Thursday, March 17, 2011

10 Match Reviews Newcastle United 2009/2010 (2)


Now for the second half of the season. Promotion is on the way. Zurab Khizanishvili and Marlon Harewood left after their loan were not extended. Right back Danny Simpson however joined in a permanent transfer after a successful loan from Manchester United. Other players to join NUFC during January transfer window were defenders Patrick Van Aanholt (loaned from Chelsea for one month), Mike Williamson and Fitz Hall; winger Wayne Routledge and striker Leon Best.


Newcastle United 5 Cardiff City 1
1-0 Carroll 3'
2-0 Gyepes 6' (OG)
3-0 Carroll 15'
4-0 Lovenkrands 69'
5-0 Lovenkrands 82'
5-1 Wildig 89'

NUFC ran riot to defeat Bluebirds in a rare Friday fixture. Striker Andy Carroll opened up the scoring and within 15 minutes, Newcastle are leading 3-0. Substitute Peter Lovenkrands added two more before Aaron Wildig late goal for Cardiff as consolation. As currently as it stood, NUFC were still unbeaten in 15 league games and now 17 games unbeaten at home in all competitions. Leon Best and Fitz Hall made their debuts today. Patrick Van Aanholt continued at left back as replacement for the injured Jose Enrique.

Simpson, Hall (Kadar 82'), Williamson, Van Aanholt;
Routledge, Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez (Ryan Taylor 79');
Carroll, Best (Lovenkrands 60')

Subs not used: Krul, Pancrate, Ameobi, Ranger

Swansea City 1 Newcastle United 1
1-0 Cotterill 56'
1-1 Carroll 87'

NUFC needed a late equaliser to earn a point in this hard fought draw. Swansea who were also challenging for promotion took the lead through Steve Cotterill before Andy Carroll headed a cross from Leon Best to save a point late in the game.

Simpson, Hall, C0loccini, Van Aanholt;
Routledge, Smith, Nolan, Guthrie;
Carroll, Lovenkrands (Best 66')

Subs not used: Krul, Williamson, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Pancrate, Ranger

Newcastle United 6 Barnsley 1
1-0 Lovenkrands 44' (pen)
2-0 Lovenkrands 48'
3-0 Guthrie 50'
4-0 Gutierrez 60'
5-0 Guthrie 69'
6-0 Nolan 71'
6-1 Bogdanovic 83'

NUFC again ran riot. This time against Barnsley with the biggest victory of the season. However, NUFC needed to wait until dismissal of Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele. Peter Lovenkrands then scored the resultant penalty given for the first goal. Against 10 men, NUFC struck five more goals before Daniel Bogdanovic hit a late consolation for visitors.

Simpson, Williamson, C0loccini, Jose Enrique (Kadar 33');
Pancrate, Guthrie, Nolan (Ryan Taylor 73'), Gutierrez;
Carroll (Best 72'), Lovenkrands

Subs not used: Krul, Hall, Butt, Ranger

Newcastle United 2 Nottingham Forest 0
1-0 Ameobi 71'
2-0 Jose Enrique 90+1'

A victory against fellow promotion contenders. Shola Ameobi gave NUFC the lead for his first goal in 2010 after coming back from injury. Left back Jose Enrique struck his first goal for Toon which lead to a massive celebration from his teammates. Jose Enrique has been one of the best NUFC players for the season. The win almost confirmed the promotion for Premier League.

Simpson, Williamson, C0loccini, Jose Enrique;
Routledge, Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez;
Carroll (Ameobi 48'), Lovenkrands (Barton 90+3')

Subs not used: Krul, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Butt, Best

Newcastle United 2 Sheffield United 1
0-1 Cresswell 22'
1-1 Lovenkrands 45' (pen)
2-1 Nolan 73'

The fourth time NUFC came from behind to win this season. After a goal from Richard Cresswell, Peter Lovenkrands equalised with his 16th goal of the season by a penalty. A bicycle kick from Kevin Nolan provided to be the winner as the return to Premier League confirmed before the game started.

Simpson, Williamson, C0loccini, Jose Enrique;
Routledge (Ryan Taylor 90'), Guthrie (Barton 87'), Nolan, Gutierrez;
Carroll , Lovenkrands (Ameobi 83')

Subs not used: Krul, Kadar, Butt, Best

At the end of the season 2009/2010, Newcastle United returned to English Premier League, at the first time asking. Its all down to Chris Hughton and his troops with some support from conman owner Mike Ashley. Winning championship with 102 points, joining a selected list of club promoted with 100 points.

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