Tiote can get back to his past form, then an upgrade on Colback would be good. Defence has to be the priority, and a wide player/forward who will work hard and weigh in with goals/assists. It has to be the right player though, we need experience and leadership qualities, codetermined characters, and fighters.

  • 27 beefman13 // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    The two goals that we conceded were the fault of wiji n Sissoko not tracking back, but in essence everything else they did was top drawer, we looked brutal going forward, Tiote looks cattled to be fair, his legs look shot, our cental midfield pairing of colback n Anita are still for me to weak? They do put a shift in but all the creative stuff comes from other areas, holding maybe but now and again attack the space in front of you. Great effort today all around.

  • 28 will die for the toon army // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Dummett Colback and Taylor are not good players but we jst need them their for their determination.

  • 29 manxpie // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    sutty was that wreckless challenges and poor play which meant heart in mouth time!?

    tiote was very poor today

  • 30 manxpie // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    tiote has been shite for at least 2 seasons!
    “if he can get back to his best”!! ya joking aren’t ya?

  • 31 Toon-Prodigy // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:15 PM


    Bring on the Makums, can’t wait for Sunday!

    Exactly what was needed.

  • 32 SUTTY1978 // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    I’m not sure what from the game can be attributed to good coaching. We dont really have a style you can hang your hat on. We dont play possession or tippy tappy or hoofball or counter attack. How would you sum it up? It’s just kind of end to end, make it up as you go football, which I’m not sure how or why you would specifically coach. Is it just more like “get our there and win by whatever means possible”?
    Reminds me more os Hughtons Toon team.

  • 33 Ravostag // Oct 18, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Forget the bad defending and just enjoy the day, we won and scored 6 goals!! How can it be better? (beat the unwashed next week?!!!!!!!!!!!)

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