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Newcastle U21s 5 Aston Villa U21s 0
United's most emphatic reserve league victory in over three years saw them
move within a point of leaders Arsenal at St.James' Park on Monday
Beaten for the first time this season by Middlesbrough a week earlier, Peter Beardsley's side
were ahead after just five minutes, when Callum Roberts drilled home a low shot from the edge of the box into the Leazes net.
A minute earlier, Michael Drennan had dragged his effort wide of the target
when well placed for the visitors.
The lead was doubled in the 19th minute as Roberts pushed forward
down the right and found Kevin Mbabu on the overlap. The Swiss defender got
beyond his man and sent over a low
centre that Adam Armstrong bundled home from inside the six yard box.
That was the signal for the visitors to push further forward and look slightly
more menacing - although their shooting remained of the wayward variety.
What proved to be the most dangerous moment for a Villa side coached by old
boy Gordon Cowans came just after the half hour, when Drennan curled a 25 yard
free kick against the crossbar following a foul outside the box that saw Gael
It was 3-0 in the 70th minute when Armstrong took down a lofted pass
from Liam Gibson on the left hand corner of the Villa area and confidently
smashed it past the 'keeper for a fifth U21 goal in just two starts.
Facundo Ferryra was then withdrawn, having produced little to suggest that
he'll be in Alan Pardew's thoughts anytime soon. Anonymous in the first half,
the on-loan striker played in Armstrong after the break and flashed a shot
wide but looked way behind his younger local rival in terms of staking a first
Into the 88th minute and substitute Alex Gilliead pushed down the right, before
back was unselfishly laid off by Roberts and gave Haris Vuckic an easy
The scoring was completed in the final minute of normal time, when Roberts popped up on the left
and Armstrong laid the ball off for Dan Barlaser to steer a low shot
into the corner of the net from just outside the box.
PS: Uncertainty over when our U21 Premier League game against Stoke
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league to be televised live.
The game is a 7pm kick-off at the Britannia Stadium on Thursday November 13th, live on Sky Sports 2. MJS
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Arsenal 3-0 Burnley
Chelsea 2-1 QPR
Everton 0-0 Swansea City
Hull City 0-1 Southampton
Leicester City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City 2-2 West Ham
Sun 02.11.2014: Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United Aston Villa 1-2 Spurs
Crystal Palace v mackems (8pm) Sky
2014/15 season Magpie
Mover tickets remain available to NUFC season ticket holders. Priced
at £20 (£21 by post) they allow free travel on buses, Metro,
trains & ferries in Tyne and wear for three hours before and after
competitive home first team games. Order online
giveaway: Talk-in compo
Recalling their times
playing together for Newcastle (and doubtless glossing over their brief
reunion at Leicester City), Keith Gillespie and Steve Howey will
appear at South Shields Customs House this
Tickets are on sale now from £10 hereand we had pairs to give away in a free-to-enter
competition, just about everyone identifying the distinctive figure of
David Batty celebrating Gillespie's goal at Leeds.
Off to the do are the
Youngsters on the
4 Wolves U18s 3
Dave Watson's young Magpies followed
up last week's 3-2 victory at Blackburn with another maximum return and
another brace for top scorer Shaun Longstaff.
The midfielder notched his eighth and ninth goals of the season on 21 and 51
minutes, before Wolves hit back soon after through Nigerian striker Bright Enobokhare.
Playing the second game on loan from Liverpool, United goalkeeper Owen Wheeler
was then beaten again on 83 minutes as Romanian forward
Nicusor Carnat shot home.
Longstaff then turned provider for Louis
Johnson to re-establish Newcastle's lead with five minutes left, with
substitute Lewis Suddick then grabbing a first-ever goal at this level
soon after his introduction.
Enobokhare reduced the arrears with his second of the game in added time but
Newcastle held on to record back-to-back successes for the first time this
The draw for this season's Northumberland Senior Cup Second Round was
made on Saturday, with reigning champions Newcastle United U21s drawn at home
to Northern League side Team Northumbria.
Blyth Spartans v Ashington,
Morpeth Town v West Allotment Celtic*
NUFC U21s v Team Northumbria
Bay v Alnwick Town
(Ties to be played on or before Saturday 22.11.2014)
*Newcastle Benfield were excluded from the competition for fielding an ineligible player
in the First Round, with West Allotment Celtic reinstated in their place.
way is Essex!
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Image courtesy of Gerard Austin Port
Remie Streete (Port Vale) On the eve of his 20th birthday, Remie made a
first senior start for the resurgent Valiants, as they recorded a 2-1 win at
Colchester United in League One on Saturday.
Our Burslem correspondent reports that Streete ably deputised for
suspended Vale captain Carl Dickinson and didn't look out of place in only his
second senior game. It remains to be seen whether the defender retains his place Saturday's FA
Cup First Round tie at home to MK Dons - or if his parent club prevent him
from becoming cup-tied.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City) A sixth appearance for the Tigers on Saturday saw the Frenchman's wait for
a first win continue, Southampton winning 1-0 at the KC Stadium in the Premier
Ben Arfa started and was replaced after 72 minutes. Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) Stuart Pearce's side extended their winless run to eight Championship games
after a 0-3 humping at Huddersfield Town in the Championship on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Darlow has now conceded 12 times in the five games since his last
clean sheet, while defender Lascelles was recalled for his first league start
of the season.
Jonathyn Quinn (Blyth Spartans) Ahead of this weekend's FA Cup tie, there was the little matter of an FA
Trophy match on Saturday, Blyth easing through to the Second Round with a 2-0
win at Farsley. The Magpies forward was an unused substitute.
Marveaux (Guingamp) Humbled 7-2 by Nice in their last league outing, a first half own goal
proved sufficient for Guingamp to record a 1-0 home win over Bastia in Ligue 1
The on-loan winger completed 87 minutes.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) Defeat for Roma on the road in Serie A on Saturday, Yanga playing the
entirety of a 0-2 loss at Napoli.
Two young Magpies featured in the opening round of U16 international matches
in the Victory Shield on Friday night - but neither finished on the winning
Having represented Scotland in the 2013 staging of the competition,
Mackenzie Heaney was in the England squad for a game against Wales in
Introduced as a 55th minute substitute with his side having just fallen
behind, the young midfielder proved unable to alter what ended up as a 0-1
Things were no better for Owen Gallacher, named in Scotland's starting
XI against Northern Ireland at St. Mirren and withdrawn just after the hour in
a 1-2 loss.
The two club mates may how face each other on the field, when England host
Scotland at Yeovil Town's Huish Park on Thursday November 20th.
Before that though, England travel to face Northern Ireland in Dungannon on
Friday, while Scotland face Wales at St. Johnstone's McDiarmid Park.
News on the Scotland side is awaited, but Heaney has retained his place in the
Minutes after the final
whistle went at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, United were paired with Tottenham
Hotspur in the Capital One Cup Quarter Final draw.
Our fourth successive away tie (and the ninth in eleven for this competition)
means a quick return to White Hart Lane, the scene of last month's Premier
is to be played on Wednesday
17th December with a 7.45pm kickoff and a result must be achieved on
the night - via extra time and penalties if required.
Spurs are in Premier League action at Swansea the previous
Sunday (14th), while the tie comes between Newcastle's Saturday teatime visit to Arsenal and the Tyne-wear derby at SJP the following
Quarter-finals: Tue 16.12.2014 Derby v Chelsea Sky
Wed 17.12.2014 Bournemouth v Liverpool Sky
Tottenham v Newcastle
Sheffield United v Southampton
The only previous away fixture against the Cockerels in this competition
was the first leg of a semi-final tie in January 1976. John Pratt scored the
only goal at White Hart Lane to nudge Spurs ahead, but their hero was
goalkeeper Pat Jennings who played a blinder here.
Jennings though could do nothing to stop United winning 3-1 at SJP thanks to
goals from Alan Gowling, Glen Keeley and Geoff Nulty, Don McAllister replying.
Our second and most recent meeting saw Spurs win a Third Round tie at SJP
2-1 back in September 2008.
for local lads
increased commitment to coverage of the FA Cup has resulted in a number of
First Round ties being scheduled away from the traditional 3pm Saturday slot -
including both our regional representatives.
The Blyth Spartans v Altrincham tie and Gateshead's trip to
Potteries-based Norton United will kick off at 2pm on Sunday 9th
November - overlapping with our Premier League trip to West Bromwich
BBC1 will broadcast a special edition of Final Score from 1.55pm until 4.20pm
on that Sunday, including updates and footage of the Blyth and Gateshead ties
and six others played that afternoon.
Victory in this round is worth £18K in prize money, while clubs will
receive £12.5K for featuring on Final Score.
Old boy takes
Championship basement side Blackpool confirmed on Thursday morning that they
had appointed Lee Clark as their new manager a one year rolling
Tynesider Clark celebrated his 42nd birthday on Monday having being dismissed
as Birmingham City boss a week earlier. He previously took charge of
Among the tasks facing Lee at Bloomfield Road is coaxing effective
performances from a certain Nile Ranger, who has netted just once in nine
games for the Seasiders.
Clark's first game was a 0-2 home loss to Ipswich Town on Saturday before a midweek
visit to another of his former clubs, Fulham.
His appointment continues a link between the two clubs, with predecessors in
the Blackpool hotseat Gary Megson, Sam Allardyce, Graham Carr and Bob Stokoe
all holding or having held positions at SJP.
in your seat, John'
From The Times, Monday:
"John Alder was one of two Newcastle fans who died when Malaysia Airlines
flight MH17 was shot down.
His sister talks movingly about a private man who was also a super fan."
An excellent article available to Times purchasers and online subscribers,
reproduced without permission
Newcastle to win @ 21/10 Newcastle to win to nil @9/2
quoted odds were accurate at the time of writing, but subject to fluctuation -
click on the link above to display current live odds). WBAFC: Silvestre Varela and Jonas Olsson are out.
Five home games in the Premier League this season have seen the Throstles win
just once, beating Burnley 4-0. Draws with the mackems, Manchester United and
Crystal Palace all ended 2-2, while the only side to collect all three points
were Eveton, winning 2-0.
UK TV: Live on Sky Sports
Overseas TV: to follow
commentary on talkSPORT
NE Radio: Live commentary on BBC Newcastle
Overseas Radio: Live commentary on talkSPORT
Other Premier League fixtures (3pm unless stated):
Sat08.11.2014: Liverpool v Chelsea (12.45pm) BT
Burnley v Hull City
Manchester United v Crystal Palace
Southampton v Leicester City
West Ham v Aston Villa
QPR v Manchester City (5.30pm) Sky Sun 09.11.2014: mackems v Everton (1.30pm)
Spurs v Stoke City (1.30pm)
Swansea City v Arsenal (4pm) Sky
Magpies @ Throstles - last 20:
2013/14 Lost 0-1 2012/13 Drew 1-1 Gouffran 2011/12 Won 3-1 Cisse 2, Ben Arfa 2010/11 Lost 1-3 Lovenkrands 2009/10 Lost 2-4 Carroll 2 (FAC) 2009/10 Drew 1-1 Duff 2008/09 Won 3-2 Duff, Lovenkrands, S.Taylor 2005/06 Won 3-0 Owen 2, Shearer 2004/05 Drew 0-0 2002/03 Drew 2-2 Jenas, Viana 1990/91 Drew 1-1 Quinn 1989/90 Won 5-1 OG, Brazil, Brock, McGhee, O'Brien 1985/86 Drew 1-1 Wharton 1984/85 Lost 1-2 Baird 1977/78 Lost 0-2 1976/77 Drew 1-1 Barrowclough 1973/74 Won 3-0 Tudor, Macdonald, Barrowclough (FAC) 1972/73 Won 3-2 Tudor 2, Smith 1972/73 Lost 1-2 Hibbitt (TC) 1971/72 Won 3-0 Macdonald 2, Busby
The 20 team event runs from 18.09.2015 to 31.10.2015 with three games at SJP:
Sat 03.10.2015 South Africa v Scotland Fri 09.10.2015 New Zealand v Tonga Sat 10.10.2015 Samoa v Scotland
Mark Allison aka
Run Geordie Run
will embark on his latest and longest charity quest - from Lisbon to Istanbul
- in 2016.
Running to raise funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark intends to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days through Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
Mark is also planning further runs in 2018,
2020, 2022 and 2024 - by which time he hopes to have completed the remaining
13,642 miles of his 20K mile global lap.
The way international matches are scheduled is changing, as UEFA confirm:
The Week of Football means matches take place over six days from Thursday
to Tuesday. Kick-off times will be set largely at 18.00CET and 20.45CET on
Saturdays and Sundays and at 20.45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and
On double-header match weeks, teams will play on Thursday and Sunday, Friday
and Monday or Saturday and Tuesday.
2014/15 match dates :
1894 Bury (a)
Division Two Thompson
Millar, Ostler, Lee 2
1900 Preston North End
Division One Laidlaw
1906 Derby County (a)
Division One 9,000
1923 Manchester City
Division One Mitchell
1928 Huddersfield Town
Division One Boyd, Gallacher 2, Lang
1934 Barnsley (h)
Division Two Boyd, Murray, Smith 2
1945 Liverpool (a)
Division One Foulkes
50,132 The first of only two outings for Hugh Cameron,
who deputised for the injured Bobby Mitchell.
Leeds United (h)
Division One Davies, Keeble
Charles, McKenna 2
49,034 John Charles scored once for the visitors and
dominated the game, contemporary reports describing how he
"coasted away with the touch of a master and stood
out as man of the match".
Division Two Suddick(1-3),
football magazine "Soccer Star" commented
that "United's singing supporters were reduced to a
dry-mouthed crackle" when Bobby Tambling opened the
scoring after 35 seconds, closely followed by Barry
Bridges hitting a second.
A third followed through Albert Murray before Suddick got
one back, and Jimmy Fell scored direct from a corner.
Just when United looked to force a point, the home side
broke away again and Bridges claimed a second with nine
Coventry City (h)
(6-2 on aggregate)
Texaco Cup 2nd Round,
2nd Leg Macdonald, Tudor 2, Nattrass, og(Blockley)
25,230 A morale-boosting victory at the seventh attempt for
United, for whom recent signing Tony Green made his home
debut - and mightily impressed home supporters.
Stoke City (h)
Division One Gibb, McDermott
28,135 After scoring for the reserves the previous Saturday,
Rocky Hudson made his senior debut from the bench,
replacing fellow midfielder Terry McDermott.
Former Magpie George Eastham was present - but only in his
role as the Potters' assistant manager, with injury
keeping him from playing.
Oldham Athletic (a)
Division Two Clements(5)
11,486 Poor marking allowed Kenny Clements to head past Steve
Hardwick and the Latics held on for the win, with Peter
Withe's header against the bar the closest United came to
Meanwhile the reserves took a point from a home fixture
with Preston North End, John Connolly firing home from
close range in a 1-1 draw. He was one a number of senior
players involved, along with Terry Hibbitt, John Bird and
celebration for the Borders club at their Shielfield
ground, with Kenny Wharton on target against the club he
would briefly appear for some eight years later.
Luton Town (a)
Division One Beardsley, Heard
10,009 A fifth successive stalemate for Jack Charlton's team, conceding another
late goal at Kenilworth Road to deny them the win.
Hull City (a)
Division Two McGhee
8,375 A wretched day at Boothferry Park on and off the field, as a meek United
surrendered to the Tigers and travelling fans clashed with police, following
bizarre attempts to move them to another terrace in mid-game. Youtube footage is online here
Premier League Beardsley(40pen,69), Lee(74)
36,577 Peter Beardsley indulged in a unique goal celebration after his
penalty conversion at the Gallowgate End - running to son Drew, a ball boy
behind that goal.
His fellow Geordies were less happy, with Lee Clark submitting a transfer
request, an injured Alan Shearer watching from the sidelines and smoggies boss
Bryan Robson labelling David Ginola a cheat for diving. As if.
2001 The few hardy fans who watched United's U17s at Bullocksteads were
rewarded for their commitment with a 5-1 win over Coventry City.
Although the visitors took an early lead, England youth international striker
Lewis Guy then hit a nine minute treble, before going on to score all five of
Aston Villa (h)
Premiership Bellamy(37,82), Shearer(50)
51,057 Alan Shearer's 97th strike in a black and white shirt was one of his very
best, crashing a swerving volley past Peter Schmeichel from the right edge of
the box at the Gallowgate End.
Craig Bellamy's brace wasn't bad either, with the Welsh forward supplying a
stunning volley to open the scoring against John Gregory's side. He then rounded
things off nicely by outpacing the Villa defence and threading the ball through
the advancing Schmeichel's legs.
Olivier Bernard made his first team debut for United as a late substitute for
fellow countryman Laurent Robert. NUFC.com match report
Premiership og(Campbell)(16) Pamarot(8),
Mwaruwari(9), Utaka(11), Kranjcar(71)
51,490 One corker and two gifts was how we summed up the trio of goals Pompey
scored at the Gallowgate End in a 197 second period of the first half.
As part of a Premier League initiative aimed at improving understanding of
disability, United defender Claudio Cacapa had spent the day before the game
blindfolded - unfortunately he still seemed to be similarly attired as he failed
to prevent the visitors' second and third strikes....
Michael Owen's shot was deflected in by Sol Campbell to reduce the arrears, but
Newcastle failed to mount a convincing fightback and a Steven Taylor rick for
Pompey's fourth cemented a first victory on Tyneside for them since 1949. NUFC.com match report
2008 Aston Villa (h)
Premier League Martins(60,83)
44,567 Obafemi Martins
capped a fine individual and team performance with the goals that put United up
to the dizzy heights of 14th.
JFK's side had started the game bottom of the
league but three vital points against the Premier League's form team took us
above the mackems on goal difference.
A claim of racial abuse by Joey Barton directed at Gabriel Agbonlahor emerged
after full time, but no formal complaint was ever made to the FA. NUFC.com match report
2009 In an attempt to quell the anger about the renaming of St. James'
Park, Managing Director Derek Llambias was quoted as follows:
"We are just
basically looking to explore and maximise our revenues. We have a great
opportunity at the moment because our sponsorships are coming to an end - a kit
sponsor, shirt sponsor and then we have stadium rights sponsor.
"Our intention is to put a package
together that would include, for instance for the stadium rights, a jumbo screen
included in that sponsorship which is great for the fans as well."
That eventually translated itself into a deal with Wonga - although their
adverts jostled for space within SJP with Sports Direct, who paid zero £ for
their many spots. Maximising revenues?