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11 Games To Go And Pardew Says His Strike Force Will See Him Through

23 Feb 2011 01:05:51

11 Games To Go And Pardew Says His Strike Force Will See Him Through

Alan Pardew admits he will have to be patient with Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands ... even though we only have eleven games left. We are closer to a relegation place (8 pts away) than to a European spot (10 pts away) ... but the make-shift strike force is geared to finish the season in style. Alan Pardew: "Their work-rate has been phenomenal and, as a manager, that's all you can ask for. "In some games, there hasn't been too much created for them. "But if they keep doing what they're doing, the moments will happen in front of goal. "Just look at the West Ham game when we won 5-0 and they benefited from some great service. "They have to stay strong and, as a manager, I have to be patient." PREMIERSHIP FIXTURES    Wednesday 23rd February 2011   Arsenal  v  Stoke City 19:45  Saturday 26th February 2011   Aston Villa  v  Blackburn Rovers 15:00 Everton  v  Sunderland 15:00 Newcastle United  v  Bolton Wanderers 15:00Wigan Athletic  v  Manchester United 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers  v  Blackpool 15:00  Sunday 27th February 2011   West Ham United  v  Liverpool 13:30 Manchester City  v  Fulham Birmingham 0 Newcastle 2 Birmingham Foster, Carr, Johnson, Jiranek (Murphy 73), Ridgewell, Larsson (Phillips 75), Ferguson, Gardner, Bentley, Martins (Jerome 58), Zigic. Subs Not Used: Doyle, Bowyer, Fahey, Beausejour. Newcastle Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez (Campbell 87), Lovenkrands (Ranger 64), Best (Guthrie 75). Subs Not Used: Krul, Perch, Ferguson, Kuqi. Att: 28,270 Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best scored the goals at St Andrew's to give Newcastle another precious three points to banish all relegation worries. Relegation hasn`t really been a concern all season, but with the alarming slump of Blackpool ... from 5th in the table to favourites for the drop ... it will be nice to reach 40 points. Lovenkrands opened the scoring in the second minute and then Best struck early in the second period to wrap up the points for the Magpies. Birmingham enjoyed a fair share of possession but lacked a cutting edge as they suffered their first defeat in six games. Newcastle had picked up only two points from three games since Carroll's £35 million departure to Liverpool on the final day of the January transfer window. But they looked the more threatening throughout the 90 minutes with Jose Enrique surging forward from left-back to good effect. They were well marshalled in midfield from skipper Kevin Nolan and were a constant threat on the counter-attack. Nikola Zigic, who had scored in the previous three games, posed the biggest threat for the home side. Newcastle got off to a dream start in the rainswept conditions with Lovenkrands putting them ahead after only two minutes. Enrique's original cross was cleared after he had skipped past Sebastian Larsson but Jonas Gutierrez pounced on the loose ball and delivered a testing low centre to the near post. Lovenkrands was first to react and he slid in front of Roger Johnson and drilled his shot past Ben Foster. It was his fourth goal of the campaign. Blues looked shaky and more good play by Enrique found skipper Nolan inside the box but he did not extend Foster. Former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins showed good skill to get past Mike Williamson but Steve Harper was alert to the situation. Birmingham were now in the ascendancy possession-wise and Johnson headed just wide from Larsson's free-kick Then Harper did well to turn aside Zigic's shot on the turn from inside the box after good play by Barry Ferguson. Nolan became the first player to be yellow carded for bringing down Bentley in full flight after 36 minutes. Midfielder Craig Gardner came close to equalising five minutes before the interval. The midfielder hammered a 20-yard drive just wide after being teed up by Larsson who cut into the box before pulling the ball back. Newcastle doubled their lead four minutes into the second half through Best's fifth goal of the campaign as Birmingham were again caught cold. Gutierrez delivered a left-wing cross to the far post and Best got above the normally-dependable Johnson to head home. Barton was yellow-carded for a challenge on Liam Ridgewell. Larsson made a crucial challenge to deny Best a second goal after good play by Cheik Tiote Magpies boss Alan Pardew brought on Nile Ranger for the limping Lovenkrands after 65 minutes. Johnson was well wide with an acrobatic effort while at the other end Foster gathered a rising drive from Tiote. Zigic had a great chance to reduce the arrears but headed over from Ridgewell's pinpoint cross when unmarked. Johnson forced Harper to save his low header from Bentley's centre and substitute Kevin Phillips miskicked inside the box when well placed. But Birmingham seldom threatened to salvage anything tangible from the game.   NEWCASTLE UNITED Saturday 26th February 2011    Newcastle  v  Bolton 15.00  Saturday 05th March 2011   Newcastle  v  Everton 15.00  Saturday 19th March 2011   Stoke City  v  Newcastle 15.00 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2010/11 PREMIERSHIP BIRMINGHAM 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Lovenkrands, Best)Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez (Campbell 87), Lovenkrands (Ranger 64), Best (Guthrie 75).Subs Not Used: Krul, Perch, Ferguson, Kuqi. BLACKBURN 0 NEWCASTLE 0Harper, Simpson (Perch 76), Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Best (Kuqi 90), Lovenkrands (Ranger 77).Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Guthrie, Ferguson. NEWCASTLE 4 ARSENAL 4 (Barton 2 (2 pens), Best, Tiote)Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Best (Guthrie 89), Lovenkrands (Ranger 73).Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Perch, Ferguson, Richardson. FULHAM 1 NEWCASTLE UTD 0Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Gutierrez, Best (Lovenkrands 72), Ameobi (Ranger 13).Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Perch, Ferguson, Richardson. NEWCASTLE 1 SPURS 1 (Coloccini)Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Guthrie (Perch 74), Nolan, Gutierrez, Best (Lovenkrands 65), Ameobi (Ranger 88).Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Xisco, Ferguson. SUNDERLAND 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Nolan)Harper, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Smith (Guthrie 37),Gutierrez (Gosling 90), Best (Lovenkrands 88), Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Krul, Routledge, Perch, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 5 WEST HAM 0 (Best 3, Nolan, Lovenkrands)Harper, Simpson, Steven Taylor (Williamson 46), Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez (Ferguson 66), Lovenkrands, Best (Ranger 64).Subs Not Used: Krul, Guthrie, Routledge, Perch. WIGAN 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ameobi)Harper, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan (Smith 86), Tiote, Gutierrez, Ameobi (Best 77), Lovenkrands (Routledge 70).Subs Not Used: Krul, Williamson, Perch, Ranger. TOTTENHAM 2 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Perch, Tiote (Lovenkrands 79), Barton, Routledge, Simpson, Smith, Gutierrez (Ranger 67), Carroll.Subs Not Used: Harper, Williamson, Xisco, Best, Kadar. NEWCASTLE 1 MAN CITY 3 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ranger 60), Barton, Tiote, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Harper, Williamson, Guthrie, Perch, Smith, Best. NEWCASTLE 3 LIVERPOOL 1 (Nolan, Barton, Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Barton (Routledge 90), Nolan (Smith 87), Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Ranger 63).Subs Not Used: Harper, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Perch. WEST BROM 3 NEWCASTLE 1 (Lovenkrands)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ranger 74), Guthrie (Smith 73), Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Lovenkrands 46).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Perch, Best, Kadar. NEWCASTLE 1 CHELSEA 1 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Guthrie, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Ranger 77).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Perch, Smith, Best, Kadar. BOLTON 5 NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Routledge 71), Nolan, Smith, Gutierrez (Campbell 77), Carroll, Ameobi (Lovenkrands 72).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Perch, Steven Taylor, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 0 FULHAM 0Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Routledge 76), Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Carroll, Lovenkrands (Ranger 76).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Campbell, Smith, Xisco, Steven Taylor. NEWCASTLE 1 BLACKBURN 2 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote (Routledge 88), Gutierrez, Carroll,Ameobi (Ranger 46).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Campbell, Lovenkrands, Smith, Steven Taylor. ARSENAL 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Ranger 82).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Campbell, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Smith, Steven Taylor. NEWCASTLE 5 SUNDERLAND 1 (Nolan 3, Ameobi 2 - 1 pen)Krul, Jose Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Simpson,Tiote, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Ameobi (Ranger 86), Carroll.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Smith. WEST HAM 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Nolan, Carroll)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Guthrie, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 2 WIGAN ATH 2 (Ameobi, Coloccini)Krul, Perch (Ranger 89), Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Guthrie (Routledge 66), Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ameobi 60), Carroll.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Kadar.  MAN CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Gutierrez)Krul, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini (Campbell 36), Jose Enrique, Ben Arfa (Routledge 7), Nolan (Carroll 76), Tiote, Barton, Gutierrez, Ameobi. Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 1 STOKE CITY 2 (Nolan pen)Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 62), Barton, Tiote (Ameobi 74), Routledge, Nolan, Carroll. Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith, Ranger. EVERTON 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ben Arfa)Harper (Krul 35), Perch, Coloccini, Williamson,Jose Enrique, Routledge, Tiote, Barton,Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 84), Nolan, Carroll. Subs Not Used: Campbell, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Smith. NEWCASTLE 0 BLACKPOOL 2Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ameobi 81), Smith (Lovenkrands 62), Barton, Gutierrez (Ben Arfa 73), Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Ryan Taylor, Tiote. WOLVES 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Carroll)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Smith, Barton, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll (Ameobi 81).Subs Not Used: Krul, Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Vuckic, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 6 ASTON VILLA 0 (Barton, Nolan 2, Carroll 3)Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge (Ameobi 76), Smith (Ryan Taylor 76), Barton, Gutierrez (Xisco 80), Nolan, Carroll.Subs Not Used: Krul, Lovenkrands, Vuckic, Tavernier. MAN UTD 3 NEWCASTLE 0Harper, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Smith, Nolan (Ameobi 71), Barton,Gutierrez (Xisco 80), Carroll. Subs Not Used: Krul, Ryan Taylor, Vuckic, Ranger, Tavernier. FA CUP STEVENAGE 3 NEWCASTLE 1Krul, Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Simpson, Barton, Smith (Tiote 58), Nolan, Routledge, Lovenkrands (Airey 78), Best (Ranger 46).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Guthrie, Kadar, Ferguson. CARLING CUP NEWCASTLE 0 ARSENAL 4Krul, Perch, Williamson, Kadar, Ryan Taylor, Routledge (Gutierrez 56), Guthrie, Smith (Barton 71), Vuckic, Lovenkrands (Carroll 57), Ranger.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Tiote. CHELSEA 3 NEWCASTLE 4 (Ranger, R Taylor, Ameobi 2)Krul, Ryan Taylor (Tiote 63), Campbell, Coloccini (Williamson 63), Ferguson (Barton 90), Ranger, Gutierrez, Vuckic, Smith, Ameobi, Lovenkrands.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Nolan, Carroll, Ben Arfa. ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 NEWCASTLE 3 (Ryan Taylor, Ameobi, Lovenkrands)Krul, Ryan Taylor, Kadar, Tavernier, Ferguson, Ranger, Donaldson, Vuckic (Nolan 90), LuaLua, Ameobi,Lovenkrands.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Williamson, Barton, Routledge, Perch, Smith. PRE-SEASON CARLISLE 0 NEWCASTLE 3 (Best, Ranger, Vuckic)Harper (Krul 46), Tavernier (R Taylor 46), Coloccini (S Taylor 46) (Henderson 81), Williamson (Perch 46), Enrique (Ferguson 46), Inman (Routledge 46), Smith (Barton 46), Nolan (Guthrie 46), LuaLua (Vuckic 46) , Carroll (Best 46), Lovenkrands (Ranger 46). NORWICH CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ameobi)Krul, Taylor (Routledge 45), Tavernier, Coloccini (Williamson 45), Diaz (Ferguson 57); Ranger (Xisco 45), Barton (Smith 45), Nolan (Guthrie 45), Vuckic (Edmundsson 72); Best (Lovenkrands 45), Carroll (Ameobi 45). NEWCASTLE 2 PSV EINDHOVEN 2 (R.Taylor, Best) Harper, Perch, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Guthrie, Nolan, Smith, Ryan Taylor, Lovenkrands, Ameobi. 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