Newcastle Suffer Shocking 2-0 Defeat to Wolves – Anita Sent Off


After Newcastle had gone six wins on the trot and five clean sheets in a row and we recorded our biggest win on the road since 1962, today we went down to what was a shocking 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves – who themselves had suffered a 4-0 thrashing to Barnsley on Tuesday night.

And this was no fluke as Wolves were the better side and Newcastle looked nothing like the formidable side on show at Loftus Road last Tuesday night – in fact we looked pretty pathetic by all accounts.

So it all came crashing down today and at home too.

So this is the first defeat since we were beaten at home by Huddersfield on 13th August and the first time since the first game of the season at Fulham that we have failed to score.

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Rafa Benitez today

And this was in front of a sold-out St. James’ Park of 52,117.

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And it doesn’t rain but it pours and before the final whistle Vurnon Anita got a straight red card and therefore will miss the next three matches.

Make no mistake about it this is a severe setback for Newcastle when 86% of Newcastle fans thought we would win this game.

But Newcastle were second best in the first half and but for some poor Wolves finishing they would have been further than just 1-0 ahead at the break.

It was the first goal conceded in 525 minutes of play by Newcastle and it was an own goal from Chancel after 29 minutes, as he headed Bodvarsson’s cross into the net and past Sels.

That was just the type of goal that breaks such a long clean sheet run.

Newcastle were 1-0 down at the break and then Costa put Wolves 2-0 up in the second half after 62 minutes and it certainly not Newcastle’s day as we go down to our second home defeat of the season.

That’s two more then we suffered in the 2009-2010 season when we managed to get straight back to the Premier League.

So just in case Newcastle fans thought we could start to walk this league – we need to think again as reality came crashing down on top of us.

It’s one defeat so we shouldn’t over-react but we thought we could beat this Wolves side today – so it is a real shock.

Norwich won so they  move above us by one point and we slip down to 3rd place in the league 4 points behind Huddersfield Town, who won again, beating QPR 2-1 at home.

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71 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #1

    hahahaha “Best Player?” you are having a laugh Ed.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #2

    Grimsby all over again……

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  • Jib

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Shadow_Shearer
    You are so right
    If any evidence were needed how tough the Cship is – Cardiff – Blackburn – Wigan are the bottom 3 – all PL sides within recent history !

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  • sparky55

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #4

    toonking & spotlight

    never sussed that and happy to be put right…I guess my point is I’m not worried…Rafa is a very good manager and every day’s a learning day. Today was a bad day because the players for some in explicable reason didn’t turn up

    I can’t be bothered to trawl through the internet and check the results from that year but how many points did we have at the same stage under CH?

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  • PK-Norway

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #5

    What’s wrong with this club?????

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  • NUFCPaul

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Take a deep breath everyone. It’s a blip and there’ll be others along the way. Let’s keep a sense of perspective today. Of course we were expected to win today based on current form and having home advantage, but with the games coming thick and fast there’s always a chance to put things right again pretty quickly. Keep the faith in the Rafalution!

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #7

    firebug

    Mbemba gets my vote!

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Ron @7

    Is that for goal of the season? 😀

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  • Jib

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s on days like this – that having a young captain can cause a team to be found out .

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  • true toon

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #10

    No passion , no skill honestly if we are still in the PL where will we be ? We shouldn’t be losing home games at this level

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Jib
    It was Lascelles fault? Haha well ok then

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #12

    true toon
    We arent in the PL

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  • Jib

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Sparky
    Now 15 points 8 games
    Then 19 points 8 games

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Jib

    PMSL: Aye we lost this game because the captain is just two young. Even when you have other leaders on the pitch like Shelvey and Richie who should have been taking the game to them.

    It makes you wonder how we managed to win the other games with such a young captain.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #15

    firebug

    That too!

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Oh jesus I just interacted with someone who wants rid of Rafa didnt I?

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #17

    WWSBRD

    Deep breaths mate……. Ahommmmm!

    and relax.

    Rafa is staying, Rafa is staying, Rafa is staying, 😀

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #18

    firebug
    Haha I know but I feel like I just took the bait….disappointed in myself but hey maybe he’ll convince me with his thought out argument that CL winning Rafa isnt good enough for NUFC in the Championship

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Ron

    Just a thought, but if Mbemba had made that header at the other end of the pitch he would be getting MOTM. haha!

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  • Jib

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #20

    WWSBRD
    Don’t do a Mr Tuff or Jail ( you are better than that )
    All I was saying ( Lascelles is a fine player ) sometimes Kevin Nolan went around grabbing players by the throat and pulled us up by the bootstraps when our backs were against the wall.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Ffs wish some would relax, no team in the championship wins every game.

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Realy Not Woried About The Defeat Remember We Wont Win Every Games

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #23

    WWSBRD

    Some people just need a bit of therapy mate. You didn’t let yourself down at all, if anything you just made his day with your reply. LMAO!

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib
    Dont be so confident about what am better than bud haha
    But no I dont agree with that either age has nothing to do with him opening his mouth something which he is more than happy to do (even when he was bottom of the list youth covering injuries)
    We were poor all over the pitch and Wolves out fought us

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #25

    firebug
    Haha I probably have he’ll be cleaning himself up now…I feel dirty

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #26

    WWSBRD

    Having said that I have been interacting with Jib, but then I’m just a glutton for punishment. He should be reaching the name calling stage soon. hahaha!

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #27

    firebug
    Haha Jib I begrudgingly respect for his baiting though he works hard for it tbf

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  • Jib

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #28

    WWSBRD
    We were poor all over the pitch and Wolves out fought us

    True
    But tell me one of their players you would swap for ours ?

    Sometimes it’s a mental thing and you need an old head who has the Tshirt to kick ass.

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  • Ron Knee

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #29

    firebug

    We’ve stopped giving away a stupid goal on the 45th minute. Can we now stage a successful fight back after conceding the first goal?

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Just needed to boss the midfield and we didn’t.
    Can’t help thinking we were trying to be too patient in the believe that we would eventually break them down and then gave them the lead which wasn’t in the script.
    Need to adapt and maybe Rafa has to give the players more licence to be creative.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib Jibberish (blog pest and trusted lieutenant to his blog boss Ian Toon) – blaming Lascelles for the defeat – eh – what a plonka – man you know nowt about football – stick to rugby.
    Change your game before it’s too late – ladies rugby, ladies wrestling or netball. You will fit in well.

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib
    So if we had Nolan we’d of won today?

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #33

    I said through the week, these 5 or 6 nil wins will only come now & again. The rest of the time we will need to grind out 1 or 2 nil wins.

    Meaning this league is still gonna be very difficult. 80 or 90 % of the games are gonna be very tough.

    Yes I still believe we will win this league. But it won’t be easy. Expect tough games every week, & not straight forward victories. There is still a very long way to go. About 35 or 36 games still left.

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  • Jib

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #34

    At half -time
    Hanley should have replaced M’bemba
    Mitro on as well and Shelvey told to push up and force a higher line.

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  • firebug666

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Ron

    Our team is certainly capable of coming back from behind mate, mind it would help if we didn’t score for them first.

    To be honest I expect us to have a Topsy Turvey first half of the season, winning most games but with hiccups, in the second half of the season I think we will be the team that dominates the league.

    Players will gel throughout the squad, making the rotation system more effective.

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  • Toon Tang

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #36

    If some time traveller alien from zyklon-12.13B came to planet earth and we had to give him an in-a-nutshell summary of the toon, the highlights from the last 2 games sum us up so very very well.

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  • NUFCPaul

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Think this was a case of complacency from us after hammering QPR (Rafa would have known this but you can’t force players to change their mentality) combined with Wolves getting battered last time and Zenga giving them a good rollicking. It happens, we’ll learn from it and move on.

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  • Jib

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #38

    WWSBRD // Sep 17, 2016 at 5:44 PM
    Jib
    So if we had Nolan we’d of won today?

    A crass comment like that is worthy of the blog cretin Mr Tuff.

    We have a few Cship old hands who should have been considered

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  • beefman13

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Taking it game by game, today was as bad as Tuesday was good, AT A LOSS FOR WORDS, I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

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  • NUFCPaul

    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Toon tang – what the hell are you talking about? zyklon-12.13B??!’ I think you’ll find it’s zyklon-12.13C. Amateurs. Sheesh!

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