McClaren – It Was A Classic – We Kept Fighting


When Gini Wijnaldum scored Newcastle’s first goal tonight it was the first time Newcastle had scored since Fabricio Coloccini scored against Aston Villa in the 1-1 draw.

It was also the first time in the last five games that we had not lost after coming back form 2-0 down and scoring a sensational equalizer from Paul Dummett on 90 minutes.

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Steve McClaren on the touchline tonight

This is what Steve McClaren said after the game tonight:

“People said that United were boring and that we lack character – but we kept fighting until the end and we have got a goal that feels like a winner.”

“People thought it would be a 0-0 and it was a classic at 3-3. It must have been a great game for the neutral. It was a heart attack for the coaches.”

It was looking like Newcastle for the fifth game in a row would lose, but Paul Dummett’s rocket at the death was enough to get us a well-earned point.

Wonder what Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet thought after the game?

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127 comments so far

  • toonbrother

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #1

    3 goals scored v one of the best defences in the league and we walk away with one lousy point!
    This man is a moron

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Should have managed the game better. Substititutes could have been on earlier, tired players were starting to make basic errors.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #3

    And on dummet how can people blame him for Rooney goal if anyone’s played football and it’s hit ya like it hit him there is no way ya can control that unless ya world class or lucky and he wasn’t either
    but he did stop plenty of crosses and matched marshial for pace as well as a great block and a great goal (it was going in anyways! )
    In other words better than hiadara and Mbabu

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Was at the match what a utter disgrace mick Dean is to the game

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #5

    I can’t understand people saying Mitro can’t jump or win the ball in the air.

    Check out Gini’s goal, Mitro wins the ball in the air against 2 defenders and puts it on a plate. The other 2 came from him being a nuisance and fighting for the ball.

    I’d be more critical of the service, it’s limited and lacking at best.
    I personally think he’ll come good, but I’d prefer he had a different partner to Perez.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Manx…..but what a way to redeem himself eh?

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Kets used to be the blog idiot coming out with stuff like we need 10 players sign lloris, kompany, aguero for 30M and sell dummet and obertan for 25M only a 5M difference lol. I think it’s easy to say toonbrother is the blog idiot now. If he actually praised when colo done well he would be ok but saying he played badly when he has been one of the best players recently is idiotic.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #8

    And you know all about morons. Nuff said really 😉

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Manpixie u say better than Mbabu based on what exactly?

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #10

    if colo stays fit NUFC stays in the bottom 3
    guaranteed
    signed
    SGITR

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Op, don’t think he actually won the ball, it was a Fellini knock down. But the challenge caused the error. Glad the lad scored, could see how much it meant to him.

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Think that was mbembas and perez’s first poor games in a long time. Thought we played some nice football just about deserved to win, should of had a pen and no way was it a handball from Mbemba. Build up play was a bit too slow from Tiote when there was space to play into he goes sideways or backwards, that is where Shelvey is going to massively help. No idea though who we’re gonna start against West Ham which is gonna be a really tough game, just hope Carroll won’t be fit cos hell dominate our centre backs

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #13

    What u talking about Bobby you clown

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #14

    OP

    It was Fellaini who knocked the ball down, good pressure from Mitrovic though.

    I think he can win the long ball up but doesn’t seem to win as many crosses into the box, with headers on goal. Not sure why.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Clinath but for cm who did we have?
    That’s Wat was needed at the time as was proved for there 3rd
    it just goes to show how shocking our squad is and has been under Ashley in a nutshell and how bloody stupid our recruitment has been in the same time

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #16

    manpixie? Was that deliberate pmsl. Sorry manxpie….

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  • Macas

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #17

    manxpie – Personally I thought Dummett had a good game, put some strong tackles in against Martial. His biggest problem is that there is usually nobody in front of him when he gets the ball as we don’t have a left winger, not sure how that is his fault!

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  • Bambams

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #18

    I like Mitrovic and hopefully this will have done him the world of good. Ok it’s only a penalty but also a great assist for Wini.
    We have to remember that he is a young man new to this league and now living in the UK. That’s a lot for a young man to deal with.
    Hopefully we stay up and with some better players feeding him we will see what he is capable of in the next few games and next season

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #19

    I think kets is quality lol. I enjoy his lists off players but I remember a couple times in the past everyone thought he was crazy about a couple of things but was proved right. So he’s not as crazy as he comes across?

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #20

    I think with mitro it is two fold. First we don’t deliver good balls to attack into the box (a lot of floated balls to nobody). Secondly I don’t think he attacks the ball that well and has a good leap on him like Carroll etc. Give him better service and he will win headers but don’t think he will really dominate.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Based on Wat! ?
    Seriously?
    Okay I’ll reverse the question why should a CB/RB youth play instead?

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Thank you again Chris Smalling.
    Glad you didn’t get that second yellow now

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  • geordie157

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Aside from the lingard goal colo played well, made some great interceptions and looked dedicated with tiote doing the same in front of him, who I thought was decent just looks a bit rusty still.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Ronaldo please don’t kets has not been proven correct on anything that isn’t obvious like saying get ronaldo he is a good player.

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  • Macas

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Mitrovic was woeful tonight, the sooner we sign a proper centre forward the better. Can’t challenge for headers most the time and is slow and cumbersome. Wijnaldum was giving him loads of stick second half for being greedy and wasting a great chance.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Dummett is surprisingly quite good when he is up against fast players. Navas and sterling come to mind. Then martial today.

    Think Carroll picked up a bad injury today he’ll be out I reckon but never mind, payet will do the job for them. He’s back in form very quickly.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Manpixie because in the games he has played he has looked just as solid defensively but much better going forward??? Unless his form drops why should he not start?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Tonnbrother men in white coats are desperately trying to find you at the moment. There’s a fire exit in the gardem.

    I’m out!

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Think Dummett is solid defensively he just hardly offers anything going forward…apart from the odd strike!

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  • clinath@ed

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Seriously, I thought Dummet looked nervous throughout, didn’t want the ball under pressure and looked to rush his disdribution.
    Perez, does not look comfortable on the left, not his best game at all.
    Tiote’s lasting impression is that he slowed our game up too much, just as we were gaining momentum.
    Having said all that, I thought it was a great team performance, and surely our luck has to turn soon.

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  • jimiley

    Jan 12, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Transfer Sage,

    Mitrovic reminds me of Keith Dyson. Thats why he will not win headers. Feet glued to the ground.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Remy in before the weekend:

    ____________Elliot____________
    Janmaat__Bemba__Colo__Dummet
    ________Saivet___Shelvey
    Sissoko______Wiji________Aarons
    _____________Remy

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Nufc
    One instance comes to mind was the season moyes took charge of man Utd. Nobody thought Man Utd would be as bad as they were going to be, only kets lol. Sure everyone knew they weren’t going to be as good as under fergie but nobody thought they’d be mid table, just him. He even predicted that we’d beat them at old Trafford and was right. I actually remember this clearly.

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Can’t wait to see Jonjo and Henri play

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Mitrovic has came in for some flak recently but 2 assists and a goal tonight is a good return we were finally getting players close to him in the 2nd half

    I think you can see what a difference Shelvey will make I hope we are keeping Tiote till the end of the season because a middle 3 of him , Shelvey and Wijnaldum will be pretty exciting to watch

    Perez looks a bit shot of confidence could do with maybe resting him for a game or 2 maybe Saviet could go left wing? Or Thauvin/Gouffran ?

    Villa winning is great for us hopefully they can take some points off other teams I mean they are down but it would be good if they could help us !!

    Payet and Valencia looked deadly for West Ham tonight scoring wonder goals so I think they will be hard work on Saturday

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  • manxpie

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Macas exactly that’s Wat i said before plus it gives colo confidence to play his game but for some reason hiadara gets plaudits because he runs forward without creating anything and then ends up way out of position and Mbabu plays 1 good game he’s the man !!

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  • Ravostag

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #37

    We would have won that had it not been for Mike Dean. Shteve refers to United, we are United not the lot from the west. He needs educating

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  • Belfast

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Glad to see you posting again Runaway.

    You’re one old name I have missed.
    .

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Man united probably played their best game going forward this season so I think we’ll take a point from that

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  • jimiley

    Jan 12, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Bambams,
    Thats bollocks about Mitro. He is on 50K a week and I expect a performance. He is slow and cannot jump. You cannot runner quicker or jump higher at his age. He will not be here in a year. Next striker please. Another crap Carr signing.

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