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Newcastle   5 - 1   Sunderland

Shola Ameobi scores the fourth for Newcastle
It was a sublime finish by Ameobi for the fourth goal

By Saj Chowdhury

Kevin Nolan scored a hat-trick as Newcastle thrashed 10-man Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby.

Nolan opened the scoring with an overhead flick before tapping in a second from Andy Carroll's effort.

Shola Ameobi added a third from the spot after Nedum Onuoha had tripped Jonas Gutierrez before Titus Bramble was sent off for bringing down Carroll.

Ameobi then volleyed in his second and Nolan headed in his third before Darren Bent smashed in a late consolation.

And that is all it was - a consolation. Sunderland were second best, but what will hurt them more is they were a clear second best at the ground of their arch-rivals.


Newcastle's formula was simple - get the ball wide and deliver into the big men.

These big men were Carroll and Ameobi, 6ft-plus players who are both good in the air and nimble on the deck.

They gave Sunderland an almighty workout with Nolan reaping the rewards from their good work in the first half.

The effervescent midfielder may lack pace but more than makes up for it with guile and cunning in the box.

The former Bolton man's first strike came from an Ameobi nod-down from Barton's corner. With his back to goal, Nolan flicked the ball over his head and past the reach of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and the three defenders on the line.

His second came after good work from Ameobi who drove forward before finding Gutierrez.

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The Argentine's strike was blocked but the ball fell to Carroll whose scissor-kick arrived at the feet of Nolan around the six-yard area, who calmly slotted in.

Despite carrying a two-goal lead Newcastle looked leggy at the back against a pacy Sunderland attack containing Danny Welbeck and Bent, who were joined at 2-0 by Asamoah Gyan.

And early on, Welbeck did test the backline when he broke from a Newcastle corner but was brilliantly tackled by full-back Danny Simpson just as he was about to strike.

The Black Cats actually looked better after the break but by then they were 3-0 down following Ameobi's penalty before the break and Bramble's sending-off.

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The latter could be judged as unfortunate as card-happy Phil Dowd, who showed nine yellows and a red, was eager to give the former Magpie his marching orders after he chopped down Carroll who was approaching the area from a wide position.

Sunderland's horrific Halloween was not over, as Simpson delivered a looping ball from the right for Carroll to crash on to the bar with his head.

Ameobi was first to the loose ball and smashed in the rebound - it was a goal similar in vein to the one Alan Shearer scored in the 1996 5-0 win over Manchester United, when he followed up Les Ferdinand's effort.

Nolan, who looked a little bit peeved when Ameobi took the penalty, finally grabbed his hat-trick when a corner swung from the right was headed on by Ameobi and flicked in by the midfielder.

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Bent scored a late goal when he volleyed in from a corner, but he celebrated his strike with barely a smile.

Chris Hughton's job as Newcastle manager was reported to be under pressure earlier in the week before the club released a statement stating they would discuss terms of a new deal with him.

After that performance, a new contract is surely a no-brainer.

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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Newcastle 5-1 Sunderland FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Nolan 26
  • Nolan 34
  • Ameobi (pen) 45+4
  • Ameobi 70
  • Nolan 75
  • Bent 90





Ref: DowdAtt: 51,988


  • Newcastle 66%
  • Sunderland 34%

Attempts on target

  • Newcastle 12
  • Sunderland 5

Attempts off target

  • Newcastle 4
  • Sunderland 6


  • Newcastle 8
  • Sunderland 6


  • Newcastle 8
  • Sunderland 18
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:08 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00 Corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line, assist by John Mensah.
  • 90:00 GOAL - Darren BentNewcastle 5 - 1 Sunderland Darren Bent scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 5-1 Sunderland.
  • 89:26 Jordan Henderson delivers the ball, Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.
  • 87:33 Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
  • 86:05 Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Bent. Free kick taken by John Mensah.
  • 85:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Henderson on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
  • 85:08 Substitution Shola Ameobi goes off and Nile Ranger comes on.
  • 84:00 Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball.
  • 81:55 Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line, Jordan Henderson makes a clearance.
  • 81:55 Booking John Mensah is shown a yellow card.
  • 79:52 John Mensah challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Joey Barton, blocked by Kieran Richardson.
  • 78:50 Joey Barton crosses the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.
  • 77:44 Shola Ameobi fouled by Michael Turner, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
  • 75:54 Substitution Lee Cattermole leaves the field to be replaced by John Mensah.
  • 74:23 Assist by Shola Ameobi.
  • 74:23 GOAL - Kevin NolanNewcastle 5 - 0 Sunderland Goal scored by Kevin Nolan from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 5-0 Sunderland.
  • 74:22 Outswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line,
  • 73:41 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joey Barton, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
  • 72:11 Foul by Michael Turner on Andrew Carroll, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Joey Barton from the free kick.
  • 72:11 Booking Michael Turner is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:36 Andrew Carroll takes a shot.
  • Correction - 69:34 Assist on the goal came from Andrew Carroll.
  • 69:34 The assist for the goal came from Danny Simpson.
  • 69:34 GOAL - Shola AmeobiNewcastle 4 - 0 Sunderland Shola Ameobi gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 4-0 Sunderland.
  • 67:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by Lee Cattermole. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
  • 67:10 Booking Lee Cattermole receiv

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Premier League results

31 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 31 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 10 24 25
2 Arsenal 10 12 20
3 Man Utd 10 10 20
4 Man City 10 3 17
5 Tottenham 10 1 15
6 West Brom 9 -2 15
7 Newcastle 10 5 14
8 Everton 10 2 13
9 Fulham 10 1 12
10 Bolton 10 -1 12
11 Sunderland 10 -3 12
12 Liverpool 10 -4 12
13 Aston Villa 10 -4 12
14 Birmingham 10 -2 11
15 Stoke 10 -4 10
16 Blackpool 9 -7 10
17 Wigan 10 -11 10
18 Blackburn 10 -3 9
19 Wolves 10 -6 9
20 West Ham 10 -11 6

see also
Newcastle spirit delights Hughton
31 Oct 10 |  Premier League
Nolan dedicates hat-trick to family
31 Oct 10 |  Newcastle
Newcastle stand by boss Hughton
27 Oct 10 |  Newcastle
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31 Oct 10 |  Football
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