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Benitez Gives Interesting Update On Gayle Hamstring Injury

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 4 Comments

After the 2-0 win tonight against Aston Villa Rafa Benitez gave an update on the hamstring injury that Dwight Gayle picked up and Rafa said the striker didn’t look comfortable early in the game.

Maybe it will not be as bad as when he first picked up the injury just over five weeks ago at Brentford, but he must be fully fit before he plays again.

Dwight Gayle goes off after 33 minutes – Rafa Benitez looks concerned
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It Was A Tough First Half – But Newcastle Back On Top

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Newcastle did tonight what good teams do and when the lads were nowhere near their best in the first half, they hung in there and even went ahead after 42 minutes against the run of play through Yoan Gouffran.

It was the Frenchman’s 7th goal of the season and another important goal for Newcastle.

Sign this man up for another two years!

Yoan Gouffran scores vital first goal
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Rafa’s Subdued Sky Sports Interview After 2-0 Win – Video

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 10 Comments

Newcastle players celebrate Yoan Gouffran goal after 42 minutes

Here’s Rafa Benitez press conference with Sky Sports after the 2-0 home win tonight against Aston Villa and it’s a very subdued Rafa after he has lost striker Dwight Gayle again with that hamstring injury after only 33 minutes.

That could be a huge blow to us although Aleksandar Mitrovic looks like, with more matches under his belt, he’s getting better.

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Fans React To Big Win And Gallowate Flags Spectacular

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 9 Comments

Newcastle Fans have reacted on Twitter to what was a very important win for us against Aston Villa after Newcastle put in a terrible first half performance but found a way to win and keep a clean sheet too.

That’s Villa’s fifth straight defeat and they are looking like they are in some trouble now and 33 points behind Newcastle in the league table as we go back on top with 69 points

And the Gallowgate Flags group, to their great credit, put on a spectacular show with that new flag of Rafa – that alone will keep him at the club.

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Newcastle Win 2-0 But Lose Gayle To Hamstring Again

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 18 Comments

It was a very poor display from Newcastle in the first half tonight as they started the game very poorly and misplaced pass after pass and it looks like Dwight Gayle may have come back too early from his hamstring problem.

He had to go off after only 33 minutes in the first half and it looks like it’s his hamstring that’s  gone again and that’s the very last thing we wanted to have happen.

Now we will be without Gayle for those consecutive away games at Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading starting next Tuesday night at Brighton.

Mitrovic celebrates after Yoan Gouffran scores first goal
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Mo Diame And Dwight Gayle Start For Newcastle

Monday, February 20th, 2017 · 245 Comments

Manager Rafa Benitez has announced his team to take on Aston Villa in the Championship tonight and a win will see Newcastle go back to the top of the Championship table and both Mo Diame and Dwight Gayle return to the side and for a change we even got the team right.

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