Newcastle Throw The Game Away Against Spurs As Shelvey Sent Off For Stupid Foul


Newcastle threw this game away three minutes into the second half when the Newcastle captain Jonjo Shelvey stupidly stood on Deli Alli’s foot deliberately;y right in front of referee Andre Mariner and the referee rightly gave the playmaker his marching orders with a red card.

Shelvey looked surprised but he shouldn’t have been, and he knew exactly what he was doing – throwing the first game of the season away for Newcastle United.

Shame on Shelvey.

Rafa Benitez seemed incensed because it looked like nothing, but when he sees the TV replay, there’s really nothing the referee could do but send Jonjo off.

This is not the first time Shelvey has let the side down, and he was suspended for five games last season for racially abusing a player, and he will now get a three game suspension for his latest misadventure.

This had followed a first half in which Newcastle were as good as Spurs, who are one of the best sides in the Premier League.

We held our own well throughout the first and looked really well organized and there were few chances to either side although Gayle had a good chance early which he hit over the bar with his left foot.

Jonjo Shelvey sent off after 48 minutes

But after 6 minutes Paul Dummett picked up a hamstring strain and had to leave the field being replaced by Jamaal Lascelles.

Ciaran Clark went to left-back.

And then a terrible tackle and a yellow card from Harry Kane crippled Florian Lejeune who up to that point had looked pure class for Newcastle.

Off went Lejeune and on came Chancel Mbemba as a straight replacement for the Frenchman and at the half, it was 0-0 with Newcastle looking workmanlike and organized.

But then 3 minutes into the second half we lost the game.

After 61 minutes a good Christian Eriksen cross into the box found a wide open Deli Alli who put it past Elliot to make it 1-0.

And then 9 minutes later it was left back Davies who scored to make it 2-0 as Newcastle were being overrun a bit at the back.

Rafa changed it to three at the back, and it seemed to work as we saw out the game with no further goals conceded and Mikel Merino who will probably start at Huddersfield next Saturday was brought on in place of Dwight Gayle for his debut for Newcastle.

Mikel is likely to be asked to fill in for Jonjo for three games.

But Rafa will be counting the cost of this first game with two players injured and Jonjo Shelvey out for at least three games now.

Things are worse than they were at the start of this game – unfortunately.

This was a game we needn’t have lost, but we did because of ill discipline in the team.

We cannot do this too often this season if we want to be around mid-table and avoid a relegation fight.

The way things were going in the first half we could have come out of this game with a point or even a win with some luck on our side.

On the positive side Lejeune, Manquillo and Atsu all looked good this afternoon for Newcastle – it’s just a pity we had nothing to show for it.

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47 comments so far

  • jimmygscot

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #1

    practice match for Spurs.
    How did they only score 2 goals.
    Long hard season ahead

    1
  • john tudor

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #2

    cash out or ash out

    1
  • catchy in norway

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Atsu by a mile

    0
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Arghhhh….Nice to see Ashley turned up to see the team he supports….

    1
  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Nufc-83

    Thats a terrible apology. 10th or below covers up to 17th if you don’t count the relegation places. You have called a huge section of bloggers morons for no good reason. Comparing that to expecting 5 mil in the bank is just rediculous. Like I said before, grow up. Child.

    1
  • toon kk

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Atsu our best player bt a mile

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  • allan666

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Atsu really looked a premier league player

    0
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Markaccus have you had too much to drink. I didn’t apologise you clown and I said 10th or above meaning 10th to 1st.

    2
  • toon kk

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Atsu looked like our only premier league quality player. Championship written all over the rest.

    1
  • magspuggy

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Did jonjo stamp on ali ?? Wtf happened ??

    0
  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Also, people may or may not be over reacting to getting beat of last years runners up, while being down to 10 men for most of the second half. Had it been Watford or WBA or Udders, and maybe 6 or 7 games into the season, then possibly a panic might be called for.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Nufc-83

    Either way you still don’t get to call people morons for being optimistic. You are still a petulant child.

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  • Shoulders knees

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Atsu was bright, pitch looked good .Shelvey totally dim.

    2
  • YoungMag :P

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Atsu was brilliant, totally transformed from last season. The form he showed at the end of last season might not just be form, maybe his quality shining through?

    Merino actually did alot more then Shelvey did even when we were down to 10. I don’t think we’ll miss him. I hope Lejeunes injury isn’t serious. I still don’t understand why Rafa doesn’t play Mitro and Gayle at the same time.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Markaccus you are still a deluded fool

    3
  • lesh

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #16

    So we need to add a LB to Rafa’s list for Ashley’s approval? Let’s hope he doesn’t slope off and has the balls to have a face-to-face with Rafa and Charnley then tell Barnes to let them to pay what’s necessary to get the players Rafa wants! He’ll just have to live with having the deadwood on the payroll until they’re gone.

    2
  • Our Toon

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #17

    The result is what it is, the loss of 3 players is a disaster. Maybe not Shelvey as much as I have high hopes for merino.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Mags he deliberately stood on his ankle right in front of the ref

    2
  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Nufc-83

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #343

    Hopefully this has brought a reality check for all the morons putting final position as 10th or below. We will be battling relegation unless 3-4 good quality signing come in. Staying safe is our target this season and we should be happy if we are in prem next seas…

    You might want to go back and look

    Check-mate

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #20

    I’ve had us 13th from day one. Check with marttons predictions if you like.

    Pillock

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #21

    nufc-83

    And as a moron I still have hopes of a top ten finish, wait until the end of the season before you start handing out the insults you dickhead.

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  • Shoulders knees

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #22

    Magsp
    Yes he did

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #23

    *martoons

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Shelvey was a petty moron.

    Just pathetic that he couldn’t resist. It’s not like he was going to hurt him, he simply couldn’t resist doing ‘something’.

    Get a spine and some constitution!

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  • magspuggy

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Cheers kk. I missed it from where im at . What a fool. Atsu was wor best player by a mile today.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Ok check the second post I corrected it in that which you actually responded to so meh both wrong 🙂

    Essex you are deluded just face it.

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #27

    From the BBC site

    Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has just given a pretty terse interview to Sky Sports when asked about whether he would have a meeting with owner Mike Ashley about signing players.
    “I don’t know.” When he was asked if it was up to Ashley whether they met, he said “yes”. and then he added: “I am concentrating on my job and my players.”
    Benitez agreed that Jonjo Shelvey deserved his red card: “The sending off changed everything. He made a mistake. Hopefully he will learn from it. He has apologised but that changes nothing now.”

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #28

    EGB

    He originally typed 10th or below, and changed it to 10th or above after my initial reaction. I suspect he doesn’t even know what hes angry about anymore 😀

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Markaccus it would be pretty stupid to call people morons who actually predict relegation which is below 10th so surely with the way I wrote the post you should have got the point.

    1
  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #30

    Nufc-83

    My first reaction was to what you said in the first post. The rest are just too full of childish insults to focus on. You are in the wrong here, pal.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Is it a probable 5 match ban for Shelvey?

    One things certain the Hudders game will see a few team changes.

    1
  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Nufc

    If you are going to call people morons, you’d best make sure you don’t make stupid mistakes first.

    QED

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  • john tudor

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #33

    trod not stamped

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #34

    EGB

    Straight reds for violent conduct usually just get 3 games. Future offences might get more

    0
  • davis_toons

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #35

    Even manager like Alan Pardew cannot wait to Leave Us when given the chance..enough is enough..

    1
  • c-dog

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #36

    We are very poor in going forward. Atsu tried his best but Ritchie/Perez/Shelvey were anonymous. Need a signing of quality desperately. The defence looked decent. But got overwhelmed when we were reduced. As as for the red card, that idiot should can any England talk until he can control himself on the pitch. All he proved today is that he is unreliable.

    1
  • john tudor

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #37

    retrospective look at at kane the cnut

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  • lesh

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #38

    Somehow, Rafa’s language suggests that his relationship with Ashley’s a little cool to say the least. Let’s hope that Ashley makes the time to have a constructive conversation with Rafa

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #39

    So am I a deluded moronic fool cos I predicted we would finish tenth, please clarify?

    0
  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Aug 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #40

    @Markaccus – Believe what you wish. It was ridiculous. As I said, completely petty and pointless.

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