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Only Harper And Butt Still Standing

05 Apr 2010 10:01:13

Only Harper And Butt Still Standing

Sheff Utd last played at St James' Park three years ago ... yet only Nicky Butt and Steve Harper remain at the club from the side that faced the Blades that day.  2006/7 NEWCASTLE 0 SHEFF UTD 1 NEWCASTLE: Harper, Carr, Moore, Bramble, Babayaro, Milner (Luque 66), Parker, Butt (Emre 46), N'Zogbia (Solano 46), Rossi, Duff. Subs Not Used: Srnicek, Ramage. SHEFF UTD: Kenny, Kozluk, Davis, Jagielka, Geary, Montgomery, Leigertwood, Alan Quinn (Law 90), Gillespie, Hulse, Webber (Kabba 72), Kabba (Kazim-Richards 88). Subs Not Used: Bennett, Short. Att: 50,188 Sheffield United striker Danny Webber piled the pressure on Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder as his header snatched three Barclays Premiership points at St James' Park. Webber powered a 68th-minute Nick Montgomery cross past the helpless Steve Harper to hand the Blades their first away goal in the league and a first victory in four games and send the Magpies into 19th place in the league table. It was scarcely more than the visitors deserved as they punished a woeful performance by Roeder's men, who have not won a league game on their own pitch since the opening day of the season. Newcastle were second best throughout two days after their UEFA Cup heroics in Palermo and barely created a chance of any note as Charles N'Zogbia's mishit 30th-minute cross which hit the bar represented their best effort. wThe crowd vented their anger on chairman Freddy Shepherd and his board as another three points were allowed to slip away, and boos once again resounded around St James' on the final whistle. The Magpies head for Watford in the Carling Cup on Tuesday night in their third match inside six days, but both that competition and Europe are minor considerations when compared to their plight in the league. The Magpies face a trip to Manchester City next weekend having taken just a single point from home clashes with Charlton and Sheffield United and knowing a vast improvement is required, and quickly. Having won just one of their previous five Premiership games at St James' and none since the opening day of the season, there was only one requirement this time around no matter how it came. However, the jeers which rang around the stadium at half-time told their own story as the euphoria of Thursday night's gutsy UEFA Cup victory dissipated in a cesspit of mediocrity. Much of the credit for that had to go to Blades boss Neil Warnock, who sent out his team to harry and press and saw them do just that to leave the Magpies struggling to establish any kind of rhythm despite making six changes from their midweek side. Even the normally ebullient Scott Parker found himself becalmed in a midfield battle in which, but for a brief spell when he and Nicky Butt got the better of Mikele Leigertwood and Montgomery, went largely the way of the visitors. If the visitors' work-rate was impressive, they lacked the cutting edge to build upon in with Stephen Carr's interception of Webber's fourth-minute cross ahead of Alan Quinn and Rob Hulse's shot on the turn eight minutes later their only real half-chances. But Newcastle, with Giuseppe Rossi and Damien Duff once again paired in attack, fared little better. Titus Bramble headed a 10th-minute Duff corner well wide and Parker drilled a long-range effort into Paddy Kenny's midriff two minutes before the break. And it was perhaps significant that the closest the home side came to breaking the deadlock was when N'Zogbia's 30th-minute cross sailed over Kenny and clipped the crossbar. Roeder made his move at the break, withdrawing Butt and N'Zogbia, who both started in Sicily, and sending on Emre and Nolberto Solano with James Milner switching to the right. Quinn sent a right-foot shot across the face of goal within three minutes of the restart with the visitors showing few signs of surrendering the point with which they arrived on Tyneside. Indeed, they looked the more likely to score, Bramble coming to the rescue after Montgomery was presented with possession in the box after former Magpie Keith Gillespie recycled a 53rd-minute Derek Geary cross. Quinn chanced his arm with an effort from distance seconds later, but Harper had to save from Webber's dipping 58th-minute shot and then saw Leigertwood hammer a left-foot drive over. Roeder attempted to freshen things further with his final change when he sent of Thursday night's goal hero Albert Luque for Milner and begged him to pay a huge slice off his £9.5million transfer fee. But within a minute, his hopes were ripped apart when Montgomery crossed from the right and Webber stooped to plant a firm header past Harper to put the Yorkshiremen in front. Emre dragged a 74th-minute shot across the face of goal, but the home side's efforts to drag themselves back into the game were tepid to say the least. Indeed, they might have lost even more heavily had Harper not managed to get a touch on Quinn's 86th-minute shot and then claim the rebound as the ball came back off the post. The reaction when the final whistle sounded was entirely predictable and left Roeder and his players in little doubt as to how their efforts had been received.  NEWCASTLE v SHEFF UTD ... THE HISTORY   2009/2010 Mon 02 Nov Sheff. Utd. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Championship     2006/2007 Sat 07 Apr Sheff. Utd. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership     Sat 04 Nov Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Premiership    1999/2000 Sat 08 Jan Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup    1997/1998 Sun 05 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup   played at Old Trafford  1993/1994 Sat 30 Apr Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership     Wed 24 Nov Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Premiership    1989/1990 Sat 24 Feb Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division     Sat 25 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Second Division    1988/1989 Wed 12 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Sheff. Utd. League Cup   Sheffield United won 3-2 on aggregate   Tue 27 Sep Sheff. Utd. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. League Cup    1978/1979 Sat 14 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Sheff. Utd. Second Division     Tue 26 Dec Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    1976/1977 Mon 24 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup     Sat 08 Jan Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup    1975/1976 Mon 19 Apr Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 27 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1974/1975 Tue 27 Aug Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Wed 21 Aug Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1973/1974 Sat 29 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 08 Sep Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1972/1973 Sat 30 Dec Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 19 Aug Sheff. Utd. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1971/1972 Sat 01 Apr Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Mon 27 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1969/1970 Tue 02 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. League Cup    1967/1968 Sat 03 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 23 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1966/1967 Wed 31 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Tue 23 Aug Sheff. Utd. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1965/1966 Sat 23 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 27 Nov Sheff. Utd. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1961/1962 Wed 11 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 Sheff. Utd. League Cup     Mon 02 Oct Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. League Cup    1960/1961 Sat 04 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup    1955/1956 Sat 17 Dec Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 20 Aug Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1954/1955 Sat 01 Jan Sheff. Utd. 6 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 28 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1953/1954 Sat 20 Mar Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 31 Oct Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1948/1949 Sat 07 May Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 11 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1946/1947 Sat 01 Mar Sheff. Utd. 0 - 2 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup    1938/1939 Sat 31 Dec Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Second Division     Sat 03 Sep Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    1937/1938 Sat 15 Jan Sheff. Utd. 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division     Sat 04 Sep Newcastle Utd. 6 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Second Division    1936/1937 Sat 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Second Division     Sat 05 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    1935/1936 Sat 28 Mar Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Second Division     Sat 23 Nov Sheff. Utd. 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    1934/1935 Sat 23 Mar Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Second Division     Sat 10 Nov Sheff. Utd. 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    1933/1934 Sat 17 Mar Sheff. Utd. 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 04 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1932/1933 Sat 18 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 08 Oct Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1931/1932 Sat 30 Apr Sheff. Utd. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 19 Dec Newcastle Utd. 5 - 3 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1930/1931 Sat 28 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 25 Oct Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1929/1930 Sat 08 Feb Newcastle Utd. 3 - 5 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 05 Oct Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1928/1929 Sat 05 Jan Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 01 Sep Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1927/1928 Mon 23 Apr Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 22 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1926/1927 Sat 12 Feb Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 25 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1925/1926 Sat 10 Apr Sheff. Utd. 4 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Wed 09 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1924/1925 Mon 13 Apr Sheff. Utd. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1923/1924 Sat 15 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 08 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1922/1923 Sat 16 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 09 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1921/1922 Sat 01 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 24 Sep Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1920/1921 Sat 02 Oct Sheff. Utd. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 25 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1919/1920 Sat 13 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 06 Dec Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1914/1915 Sat 27 Feb Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 24 Oct Newcastle Utd. 4 - 3 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1913/1914 Sat 18 Apr Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 10 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 5 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup     Sat 13 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1912/1913 Mon 30 Dec Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Wed 25 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1911/1912 Mon 01 Jan Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Tue 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1910/1911 Mon 03 Apr Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 05 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1909/1910 Sat 30 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 18 Dec Sheff. Utd. 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1908/1909 Sat 20 Mar Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 14 Nov Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1907/1908 Wed 01 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Thu 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1906/1907 Sat 13 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 08 Dec Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1905/1906 Wed 04 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 02 Dec Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1904/1905 Sat 11 Feb Sheff. Utd. 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 15 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1903/1904 Fri 25 Dec Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 24 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1902/1903 Sat 14 Mar Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 15 Nov Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1901/1902 Sat 12 Apr Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Thu 27 Feb Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup     Sat 22 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup     Sat 14 Dec Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1900/1901 Sat 13 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Sat 08 Dec Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1899/1900 Mon 26 Mar Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division     Sat 21 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. First Division    1898/1899 Sat 15 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. First Division     Mon 26 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    1893/1894 Sat 27 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup    


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