Newcastle Lose 3-1 On Penalties – Throw Away Glorious Opportunity


In what was a second successive loss after nine wins in a row,  Newcastle were defeated 3-1 on penalties at the KCOM stadium tonight by Hull City  after the score had ended 0-0 after 90 minutes.

We missed three of the four penalties we took in the shoot-out!

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In the last minute of normal time after a closely fought contest it looked like the fortunes had turned for Newcastle when Dieumerci Mbokani was sent off for head-butting Jamaal Lascelles in an altercation.

And then early in extra time Newcastle went ahead with a goal from Mo Diame after Lazaar had hit the cross-bar.

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Rafa Benitez – after the loss tonight

And it looked like we were heading into the semi-finals, but then Hull equalized only 77 seconds later when Matz Sels couldn’t hold a shot and it was Snodgrass who equalized in the melee that followed – a poor goal to concede.

It was another case of lack of professionalism and concentration to concede a goal just over a minute after we had gone ahead.

Newcastle couldn’t get the winner in the remainder of extra time and near the end it was Snodgrass who almost scored for Hull.

The least said about our penalty shoot out the better – Shelvey had his shot saved and then Dwight Gayle hit the bar with his penalty, but Atsu scored with his and then Gouffran’s penalty was saved by the goalkeeper.

Snodgrass, Dawson and Huddlestone showed how it should be done and scored their side’s first 3 penalties so Hull won 3-1 on in the penalty shoot-out.

Newcastle missed three of our four penalties – do we practice these?

In all honesty the penalty shoot-out from Newcastle was pathetic – we didn’t give ourselves a chance to win this game at the death.

We had  a great opportunity tonight to win this game when we played 10 men in extra time but we threw it all away and we had some very decent chances in the first 90 minutes and we were much the better side in the first half but we couldn’t get that vital goal.

Now after playing extra time tonight and losing – it’s just about the worst possible result for our game at Nottingham Forest on Friday night.

The lads need to pick themselves up and forget about this league cup game and try to get back to our winning ways in the league.

This was a very hard game to watch tonight – it was torturous when we lost  again – this time at the death.

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We MUST get promoted this season and that must be the priority – not the cup games.

There’s a case to be made that we lost 3 points on Saturday because we played a weakened side in readiness for tonight’s game and now after playing extra time we will have a challenge to be ready for the game on Friday night.

We cannot throw any more Championship points away this season.

The game at Forest on Friday could become a difficult game for us.

Bottom line – we must win it.

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34 comments so far

  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 29, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #1

    manx

    you’re making assumptions about what Lazaar should be….the antithesis to dummet

    you slagged him off not 4 minutes into the match

    lazaar did some things right and some things wrong….like just about everyone on the pitch today in white and purple! lay off it

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  • manxpie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #2

    what assumptions matty?
    he’s played LW more in his career!
    and as i said if any player loses the ball i expect them to try and win it back no matter who they are let alone a defender!!

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  • Thump

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Lazaar was thrown in at the deep end tonight, and showed some quality. More or less what I’d expect from the lad, though it seems Dummett is going to be tricky to push out of the first team.

    Anyway, we had plenty of fight today but we gifted it to Hull by letting it go as far as we did. All the more reason to treat Friday like the proverbial final.

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  • Thump

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Manx does have a point, matty. Lazaar is better known for his crossing than his crunching challenges.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Haha and Hull only need 3 penaltys to beat us shit keeper so hurry up rob and get back with you and darlow we have a fighting chance of getting up

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  • manxpie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #6

    i slagged him off because it was unacceptable full stop unless you like your LB losing it 70 yards up the pitch and then walking back we even held them up for 10 seconds and he was only just getting back into our half!
    no assumptions at all

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  • SPRINGY

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #7

    i would think with it being lazaars first game he would of been more defensively minded and just made sure he did’nt lose the ball in bad areas,first and foremost,which in the first half he did,i thought he was ok…second half put under more pressure made a few mistakes but if we’d won, would he of got as much grief,…im not so sure.

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  • JamesToon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh well lads, i stand by my saying in life after these things,

    what can ya do

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  • JamesToon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Still top of the league, check.
    Rafa still our manager, check.
    took a prem team to penalties, check.

    we move on.

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  • beefman13

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #10

    We had more than enough chances to win, we were the better team, we are out, goodnight.

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Matty

    If you tried conversing rather than cherry picking who you want to have a dig at because that individual blamed Rafa then we’d make progress mate. My post was no different to LG’s…..anyway what’s done is done, don’t think we’ve ever conversed know here previously so not sure why you feared the doom and gloom scenario.

    We didn’t the job that we should have and errors were made both on and off the pitch by Rafa in his selections and the players with the way they performed (lack of performance)

    In all reality I expect us to finish top of the table and Hull to finish bottom of the table so 1 position is the difference between the teams, the chances missed was a repeat of last season. Rafa is a class act and won’t have missed that which will hopefully mean he gets a striker and creative player which we will need against teams that sit back next season.

    Next time please try to have a sensible discussion with someone if you have a gripe rather than making rash assumptions which have no basis at all. I’ll do the same……Apologies if I offended you mate!! Onwards and upwards, I’m expecting forest to be a much tougher game!!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #12

    “lilo if that was dummett he would’ve got dogs abuse he was supposedly an attacking left back ok he hasn’t played much
    but surely taking on players and crossing is his A game?
    not once did he take anyone on
    and add to the fact he walked back twice and left clark to cover 2 posistions is not a good sign for me at all”

    who said that’s supposed to be his A game? as far as I’m concerned before tonight he was virtually an unknown quantity, unless there’s some on here who follow Palermo or Serie A with the same vigor as they follow Newcastle….?

    All i’m saying is you and a few others were quick to jump on the first sign of a mistake.

    In my opinion i thought he was playing too high up the first half, but each time i noticed that I looked across field and Anita was in the same position, if not higher. my point being they both obviously received those instructions

    anyway, i didn’t see him walking back. maybe i missed it, but i thought he added a different dynamic to our attacking play. is Paul still no 1 in my mind? sure, but at least there’s competition for crying out loud

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Lil
    you could be right in the number of pen shoot outs we have cocked up – but tonights must of been the worst ever.
    watch in local and half a dozen fans who go to games walked out before penalties were taken – just knew we would cock it up again.

    ARGHHHHHH – for F**k sake lets put our chances away when we get them.

    We were absolute SHITE Saturday but should of been ahead before Blackburn scored.

    off the top of my heed – games where we should of been out of sight by half time if we had taken half the chances.
    Villa, Cardiff, Norwich, tonight,

    Don’t know – maybe time to give Murphy a run-out at Forest – again we put crosses into Gayle time and time again and if we are going to persist in banging high crosses in then platy Murphy up front.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #14

    OT

    fair play. I just know how fickle fans can be, and I worry next season if we do make it up and we scratch by in 17th, will these same clowns be calling for Rafa’s head?

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #15

    As for Lazaar we probably won’t see what he truly offers till next season, think that was his 2nd start tonight so time will tell if he is a good acquisition or not. Dummett is good defensively and has found his level in the championship, let’s not forget he’s been at our club for a very long time, lazaar has just walked through the door.

    It took Enrique a long time to settle, some won’t make it but far to early to judge the lad!!

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #16

    On the picture of race on this page it so f..k we lost I wounder if there something else on his mind like a another job offer ?

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  • SPRINGY

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #17

    if theres anything to be learned from the last 2 games its this….need to be more ruthless,missed chances cost games..its as simple as that…..get some shooting practice in lads…roll on friday and start again.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 29, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    Matty,
    Manx isn’t having a go at Lazaar. He is pointing out the hypocritical nature of people on here who criticise regardless just because they aren’t popular or fashionable.

    If I’m wrong, and Manx is being serious rather than drawing attention to the OTT criticism directed at Dummet, then I apologise for getting involved.

    199Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 29, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    OT,
    Don’t drag me in!! We were poor, Im sure Rafa will happily take a sizeable portion of the blame. That is what sets him apart in terms of credibility then everyone since Hoots at NUFC.

    This isn’t starting a ruck, or arguing, but I’d be interested to know whether those who felt losing to Blackburn was a sacrifice worth making for tonight, still feel that way, even though we lost again with another disappointing performance. (Disappointing Blackburn performance is based on what I’ve read. I did watch tonight though)

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  • manxpie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #19

    ffs matty well wat is his A game then?
    if he doesn’t take on defenders and cross he ain’t a winger
    if he doesn’t tackle or bust a gut to get back in a defensive position he ain’t much of a defender either is he?
    he added nothing to our attacking play as soon as he got it he stopped it and passed it to where it came from
    maybe sometimes with an extra touch in between

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Matty

    If we make it up mate and survive in the first season I’ll be over the moon, the jump up now is massive in terms of quality and rafa will need more than 2 windows to get what he wants. If anyone wants rafa gone then they need to get there heads checked. By far the best thing that’s happened to us since SBR in my opinion. Anyway good night mate, hopefully we have good news on Friday, I’d happily take a point now if I’m being honest as they are in red hot form!!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Lilongwe

    i was most definitely in that camp of being comfortable taking the loss vs rovers to potentially win tonight. didn’t work out, hey ho, onwards and upwards

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  • manxpie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #22

    lilo no i am also having a go at lazaar as he didn’t show anything and also boiled my piss with lack of effort in the most basic part of football let alone defending lol

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Haha you lot going on about lazaar he’s on 15% in 3rd place leaders only 18% so some of you think he played ok

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #24

    manx

    rose tinted glasses. if you can’t even see the good he did bring, why should i trust your assessment of the bad?

    he did good, he did bad. pretty much what every FB we’ve had since Enrique has brought to literally every match we’ve played. move on

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  • Our Toon

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #25

    LG

    Sorry for dragging you into that, rafa will have ripped into them tonight, I’d have taken a loss tonight for a win against Blackburn. If we win on Friday though I’d be over the moon and won’t think twice about tonight’s game

    On a final note for tonight, my thoughts and prayers go out for Chapecoense players family and friends, puts into perspective our minor bickering over a loss!!

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  • manxpie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #26

    anyone remember when the bbc spent our money on buying championship games?
    last time we were down as it happens
    now they spend it on fuskin american football wat a crock of shite!!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #27

    OT

    have to agree with Jermaine Jones’ assessment that we’ll need a complete squad overhaul if we really want to compete. Rafa could surprise us and do it in the next two windows, or could take a more methodical approach, which i’m expecting him to with market prices. either way, promotion this season and survival of any kind next is a huge success. 100% agreed

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Charlie,
    I listened to the pens, but it didnt sound good. I stomped out of my local the second Snodgrass equalised. The staff had kindly extended hours and told several Liverpool fans to F off so I could watch our game with the commentary. I knew it wasn’t our night when that went in. They’d already stayed an extra 20 minutes. Id had enough, I’m sure they had.

    Got a radio stream in time for pens. Shelvey, Gayle, Goof. Yep, out of what was on the pitch, they were probably up there. Not sure I’d want any as a regular penalty taker though.

    On strikers, from what I have seen and listened to, we seem to put more crosses in for Gayle, or play more high balls when he starts. The number of aerial deliveries tonight would have seen Mitro or Murphy cause way more problems. I can only assume they have less faith in Gayle to hold it up so look to go over the top, whereas they can play off Mitro.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #29

    ok matty wat good did he do? please tell me?
    except recieve the ball and then pass it to the player he recieved it from?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Sacrifices?
    Further potential sacrifice on Friday.
    Will be a week when we get nowt.
    The Cup has beguiled Rafa – like the siren calls of the mermaid causing a shipwreck.

    Should have played the best 11 against Blackburn then put the squad players in tonight – thus saving the best 11 for Friday.

    Bad week – but our squad should still reach its target of promotion.

    Also for me shows that for next season the forward line needs upgrading.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #31

    R.I.P to them young footballers who lost there life’s in that plane crash .

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  • jimiley

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #32

    Six points.
    1. We are a good Championship side and would be fighting relegation in the Premier. Three home defeats to rubbish teams says it all.
    2. We have lost 9 out of 10 penalty shoot outs and I thought England were crap at it.
    3. This Cup is rubbish anyway and we would never win it this year. Too many top teams left in it who must be salivating to get Hull ( or us).
    4. I would take 2nd place now.
    5. It is a rather boring Rafa evolution rather than a euphoric Keegan revolution.
    6. This club will never achieve its potential until the owner sells up.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Manx,
    I was disappointed with Lazaar tonight, but he can’t adapt unless given game time to adapt. The different (and unpopular) question is, did Rafa get it wrong in thinking he was up to it? Times on his side, but for me he doesn’t look a solid full back in a flat back 4, which is our current system.

    OT,
    No need to apologise for dragging me in. Rafa got it wrong both games. We all make mistakes. Learn from them and move on. Rafa may tear strips out of them, but he will also help them realise what the problems were.

    Tonight was poor, if Blackburn was worse, then that is a worry, but players have been written off on the basis of the Blackburn game. We would barely be able to put out a first team if we continued that trend tonight. One good game doesn’t make someone you dislike a good player, but one bad one makes them atrocious.

    Horrendous accident. By all accounts the pilot did what he could to save people. Really tragic end to what was an incredible story. Well, hopefully not the end. Great gesture from Atletico Nacional to ask for the trophy to be awarded to Chapecoense rather than themselves.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Lilongwe,
    Of course Rafa isn’t infalible and I’m not sure anyone thinks he is, I personally have been peed off with a couple of posters constant criticism of him though. The overated Frenchman whose constant references to him as a pathetic fat Spanish waiter has now just shown himself to be an oddball,Munsters immediate criticisim came after an ineffective Sissoko who had been ineffective in the middle, ineffective on the right was played on the left against Leicester, that was after we had played well and were unlucky not to come away with a draw, bearing in mind we were humped 1-3 by Bournemouth the week before. If Rafa hadn’t of come here we’d be witnessing the same scenes as we are at Ewood park. I think he definitely got the two games mixed up regarding perssonel and he knows it, we said it after the Blackburn game. Slating him just to be different is unnecessary and uncalled for.

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