|Season 2009-10 Result|
|Newcastle United||4-3||Huddersfield Town|
| Guthrie 36,
S.Ameobi 64 (pen),
| Robinson 37,
Robinson 39 (pen),
|Date: 26/08/2009 Venue: St.James' Park Competition: Carling Cup R2|
|Match Report||Submitted on 02/09/2009 by ?|
|Toon 4v3 Town|
|A Magnificent Cup-Tie.
This was one of the best games I've seen at St James' for a long time. Goals, penalties, players stretchered off and end to end football. All credit to Lee Clark and Terry Mac as The Terriers played very well tonight. It was quite reminiscent of some of the early round Uefa Cup of a few years ago (I know it seems like ages ago) when unknown teams came to St Jimmy's and tried to win.
United took the lead on 36 mins when Guthrie took advantage of some poor defending to shoot left footed past their keeper. Huddersfield were level within a minute and then took the lead barely two minute later with a very dubious penalty. Half-time replays showed that Robinson was off side as the ball was played through to him and it was very debateable whether Krul actually made contact as Robinson went to ground. He picked himself up to convert the spot kick making it 2-1 to them.
It was 3-1 barely 2 minutes within the restart when Rhodes scored from a narrow angle. However it took less than a minute for The Toon to pull one back when a good move concluded with Geremi converting Nolan's through ball. Game on!!
On 64 mins sub Ameobi went down in the box and it was our turn for a penalty. Ameobi shot the spot kick home to put us level. Huddersfield had any fight they had left knocked out of them when this remarkable encounter was concluded with a goal from Nolan on 86 mins.
This extended our unbeaten run to 5 games, remarkable considering the plight of the club at the moment. Debutant Kadar had a good game at centre half after recovering from the mistake he made when The Terriers scored their first goal.
A very respectable 23,815 turned out for this game. This included the best away following of the season so far.