Stunner at The Gunners! Arsenal 0-1 Newcastle.

Posted on November 7th, 2010 | 95 Comments |

Carroll does the business again.
Carroll does the business again.
Newcastle capped a fantastic eight days of football as they notched up their third win on the spin at The Emirates this afternoon.

Not many people gave us a chance of getting any kind of result against Arsenal, including me to be fair, but yet again Chris Hughton managed his men to a defiant , only this time it was away at a top-four ground.

The chant of old used to go along the lines of ‘one-nil, to the Arsenal’, but not today as Newcastle shut Arsenal down and stopped them playing. To a man they were excellent, and to me this result ranks above some of the other stunners that we have pulled off already this season. Joey Barton said in his post-match interview on Sky that Newcastle had ruined a few betting coupons so far this season, which is true as we now boast exactly the same away league record as Chelsea, which is the best in the league I hasten to add.

Newcastle named an unchanged side for the third game in a row, which meant that Chris Hughton remained positive in his approach to the game when many had predicted that he may adopt a more defensive approach.

Newcastle started off brightly enough without being too much of a threat to the Arsenal goal. We outpassed and outplayed them for the first fifteen or so minutes with Andy Carroll, the focus of so much pre-match attention for a number of reasons, again being a thorn in the side of the opposition defence.

Arsenal came back into the match and started to look threatening, but credit to Newcastle, they stuck to their task and restricted Arsenal to only a handful of half chances, with the best chance coming through Theo Walcott who thumped his shot against the bar from eight-yards out.

Minutes later it was Arsenal who again came close to breaking the deadlock, but Tim Krul was on hand to save superbly from a first-time Samir Nasri shot that looked to be heading towards the top corner of the net. Tim Krul palmed it away with one hand to deny the Frenchman.

With the game looking like it was drifting towards a half-time score of 0-0, Newcastle, who hadn’t registered a shot at goal in the first-half, struck the first blow. Joey Barton, a source of so many assists in recent weeks, swung in a free-kick that coaxed the Arsenal goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski, out of his goal only for Carroll to get the better of him and loop a header into an unguarded net. 1-0 to Newcastle.

A second-half onslaught was expected from Arsenal, but it never really materialised. For all of Arsenal’s possesion they still failed to create many chances and Newcastle stuck to their task tremendously well.

Arsenal brought on Andrei Arshavin, Robin van Persie and Niklas Bendtner in attempt to freshen their side up, but it never really worked depsite Arsenal putting us under a bit of pressure.

Nile Ranger replaced Shola Ameobi, who had again been excellent and worked hard for the team, late on in the game, and it was Ranger who figured in the final act of the match.

Ranger hustled the ball from Arsenal defender, Laurent Koscielny and was clean through on goal, but the Arsenal defender pulled him back and conceded the foul. With Koscielny being the last man and Ranger through on goal there was only ever going to be one outcome as soon as the free-kick was given and the French defender saw red for the challenge.

The match finished 1-0 to Newcastle and secured an unlikely three points for the Geordie Boys. It was a team peformance out there from the lads in black and white today, and every one of them can feel justifiably proud as they head back home.

Howay the lads!

Arsenal – Lukasz Fabianski, Bacary Sagna, Sebastien Squillacci, Laurent Koscielny, Gael Clichy, Alexandre Song, Cesc Fabregas, Jack Wilshere, Samir Nasri, Theo Walcott, Maraouane Chamakh

Subs – Robin Van Persie, Emannuel Eboue, Andrei Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner.

Newcastle – Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Joey Barton, Cheick Tiote, Kevin Nolan, Jonas Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi, Andy Carroll.

Subs – Ole Soderberg, Steven Taylor, Sol Campbell, Alan Smith, Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands, Wayne Routledge.

Goals – Andy Carroll (45).

Referee – Mike Dean.

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95 Responses

  1. Now if we start improving on our Home Form,i might be in for a shock position come season ends. 8O

  2. DJG says:
    November 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    “I think we may have found our best side.”

    Best side for what, DJG? Every game is a different challenge.

  3. Hope the victory today puts another two thousand on the gate on wednesday the players deserve it.Let’s have a crackling atmosphere against big fat sam and his boring football

  4. Was this another one of those ‘flukes’ i keep hearing about because they seem to happen quite a lot?

  5. AngelOfDeath says:
    November 7, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    Now if we start improving on our Home Form,i might be in for a shock position come season ends<<<< i thought we already had 4 points oot of the last 2 home games

  6. @Toon_Factor:

    I must say this team loves to break record,don’t they? ;)

    And a first-ever three point haul from the Emirates would see Chris Hughton’s side record three consecutive top-flight successes for the first time since April 2008.

    It would also propel United into a Champions League spot for at least half an hour after Saturday’s results left us ninth in the table, three points behind Manchester City in fourth spot.

    It’s ten games since we last beat the Gunners in either league or cup, when Nobby Solano’s goal did the trick in a Premier League fixture at SJP in December 2005.

    Since then we’ve drawn two and lost seven, with last week’s League Cup reverse meaning that we’ve been beaten in each of the last five meetings.

  7. Three wins on the bounce and should be four on Wednesday when fat Sam comes to Toon.

    Top Ten finish?

  8. I was at the game. Arsenal may have had all the ball but the tactical battle was won by us on the day. We are witnessing something very special in the making, make no mistake about it. Chris Hughton, I love you.

  9. workyticket says:
    November 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    DJG says:
    November 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    “I think we may have found our best side.”

    Best side for what, DJG? Every game is a different challenge.

    Best side for winning football matches my dear Watson.

  10. Hooters tactically outclassed wenger today I feel, we held the ball well, frustrated them and it showed, think we are one of the only teams to win there without kicking the shit out of them. Nevermind the team, hooters is improving all the time as well.

  11. Another massive team performance!! Unbelievable stuff! I can’t remember the last time we beat Arsenal in their own turf (first time at The Emirates too). Chris Hughton is doing tremendously well with the squad. He gets the best out of what he has and when he adds players he knows where to find the right ones. I think Danny Simpson played really well today and blocked a goal bound effort to keep the score in our favour. Williamson again very solid beside the rock that is Coloccini. Carroll had another great game and so did every other player to be honest. Great team spirit and performances every game these days and it’s all thanks to Chris Hughton.

  12. what a result what a performance just amazing watched the game here early morning in nyc some guy asked me if we r arsenal we played defensively as well as any top 4team could amazing to see the same team play last week attacking fb this week defensife fb and i think its time to ask the notw to come out with some story on tuesday before next game to motivate us ahead TOON TOON BLACK AND WHITE ARMY

  13. I’ve been away for the weekend and I’ve just finished watching the match ‘live’ on Sky +, what a class battling performance, I can’t believe we beat Arsenal. We deserved it as well!



  14. Hopefully Benny was watching again the day actually. I can imagine Arsenal being one of the teams he looked at and wanted to join when he first got the itch to play in England. Stay with us son, we’ve put Blunderland and Villa to the sword this season, Everton and Arsenal now both in the bag now too.
    Sir Hoots and co Strike again.

  15. Enjoy it everyone, we have a naughty list of games in December.
    It’s all ‘money in the Bank’ for ‘this group of lads’.

  16. The team , The tactics and the performance today just proves that CH is the right man in the right place at the right time . GIVE THE MAN A NEW CONTRACT FFS !!!!!!!!!!!

  17. lads dont get your co.ks out..just yet…but beating arsenal..i dont wont the players thinking it will be easy against blackburn..we need to play like we are playing against sunderland agaisnt lesser teams..i mean the players going out thinking they are playing for us and sunderland at the same time..if that makes sence.

  18. SJS says:
    November 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    Enjoy it everyone, we have a naughty list of games in December.
    It’s all ‘money in the Bank’ for ‘this group of lads’.
    >>>Today was a naughty game! Bring em on I say :)

  19. I was day dreaming about us winning today and then beating blackburn at home for 4 in a row. Thought about it and thought that it couldn’t happen but it’s on now. Couldn’t happen though against Big Sham could it?

  20. batty

    If we win wednesday we will have picked up about as many points as 5under1and have in some seasons. :)

  21. Gooner in peace. We were outplayed an outclassed. Best of luck for the rest of the season. I don’t like carroll as a man, but he’s a class striker/headerer

  22. I was at St J’s last week when we stuffed the clowns from Wearside and it was faulous. Today was a different sort of game against truly world class opposition (on paper at any rate). The lads played a monumental team game and got a result. I am truly proud of the team and the boss. What does wor Chris need to do to get a proper contract? He costs fuck all and, with this form, will put us back in Europe next season

  23. And what a signing Tiote has been. The guy is immense and already is our own Essien. I can’t wait for Ben Arfa to come back, mind you he’ll have to work really hard in training to make the team. What a team and what a result I am pinching myself right now.

  24. We had the rub of the green when Arsenal hit the woodwork 3 times and we scored on our first attempt… but swings and roundabouts after the Man City and Stoke/Blackpool games.

  25. Les says:
    November 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    You don’t know Carroll as a man, so how can yopu not like him?

  26. Great match report as always by Toonsy. Not overly biased when we win and giving credit to both sides when due.

    I reckon Fat Sam already has plans on how to deal with Carroll. But hopefully we’ll still get the goals and the win. HTL!

  27. Hoots better keep wearing that lucky suit and pullover.
    Infact he better not even think about washing it.
    What a man.
    Absolutely Fantastic.


  28. I think after Chelsea first became really successful and fans everywhere said, ‘he will play the Makelele role for us’. I didn’t realise what that trully meant until this chap Tiote came along and what a difference it makes to a team.

  29. Les you only know what you read mate.
    He’s just a kid with some growing up to do is all.
    Dont believe all the utter shoite in the press.
    lazy journalism rules.

  30. In response to Stuart79. I don’t know carroll, but I don’t know rooney and i don’t like him either (perhaps u do an u like rooney?) I go by what i here by the press. Good play, good result. Your midfield bossed ours, you took your chances and defended well. I’m not trying to cause a row stuart.

    Enjoy the season. An even though hughton is a spurs player I hope u keep him. Seems a good bloke and manager

  31. Look at that picture. (above) see how high he jumps, but notice where his arms are. Not on someone elses shoulders.
    Nay cheating from the big lad.
    thats some leap that, I’m gonna call him the salmon.

  32. better then essian..stronger and better tackler…goals he hasnt got..but he is done it against everton city and arsenal away bossed their midfield..i havnt seen any other play do that ever..may be in 1 or 2 games but not like this..and he as only played a hand full of games..all from away from home

  33. big difference..he has bridged that cap between midfield aND attack..lets them go forward..what a player he must be..30 mil for him already..

  34. Les – Not being funny mate, and cheers for the compliment, but if you go by what the press say you are being wildy misled along the wrong path.

  35. ‘Newcastle has assembled a very capable squad, physically strong – yes. But skilful, powerful and pacey too and able to set out their stall to outplay Arsenal at the passing game for long spells, then take only one of a couple of chances that came their way for a deserved winner. Will this be their only big-ticket win this season? I don’t think so. This is a Magpie team with a future and potential to actually win stuff.’

    From an Arse fan on another blog. :)

  36. Oh Ed! Cringeworthy headline alert….

    “Londoner Chris Hughton Restoring Pride Of Geordie Nation”

    Geordie Nation *shudder* :roll:

  37. Dave – I’ve looked into it. It’s not entirely possible that he is innocently using it mate. Just let him crack on. You have the avatar and the link in your name so people still know who is who. He isn’t being malicious after all…

  38. Toonsy. True, players can be misrepresented. But my criticism of carroll is a reflection of players in the EPL who photograph girls knickers in clubs (Wileshire) or get the d*ck out when a girl says no them (eastmond).
    We as supporters would rather have players that act responsibly and represent the club well, than as ambassadors of idioacy would we not?
    BTW, carrolls a good player. When we played up yours an he came on, he was pure (direct) class.

  39. Other than having Benny back in the team, I just can’t how it could be going any better at the minute. A win against Sam Allah-Dice and I’ll be doing Inception style dream techniques just to make sure.

    It’s also nice to see the boo boys at bay and to stick a rusty one right up the press office.

  40. Unfortunatly we dont live in a perfect world, and these players are just human after all. not robots. we all feck up at sometimes in our lives. but I know what your saying.

  41. BIG DAVE ime not grassing BATTY up for anybody. ;)
    as toonsy says you have avatar m8 but know what your saying

  42. cracking performance from the lads today have to keep that fight n spirit, every player was outstanding any still think krul isnt better then harper, krul is getting better every game so is the back four we really hav a spine in the team with krul,colo,willo,tiote n carroll, 10 points from last 4 games keep it up lads n dont get carried away fat sam will b desperate to get one other us on wednesday, nile looked great aswell start introducing vukic aswell n we hav exciting team n strong bench as i can ever remember

  43. Toonsy its the 1st time I have seen someone else with the same username but as you say it could be innocent ;)

    Les how refreshing to hear another teams Fan coming on here to say well done, instead of the usual sh1te they come off with, you are part of a dying breed mate.
    I can understand where your coming from about the modern day players, but I would say being a Toon Fan you can find that the media and Rags come of with so much sh1t about us. But at the same time try to defend the top 4 or 5 now that shitty have been throwing their money about ;)

  44. Something from the Darwin awards I thought everyone would like.

    >EVOLUTION PRESENTS: The Human Bottle Rocket>AT-RISK SURVIVOR. We think. Could be a Darwin Award.>>category: private parts, fireworks>>2006 incident. News only now reaching the ears of Charles Darwin.> From HIS ears to your eyes. Sunderland, England paramedics found a>prone man suffering injuries including a scorched colon, caused by>a Black Cat Thunderbolt rocket. The 22-year-old had, unbelievably,>inserted this rocket in his back side, laid down on his front side,>and lit the fuse in an attempt to make the rocket fly up into the air.>But it was pointing the other way! The regional Firework Association>chairman spoke for us all when he said, “This sort of thing is beyond>belief.”

    Woder if he was celebrating that they only let 5 goals in against us.

    Cracking if dour win for us today, champions league contenders?

  45. ‘Cheer up Andy Gray’

    ‘We’re the best team on the day’

    ‘You a, sad baldy ba##ard’

    ‘With nowt good to say’.


  46. DJG I fear that, or more that our players p### on our chips thinking that its in the bag because of the last few results ;)
    Ice I think it will take more this year than 34 – 36 pts I think it will be around the 40 mark ;)

  47. TonyGreenSupreme says:
    November 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    Answer my question at 20?<<<<< some people dont know whe others are having a laugh :)

  48. Didn’t think Wenger was too bad in his post match interview but he did say some strange things. He claims we had 1 shot on target, before going on to say we didn’t have a single shot on target, obviously wrong as we scored. He then also say’s the sending off was wrong, I again have to disagree. Ranger was in on goal and the only reason a second defender was allowed to come back and cover was due to the fact that he was being pulled back. Had he got away from Koscielny immediatly, he’d have been in on goal. Correct decision for me.

  49. Todays stats prove something:-

    Toon shots on goal 2
    Arsenil shots on goal 3
    Toon shots off goal 4
    Arsenil shots off goal 5
    Toon goals 1
    Arsenil goals 0

    We played as well as them, we passed, tackled & tracked as well as them but we scored, they didn’t, end of!!!!

    Well done the lads, CH & the fans… we sang out loud, we sang out proud!!!! HWTL…

  50. cyprus according too sky after the match we had 1 morre shot of target than then and the same on m8

  51. Please watch the interview with CH after the game- Look at his hair…..CH black and white Army …serious its half and half….Top top man.

    I had my doubts this on Paper only is a better win that last week….I know before you all start kicking off…

  52. What a performance, brilliant stuff from the lads today. Was bloody worried when both Tiote and Krul went down, so glad we didn’t get injuries to either. Think we’ll have seen the last of Smith bar injury..Tiote is an absolute beast.

  53. Nice comments from Les the Gooner.
    Have to say that of all the “top” teams the one that earns my respect, and that includes the fans, is Arsenal. I like the way the club is run, plays football and doesn’t rely on “throwaway money” mentality. Of course there will be times when I hate them for beating us or feel narked at a comment from Wenger but if they are playing the Mancs or Chelski I would always be rooting for Arsenal.
    Of course we had a little bit of luck – but we were never “under the cosh” and to restrict Arsenal to about 6 chances, 2 on target is testament to the way the lads played.
    I’m still worried about Wednesday – we struggled against Stoke and a physical Blackburn managed by the world’s greatest manager (his opinion, not mine) will be a tough “ask”. But the team spirit is fantastic and the fitness must be good to keep going like they did today.

  54. Well bring on Blackburn i say , CH will out think Fat Sham (not hard to do) our players are better than there’s and it’s at home . Fulham will be harder to beat .

  55. Aye,
    the gooners are generally a fair minded bunch, & i live amongst ’em.

    Still be wearing me Toon Top around NW5 the morra.

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