In-Form Perez Gets Brace – Newcastle Beat Luton 3-1 – Into 4th Round Of The FA Cup


Newcastle beat Luton Town 3-1 this afternoon with three quick goals in the first half to lead 3-0 at halftime.

Luton got one back in the second half to make it 3-1, and Newcastle move through to the 4th round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Credit to Luton for coming back well in the second half and making a game of it.

The play was fairly even in the first half hour of the game, but then Newcastle scored 3 goals in a short 9 minutes.

Ayoze Perez – who scored the dramatic winner at Stoke last week – scored two quick goals after 30 minutes and 36 minutes that took Newcastle to a 2-0 lead.

And then it was Jonjo Shelvey who scored a good third goal just 6 minutes before halftime to take Newcastle to a 3-0 halftime lead.

To their credit, the Hatters came back into the game and scored through Hylton just four minutes into the second half.

Ayoze Perez – scores Newcastle’s first goal

If Luton could have got another goal, it could have set things up for an exciting finish.

Luton had their chances, and they hit the crossbar, and with a little bit more luck they may have come right back into this game.

Hylton seemed to have scored Luton’s second goal after 60 minutes, but it was ruled offside.

At the start of the game Luton almost went ahead when Freddie Woodman’s clearance went straight to James Collins just 20 yards out, but he couldn’t take the opportunity, and the chance was lost – some early nerves from the 20-year-old goalkeeper.

Luton’s goalkeeper Mark Stech could then only parry a shot from Ayoze Perez, but the Hatters defense was able to clear the ball.

But then it was a mistake from Czech goalkeeper Stech that led to Newcastle’s first goal.

Stech tried to catch an inswinging free-kick from Dwight Gayle, but he dropped the ball and Perez – at the right place at the right time – poked the ball into the empty net.

But then captain Jamaal Lascelles had to leave the field with a knock and was replaced by Isaac Hayden (at the end of the game Rafa said Jamaal was fine and it was only precaution – phew!!).

Six minutes later Stech saved well from Dwight Gayle but the ball dropped to Ayoze Perez in the penalty area, and the Spaniard volleyed home for his third goal in the last two games.

We seem to have a striker in form at the moment!

And then it was Jonjo Shelvey who scored a third for the Magpies in what was an excellent team goal from the Magpies.

But Luton were also starting to press.

Luke Berry looked threatening, and he had a couple of reasonable efforts and then right at the death before halftime he headed wide with a good chance.

It was 3-0 at halftime.

Just four minutes into the second half Hylton got to a ball and beat the onrushing Freddie Woodman to put the ball into the empty net – lack of concentration from the Newcastle defense.

Luton pressed Newcastle hard in the second half, especially towards the end of the game, but they couldn’t get another goal which would have made things interesting.

It was a good win for the Magpies this afternoon, and it takes us into the fourth round when we hope to get a good draw.

Wins are always good – a win is a win – and it will give our lads some added confidence.

Next up for Newcastle are Swansea at home a week today – if we can win that game it will be three wins in a row and things will definitely be looking up on Tyneside.

Howay The Lads!!

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39 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Why was I not surprised to see this comment at the team news announcement –

    catchy in norway

    Jan 6, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #10
    it is a good 11

    lets hope its not an all out defend game..

    think we will lose today,, Rafa has the team scared to play at home

    Good grief Cap’n give it a rest! The rest of the moaning crew at least had the sense that today was not the best day to stake a claim on us getting beat. Dear oh dear.

    26
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Lesh

    can you explain why you are allowed to disrespect people’s opinions? and bully them ?

    does that not go agaisn’t Ed’s policy’s? the ones you asked everyone to adhere too?

    6
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #3

    tsunki

    we were all over the place against a league 2 side at home.

    are you comfortable with that ?

    3
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Geordie 2…the club is not his anymore so why would he put money into it.

    Amanda’s clients will be putting their money into the transfer kitty very shortly.

    5
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Tunski

    i’d be embarrassed if i was you, Lording a win against a league 2 team we should be whopping. the gulf between us and Man c is closer than that of us and Luton

    1
  • c-dog

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Kenedy a bit of a nasty character

    2
  • Shot Bru

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Could catchy be Gary Neville in disguise?!?

    7
  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Ooh Kenedy’s got some nice tats.
    The dick looks like the menu board outside
    the Lonsdale in Jesmond

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #9
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #10

    i could be

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Very nice movement for the third goal.

    Lascelles visibly limping, apparently a problem with his hip muscle. I would expect him to miss next week at least if there is cover.

    0
  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    BamBams- cheers for passing on info

    As mentioned – we can only go off what we hear and hope it’s right

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Rafa:

    “In the second half we needed more experience to manage these games. Keep the ball and then a fourth goal would have finished it but we couldn’t do it.”

    0
  • thatmatt

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #14

    A win’s a win. As Ed said in an earlier post, that’s two in the trot! Interesting to see no Cairney in Fulham’s squad today: wonder if he could be on the way and was out the squad so he wouldn’t be cup-tied?

    0
  • Jib

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #15

    I see today Catchy prefers to
    quote John Anderson than the
    match stats
    Shots
    NUFC 25 Luton 9
    On Target
    NUFC 7 Luton 2
    Fouls
    NUFC 5 Luton 10

    Yet

    We were all over the place

    Catchy you are a prize prong

    12
  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Walcott valued at £30m by Wenger.

    At 28 years old, would you pleased if a signing like him came in for that value?

    Asking as we’ve been linked.

    0
  • c-dog

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #17

    Hopefully some transfer business this week now. Need to keep up this momentum with positive actions on and off the pitch.

    2
  • Bambams

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #18

    I hope Stoke do not sack Hughes, for me he is a great manager and just the type you want to help keep Newcastle out of the bottom 3……

    13
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Bambams

    Well done for not ducking under the parapit when many around you were doubting every word.

    Keep it coming mate

    5
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Walcott is going home to Southampton

    2
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #21

    and the same for you catchy…keep it coming mate…I need all the humour I can get after having had 7ft camera up me arse all afternoon!

    5
  • davetoon

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #22

    What worries me is that Stoke losing will result in a change of manager and likely an improvement in results.

    0
  • Bambams

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Sparky

    You know the score mate…..

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Lascalles needs to play against Swansea as he’s the lynch pin and driving force for the team

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Coutinho transfer now official…had to be when they paid 75 for Dyke

    1
  • beermonkey

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #26
  • jazzyp

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Jesus f@ckin wet. The sheep hearder still has to have a moan.
    The first half whether it was 2nd division or not ,We ripped em apart.
    I recall Manure losing to Bristol city not long back in a cup.Have some bleeding faith man and try being positive for a change

    6
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #28

    or however you spell his name! 🙂

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Woodman not the only goal keeper to come out to far…Pope for Burnley also guilty.

    1
  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Nice win today, this would normally be a banana skin for us but nice to see a fairly comfortable win.

    Walcott is 100% going back to Saints. Only club that would be willing to spend close to £30 mill for him with the VVD money.

    Praying Lascelles is fit for next week. Without him we will crumble.

    3
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #31

    At least we won’t be losing Hibbit

    Has he been on today?

    At the game I hope

    0
  • lesh

    Jan 6, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Tsunki

    Could you imagine having a night out with the Cap’n? Talk about a laugh a minute…. !

    1
  • sparky55

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #33

    I think a dinner date with Catchy would be entertaining to say the least…too many of you just a bunch of miserable b@st@rds who take everything too seriously.

    IMO

    3
  • SPRINGY

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Sparky,bambam
    Cheers for any info you pass on lads…the day its official we’ll all be owa the knot?…was just the day that seemed off…whether its waiting for the f.a checks or whatever the hold up a saturday seemed an odd day for such an announcement for me….no paticular reason tho.

    0
  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Christ

    2 x coutinhos =Full Club Newcastle United

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Cathy, Cacthy, catty or whatever you call yourself, it’s Tunski sorry tsnuki, nope try again…

    So now it’s the lack of hammering lower league opposition, the lack of utter domination for goodness sake take a week or two off then come back and look at your comments. You suck all the juice out of match day but maybe we should be thankful your crew manned the lifeboats early.

    2
  • Uncertain Toon

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #37

    If we were getting Kenedy you would have thought Conte would have left him out, however tis probably different for loans.

    1
  • SPRINGY

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #38

    ? Was meant to be a smiley….still haven’t sussed out how to get them buggas to work on here! Lol

    0
  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #39

    That’s why Ashley is a ‘wassack’ of an owner

    Speculate to accumulate

    Coutinho cost 8.5 Million / sold for 145 Million

    4 or 5 years ago (and even now) you can spend 17 / 18 Million on a player and sell for 60 Million plus

    Instead of scrapping around the 3/4 million pound mark

    We have had chances to sign decent players if we pushed the boat out

    We were interested in van diyk (bad spelling but wouldn’t pay the money)

    Same with Gareth bale at Southampton

    Same with deli Ali at mk dons

    Pay a bit extra push up the league (6th / 7th) and they are worth a lot more and we would have a decent team and bank balance

    It can be done with a good owner and a good manager / scouting system

    3

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