Posted 'high noon bells' Munday 22nd August 2022
"THE NEW ENTERTAINERS!"
A breathtakin 6 goal thriller woz the outcome at SJP against the current champions of Ing-er-land---and for once it wasnt a hidin' for us az the game ended aall square!
This woz a great game to watch for the neutrals az Man City took the lead in the 6th minute at The Gallowgate End through Gundogan and it looked az though a cricket score might be on the cards az they pounded wor goal!
But The Toon are made of sterner stuff theeeze days and we fought back with goals from Miggy Almiron in the 28th minute and Callum Wilson in the 39th minute to send the SJP crowd wild with delight!
(Almiron's goals woz chalked off for offside, but woz finally given after a very lang VAR check showed that he woz ONSIDE!)
The 2nd half got even better for us az a Kieran Trippier free kick from the edge of the box woz porfectly executed and flew into the far corner of the net in the 54th minute to put NUFC 3-1 up---Unbelievable stuff! (See pix at top of page!)
And unlike previous seasons when we would have then 'parked the bus' with 11 men behind the baall, we actually tried to score a 4th goal!----'The New Entertainers' are in Toon!
The dream wasnt to last however and 2 goals in quick succession at The Leazes End for wor visitors through Haaland on the hour mark and Silva 4 mins later braught the game back to 3-3!
Tripper woz red carded for a trip on De Bruyne, but woz owertorned to a yellow after VAR intervened! (That's TWO VAR decisions that went in wor favour for a change!)
The Blue Moonies went for the winner and went close several times, but the NUFC defence held firm with goalie Nick Pope in great form!---A new era iz definatly upon us, that's for certain!
The draw leaves us in 6th position in the table----Last season on the same date we lost 2-0 at Villa and were in 19th place!
Attendance: 52,258 (3,000 Blue Moons!)