|'THE TOON' ATTACK 'THE LEAZES END' |
DURIN' THE 2nd HALF
It could have been much, much, more az the visitors were 'on fire' and we simply couldn't cope with their relentless bombardment of wor goal!
Things had settled doon a bit in the last 15 minutes of the half but we couldn't find a way through their defence and we went in two doon at the break.
The key moment in the match came just five mins after the restart when Demba Ba hit 'the bar' and the baall came oot to Papiss Cisse who heeded goalwards and hiz effort seemed to cross the goal line az De Gea in the Cockney Reds goal clawed the baall oot!---It looked like a goal to us high up in level 7 of The Milburn Stand, but both the ref and linesman who were much closer, didn't think so and play waz waved on!
It waz 'game ower' in the 70th minute when a Tom Cleverley cross went straight into the top corner of the net az Steve Harper tried in vain to save it!
We shud have had a penalty when Cisse's shirt waz pulled in the box, but this waz just one of several controversial decisions that the ref Howard Webb got wrang and in total EIGHT players were booked, fower from each side!
Toon team: Harper, Santon, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson (Anita 63), Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Tiote (Bigiramana 80), Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse (Shola Ameobi 63)
Attendance: 52,203 (biggest crowd in Britain ower the weekend!) (3,000 noisy Cockney Reds who divvint seem to like Alan Shearer for some reason!????)