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Wilson Scores Penalty To Give Newcastle A Much Needed Win Against Brentford

Newcastle ended their three-game losing streak this afternoon with a 1-0 win over Brentford at home with the winner coming from Wilson with a penalty after 64 minutes.

While it certainly wasn’t pretty, the result in this game was more important than the performance, and our lads stuck to it to get our second win of the season.

Newcastle did not look good at all in the first half – but it was much better in the second, and this win will give our boys confidence going forward.

And 9 minutes of added time at the end was a little nerve-racking.

Indeed, in qn earlier game today, Spurs were losing 1-0 at home to Sheffield United before they scored two goals in the 20 minutes of added time to win 2-1 – what’s going on here?

We now have 6 points from 5 games – the same number of points as last season after 5 games.

And here is the photo we get with every win – the lads look very pleased!


Here are the video highlights of the game today from NBC Sports.

And in detail here is the penalty award that gave Newcastle all 3 points – dare I say this looks like a soft penalty for us?

But Callum has nerves of steel and it was an excellent penalty, under so much pressure.

And on merit Newcastle did deserve the points, but we were nowhere near our best.

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Inter-Milan beat AC Milan 5-1 at home today – we play at AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Comments welcome.

2,915 comments so far

  • Ronway

    Sep 16, 2023 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #41

    TTT – #40


    27 Sept 2023 – EFL Cup – Man City

    Although I’m looking forward to having a “proper go” at Man City in the EFL Cup that’s the fixture I had in mind when I thought “what’s not to like”!

    It looks like a free hit to me when we could possibly see the likes of Hall, Livramento, etc. introduced without any “real” pressure.

  • Ronway

    Sep 16, 2023 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #42

    Last one for tonight – Burn tackle epitomises defensive effort.

    The international break certainly came at a good time for Sven Botman with the past fortnight giving the centre-back the chance to step up his recovery from the ankle injury that forced him off against Liverpool. Remarkably, in little more than 90 minutes without the Dutchman, Newcastle conceded a further four goals against Liverpool and Brighton.

    That rare glimpse of life without Botman, who has been an ever-present in the last year, was a reminder of just what a key cog the defender is and Newcastle were boosted by the centre-back’s return on Saturday even if it was a shaky start for the team as a whole.

    Newcastle’s defence ultimately held firm against Brentford and a late last-ditch tackle from Dan Burn to deny Kevin Schade epitomised that effort as Newcastle recorded their first clean sheet of the campaign and just their third shutout since February.


  • jane

    Sep 16, 2023 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #43

    i’m looking forward to Sheffield Utd away.

  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 16, 2023 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #44

    Agree. I said a while ago that top teams do not treat the league cup seriously until the latter rounds and nor should we now. The opponent is largely irrelevant. We should give it a go of course.

    I always found it funny that people say “we need to fight on all 4 fronts”. While I would love to se us lift a domestic cup, the priority has to be the PL and the CL. There are only 6 guaranteed fixtures in the CL so it is similar to a league cup run in terms of fixtures when you think about it. I know which I prefer.

  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 16, 2023 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #45

    I do like Paul Heckingbottom’s comments. Ref’s just don’t get certain things.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 16, 2023 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #46

    First twenty minutes could of been at least 2 down then brought them down to our level. Edged it as better team from then on
    Mind you ref didn’t help still confused penalty or not penalty goal or no goal
    Heeeeeeds ringing gannin to bed

  • jane

    Sep 16, 2023 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #47

    wasn’t a penalty but Wilson’s goal should have stood.

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 16, 2023 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #48

    Pawson was terrible. He, single handedly, had more influence on the game than any player. That is not the function of a referee.
    He was petty but yet did not impart any semblance of order. He allowed goals to go unpunished, such as the foul on Bruno on the edge of their box in the first couple of minutes, then blew up for innocuous challenges.
    I also don’t get the media love in for Brentford. They are an over physical side who generally go unpunished and they constantly push the boundaries.

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Sep 17, 2023 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #49

    Finally caught up again and I have to say I agree 100% with Taco and CF. So many changes but Eddie got it spot on. I’ll watch the game back but on first look it was the goalkeeper who initiated contact with Wilson whose goal should have stood and the penalty was stonewall. That’s a foul anywhere else on the pitch. We won against a very physical team who were unbeaten.

    Longstaff was a little rusty while Anderson played very well after a slow start. Gordon is a popular MotM but Schar deserves a shout out too. He was a colossus in defence.

    Champions League next baby. Oh yeah!

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 17, 2023 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #50

    Longstaff cannot be dropped. Simple.

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Sep 17, 2023 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #51

    Okay, just watched the disallowed goal on Motd. Wilson does nothing wrong but the goalkeeper is really weak. Bailed out by an equally weak referee IMO.

  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 17, 2023 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #52

    Just flew back from Utah, watched the game had it set up like always to record.
    Happy as a pig in shit, good win against a team with zero loses this season.
    Don’t think we sent out all the guns due to the Champions League game.
    Far play to Eddie for managing the players with that in mind and good shoutout to the team for working their butts off.

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Sep 17, 2023 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #53

    Looks like Big Joe re-injured his knee during his international duties. Didn’t play much but read he hurt it again during the few minutes he got during their last match and will be out now for a few weeks.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Sep 17, 2023 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #54

    If Willock, Bruno, Tonalli and Joelinton are all fit there is no way Longstaff plays. Simple, Simon.

  • cyprus

    Sep 17, 2023 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #55

    I voted for Burn, many a time he stopped a counter attack and he was always available going forward. He almost pulled off a Ginola type dribble too. Ok, almost 🙂

    A win is gold dust in this league so I’m thrilled with the result. But, I’m sure the coaches are trying to figure out what and why we aren’t clicking this season. Confidence? Other teams are paying more attention? Individual loss of form?

    Any of the two teams could have won this. Basically, they cancelled each other out. It took a penalty for one of the two to win it

    Our point haul is ok. Same as last season. But, our football is different. It must change or else it’s going to be a long haul, eeking out results.

    Early doors, of course. But it makes you appreciate the incredible season we had last time out.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #56
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #57

    Well thank Gawd for that, a win, and very much like those Wolves wins twice in a row after losing three on the bounce, the 1-0 Friday night and the 2-1 Sunday afternoon it was scrappy, not pleasing on the eye but who gives a foo#. We got handed one the worst starts we could have imagined and should really have had 9 points out of the 15. All those questioning the buying of that position or that player need to realise there’s a much bigger picture being painted here. You do not spend £40M on a 27 year old Denzil Dumfries to be a bit part player to Trips, you can’t just replace your whole back line by buying another top established LB for yet another £40M while we have Burn, Targett and Dummet. Tino and Hall have been bought in full knowledge that they’re for the future and will get game time in due course, Trips will play the full 90 in Milan and then maybe 60 against SHU. Why buy Barnes? AG is getting a one banch ban sooner rather than later, do we have to rely on Isak covering there if Wilson has a knock. Did Almiron or Murphy deserve to be shifted out after their efforts last season, even if they did we have FFP to deal with. There are serious foundations being built here and all those wanting their cake delivered now, eating said cake immediately and then asking for more need to calm the foo# down and enjoy what’s happening right now.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #58

    “”The Champions League group stage arrives each year with a greater sense of weariness. That this will be its final season will be mourned only in as much as what replaces it will be worse. The problem, though, is not the structure, it’s the vast disparity of resources that sees Manchester United, with an annual wage bill of £191m, grouped with FC Copenhagen, wage bill £12.5m.””


    He has a point, but who can stop Infantino identifying as an Arab.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #59

    So many questioned where Maddison would fit if we bought him, despite almost all of us wanting him, now he’s started amazingly and we stuttered it seems that doubt of where we’d play him has been erased from memory. Tonali and Bruno on.paper looked like a match made in heaven (nobody and I mean not one single blogger questioned that when we hummed Villa 5-1) yet now we have people saying he wasn’t needed. Way too many hindsight merchants on here when we have the best management structure at the club in living memory, and that includes KK working under SJH and SBR having to work under FFS. This team of scouts, revenue builders, negotiators, liason managers that go signed quietly behind the scenes is absolutely second to none. I really wish some of us on here could appreciate all this

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #60

    Wow, not a single Eddie Bingo called right, hopefully that’ll drum up a few more numbers for next week.
    I must say a big thank you to the excellent Wor B for keeping it going as I might have lost heart after numbers started to dwindle after that Lpool defeat.

  • jasper

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #61

    I thought Longstaff was supposed to be in the team to protect the defence.
    I thought he seemed to be playing further upfield than that yesterday. This seems to be supported by his season long heat map (I couldn’t work out how to get it just for this match).


    He’s not AM. Not fast enough or a good enough passer of the ball.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #62

    And also, while on the subject of thanks, I’d like to give a special thank you to everyone who donated to my SBR Foundation page and wished me luck. Raised about £1100 in the end which was a fantastic effort from everyone.
    Thank you all.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #63

    It’s still early doors and we’ll find a way of getting them all to gel but I thought the signing of Tonali was to give enough versatility so that we didn’t really miss a single player if injuries or suspension kicked in, yet it seems like we really do rely on Longstaff, do we need to find a better Longstaff, I don’t think so. We patiently wait for his younger and eventual successor.

  • Dubai Micky

    Sep 17, 2023 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #64

    Eddie’s post game interview, he literally doesn’t say anything (other than Joelinton being out for a few weeks).


  • Not another deJong

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #65

    I want munch munch more!

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #66

    Goal keeper was weak and we should have taken a lot more shots, especially from the free kicks we had. With players looking for the spills, instead we got the usual pants.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #67

    A few people have mentioned Trip’s lack of assists recently, especially from set pieces. Well, he delivered a few very good corners yesterday and 1 in particular was very close to resulting in a goal.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #68


    The clammed to see Longstaff in the team is not because he plays the DM role. In our best run of games last season he and Willock played the #8 roles getting box to box, with Bruno furthest back. Longstaff is good at getting in the gaps, whether that is defensively or in attack.

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #69


  • Wor B

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #70

    Well done Jail, raising £1100 for the SBR foundation is quite an achievement.

  • jane

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #71

    “In our best run of games last season he and Willock played the #8 roles getting box to box, with Bruno furthest back. Longstaff is good at getting in the gaps, whether that is defensively or in attack.”

    spot on

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #72

    Pity that Eddie didn’t mention that Joelinton would be out for several weeks before the game!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #73

    I’m glad I can finally say this after a win and therefore it doesn’t look like I’m criticising for the sake of it, but I’ve been thinking this for a while now and especially after his very poor display for England. Pope has been excellent and for £10M has been an absolute steal and essential to our success of last season. However I think he lacks in distribution and doesn’t exude confidence when coming out of the box or laying off a distribution pass, I don’t think he’s a big game player, as much as I like him I think he’ll be replaced with someone with his shot stopping ability and distribution, not easy to find and not cheap either.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #74

    And only 56 Hours 12 Minutes to KO.

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #75

    Dubai, Eddie is a master at answering a question but telling you nowt! 😆

    Agreed, Wor B. That’s a terrific effort by Jail. 🙂

    I don’t understand why Longstaff is getting pelters, he’s a bit rusty is all. Make no mistake we’re going to need all of our midfielders this season. I think too many are judging our start by the last ten minutes v Liverpool and the Brighton debacle. We’re still in good shape IMO.

    Full game replay now here. https://footyfull.com/premier-league/newcastle-united-vs-brentford-16-09-2023/


    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #76


    Is Clamour the word you’re clamouring for, mate?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #77

    Whilst I firmly believe that we will get much better as the season progresses it wouldn’t surprise me if Brentford are struggling and in the bottom 6 come Xmas.

  • Wor B

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #78

    Was a tough watch at times yesterday, but 3 points in the bag after a disjointed grind is very welcome. The effort is there to see but we’re still not clicking like last season.

    No individual performance worthy of note (good or bad) and thankfully we came through without injury or needing to call on the bench until late in the game.

    Both teams were physically robust but lacked finesse and composure on the ball, particularly in the final third. We just about deserved the victory.

    The ref was poor which sadly seems to be the norm in the PL these days. Haven’t seen any TV replay yet but he got a lot of the niggly stuff wrong and the big decisions were too far away for me to pass judgement.

    On the positive side there were a few phases of play where we passed and moved the ball quickly and looked threatening, we need to do this more often to hurt teams, our slower possession based game is not breaking through into enough goal scoring opportunities.

    Be interesting to see how we show against Milan this week, we have a couple of gears to get back to last season’s form, a big performance can be the catalyst to relaunch our season.

    Onwards and upwards.


    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #79


    There are an awful lot of emotionally challenged Toon fans, mate…some seem to be an emotional wreak, even!
    It’s understandable to a point, after what we’ve endured for years, but it sure clouds ya judgement.
    Fank thuck for Eddie and his team.

    Sean picks up the scraps, we hunt better with him. Miggy busting a gut for the last 20 was a joy and a lesson to his teammates.


  • Mund

    Sep 17, 2023 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #80

    Thank foot for that!

    I was a lot more nervous before the game yesterday than my usual self but that’s just because we needed that win and 3 points to help get us back on track.

    When there is a feel of a bad run the only important thing is to break that and get a win by any means possible. We will go on a nice little run now with a good run of fixtures.

    We started very nervous but grew in confidence throughout the game. I thought Barnes and Anderson had great games and the CM looked a lot more in control than recent weeks. This is were the game is won and lost.

    Time for our first CL game and a tasty trip to Milan. If we go there and get a win and beat Sheff Utd the following game then I’m sure the positivity will of returned across the fanbase.

    Got no expectations for the CL and I’ll enjoy 6 games with anything more than that a huge bonus.

    In Eddie We Trust

    Onwards and Upwards


    (Well done Raj for raising the money you have done for the great SBR foundation. A great cause)


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