How Opposition Press Saw The Game – Newcastle Full Of Class


It’s always interesting to see how the opposition press reported the game on Saturday so we have taken a look at the match report of Newcastle’s 4-0 win in the Rotherham Star.

It’s a realistic account of the game with the Millers doing really well in that first half, before Daryl Murphy put us ahead just before the break but in the second half the attacking prowess of Newcastle proved too much for the gallant Millers.

Paul Warne – Rotherham manager – class all over the pitch

This is some of the report of the game in the Rotherham Star:

“Rotherham United’s stubborn first-half resistance counted for nothing as they were well beaten by high-flying Newcastle United in their Championship tussle at St James’ Park.”

“The bottom-placed Millers arrived in Tyneside with just one away point all season and frustrated the Magpies with a tenacious display in the opening period.”

“But they fell behind just seconds before the interval when Daryl Murphy latched on to DeAndre Yedlin’s supply to turn and fire home, and the Magpies controlled proceedings after that.”

“Rotherham had had the best chance eight minutes earlier when home goalkeeper Karl Darlow let the ball slip from his grasp, but then produced a stunning save.”

“The Magpies were simply too good for the Millers.”

Here’s the full match report in the Star by reporter Paul Davis.

This is some of what manager Paul Warne said after the game about Newcastle:

“They have got class and quality all over the pitch.”

“They will be a Premier League club again next season.”

“They have got pace everywhere. You can only run as hard as you can, and at times the gulf was evident.”

Rotherham sent a contingent of more than 3,000 fans to St. James’ Park so they have very good support.

That’s our first double of the season and we hope there will be a lot more to come.

Comments welcome.



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4 comments so far

  • clinath@ed

    Jan 23, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Had us on 54 points at this stage, so ahead of the curve for me.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 23, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #2

    When Darlow was fouled in the box by our own player I wondered if the ref would give a penalty but no as it wasn’t Steve Martin and Darlow flew through the air with the greatest of ease to save a definite goal.
    Ref was pretty good.
    Rotherham fans turned up and were in good voice so credit to them, hope they can stay up for their efforts.
    I got the Rafa bingo right and won £28 on betting the 4-0 score with Murphy scoring first. Only downer was we didn’t score 5 otherwise that was £80 !
    Onwards and upwards.

    New player this week ? Would hope it’s Cairney , Townsend somehow seems less of a priority now. Brantford’s Hogan off to West Ham leaving Defoe lonely home alone in Sunderland – won’t do much for his attitude I suspect.

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  • giimps

    Jan 23, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Just gotta win vs Oxford on saturday and were well on the way to a decent start to 2017 afterall.
    I just hope Cardiff tie Knockharte up in knots tomorrow as hes firing on all cylinders like Ritchie.
    Without Murray Brighton might hopefully be slowed down a tad, does anyone know if it was a 2 yellows or straight red he got ?

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Straight red but not violent conduct just one game

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