|THE TOON ATTACK THE GALLOWGATE END DURIN' THE 2nd HALF|
(View from Level 7 Balcony)
Az there hadn't been a goal-less draw between the two side for aalmost 40 years iz waz predictable that there would be goals in this game az well!
Before the match an estimated 500 strong (weak?) protest march against 'The Fat Controller' took place from The City Haall to Leazes Park by disgruntled fans, sick of the comical goins on at the club! (We @ 'The Geordie Times' didn't take part az we felt it waz a complete waste of time!---IF we thought for 'one second' that we could get 'The Fat Controller' to sell the club by marchin' through the city centre then we would have joined in--pronto!)
Anyway!---we heeded for the tornstiles (after 'marchin' from 'The Companions Club' in Leazes Park Road!) in trepidation of wot might happen followin' wor six-nil defeat to the Scousers just six months ago @ St James'!
However!---a suprize waz in store for us az WE actually took the lead at the mid-point of the half---when!--oot of the blue!--- Yohan Cabaye hit a 30 yard screamer into the corner of the net @ 'The Leazes End', leavin' former SMB keeper Mingolet with 'nee chance' az he dived in vain to save it!
And then came 'the game changer' when Yanga grabbed Suarez by the shoulder and predicably the 'litte biter' went doon like 'a sack of taaties' in the penalty box to win the spot kick!
Yanga, bein' the last man waz subsequently sent off by ref Marriner and Gerrard stepped up to score hiz 100th goal for The Liverbirds to level the game just before the half time interval!
We expected the visitors to tear into us in the 2nd period but The Toon gave az good az they got and supersub Paul 'Dummy' Dummett put us back in the lead after a Yohan Cabaye free kick foond him at the far post unmarked and he gleefully excepted the chance to welly the baall into The Liverbirds net in the 56th minute!
The visitors then piled the pressure on and got back on level torms again when Suarez crossed for Sturridge to nod home in the 72nd minute!
We were then prayin' for the final whistle and had a scare deep into injury time when a Suarez free kick on the edge of the box waz superbleee saved by Tim Krul in The Toon goal!
A 2-2 draw waz a great result considerin' that we anly had 10 men for most of the match!
It waz then the lang 'march' back to 'The Companions' <(approx. 200 yards!) for some more (much needed!) 'liquid lubrication'!
Toon team: Krul, Debuchy, Santon, Tiote, Williamson, Yanga, Gouffran, Cabaye (Anita 78, Ben Arfa (Sammy Ameobi 78), Sissoko (Dummett 44), Remy
Attendance: 51,703 (3,200 Mickey Mousers!) <(who let off flares and bangers!) (The crowd waz 600 short of capacity az NUFC refused to put tickets on general sale!--but waz still the highest of the season so far!)
Average Premyaa Leegue home attendance: 49,813***
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