Results tagged “West Brom” from ChronicleLive - Blog on the Tyne - Newcastle United Blog
Take your mind back to August 8 2009 on a pleasant summer day at the Hawthorns.
Newcastle United had been freshly relegated and the whole of Tyneside were up in arms at just where the much maligned Mags would be come the end of the season.
United's first game of the new season had been especially selected for BBC broadcast live to the nation with the public undressing of a once great football club about to unfold on the box to the blood thirsty non-Tyneside audience.
Or at least that was how many expected it to go the last time Newcastle travelled to the Hawthorns for a league clash.
NEWCASTLE United crashed out of the FA Cup after going down 4-2 against West Brom.
The Baggies went ahead when Jonas Olsson headed in a corner before Graham Dorrans scored from the spot after Tamas Kadar fouled Roman Bednar.
Andy Carroll's volley gave the Toon fans hope before Ryan Taylor was controversially red carded for a challenge on Jerome Thomas in the box.
The Magpies fans were incensed at the decision, especially as the ref could've given a penalty at the other end just seconds before.
Dorrans scored from the penalty spot and then Thomas tapped in a fourth, with Carroll firing home a late consolation.
The ref needed heavy security and had to be escorted from the pitch as the Toon supporters vented their fury at his performance.
I was at the match, and you can replay my live coverage below.
WEST Bromwich Albion held Newcastle United to a draw at St James' Park in a tense game which ended 2-2.
It was a nailbiting fixture from the off as unbeaten-at-home Newcastle took on their biggest Championship rivals.
Olsson opened the scoring for the Baggies in the 14th minute but an equaliser was just ten minutes away courtesy of Danny Guthrie.
Bednar pushed West Brom in front just after the break but Peter Lovenkrands delighted Toon fans with a reply on 53 minutes. He followed the header with an gesture skywards in an emotional tribute to his late father.
As always I brought you all the action from the game, and there'll also be a chance to share in some banter with fans from around the world. To replay my take on the game, just click the link below.
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I had a bad feeling the moment I found out that West Brom nut Frank Skinner was going to be plucking out the balls in the FA Cup fourth round draw.
The moment he appeared on the box I just thought back to the Hawthorns in August and the prospect of going back there.
Of course, we've got to finish the job against Plymouth Argyle first but the prospect of facing the Baggies now sets up a frantic week in the season of Newcastle United.
Where were you when Newcastle United last won a match at St James's Park?
I can just about remember it actually. Damien Duff netted the winner in the closing stages, it was against Tottenham Hotspur and on the back of it Mike Ashley urged fans to stick a bet on us getting into Europe!!!
Some of you might have been finishing/starting your Christmas shopping or had just started your festive holiday!
Well as we crawl into April, we're still to see a victory at St James's Park since December 21 and you don't need reminding that as it stands the great club that is Newcastle United is tumbling into the abyss or the Championship if you like.