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Newcastle’s 2-0 Win In Pictures

10:10 pm, Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

Here’s Newcastle’s 2-0 win in pictures and we go through to the round of the last 16 in the EFL Cup.


Rafa Benitez pleased with Yoan Goffran’s second terrific goal of the season


Matt Ritchie after scoring first goal


Matt Ritchie turns after scoring


Another view of Matt Ritchie’s goal


Yoan Gouffran scores another great goal for us


Yoan Gouffran congratulated by captain Jonjo Shelvey

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Given Rafa’s rotation policy, I doubt he will play enough to get 30 goals. He gives us options and is different to the rest of our strikers. In tight games he would give us very good options off the bench against tired legs.

    Against some of the better sides, and more attacking sides, Gayle will be more effective starting, but when teams sit back we need to hold the ball up more and bring others in to play higher up the field.

  • 2 hate // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    Skysports highlights :

  • 3 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    One of the best goals I’ve witnessed at SJP.

  • 4 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Yeah, we have a number of players that could get into double figures. Far better than being overly reliant on a main goalscorer. Perez, Mitro, Gayle, Diame, Ritchie, Goofy, Shelvey, Murphy and potentially Atsu are all capable of hitting 10+.

    We have defenders who are getting goals, and provide a threat from set pieces as well.

  • 5 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Man of the match between Ritchie and Darlow.

  • 6 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Hanley and Clark put in a good shift.
    Lazaar looks iffy.
    Murphy got better as game went on.
    Atsu looks no great shakes.
    Shelvey and Colback decent.
    Sub Perez was poor again.

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    It reminded me a little of Malcolm Allen in 93 against QPR. Thunderous volley into the top corner. I’m possibly romanticising Malcolm Allen’s strike, but it is one of the few that has stuck in memory.

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Darlow? Didn’t sound like he had much to do on the radio. What makes you say up there for MoM?

  • 9 BandB // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:29 PM


    That Keegan team also scored from defence.
    The Mitrovic conundrum is the Achilles one. Strong, and a far brighter and more deft footballer than he’s credited with.
    He’s potentially an elephant.
    The trick is going to be to unleash him in the right direction and not have him trampling his teammates.

  • 10 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    I remember Allen. Decent player. Vaguely remember him hitting one like that now you mention it. One goal that sticks in my memory was Tommy Cassidy from distance against Sunderland.

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Cassidy was a bit before my time, I wasn’t even born when he was at the club. Knee problems ruined Allen, but he was a useful squad player back then.

    Yeah, let’s hope Rafa can get it right and get the best from him.

  • 12 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    BandB I agree with what you said on a previous thread about Benitez seeming to have a problem with Mitrovic. I don’t think we’ll see the best of him under this manager. My daughter was at the QPR game and said he and Perez were brilliant up front. Then he’s benched for the next two games, despite needing work. Even with rotation fixation it doesn’t add up.

  • 13 The overrated Frenchman // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    I remember Tommy Cassidy scoring a fantastic goal from a free-kick against Derby. It was one of the seasons they won the First Division title back in the early ‘seventies.

  • 14 Lindisfarne // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    If Rafa can start with Diame and Murphy, then he should be able to start with Mitro and Murphy upfront. To muscular centre forwards that would scare any defensive line, although Diame probably in the team to bolster the midfield. Which makes me wonder if we will see Shelvey pushed forward for two out and out defensive midfielders when we meet a big boy club.

  • 15 Lindisfarne // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Have volleys always been Gouffran thing?
    Was he Pardewed from attempting them?

  • 16 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 20, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Do you think Mitro and Diame are interchangeable? I’d say playing Diame offers very different attributes to playing Mitro. Not saying that Murphy and Mitro couldn’t play together, but it would require a change of formation which so far hasn’t been something that has been changed.

  • 17 JAMSHA // Sep 20, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Always Liked Darlow Rate Him Higher Than Sels

  • 18 JAMSHA // Sep 20, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Gufo Looks A Changed Man Happy For Him Hope He Keeps On Scoreing

  • 19 Lindisfarne // Sep 20, 2016 at 11:05 PM


    The formation would need to change which makes it even more unlikely.

  • 20 Vask // Sep 20, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    352 he has played in some parts of matches this season if i’m not mistaken. Know not the likelihood of starting a game with that formation though.

  • 21 miggy // Sep 21, 2016 at 12:26 AM

    Thought Ritchie was motm for me darlow ahead of sels any day I also thought yedlin done well ton ight and lazaar did look iffy but il put that down to trying to hard on he’s 1st start and gouff ran is just getting better onwards n upwards well done lads

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