Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 15th May 2021
GOALS GALORE @ GALLOWGATE!
A game that didn't matter, az we were safe from the dreaded drop and Man City were crowned champions orlier this week, torned oot to be a 7 goal thriller, which went the visitors way 3-4
Another visit to The Strawberry 🍓opposite SJP woz the order of the day, az we watched on from a laptop on the open balcony!
The goal sequences and controversies were az follows!
24th minute: After sustained attacks from wor visitors the baall ended up at the other end of the pitch when The Toon got a corner at The Leazes End.
Shelvey took it and hiz pinpoint centre foond Krafth and hiz bullet heeder beat their keeper Scott Carson aall ends up, to put us 1-0 up! In the excitement the drinks nearly got knocked off the table az we celebrated an unexpected lead! 1-0 to us!
35th minute: Jonjo Shelvey hits the bar from a direct free kick just ootside the box!
39th minute: Cancelo equalizes for Man City with a shot into the corner of the net! 1-1
42nd minute: Torres puts wor visitors 2-1 up with a brilliant mid air back heel to the centre of the goal!---After a lengthy VAR delay the goal woz finally given, despite a City player bein just offside?
Deep into stoppage time NUFC are awarded a penalty after Joelinton iz fouled in the box! After another lengthy VAR check the penalty woz conformed and Joelinton made nee misstayk, puttin the baall into the corner of the net! 2-2 HT
62nd minute: Joe Willock iz fouled in the box and the ref points straight to the spot for wor 2nd penalty of the game!
Willock takes it this time, but hiz shot iz parried away by Carson!---Luckily for Willock the baall rebounds to him and he haz the simple task of tappin' the baall into the net from close range! 3-2 to us
64th minute: The lead didnt last very lang az Torres scores hiz 2nd goal for The Blue Moonies with a shot to the top corner of the goal!
66th minute: Torres claims hiz hat-trick with a shot to the centre of wor goal! 3-4 to them!
That's the way it stayed to replicate Man City's 3-4 win in 1968 when the won the old 1st Division at SJP!
Their win woz aalso a record az they have now won 12 away games on the spin!
A spirited performance from NUFC with wor safety aalready conformed!---Although the stats show we anly had 17% possession which iz the joint lowest in Premyaa Leegue history---apparently!