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08 May 2011 11:47:58

Toon 2 Birmingham 1

Steven Taylor was recalled to the side, following Mike Williamson's freak accident in training, and headed the goal that officially makes Newcastle safe in the Premier League. TOON 2 BIRMINGHAM 1 NEWCASTLE: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ranger 71), Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Harper, Ryan Taylor, Ferguson, Donaldson, Tavernier, Kuqi. BIRMINGHAM: Foster, Carr, Jiranek, Johnson, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Fahey (Derbyshire 77), Bowyer, Beausejour, Jerome.Subs Not Used: Doyle, Phillips, Bentley, Parnaby, Hleb, Davies. Att: 47,409 We have regarded ourselves as being safe for a couple of weeks now, and it would have taken some bizarre results to put us back in the relegation frame, but the deed has been done and it is now formal and decided. However, the Carling Cup winners cannot say the same ... and they are dumped right back into the relegation zone. Brum defender Liam Ridgewell didn't help their cause, as he was controversially dismissed for deliberate handball 10 minutes before the break to put his side right on the back foot. Shola Ameobi converted the resulting penalty and Taylor powered home a second from Joey Barton's corner, to turn the screw. But it is "never over 'til it's over", and former Toon midfielder Lee Bowyer came up with a 45th-minute strike, which went in off Fabricio Coloccini's leg, to give the Brum manager something to bite on during his half-time team talk. But the result doesn't to Newcastle justice because it could have been five or six had it not been for the heroics of City keeper Ben Foster, who made stunning saves from Peter Lovenkrands, Nile Ranger and Kevin Nolan twice to give his side hope of scrambling a point. Victory took Newcastle to 44 points but leaves Birmingham on 39 - one short of the magical 40-point safety margin. The game kicked off with both sides knowing a win would effectively end their relegation fears, but it was Newcastle who always looked the more likely to get it. With Ameobi and Lovenkrands looking to prove a point ahead of Alan Pardew's proposed summer spending spree, they didn't see much of the ball in the early stages. Neither keeper had a save of any consequence to make until Foster got down well to turn away Barton's skidding 30-yard drive with 17 minutes gone. The visitors found themselves under the cosh as the Magpies launched a sustained assault with old boy Stephen Carr clearing Ameobi's header off the line and Foster pulling off a fine save to keep out Coloccini's follow-up. The Argentinian reacted first to head over Foster only for Carr to intervene once again. However, as the ball fell towards Nolan, Ridgewell nudged it clear with his arm and referee Chris Foy pointed straight to the spot before producing a red card. Ameobi waited patiently while Ridgewell made his feelings clear, and then calmly tucked the penalty into the bottom corner for his ninth goal of the season. The 10 men might have been dead and buried long before the break had Foster not made fine reaction saves to deny first Lovenkrands and then Nolan, but there was nothing he could do to keep out Taylor's towering 43rd-minute header, which Sebastian Larsson could only help into his own net. But Newcastle contrived to hand the visitors a lifeline on the stroke of half-time when Coloccini misjudged a long clearance to allow Jerome in. The Argentinian and Taylor got back well to halt the striker's progress, but when he fed the ball to Bowyer, his shot ended up in the back of the net via a deflection off Coloccini. Full-back Jose Enrique fizzed a 35-yard drive just wide of Foster's right post within two minutes of the restart as the Magpies attempted to kill off the game, and Ameobi headed over seven minutes later when he might have done better. However, it took a good block by Taylor seconds later to deny Bowyer a second, and keeper Tim Krul had to save as the midfielder got in a second attempt from the rebound. Birmingham were coping well with their numerical disadvantage, although they were aided by some lacklustre play from the hosts. Nolan was unable to direct a 64th-minute volley at goal, although Taylor's header arrived at a difficult height, and Cheick Tiote fired well wide seconds later with the home side stepping up a gear. But for Foster, the scoreline would have assumed ugly proportions for Alex McLeish, the keeper plucking Nolan's goal-bound 74th-minute header out of the air and then making an even better save from substitute Ranger three minutes later. Roger Johnson cleared Ameobi's 88th-minute chip off the line, but it was all to no avail as the Magpies claimed the points with Tiote's record-equalling 14th booking of the season the only disappointment. NEWCASTLE UNITED 2010/11 PREMIERSHIP NEWCASTLE 2 BIRMINGHAM 1 (Ameobi (pen), S Taylor)Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ranger 71), Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Harper, Ryan Taylor, Ferguson, Donaldson, Tavernier, Kuqi. LIVERPOOL 3 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique (Ferguson 90), Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ranger 73), Ameobi (Kuqi 82).Subs Not Used: Harper, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Tavernier. BLACKPOOL 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Lovenkrands)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan (Perch 86), Tiote, Gutierrez, Ameobi (Kuqi 90), Lovenkrands (Ireland 62). Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Ranger. NEWCASTLE 0 MAN UTD 0Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique,Barton, Guthrie, Tiote, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ireland 69),Ameobi (Ranger 72).Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Perch, Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Kuqi. ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 0Harper, Simpson, Steven Taylor (Ryan Taylor 63), Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Guthrie, Coloccini, Gutierrez, Ranger (Kuqi 83), Lovenkrands.Subs Not Used: Krul, Ferguson, Donaldson, Tavernier, Richardson. NEWCASTLE 4 WOLVES 1 (Nolan, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Gutierrez)Harper, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Ferguson (Perch 59), Barton (Steven Taylor 89), Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez, Ameobi, Lovenkrands (Ranger 68). Subs Not Used: Krul, Campbell, Tavernier, Kuqi.  STOKE 4 NEWCASTLE 0Harper, Coloccini, Williamson, Campbell (Gutierrez 66), Jose Enrique (Ferguson 23), Simpson, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Lovenkrands (Ranger 61), Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Krul, Guthrie, Steven Taylor, Kuqi. NEWCASTLE 1 EVERTON 2 (Best)Harper, Steven Taylor (Ferguson 65), Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique (Ameobi 43), Simpson, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Best (Kuqi 85), Lovenkrands. Subs Not Used: Krul, Guthrie, Perch, Richardson. NEWCASTLE 1 BOLTON 1 (Nolan)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. 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. Subs: Carroll, Xisco, Best, LuaLua, Krul, Vuckic, Ranger, Donaldson, Tavernier. DEPORTIVO 0 NEWCASTLE 0 (NUFC win 5-4 on penalties - Lovenkrands, Nolan, Carroll, R Taylor, Barton)Harper (Krul 46); R Taylor, Perch (Tavernier 52), Coloccini, Enrique; Routledge, Barton, Guthrie (Nolan 46), Xisco (Gutierrez 46); Carroll, Best (Lovenkrands 73). Subs (not used): Smith, Ferguson RANGERS 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Lovenkrands)Harper; Perch (Tavernier 81), Coloccini (Ferguson 81), Williamson, Enrique (R Taylor 56); Routledge (Xisco 83), Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Gutierrez (Lovenkrands 69); Carroll (Ameobi 46).


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