Newcastle Have Second Massive Win – Beat Terriers 3-1


Newcastle United had their best win of the season this afternoon against a side who were said to be the in-form team in the Championship and we won the game 3-1 after being 2-0 up at half time.

Matt Ritchie scored from a penalty after 10 minutes then Daryl Murphy showed why he should have started with a good goal after 32 minutes to make it 2-0 at the break.

Newcastle gave away another soft penalty for the second game running when referee Roger East deemed Elias Kachunga was fouled in the box.

Well at least we got a penalty ourselves today.

Daryl Murphy after scoring

That was Daryl Murphy’s 4th goal of the season for us and he should be playing more than he has been – because he scores goals when he’s given a chance.

In the second half Mooy scored from the penalty spot after 72 minutes and it looked like the Terriers were back in this game.

But about 8 minutes before the penalty Dwight Gayle had been brought on and would you believe it but one minute into stoppage time and Dwight Gayle scored his 21st league goal of the season.

As we had said last week Dwight can get goals out of nothing and in this case he took advantage of a mistake by the goalkeeper Joel Coleman, who had played the two games against Manchester City.

Coleman had replaced starting goalkeeper Danny Ward at the break because of injury – and scored after the goalie was too far out of his box following a Huddersfield corner.

Huddersfield had over 70% of possession in the game, but that doesn’t mean all that much these days and with teams playing counter attack, Huddersfield carved out few clear-cut chances as our defense once again looked very solid today.

And don’t say our lads can’t play under pressure – they were great again today and that’s two massive wins for Newcastle in five days.

And since Brighton were beaten 3-0 at Nottingham Forest we are now five points ahead of Brighton and 11 points ahead of Huddersfield.

Newcastle seem to be surging at just the right moment, but we must not rest on our laurels and we must win again on Tuesday night at Reading.

And Matt Ritchie again didn’t get booked, so he can start against the Royals on Tuesday night.

A massive win by the lads today and they deserve great credit.

So does manager Rafa Benitez of course.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Huddersfield: Ward (Coleman, 46), Smith, Schindler, Hefele, Lowe (Quaner, 86), Mooy, Billing (Hogg, 66), Kachunga, Brown, La Parra, Wells.
Subs not used: Hudson, Crainie, Payne, Lolley.

Newcastle: Darlow; Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Shelvey, Colback (Gouffran, 72); Ritchie, Diame, Atsu (Yedlin, 81); Murphy (Gayle, 65).
Subs not used: Elliot, Gamez, Hanley, Perez.

Bookings: Schindler 33, Colback 35, Anita 45, Clark 46, Shelvey 61
Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)
Attendance: 23,213

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29 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #1

    270Bobbybee // Mar 4, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    Think the Anita gamble didn’t go as planned but when you win you can’t complain. Still reckon Yedders is the man for right back and today only further confirmed that. Then again, maybe Yedders was feeling it after a long run of games where he’s run his socks off. Never gives less than 100% and Rafa knows his players and how they’re feeling.
    Listen to Warner whining. ? Their keeper didn’t have the ball under control with one hand on it. Murphy didn’t kick his hand, he kicked the ball because it wasn’t under his full control. If he’d had it under his control, Murphy couldn’t have cleanly got the ball. He can whine all he wants but nothing is changing. ?
    I said beforehand that a win today pretty much seals it – promotion that is – and Brighton losing was a bonus. Only we can blow this now. Huddersfield need four more wins than we get and frankly, I can’t see that happening. If anything, we could pull further clear. Will Huddersfield or Brighton break the third place hoodoo? Couldn’t care less lmao! Top two deserve promotion, it’s that simple. Anybody heard from the overrated Frenchman lately? ? Jimiley? No? Strange, they can’t wait to brag when we lose. WHERE ARE YA? WHERE ARE YA? ?

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  • beefman13

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #2

    V gud away performance against a very good championship team in Huddersfield.

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  • JackBall

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Bobby,

    Agree on the Anita Yedlin analysis. We need Yedlin’s speed.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #4

    If we play like that when we are back in the PL, I won’t complain. All the goals were down to good fortune, but if your not in it….

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  • Dennis Twice

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #6

    We are top we are top let’s stuff reading like q.p.r bring it on 4..1 or 4..0 to the toon can’t wait .

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  • Thump

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #7

    11 points clear of the playoffs, and 5 points clear of Brighton. We need to do the job against Reading on Tuesday, and really nail down the #1 spot.

    Good defensive display from us, and full credit to Huddersfield who aimed to make the game as difficult as possible for us (and succeeded).

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  • JackBall

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t think the Gayle goal was all luck. Good clearance by Clarke and Gayle beet his man. Goalie could have done better, but it was looking like he was going to get a 1v1 unless he times it perfectly.

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  • JackBall

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Thump,

    Hudd playing a hot Villa and we doing so well against top teams, it could be over on Tuesday. It is lookinggood, but Tuesday could be it.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #10

    has anyone got a stream for the fight tonight ??

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Their penalty seems very generous – the ball was running over the line and their player wasn’t in control but daresay we would have wanted the same !

    Rafa really picked a team to do a job today and must be well chuffed

    After so many seasons of abject away results and seeing our fans dejected just fantastic to see them enjoying the day

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Lindy, it was another Ali roper-dope performance mate. Take everything they had to offer, soak it up without, to be fair, much danger of conceding, and taking the chances that came our way. We earned those chances imo. The penalty was earned. Murphy not giving up was well earned and definitely not a foul and Gayle chasing the ball down like he did deserved that bit of luck. The pressure on the keeper forced a misjudgement and now he’s only one behind Wood again and he’s back! 🙂 Mathematically we ain’t there yet, but psychologically on the teams, behind us, that might well have broke them mate. We did Brighton a huge favour today after their loss, but did ourselves a bigger one. Don’t mind helping Hoots out though. I still love him 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Tactical Masterclass? Now THAT was a tactical masterclass. 25% possession and we win well. Rafa take a bow. I take my hat off to you. What a great win. Anyone see Prutton on TV afterwards ? 🙂

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Anita was picked to buzz around and break up play and dispute their build up – I think he did just that

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Bobby , I’m hugging you across the Irish sea, and I’m on the dry ! No booze !!

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Stuart, go on p2p mate, we’ve got one there.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Deffo a pen, Wagner incorrect on that.

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  • colwell

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Anita should play CM instead of Calamity Colback Yedlin is the much much better RB

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #19

    The Hudds peno was a peno IMO

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  • Belfast

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Stuart I usually Google the Twitter search bar and find a few links via there.

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  • clinath@ed

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Well. Called that all wrong. Didn’t see the match, but from what I’ve read, I thought if we concede too much possession we’d get hammered. That’s why Rafa gets the big bucks and I just scream at the TVs/radio.
    Well done lads HWTL HWTF

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  • Bobbybee

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Ha, ha! Hugging you back mate. What a tactician he is. Best we’ve ever had mate. Played that to perfection and never looked like conceding other than another soft penalty. Reading will be FAR FAR more worried than us after these last two games. Playing like that it’s hard to see where we might drop points. Two best teams behind us and onwards and upwards from here on in. Definitely upwards – right to the PL.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #24

    When Google miester Ibiza is not around obviously

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #25

    No bingo winners tonight so no surprise there, but well done to those who did have Anita in at RB, just a shame that they tried to shoehorn Yedlin in on the wing as well otherwise they might have had a well earned five points.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #26

    bobby , cheers thanks for that mate

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  • Shoulders knees

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Really pleased we showed real battling qualities in the last two games, I agree with Bobbybee about Anita and Yedlin , Yedlin gives us pace attacking and in games like this it is another outlet, although I am not moaning about Anita’s performance at all, an enjoyable end to a awkward week.

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  • Moonraker15

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Rafa is a genius! And his team is playing at 110% every game. Years of experience at the top I think he is gonna have loads of clubs after him. Thank god he loves the Toon !

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  • Moonraker15

    Mar 4, 2017 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #29

    When you consider some of the poor managers we’ve had it was a great move to get Rafa and boy is he earning his money now!

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