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Newcastle   3 - 1   Peterborough

Newcastle v Peterborough

Newcastle 3-1 Peterborough

Newcastle United cemented their place at the top of the Championship table with goals from Jonas Gutierrez, Andrew Carroll and Danny Simpson.

Gutierrez broke the deadlock with a stunning strike after weaving past four defenders with a run from his own half.

Carroll made it 2-0 when heading Danny Guthrie's corner past keeper Joe Lewis.

Simpson found the top corner of the net from the edge of the area before Peterborough grabbed a late consolation with Dean Keates' close-range strike.

However, the game will be remembered for the angry reaction from fans towards Mike Ashley after the owner's decision to re-name Newcastle's stadium.

The new name - sportsdirect.com@St James' Park Stadium - provoked furious protests before, during and after the match.

But, thankfully for the under-fire owner, the players did the business on the pitch in Chris Hughton's first home game since being confirmed as the club's manager.

From the moment Gutierrez capped an enterprising 15th-minute run with that sparkling opener, the bulk of a crowd of 43,067 were at least able to enjoy the fare on the pitch.

Newcastle fans protest
Newcastle fans make their feelings known about the stadium's new name

The Argentina international set out from inside his own half before cutting inside from the left wing, carving his way through the blue shirts and firing right-footed past a stunned Lewis.

Newcastle were 2-0 up within three minutes when Carroll guided Danny Guthrie's corner beyond Lewis with a deft near-post header.

Gutierrez then limped off but Lewis was beaten for the third time seven minutes after the break.

Full-back Simpson cut inside from the right to curl a left-foot shot into the top corner.

Peterborough kept battling but, by the time Keates struck from close range with 80 minutes gone, there was no way back.


Newcastle boss Chris Hughton:
"We have got a totally-focused group of players who, from minute one, saw an opportunity for us to stay on top of the division, and very much took that opportunity.

"We have got used to getting on with the job. There are things we can't affect, but I am very lucky that I have got a group of players who are focused on one thing, and that's on staying where we are at the right end of the table with the ultimate aim of getting promotion.

"We are focused enough and it certainly hasn't taken anything away from the victory."

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"Out of every game I've got to take positives, but we just don't give ourselves a chance.

"We spoke at length about trying to keep and trying to get control of the game quickly.

"We knew they'd come out of the traps quick they always do at home. I think they were hurting a little bit from the defeat in the cup."


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Saturday, 7 November 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Newcastle 3-1 Peterborough FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Gutierrez 15
  • Carroll 18
  • Simpson 52
  • Keates 79

Newcastle

  • 01 Harper
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 03 Jose Enrique
  • 12 Simpson
  • 27 Taylor
  • 04 Nolan
  • 08 Guthrie
  • 18 Gutierrez (Taylor 21)
  • 10 Harewood (Ranger 77)
  • 17 Smith
  • 24 Carroll (Lovenkrands 78)

Substitutes

  • 26 Krul,
  • 16 Taylor,
  • 28 Kadar,
  • 20 Geremi,
  • 22 Butt,
  • 11 Lovenkrands,
  • 30 Ranger

Peterborough

  • 01 Lewis
  • 04 Morgan
  • 29 Bennett yellow card
  • 06 Lee
  • 11 Keates
  • 14 Rowe
  • 15 Diagouraga (Coutts 46)
  • 18 Whelpdale (Batt 75)
  • 28 Rose (Mclean 46)
  • 10 Boyd
  • 12 Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 32 Amos,
  • 02 Martin,
  • 05 Zakuani,
  • 07 Coutts,
  • 08 Frecklington,
  • 19 Batt,
  • 09 Mclean
Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 43,067
NEWCASTLE
PETERBOROUGH

Possession

  • Newcastle 59%
  • Peterborough 41%

Attempts on target

  • Newcastle 10
  • Peterborough 5

Attempts off target

  • Newcastle 8
  • Peterborough 6

Corners

  • Newcastle 8
  • Peterborough 4

Fouls

  • Newcastle 5
  • Peterborough 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:50 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+2:33 Nile Ranger produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 90:00+1:58 Peter Lovenkrands fouled by Aaron Mclean, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:11 Foul by Nile Ranger on Tommy Rowe, free kick awarded. Craig Morgan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:21 Aaron Mclean takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 87:28 Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nolan.
  • 87:28 Booking Ryan Bennett receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 87:12 Ryan Bennett challenges Peter Lovenkrands unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 84:41 Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
  • 80:17 Foul by Charlie Lee on Nile Ranger, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Danny Guthrie, Charlie Lee gets a block in.
  • 78:39 GOAL - Dean KeatesNewcastle 3 - 1 Peterborough Dean Keates finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 3-1 Peterborough.
  • 77:28 Substitution Peter Lovenkrands on for Andrew Carroll.
  • Correction - 76:57 Substitution Nile Ranger on for Marlon Harewood.
  • 76:57 Substitution Nile Ranger joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marlon Harewood.
  • 75:26 The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Carroll. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 74:24 Substitution Chris Whelpdale goes off and Shaun Batt comes on.
  • 74:05 Paul Coutts has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 73:14 Andrew Carroll is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 71:56 Effort from deep inside the area by Tommy Rowe misses to the left of the target.
  • 71:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Danny Simpson. Free kick taken by George Boyd.
  • 70:56 Craig Mackail-Smith is ruled offside. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
  • 70:36 Marlon Harewood is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
  • 69:48 Danny Simpson sends in a cross, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
  • 68:01 Corner taken left-footed by George Boyd from the right by-line, clearance made by Andrew Carroll.
  • 67:52 Aaron Mclean produces a cross, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
  • 67:12 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Guthrie, save made by Joe Lewis.
  • 66:54 Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a shot from 20 yards. Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 64:29 Charlie Lee has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 63:57 Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Bennett.
  • 62:30 Charlie Lee has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
  • 61:56 George Boyd takes a outswinging corner.
  • 61:37 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by George Boyd from the right by-line, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.
  • 61:20 Effort on goal by Chris Whelpdale from 20 yards. Steve Harper makes a save.
  • 60:46 Craig Mackail-Smith produces a drilled right-footed shot from 6 yards. Steve Harper makes a save.
  • 57:35 Kevin Nolan has a lobbed shot. Save by Joe Lewis. Corner taken by Danny Guthrie played to the near post, Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Clearance by Craig Morgan. Danny Guthrie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Dean Keates manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:44 Aaron Mclean has a drilled shot. Steve Harper makes a save.
  • 56:11 Chris Whelpdale has a drilled shot. Steve Harper makes a save.
  • 51:24 Assist on the goal came from Kevin Nolan.
  • 51:24 GOAL - Danny SimpsonNewcastle 3 - 0 Peterborough Danny Simpson gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 3-0 Peterborough.
  • 50:20 Aaron Mclean is caught offside. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
  • 50:00 Marlon Harewood challenges Ryan Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Keates.
  • 49:35 Andrew Carroll is caught offside. Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:06 Effort from outside the box by Sanchez Jose Enrique goes wide right of the target.
  • 47:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by Dean Keates. Alan Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:08 Effort from just outside the box by Ryan Taylor goes over the bar.
  • 45:39 Unfair challenge on Marlon Harewood by Ryan Bennett results in a free kick. Alan Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 45:01 Substitution Toumani Diagouraga leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Coutts.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Paul Coutts coming on for Toumani Diagouraga.
  • 45:01 Substitution Aaron Mclean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Rose.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:05 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 44:34 A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Joe Lewis makes a save.
  • 39:21 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by George Boyd from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Alan Smith.
  • 39:11 The ball is delivered by Tommy Rowe, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
  • 38:06 Danny Guthrie delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Bennett.
  • 34:59 A cross is delivered by Danny Rose, Alan Smith makes a clearance.
  • 34:15 The referee blows for offside against Andrew Carroll. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:03 Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball.
  • 32:18 Marlon Harewood challenges Craig Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Morgan takes the free kick.
  • 31:50 A cross is delivered by Tommy Rowe, save made by Steve Harper.
  • 28:34 The ball is swung over by Tommy Rowe, save made by Steve Harper.
  • 27:09 Danny Guthrie produces a drilled right-footed shot from just inside the penalty area and hits the post.
  • 26:45 Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor, George Boyd makes a clearance.
  • 25:57 Shot by Andrew Carroll. Blocked by Charlie Lee.
  • 23:06 Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Lewis. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:32 Drilled right-footed shot by Ryan Taylor. Blocked by Dean Keates. Danny Guthrie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Joe Lewis.
  • 21:31 Handball decision goes against Ryan Taylor. Dean Keates restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:42 Substitution Ryan Taylor replaces Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 19:39 Kevin Nolan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 19:29 The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Tommy Rowe.
  • 19:17 Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.
  • 17:20 The assist for the goal came from Danny Guthrie.
  • 17:20 GOAL - Andrew CarrollNewcastle 2 - 0 Peterborough Andrew Carroll grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Newcastle 2-0 Peterborough.
  • 16:57 The ball is sent over by Danny Guthrie, clearance by Ryan Bennett. Danny Guthrie takes a inswinging corner to the near post,
  • 16:27 The offside flag is raised against Craig Mackail-Smith. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:57 GOAL - Jonas GutierrezNewcastle 1 - 0 Peterborough Jonas Gutierrez gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Peterborough.
  • 13:59 The ball is crossed by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.
  • 11:27 Jonas Gutierrez has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 10:47 Danny Guthrie delivers the ball, clearance made by Craig Morgan.
  • 10:09 Craig Mackail-Smith has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
  • 8:01 Tommy Rowe challenges Alan Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Kevin Nolan from the free kick.
  • 6:54 Jonas Gutierrez produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Ryan Bennett. Danny Guthrie decides to take a short corner, clearance by Dean Keates. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie played to the near post, clearance made by George Boyd.
  • 2:14 Centre by Kevin Nolan.
  • 1:15 Unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by George Boyd results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Smith.
  • Correction - 0:29 Danny Simpson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 0:29 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Danny Simpson goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 0:17 Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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Championship results

7 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 4-1 Scunthorpe R
Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough R
Leicester 1-2 West Brom R
Newcastle 3-1 Peterborough R
Nottm Forest 1-1 Bristol City R
Plymouth 2-1 Doncaster R
Reading 1-1 Ipswich R
Sheff Wed 1-2 QPR R
Swansea 3-2 Cardiff R
Watford 2-0 Preston R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 16 15 33
2 West Brom 16 17 31
3 Cardiff 16 14 27
4 QPR 16 12 27
5 Blackpool 16 9 27
6 Leicester 16 5 27
7 Bristol City 16 4 26
8 Nottm Forest 16 3 25
9 Swansea 16 2 25
10 Middlesbrough 16 5 24
11 Preston 16 1 24
12 Watford 16 -2 24
13 Crystal Palace 16 -1 22
14 Sheff Wed 16 -2 17
15 Sheff Utd 15 -3 17
16 Coventry 16 -7 17
17 Derby 16 -8 17
18 Barnsley 15 -8 17
19 Scunthorpe 16 -12 17
20 Doncaster 16 -3 15
21 Plymouth 16 -11 15
22 Reading 16 -10 14
23 Ipswich 16 -11 12
24 Peterborough 16 -9 11


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