Newcastle Come Storming Back To Get 2-2 Draw After Being 2-0 Down


After 56 minutes of this game, it looked like Newcastle were plunging to our 5th defeat in a row when West Brom went 2-0 up through the impressive Fields after West Brom had taken the lead with a goal just before halftime.

Robson-Kanu had scored a minute into stoppage time as he headed home from close range and unmarked following a cross by former Newcastle target Kieran Gibbs

But three minutes after Fields had put West Brom 2-0 up it was Ciaran Clark who pulled one back with a header.

And with the score 2-1 goalkeeper Foster produced a terrific save to deny Matt Ritchie an equalizer when he met a Rolando Aarons cross after 70 minutes.

It wouldn’t have counted with the offside flag being raised.

But Newcastle had finally woken up and with seven minutes it was an own goal by Jonny Evans who deflected a Matt Ritchie free-kick into his own net that gave us a 2-2 draw and broke the losing streak.

Newcastle could even have snatched a winner but it was not to be and we’ll take the point.

For West Brom caretaker manager Gary Megson he must have thought his side were heading for their first win since last August but it was not to be as this Newcastle side never give up.

This was a valuable draw with West Brom 3 points behind us in the league so we kept that difference and it will be important we don’t lose to teams beneath us in the league table.

Newcastle left it late but in the end as both Alan Shearer and Mick Quinn said – it was a very good away point.

We’ll take it.

Rafa will be happy with scoring two goals and unhappy at conceding two goals – that’s 9 goals conceded in the last 3 games and we are at Chelsea on Saturday.

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18 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Nov 28, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Jane
    Maybe. I mean what better time to make an impact 20 mins from the end 4-1 down to Man Utd. Or 20 mins from the end 3-0 down to Watford.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Nov 28, 2017 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t forget the Bournemouth match either. 0-0 at home, no it’s ok we don’t need an impact from mitro.

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  • YoungMag :P

    Nov 28, 2017 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #4

    So despite having the x most expensive squad in the PL we have the 15th highest wage bill. Huddersfield and Brighton have less than us? Bravo, they don’t have managers that were lied to or misled, they are both not involved with takeovers that might decide their futures. Btw for having the 15th highest wage bill we are twelfth. Wind your fckuin neck in all those who want what’s left of toontaffs list of available managers. Unless of course we want Bobby Solano to come in and take charge 😮

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  • big bob

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #5

    It was 2-1 when mitro came on so turnaround in game had already started
    Not sure where this mitro the saviour is coming from

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  • jane

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #6

    ronaldo aarons those 2 matches were about the only 2 games Perez and Joselu didn’t start together and about the only 2 games we weren’t still in it. coincidence?? if we are still in it Mitrovic can make an impact.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #7

    big bob,
    I understand it. I listened to BBC Newcastle and they reckoned Joselu played well, I can’t stand the player anymore but he played well???

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail the people calling for rafas head are obviously on the wind up (not fans) but he certainly is ok to criticise ffs joselu again!!!
    No shelvey!! Genuine ? over that no matter wat! and that first half and watford have been shocking football as you would call pardew football

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Jane.
    Ok, I won’t even look further back. Just go 1 game before Bournemouth. Burnley match. Perez and Joselu started. 0-0 eventually lost 1 nil. We needed an impact but no need for mitrovic though I guess.

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  • toonluvva

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Was this a hard earned point, or two points dropped?

    BTW, can Rafa please tell our players that stoppage time means time added for stoppages, and not the cue for us to stop!

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #11

    He played well!!??? Wtf did he do please tell us all
    Mitro came on we looked like winning it the ball stayed up top we moved forward we created chances
    Without him the ball instantly came back at us quite simple really

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  • jane

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #12

    can’t remember why Mitrovic wasn’t even in the squad for Burnley.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Did you not watch it jail?

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  • jane

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #14

    15 points from 14 matches is on target for survival.
    if we only had 10 points like the teams in the relegation zone it would be a lot harder.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Mitro needs a player round him (gayle cough cough) or at least a decent runner (not perez) but rafa has never went for it where as joselu has played shite under every possible way
    Shelvey in 5 mins put in 2 world class passes tonight and thats wat change games and he still gets more stick than some players
    Merino and shelvey should start they are our best cms mitro and gayle up top

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  • big bob

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Joselu played well against 2 big defenders the momentum of the match changed when Clark scored and again when Ritchie should have scored but flagged offside we started attacking more with Aaron’s causing problems mitro came on got the crowd going abit more but didn’t have a shot on target and when I seen him touch ball he was out wide not where u want striker when looking for equaliser words I would use for mitro is he flaters to decieves

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  • big bob

    Nov 28, 2017 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #17

    2 up top haven’t we just done that last 2 games scored 1 conceded 7 that sounds a good formula for staying up

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  • Worcs-Geordie

    Nov 29, 2017 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #18

    Was at the match, with away lads tonight. BEST SUPPORT IN THE LAND.. Even at 0_2 we sang our hearts out to a dull home crowd that never stood up an sang once. I can say that Merino was pure class, Murphy was good, Ritchie was OK.. But never tried to get past a player or to byline. Aaron’s was shocking sadly and good ole Chancel was a tad rusty but gave his all and looked solid. Joselu did nothing have no idea why people said he played well… He didn’t. Mitro came on and we looked an different team. I know we already had one back.. But the end of match pressure was all on the Baggies.. Not on us for a change.. Mitro did that. The ball hit him every time and he held it and laid it off most of the time.
    Perez again busy but never really in the game.

    Great result after a disappointing start… And the best bit.. Singing.. “you’ve got pardew in the Morning” to the depressed Baggies..

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