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Newcastle United vs Southampton extended match highlights and post match interviews

Posted on February 24th, 2013 | 54 Comments |

Match of the Day highlights from the game between Newcastle United and Southampton from St James’ Park.

As the extended MotD highlights posted previously on here have all been taken down now, here is a link to the whole Match of the Day show if you still haven’t seen it yet. The Toon / Saints game is on first.

Newcastle United vs Southampton full match video and interviews.

Post match interviews.

Alan Pardew’s full post match interview.

Mauricio Pochettino’s full post match interview (opens in new window).

Score / Goalscorers.

Newcastle United 4 (Sissoko 33, Cisse 42, Cabaye (Pen) 67, Hooiveld OG 79), Southampton 2 (Schneiderlin 3, Lambert 50).

Teams / Match facts.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot (G), Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 45+1), Davide Santon, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye (James Perch 77), Jonas Gutierrez, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran (Vurnon Anita 87), Papiss Cisse.

Subs: Jak Alnwick (G), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, James Perch, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi.

Southampton (4-3-2-1): Artur Boruc (G), Nathaniel Clyne, Maya Yoshida, Jos Hooiveld, Luke Shaw (Danny Fox 57), Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork, Steven Davis (Gaston Ramirez 65), Jay Rodriguez (Jason Puncheon 81), Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana (C)

Subs: Kelvin Davies (G), Jose Fonte, Gaston Ramirez, Danny Fox, James Ward-Prowse, Emmanuel Mayuka, Jason Puncheon.

Yellow cards: Jay Rodriguez (25), Luke Shaw (41), Maya Yoshida (74), Gaston Ramirez (85).

Red cards: None.

Referee: Chris Foy (Meeerseyside).

Attendance: TBC.

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54 Responses

  1. we are above sunderland again thats the main thing! could be 13 tommorow if spurs beat westham. villa, chelsea, southampton all good wins. queens park rangers will get relegated and remy will be sold to us on the cheap!

  2. dont want remy,if im honest even on a free if we went for him it would make
    us look pathetic,we have a good squad now, main priority this summer keep players we have got,if any are tempted by the bright lights replace them, sign Bony early in may close for business end of june, champions of the premier league next year.
    not gonna happen but we cab all dream

  3. sammy d says:
    February 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    “Worky people are starting to thik you have a crush o the POD”

    That’s just Chuck’s nonsense, Sammy. To people who watched him play on the 80s and 90s he really was a special player though.

  4. watched him myself many a time and you cant argue with what he has done as a manager this season but i dont thimk he will get manager of the season like wor alaine got last year

  5. Not a bad game to watchand one we deserved to win.

    I was right in believing he woul’nt leave out our two Argentino’s, i pcked the same side but wanted to rest Collo and Jonas for HBA and Yanga-M’biwa.

    As it turned out Colo prior to his going off, had a better game than his sub, who obviously needs more game time.

    It’s also nice to have Haidara avialable to fill in as a full back.

    Thought both Sissoko and Gouffran looked really good and hope thats the end of Cisse’s drought, spectacular volley.

    As i stated before would rather see HBA out there than Jonas and if not HBA, then Marveaux.

    Nice to have the luxury of choice and not before time.
    Pardew must be reading my mail, as i have been bitching about his tactics.

    With the present pace we have, we should be using a lot of fast breakout plays and we saw the begining of that to-day, with what some may describe as long ball plays.
    But theres hoofball and well directed long balls, which are essential for a fast break.

    The other tactical move was like Southampton we held a high line up front, making them either work hard to move out of their own end or hoof it out.

    Of course they used a high front line also and i noticed we hoofed it a lot more than they did.
    Something to work on.

    As for the other beef i had, set pieces, not great, the only difference was a bit of variety, really needs improvement.

    I can see where the side once the familiarize themselves with the league and each other, the talent is there, to do some damage in the EPL.

    But thats probably gonna be next season, where hopefully we can dump a few and bring in a couple of new faces to compliment a good side in the making.

    Got no beefs with any of the side to-day, most played well and it was a relief when Pardew decided not to park the bus, though when he brought Perch on, i thought he might.

    I kinda consider parking the bus and hoofing it , like a boxer who on being told halfway through the figh, he’s won every round so far, decides not to try and knock his
    opponent out and mainly concentrate on defending himself.

    Have to check out the standings.

  6. Worky sez
    Thats just Chucks nonsense ?
    C’mon Worky !
    I mean what has being a great player got to do with managing.
    Gazza was a great player, so was Shearer…..
    Face it you still maintain those romantic notions about the game in the past and those who were your hero’s.
    And why not ?

  7. <<<<<<<<< was quite impressed with elliots distribution meself any1 see that throw he did went about 50 yards straight to the dudes feet

  8. Chuck, my right coast Toon friend, you had this one down as a “gauge” match for Pardew and his new side. Where is the gauge? It sure has to be above half-full based on today’s outing and restraining those rampant Saints in the first half, n’est ce pas? (Since it’s French day, apparantly.)

  9. Agreed Toonarmylite – thought Elliot had a very good game, calming many fears. One heck of a throw, good distribution, and an assist!

  10. <<<<<<, calmed mosted of the fears i had that throw was awesome seen keepers that cant kick it that far lol

  11. Paul

    Where’ the guage.
    The build up to the game was a bit over the top.
    As it turned out both of their goals came, from frantic starts in each period, that caught us hardly out of the starting blocks.
    Another problem we have had lately, slow starts.
    But i believe quality came through, we had the better players and the better of the play.
    Both sides played a high line, but our fast breaks were more dangerous than their slower buildups, giving our defenders more time.
    They are not a bad side, but not great, though the game could have actually gone either way.
    Appears our recent additions are beginning to deal better with both a different style of football and on reaching an understanding.
    The fact we are beginning to take advantage of using our pace in fast break situations, was a pleasant surprise.
    Hopefully Tiote can learn to pass like Cabaye, as the break should play a major role in our strategy.
    But hell what do i know about anything.

  12. What we have to remember here is not to get too carried away with our last two wins and begin believing we are just gonna march right up the league.
    Because both games could just as easy have gone the other way.
    I mean who’d a thunk Norwich would beat Everton, so theres no gimme games, every win will be a tough one.

  13. <<<<<<<<<, sees arsenal are sniffing round cabeye with what can only be called a laughable 15 mil offer

  14. Both thier goals came from Steven Taylor mistakes, seems he was still asleep for both – worst player by a mike yesterday and looks unfit – think we should start with Mbiwa and Collo as first choice CB pairing
    Overall a good and deserved win, Taylor needs to get his arse into gear from the whistle either that or he’s becoming the new Titus bramble

  15. “The discipline can still come unstuck, leaving yawning chasms of space behind what is invariably a very high defensive line which can be exploited if Pardew plays his cards right.

    Here’s hoping anyway!”

    Pretty much what happened yesterday, not that I’m one to blow my own trumpet or anything like that. :-)

  16. TOONARMYELITE says:
    February 25, 2013 at 4:17 am

    “<<<<<<<<<< thinks the arsenal boss is on the old crack pipe meself lol" Toon, maybe you're the one whose been on the crack pipe? You're believing the Daily Express! ;-)

  17. <<<<<<<<<< loves the way peeps just say its only this paper or that paper every paper gets something right in the end and brushing it under the rug would be very stupid

  18. TOONARMYELITE says:
    February 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    “<<<<<<<<<< loves the way peeps just say its only this paper or that paper every paper gets something right in the end" Aye Toon, they were saying it January when the transfer window was actually open, they were saying it in the Summer before that when the transfer window was open too. Eventually, they may well be right, but the transfer window isn't even open at the moment.

  19. Armylite
    Well yes, a defensive midfielders job is partially to break up plays, but to have a player in that role who cant then either carry the ball forward or find the right pass, is a waste.
    I could list a litany of midfielders from Bremner through Kean to Michael Essien, who was Tiote’s supposed role model, who could not only tackle but pick out the perfect pass or carry the ball and who all got their goals.
    Tiote does one thing, wins the ball and dumps it to the nearest guy in a black and white strip.
    He’s got less than five goals since he’s been here and has to learn not to send every guy tackled into the stands, as his collection of cards is a liability.
    Look i dont understand what the coaching staff are doing, but he has to learn, to look for the pass and sometimes just redirect an attacking player, instead of trying to put him in the hospital.
    There were lots of rumors of him being headhunted after his first season, but as he’s limited in what he does, i dont recall anyone putting in a bid.
    Plus there’s young Bigirigama, who can play in this league and has been impressive for a teenager, possibly the future DM, which could be soon enough.

  20. chuck, dead right, although it’s another three points, we are laughable in defence, giving a poor goal away after 3 minutes, was a disgrace.

    we manage to get ourselves in front, and still let them back in.
    okay, you can take the positives, but in reality, we had to score four goals, to beat a newly promoted team, at home!

    i cannot be bothered to write too much on the subject, as apathy is starting to set in atm, for all things newcastle utd.

    this french day, what a complete farce, and an embarrassment.
    when we signed collicini and jonas, did we have an argentine day?, did we f**k!
    ashley and llambias must be laughing their bollox off, at the level of stupidity of some of our fans.
    they go out and probably buy a job lot of berets and tricolores, for a quid apiece, and a section of our soppy fans are probably handing over a tenner, for the privelege.
    the whole thing at newcastle is becoming “mickey mouse”, and of course the silver tody, had to get in on the act, citing the french day, having a galvanising effect on the morale of the club, fans, players etc.
    newcastle fans dont need gimmicks, or have to be cajoled, or manipulated into supporting their team.
    i am sick and tired of being patronised, i’m sick of pardew’s fake flattery, and all round smarmy attempts, to try and ingratiate himself with the locals, it’s just cringeworthy.
    apparently derek llambias was dressed as marcel marceau, which is fitting, because he never says anything either.

  21. I see rumor has it that our midfield general Cabaye, has impressed some of the wealthier clubs, like Man. U. and Arsenal.
    No doubt both could use his talents and would be a perfect fit, for either.
    Offers from fifteen to twenty million have been mentioned, personally i believe we could get somewhere between the two figures.
    Which i believe would be difficult for Ashley to refuse.
    That’s the problem that will come with a bit of success, there will also be interest IMO, in some of our recent signings, especially Sissoko and Gouffran, not to mention HBA.
    Will that mean we will sell and rebuild, or continue strengthening the side, in order to have a top competitive side, or is Ashley only interested in a top ten, that will be an earner for him , with the new riches expected for EPL sides over the next three years.
    We shal see!

  22. JOE

    I know what you mean and as i was watching the game, could’nt help but notice all the “in your face” Sports Direct cheapass signs still everywhere.
    Free advertising, gimmicks, these people have only one thing in mind, extract as much of your dosh as they can lay their hands on.
    Is what it is, face it they will never be respected, but obviously they dont care, why should we ?

  23. joe hawkins says:
    February 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    “we manage to get ourselves in front, and still let them back in.
    okay, you can take the positives, but in reality, we had to score four goals, to beat a newly promoted team, at home!”

    I wouldn’t put it was quite like that Joe. When they scored after three minutes, that was what I was the kind of thing I was eulogising about in my piece about Pochettino before the game.

    However our goals were scored because Pochettino’s method takes time to work and some of his players were sloppy yesterday. His method is so different and so demanding that it takes time to work, which is another aspect of the risk Southampton took in sacking Adkins and bringing him in. Though it worked against Man City, it’s still early for them and they will be erratic from game to game. As I wrote:

    “they could be brittle until they are a well oiled machine who are well used to Pochettino’s rather radical method. The discipline can still come unstuck, leaving yawning chasms of space behind what is invariably a very high defensive line which can be exploited if Pardew plays his cards right.”

    Well they were brittle and we got them round the back via the flanks. Fairplay to the lads, and even twatface for taking my advice! :-)

  24. joe hawkins says:
    February 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    “i cannot be bothered to write too much on the subject, as apathy is starting to set in atm, for all things newcastle utd.

    this french day, what a complete farce, and an embarrassment.
    when we signed collicini and jonas, did we have an argentine day?, did we f**k!
    ashley and llambias must be laughing their bollox off, at the level of stupidity of some of our fans.
    they go out and probably buy a job lot of berets and tricolores, for a quid apiece, and a section of our soppy fans are probably handing over a tenner, for the privelege.
    the whole thing at newcastle is becoming “mickey mouse”, and of course the silver tody, had to get in on the act, citing the french day, having a galvanising effect on the morale of the club, fans, players etc.
    newcastle fans dont need gimmicks, or have to be cajoled, or manipulated into supporting their team.
    i am sick and tired of being patronised, i’m sick of pardew’s fake flattery, and all round smarmy attempts, to try and ingratiate himself with the locals, it’s just cringeworthy.
    apparently derek llambias was dressed as marcel marceau, which is fitting, because he never says anything either.”

    I couldn’t agree more, thats’s the best comment I’ve read in a while. I don’t recognise Newcastle United anymore and after decades of supporting the club through thick and thin, sometimes I don’t even know why I do it now. It’s been totally desecrated and turned into a pile of shit by a cheap and nasty huckster. But wait until Wonga roll up with their half time entertainments, not to mention their local “hands on” work with the local poor through the Newcastle United Foundation. Why would Wonga want to give the local poor advice on how to manage their finances?

    Have all those signs not given anyone a fit yet? It’s like staring at the fascia of a fruit machine as it flashes on and off for a whole game. They’re absolutely vile.

  25. I hope all the talk about Cabaye is false(as it usually is), as I believe it’s evident Cabaye is by far our most important player when he’s fit. We have no one else in the squad like him to link up play and distribute the ball around the pitch. I know this is probably stating the obvious but as soon as he was healthy we started playing much better, albeit he had a bit of help from the new signings as well after a game or two.

    But watching him play is absolutely enjoyable, similar to watching Pirlo on his day(Not that I am saying Cabaye is necessarily on Pirlo’s level, although he can’t be too far behind.) Would be very disheartening to see him leave.

  26. Geordies whinge about being stereotyped, yet they wear berets and breton jumpers, don false moustaches, carry onions and garlic around their neck and make up shite in crap “Franglais” for a so called “French Day.” I don’t get it? What would Geordies think if the France decided to have a “Geordie Day” for some bizarre reason and they all blacked up their faces, carried Geordie lamps and whippets around all day and kept saying stuff like “Whoyeee men” and “howee the leds” without having a f*cking clue about what they were gannin’ on about?

  27. hoosiertoon says:
    February 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    “I know this is probably stating the obvious but as soon as he was healthy we started playing much better, albeit he had a bit of help from the new signings as well after a game or two.”

    Yes hoosiertoon, Cabaye is a very good player but I think our recent better results have been about far more than that. You seem to have forgotten that Cabaye played in many games earlier in the season where we were absolutely dire and hopeless. As good as he is, it’s been more to do with a change in our style of play, and of course, the influx of new players has helped too.

    Until we changed our style, Cabaye was the biggest long ball culprit in the whole of the outfield. Pardew’s shit tactics wouldn’t allow him to play his proper game, and for much of the time he was reduced to lauching mortar rounds vaguely in the direction of Demba Ba.

  28. @ worky it is true that due to tactics being forced upon him by Pardew, he wasn’t nearly as effective as last season. My point was if we play the style we should have been playing all along (actual halfway entertaining football), Cabaye is by far our most important player. It was noticeable when he was absent how poor our passing was in midfield, mostly because he is literally our only player of his style in our squad.

    Interesting stat for you: With Cabaye fit and in the team(prem league only) we have won 51% of the points available. When he went down and was out? We earned 19% of the points available. While there are certainly more factors that could explain this(tough matches, other injuries/player loses, etc.) I think it is certainly something to look at.

    I would fear greatly for this team if we were to lose him. I would struggle to name anyone better in our squad at what they do, or more vital to our team. We simply are a completely different team with him in the squad then out.

  29. H’mmm !
    Seems everyone is on the same page, in regards to Cabaye.
    I had often in the past described as to what our basic need was, actually a midfield general.
    Someone who can both direct the way we both determine how to defend and attack.
    Direct operations.
    In Cabaye we have such a player.
    He is capeable of putting his foot in or directing the killer pass.
    It’s no wonder the wealthier clubs are showing interest.
    If Collo. goes?
    Theres only one candidate for the captains role.
    But can we hold on to him, is the question ?
    Will he stay or will he go ?

  30. Chuck, I suspect the answer to that question lies in how well we do in the run in. Clearly we’ve buggered the league this season, and both domestic cups. We still have Europe, however, and with decent depth and no other distractions maybe we’ll have a go. We can’t be lackadaisical in the league, but it seems unlikely at this point that we’ll go down. However, other than prestige, what’s the Europa cup actually worth? I’m not terribly familiar with the stakes. If we could go on a decent run, we could easily climb a few more places in the league, but it starts to be a big ask after that. That’s probably worth a few million quid though. Will be interesting… hell, it’s always interesting at NUFC.

  31. “However, other than prestige, what’s the Europa cup actually worth?”

    Tripp, your question about how much you can win in the Europa League is very complicated. There’s all kinds if things to do with “market pools” and so forth. Sometimes, teams that actually win it can make less than those who didn’t even get to the final. If you want it very roughly though, the most a club can make from it in a perfect world is around £10 millionish I seem to recall. I worked it all out years back but it’s gone.

    The prize for winning the final is €5,000,000.

  32. Worky @39: it is a harmless bit of fun. Berets, Breton and onions could in no way be construed as offensive to anyone. You are being too PC, this is one stereotype that is pretty harmless.

    Don’t get on a highhorse about all stereotypes being the same, because they are not.

  33. Maybe, just maybe, Pardew has learned something. He is playing Jonas on the right as cover for Debuchy. And Goufran seems to complement Santon as he is fast to track back when Santon goes on one of his extended breaks upfield.

    Even though I don’t trust Pardew, there is nothing I would like better than for him to succeed because I want to support a good team.

    We didn’t give up on Sunday and we weathered a few storms which is a welcome change. Who knows, we might even score from a corner next week :)

    Also, judging by that one game, Elliot actually hoofs it to one of our players. With Krul it is always 5 yards over the half way line where it is easy for the centre backs to get.

    I am not saying replace Krul, I am saying he might learn something from Elliot.

  34. Pardew seems to do OK when he leaves it to the players and doesn’t overthink tactics and substitutions (although he did try on Sunday when he brought on Perch).

    The team almost picks itself now. We have 3 good centre backs and the only problem is who to leave out.

    Whatever the Chuckmeister says, Tiote is an asset. Batty used to do the same thing. And there is not much fall off if little Vern is in there.

    The problem might be that Pardew might be reluctant to swap Jonas for Ben Arfa. Jonas seems to have perked up but he isn’t Ben Arfa. Hopefully, we will play Ben Arfa for 70 minutes and then bring on Jonas to satisfy Pardew’s need to prove he is a tactical genius and stroke his ego.

    I am much more optimistic after a few wins. We always had good players. Now we have better players.

    Even Pardew might not be able to f*ck this up.

  35. GS says:
    February 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    “Whatever the Chuckmeister says, Tiote is an asset. Batty used to do the same thing. And there is not much fall off if little Vern is in there.”

    But when Keegan tried to shoehorn Batty into the team, that’s when the League title started to slip away from us.

  36. Yeah, and we are a long way away from league title now. Still in a relegation fight when a battler like Tiote might help.

  37. GS, I really don’t think we’ll get relegated. However on that subject, I think it’s a shame that we don’t have Aston Villa as the last game of the season at St James’ Park after all those banners they made for us when we got relegated. That would be funny.

  38. To compare Batty with Tiote, is doing Batty a dis-service.
    Batty was a much better player, able to do more than be physical, could tacckle hard sure, but could also both pass the ball and get the occasional goal.
    Whereas Tiote is for the most part no more than a ball winner, who needs to further his passing and other skills.
    Obviously something our coaches have to now ignored.

  39. Chuck: El Clasico is on BEIN in 15 minutes. In the meantime they have put some eye candy chick presenter on. Learning from Fox?

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