Oxford Crush Newcastle 3-0 In Shocking Embarrassing Defeat


In what was another complete shock for Newcastle, we suffered our biggest defeat of the season at Oxford United today and went down to a 3-0 defeat to the League One side.

Reports of the game suggest it was just and abject and terrible performance from the Newcastle side and Oxford deserved their win.

In fact it was quite an easy win for Oxford at the end of the game – that’s how bad it was.

So this time Newcastle’s second team couldn’t get the job done and this will do nothing for our confidence and we will have to be a lot better on Wednesday night and next Saturday afternoon to get two wins against QPR and Derby County.

Newcastle concede another goal

The only games we have left now are the Championship games and we have to win as many of those as possible in order to get promoted – we must get promoted.

But this was another of our FA embarrassing defeats and quite simply — we have had too many of these in the past.

And the team we played today shows that the Championship is the number one priority and given the (second) team we put out in the replay against Birmingham City we were  a little surprised we won that game.

But this was a shocking display from this Newcastle team whoever was playing for us and this has to go down as not only the worst result  of the season (it is),  but also the worst display from any Newcastle side under Rafa Benitez.

Rafa made 9 changes to the side that started the game against Rotherham last Saturday with only Hayden and Perez keeping their places, so it was a weakened Newcastle side in front of a sold-out Kassam Stadium.

It is one of the best results Oxford have ever had – and they deserved it.

All the goals came in the second half from Kane Hemmings (47), Curtis Nelson (79) and Toni Martinez (87) when the home team overpowered Newcastle for a famous victory and really – the less said about the Newcastle performance the better.

Mitrovic looked slow and not fully fit and had a very poor game on his comeback from that knee injury and he missed a number of good opportunities in the first half and not many Newcastle players were much better today.

Mitro also managed to miss a second half penalty for Newcastle with the goalkeeper guessing right and saving his poor shot.

The two late goals heaped on the embarrassment of a Newcastle side who were very poor today and once again we take an early exit from the FA Cup.

Bottom line – very poor show today – our long-suffering fans are suffering again tonight.

We need to take both QPR and Derby County to the cleaners in the next two games to make up for this disastrous display.

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Newcastle: Sels; Good, Hanley, Haidara (Ritchie, 77); Gamez, Hayden, Barlaser, El-Mhanni (Gouffran 68), Lazaar; Perez, Mitrovic.
Subs not used: Elliot, Dummett, Lascelles, Shelvey, Yedlin.
Oxford: Eastwood, Skarz, Lundstram, Nelson, Maguire (Martinez, 70), Hemmings (Sercombe, 83), Edwards, Hall, Ledson, Johnson, Dunkley.
Subs not used: Agboola, Macdonald, Ruffels, Rothwell, Raglan.
Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)
Attendance: 11,810 (1,787 Newcastle)



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28 comments so far

  • nufc786

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    NUFC 360 ?@NUFC360 6m6 minutes ago
    More
    Mitrovic & Lascelles going over to fans and apologizing post match. They know what’s up. We’ll bounce back on Wednesday. #NUFC

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed

    Haway, man. Don’t you start. Chill

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Of course, it was all Rafa’s fault that Mitro missed that penalty!

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  • toonie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Newcastle were an embarrassment…and Mitro highlighted why he does not start many games. He missed loads of chances and even managed to miss a penalty!!!
    Raffa put out a weakened team, but come on…3 – 0 to Oxford. I understand that the premiership is the real goal and we need to rotate, but if that’s the best we can do for fans that travelled a long way, Raffa needs to have a re-think as this game exposed our underlying weakness…big time.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #5

    YoungMagpieFromBurnley
    January 28, 2017
    Msk

    You’re hilarious. We have two (way) more important games in the league next week against difficult opposition so ofcourse Rafa is going to rest our more important players. What happens if Ritchie, Shelvey or Murphy get injured in this game for example? It’s a pointless hinderence to our main goal this season. We wouldn’t win the cup anyway, atleast now we can focus on the main priority.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #6

    A_C

    Yeah, i think there must be a full moon tonight. One or two on here are already howling at it.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib Wish I had mate but look back & I did call it before it kicked off. Probably like 51999 others!
    WE must now regroup for Wednesday

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  • beefman13

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s not about bouncing back, we are hurt again, am not listening to any horseshit from Rafa either, a shit team put out with no spirit or fight, take your apologies and stuff them up ur arse. We are a one man team anyway.

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  • chicousa

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #9

    My, my, my, so much negative overreaction by some! Promotion should the only priority for now, and Rafa will be OK with this result. Moving on…

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Hugely disappointed with this effort, thought Rafa would have picked a better team. Ok promotion is a priority but spare a thought to the supporters who went to Oxford.
    Hope this puts to rest the people on here wanting Mitro in the first team. Let the infighting begin as it normally does after a defeat.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Jesus H teapot.

    Somebody get some industrial size tissues in here.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #12

    If you are going to get knocked out of a cup make sure it’s against a decent side, that’s something that those claiming we wouldn’t win the cup are missing

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  • msk21dec

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Moonraker– youre the idiot.. its the fa cup anything can happen if you give it a try even wigan won it. Also momentum is important and as we won last 2/3 games we should keep the winning momentum going you dumb ass.

    Young magpie from burnley — erm what if shelvey, murphy etc get injured weds night in first 10 mins then what you gonna do? if they would have got injured today then we still have transfer window to replace them.. if they get injured weds night we cant get anyone in as window closes tues night.

    marcasus — i know we play weds night so what? its 4 days away enough time to rest these are supposed to be professional athletes its not like its a 2 or 3 day rest theyre getting. sat weds sat shouldnt be a problem at all.

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  • Mag52

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #14

    No Shelvey, no Gayle, no performance.
    No wonder Rafa wants to strengthen his first team as insurance for injuries to these two.
    Will Ashley let him ? We’ll soon know won’t we.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Knockaert didn’t play today. Is he injured?

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Hey young Dingle, Injuries & suspensions can happen at any time. Fact. This squads it stands isn’t anywhere near strong enough for the Prem. This team today was probably our 3rd team once we get everyone back. Sick of excuses. Time to stand up and be counted

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Deluded

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Ron he’s probably rested. That’s what happens in FA Cup!

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  • NoahJ

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #19

    poor team, poor result. I’m not massively upset- all I care about is going up this year; granted it is a massive opportunity squandered but it will free up the games when they start coming thick and fast again.

    just a word on the squad selection. I think we’ve shown time and again 11 changes does nothing but bad; it only works if you mix the new players with some of the experienced/ higher quality players. if you just put b players out, then what’s the difference between that and a reserve team match?

    Missed opportunity, but let’s do everything to get promoted!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Question How many of our the “New”lads today would get regularly in the Oxford Utd side?

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  • James RS

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Defeat what do you expect with Sels in goal. His positioning and organisation is so poor. Needs to be sold and get Tim Krul back

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  • kimbo

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Rafa is to blame , no buts etc. I suggest the waiter repays the fans their ticket money.
    It proves that most of the fringe players are sh*te and we ill struggle in the PL without investment.

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  • Mag52

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Msk21dec.

    Anyone who goes on about professional footballers getting tired out by playing two matches in a week wants to tale a look at the pro tennis players who put in 3 and 4 hour matches with a one day break in between !

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Well done the 1797 Toon fans you all deserve a medal going all that way to watch such trash

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  • Colos love child

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #25

    I feel sorry for all you deluded fools who think the all roads lead to premier league, you have just witnessed the level we are at. we will be promoted and spend 1 maybe 2 seasons like sunderland . today should be a watershed moment for the club but it cares not for us but for the fat bastard who runs it again and again its about money not glory or passion

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  • Jib

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #26

    No distractions now thank the Lord.

    Just 21 League matches ( 33 hours of footy[inc. extra time] ) to focus on.

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  • NoahJ

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #27

    @25 not sure I agree that our performance in the premier league next season (assuming we get there of course) is reflected in today’s dismal performance. For a start, there isn’t a single player starting today who would be in my first choice 11 for the team apart from maybe Hayden.

    What it does show is that we have poor squad depth quality. I don’t see the rationale in fielding players who probably don’t have long term futures at the club, e.g. good, sels, gamez.

    I don’t think it’s time to panic- I think it’s time to be annoyed but otherwise happy of where we are in the league; wouldn’t you hate to be the likes of villa, norwich (not to mention mackems) right now?

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  • wynsleap

    Jan 28, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #28

    3-0 against Oxford is an embarrassment whichever way you look at it. Promotion may be the ultimate aim but this kind of result neither does us (or Rafa) any favours.
    This team should have been at least good enough to compete today. If they weren’t (and obviously they WERE’NT) the coaches should be asked why.
    I’m afraid Mitrovich is going to be on his way at the end of the season. Doesn’t score enough goals or impose himself on the opposition.
    We will probably go up but I think the problems will only be starting as the quality beyond the first team is substandard. It’s going to take some deep digging into the Ashley pockets to even make us compete in the Premier. The question is – will he want to do that?

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