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Shearer Reacts To Newcastle’s Sensational Win Against Norwich

10:41 pm, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

Geordie legend Alan Shearer has reacted to Newcastle’s simply sensational comeback win after we were 3-1 down after 69 minutes and 3-2 down four minutes into stoppage time.

The hero was Dwight Gayle with a hat trick and he scored the late winner a full six minutes into stoppage time.

The Newcastle number 9 (Gayle not Shearer) now has 7 goals for Newcastle this season – this is a very vital 3 points for Newcastle but we must win at bottom of the league Rotherham United on Saturday.


Dwight Gayle scores the winner

We can take nothing for granted.

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24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    The goals:-

  • 2 jimmysmith // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    It does highlight the problem we have when Gayle is leading the line. He’s getting opportunities galore and missed a swag of them along the way to scoring seven. He has done extremely well to be in the right place at the right time and to score the goals he has, but its the ones he’s missing that could easily have cost us. We seem much more formidable with Mitro up top, and surely now he’ll have to play Gayle off his shoulder. It will put pressure on the central midfield two, but if Gayle can run around like Beardsley, which he seems to do, we can surely play that way, and it might pave the way for a return of Tiote in what would become the key role in defensive central mid, to allow the sort of partnership with Shelvey he had with Cabaye.

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    Some of Shelvey’s passing was unbelievable he must have set up about 10 clear cut chances

    Rafa now needs to take the hand brake off and we need to start finishing teams off rather than letting teams back into it when we go a goal up

    Norwich complaining about added time to be fair boys Brady should have been sent off and the Toon should have been about 4 up before you got the penalty so lets call it even!!

  • 4 WWSBRD // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    Why is Cameron Jerome so good at this level? His goal is bloody good

  • 5 Ron Knee // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    This one is better:

  • 6 Our Toon // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    The other thing which is apparent is that colback can’t play that role of holding midfielder if shelvey is with him.

    From the highlights shelvey passing was great, for there 3rd goal, colback is chasing from one player to another and shelvey is walking watching him run and leaving a player free……that’s the frustrating aspect of Shelvey.

    Play Hayden or even tiote if he ever gets fit but colback is a liability with Shelvey

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Cannot believe the score – was listening on the radio – we were 3 -=1 down. Then unexpected guest turned up at the house.
    Just come onto the blog to find we won 4- 3. amazing.

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    I thought his third was better, although the second is great control. First was a great ball in from Ritchie.

  • 9 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    @Our Toon

    Yeah Shelvey is one of those players who is much faster attacking than tracking back…

    Hayden is a player I like we could do with buying an upgrade on Tiote and Colback to compliment him

    Also Richie and Yedlin look deadly an assist each and both are constantly attacking ! Even Dummett seemed to be flying forward a lot more tonight for a change!

  • 10 FAU // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Diame must be dropped

  • 11 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Okay, cool – better than just listening! The radio can often be deceptive (how they described Gayle’s winner being a case in point). Did it look like we eased off? It didn’t sound like it, and it sounded like we were still creating chances.

  • 12 WWSBRD // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Tbh I watched it again and aye its less luck than I first thought, hes not a bad striker like is he

  • 13 Toon Tang // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Bet they wish they’d stuck it on the telly now eh

  • 14 lesh // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Bet Rafa didn’t know what hit him when Mitro gave him a little hug!

  • 15 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    I think he is hit and miss, plus, like most strikers, a confidence player. He has been poor the last few games, but he could now go on a run. I’d like him to play with Mitro, but off him in the 3. He can easily push higher when we are in charge of games, and seems willing to work if we aren’t.

  • 16 BandB // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:56 PM


    We conceded a goal either side of half time. It usually says something about attention spans.

  • 17 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 28, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Would like to see Gayle and Mitrovic get a run with Hayden and Shelvey behind them and Richie and Gouffran on the wings

    Means we wouldn’t lose the midfield battle as the wingers would track back

  • 18 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 28, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Yeah, Jerome’s was a great finish, but we allowed him too much space in the box to do that. That could easily be put down to not switching on immediately after the restart.

    The first was a strange challenge from Goofy. I’ve watched it a few times now (although only from one angle) and I still can’t work out what is going through his head. Seems more panicked or nervous than attention, but we shouldn’t (and hopefully won’t) give away penalties like that too often.

  • 19 WWSBRD // Sep 28, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    I like him. I agree he’d be better with two up top but Id prefer Murphy to Mitro though I dont think hes done bad at all playing up top alone

  • 20 chicousa // Sep 28, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    I think it is becomming clear why Rafa has hesitated in playing Mitrovic very much….he is affraid of getting mauled during Mitro’s celebrations!!! 🙂

  • 21 goommy // Sep 28, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    This will be very big three points for us. HWTL!!

  • 22 jasper // Sep 28, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Charlie style rating – I was there.
    Darlow. 6. Didn’t really have much to do and not at fault for any of the goals
    Yedlin 8. Great game and had to run off a significant knock. Played Richie in for his assist and got assist for the second goal.
    Lascalles. Solid. 6
    Clark. Ditto. Really made an effort. 7
    Dummett. What can I say. Dire. Norwich pressed him and he failed to get passes off repeatedly. Very poor and someone else has to have a turn. 2
    Gouffran. Usual game. Deducted a point for daft challenge. 6
    Colbeck. Put in a shift but daft booking with less than 10 minutes played. This inhibited him from making the challenge that might have prevented their third goal. 5
    Diame. Who said poor man’s Sissoko? All too true. Failed to control or lost the ball too often, didn’t get his foot in and little link up. 3
    Richie. I really like the effort he makes. If only he was a bit quicker. 7
    Shelvey. Not as enthusiastic about his performance as others. Poor attempt at defending when he let Jerome score. Deducted two points! 6
    Gayle. Made great effort to lead the line but bullied by big CBS. But made many runny, sits on shoulder of last defender like Bellamy. Could have scored even more. 9

  • 23 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Sep 28, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    just got in from match
    Absolutely washed out – been through every emotion every high every low.

    Norwich came with a game plan keep the score to 0-0 and maybe nick a goal which let Newcastle be on the front front foot – played well first 25 minutes should of been at least 3 up before we scored.
    Soon as we scored Norwich changed their set up and came at us resulting in us going back to our slow slow sideways backwards hoof it long play – which inevitably let us making a mistake and a equaliser.
    Agin slack defending half asleep – crap marking for second and sat back and let the guy shoot for third goal.
    Great ball from Shelvey and great take and shot from Gayle to make it 3-2
    bringing on Hayden for Diame who was poor and Mitro for Colback who was also poor changed the tempo of the game for the TOON – but we still huffed and puffed without creating any chances until the 95th minute – still cannot believe it

    Merit marks
    Darlow – 7 did have much to do heart in mouth in 97th minute when he spilt shot but recovered to grab the ball
    Dummett – 7 defended well but when attacking needs to many touches on the ball in deciding what to do.
    Clark – 4 distribution poor kept mis-hitting the ball out of play and Jerome had the beating of him in the air
    Lascalles – 6 Did ok still wants to pass the ball sideways to much
    Yedlin – 8 pick of the defenders – great pace going forwards got in tackles – put in a shift
    Diame – 3 thought we had sold Sissoko – lazy sod
    Colback – 4 got stuck in but in the wrong places gave away to many needless free kicks and a silly booking
    Shelley – 8 played some great balls over the top for Gayle to run onto tended to over hit t cross field balls.
    Ritchie – 8 non stop running got a great touch and great close ball control – linked up well with Yedlin
    Goufran -7 not as effective as recent weeks gave away pen but his heed never went down and on the score sheet again
    Gayle – 9 MY MOM – great Hat-trick but could of had 5 or 6 constant thorn in norwich’s side with his running onto the ball from Shelvey’s chip passes

    Rafa – 8 got his subs right tonight maybe brought them on a tad to late.

    Hayden 6 – made the difference in midfield when he came on carried the ball forward and got us going forward
    Mitro 5 – had a presence but again got himself involved in shoving and pushing to earn himself a booking but showed hw wanted it tonight – nearly squeezed the life out of RAFA at the end when he picked him up and hugged him

    Crowd like the game noisy up for it down frustrated and the end last 2-3minutes – magical

    Heard good one on radio like – 3 TOON fans had driven up from Swindon for the game – left in the 90th minute to drive back got in the car to find out we had won 4-3!!

    All-in-all great result but still need to improve and put our chances away when we are in the ascendency.

    Referee – 4 – absolute pants hadn’t a clue lost the plot the only reason I gave him 4 marks is 1 for each of the goals

  • 24 Owldman // Sep 29, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    A man scores a scores a hat trick & still some bloggers are critising him, what a load of pricks,

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