Highlights now updated to extended 13 minute version.
The game started off as a fairly scrappy affair in the first half. Newcastle gradually appeared to achieve some dominance in the game however, with Barton floating in some good crosses and corners into the box. After around 50 minutes, a great Barton corner found the head of Shola Ameobi, Shola’s header found the boot of an ever opportunistic Kevin Nolan for a real poacher’s effort.
Despite what should have been a fairly desrved victory for the Magpies, events were somewhat marred (for us lot, anyway) by a goal in the third minute of injury time by Asamoah Gyan, as a shot by Sunderland’s Bardsley is palmed away by Newcastle goal keeper, Steve Harper, and Gyan picks up the sloppy seconds for a looping shot into the top corner of the goal.
Very disappointing after a decent game for the lads, but at least it wasn’t a loss.
Please stay tuned for a much longer match report later.