Newcastle Get Gutsy 2-1 Win – But Pick Up Three Injuries

How quickly things can change in football as Brighton lost 2-0 at Preston north End this afternoon and Newcastle fought their hearts out to get a 2-1 win at Brentford with the 20th goal of the season from Dwight Gayle putting Newcastle ahead after 19 minutes and that man Murphy scoring the winner with a good header after 79 minutes.

So Newcastle return to the top of the league table and one point ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 3 points were precious for Newcastle as Jonjo Shelvey has now seen out the five games of his suspension and we have won two, lost two and drawn one in his absence.

Daryl Murphy heads home the winner

But Newcastle suffered three injuries in this game.

Dwight Gayle had to go off er 27 minutes and was replaced by Murphy and then Isaac Hayden was also injured and then substitute Anita lasted only about seven minutes before he had to be carried off on a stretcher with what looks like a serious injury.

Near the end of the game Gouffran was also injured but carried on since we had used all three substitutes by then.

Karl Darlow was the man who got the 3 points for us as he made some great saves throughout the game and near the end made a great save to deny Gota and after a full 9 minutes of stoppage time Newcastle won the game 2-1.

You cannot say our lads don’t fight for the cause and at the end of the game the Newcastle players looked knackered but the 3 points put us back on top of the league table again.


Newcastle started this game well and were on top early and Dwight Gayle became the first player to hit 20 goals since Alan Shearer when he hit the ball home with his left foot from a narrow angle after 19 minutes.

But something was wrong with the striker as he signalled to  the bench and Rafa took no chances and quickly brought on Darryl Murphy after 27 minutes.

We have to hope that Dwight is not too badly injured – he’s more than a key player for us.

Newcastle looked sluggish once the goal threat of Gayle was gone and Karl Darlow had to make a number of excellent saves to keep us in the game.

Half time with Newcastle leading 1-0 but the Bees had come back into the game.

Brentford equalized in the 52nd minute when we again failed to clear a corner and Vibe scored from close in.

Owner Mike Ashley was there today

But Newcastle were not to be denied and after 79 minutes a good cross from Perez was headed home nicely by Murphy – and this man seems to be able to get goals for Newcastle – he got the winner today and that’s two goals  in two games from the Irishman.

Newcastle hung onto the lead through a nervous 9 minutes of stoppage time to get all 3 points and put us back on track again at the top of the table


Newcastle: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Hayden (Anita, 62, Hanley, 70), Colback; Ritchie, Perez, Gouffran; Gayle (Murphy, 28).
Subs not used: Sels, Sterry, Ameobi, Lazaar.

Brentford: Bentley; Field, Egan (Hofmann, 87), Dean, Bjelland, Colin; McEachran (Jota, 80), Woods, Yennaris; Sawyers (Clarke, 90); Vibe.
Subs not used: Bonham, Hogan, Kerschbaumer, Barbet.

Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (Lancashire)

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10 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #1

    328Bobbybee // Jan 14, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Rotunda, don’t think he cam mate. New rules I think say once on loan he stays there – which is why the Atsu story was bollox. Depends if the forms have been signed already. Hope not but not optimistic.
    Battled hard today mate and proud of them. People thinking we should win every game are deluded. We’re in this league for a reason and every team can beat every other on their day.

  • Toon Tang

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Get in Toon
    Get in Preston
    Get in Stoke

    Everyone get the fcuk in!

  • Readingmag

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Government warning

    NUFC its not good for your Health, seriously recommends
    supporting another team.

    Duck that TOON TOON, write it on my obituary

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Rafa on injuries: “It was a bad tackle on Anita and it was his ankle, Hayden it’s his groin and Gayle it’s his hamstring.” #nufc

  • Legolas

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Posted this on last thread.

    Listening to radio and they are saying Gayle and Hayden have muscle strain and Anita has a ankle injury. Hope there not to bad.


    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Factoring in GD we are 8 points from 3rd, not bad that is it

    As for today it was huge to lose 3 players and, in the end, have 1 CM available. Time to up the effort on transfers ud think

  • Jib

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s just a matter of time for Alex Neil
    Charnley get that cheque for £15 million signed.
    Robby Brady will get the left sorted.

  • lochinvar

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Brighton’s loss ends an eighteen game unbeaten run for them – so good that their mindset now changes to a more uncertain one

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t understand how anyone could be unhappy with that game today. A win is a win. Doesn’t matter if we were lucky. Doesn’t matter if we played badly. Doesn’t matter if we were up against an inferior team. We won’t remember the ugly games at the end of the season, just that we got the three points.

    Really hoping Gayle’s injury isn’t a bad one, but Rafa has the chance to find a replacement if needed with the window being open (although that doesn’t mean he’ll be able to). The SMBs losing just made the weekend even brighter!

  • Legolas

    Jan 14, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Well said chancel. 3 points is all that matters. We won and are top again. HWTL.


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