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Newcastle   3 - 0   Plymouth

By Sam Sheringham

Peter Lovenkrands
Lovenkrands took his tally for the season to five goals

Peter Lovenkrands scored a hat-trick as Newcastle easily outclassed Plymouth to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Jonas Gutierrez sprinted down the left and cut the ball back for the Danish striker to fire into the net.

Lovenkrands made it 2-0 before half-time with a near-post header, and put the result beyond doubt with a low shot which Romain Larrieu should have saved.

Plymouth rarely threatened Tim Krul's goal as the Magpies strolled to a fourth-round tie away at West Brom.

The result extended Newcastle's unbeaten run to 13 games and emphasised the gulf in class between two sides at opposite ends of the Championship table.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton made six changes to the side that drew the first game 0-0 at Home Park, recalling first-team regulars Jose Enrique, Steven Taylor, Kevin Nolan, Gutierrez and Lovenkrands.

And the former Denmark international took only 10 minutes to fully justify his recall.

Gutierrez carved Plymouth open down the left and pulled the ball across for Lovenkrands to beat Larrieu with a deft left-footed finish.

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Moments later, leading scorer Nolan had the time and space to make it 2-0, but he spooned the ball over the bar from 15 yards out.

Plymouth, who are 21 places below leaders Newcastle in the Championship table, showed little signs of their recent revival under new manager Paul Mariner.

The visitors lacked any sort of penetration and were limited to shots from distance, Carl Fletcher and Luke Summerfield bringing routine saves out of Krul.

Gutierrez, eyeing a place in Diego Maradona's World Cup squad, was again the provider for Newcastle's second, with another pinpoint cross for Lovenkrands to head home at the near post.

A crowd of just over 15,000 at St James' Park were treated to a virtuoso display by the Argentine, who continued to orchestrate proceedings in the second half, fizzing a shot just past the post.

Plymouth gave their fans little to cheer on their 820-mile round trip to the northeast and it was no surprise when Lovenkrands added a third.

Andy Carroll headed the ball down to Nolan, who in turn fed Lovenkrands to volley his third through Larrieu's hands.

Newcastle will travel to West Brom for the fourth-round tie six days after the Championship promotion hopefuls meet in the league at St James' Park.


Newcastle boss Chris Hughton on playing West Brom twice in six days:
"It will be a fair indication for where we both are at the moment.

"Of course, our priority at the moment is the first game in the Championship here at St James'.

"It's one that will give us a massive boost if we are able to win it."

Plymouth manager Paul Mariner on Lovenkrands:
"His timing of his runs is pretty special and for the first goal, his finish was fantastic.

"He has a lot of composure in the box. When everybody was getting excited, he was the coolest guy and chipped it over the keeper. I thought he was terrific."

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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Newcastle 3-0 Plymouth FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Lovenkrands 10
  • Lovenkrands 40
  • Lovenkrands 72

    Newcastle

    Substitutes

    Plymouth

    • 01 Larrieu
    • 15 Barker (McNamee 76)
    • 18 Sawyer
    • 02 Duguid
    • 04 Fletcher
    • 06 Clark
    • 11 Arnason
    • 20 Summerfield
    • 25 Judge (Sheridan 59)
    • 14 Fallon
    • 24 Barnes (Wright-Phillips 59)

    Substitutes

    • 27 Saxton,
    • 16 McNamee,
    • 17 Noone,
    • 31 Folly,
    • 10 Wright-Phillips,
    • 21 Sheridan,
    • 26 Gow
    Ref: D'UrsoAtt: 15,805
    NEWCASTLE
    PLYMOUTH

    Possession

    • Newcastle 59%
    • Plymouth 41%

    Attempts on target

    • Newcastle 6
    • Plymouth 1

    Attempts off target

    • Newcastle 7
    • Plymouth 4

    Corners

    • Newcastle 3
    • Plymouth 0

    Fouls

    • Newcastle 7
    • Plymouth 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:45 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+2:12 Rory Fallon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:50 Karl Duguid fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Fletcher takes the direct free kick.
    • 89:19 David McNamee challenges Danny Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by David McNamee.
    • 87:04 Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
    • 87:04 Substitution Ryan Donaldson replaces Peter Lovenkrands.
    • 87:04 The official flags Luke Summerfield offside.
    • 85:06 Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball, save by Romain Larrieu.
    • 83:54 Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Save by Romain Larrieu.
    • 82:36 The ball is crossed by Cillian Sheridan.
    • 79:25 The referee gives a free kick against David McNamee for handball. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:25 Romain Larrieu takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:25 Substitution David McNamee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Barker.
    • 75:25 Foul by Kevin Nolan on Luke Summerfield, free kick awarded.
    • 74:24 Kevin Nolan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 74:24 Substitution Nile Ranger on for Nicky Butt.
    • 74:24 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Carroll.
    • 73:08 The ball is sent over by Andrew Carroll.
    • 71:39 The assist for the goal came from Kevin Nolan.
    • 71:39 GOAL - Peter LovenkrandsNewcastle 3 - 0 Plymouth Peter Lovenkrands finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 3-0 Plymouth.
    • 71:13 Andrew Carroll produces a cross.
    • 70:31 Foul by Rory Fallon on Kevin Nolan, free kick awarded. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
    • 69:42 Substitution Danny Guthrie is brought on as a substitute for Fabrice Pancrate.
    • 69:24 Fabrice Pancrate sends in a cross.
    • 67:41 Nicky Butt challenges Rory Fallon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Fletcher restarts play with the free kick.
    • 67:11 Fabrice Pancrate sends in a cross.
    • 64:24 Corner taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 64:17 Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.
    • 62:23 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line.
    • 61:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Kari Arnason. Free kick taken by Nicky Butt.
    • 61:27 Rory Fallon takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
    • 61:03 Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball, Romain Larrieu makes a save.
    • 60:02 Jonas Gutierrez has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 58:39 Substitution Alan Judge leaves the field to be replaced by Cillian Sheridan.
    • 58:39 Substitution Bradley Wright-Phillips replaces Ashley Barnes.
    • 57:21 The ball is swung over by Peter Lovenkrands, save made by Romain Larrieu.
    • 57:00 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Nicky Butt takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:31 The ball is crossed by Fabrice Pancrate, clearance by Chris Barker.
    • 54:15 Foul by Chris Clark on Andrew Carroll, free kick awarded. Ryan Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Rory Fallon.
    • 53:04 Peter Lovenkrands has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 52:30 Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
    • 49:49 Foul by Rory Fallon on Steven Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steven Taylor.
    • 48:03 Effort from outside the penalty area by Alan Judge goes wide left of the goal.
    • 45:56 The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Headed effort from inside the area by Andrew Carroll misses to the left of the goal.
    • 45:16 Foul by Chris Clark on Peter Lovenkrands, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:26 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 44:29 Foul by Ashley Barnes on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
    • 40:55 Peter Lovenkrands is ruled offside. Romain Larrieu restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:23 The referee blows for offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:05 Assist on the goal came from Jonas Gutierrez.
    • 39:05 GOAL - Peter LovenkrandsNewcastle 2 - 0 Plymouth Peter Lovenkrands grabs a headed goal from close range. Newcastle 2-0 Plymouth.
    • 37:33 Peter Lovenkrands crosses the ball.
    • 34:20 Rory Fallon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Butt. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
    • 33:51 Effort on goal by Andrew Carroll from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 32:02 Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Romain Larrieu makes a save.
    • 31:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Clark on Kevin Nolan. Steven Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:11 The ball is swung over by Gary Sawyer, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
    • 27:11 Kevin Nolan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
    • 26:14 Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, Romain Larrieu makes a save.
    • 25:22 Unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Chris Barker results in a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
    • 24:53 Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory Fallon. Carl Fletcher restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:10 Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
    • 19:47 Carl Fletcher takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
    • 17:32 Header from close in by Andrew Carroll misses to the left of the goal.
    • 17:08 Luke Summerfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Lovenkrands. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.
    • 15:24 Fabrice Pancrate crosses the ball, Andrew Carroll produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 14:04 The ball is crossed by Gary Sawyer, clearance by Ryan Taylor.
    • 13:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Summerfield by Kevin Nolan. Free kick taken by Kari Arnason.
    • 12:12 Unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Carl Fletcher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Butt.
    • 11:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Fletcher by Jonas Gutierrez. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.
    • 11:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Fletcher on Nicky Butt. Direct free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 10:40 The assistant referee flags for offside against Fabrice Pancrate. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.
    • 9:34 Jonas Gutierrez provided the assist for the goal.
    • 9:34 GOAL - Peter LovenkrandsNewcastle 1 - 0 Plymouth Peter Lovenkrands finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Plymouth.
    • 8:42 Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, save by Romain Larrieu.
    • 7:08 The referee blows for offside. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
    • 6:54 Chris Clark produces a cross, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 5:00 Ryan Taylor takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Kari Arnason.
    • 1:34 Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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