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Newcastle Utd 3 Spurs 1

Newcastle Utd 3 Spurs 1

NEWCASTLE UTD: Given, Carr, Ramage, Moore, Elliott,Solano (Faye 80), Bowyer, Emre (Clark 63),N'Zogbia (Chopra 90), Shearer, Ameobi.

Subs Not Used: Harper, Boumsong.

TOTTENHAM: Robinson, Kelly, Dawson, Gardner, Lee, Jenas,Carrick, Davids (Murphy 88), Lennon (Defoe 70), Keane, Mido.

Subs Not Used: Cerny, Stalteri, Huddlestone.

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Jermaine Jenas always had his head up his arse when he was a Newcastle player. Even his demands, as an 18-year old, when he told Sir Bobby Robson 'I'll only join you if you guarantee me first team football' had other managers closing their cheque books. Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal were also in the hunt for the then Nottingham Forest youngster, but all three wouldn't take a chance.

So perhaps we should give Sir Bobby a pat on the back for seeing something others wouldn't take a chance on, and making us a small profit. But if ever there was a player you would gladly kick in the balls - JJ (as he liked to call himself) was/is that player.

He arrived back at St James' Park with a point to prove, although I'm not sure what that point was. 'I'm playing for a bigger club now', 'We are heading towards Europe - you're not', or who knows what.

Whatever it was, he wasn't allowed to flash the T-shirt. His one moment - he blew - and boy did the Toon fans laugh their socks off. Robbie Elliott's attempt to head a long ball away from the danger area succeeded only in directing it into the feet of former team-mate Jenas. The England international rounded Given easily, but with the goal at his mercy, sliced his left-foot shot into the side-netting, much to the amusement of the home fans.

The chants flowed free and fast: '3-1 to the Goldfish Bowl' was probably the best of them. And that was the highlight of a match that brought the pride back to the region, beating the Cockney highflyers so convincingly.

Lee Bowyer fired the Magpies in front with just a minute and six seconds gone. The ex-Leeds player, who might have left the club in January but this week pledged his continued allegiance, opened the scoring with his first Premiership goal of the season and his first in any competition since last July. It came from a flowing move involving Charles N'Zogbia, Shearer and Nolberto Solano which set the tone for a thrilling display.

Robbie Keane headed the visitors back level after 19 minutes, applying the finish after Aaron Lennon had comprehensively beaten former Tottenham full-back Stephen Carr.

Ameobi's 25th-minute strike restored their lead, and there was more to come when Bowyer, who had earlier had appeals for a penalty turned down, was inexplicably shoved to the ground by Edgar Davids after Shearer and Solano had carved Tottenham open once again.

Shearer hammered the penalty past Paul Robinson to give his side a deserved 3-1 lead, and had he not earlier missed from the kind of headed opportunity upon which he has built his career, Roeder's men could have been out of sight.

Keane clipped the outside of the post with a 59th-minute effort, but his side were dealt a blow two minutes later when Dawson, who had been booked before the break for a foul on Emre, picked up a second yellow card for a tug on Shearer's shirt and was dismissed.

Had it not been for Robinson's agility, Ramage would have wrapped up the points with a 63rd-minute header, and although Keane and substitute Jermain Defoe both wasted good opportunities as time ran down, the hard work had already been done.


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Date:Sunday April 2 2006
Time: 3:10PM

Comments

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Well done Toon. Nice to see Spurs show their true colours!!
Rocky7
02/04/2006 16:11:00
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A great win for the lads! Spurs for the Chamions League? Your havin a laygh!
www.nufconline.co.nr
02/04/2006 16:27:00
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COYS top 5 all season !
eurospur
02/04/2006 16:27:00
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You're gonna win ***** all again this season ! Newcastle the best fans in England ? YOU'RE HAVING A LAUGH
eurospur
02/04/2006 16:28:00
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newcastle are about 10 yrs behind spurs so u mugs can shut up, with ur joke of a team. newcastle, premier league ur havin a laugh!?!
elmo85
02/04/2006 23:11:00
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