Newcastle 0-2 Man City – Match highlights

Match highlights of the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City yesterday for you all to recall now, featuring a brace from Yaya Toure which sealed the points for Roberto Mancini’s men.

I’m not usually a fan of watching highlights again after we’ve lost, but I’ve seen enough to warrant having another look at them. At the end of the day quality showed and that is what hurt us. You can’t knock the effort or commitment from the players though and we could have snatched a draw but for a lack of luck before being pipped on the break.

Alas it wasn’t to be and we lost to the Champions in waiting. No shame in that at all, and the 50,000 Newcastle fans who stayed behind at the final whistle seem to agree with that judgement.

Amazingly we still have a shot at qualifying for the Champions League in our final game of the season. Ask ANY NUFC fan if they expected that at the start of the season and the answer will be no. If it isn’t then they just spout rubbish in fairness!

Admittedly the odds have been lengthened now, but with Tottenham and Arsenal only managing draws we are left in a position to capitalise providing we win at Goodison Park and, Arsenal lose at West Brom and Tottenham fail to win at home against. That would be enough for third, but even if one of them happened we’d be in fourth with a chance of qualifying for the Champions League depending on the result of the final.

For any of that to matter though we must win at Everton. It won’t be easy and I won’t be gutted if we don’t providing we give it 100% effort again. Remember whatever happens now, we’re in Europe – Guaranteed!

Howay the lads!

22 thoughts on “Newcastle 0-2 Man City – Match highlights

  1. Hard to complain after such a wonderful and surprising season especially after Chelsea. We can still make CL! Arsenal and Spurs are in truly flakey form and I think one of them will mess up on the final day. It would be essential NUFC though if we fcked up!

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  2. great season, to be involved in the race for 3rd/4th on the last game of the season is truly amazing
    fantastic job done by al involved including the fans who were great again yesterday and stayed behind to give the players a well earned ovation for the seasons work.

    still all to play for in last game, lets end on a win and see what it gets us!

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  3. I’ve said it a few times now, but regardless of what happens in the last game, what a feckin crackin season. Bring on the 2012/13 season :mrgreen: …I hope Citeh go on and finish the job next week, it’s time a new name went on the trophy imo.

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  4. To simply add up the difference between us and city yesterday.. city take off Tevez, Nasri and Zabaletta and bring on Dzeko, Richards & Dejong.. We take off Benny, Perch & Tiote and bring on Fergie, Shola & Taylor. And still we pushed them until the later stages of the game and only sit 4 spots below them on the table.. Pardew & Co and the players should be commended on a brilliant and enjoyable season. Makes you feel proud to be a fan… 🙂

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  5. The bottom line is that the players were still knackered from wednesday, which isn’t too good considering next season we’ll be playing Barca midweek and Man U at the weekend.

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  6. my worry is what we do when the season ends nee footy 🙁
    RICHIE from last thread, stop useing them big words once it gans past six letters dave is fooked 😀 😀

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  7. Ice, we will have transfer speculation to keep us warm during the off season. 🙂

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  8. Ice, its one of love hate things, love being linked with great players but hate the fact that 99% of it is bullshit 🙂

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  9. Yeah mate, no offer as yet but they are expecting one to made after the season has finished. No terms have even been discussed but it won’t take much coin to pry him away from Melbourne Heart. Apparently the powers that be were impressed by him and sent a letter to MH saying as much. Will let every one know if there are any updates.

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  10. Is this guy (Good) intended to be a player that’ll be part of the 1st team set-up i.e. back-up? or is he just supposed to progress through the reserves until deemed ready?

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  11. Foxsports online site is currently running a poll on the best epl goal of all time.. our man Cisse is currently leading the pack on 20.5% of the vote ahead of Rooney on 17.5%.. I put a vote in or our man but I must admit that Shearers cracker against everton has only polled around 5%..

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  12. Andy, he is a solid lad 6’1 tall. Only 19 but it technically sound.. likes mixing it up.. still a season or two off starting for me but with extra games and injuries who knows.. He will have to sign on first 🙂

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  13. [email protected] says:

    I really believe that we still have a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League. By looking at the league table now as it is, Fulham is just one point off Everton for 7th spot. This gives them extra incentive to go for the win against Spurs. Having said that, Fulham is not an easy team to beat home or away. West Brom at home will always be a tough game for anyone, and judging by Arsenal’s recent form, it won’t be easy too. This all pans out nicely for us as nobody is favourite for 3rd and 4th However, we still need to get the job done against Everton, which I trust we will with a full week’s recovery period. 😀

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  14. Can’t disagree with any of the comments above.
    Bit of a bizarre end to the season really, but I think the hard work the lads have put in all season has allowed a bit of a ‘obladi’ attitude.
    I’m not suggesting that they have packaged their suitcases yet (as the scum seem to have done, again! 😆 ) but we had a difficult run in, and credit to the lads, they secured Europa football before the really hard games like Chelsea, City and Everton.
    It’s fantastic that we go to Everton with not only a chance of Champions League football but also the possibility of finishing 3rd 😯
    I’m certain we will go to Everton and bust a gut to win the game, but even then it still depends on other results. The difference between NUFC and Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea is that whoever of those 3 don’t make CL face a backlash from fans, whereas I don’t see that with Newcastle, I think (and it may just be me) were saying, go on and give it everything – make top 4 and it’s party time, don’t and we still acknowledge just how fantastic you have been this season.

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