• Date: Mon 19 April 2010
  • Venue: Home Park
  • Ref: Pawson, C
  • Attendance: 13,111
0 - 2
Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Carroll (20)

Routledge (28)

Plymouth Argyle vs Newcastle United

Team Lineups

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Reda Johnson
Richard Eckersley
Bondz N'Gala
Onismor Bhasera (Yannick Bolasie, 81)
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher
Damien Johnson
Alan Judge
Jamie Mackie
Bradley Wright-Phillips (Joe Mason, 75)

Newcastle United

Steve Harper
Jose Sanchez Enrique
Fitz Hall (Tamas Kadar, 83)
Mike Williamson
Danny Simpson
Kevin Nolan (Leon Best, 70)
Joey Barton
Danny Guthrie
Wayne Routledge
Alan Smith
Andy Carroll (Shola Ameobi, 70)

Match Report
Newcastle United had few problems in claiming the Coca-Cola Championship title and, in the process, relegating Plymouth back to League One after six seasons in the second tier with a comfortable 2-0 win at Home Park. The Magpies played well within themselves, but still ruthlessly disposed of their opponents as first-half goals from recalled striker Andrew Carroll and Wayne Routledge within eight minutes of each other effectively settled the fate of both sides. However, Argyle should have taken the lead before the leaders had had time to settle. Leading scorer Jamie Mackie was set up by Damien Johnson's cut-back on the right edge of the area, but was denied by Toon goalkeeper Steve Harper. From Alan Judge's corner, Newcastle allowed centre-back Bondz N'gala a free header, and although the West Ham loan player met it on the full, he could not direct it on target. The Pilgrims were made to pay for that profligacy midway through the half when Carroll, who had previously wasted a good opportunity when set up by Danny Guthrie, put Newcastle ahead. Guthrie was again the provider, from a corner, as Carroll beat Reda Johnson with ease to send a looping header past goalkeeper David Stockdale and inside his left-hand post. Eight minutes later, Routledge raced on to a perfect through-ball from Joey Barton to outpace Zimbabwean international full-back Onismor Bhasera and slot home from an acute angle. To their credit, Argyle responded positively, with Mackie, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Judge all going close with long-range shots before half-time, and Judge rattled Harper's crossbar with a dipping shot after the break. Newcastle reasserted their authority late on as the Pilgrims chased a consolation goal, and substitute Leon Best smashed a shot against the crossbar. By and large, though, Newcastle were content to play containing football, and the near 2,500-strong Toon Army's started celebrating their return to the Premier League after a one-season stay in the Championship.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

83
Substitution
 

Fitz Hall is replaced by Tamas Kadar.

81
Substitution
 

Plymouth are replacing Onismor Bhasera with Yannick Bolasie.

75
Substitution
 

Bradley Wright-Phillips is replaced by Joe Mason.

70
Substitution
 

Kevin Nolan is being taken off, Leon Best has come on in his place.

70
Substitution
 

Newcastle are replacing Andy Carroll with Shola Ameobi.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 2.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by C Pawson

36
Yellow Card
 

Andy Carroll is booked for unsporting behaviour.

28
Goal
 

Goal!! Newcastle have scored with Wayne Routledge putting it in the back of the net.

20
Goal
 

Goal!! Newcastle have scored with Andy Carroll putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

It's 7:45pm on Monday, April 19th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Plymouth face Newcastle at 7:45pm on Monday, April 19th.