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Town 1 Newcastle 0
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley
will need to have another look down the back of his sofa for some cash to
back manager Rafa Benitez or he is set to lose hundreds of millions of his
This side, as it stands, will be relegated back to the Championship unless
two or three quality players are brought in before the transfer
No 70% discount deals from the bargain bucket or loans but genuine Premier
League pedigree players that can help Benitez do his job and establish the
club back in the top flight.
Anything else makes no financial sense.
This is obvious to anyone NOW - don't look back after relegation and say
to Sky "with the benefit of hindsight".
United were outplayed and beaten by a Huddersfield Town side that has been
strengthened in the right places from the play-off winners by a smart
manager backed by the owner.
Not because Town's Chairman has the wealth of a small country but because he
is smart enough to realise when investment pays off. Just like when Ashley
managed to find £200m to back a building development in his beloved Chelsea.
Is Terriers' owner Dean Hoyle richer, smarter or just a better businessman
than Ashley? Probably all three. He made his millions in bloody greeting
cards.... But more important, he's a Huddersfield lad through and through.
He understands. He gets it. He doesn't need hindsight.
A mistake from Jonjo Shelvey's replacement, Mikel Merino, gifted Aaron Mooy
the chance to curl the winner in the 50th minute and all of our summer
signings struggled, although Joselu did OK on his debut after replacing the
ineffective Dwight Gayle.
But it could have been a different story had Craig Pawson waved his red card
again. He sent off two Chelsea players last week and should have been
brandishing it again to Steve Mounie for a stamp on Isaac Hayden that was
worse than Shelvey's against Spurs.
The only difference was that Mounie was cleverer and more sneaky but
significantly more vicious.
And Pawson again failed to favour Rafa's side when he waved play-on
following a handball in the area that was remarkably similar to one given
against Chancel Mbemba by Mike Dean against Manchester United in our
Matt Ritchie came inches away from opening the scoring in the 17th minute
with a fine snapshot that Jonas Lossl tipped around the post.
But the defensive performance from United deserved to be punished and it was
five minutes after the break when Mooy picked up the ball and Merino's weak
attempt to stop him allowed the Australian to take a wall-pass and beat Rob
Elliot with a curling effort.
The Magpies still had chances to get back and Javier Manquillo should have
done better with a cross straight to the 'keeper after getting behind the
Joselu then found space in the box but hit a weak shot that was easily
saved. Ayoze Perez fired over the bar from close range and substitute Jacob
Murphy had an effort blocked as the home side hung on for the win.
We started last season with two defeats and finished top of the league so in
that respect it's early to press the panic button.
But this is a different ball game entirely. There are only 36 games left now
to gain 40 points against 19 other sides that look better equipped and in
better spirits - how we've managed to become so negative again so quickly is
something only the owner can explain.
He failed miserably to do so when speaking to "Craigy" last week.
No history rewrites, no hiding behind hindsight when going against the
patently obvious and no more, no-money bullsh*t. You didn't do your due
diligence. Get over it and keep your promises to Rafa - he's our only chance
of keeping this club United.
The defeat meant we joined Bournemouth, Brighton, Palace and West Ham as
pointless after two games. The first three are also scoreless while West Ham
have two goals but are bottom having conceded seven. We play them next in
Full match report to follow.
Team: Elliot, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Atsu, Hayden
(Diame 76), Merino,
Ritchie, Gayle (Joselu 52), Perez (Murphy 80).
Subs n/u: Darlow, Aarons, Mitrovic, Saivet.
Booked: Ritchie, Hayden, Joselu, Lascelles.
Lossl, Smith, Zanika, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Billing, Kachunga (Palmer 72),
Ince (Hefele 90+2), Van La Parra (Quaner 69), Mounie.
Subs n/u: Coleman, Lolley, Malone, Williams.
Booked: Billing, Palmer, Mounie.
Goal: Mooy 50.
Crowd: 24,128 - a league record for the stadium that included 2,340 away
Town published a crowd of 24,129 for an FA Cup tie against Manchester
City in February of this year.
Among former Terriers players present for their big day was ex-Magpie captain
Pawson, who didn't have far to travel from his home near Sheffield.
The Sheffield Wednesday fan began the season by dismissing two Chelsea
players during Burnley's 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge.
Pawson took a break from Premier League duty back in February to preside
over our 1-0 Championship success at Wolves - his first game involving
Newcastle since the single goal defeat at Leicester in March 2016 on the night
that Rafa Benitez first took charge of us.
United have no points from a possible six in a Premier League
season for the first time since 1999/00, when a 0-1 home loss to
Aston Villa came ahead of a 1-3 loss away to Spurs.
Two defeats without scoring is the worst start to any Newcastle
season since the 1981/82 campaign, when a 0-1 home defeat by Watford
was followed by a 0-3 reverse at QPR in Division Two.
The only other season we matched that "feat" was in 1937/38
when we were also in the second tier. In other words,
United have never started a top-flight season by losing twice without
finding the net.
There were competitive debuts in a Newcastle shirt for Jacob Murphy
and Joselu, while Mo Diame made his top-flight bow for the
club. That trio extends the total of players representing us in the PL to
Rafa Benitez is still searching for a maiden away win in the top
flight as Newcastle boss, having drawn two and lost the other four games on
the road including the tail end of the 2015/16 season.
United now haven't won a Premier League game
away from SJP since a 2-1 success against Spurs at White Hart Lane back in
December 2015 - a run of 12 games (ten defeats and two draws).
Huddersfield Town became the 47th
different club that United have come up against in the PL, while
The John Smiths Stadium is the 54th
Our opening Premier League away fixture of the season has resulted in
twelve defeats, six draws and five victories as follows (final league
position in brackets).
1993/94 Coventry City lost 1-2 (3rd)
1994/95 Leicester City won 3-1 (6th)
1995/96 Bolton Wanderers won 3-1 (2nd)
1996/97 Everton lost 0-2 (2nd)
1997/98 West Ham won 1-0 (13th)
1998/99 Chelsea drew 1-1 (13th)
1999/00 Spurs lost 1-3 (11th)
2000/01 Manchester United lost 0-2 (11th)
2001/02 Chelsea drew 1-1 (4th)
2002/03 Manchester City lost 0-1 (3rd)
2003/04 Leeds United drew 2-2 (5th)
2004/05 smoggies drew 2-2 (14th)
2005/06 Arsenal lost 0-2 (7th)
2006/07 Aston Villa lost 0-2 (13th)
2007/08 Bolton Wanderers won 3-1 (12th)
2008/09 Manchester United drew 1-1 (18th)
2010/11 Manchester United lost 0-3 (12th)
2011/12 mackems won 1-0 (5th)
2012/13 Chelsea lost 0-2 (16th)
2013/14 Manchester City lost 0-4 (10th)
2014/15 Aston Villa drew 0-0 (15th)
2015/16 Swansea City lost 0-2 (18th)
2017/18 Huddersfield Town lost 0-2 (??)
Failing to find the net at Fulham in the first game of our 2016/17
Championship season means that the last time we scored a goal in our opening
away game was Ryan Taylor's "over the wall" one at the mackems in
Terriers tests - last 10 away games:
2017/18 lost 0-1
won 3-1 Ritchie, Murphy, Gayle
drew 2-2 Beardsley, Mills
1971/72 drew 0-0
1970/71 drew 1-1 Smith
1964/65 won 1-0 McGarry
1963/64 lost 0-3
1962/63 lost 1-2 Penman
1961/62 lost 1-2 White
1955/56 won 6-2 Keeble 4, Crowe, White
cannot make too many mistakes in the Premier League. We made one mistake, gave
Mooy too much time on the ball and we conceded.
"You have to take your chances. We
tried to create more chances after the Matt Ritchie effort. The reaction from
the team was good to going behind.
"We are at the beginning and we have
to keep going. The only way to improve is to train harder.
obviously disappointed. We have some little problems in defence, with not too
many players, and we have to manage.
"They did well for a while, and we conceded because we gave them too much
time on the ball. After that we were quite positive, but it's a learning
process for us.
"It is a learning process for
us, and hopefully we can learn quickly. That is how it is at the moment. Maybe
it is too soon for us. It will take some time for sure.
"I am sure we will improve. We will
need time, but I am sure we can improve.
"We started the game controlling things a little bit when they were
pressing, But it doesn’t matter if you are well organised, pressing and
working very hard – you have to score goals.
"You cannot concede if you want to get results in the Premier League, or
any division, but especially when you are playing in the top division.
is nothing to say about transfers at the moment, there is no news. I haven’t
seen the latest names (linked with Newcastle) - we have to wait.
"Obviously, we are working behind the scenes trying to do things, but I
do not know what our position is at the moment.
"We will see what happens, it's still 11 days, but I don't see an easy
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It's now two goals for Lobby in as many games for the Tangerines as they drew 3-3 at
Doncaster Rovers in League One on Saturday.
He shot home a glorious first equaliser and
played the full game as Blackpool came from behind three times.
Ivan scored after eight minutes to give Wigan the lead at
Oldham Athletic in League One on Saturday. It was 2-0 not long after and it
stayed like that with Toney making way for Will Grigg in the 71st minute.
goal online here
Adam started the game but was sacrificed at half-time with the Trotters 0-2
down. It finished 1-2 after Bolton scored a late goal.
Gateshead were back on home territory and posted another 3-0 victory, Macclesfield
Town going the same way as Torquay did last week. Callum wasn't in the squad,
nursing an injury picked up against Wrexham.
Alex was an unused substitute as the Bantams lost at home to Blackburn
Rovers on Saturday afternoon, the only goal of the game coming just after
Tom wasn't in the squad for the 2-3 home loss to
Bristol Rovers in League One on Saturday and is yet to make his competitive
senior debut for the Shakers.
It's now back to back losses for Anderlecht, who have won just once in their
opening four games as they attempt to retain their Belgian First Division
Sunday saw them beaten 2-3 at home by Sint-Truiden, with Sels playing the
full game - beaten three times by efforts from within his six yard box.
mackem U18s 1 Newcastle U18s 1
Beaten 1-2 at home by Manchester City
last weekend, Newcastle's U18 side got their first point of the season when they made the short
journey to Whitburn.
However, only a dubious late goal denied them all three points on a windy
wearside as their winning run against the mackems came to an end.
A goalless first half saw United dominate possession but were slightly fortunate to still be level at the interval.
Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka had hit the bar from long range for the home side
in the ninth minute and Lee Connelly shot wide of an empty net in seven minutes
later, after 'keeper Otto
Huuhtanen went walkabout.
Adam Wilson thought he had put Newcastle ahead on 25 minutes following a
strong run by Thomas Allan, only for Anthony
Patterson to dive full length and deny him.
But the young Magpies went ahead four minutes after the break when an
accurate forward ball by Kelland Watts found Elias Sorensen on the left edge
of the box and he squared it for Matty Longstaff to finish with a low
shot from six yards.
Allan had a couple of chances to double the lead, the first coming in
the 77th minute but after rounding the 'keeper he hesitated from shooting
and a defender got back on the line, allowing Patterson to dive and
dispossess the United forward.
And then ten minutes from time Allan attempted to lob Patterson who did
brilliantly to palm the ball away.
The unwashed got their equaliser in the 88th minute when a suspiciously
looking offside Connelly slipped the ball under Huuhtanen after
Watts mistimed a header.
Team: Huuhtanen, Allen, Aplin, Longstaff, Cass, Watts, Wilson,
Goodridge, Sorensen (Robson 60), Allan, Kasinga (Young 74).
Subs n/u: Gamblin, Langley, Joyce.
Booked: Kasinga, Aplin.
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Nottingham Forest (h)
begin their League Cup campaign with a home tie on Wednesday evening against a
Forest side managed by Mark Warburton.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm and the tie must
be concluded on the night via extra time or penalties if required.
Tickets are on public sale now - lower sections of the ground only - priced at
£10 adults & £5 concessions. These double to £20 & £10 on the day
of the game.
side wins through will take their place in the Third Round draw, which at the
behest of cup sponsors Carabao will be conducted in Beijing on Thursday.
NUFC: Jonjo Shelvey remains suspended (2 of 3), while Paul Dummett and
Florian Lejeune are both injured. It's uncertain whether DeAndre Yedlin will
be fit enough to feature against Forest.
Betting: Coral's new punter offer now includes
£30 in free football bets for a £10 initial stake
NFFC: There's a quick return to his former club for striker Daryl Murphy.
Ahead of their trip to SJP, Forest beat the smoggies 2-1 at home in the
Championship on Saturday - a second league victory in three games so far this
To qualify for the Second Round, Forest saw off Shrewsbury Town 2-1 at the
Referee: Darren England from Barnsley -
taking charge of his first game involving NUFC.
The 31 year-old made his Football League debut during 2015 and took charge of a
Championship game for the first time in March of this year.
This will be the first time that he's refereed a game involving a top flight
side but SJP isn't the biggest venue of his career - having overseen May's
League Two playoff final at Wembley.
Express in Dean Street are once again offering anyone with a valid
match ticket a 30% reduction on their total bill on Wednesday. Only one
match ticket is required for a full table to qualify - open from 11.30am.
UK TV: No
UK live coverage. Channel 5 have a 90 minute highlights show at 10pm on
Overseas TV: None
UK Radio: None
Local Radio: Live on BBC Radio
Don't forget that the Metro is still off in both directions between
Shiremoor and South Gosforth. The usual 900 bus replacement service is in
Forest lost 1-3 at SJP in the league in
December, having beaten United 2-1 by the banks of the Trent earlier the same
The two sides last met in this competition back in 2011, Newcastle winning
away by the odd goal in seven.
Also paired together in 1974/75, a 1-1 draw at the City Ground was followed by
a replay on Tyneside that the Magpies emphatically won 3-0.
United have emerged
unscathed from their last sixteen Second Round ties (six on a two-legged
basis) and last lost in this round to the smoggies back in 1990:
Middlesbrough lost 1-2 (on agg)
1991/92 Crewe Alexandra won 5-3 (on agg)
1992/93 Middlesbrough won 3-1 (on agg)
1993/94 Notts County won 11-2 (on agg)
1994/95 Barnsley won 3-1 (on agg)
1995/96 Bristol City won 8-1 (on agg)
2000/01 Leyton Orient won 3-1 (on agg)
2001/02 Brentford (h) won 4-1
2007/08 Barnsley (h) won 2-0
2008/09 Coventry City (a) won 3-2
2009/10 Huddersfield Town (h) won 4-3
2010/11 Accrington Stanley (a) won 3-2
2011/12 Scunthorpe United (a) won 2-1
2013/14 Morecambe (a) won 2-0
2014/15 Gillingham (a) won 1-0
2015/16 Northampton Town (h) won 4-1
2016/17 Cheltenham Town (h) won 2-0
Accrington Stanley v West Brom
Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic
Barnsley v Derby County or Grimsby*
Birmingham City v Bournemouth
Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday
Hove Albion v Barnet
Cardiff City v Burton Albion
Carlisle v mackems
Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town
Doncaster Rovers v Hull City
Fulham v Bristol Rovers
Leeds United v Newport County
smoggies v Scunthorpe United
MK Dons v Swansea City
Norwich City v Charlton Athletic
QPR v Brentford
Reading v Millwall
Sheffield United v Leicester City Sky
Watford v Bristol City
Blackburn Rovers v Burnley
Cheltenham Town v West Ham Sky
Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United
Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
Southampton v Wolves
Stoke City v Rochdale
* the abandoned
First Round tie between Grimsby Town and Derby County will be played on Tue
West Brom U23s 0 Newcastle U23s 4
Having beaten Stoke City 4-3 on the road a week earlier, Newcastle U23s
maintained their prolific away form with another notable success on Friday
The game was played at the Hawthorns and Peter Beardsley's side found the surroundings to their liking, netting
three times in a nine minute first half spell.
Kyle Cameron struck first on fourteen minutes, playing a 1-2 with Callum
Smith before curling in a great effort from the left hand side of the box.
Cameron then turned provider six minutes later, sending over an excellent cross
from the United left for Luke Charman to coolly beat Baggies 'keeper
And it was 3-0 midway through the first half when Callum Smith's centre reached
Craig Spooner, who smashed his shot home for a first goal at this level.
The interval was reached without any further scoring as Albion tried without
success to reduce the arrears - intermittent showers giving way to heavy
With Stefan O'Connor and Owen Bailey on for fellow defenders Curtis Good and
and Jamie Sterry, United almost grabbed a fourth goal after 52 minutes.
However Charman's flicked header just missed the angle of the bar and post,
after Dan Barlaser lifted his free kick goalwards.
The Newcastle goal was threatened on 64 minutes as Kyle Edwards made his
way forward and created a chance with a mazy run - only to curl his side-footed
effort narrowly wide of the target.
The blue-clad Magpies did make it four though with 15 minutes remaining, when
another Barlaser free kick was played into the Albion box from the left and
headed in by Owen Bailey for his first competitive reserve goal.
Team: Harker, Sterry (Bailey 46), Cameron, Hunter, Yarney, Good
(O'Connor 46), Spooner, Barlaser, Charman (Gallacher 77), L.Smith, C.Smith.
Subs n/u: Woolston tbc, Sangare.
(The teamsheet listed Paul Woolston as starting, but Nathan Harker played the
full 90 minutes).
WBA: Palmer, Soleman, Melbourne (McCourt 65), Chambers, O'Shea, Jameson,
Clayton-Phillips (Azaz 55), Bradley (Ferguson 75), Morton, Roberts, Edwards.
Subs n/u: Pierce, Przybeck.
Booked: Bradley, Edwards.
Referee: Peter Wright.
A 39 man preliminary squad for World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia
has been announced by Ireland, with Rob Elliot and Ciaran Clark
The Magpies pair last featured for Ireland back in 2016 - Rob's appearance
against Slovakia in March curtailed when he suffered anterior cruciate ligament
Clark meanwhile played in a 1-0 victory against Austria in Vienna last November
but sat out a qualifier against Wales in March due to injury.
PS: Former Magpie Daryl Murphy is also in the squad.
Old boys on
Gideon Adu-Peprah Cambridge United (trial)
Sam Allardyce left Crystal Palace
Sammy Ameobi Bolton Wanderers
Vurnon Anita Leeds United
Sebastien Bassong Birmingham City (trial)
Gael Bigirimana Motherwell
Kevin Bond Birmingham City C
Charlton Athletic AM
Ian Cathro left Hearts
Adam Campbell Morecambe
Ryan Donaldson Hartlepool United
Seydou Doumbia AS Roma to Sporting Lisbon (loan)
Shay Given training with Macclesfield Town
Yoan Gouffran Goztepe Izmir
Stuart Green Cleator Moor Celtic M
Eccleshill United AM
Peterborough United to Rochdale (loan)
Darren Jackson Scotland U19 AC
Peter Lovenkrands Rangers YC
Lomana LuaLua South Shields (trial)
Ryan McGorrigan Blyth Town
Conor Newton Hartlepool United
Gabriel Obertan Levski Sofia
Alan O'Brien Chippenham Town
Scott Parker Spurs Academy C
Matty Pattison South Shields
Nile Ranger Southend United to HMP venue TBC
John Robertson Inverness CT M
Lubo Satka DAC 1904
Steven Taylor Doncaster Rovers (trial)
Steven Taylor Peterborough United
Haris Vuckic FC Twente
Mike Williamson Oxford United
Andy Woodman left Whitehawk