Massive Comeback Win For Newcastle With Two Late Goals

Don’t ever accuse this Newcastle side of ever giving up fighting for the win and in an amazing finish at the Amex tonight, Newcastle came from 1-0 behind with 10 minutes to capture a glorious win with goals from Diame and Perez. with the winner coming from the Spaniard in the 89th minute.

Not sure exactly how Benitez has the lads fighting like they do, but he has – and this was maybe the biggest win of the season for us and it’s what we really needed after dropping 2 points on Saturday.

And we go back on top of the table and 8 points above 3rd placed Huddersfield who we play on Saturday away.

Newcastle were behind to another controversial penalty given by referee Robert Madley – who gave Sunderland a penalty at the Stadium of Light and sent Coloccini off last season – if you remember – our history is not good with this referee.

Ciaran Clark was penalized for a foul on Glenn Murray as the ball came in from a corner, but it really didn’t look like a penalty in such an important game and it was the striker who scored from the pot to give the home side a huge advantage with the first goal.

The goal came after just 14 minutes and Newcastle were behind until the 81st minute when it was Mohamed Diame who scored past goalkeeper David Stockdale, by hitting a wayward Christian Atsu shot into the net.

It was rather a fortuitous goal when he chipped the ball which curled high into the net – a typical goal that’s usually scored against us – but we’ll take it.

Newcastle looked bereft of any direction or ideas after the early penalty and half-time came with the home side ahead 1-0 and looking fairly comfortable.

And Ayoze Perez may never score a more important goal for Newcastle but the substitute scored in the 89th minute to give Newcastle a massive win on the road and our 23rd win in 34 games.

Christian Atsu had run onto a long ball from Matt Richie and he squared the ball across to the Spaniard who dispatched it with ease past the goalkeeper and it was a massive 3 points for the Magpies.

We would have taken 4 points from thee last two games but the way we got the points by coming from behind in the second half and scoring two goals is the sign of a good team thato never gives up.

Did I say it was a massive win tonight?


Howay The Lads!!

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Brighton: Stockdale, Saltor, Dunk, Stephens, Baldock (Kayal, 82). Knockaert (March, 87), Pocognoli (Tomori, 18), Sidwell, Murphy, Murray, Duffy.
Subs not used: Walton, Huenemeier, Hemed, Akpom.

Newcastle: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Shelvey, Colback (Murphy, 74); Ritchie, Diame, Atsu; Gouffran (Perez, 82).
Subs not used: Elliot, Hanley, Anita, Gamez, Mitrovic.

Bookings: Yedlin 36, Knockaert 37

Referee:Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)
Attendance: 30,230

8 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Just seen Diame goal…..

    I have never seen a luckier goal in my life.

    But I will take it.

    Well done boys, now for Huddersfield

  • Bucks mag

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #2

    We have got Rafa Benitez!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    So many more games to go.
    This win means nothing come Saturday. We go again.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #3

    We deserved it referee had a mare , prick hates Newcastle justice done

  • Bucks mag

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Gutting to hear about your latest news Ed but you’ve come through it before and you’ll come through it again even stronger!
    Thank you so much for all your hard work sustaining the blog and providing a permanent fixture in my daily routine.

  • yorkymag

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Great result
    Superb second half
    What a goal


  • Average_Contents

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #6


    Completely agree. Diame next to Shelvey changed the game in our favour.

    Should be the midfield pairing while Hayden is out imo.

    Obviously Murphy coming on gave another dimension to our play and tied up previously free defenders who’d had fcukall to do all game (virtually)

    What a win, what a feeling. Almost like the Norwich one. Hopefully they’ll nosedive just like they did.

    Bring on udders.

    Who you supporting on Saturday blackley

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Sheet, just seen you bad news Ed. Luckily this is a cancer that can be cured mate, so best of luck with it. No doubt you’ll fight it like a true Geordie and kick its arse. Thinking of you matey.

  • g.s.tooner

    Feb 28, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Wishing you all the best Ed.

    Disagree with the analysis slightly. Think that we came back after the goal and looked dangerous towards the end of the first half. Should have gone in level at the break after glorious Atsu chance with the last kick of the half.

    Diame goal was a stroke of luck and tbh he was poor for most of the game. Sometimes you need a bit of luck and that, was a bit of luck.

    Second goal always looked likely after we equalised and Brighton guilty of crumbling abit. Never looked to threaten after 1:1.

    Massive 3 points. If we beat Huddersfield and Reading I think we should be almost there!


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