|Season 2012-13 Result|
|Newcastle United||2-1||West Bromwich Albion|
| Ba 35,
| Lukaku 0.
|Date: 28/10/2012 Venue: St.James' Park Competition: Premiership|
|Match Report||Submitted on 06/11/2012 by Wilf|
As far as other teams go I quite like West Brom, they play good football and have decent support and one of their lot phoned the AA for me the day I locked my keys in the car down there.
It was a quiet bus on the way through,half full brightened up by trying to spot what an aeroplane banner said on a plane doing laps of the city. We now know it was a Wonga advert heralding their “renaming” of the stadium to St James’ Park. Further nonsense was witnessed on Barrrack Road as a bloke was wandering around dressed as Willy Wonka. Apparently he was Willy Wonga and he had been taking part in the resurrection of St James’ Park, featuring him emerging from a coffin. This was given airtime too!
West Brom have given us problems up here over the last few years and this was Pardew’s first victory at home in four efforts against them.
To be honest I don’t think anyone present would think the performance deserved all 3 points but I have no qualms in robbing West Brom given the manner in which we were robbed 7 days earlier at the Stadium of Plight.
We managed not to start too slowly as we have done many times this season and we actually looked quite bright early on. Shola and Ba linked up nicely on 15 mins with Ba heading an Ameobi cross just wide.
Krul then had to make to outstanding saves from one on one situations with the very handy looking Lukaku.
Route one got us the first goal with Ameobi flicking on nicely for Demba who finished very well, hitting it first time giving Foster in the WBA goal no chance.
Pardews half time team talk was obviously not particularly inspiring as we came out in the second half looking flat in comparison to West Brom who by now were beginning to fancy their chances. Lukaku made no mistake with his third big chance and buried a header in the Leazes end goal after some poor defending. Luckily he was subbed shortly after.
West Brom had the better of things in the second half and missed some decent chances, Rosenberg in particular missed the chance to get his toe on the ball with an open goal at his mercy.
We did start to threaten a bit late on but it all looked to be too little to late. Then with more or less the last kick Cisse expertly?! diverted Sammy’s shot past Foster with his backside to the amazement of the crowd, most of which were on the way out by now.
This was a big win and much needed to keep in touch with the top half of the table. All in all 3 points here made it a good weeks work results wise if not performances wise.