Taylor Will Miss Benfica Fixture!

11 April 2013 12:08
Central defender Steven Taylor has joined skipper Fabricio Coloccini on the sidelines with a knee problem suffered in training earlier today.

Alan Pardew: "We don't think it's too serious, but he is certainly not going to be involved tomorrow."

Newcastle have made something of a habit in recent weeks of winning games at the death with Papiss Cisse contributing late decisive strikes against Stoke, Anzhi and at the weekend, Fulham.

Cisse said: "I tell myself as long as the referee hasn't blown his whistle, the game isn't over.

"I'm an attacker, that's my job - that's what I always tell myself. I have to be ready to score at any moment, so there's always a chance until the whistle goes that I can score."

Pardew will take another winner from the Senegal international whenever it arrives, but admits he has been urging his leading scorer not to leave it so late.

He said with a smile: "I keep telling Papiss to try to score before the 92nd minute - it's becoming ridiculous.

"He's a special goalscorer and a big threat to Benfica, I thought, in the first leg, and he will be tomorrow too."


Saturday 13 April 2013    15:00 Arsenal v Norwich  Emirates Stadium          15:00 Aston Villa v Fulham  Villa Park         15:00 Everton v QPR  Goodison Park         15:00 Reading v Liverpool  Madejski Stadium          15:00 Southampton v West Ham  St. Mary's Stadium       

Sunday 14 April 2013    12:00 Newcastle v Sunderland  St James' Park        14:05 Stoke v Man Utd  Britannia Stadium    

Tuesday 16 April 2013    19:45 Arsenal v Everton  Emirates Stadium     

Wednesday 17 April 2013    19:45 Man City v Wigan  Etihad Stadium         19:45 West Ham v Man Utd  Boleyn Ground      Saturday 20 April 2013    15:00 Fulham v Arsenal  Craven Cottage          15:00 Norwich v Reading  Carrow Road         15:00 QPR v Stoke  Loftus Road Stadium         15:00 Sunderland v Everton  Stadium of Light         15:00 Swansea v Southampton  Liberty Stadium         15:00 West Brom v Newcastle  The Hawthorns         15:00 West Ham v Wigan  Boleyn Ground      

Sunday 21 April 2013    13:30 Tottenham v Man City  White Hart Lane       16:00 Liverpool v Chelsea  Anfield     

Monday 22 April 2013    20:00 Man Utd v Aston Villa  Old Trafford     

Saturday 27 April 2013    12:45 Man City v West Ham  Etihad Stadium       15:00 Chelsea v Swansea  Stamford Bridge         15:00 Everton v Fulham  Goodison Park         15:00 Southampton v West Brom  St. Mary's Stadium          15:00 Stoke v Norwich  Britannia Stadium          15:00 Wigan v Tottenham  The DW Stadium          17:30 Newcastle v Liverpool  St James' Park    

Sunday 28 April 2013    13:30 Reading v QPR  Madejski Stadium        16:00 Arsenal v Man Utd  Emirates Stadium    

Monday 29 April 2013    20:00 Aston Villa v Sunderland  Villa Park     




Source: Newcastle United Mad