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Newcastle Striker Pleased With Goal But Not Satisfied With Result

Yoshinori Muto was on the spot this evening when Jetro Willems was knocked from behind nudging the ball in front of goal. Muto pounced at the chance and tapped the ball into the back of the net to tie the game up.

It was unfortunately not enough for the Magpies to get through to the next round, but a goal for a striker is always a good thing.

Our Japanese striker has given an interview after the game with NUFC TV and this is some of what he said about match.

“We played very well but the final result was that we lost. We are disappointed. We have to keep working and keep our heads up.”

He was asked about the team’s reaction after the Leicester City deflected goal. This was his response:

“After that we played very well. We were energetic but we needed one more goal. It was very hard for us.

“I’m very pleased. I’m very happy to score but we couldn’t win the game so I’m not satisfied.

“I have a lot of confidence. I want to score in the Premier League. I need to score. It’s my job so I’ll keep working very hard.”

Muto did not see much of the ball this afternoon but he was often isolated. This was expected as the Steve Bruce did not have many options to give him support upfront.

Yoshinori had a decent game under the circumstances, and scored a poacher’s goal. Now he is just focused on the next match against Watford on Saturday. This is what he said about the next match:

“We need to win. Just focus to win the game on Sunday against Watford. It’s very important for us. So we’ll keep our head up and focus to win the game.”

72 comments so far

  • The Wife

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #1


  • The Wife

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Had to do it at least once…..LOL

  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #3

    The problem i have, and it seems alot of others do to
    Is that its all so inevitable
    Yes was a cruel way to be knocked out of the cup
    But one way or another was going to happen, it used to be fun supporting the toon
    Now its more like an arduous task, something you have to just get done
    People are sick and have had enough
    The glory days and the fun are long gone, not even a distant memory for some
    We all know its never coming back with Jabba
    And we also know unless he is removed, he wont ever leave

    That leaves people jaded at best, were sick of the sh1te on offer

  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #4

    The club i support no longer exists

    Its long gone

  • The Wife

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Am I the only one still up and around?

    Well, here we go:
    The Good: Held our own with 2nd and 3rd stringers against a strong Leicester side. Ooh, and Muto gets one in? Love it.
    The Bad: Lost on penalties, argh!
    The Ugly: More injuries. We’re dropping like flies out there!
    The Hilarious: The Willems faceplant
    Blog Summary: jib needs a gravatar AND a job

  • The Wife

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Awww, toon22. 🙁

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Glad we are out of the cup.
    So we can focus on survival with lesser risk of injuries and more rest.

    Welcome to Ashley era.

  • dougie

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Shock, horror,can u believe it,we’re out the cup again!The mighty Leicester have done us on pens.Take stock and look at our squad for this match,is it really representive of one the richest clubs in Europe.The slug is loving it,he just keeps on giving the bare minimum to spend and hopes for the best.Hope the sheep had a nice time.Pathetic.

  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Jabba has sucked the life out of the club
    All in the name of personal greed

  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #10

    He has stripped the club bare
    Taken everything from us

    Nobody cares about it anymore

  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #11

    The Wife


    As you can see people have just stopped caring anymore
    Enjoy whats left of SDFC

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 29, 2019 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #12

    We need to be constantly reshaping and strengthening. Colback, Saivet, Aarons, Lazaar, Yedlin or Manquillo and Gayle all fixed up by the end of next window. A quality DM, and another wide attacker in.

  • NY Mag

    Aug 29, 2019 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #13


    Unfortunately, it’s much easier to say what we need to do than to implement it. Most of the players you mention don’t want to give up their lucrative contracts.

  • toon22

    Aug 29, 2019 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #14

    All of those years Jabba has sucked the life out of the club
    People have just stopped caring


  • willowdalerez

    Aug 29, 2019 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #15

    Ritchie injury very worrying if it’s the ankle… Once the ankle’s crocked it’s never the same just ask Carroll. Fingers crossed on those scans coming back clear!

  • Our Toon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #16

    I wouldn’t say people have stopped caring, if they did then they wouldn’t go to games, wouldnt boycott and wouldn’t be on here to talk about nufc.

    The other thing is no matter who owns the club or how its run, it will always be nufc and never sdfc, if you wish to call it sdfc then by all means go ahead but dont complain about ashley as you are essentially his puppet by naming the club after his most prized asset, hey he doesn’t need to pay for advertising now, some of you do it for him by thinking you’re clever in changing the name to SDFC but in reality its music to his ears.

    Finally, the club is and always will belong to the fans, yes we dont see eye to eye on things and I’m just wanting to return to SJP but wont under Ashley, it doesn’t mean I care less, or that the club has magically changed its name, talking that kind of nonsense shows nothing but weakness, mentally weak and just giving in!! Get a bit of backbone, have some self pride and stop with the defeatist attitude.

    Its not perfect, it’s still ashley as owner but it’ll always be our club!! Goodnight and god bless!!

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 29, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Anyone actually at the game? How did Matty play, do we have a diamond like Sean?

  • NY Mag

    Aug 29, 2019 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Our toon,

    Nice sentiments, I enjoyed reading that

  • lesh

    Aug 29, 2019 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #19

    The Wife

    Congratulations on getting your first first. Some would suggest there might’ve been collusion in the Harrison fold but they wouldn’t recognise pure talent and exemplary timing if it was staring them in the face.


  • hibbit

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:15 AM

    Comment #20

    Crowd: 22,727 including 800 City fans.

  • hibbit

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Steve Bruce talking to BBC Newcastle:

    “He’s in a mess Matt Ritchie, at the moment.

    “We hope he hasn’t done ankle ligaments but it certainly looks that way.
    “He’s got cuts where he needs stitches and two or three wounds on his leg.

    “The challenge on Matt Ritchie, if VAR was in operation today, it was a red card; it was a horror challenge.

    “The referee missed a blatant red card and he was (only) five yards away.
    “The injury problems have been huge for us and I’ve been forced to make changes with the injuries we picked up at the weekend.

    “The team we put out, after seven changes, I thought were terrific in their work.

    “It’s disappointing, with the changes we had to make and we’ve lost two or three players out there tonight.stating that Jetro Willems now has a hamstring injury after the Leicester match, whilst Emil Krafth has a thigh strain.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #22

    Decent crowd considering end of hols and payday weekend this weekend for a lot..

    Didn’t see the match or highlight but seems Leicester got away with a few challenges.

    Nice to see Muto get a goal, glad Perez didn’t score.

    1 1 isn’t the beating some expected, I was one when I saw the team sheets.

    I’ll never understand why someone as good with the ball as Shelvey is isn’t banging free kicks and pens for fun, even the odd goal from open play.

    3 points Sunday is a must otherwise the Spuds result counts for nothing.

  • martoon

    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #23

    We all know Ashley’s shortcomings so repeating them over and over is what is taking the joy away. We played well with effectively our second team v their first and only beaten on the lottery of penalties. Just give some credit where it’s due – you’re supposed to be supporters!

  • Genjikai

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Blog Summary: jib needs a gravatar AND a job
    Brilliant that, the wife take a bow.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #25

    Obviously it isn’t always easy to move players on when they are on a large wedge and a long deal NY, but isn’t this part of why Rafa wanted the deals done early. Get them in, but also get them out. Less of this, couldn’t get it over the line schpiel, they so often trot out. All of those 7 mentioned can be fixed up. They are decent players, and most were out on loan last term. Surely we can do better, and have to. It’s not great at all and leaves us weaker than we should and could be. We’ve always carried too much deadwood under Ashley.

  • danishmag

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #26

    Well.. thats one crossed of the bucket list for my predictions..

    I said we will be out of the cups in first or second game played..

    Only the fa cup left, and 20th in the league.
    And 25 points and Ritchie topscorer with 6 goals, Dubs player of the season

  • Paully

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #27

    First or second?

    Nowt like hedging your bets.

  • JohnReese

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #28

    That Choudhury “tackle” was a disgrace. Rodgers and Leicester fans will no doubt say he’s not that type of player but he’s very quickly building a reputation as exactly that.

    Can anyone tell me why VAR wasn’t in use last night? Why the hell have they spent so much money getting it installed if it’s not going to be used in every match.

    Did anyone get a better look at the potential elbow from Vardy on Matty?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #29

    Are we supposed to be happy that our gutsy second team almost scraped through. The question that has to be asked is why Leicester, a club less wealthy than us with less supporters were comfortable putting out a full first team without worrying about relegation. Despite all the blather about winning a cup it would have just been a bonus if we’d gone through. That is down to Ashley not providing a squad able to compete in cups and PL survival at the same time.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #30

    All in all poor result but a quite a entertaining game – We seemed to press a lot higher up the pitch and when we got forward – we got forward with numbers if not a little pedantic.
    Thought Willians had a decent game and Fernandez gave him my ‘Man of the Match’ slotted in as if not being away.

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Danishmag has the iq of a peanut

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #32

    So if we finish 17th playing this more attractive football and exit both cups at the first hurdle with a manager happy just to be in the job and will accept meekly when Lascelles is sold for 35M and told Ciaran Clarke is his replacement, you’d prefer that to starting the season genuinely aiming for eight and a serious attempt at winning a cup with a manager who’s won thirteen just because you don’t like the football.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #33

    Willem’s swan dive just before Muto’s goal, wouldn’t have looked out of place at the Bolshoi.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #34

    Same old inconsistent referring.
    Leicester used the Manchester United tactics of fouling all over the place to break up play and disrupt the flow of the game. Are refs so ignorant of that tactic ?

    Didn’t see the foul on Ritchie but it sounds like it merited a Barton – Nolan type response toward their player to show to the ref that ugly play will be met by ugly responses – unless the ref takes control and deals with these matters with a red and the FA ban players accordingly for the nature of such tackles.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #35

    If you look Willem was elbowed in the back for his Swan Lake dive – beautifully choreographed. It’s a ten from Ken.

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #36

    Jail we know the problem with Ashley, this is fans discussing the positives and negatives of our team last night

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #37

    Australian Pie,
    Yes, I’m discussing the negative.

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #38

    Re read your comment, just silly babbling

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #39

    Don’t be the new toon22

  • c-dog

    Aug 29, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #40

    Great performance from an xi that would probably be a mid table championship side. Bruce got his tactics right. Exiting the cup is the clubs, not the fans, desired outcome.


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