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Newcastle   1 - 0   Sheff Wed

Shola Ameobi
Ameobi has found good form early on in the season

Shola Ameobi's fourth goal in two games gave Newcastle their second successive home win at the expense of visiting Sheffield Wednesday.

The strike came after 15 minutes when Ameobi controlled before half-volleying inside keeper Lee Grant's left post.

Grant then kept out a header from the striker and saved brilliantly from Ryan Taylor's curling free-kick.

The Owls came close to levelling late on but Francis Jeffers was prevented from shooting by keeper Steve Harper.

Harper also had to make a save from former Sunderland player Michael Gray's free-kick, but it was the Magpies who dominated for the most part.

606: DEBATE

Kevin Nolan impressed again in midfield and had a couple of long-range efforts on goal which narrowly missed the Wednesday goal.

Taylor, playing at right midfield with debutant Danny Simpson at right-back, had another chance in the second half but struck his shot wide after good work from Xisco and Ameobi.

But in the end, Ameobi's sole strike proved to be enough to give Chris Hughton's Newcastle their seventh point from three games and leave the majority of the 43,904 St James' Park crowd happy.


Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton:
"I don't think it was the prettiest win, but nevertheless it was pleasing.

"We've got the win and that's the most important thing."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws on Newcastle's chances of bouncing straight back into the top flight:
"They should, with the quality they have within the squad.

"All right, they have lost a few, but they have still got a huge amount of players who have got real quality and are Premier League players."

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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Newcastle 1-0 Sheff Wed FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Ameobi 15

    Newcastle

    • 01 Harper
    • 02 Coloccini yellow card
    • 03 Jose Enrique
    • 12 Simpson
    • 16 Taylor (Guthrie 89)
    • 27 Taylor yellow card
    • 04 Nolan
    • 18 Gutierrez
    • 17 Smith yellow card
    • 23 Ameobi (Ranger 87)
    • 24 Carroll (Xisco 58)

    Substitutes

    • 26 Krul,
    • 28 Kadar,
    • 08 Guthrie,
    • 20 Geremi,
    • 25 LuaLua,
    • 19 Xisco,
    • 30 Ranger

    Sheff Wed

    • 01 Grant
    • 02 Spurr
    • 03 Buxton yellow card
    • 04 Purse
    • 16 Wood
    • 33 Gray (Miller 73 yellow card)
    • 08 McAllister (Esajas 73)
    • 14 Potter
    • 17 O'Connor (Jeffers 80)
    • 23 Johnson
    • 07 Tudgay

    Substitutes

    • 22 O'Donnell,
    • 05 Hinds,
    • 15 Beevers,
    • 20 Simek,
    • 06 Miller,
    • 11 Esajas,
    • 09 Jeffers
    Ref: DowdAtt: 43,904
    NEWCASTLE
    SHEFF WED

    Possession

    • Newcastle 49%
    • Sheff Wed 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Newcastle 6
    • Sheff Wed 3

    Attempts off target

    • Newcastle 3
    • Sheff Wed 1

    Corners

    • Newcastle 4
    • Sheff Wed 3

    Fouls

    • Newcastle 12
    • Sheff Wed 26
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:04 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+3:34 Darren Purse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:48 Jermaine Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 88:48 Direct free kick taken by Steven Taylor.
    • 88:48 Substitution Danny Guthrie is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Taylor.
    • 88:48 Unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by Marcus Tudgay results in a free kick.
    • 87:48 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter from the left by-line, Nile Ranger fouled by Darren Purse, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 86:32 Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 86:32 Substitution Shola Ameobi goes off and Nile Ranger comes on.
    • 86:32 Marcus Tudgay challenges Fabricio Coloccini unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 85:28 Shot by Jermaine Johnson. Blocked by Steven Taylor.
    • 82:19 Darren Purse takes the free kick.
    • 82:19 Booking The referee cautions Steven Taylor for unsporting behaviour.
    • 82:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Taylor on Tommy Miller.
    • 81:45 Ryan Taylor sends in a cross, clearance made by Darren Purse.
    • 78:38 Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
    • 78:38 Substitution James O'Connor leaves the field to be replaced by Francis Jeffers.
    • 78:38 Unfair challenge on Steven Taylor by James O'Connor results in a free kick.
    • 77:34 Darren Purse fouled by Shola Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:58 Marcus Tudgay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 76:46 A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Darren Purse.
    • 75:03 Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Darren Purse.
    • 74:09 Ryan Taylor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.
    • 74:09 Booking Tommy Miller goes into the referee's book.
    • 74:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Miller on Jonas Gutierrez.
    • 72:18 Substitution Tommy Miller is brought on as a substitute for Michael Gray.
    • 72:18 Substitution (Sheff Wed) makes a substitution, with Etienne Esajas coming on for Sean McAllister.
    • 70:56 Shola Ameobi is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 68:05 Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Lewis Buxton results in a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
    • 67:42 Unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini by James O'Connor results in a free kick. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 67:06 Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 66:38 Tommy Spurr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 65:10 Marcus Tudgay concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:52 The offside flag is raised against Shola Ameobi. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 63:58 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Michael Gray from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.
    • 62:49 Unfair challenge on Darren Potter by Alan Smith results in a free kick. Michael Gray has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Steve Harper.
    • 62:40 The ball is crossed by Jermaine Johnson, Steven Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 62:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton by Xisco. Lewis Buxton takes the free kick.
    • 61:07 Marcus Tudgay challenges Sanchez Jose Enrique unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 57:17 Substitution (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Xisco coming on for Andrew Carroll.
    • 55:25 Centre by Darren Potter.
    • 54:15 The referee blows for offside against Shola Ameobi. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 53:17 The official flags Darren Purse offside. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 52:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Smith on Marcus Tudgay. Darren Potter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
    • 52:08 Kevin Nolan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
    • 51:28 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Spurr.
    • 50:32 Sean McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ryan Taylor, Lee Grant makes a save.
    • 49:48 The referee blows for offside against Jermaine Johnson. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
    • 48:01 Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.
    • 46:33 Unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Marcus Tudgay results in a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:10 The referee blows for offside against Jermaine Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:03 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+1:30 James O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Jonas Gutierrez takes the direct free kick.
    • 43:44 Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Shola Ameobi. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 40:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Ryan Taylor. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:39 James O'Connor takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.
    • 37:07 The ball is swung over by Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
    • 37:07 Booking Lewis Buxton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 37:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Buxton on Jonas Gutierrez.
    • 35:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Carroll on Darren Purse. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.
    • 34:42 Unfair challenge on Alan Smith by Marcus Tudgay results in a free kick. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
    • 34:10 Sanchez Jose Enrique has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
    • 33:33 Corner taken by Ryan Taylor played to the near post, clearance by Marcus Tudgay.
    • 32:49 Sean McAllister concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 32:11 Steven Taylor fouled by Jermaine Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Smith.
    • 30:59 Michael Gray sends in a cross, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 27:04 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
    • 26:09 The referee blows for offside against Marcus Tudgay. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 24:45 Darren Potter takes the free kick.
    • 24:45 Booking Fabricio Coloccini is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 24:34 Fabricio Coloccini challenges Jermaine Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 23:51 Marcus Tudgay is caught offside. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
    • 23:13 Tommy Spurr fouled by Ryan Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.
    • 22:23 Foul by James O'Connor on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 21:33 The offside flag is raised against Jermaine Johnson. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Smith on Marcus Tudgay. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:36 A cross is delivered by Michael Gray.
    • 17:47 The official flags Jermaine Johnson offside. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 14:38 Assist by Andrew Carroll.
    • 14:38 GOAL - Shola AmeobiNewcastle 1 - 0 Sheff Wed Goal scored by Shola Ameobi from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Sheff Wed.
    • 13:47 Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 13:47 Booking Alan Smith booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 13:43 Alan Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Wood.
    • 12:46 Tommy Spurr challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 9:42 The ball is sent over by Jermaine Johnson, Sean McAllister produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
    • 9:00 The ball is delivered by Tommy Spurr, clearance made by Steven Taylor.
    • 6:28 Inswinging corner taken by Michael Gray from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Andrew Carroll.
    • 6:10 The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, Darren Potter makes a clearance.
    • 5:29 Darren Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll. Alan Smith takes the direct free kick.
    • 2:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Taylor by James O'Connor. Shot on goal comes in from Sanchez Jose Enrique from the free kick.
    • 1:36 Unfair challenge on Michael Gray by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:55 Jermaine Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:18 Kevin Nolan produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 19 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Cardiff 3 6 7
    2 Middlesbrough 3 5 7
    3 Newcastle 3 4 7
    4 Coventry 3 3 7
    5 West Brom 3 2 7
    6 Bristol City 3 2 7
    7 Preston 3 3 5
    8 Sheff Utd 3 2 5
    9 Leicester 3 1 5
    10 Crystal Palace 3 1 4
    11 Watford 3 0 4
    12 Derby 3 0 4
    13 Blackpool 3 0 3
    14 Doncaster 3 0 3
    15 Scunthorpe 3 -5 3
    16 Sheff Wed 3 -1 2
    17 QPR 3 -1 2
    18 Plymouth 3 -2 2
    19 Reading 3 -3 2
    20 Peterborough 3 -2 1
    21 Ipswich 3 -3 1
    22 Nottm Forest 3 -3 1
    23 Swansea 3 -4 1
    24 Barnsley 3 -5 1


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