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Chelsea 3-4 Newcastle – Video highlights and reaction.

Posted on September 23rd, 2010 | 89 Comments |

Lost for words is one way I felt after last nights match at Stamford Bridge. It may only have been the Carling Cup, but if there were more matches like last night in the competition then I very much doubt that it would be carrying the label of being devalued by teams playing weaker sides.

It’s the first time in 24 years that Newcastle have won at Stamford Bridge, and whilst Chelsea admittedly put out a weaker side than they would if this had been a league encounter, the fact is that they still called upon first-teamers such as Nicolas Anelka and John Terry. Let’s not forget that Newcastle also had their fringe players playing last night as they made ten changes from the side that beat Everton at the weekend.

In fact the only player to keep their place in the team was Fabricio Coloccini who played at the back next to debutant Sol Campbell, who had a small part to play in United conceeding the first goal. In fact you could blame a number of people for conceding the opener. Coloccini could have cleared it but didn’t, Krul and Campbell could have communicated more which would have led to the ball being cleared properly, but they didn’t, and Nile Ranger could be blamed for trying, and failing to beat his man on the edge of his own penalty area. All of them factors played a part in former Newcastle loanee Patrick Van Aanholt giving the home side the lead on 5 minutes.

At 1-0 down with only 5 minutes on the clock I suspect many fans may have expected a thumping to be on the cards, yet it was Newcastle who grew into the game. Their passing improved and with that so did their confidence. In fact the equalising goal was a result of a move that must have contained around 20 neat little passes before Shane Ferguson finally got the ball into the box for Nile Ranger to lash the ball home at the back post and make it 1-1.

There was further delight for the travelling fans a few minutes later when Shola Ameobi earned a free-kick on the edge of the Chelsea penalty area. Ryan Taylor stepped up to take it and bent the ball round the wall and into the far corner of the net to make it 2-1 to the away side at half-time.

Many would have expected Chelsea to come out fired up after in the second-half, yet it was the away side who struck again through Shola Ameobi on 51 minutes. The Fenham Eusebio intercepted a poor cross-field pass from Paulo Ferreira and sidefooted the ball into the Chelsea from 20-yards out. 3-1 to Newcastle.

Newcastle missed a whole host of chances to put the result beyond doubt and perhaps inevitably they paid the price for their profligacy. Chelsea found a way back into the game on 70 minutes despite being reduced to ten man by virtue of having no substitutes to replace the injured Yossi Benayoun. Van Aanholt cut the ball back for Nicolas Anelka who finished smartly from 12-yards out.

Newcastle didn’t crumble though despite the fact that Chelsea had their tails up, and it took a ridiculous decision from referee Phil Dowd on 85 minutes to gift Chelsea an equaliser. Dowd awarded a penalty to the home side after apparently seeing Mike Williamson tugging on the shirt of Alex in the penalty area. Subsequent replays show that this tug was only seen in the mind of Phil Dowd and not anyone else. Credit to Nicolas Anelka though who cooly swept the spot-kick into the corner of the net and level the tie at 3-3.

Extra-time was now looking a real possibilty as the game headed into stoppage time. Newcastle had used every ounce of determination and deserved not to lose the game. The unthinkable happened in stoppage time as Jonas Gutierrez, the man with no end product, fired a corner into the box which fell straight on the head of Shola Ameobi who directed his header on target and into the back of the net to make the final score 4-3 to the away side.

A night of high drama at Stamford Bridge and Newcastle got what I think they deserved. They will now be in the hat for the next round of the draw which takes place at 12:00pm on Saturday. A home game against Brentford or Northampton would be a nice reward for last nights efforts!

I’m no fan of the Carling Cup, but winning against Chelsea, at Chelsea, is something I am going to enjoy for quite some time. This Newcastle side may not be packed full stars like it once was, it may not be being managed by a club idol or a local legend, but by god they make me proud to be a Geordie!

Howay the lads!

Chelsea – Ross Turnbull, Paoulo Ferriera, Jeffrey Bruma, John Terry, Patrick Van Aanholt, Yossi Benayoun, Ramires, Yuri Zhirkov, Daniel Sturridge, Nicolas Anelka, Gael Kakuta.

Subs – Petr Cech, Salomon Kalou, Alex, Josh McEachran, Billy Clifford, Jacob Mellis, Nathaniel Chabolah.

Newcastle – Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Sol Campbell, Fabricio Coloccini, Shane Ferguson, Nile Ranger, Alan Smith, Haris Vuckic, Jonas Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands.

Subs – Ole Soderberg, Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote, Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, Hatem Ben Arfa, Andy Carroll.

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89 Responses

  1. Dowd as got to be the worst referee in the league,he is either unbelivebly awful or else he is over friendly with an Asian betting consortium, either way his performances should be looked at in depth.Rant over a fantastic performance from Newcastle’s second string against a strong Chelsea side,despite what the top 4 loving media would have us to believe.Tremendous team performance from everyone,but I think young Ferguson deserves a special mention.

  2. WOW!!!!!! What a game! Bordering a modern classic. Fantastic effort by the lads.

    We thoroughly derserved the win-especially after Alex cheated us out of a penalty for their late equaliser.

    Not complaining at all though, HOWAY THE LADS

    Love it, love it, love it!!!

  3. I’m famous :)

    I’m the one with the retro shirt jumping up and doon in the middle of the crowd shot – next to the guy with the yellow away shirt and shaved head!

  4. Cannit believe that penalty decision like. We we’re right doon the other end of the pitch so couldn’t see it at all – by the looks of things so was the ref :lol:

  5. Maybe it’s not the most important game of the season but Win in win ! No matter who we play against, it always sweet but better when we won the game against team like Chelsea especially at their stadium. THAT’S FACT !!!

  6. It wasn’t Colo who played the ball to Ranger. It was Alan Smith who made a difficult bouncing pass to Ranger who fail to seriously control or play it.

  7. Toonsy – my protest only extends to refusing to pay his wages, and its the home team that gets the gate receipts is it not?

    Kin ell – are you Roy Cropper in disguise? ;)

  8. Toon Chicken says:
    September 23, 2010 at 11:16 am
    I’m famous

    I’m the one with the retro shirt jumping up and doon in the middle of the crowd shot – next to the guy with the yellow away shirt and shaved head!<<<<< stopmlieing we know u were the gadgie that ran on the pitch near the end of the game :)

  9. Haha batty – na the daft coont was a Cockney – think his mate must have told him someone was selling jellied eels for a pund a pot on the other side of the pitch :lol:

  10. But i must mention those chelsea fans there and liverpool fans in UK seriously sucks to the core.

    When Chelsea came back and draw 3-3,with Jonas taking corner kick…Those Chelsea fans there show wtf sign to Jonas and say u can’t even cross properly.

    Then Boom,He cross and Shola score the winner.

    The chelsea fans gone silent. Epic.~~~

    Same as Liverpool…..when penalty shoot-out..those fans keep boob-ing the opponent players….And shout we will win this..

    And what happen??? HAHAHAAS~~~

  11. You’re gonna have to try harder than that to burst my bubble lads :)

    Here’s my personal highlight of the evening again in case you missed it on the previous thread…

    Chelsea making it 3-3 and their fans singing “That’s why we’re champions” (the winkers) and then Ameobi rising up in the 90th minute to score the winner and then US signing back to the Chelsea fans at the top of our voices, “THAT’S WHY WE’RE CHAMPIONS!!!”.

  12. Maybe i am little too serious…I shall be it in this way…yesterday night fans at the stadium seriously ain’t as hardcore as newcastle fans….

    I can see when we still leading 3-2…More than half the stadium of chelsea fans leaving. 8O .

    And those newcastle fans there still stay on for that extra 6 Fuking mins!!!~~~

  13. TC @ 24 I was in the chelsea section of the shed end when that was sung and they didnt like that one bit, i got a clip round the head for laughing at the chelsea fans when they started getting annoyed at it

  14. I know the game hardly matters in the long run, its a cup that in all likelihood we won’t win, and at the end of the day it didn’t give us 3 more points on the board. But is it just me though or is this the kind of game the newcastle of old would have thrown away? I realise chelsea got themselves back into the game but I thought all the lads showed great spirit…maybe it was just a fluke or a one off… or maybe CH is actually a charismatic superstar in the changing room ;)

  15. Well 2 things stood out for me last night:
    1. Shola, against someone who I think is a good defender, and i’m sure a few of yous will have in your dream team, Alex, he reminded us that he can cause a real nightmare. I’m not his biggest fan but last night he reminded us that he still has a big part to play this season.
    2. Team mentality. People have said there is a great atmosphere in the whole squad, not just the first team, and it showed last night. Even though we made 10 changes from Everton the team ethic hadn’t changed, we were closing down, always looking to pass and move and never stopped working for each other.

    Fantastic all round.

  16. Haha – nice1 jake ;)

    I seen some young lads got booted out from behind the goal – for being not so secret toon fans I presume – wasn’t you was it? ;) :lol:

  17. 4-5 first team players played for chelsea and just 1 from us..we made them look like pub players for 70 minutes..we could have been 7 up that is not been deluded..people will come to my way of thinking this league is falling down..yes teams are beating big clubs why is that..the standard of players are not as good as people make out..25 man squad has givin us hope to get up 2 the top half of the table quicker then u think..but all that could change with injuries to are top players..at this minute all top clubs are having major problems in them areas like we had for the past 4-5 years..but nobdy apart from us said anyting

  18. Read a couple of chelsea blogs – and even they went on about shola as the game’s outstanding performer last night – ‘unplayable’ I saw at least once.

    I expect people to come back with ‘enigma, too inconsistent, etc.’ Well here , let me solve the mystery – when he plays – he scores. These days at least.

    I’d feel a lot better if CH could find a place for his intelligent, technical game alongside the power of carroll in forthcoming premier league outings.

    Maybe he’s found his level after all eh lads?

  19. Me and TC fell out over Barton and Shearers tactical nouse. I feel vindicated in trusting that Barton would redeem himself but won’t be smug about it. Just glad for the man and hope he remains on track.

  20. It can be argued that the issue with Shola is the same as Barton, he just hasnt had the fitness to have a decent run of games. Maybe if he can follow Bartons lead in terms of fitness, maybe he can also continue the form on the field.

  21. Also, I cant see Shola playing alongside Carrol, in any formation. They are too similar and its an either / or for me. Maybe Shola should put in a call to the CPS and make sure evidence is found for him to get his chance?!?!

  22. Lace – he’s had a couple of good games and he’s not punched anyone for a few weeks. Well done.

    If he can keep his head down, his nose clean and continue to put in some decent performances on the pitch for the rest of the season then we might be able to start talking about redemption.

  23. Im now certain that Dowd is a closet Mackem, after allowing Bent to equalise a full 15 seconds after the end of extra time last week, this week and he allows cheating chelsea to equalise from the spot, after a textbook dive from Alex. Thankfully it made no difference as justice was served by Jonas and Ameobi, who last night went some way to prove their doubters wrong and get rid of their no end product tags respectively.

    Excellent result and surly to god we will be more fortunate at the draw on sat, it would be impossible to be less fortunate! This is a competition that I think we need to take seriously now as already a few of the big boys are out and it is a real chance of wembely under this team spirit. Nah screw it, Man U away next and we’ll take them out aswell!

    Are you watching sunderland, ‘Im forever blowing bubbles’ haha

  24. Wow! what a result! extremely impressed with Shane Ferguson’s performance. I think he needs to bulk up a little and he’ll be a world class left back/winger!

  25. raffo – I don’t agree they are too similar. Shola likes the ball to feet on the edge of the box, carroll wants to lead the line and feed off crosses. They are both big lads but that’s about it, shola behind carroll makes sense – it’s also the system hughton seems to prefer.
    We have been awesome as a unit in the league – but another goalscorer on the pitch would be useful.

    Ryan taylor – how much does he deserve a crack in the prem games n’all??? I knaa perch is out – this could be taylor’s big chance, he’s more than earned it.

    So happy these days,, pinching myself to be honest,

  26. Dont want to be too down after yesterday of course, but I am still to be convinced by Raylor at RB. I would far rather have Saylor there but thats me.

    I understand what you mean about Shola and Carrol together, look what they said about Shearer and Sir Les, but I think the only person Shola would come in for would be Nolan, or Nolans position which means Benny boy would probably be dropped. I would far rather have the option of Shola/Carrol on the bench to change it around if needs be and of course gives us options, but for me I am happy with the current formation and want to see the team that started against Everton back for Sundays game

  27. So chuffed, like everyone. To make 10 changes and do that to the stand-out top-performing club at their ground is just astonishing, and I honestly don’t think many teams could have done the same.

    Amazing, never-say-die spirit that will now be bolstered going forward into our inevitable losing streaks during the season. Also a demonstration of how we’ve pretty much got two complete teams who can go out there and cause havoc.

    Great times.

  28. lads even if we dont win the cup. but just say the semis where man u arsenal nufc and someother like villa. that would guarantee europe for us next season which brings in better players and hopefully puts on the right track!
    im not holding my breathe cos we all no its arsenal away in the next round!!
    as for stoke, same team who played everton, maybe ryan taylor deserves a shot>?? at rb

  29. Raffo – I agree it’s good to have that option on the bench. But it’s also important to give players the rewards for storming performances in cup games and Raylor and shola have definitely earned their spurs based on the two CC games. I would give shola the nod over nolan for a prem start on sunday – fair’s fair I reckon.

    I am looking forward to seeing arfa play with shola n’all – think shola’s movement deeper than AC could reap the rewards of arfa’s technical intricate game.

    My side for stoke –

    Krul/
    r taylor/colo/williamson/enrique
    tiote
    routledge/barton/arfa
    shola/
    carroll

  30. I loved watching the baldy in the custard cream shirt.
    That is just how i would have reacted. Funny.

    Your side won’t start. Nolan will play. I am not a big fan of him but CH turns to him.

    My two up front would be Carroll and Ranger

  31. yeah – but I think it’s the 4-4-1-1 hangover system from last season.

    My point is always that – nolan justifies his inlcusion at home when we play possession football and press in the final third, with the ball buzzing around the box – when the pitch is stretched and we are looking to play into the channels with pace – nolan is a spectator. There’s no point having carroll win every ball for nolan if he is done for pace time and again.

    BATTY- if perch is back (?) thought his one match suspension was in the prem’ – then hughton will probably recall,,, I just think r taylor deserves a game.

  32. yeah – but I think it’s the 4-4-1-1 hangover system from last season.

    My point is always that – nolan justifies his inlcusion at home when we play possession football and press in the final third, with the ball buzzing around the box – when the pitch is stretched and we are looking to play into the channels with pace – nolan is a spectator. There’s no point having carroll win every ball for nolan if he is done for pace time and again.

    BATTY- if perch is back (?) thought his one match suspension was in the prem’ – then hughton will probably recall,,, I just think r taylor deserves a game.

  33. Another good performance from Krul aswell, couldn’t do anything about the last two and was unlucky with the first one, think Campbell just got in his way a tad. Compared to agent Turnbull ;) tho he was like Van Der Sar and even commanded his wall good aswell. Hope if he’s playing well he doesn’t get kicked to the curb just coz harpers back.

  34. The thing that pleases me most though is that we now appear to have some real strength on the bench for virtually every position if we get an injury a decent player can come on and that is just so valuable at this level.

  35. boater says:
    September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    How exactly does Ryan Taylor ‘deserve’ a game? Cause he has spanked a couple of goals in the cup? When he has played at right back in the past he has been awful! Tell me, if you take his dead balls out of his game what are his best attributes as a defender?

    He doesn’t have any!

    What has Perch done wrong? He has been solid for all the games he has played.

    Really getting up me when people say Perch should be dropped, same mentality would have had Enrique and Collicini out of the club after their first seasons, now look at them.

  36. Several impressions:

    Bruma has the talent, but Sol has the experience and know-how to win games.

    Smitty has gone to school and learned some lessons from Titote.

    Ranger may not be a speedy, crossing winger, but he is a fast freight train, that stays right on the tracks, coming towards goal.

    Shane Ferguson matured about 5 years in this match.

    CH now has “the look” as her manages his troops.

    How long till the referee’s start taking NUFC games seriously?

  37. Raylor didn’t look too good defending last night, especially on the back foot. In all honesty he was fairly lucky to not get a second yellow for his tackle on Van Aanholt on the edge of our box.

    Great goal tho! :)

  38. Am I correct that Ferguson can play both LB and LM? does any one know his favored psoition, or at least where he is best at?

    By the way, where has Tavernier been? was impressed by him in the preseason matches i saw.

  39. What’s with all the ambivalence about the Carling Cup, we haven’t won anything for half a century, we’ve got a good enough team to stay up, we’re not going to Win the league or the champions league this season(!), the FA Cup’s more difficult and we just beat f’ing Chelsea- let’s get bl’dy excited about the Carling Cup. I would’ve said that before last night, definitely now- have people forgotten what Cup football is all about. It’s about nights like last night and lifting some silverware at Wembley- FA Cup or Carling Cup if Nolan’s lifting either in February or June I’ll be going mental. Someone laughed that Sunderland were fielding a strong side, they wouldn’t be laughing if they lifted the thing at a packed Wembley.

    Sorry, just had to get that off my chest with a few comments scattered around the last couple of days.

  40. budalovesa patsy says:
    September 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I loved watching the baldy in the custard cream shirt.
    That is just how i would have reacted. Funny.

    That’s my mate – he was hugging and kissing everyone! :lol:

  41. Boater – I would happily drop Nolan but for Guthrie or jonas who I both think offer alot more. However, I am an advocate of if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The team that beat everton should be starting on Sunday, perch included. The understanding between the team still needs to build and tiote and arfa made a bug difference

  42. Watched the MOTD highlights a few time and have been wanting to add my twopennorth but have had social and family committments to contend with.
    Anyway I think most of what can be said has been but from what I saw of the game a few things sprang to mind.
    I thought the body language when they walked onto the pitch had a positive look as if they were expecting a good result, CH influence?
    Shola’s game was reminiscent of old bendy legs at his best, defence just couldn’t handle him, his first goal was sublime, worthy of any superstar striker.
    Should Bruma have had a red card, goal chance/last player?
    Raylor (just from the highlights) looked a liability apart from his (great) goal. Most of their threat come from the right side and he wasn’t good enough to handle it,should probably have been sent off as well.
    I think it might be worth while someone checking out the refs changing room before each game as there just might be a mackem mickeyfinning the ref and taking his place!! :)
    ManU and Arsenal next two CC games, might as well do it the hard way and play Northampton in the final. ;)

  43. batty the bookie – what odds could i have had about boater coming on here today creaming over shola ?? – does he not know there were 11 heros last neet m8.

  44. IMO although Shirley was MOTM yesterday you tend to get one good, one bad and one indifferent performance from him and it’s those two that cause his detractors to label him a donkey etc

    I’d be happy for him to take AC’s place after 60-70 minutes or work with players nearer to him as he’s not an out and out, old style centre forward. The key to modern day offensive units is pace and we dont have a great deal of it so placing AC and Shirley in the same team does have its drawbacks.

    As for boater’s team selection

    Krul/
    r taylor/colo/williamson/enrique
    tiote
    routledge/barton/arfa
    shola/
    carroll

    I’d much prefer HBA to play instead of Routledge and switch Jonas to the right side which is where he came from originally.

  45. Let’s face it – we now have so many good options out there in almost every position that it’s just as well we’ve got CH in place to make the calls. Wonderful times.

    Really glad Shola reminded us of what he can do. That first goal was inch-perfect and if it’d been Torres everyone would have said it proves his genius. Watching him go at a defence is like watching a B movie entitled “attack of the rabid bagpipes” but hey – whatever works. ;)

  46. Whumpie says:

    Watching him go at a defence is like watching a B movie entitled “attack of the rabid bagpipes” but hey – whatever works.

    Haha too right. Was a brilliant goal though, you could almost see Alex thinking “I wonder who he’s going to pass t…oh.”

  47. Whumpie says:
    September 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    “Let’s face it – we now have so many good options out there in almost every position that it’s just as well we’ve got CH in place t make the calls”

    8O

    Jeeesus christ man. Things are good at the minute aye, at the minute. Tis only September remember. Nowt like keeping your feet on the ground aye? :roll:

  48. Hi Roy, lifes ok, looking forward to ten days of Menorca sunshine beggining of October. Apartment is supposed to have freeview tv so hopefully won’t miss much of the footie.

  49. toonsy – agreed. Still its better than the fella on this morning who said he was “really disappointed” with Hughton and that “he nearly messed it all up”. Christ, and I thought Stu was negative! :lol: ;)

  50. toonsy says:
    September 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Jeeesus christ man. Things are good at the minute aye, at the minute. Tis only September remember. Nowt like keeping your feet on the ground aye? :roll:

    Tis a good job we’ve got you writing the blogs and reminding us to chill Toonsy, or half of us would think we’d won the title ;)

  51. I said last season that the penny had dropped with Shola. He’s spent his whole career in the shadow of Shearer, Owen, Martins, Viduka and last season he thought he was No1 for the first time and hey, it’s now time to score some goals. He’s scored some real crackers! Anyone know his goal ratio – games played/goals in the last two seasons?

  52. Did anybody else notice that in each of the cup ties played last night, the team that opened the scoring ended up losing. I wonder what sort of odds you wouldve got on that.

  53. toonsy

    A hard job no doubt :)
    So hard not to say that its almost a dream start for us…but I’ll restrain myself..for a few weeks at least ;)

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