JONJO SHELVEY TAKES A CORNER IN FRONT OF
THE TOON FAITFUL (FAITHFUL!)
IN A RARE 2nd HALF ATTACK
AZ THE FLOODLIGHTS SHINE DOON!
"OOT OF WOR DEPTH!"
A goal from Dwight Gayle in the 14th minute after fine work from Yedlin who squared the baall to him at 'The Theatre of Muppets', gave us an unexpected lead as he sidefooted home at The Stretford End, az we more than matched the home side!
Jacob Murphy shud have made it 2-0 but fluffed the chance not long after the 1st goal!
The lead lasted presicely 23 mins when Martial netted in front of the away fans section az the Moan U sides class above us, started to tell!
We couldn't haad oot til the break when an injury time goal saw Smaalling double their lead in the 46th minute!
It woz soon 3-1, 9 mins after the restart when Pogba took advantage of a defensive lapse and Lukaku completed the scorin 20 mins from time to put us 4-1 behind after more missteaks from us!
It woz a case of 'damage limitation' after this, az Moanrinho encouraged hiz side to gan for more goals---thankfully there were 'ne more' and wor heaviest defeat of the season (so far!) had been inflicted upon us!
Top marks to The Toon fans who sang throughoot the game----even when we were 4-1 doon!
After the match 'Rafa the Gaffaa' said: "For sure, this time yoo see the difference between money spent!" <(Say no more!)
Geordie Times verdict:
Even with a 1 goal advantage and domination of the forst half hour we couldn't stop them scorin' az their superiority finally told and we hardly got 'a look in' come the 2nd half!
We've got a hard December comin' up with games against Chelski, The Arse and Man C---we are in 11th place at the mo, 5 points above the drop zone--- and if we are still in the same position come the new year then we will be more than happy!
Toon team: Elliot, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Manquillo, Hayden, Shelvey, Richie (Aarons), Murphy, Joselu (Mitrovic 71), Gayle (Diame 77)
Attendance: 75,035 (3,100 Toon fans in a reality check!)
*More pix and updates later, az its time to gan oot on anothaa 'Bender in November!'
(for pub crawl pix crawl doon page!)