Relegation threat? It seems that all the lads finally realized their future is depends on how they perform and today they have shown good commitments in our second vital game of our battle series to avoid the drop zone.
In another full house St. James’s Park, Newcastle looking dangerous when attacking the visiting side. Keegan is once again pulling out the United striking force in Viduka, Martins and Owen in a 4-3-3 Cavaliers formation (that’s the name of my fantasy manager game formation 🙂 ).
We have the lead in seven minutes after some early attampts from the visitors that can be eased by our side. Viduka’s left-footed strike goes into Kaey Keller’s bottom corner after receiving a fine deliver from Geremi on the edge of the area. The goal was his sixth of the season for Newcastle.
We have another chances through Michael Owen and Martins, but it was the Fulham side who gave a serious threat for Harper when Jimmy Bullard takes aim from 20 yards in an attempt to take the advantage from Steve Harper’s wrong-footed but in the end he can manages to recover and save United’s goal with a dipping effort.
Newcastle United FC:
Steve Harper, Habib Beye, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye, Steven Taylor, Geremi, Nicky Butt, Joey Barton, Michael Owen (c), Mark Viduka, Oba Martins
Subs: Fraser Forster, David Edgar, Alan Smith, Andy Carroll, Charles N’Zogbia
Kasey Keller, Paul Konchesky, Paul Stalteri, Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Leon Andreason, Jimmy Bullard, Danny Murphy, Simon Davies, Brian McBride (c), Eddie Johnson
Subs: Tony Warner, Moritz Volz, Carlos Bocanegra, David Healy, Clint Dempsey
Referee: Alan Wiley