A Demba Cisse heeder in the forst half and a magnificent Yohan Gouffran strike in the second sealed 'The Yorkshire Puddings' fate @ a noisy St James' Park last neet!
We started off with mixture of forst team and resorve team outfield players, with Tim Krul in goal instead of the expected resorve keeper Rob Elliot!
A massive dibble presence doon the Bigg Market and around the station area beforehand in anticipation of trouble from Leeds fans didn't materialise, but on the way to the match many of them were 'p*ssed oot of their brains' az they made their way to 'level 7 of The Leazes End'
A total of 6,000 of them had made the trip north past Scotch Corner and they gave their side fantastic support from start to finish with, (in the 11th minute) a 15 minute tribute to their (and our) former number 11 Gary Speed, who had helped them win the old Forst Division back in 1992 (their tribute to him waz warmly applauded by the Toon faithful!)
|SOME OF THE LEEDS FANS (top level of stand)|
Really there waz anly one team in it az the Championship side were ne match for us, even with a weakened Toon team!
Cisse opened the scorin' on the half hour mark @ The Leazes End when he heeded in from a Sammy Ameobi cross to score hiz forst goal in ower a 1,000 minutes for us!
The second goal came in the 67th minute when again, Sammy Ameobi waz involved, when hiz pinpoint pass foond Gouffran just inside the box @ The Gallowgate End and with hiz back to goal he torned and fired in an unstoppable shot, which flew into the top corner of the Leeds goal to seal wor place in the last 16 of the competition!
After the match we heeded for The Newcastle Arms where we hord that we had drew 'The Blue Moonies of Manchester' at home in the next roond!---"bring 'em on!"
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Gouffran (Vuckic 84), Anita (Gosling 80), Tiote, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse (Obertan 71)
Attendance: 36,220 <(looked more than that? --like?) (6,000 noisy tykes!)