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Gayle Goal Gives Newcastle 1-0 Hard Earned Win

5:17 pm, Saturday, August 20th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

It was a goal after 20 minutes from Newcastle number 9 Dwight Gayle that gave Newcastle their first clean sheet of the season, a second successive win and our first win on the road since last December.

The lads held firm under considerable pressure from the home side to win by that single goal this afternoon.

The crowd of 22,512 which included 25000 traveling Geordies was the biggest crowd at Ashton Gate for 26 years.

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Dwight Gayle after scoring the winner

Newcastle’s breakthrough came after 20 minutes when the impressive Mohamed Diame on the right put Gayle through the center with a nice pass and the striker took one touch before drilling it brilliantly past goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell with his left foot to put Newcastle in front.

Newcastle held on well for their first clean sheet of the season and that was especially true in the final 10 minutes of normal time and then 5 minutes of stoppage time.

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Dwight Gayle the scorer and Mo Diane got the assist

That was Newcastle’s first win on the road since we took Tottenham apart 2-1 at White Hart Lane last December.

Rafa Benitez will have been pleased that Newcastle were strong in defense when they needed to be today – and it was classic 1-0 win and a good strong defensive performance from the side.

If we are to do well this season in the Championship then the defense has to be resolute like they were today.

And that’s Dwight Gayle’s 3rd goal in four days for Newcastle and this lad has been great so far this season with four of Newcastle’s six goals so far.

Newcastle move up to 7th place 4 points behind Huddersfield who got their 4th win – this time at home to Barnsley – to go top on 10 points.

Dwight Gayle, Mohamed Diame, that man Yoan Gouffran again – and Chancel Mbemba were the pick of the bunch for Newcastle today with Diame looking impressive on his comeback to the side following a slight knock he picked up last Saturday against Huddersfield.

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36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laurent Robert The Legend // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Only if first 2 matches were different..

  • 2 toonking // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    WE bloggers all talk about how crap these english managers are.
    maclown and his poor england record
    pardew and those very long bad runs
    BFS and that long ball
    hogson and his failure to beat the easiest of teams

    why don’t any of you bloggers bother trying to be manager it would make england proud to finally geta decent english manager and you all act as though you can do better.

  • 3 cyprus // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    25000 Geordies eh 😉

    Ed, how do people vote best player since a handful watched it. BTW I went with… Perez. And I bet a win, though with ten minutes remaining.

  • 4 Uncertain Toon // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    25000 geordies lol!
    I think Ed does it on purpose to see who’s paying attention

  • 5 toonking // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    If palace have better sense than our chairman pardew should be sacked very soon, I imagine he only survived the sacking last season because of a run to the final of FA cup.

    Will post be putting up stories about his personal life?

    Will palace still be so well followed?

  • 6 firebug666 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Well I have to say, from the radio commentary I went for Gouffran, did the job he had to do, won the ball back a few times and help out Clark @ LB, brought the ball forward.

    So on that he gets my vote.

  • 7 hibbitt // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    now remember if you haven’t seen the game DON’T VOTE !!

  • 8 bettyswallocks // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Ketsbaia……….. You need castrating you sad pr..k.

  • 9 DeanToon88 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Hihlights lads

  • 10 Harley // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Liverpool had 81% possession and 26 shots!!!!!

    After looking very unimpressive, Gayle could be the find of the season. Can’t wait to see him paired with mitro.

    Not bothered at all that we didn’t play too well, 3 points is all that matters.


    Make the most of your last night on the blog. I don’t think you fully realise the extent of what you said earlier. I genuinely think you thought you were being funny but that was just disgusting. You’re a complete fool.

  • 11 Jib // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    The crowd of 22,512 which included 25000 traveling Geordies

    Ha ha ha

  • 12 toonking // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    back to the match MOTM it’s hard to say the only idea of the game i got was from the radio.

    One thing I could do is say sels a very bad choice and can only assume that the voters are scums and blank mind people perhaps kets.

  • 13 Harley // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    I listened on the radio, does that count?

  • 14 bettyswallocks // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    You haven’t even got an ounce of decency enough to try and make an attempt at an apology. I’d like to meet up with you for a pint tonight.

  • 15 Jib // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Castrating is too good for Kets
    He should be well hung

  • 16 welshgeordie9 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Just read kets comment, wow, what a first class muppet.

  • 17 Ron Knee // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:32 PM


    Wouldn’t dream of it!

  • 18 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    I’d take a scrappy one nil over any kind of loss. People have to remember, this is a process, instant result should not be expected.

    We lost the first two, won the next two. Neither win was convincing, but give it time, if we keep wining, it will become convincing.

    One more point I want to make is about the keeper sels. He was ment to be the best keeper coming out of Belgium. Ppl are already demanding him to be dropped after a nervy start here.

    This is ppl demanding instant results. It all about process. I remember when I used to laugh at man united fans cause there new keeper de gea looked terrible. They said he was the best keeper coming our of Spain. Let’s just say I’m not the one laughing anymore!

  • 19 Belfats // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Cracking win

  • 20 WWSBRD // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    So still in dire need of a LB and our keeper needs to get up to speed fast on Darlow/Krul needs to come in

    Mitro is back next and we are 2 wins in quick succession, hopefully we can have a completed team by the time we next play

  • 21 lochinvar // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Gayle feeding off Mitro and vice versa should be great.
    Another combo of say Ings and Bas Dost makes the team have real options.
    Winning today and a better looking League position will also help confidence and look more attractive to Rafa’s new targets

  • 22 Rafa Revolution // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Jib, you are making it worse, Kets was bang out of order

  • 23 NUFCPaul // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    gorgonzola’s weekend has been ruined with that result today. Poor lad. Maybe his team will beat the Smog Monsters tomorrow to cheer him up a bit.

    He’s been strangely quiet today, hasn’t he? Maybe he’s working a double shift at Burger King today?

  • 24 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Haha, I know more about football than all of you.

  • 25 Oleg G // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Hull City is the new Leicester City? 🙂

  • 26 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    West Ham will do well this season. Leicester will finish 14th.

  • 27 Rafa Revolution // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    I reckon Swansea could end up been in the relegation zone this season tbh

  • 28 WWSBRD // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Oh dear has Ketsy put his foot in it? normally this level of comments come from racism or sexism…am I close?

  • 29 bettyswallocks // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Kets……… I’m sure you were born out of yer mam’ s arse as her Cnut was too busy.

  • 30 Ketsbaia9 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Haha you’re right there. That’s made me laugh.

  • 31 Oleg G // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    The crowd of 22,512 which included 25000 traveling Geordies was the biggest crowd at Ashton Gate for 26 years.

    111% capacity. People were sitting on each other’s heads 🙂

  • 32 welshgeordie9 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Kets you know sweet fa, the number of players you want Newcastle to sign every season would work if you are playing Fifa or championship manager until then keep dreaming.

  • 33 hibbitt // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Ron Knee
    that goes without saying

  • 34 welshgeordie9 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    So after two games some say swans are going to get relegated.

    Ha ha ha

  • 35 welshgeordie9 // Aug 20, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    So Diame played well today then, wonder if Blackley be on after.

  • 36 Moonraker15 // Aug 20, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    I can’t believe some are moaning about our defence after clean sheet! Have you any idea how many goals we have conceded in the last 3 seasons? Give it a rest, enjoy the win and trust Rafa to do the business, please!

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