Toon Waved Goodbye At Loftus Road

09 September 2011 01:01
The last time we visited Loftus Road Newcastle waved goodbye to the Coca-Cola Championship in style by bringing up their century with victory over QPR.  2009/10 - QPR 0 NEWCASTLE UTD 1  QPR: Cerny, Leigertwood, Ramage, Gorkss, Tosic, Ephraim (Rose 77), Faurlin, Buzsaky, Cook (Parker 49), Simpson, Priskin. Subs Not Used: Putnins, Balanta, Brown, Oastler, German. NEWCASTLE: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Ryan Taylor, Routledge, Barton, Smith, Guthrie (Vuckic 79), Best (Lovenkrands 54), Ameobi (Carroll 79). Subs Not Used: Harper, Nolan, Pancrate, Donaldson. Att: 16,819 The Magpies, a club in turmoil when they were relegated 12 months ago, made short work of the second tier and became the fourth side to rack up 100 points or more in a season after romping to the title. Peter Lovenkrands' neat 71st-minute strike ensured they signed off their brief stint outside the top flight with a win. The bare-chested hordes who had made the trip south were in party mood as they celebrated their return to the Barclays Premier League.  But the carnival atmosphere had not rubbed off on referee Darren Deadman, who showed Rangers' former Newcastle defender Peter Ramage a straight red card seconds after the break.  The first half was an uninspiring affair, with both sets of players in end-of-season mode on a slippy pitch which had to pass a morning inspection.  Newcastle's ex-Hoops winger Wayne Routledge tried to lift the tedium with a sharp turn and shot but his effort flew straight at home goalkeeper Radek Cerny.  At the other end, Akos Buzsaky blazed a decent chance high over the crossbar, before stand-in goalkeeper Tim Krul made a meal of holding onto Alejandro Faurlin's drive.  There was little else to get excited about until seconds before the interval when Jay Simpson raced onto Faurlin's fine long pass, but his touch let him down and Krul was able to gather. The second half was just 15 seconds old when Shola Ameobi charged past Ramage and was hauled down. Deadman decided the defender was the last man and Ramage cut a disconsolate figure as he trudged off. The dismissal seemed to spark Rangers into life and they had the ball in the net in the 55th minute, but Tamas Priskin was marginally offside when he collected Simpson's pass and chipped Krul. But it was the visitors who eventually made the breakthrough with a goal of Premier League quality. Joey Barton's pass split the Rangers defence and Lovenkrands, who had been on the pitch for 17 minutes, beat the offside trap before lofting his finish over Cerny and into an empty net. Simpson could have spoiled the party and hauled Rangers level when he scampered clear again, but Krul stayed big to block his shot and the Magpies held on to chalk up their 30th win of a successful campaign.  TOON v QPR - THE HISTORY  2009/2010 Sun 02 May Q.P.R. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Championship    Wed 30 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Q.P.R. Championship   1995/1996 Sat 06 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Q.P.R. Premiership    Sat 14 Oct Q.P.R. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   1994/1995 Sat 04 Feb Q.P.R. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 05 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Q.P.R. Premiership   1993/1994 Sun 16 Jan Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 16 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Q.P.R. Premiership   1988/1989 Sat 11 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Q.P.R. First Division    Sat 05 Nov Q.P.R. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1987/1988 Sat 09 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Q.P.R. First Division    Sat 21 Nov Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1986/1987 Sat 14 Feb Q.P.R. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 03 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Q.P.R. First Division   1985/1986 Sat 18 Jan Q.P.R. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 31 Aug Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Q.P.R. First Division   1984/1985 Sat 13 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Q.P.R. First Division    Sat 22 Sep Q.P.R. 5 - 5 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1982/1983 Sat 15 Jan Q.P.R. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 28 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Q.P.R. Second Division   1981/1982 Wed 05 May Newcastle Utd. 0 - 4 Q.P.R. Second Division    Sat 05 Sep Q.P.R. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1980/1981 Sat 07 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Q.P.R. Second Division    Sat 13 Sep Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1979/1980 Sat 26 Apr Q.P.R. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 15 Dec Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 Q.P.R. Second Division   1977/1978 Sat 22 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 Q.P.R. First Division    Sat 10 Dec Q.P.R. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1976/1977 Sat 23 Apr Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 27 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Q.P.R. First Division   1975/1976 Sat 03 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Q.P.R. First Division    Wed 07 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Q.P.R. F.A. Cup    Sat 03 Jan Q.P.R. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup    Tue 11 Nov Q.P.R. 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. League Cup    Sat 27 Sep Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1974/1975 Mon 31 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Q.P.R. First Division    Tue 08 Oct Q.P.R. 0 - 4 Newcastle Utd. League Cup    Sat 21 Sep Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1973/1974 Sat 22 Dec Q.P.R. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 29 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 Q.P.R. First Division   1968/1969 Sat 21 Dec Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 19 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Q.P.R. First Division     NEXT NEWCASTLE UTD MATCH: QUEENS PARK RANGERS v TOON  Monday September 12th KO 8pm Saturday 10th September 2011   Arsenal  v  Swansea City 15:00 Everton  v  Aston Villa 15:00 Manchester City  v  Wigan Athletic 15:00 Stoke City  v  Liverpool 15:00 Sunderland  v  Chelsea 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers  v  Tottenham Hotspur 15:00 Bolton Wanderers  v  Manchester United 17:30  Sunday 11th September 2011   Norwich City  v  West Bromwich Albion 13:30 Fulham  v  Blackburn Rovers 16:00  Monday 12th September 2011   Queens Park Rangers  v  Newcastle United 20:00 NEWCASTLE UNITED 20011/12 PREMIER LEAGUE NEWCASTLE 2 FULHAM 1 (Best 2)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Lovenkrands (Ba 62), Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Obertan, Best (Vuckic 78), Vuckic (Smith 85).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Ferguson. SUNDERLAND 0 NEWCASTLE UTD 1 (R Taylor)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Tiote, Cabaye (Williamson 85), Barton, Obertan (Gosling 85), Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Harper, Lovenkrands, Ba, Best, Marveaux. NEWCASTLE 0 ARSENAL 0Krul, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Simpson, Barton, Cabaye (Lovenkrands 81), Tiote, Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi (Best 73), Ba (Obertan 46).Subs Not Used: Forster, Williamson, Gosling, Sammy Ameobi. CARLING CUP SCUNTHORPE 1 NEWCASTLE 2 AET (R Taylor, Sammy Ameobi)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson (Steven Taylor 45), Ryan Taylor, Marveaux, Gosling (Vuckic 70), Cabaye, Lovenkrands, Best, Ba (Sammy Ameobi 65).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Abeid, Smith, Ferguson. PRE-SEASON FIXTURES NEWCASTLE 0 FIORENTINA 0 (Ab 63 mins)Krul (Forster 46), Simpson, S Taylor, Coloccini, Enrique, Gosling (Ba 46), Cabaye, Vuckic, Jonas (Marveaux 46) Lovenkrands (R Taylor 61), Best (Shola Ameobi 46).Subs: Sammy Ameobi, Ranger, Tavernier, Williamson. LEEDS UTD 3 NEWCASTLE 2 (S.Taylor, Vuckic)Forster, Cabaye, Williamson, Barton, Simpson, Gosling, Gutierrez, Ba, Shola Ameobi, Taylor, Tavernier. Subs: Krul, Taylor, Best, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett. COLUMBUS CREW 0 NEWCASTLE 3 (Ameobi, Coloccini, Vuckic)Harper; Tavernier, S Taylor, Coloccini (Dummett, 54), Enrique; Gutierrez (Abeid, 85), Tiote (Smith, 62), Gosling, Marveaux (Vuckic, 76); Ameobi (Best, 75), Ba. Subs not used: Forster, Krul. ORLANDO CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 0Forster; R Taylor (Enrique, 26), S Taylor, Coloccini, Tavernier; Gosling (Vuckic, 71), Smith (Abeid, 74), Tiote, Gutierrez; Best (Ba, 74), Lovenkrands (Ameobi, 74). Subs not used: Krul, Harper. SPORTING KANSAS 0 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Gosling, Coloccini, S Taylor, R Taylor, Marveaux (Tavernier 46), Tiote (Abeid 46), Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Ba (Best 72), Lovenkrands (Smith 46). DARLINGTON 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Barton, Sammy Ameobi)Forster; Simpson (Dummett), S Taylor (Tavernier), Williamson (Henderson), Ferguson (R Taylor); Barton (Abeid), Guthrie (Cabaye, Donaldson), Smith (Gosling), Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi); Ben Arfa (Richardson), Best (Ranger). Subs not used: Soderberg, Newton.