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Everton (h), Burnley (h)
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The 151st Tyne-wear derby ended in similar fashion to the previous three with
defeat for United, leaving Alan Pardew with a unique and undesirable record of
four straight derby defeats.
A 90th minute goal from Adam Johnson settled this scrappy contest when the
visitors broke from a Newcastle corner as the black and whites pushed for a
Seconds earlier Moussa Sissoko fired a 25-yarder that seemed destined for the
top corner until Costel Pantilimon tipped the ball over the bar but it was
Sissoko who was then dispossessed as the resultant corner was cleared.
There were chances to halt the counter-attack but the ball was eventually
squared to Johnson who took a touch and thumped the ball past Jak Alnwick.
It was probably rough justice on United who had enjoyed the majority of the
possession and chances, although Gus Poyet's side had missed the clearest
openings in a competitive but poor first half.
Connor Wickham headed wide from close range and Steven Fletcher volleyed
against the Leazes End bar while Sissoko had shot straight at Pantilimon and
then Ayoze Perez curled one narrowly wide before the break.
The other notable events in the first period were the bookings dished out by
referee Anthony Taylor. The first was shown to Sebastian Coates - a late
replacement for Anthony Reveillere who was injured in the warm-up - who
tripped Daryl Janmaat.
However, Paul Dummett wasted the free-kick after Jack Colback touched the ball
to the defender but his left-footed shot flew over the Gallowgate bar.
First in the book for United was Fabricio Coloccini for a brainless knee in
Fletcher's back and Cheick Tiote was finally cautioned for a series of fouls,
meaning he is suspended for the trip to Old Trafford on Friday.
Colback was shown a yellow for a late challenge on Jordi Gomez and the final
caution of the half went to Wickham who looked to deliberately target
Alnwick's injured shoulder as he barged the 'keeper over.
Steven Taylor clattered into the post as he made sure that Fletcher didn't get
on the end of a cross to the far post and had to be stitched off the pitch and
in his absence Gomez sliced wide when he seemed certain to score.
Lee Cattermole was the first booking of the second half, miraculously lasting
55 minutes before picking up his eighth booking of the season and minutes
later Pardew put on Adam Armstrong for Yoan Gouffran.
Perez tested Pantilimon with a fine curling effort from the edge of the box
but the 6'8" stopper was able to divert the ball over the bar.
John O'Shea chopped down Sissoko to become the next to be carded and then
Papiss Cisse replaced Tiote as Pardew went in search of a winner but Johnson
almost scored at the other end, steering his shot wide.
Remy Cabella replaced Sammy Ameobi with minutes remaining as United continued
to push forward but following Sissoko's late piledriver Johnson delivered his
sucker punch to steal the points once again.
There were five minutes of added time for a dramatic late equaliser but
Sebastian Larsson and Gomez were closest to grabbing a second goal.
So, not for the first time Newcastle United's Christmas present to their fans
is unadulterated misery after a miserable week of three disastrous defeats.
The defeat left The Magpies in ninth, four points clear of the mackems who
moved up to 14th.
Next up is a trip to in-form Manchester United on Boxing Day. Bah bloody
Full match report to follow.
Team: Alnwick, Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote (
Crowd: 52,315. Highest of the season. The visiting supporters joined in
with the home fans to applaud as the clock ticked round to 17 minutes. By
5.30pm on Sunday the Police reported 17 arrests for a variety of public order
Taylor - second appointment this season to date for the Mancunian whistler,
after the 2-1 victory at Spurs. His sole wearside posting was a 0-0 draw at
Latest Premier League fixture/results:
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Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United
Hull City v Swansea City
QPR 3-2 West Bromwich Albion
Southampton 3-0 Everton
Spurs 2-1 Burnley
West Ham 2-0 Leicester City
Sun 21.12.2014: Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal
Stoke City v Chelsea (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
& white Friday: That's your lot
Thanks to everyone who flooded our inbox with entries for our "Black and
White Friday" quiz. We asked you to identify the Newcastle player in
photograph and virtually everyone knew it was Laurent Robert (apart
from those who answered Andy O'Brien and Hatem Ben Arfa....)
The winner of the iPad mini provided by MJS Computers was Matt Hynd and
the following people are battling to claim one of our other ten prizes:
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still after a copy of Paul Joannou's fine new book "Newcastle
United: The Ultimate Who's Who", deliveries will take place in the
following postcode areas on Monday and Tuesday:
Derby County 1-3 Chelsea
Sheffield United 1-0 Southampton
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool
Spurs 4-0 Newcastle
(Liverpool drew Chelsea, Spurs drew Sheffield United in the two-legged Semi
Page hours Holiday opening
hours for the Back Page shop on St.Andrews Street will be as follows:
Sun 21st 10am-1.30pm and 3.30pm-5.30pm Mon 22nd, Tue 23rd 9am-7pm Wed 24th 9am-3pm Christmas Day, Boxing Day Closed Sat 27th 9am-5.30pm Sun 28th 11am-4pm and 6pm-7pm Mon 29th, Tue 30th 9.30am-5.30pm Wed 31st 9.30am-4pm Thur 1st 11am-3pm and 5pm-6pm
round of TV alterations sees two selections for Newcastle - but movement of a
third fixture that renders pre-booked travel plans worthless once again:
08.02.2015 Stoke City (h) (2.05pm) Sky Sat 21.02.2015 Manchester City (a) 5.30pm) Sky
That Stoke alteration unfortunately means that United's visit to Selhurst Park
on Tuesday 10th February will now be played 24 hours later as follows:
Wed 11.02.2015 Crystal Palace (a) (8pm) not on TV
BT Sport haven't selected any NUFC games this time round and the new list
covers to Sunday March 1st.
That means the visit of Aston Villa to SJP stays as a 3pm kickoff on Saturday
February 28th and by implication, the Manchester United home game the
following Wednesday (March 4th) should also remain unaltered.
Cup ticket details
United's forthcoming FA Cup Third Round tie at Leicester City
are now on sale to ST holders with a zero points requirement (member sale from
Prices: Adults £13, Over 65s £8, U18s £5, U12s £2.
The tie is on Saturday 3rd January at 3pm and isn't on live TV.
With both sides in Premier League action just 48 hours earlier, attempts to
delay the tie by 24 hours failed due to a clash with a Leicester Tigers rugby match at nearby Welford Road
on the Sunday.
Burnley (h) plan
All is quiet on New Years Day - especially when it comes to using public
transport. With Newcastle playing their first January 1st home game since
2007, remember that no bus, local train, metro or ferry services will run
across the region on that day.
The only exceptions to that are
distance train services operated by East Coast, Trans
Pennine and Cross Country that will connect Newcastle to
Chester-le-Street, Durham, Darlington, Alnmouth
and Berwick (plus other stations further afield).
There's also a limited service connecting Morpeth but Northern Rail services
aren't operating, meaning that Cramlington station is shut and there's nothing
on the Tyne Valley line or via the coast to Hartlepool.
The X50 Soccerbus linking the Metrocentre Coach Park and the X40
Great Park & Ride connecting from the north of the city will both
Newcastle's U18 side will play their Fourth Round FA Youth Cup tie against Middlesbrough on
Thursday 8th January at the Riverside Stadium.
Kickoff is at 7pm and the tie must be settled on the night, via
extra time and penalties if necessary.
Both sides won away in the Third Round last weekend, the smoggies
notching up a 4-3 success at Southend while Newcastle ran out 3-1 winners at
The last Tees-Tyne meeting in this
competition came back in February 2004, when Boro struck a last minute winner
to win a Fifth Round tie 2-1.
Boro won the first U18 league meeting of the current season 1-0 and the two
sides are due to play the return game at Little Benton on Saturday January
it in / Kick it out
were exiting from the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, one of our biggest
flops of modern times was helping himself to a 41 minute hat trick that
retained his latest side's place on top of their league.
Luuk de Jong's treble earned PSV Eindhoven a 4-3 win over Feyenoord and
took him up to double figures for the season in the Eredivisie, with a quartet
of Europa League strikes boosting his goal total to fourteen.
Luuk's brother Siem meanwhile continues his comeback from injury
after having played just twice in the Premier League since joining the
Along with Sammy Ameobi, the elder of the
two de Jong brothers was recently interviewed by locally-based charity Show
Racism The Red Card on the subject of discrimination in sport and
Update: On-loan Magpie bailed
From the Derby Evening
Nottingham Forest star Jamaal Lascelles has appeared in court charged
with assault in a Derby nightclub.
The England Under-21 defender, who lives in
Oakwood, is charged with assaulting a man, occasioning actual bodily harm, in
Lola Lo, in Victoria Street, on April 23.
He appeared at Derby Crown Court today for a preliminary hearing. In court,
prosecutor Sarah Slater said: "I have been told this will be a definite
Lascelles was released on bail and told to next appear at Derby Crown Court on
March 11. A trial date was set for the week beginning April 27.
Following this weekend's set of games, the Italian Serie A will take a break
until the first week of January - by which time a deal taking Newcastle's Mapou
Yanga-Mbiwa to AS Roma could to be in place.
Sent out on a season-long loan by United, the 25 year- old has been a success
at the Stadio Olimpico, making 16 appearances as Roma rose to second in the
table and qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Unhappy at his treatment in England, Yanga-Mbiwa has publicly praised his new
surroundings and is happy to remain in Italy - no doubt boosted by an
international recall to the French national side recently.
Italian media sources claim that a transfer fee of €7m has been agreed
(€1.5m of which was paid for the loan) and the only doubt seems to be
whether Roma will wait until the conclusion of the season or act in
Yanga-Mbiwa moved to United in January 2013 from French side Montpellier at a
claimed cost of €8.4m.
Peter Beardsley's side return to competitive action on Monday when they host West Ham in an U21 Premier League Cup tie at
That has a 1pm kick-off and will be played to a finish, with extra time and penalties if
required. ST holders / members gain free entrance or pay on
PS: The Derby County U21 Premier League away game on Monday January 5th
2015, that has been rescheduled to Tuesday April 28th and will now take place
at the iPro Stadium (aka Pride Park) not Alfreton Town FC.
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Update: Friday saw confirmation that
the new CEO of Rangers is none other than Derek Llambias, a month after he
became a non-executive director of the Ibrox club.
Rangers and Mike Ashley were both issued
with notices by the Compliance Officer of the Scottish FA on Monday,
concerning alleged breaches of three disciplinary rules related to the issues
of dual club ownership:
It's reported that Ashley faces a £10K fine if a rule breach is proven,
while the Govan club could be hit with both financial penalties and expulsion
from the Scottish Cup.
The first of three
anticipated call-ups of Newcastle players for next year's African Nations Cup
Finals has materialised, with Mehdi Abeid selected by Algeria.
French-born Abeid is yet to make his debut for Algeria after injuring a toe in
training after his maiden senior callup and could miss up to six weeks of club
Algeria begin their campaign in Equatorial Guinea against South Africa on
January 19th, face Ghana four days later and a then Senegal side that's
expected to include club colleague Papiss Cisse on the 27th.
The finals conclude on February 8th, with United's third representative likely
to be Cheick Tiote for Ivory Coast.
Monday saw the draws
for the Champions League and Europa League take place, with some consequences
for Newcastle coming from the Premier League selections.
Manchester City were drawn out with Barcelona and will host the Catalan
side at the Etihad on Tuesday February 24th. Our Premier League
visit there is now confirmed as a 5.30pm KO on Saturday February 21st for live
Moving on to the Europa League and Everton have been paired with Young
Boys in the last 32, with the second leg played on merseyside.
Progress for the Toffees in that tie would see them in Round of 16 action on
Thursday March 12th and 19th - and mean that our scheduled trip to Goodison
Park on Saturday March 14th would be altered from that day, whether or not
selected for live TV transmission.
(A similar situation would await us in April should Spurs make it
through to the Europa League Quarter Finals).
PS: Advance notice that our scheduled trip to Anfield on Saturday 11th
April coincides with the staging of the Grand National at nearby Aintree
Historically, Liverpool tend not to play home games when the race is
run and with it getting underway at 4.15pm then a 3pm kickoff would seem
unlikely that day - regardless of whether the TV companies select it.
Magpies currently on temporary assignment
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (AS Roma) A 0-0 home draw with AC Milan on Saturday keeps Roma second in Serie A
behind Juventus. Mapou played the full 90 minutes.
Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest) A 1-1 home draw with Leeds United in the Championship on Saturday saw
Darlow play the full game and Lascelles remain on the bench.
Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp) The winger has now missed six games in all competitions for his adopted side
due to a hamstring injury.
Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City) Unwanted by HCFC or NUFC, his future is uncertain.
Mon 22.12.2014 U21s v West Ham (h)
@ Whitley Park, 1pm. U21 Premier League Cup.
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a)
@ Old Trafford, 3pm, Premier League. SOLD OUT.
Live on BT.
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h)
@ SJP, 4.15pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Live on Sky Sports.
Thu 01.01.2015 Burnley (h)
@ SJP, 3pm. Premier
League. Public sale now.
Sat 03.01.2015 Leicester City (a)
@ King Power Stadium, 3pm. FA Cup Third Round.ST holder sale now, 0 points.
Member sale from Mon 22.12.2014. Adults £13, Over 65s £8, U18s £5, U12s £2.
Thu 08.01.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (a)
@ Riverside Stadium, 7pm. FA Youth Cup Fourth Round.
Sat 10.01.2015 U18s v Liverpool (a)
@ Kirkby Academy, 1pm. U18 Premier League.
Sat 10.01.2015 Chelsea (a)
@ Stamford Bridge, 3pm, Premier League. ST holder sale
now (0 points). Upper tier: £55 adults, £23.50 concessions. Lower tier: £52
adults, £23.50 concessions. Allocation tbc.
Mon 12.01.2015 U21s v Bolton Wanderers (h)
@ Whitley Park. U21 Premier League.
Sat 17.01.2015 U18s v Middlesbrough (h)
@ Little Benton,11am. U18 Premier League.
Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h)
@ SJP, 5.30pm. Premier
League. Member sale now, public sale from Tue
23.12.2014. Live on Sky Sports. FA Cup:
Second Round restaged tie:
Fri 02.01.2015: MK Dons v Chesterfield
Third Round ties:
Cardiff City v Colchester United BBC2W
Barnsley v Middlesbrough
Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion
Cambridge United v Luton Town
Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
Derby County v Southport
Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City
Fulham v Wolves
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Millwall v Bradford City
Preston North End v Norwich City
Rochdale v Nottingham Forest
Rotherham United v AFC Bournemouth
Scunthorpe United v team tbc*
Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion v Gateshead
* winner of restaged Second Round tie between MK Dons and Chesterfield.
Arsenal v Hull City BBC
Aston Villa v Blackpool
Chelsea v Watford
Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace BT
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
QPR v Sheffield United Southampton v Ipswich Town
Stoke City v Wrexham
mackems v Leeds United
Yeovil Town v Manchester United BT
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool BBC
Burnley v Spurs
Everton v West Ham BT
FA Cup Round Dates:
3rd Round w/e of 03.01.2015 4th Round w/e of 24.01.2015 5th Round w/e of 14.02.2015 6th Round w/e of 07.03.2015 SF Sat 18.04.2015/Sun 19.04.2015 Final Sat 30.05.2015
FA Youth Cup:
Fourth Round draw:
Arsenal or Reading v Royston Town
Blackpool v Birmingham City
Burnley v Cardiff City
Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Chesterfield
Liverpool v Derby County
Manchester City v Coventry City
Manchester United v Hull City
Mansfield Town v Stoke City Middlesbrough v Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest
Fleetwood Town v Ipswich Town
Swansea City v Doncaster Rovers
Spurs v Wolves
FA Youth Cup Third Round tie:
Arsenal v Reading (19.12)
FA Youth Cup Round Dates:
4th Round by 17.01.2015 5th Round by 31.01.2015 6th Round by 21.02.2015 SF1 by 07.03.2015 SF2 by 21.03.2015 Final 1 tbc Final 2 tbc
U21 Premier League Cup:
Round of 16:
Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa
Bolton v Reading (22.12)
Derby County v mackems
Huddersfield v Charlton or Brighton
Boro v Stoke City (05.01)
Newcastle v West Ham (22.12)
Southampton v Norwich City
Watford v Leicester City (06.01)
Round of 32:
Charlton Athletic or Brighton (22.12)
U21 Premier League Cup Dates:
Round of 16: no later than 05.01.2015 QF: no later than 02.02.2015 SF: no later than 02.03.2015 Final: no later than 30.03.2015
Northumberland Senior Cup:
The semi-finals will be played in February 2015 and contested by Newcastle
United U21s, Blyth Spartans, Morpeth Town and Whitley Bay. Draw date tbc.
Travelis the public face of the Newcastle United Travel Plan, aimed to help fans attend games using the most efficient and
sustainable methods available.
Confirmed NUFC UK live TV coverage:
NUFC Live on Sky Sports:
Sun 28.12.2014 Everton (h) 4.15pm Sat 17.01.2015 Southampton (h) 5.30pm Sun 08.02.2015 Stoke City (h) (2.05pm) Sat 21.02.2015 Man City (a) 5.30pm)
NUFC Live on BT Sport:
Fri 26.12.2014 Manchester United (a) 3pm Sat 31.01.2015 Hull City (a) 12.45pm
(Live games selected up to and including Sun 01.03.2015)
FC are offering a £5 saving on Conference Premier League
home games for NUFC season ticket holders. On production of their current ST card, adult
admission to the Tyne and wear Stand is £10.
Fri 26.12.2014 FC Halifax Town (3pm) Wed 07.01.2015 Woking (7.45pm)
Sat 24.01.2015 Welling United (3pm)
Northern Premier League side Darlington
1883 operate a similar scheme, with NUFC season ticket holders gaining entry to
their league games for £6 - a saving of £3.
League games: Sat 20.12.2014 Radcliffe Borough (3pm) Fri 26.12.2014 Scarborough (3pm) Sat 03.01.2015 Brighouse Town (3pm)
(NB: home games are staged at Bishop Auckland FC's Heritage Park home)
League Magic Weekend @ SJP:
Salford Red Devils v Widnes (2.30pm)
Hull FC v Hull KR (4.45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (7pm)
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield (1pm)
St Helens v Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)
Castleford Tigers v Wakefield (5.30pm)
Rugby Union World
Cup @ SJP:
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.
Raising funds for The Children's Foundation and the Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation, Mark plans to complete the 3,580 miles in 100 days via Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Italy,
Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece & 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.
From UEFA: international matches will 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.
What's this all about then? Click here
for a rambling explanation of sorts....
On This Day in History
Born Or Died:
Death of Ted Birnie, 57.
Mickey Burns born, Preston.
winger/striker who joined Blackpool from non-league Skelmersdale United in
1969, scoring on his debut.
After five years at Bloomfield Road he was signed by Joe Harvey and scored his
first goals for Newcastle in a pre-season Texaco Cup tie away to Carlisle.
His league debut came in a 3-2 home win against Coventry City in August 1974
and Burns would appear for United regularly over the next four seasons -
including the 1976 League Cup Final loss to Manchester City.
Scoring 15 of United's 42 goals in the relegation season of 1977/78, Burns was
then declared surplus to requirements and sold to Cardiff City.
Following a brief spell at Ninian Park, Mickey returned to the North East to
sign for the Smoggies and later joined the coaching staff at Ayresome Park.
Burns then remained in the game, working for the Professional Footballers
Association as head of vocational & educational services.
He also played a part in helping his former United strike colleague
Malcolm Macdonald undergo the operation that repaired his damaged knee - paid
for by the PFA.
1912 Aston Villa (a)
Division One Hudspeth (pen)
Hampton, Bache, Wallace
1929 Derby County (h)
Division One Chalmers, Hill
Bedford 2, Crooks
1946 Chesterfield (h)
Division Two Wayman 2
53,675 A good win against fellow promotion hopefuls, who had been solid in defence
1957 West Bromwich
Albion (h) 3-0 (0-0)
Division One Davies, White 2
31,699 A second half revival saw United lifted two places up to 18th spot in the
Len White's double took him to five strikes for the season, but he would hit
form in the year and grab 25 in total.
1963 Plymouth Argyle
Division Two Thomas
23,572 A sixth goal in as many games for Barrie Thomas was enough for United to
take a point against The Pilgrims.
1968 Queens Park
Division One Foggon
16,444 United's Loftus Road debut ended all square, after the first-ever meeting
of the sides at SJP two months earlier had resulted in a 3-2 home
Leeds United (h) 3-0
Division One Tudor, Kennedy, Howard
1985 Liverpool (a)
Division One Beardsley(22)
30,746 Denied a penalty by an offside flag when Gazza was scythed down by Mark
Lawrenson, an elongated clearance upfield midway through the first half by John
Bailey set Peter Bearsley away to lob Bruce Grobbelaar and net via a post.
John Anderson then denied Ian Rush with a fine goal line clearance before
Steve Nicol fired past Martin Thomas to level the scores.
And despite Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish bringing himself off the bench,
Liverpool couldn't find a winner and were given a few anxious moments by Gazza
and fellow rookie Paul Stephenson.
Division One Chapman, Bradshaw
28,897 This reverse marked the beginning of a run of six successive league losses
that made relegation a genuine possibility.
1988 More frantic
transfer action at SJP as Jim Smith brought in a new full
back pairing; Ray Ranson arriving from Birmingham City and Kenny
Sansom waddling up from Arsenal.
1989 Newcastle's junior side advanced to the Third Round of the FA Youth
Cup after beating Tranmere Rovers in a Second Round replay.
Scorers for Colin Suggett's United side at Prenton Park were David Cleary, Lee
Clark and Steve Howey. Newcastle would return to Merseyside in the next round,
1994 Manchester City
League Cup 4th Round Replay Rosler(11), Walsh(80)
30,156 After an entertaining 1-1 draw at Maine Road, little went right for
Newcastle in the second meeting, with City becoming the first visiting side to
win at SJP all season.
1997 Manchester United
(h) 0-1 (0-0)
Premier League Cole(66)
36,767 Former hero Andy Cole scored his first goal at SJP since leaving, evading marker Darren Peacock before heading home a David Beckham centre.
Newcastle did have their chances though, with Peter Schmeichel brilliantly
denying both John Barnes and Stuart Pearce, before Asprilla wasted a chance deep
into added time.
Pearce had earlier intervened to foil a one man pitch invasion by a home fan,
who looked destined for a one to one with Mr Cole.
Premiership Solano(8), Bellamy(70)
The SJP fans claimed an assist for the opening goal, after their booing of
Alain Goma caused the toon old boy to fluff his backpass to van der Sar.
One mishit clearance later and Nobby Solano had neatly chested the ball down
and sent it flying back over the 'keeper's head for 1-0.
Alan Shearer then blasted his penalty over the bar as the Cottagers were
reduced to ten men following Wome's lunge on Andy Griffin.
Craig Bellamy then gave the score a more accurate reflection of the afternoon
after some neat work by Kieron Dyer.
Magpies boss Sir Bobby Robson singled out the midfield stamina of Gary Speed,
saying after the win that he, "is fitter than ever, better than ever
and older than ever. He is an absolute marvel."
Bobby on Shearer's blast over the bar: "we've got
some builders in to repair the Stand!" NUFC.com match
2004 Two weeks after recording our best
win of the season with a 3-0 home success over Middlesbrough, our
reserve side also won the return fixture 2-0 at Central Avenue, home of
Northern League side Billingham Synthonia.
2005 It was "Kris miss time"
for the Reserves as Magpies defender Kris Gate rattled the
Leeds crossbar four minutes from the end.
The game at the South Leeds Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw, thanks to Michael
Chopra's shot and a Carl Finnigan effort that struck an opponent and was
registered as an OG. NUFC.com match report
Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2-1 (1-1)
Premier League N'Zogbia(12), Duff(90)
Joe Kinnear's side made it two wins in a week and six games unbeaten,
thanks to a late winner from sub Damien Duff.
The Irishman had been on the field barely three minutes when he played a
one/two with Mark Viduka and calmly shot past Gomes at the Leazes End. Duff
then proved his fitness by leaping the advertising hoarding to join supporters
in celebration - receiving a booking.
West Bromwich (h)
Premier League Ba(34,81) Odemwingie(20), McAuley(44), Scharner(85) 51,060 Demba
Ba supplied a well-taken brace for the second time in a fortnight, but again
ended up on the losing side as our winless run lengthened to six matches at
St. James' Park.
Without the banned Yohan Cabaye and with Dan Gosling also suspended, Alan
Pardew opted to hand Haris Vuckic his first top-flight start and leave Hatem
Ben Arfa and Mehdi Abeid in reserve on the substitutes' bench. NUFC.com match report
Crystal Palace (a)
Premier League Cabaye(25), og(Gabbidon)(39), Ben Arfa(86pen)
in eight league
sixth spot and saw us move onto the shoulders of the European place
At a soggy and windswept Selhurst Park, United got their fifth successive
win at Palace's ground and it became three out of three wins
without conceding a goal in the "Brazil" away kit.