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Stoke City vs Newcastle United match highlights.

November 1st, 2011 | 11 Comments |

Highlights of Newcastle United’s superb 3-1 victory at the Britannia Stadim in Stoke.

A second hat-trick of the season from Demba Ba (12, 40, 81 minutes) along with a superb performance from Jonas Gutierrez amnogst others sealed the win for the Magpies, and there was also a consolation penalty for Stoke’s Jonathan Walters (75).

For a full report of the game, check out Hugh de Payen’s excellent match report. (more…)

Halloween hat-trick! Stoke City 1-3 Newcastle United match report and highlights

November 1st, 2011 | 26 Comments |

Steven Taylor and Demba Ba.
The man in the mask salutes hat-trick hero, Demba Ba.
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-upon-Trent.
Date: Monday, October 26th, 2011.
Kick-off: 8:00pm.
Referee: Mike Dean.

Demba Ba’s second hat-trick of the season powered Newcastle United to a 3-1 victory at the Britannia Stadium and up to 3rd place in the Premier League.

Stoke usually start apace at home but it was us who made the running from the off today and Stoke’s defence of a strange flick from Obertan to nobody in particular gave us our first corner within 2 minutes. Our first attempt came to nothing but Stoke only managed to clear for another corner and from this one Ryan Taylor fashioned himself a chance with a long shot that was wide and high, although not by all that much.

Most of our play was up the right and Best and Obertan looked busy in that area but the deadlock was broken with a move started by Tim Krul. A Stoke attack led to a goal kick, with which Krul found Guthrie. Guthrie put the ball into space on the right of the box and Obertan caught Stoke sleeping, chipped a lovely ball across the box right onto the head of Demba Ba who made no mistake finding the net after only 12 minutes. 0-1 to us. (more…)

Demba Ba talks about his hat-trick and the happy squad at Newcastle

September 25th, 2011 | 24 Comments |

Demba Ba talks about his hat-trick for Newcastle United vs Blackburn.
It was fantastic, says Demba
Demba Ba talks about his hat-trick for Newcastle United and how a happy squad is one of the keys to good performances on the pitch.

Shortly after yesterday’s 3-1 win over Blackburn the BBC interviewed Demba Ba and this is what he had to say:

Interviewer: Demba, your first goals for Newcastle and your first Premier League hat-trick – how does that feel?

Demba: It was fantastic, scoring a hat-trick here in these conditions and on this stage. It was fantastic.

Interviewer: Your team mates all signed the ball for you as well.

Demba: Yes, I’m very happy for that. The ball’s going to be home and the whole family is going to look at it and they’re going to be happy because they all came down from Paris to watch the game today, so I think they’ll be happy tonight.

Interviewer: It seem a happy team at Newcastle and all the players seem to get on. How important has that been with the good start that Newcastle have made this season? (more…)

Ba boom boom boom – Demba’s hat-trick finishes off Blackburn. Match report.

September 24th, 2011 | 25 Comments |

Demba Ba hat-trick sees Newcastle beat Blackburn 3-1.
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A Demba Ba hat-trick sees Newcastle United cruise to a 3-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers and maintain their 4th place in the Premier League.

On paper we should be the better team this season, but Blackburn have a record at St James’ Park second only to Manchester United in the Premier League, so the superstitious amongst us might have had cause for concern.

A disclaimer before I start: I watched the match on a very shaky internet feed and missed bits of it here and there, so if my match report contains glaring holes, you know why.

The Toon analysts in the dressing room had clearly been doing their homework as they appeared to have identified Givet as the weakest link at left-back in Blackburn’s defence and almost from the off we started attacking down the right, which was to become a familiar pattern for a lot of the game with Obertan making a lot of the running.

We dominated well for 25 minutes before the first goal, with Ba, Best and Gutierrez having chances on goal only to put them over the bar. Blackburn’s David Hoilett was the only player to give us any real signs of trouble when he dribbled easily past Gutierrez into the box and it took a great piece of defending by Coloccini to counter the danger. (more…)