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Watch All Five Goals From Newcastle’s 4-1 Win Over Rochdale

Newcastle couldn’t stop scoring for about a ten-minute clip in the first half when we got three goals to put this game to bed. The second half the lads weren’t so ruthless as Rochdale enjoyed some possession to start the half.

However, by the time Steve Bruce made his three changes, Newcastle were back on the front foot, pushing for a fourth goal.

It came in the 82nd minute, and it really couldn’t have been a better combination for the goal. Andy Carroll deftly played Tom Allan down the right, and he laid it on a plate for Joelinton, who busted his gut to get on the end of it to smash it home.

That was a much-needed goal for the Brazilian and a great assist for local lad Tom Allan.

Here are the five goals from the 4-1 win.

We just have to comment once again on Matty Longstaff’s touch in the box on his goal. Just superb. That’s three excellently taken goals for the local lad in only 8 appearances this season. We better get him extended and quick.

Who Was Newcastle's Man Of The Match Against Rochdale?

  • Miguel Almiron (40%, 653 )
  • Matt Ritchie (31%, 497 )
  • Matty Longstaff (15%, 246 )
  • Joelinton (5%, 78 )
  • Tom Allan (3%, 55 )
  • Sean Longstaff (1%, 16 )
  • Isaac Hayden (1%, 15 )
  • Christian Atsu (1%, 15 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (1%, 12 )
  • Karl Darlow (1%, 11 )
  • Emil Krafth (1%, 9 )
  • Florian Lejeune (0%, 7 )
  • Andy Carroll (0%, 7 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (0%, 4 )

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22 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #1

    We loves Miggy!
    Boom, boom, boom boom boom!

  • martoon

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #2

    One thing is that Bruce certainly dispelled the myth that he is Ashley’s patsie – played a very strong team with Ashley actually there.

  • kilcline

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Anyone watch the under 23s on a regular basis?

    If so, who should make it to the first team squad in the future?

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Martoon, I think he’ll have a better chance of getting bucks from Ashley. Hopefully.

  • Online Guy

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #5


    The good lady has put a few things in a box for you for Africa ? My Cuz Karen will drop it off at your church or shop . She’s Tyne valley way but will pop to Newcastle in the week and drop off.

    I’m away at present. Good Luck.

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Good game tonight, made up to have been there, the kids and I had a great time.

    Miggy ran the show, he was barely seen defending in our half, massive contrast to how he’s been playing in the Premier League, he had essentially a free role and was popping up left, right, taking the ball and running it through the middle and was our best player on the night. Nicely taken goal also.

    Big credit to Matty Longstaff also, who partnered his brother in midfield very well – they were our fulcrum, from which all our attacks sprung. His goal was the icing on what was already a very tasty cake. He covers some ground, up and down the pitch and is always trying to find the man in space. It doesn’t always come off, but you can see the intelligence in his play.

    Hayden did very well in defence, playing first on the right of a three and then on the left, which can’t be an easy transition to make. He has very good close control and used it to beat the Rochdale press a couple of times, also made himself available on the outside of Krafth almost as a right back. Very tidy performance from him, after a couple of early misplaced passes.

    I’m delighted for Joelinton, who struggled at times, gave the ball away cheaply and sometimes looked off the pace. However, he would have been on the end of Ritchie’s cross had their defender not scored the OG, and the ground erupted when he scored. It was a tidy finish, too.

    Tom Allan who was nervous when he came on but soon settled and caused some genuine problems down the right with his pace. He hugs the touchline in a way that you don’t see very often these days and has the pace to frighten any defence. Great cross for Joelinton’s goal.

    Playing 3-5-2 suited us well tonight. I wonder if we might see it more often in the Premier League now? It would suit Willems to a tea, pretty sure that Ritchie could go back to the right and make a job of it. Krafth is not up to the task, I fear, though he looked solid when he went to the right of the back three.

    Lejeune looked good tonight, both in defence and with the ball at his feet. It was his poor clearance which allowed the Rochdale goal when he tried to flick it instead of nutting it, but I’ll let him off, he’s only going to get better with game time.

    It was a good save that prevented Carroll from scoring, which was a shame. I think the entire crowd would have had a fit had that gone in. He made a good impact from the bench, which is perhaps the best use we can make of him this season.

    Nobody had a bad game, the system worked and we got the job done, despite the foot coming off the peddle in the 2nd half. Job done, onwards and upwards from here.

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Very quiet tonight, hard to believe we even had a game. Oh wait, we won. Fux sake Bruce why didn’t u rest the players you coward??? 🙂 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Rob, lucky you to be there. My son got a new nufc shirt for Christmas and is more taken with nufc than the scousers. Now I need to get over there with him. Oxford?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Just got back and caught up with the blog, reading the comments throughout the game was great and a good win for us.

    Glad to hear that Allan had a good debut and it sounds as if he is the real deal.

    Looking forward to see the highlights somewhere at some point.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Excellent summing up of game
    Only difference I gave man of the match to Ritchie
    Organised linked up well with Almiron and whipped some great crosses in back to his tenacious self

  • kilcline

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Great report Robleenio

    Any view on the Under 23 crop?

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Great Post Rob, good to read from someone who was there. Any other insights? Bobby? Charlie?

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Ah Charlie you’re here!

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Munster, defo get over here for the Oxford game, though the atmosphere will be a bit flat compared to the Prem matches, it always is. I’ll be there, though.

    Charlie, you’re right and I can’t believe that I missed Ritchie off my list of players who did well. He was a trojan, strong in the tackle, kept possession very well and even linked up with Almiron well at times – remember those complaints last season about how he never gave him the ball? He was actually the only player who seemed able to cross the ball well.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #15

    From what I hear it was a solid performance from the lads. Happy days!

  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Yes, a very good result that’ll dine the lads a power of good and prove to be a good confidence boost for them – Joelinton especially. He’s shown a lot of courage and having been supported by Bruce and the lads, will have given him faith.

    Joe’s come in with a helluva weight around his neck and he has needed support which Steve Bruce has clearly given him. Good for him.

    Ashley’s had the balls to to show his face and whether you like it or not, he had to. The Magpie Group’s letter will probably have been brought to his attention and might well have given him a wake up call. We’ll have to wait and see what the transfer window brings and we shouldn’t be surprised if he sanctions some decent signings.

    Onwards and upwards? The jury’s out until the owner delivers and shows serious intent to rebuild Newcastle United – that’s when he might have a good chance of earning the fans’ respect. It’s up to you Mikey boy, go for it.

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #17

    kilcline, there’s a few who could make it. Kell Watts and Owen Bailey are both very capable players. Nathan Harker is yet another quality keeper – I said the other day he and Freddie Woodman could well be our numbers 2 and 3 if Darlow and Elliott both leave in the Summer. Joe White is maybe a couple of years off yet, but looks like a very good midfielder.

    I haven’t seen too much of them this season, but I know Francillette, Toure and Kyle Scott are very well thought of.

    I still think Sterry and Barlasser could make it at a good level, but it won’t be with us.

    Funny how many promising players just came up short when they were being developed by Beardsley and how many are looking to break into the squad now that Ben Dawson is in charge. Coincidence?

  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #18

    And everybody’s talkin’


  • kilcline

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Thanks Rob

    It would be great to have a few more youngsters coming through. Be amazing to find our very own Terry, Gerrard, Owen or Rooney!

    Will try and get to a few games if I can, great to see the Longstaff brothers play

  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #20

    Speaking of letters, it’s not quite the same as Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs version but what a lead in…


  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2020 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #21


    I wasn’t at the match, you were and posted a super summary.

    It was so good that some might think that you and Charlie in the Gallowgate are one and the same!


  • Big Archie

    Jan 15, 2020 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #22

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