|ACTION AT THE LEAZES END (2nd half)|
"3 IN A ROW!"
This woz a game we simpleee had to win az a nervous crowd torned up at St. James' Park!
Almiron gets a warm Geordie welcome!
We indeed started off a 'bit norvy', but new boy Miguel Almiron nearly scored when he woz put clean through in the thorteenth minute. He set off like 'a whippet', but hiz chip ower their keeper hit the post and boonced oot to Rondon who whammed hiz shot against the same post! (a double 'whammy' indeed!)
The tornin' point of the game, however, came after just 20 minutes on the clock when a horrible 'leg break' tackle on wor new record signing Almiron saw Tom Smith rightly sent off!
Luckily he wasn't badly injured and to wor relief he woz up in a couple of minutes to terrorise the 'Terriers' defence once again!
(1st half) MATT RICHIE PREPARES TO TAKE A FREE KICK
AT THE GALLOWGATE END
Rondon then sent a divin' heeder wide after a great cross from Longstaff, when it looked easier to score az the crowd groaned in frustration!
Somehow the scoreline woz 0-0 at the interval, but the vital breaktrough came just after the restart when Rondon fired home from inside the box at The Leazes End, much to the relief of the 50,000 Toon fans present!
It woz soon 2-0 and 'game ower' when Perez rifled hiz shot into the corner of the net just 5 mins later!
Sub Kenedy then hit a raspin shot against the bar az did Shaun Longstaff to make it 4 woodwork 'strikes' in total!
Loads of missed chances then followed and the anly puzzle woz that the final scoreline woz anly 2-0 instead of 7-0
Almiron 'The Little Whippet' got a standin' ovation in the 81st minute when he woz substituted by Atsu!
9 points from the last 3 home games propelled us up to 15th place, 4 points above the drop zone after mixed results from wor relegation rivals! (10 points from the last 15 in total)
'uddersfield look dead and buried with just 11 points and Fulim aalso looked doomed with 17 points---NINE (er!) ELEVEN! behind us!
The race iz on to avoid the thord relegation place involving half a dozen teams---including NUFC of course!
Bornley are next up on Tuesday neet at 'HQ'---anotha six pointer against anothaa of the relegation contenders!
Toon team: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie (Kenedy 69), Perez, Hayden, Longstaff, Almiron (Atsu 81), Rondon (Joselu 84)
Attendance: 52,174 (2,000 from 'uddersfeeeld, who just know that they are gannin doon!)
|POST MATCH CROWD STREAMS DOON BARRACK ROAD|
HAPPY TOON FANS PASS UNDER THE CHINESE ARCH
(GALLOWGATE END IN BACKGROOND)
A STEEL BAND PLAYS IN FRONT OF THE JOE HARVEY PLAQUE
'SMOKIN JOE', WHO WON THE FA CUP AZ A PLAYER AND
THE INTER CITIES FAIRS CUP AZ A MANAGER
DIED 30 YEARS AGO TODAY
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