Newcastle bagged another unconvincing win last night against the Baggies. Hate to say, we are once again under par and were lucky to get three points from it.
We did had done most of the attacking last night, but was repeatedly fail to find the net where the visitors are often stretched us with their counter attacks which produce their equalising goal in the second-half.
The Magpies hardworking players are finally get the goal ten minutes before the break. Tim Krul’s long ball met Shola Ameobi who flick-on the ball to Ba and beat Jonas Olsson in the air, before moved behind him and fired the ball first time to past helpless Ben Foster.
Without the presence of Tiote who was red carded last week against the mackem, We were looking weak in midfield. Perchinho and Cabaye could not put their foot on the ball to control the game.
Tim Krul has some real work to do to keep us out from the Baggies on loan striker from Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku who has two chances to break clear. After the break and, the Baggies had one effort ruled out for an offside before Lukaku finally scored.
It was a poor defending by Simpson. He’s failed to closing down Zoltan Gera so he can nodding in a cross, but again I hate to say that Coloccini who has great game last week, found guilty for not keeping with Lukaku.
On a respond to their goal, Pardew bring in Papiss Cisse and Gabriel Obertan to try to safe the game. Sammy Amoebi later come in for a limping Ba.
Steve Clarke’s side maintained to sit back and occassionally going up to pressure us, and when the game was thought to be another disappointing draw, it is the younger and more strength Ameobi’s shoot in the the 93rd minute meet Cissé’s back to provide the winning goal.
Krul, Simpson (Obertan 60), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Perch, Cabaye, Jonas, Shola Ameobi (Cisse 60), Ba (Sammy Ameobi 73)
Foster; Tamas, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Morrison; Odemwingie, Gera (Popov 87), Dorrans; Lukaku (Long 65)