Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Newcastle Utd 2 Everton 0

Newcastle Utd 2 Everton 0

NEWCASTLE UTD: Given, Ramage, Boumsong, Elliott, Babayaro, Solano,Parker, Emre (Clark 79), N'Zogbia (Pattison 90), Bowyer, Ameobi.
Subs Not Used: Harper, Faye, Chopra.

EVERTON: Westerveld, Yobo, Stubbs, Weir, Nuno Valente, Osman,Arteta, Cahill (Carsley 74), Davies, Kilbane (McFadden 68),Beattie.
Subs Not Used: Ruddy, Naysmith, Vidarsson.


Last Wednesday Nobby Solano took Shola Ameobi to one side and showed him how to head a ball when the lone striker missed a sitter. The goal was gaping and Shola headed over from four yards, and the little Peruvian gave him a lecture 'head the ball down!'

On Saturday Nobby gave the fella another lesson in finishing with two superb goals. He slid a Charles N'Zogbia's cross past Westerveld on 64th-minutes, and then produced the sort of finish Henry or van Nistelrooy would have been hard pushed to better. A stunning curled finish 14 minutes from time to take his goal tally for the season to five.

However the visitors could have dented Glenn Roeder's amazing run of matches had it not been for Turkish midfielder Emre, who twice had to clear David Weir headers off the line before the break. But don't take anything from the Magpies, who were good value for their victory as they kept a fourth clean sheet under former defender Roeder.

No Shearer, and Emre was again asked to provide the support to lone striker Ameobi but, with his goal-line clearances, it shows how much ground he covers. Twice the former Inter Milan star hacked Weir headers off the line as a makeshift Newcastle defence, which was coping reasonably well in open play, lost their bearings from Mikel Arteta's corners.

Newcastle's best chance came in first-half injury-time when N'Zogbia escaped from Joseph Yobo on the left and squared for Solano, whose shot was palmed away by loan signing Sander Westerveld in the Everton goal.

Elliott had to block a Tim Cahill shot after Celestine Babayaro had neglected his defensive duties, but the breakthrough finally came at the other end with 64 minutes gone. Emre did well on the left to hold the ball up and the lay it into N'Zogbia's path, and the Frenchman cut into the box before delivering the perfect low cross for Solano to slide home the opener from close range.

United killed off any Everton resurgence with 14 minutes remaining when Bowyer rolled the ball into Solano's path and the South American curled a shot beyond Arteta with the outside of his right foot. It really was an amazing finish.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Sunday February 26 2006
Time: 1:49PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Forest For The Trees - Benitez

Manager Rafa Benitez and Ciaran Clark have been speaking about the Friday evening clash with Nottingham Forest.

Darlow In Team Of The Week (6/12/16)

Newcastle United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow78%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles8%
Clark2%
Dummett0%
Hayden4%
Shelvey4%
Ritchie0%
Perez0%
Gouffran0%
Gayle2%
Sub - Anita0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Mitrovic2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mcnamee6718
2.Toon_NoMatterWot16
3.keggy_keagal8
4.billybobcat8
5.The Owl5
6.officemonkey4
7.PieMag3
8.Finn_the_Dog3
9.North Yorkshire Mag2
10.Neppos2
The Vital Football Members League