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Now that the dust is settling after Monday night and Newcastle United's title winning performance at Home Park, it's still worth repeating some of the praise that has came the way of Plymouth Argyle Football Club in the last couple of days.

I understand that some Plymouth fans weren't too happy about their club playing We Are The Champions followed by Local Hero and the Blaydon Races.

In the face of relegation and after what Newcastle endured last term, going down is a sickly feeling.

I'VE travelled to the South coast for tonight's Championship nailbiter against Plymouth Argyle.

In 1993 Newcastle United clinched the Championship trophy in Grimsby. Tonight attention turns to Home Park as Newcastle close in on the famous old silver pot.

The fans have turned up in their droves again to see Newcastle clinch it and with over 5,000 Geordies in Devon to see them do it, the Geordie nation expects.

The longest trip of the season for the Magpies on their Championship tour could see them clinch the title with a draw. A single point will give Newcastle enough to be crowned champions despite West Brom's 2-0 win against Boro on Saturday.

Make sure you don't miss any of the action and colour from Home Park by logging on to Blog on the Tyne at the Match tonight. Come back at 7.30pm for our coverage of the game, or just click the link below to set a reminder.

Newcastle United 3 Plymouth 0

By Lee Ryder on Jan 13, 10 06:00 PM

TOON forward Peter Lovenkrands netted a hat-trick as Newcastle United eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Plymouth Argyle.

After a 0-0 draw down at Home Park, the Magpies players were looking to stamp their authority on the game and make it through to face West Brom.

And they certainly delivered with a confident display that proved too much for The Pilgrims.

United snatched the lead on nine minutes after a good move inside the left channel.

Jonas drove hard and slipped a nice pass into Lovenkrands who latched on to the ball before slamming it left-footed into the top corner to net his third of the season.

The lead was probably a deserved one for Newcastle who had just edged the opening period.

Plymouth then hit back at United but could not turn their possession into chances.

United then created two half chances for Andy Carroll but a hooked effort ended up on the roof of the net and then a chance at the back stick brushed the side netting.

Plymouth responded with a shot from Ashley Barnes but Krul was equal to it.

Barnes then squirted another effort well wide at Gallowgate on 25 minutes but Newcastle United still looked comfortable.

Nicky Butt picked out Jonas down the left and after firing in a shot from an impossible angle his effort went straight at Larrieu, and on 33 minutes Carroll smashed one on the turn but it went straight at the keeper.

Carroll and Jonas then exchanged passes a minute later but Carroll blazed it high over the top.

But it all came good again as Jonas crossed on 47 minutes for Lovenkrands who glanced a header beyond Larrieu from close range to make it 2-0.

United looked in full control at the start of the second half with Plymouth struggling to get out of their own half.

Newcastle were doing the simple things right, getting blocks in, staying with their men and using row Z when needed.

United made their first change of the night with 20 minutes to go, as Pancrate came off for Guthrie.

But the Toon made it 3-0 on 71 minutes when Carroll knocked the ball down for Nolan who found the Big Dane who grabbed his treble.

I was at St James' to bring you all the action from the game, and to replay my live blog click below.

NEWCASTLE United's visit to Home Park ended with Plymouth looking the happier of the two teams to get the draw.

Newcastle had their chances to win it with Pancrate missing a trio of first half opportunities.

Nicky Butt came closest when he cracked the bar near the end.

But it's a replay at St James' Park in 10 days time - a game that paper thin United could possibly do without.

As always, I was at Home Park to bring you live text commentary from the game.

Click on the link below to replay my take on the match.


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5. Enjoy the game!

Perhaps the Football League just wanted to break us in gently by handing us a game at West Brom and getting us off to life in the Championship in Premier League surroundings then?

Or at least that is one way of looking at the new Coca-Cola Championship fixture list.

The other is that Newcastle United have been handed a start that could well bring them crashing down to earth with an almighty bump - especially given the current climate of no manager, the club up for sale and a clueless duo in Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias who are worryingly left holding the future of this once great club in incapable hands.

After West Brom, comes Reading at home, then Sheff Wed before a trip to Crystal Palace and then a home clash with Leicester City.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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