Newcastle Set To Name New Manager!

... former Swansea City manager and Barcelona Legend, Michael Laudrup, is now one of the favourites to fill the vacant managerial position at newcastle United, having after his odds were significantly slashed by a number of reputable betting outlets.

The the trio of Remi Garde, Steve McCalren and John Carver are still cemented in place at the top of the market, there has been mention of a mystery fourth candidate having been interviewed by the club.

Laudrup is currently manager of Qatar Stars League champions Lekhwiya, with whom he has been in charge of since June.

However, if the betting is to be believed the 50-year-old could be on the verge of returning to the Premier League a year after leaving Swansea City.

 

NEWCASTLE UTD 1 SOUTHAMPTON 2

NEWCASTLE

1. Tim Krul   
22. Daryl Janmaat   
2. Fabricio Coloccini   
36. Paul Dummett  80' 
19. Massadio Haidara   
8. Vurnon Anita  68' 
14. Jack Colback   
20. Remy Cabella   
7. Moussa Sissoko   
11. Yoan Gouffran  68' 
17. Ayoze Perez   
Subs
3. Davide Santon   
6. Mike Williamson  80' 
28. Sammy Ameobi  68' 
29. Emmanuel Riviere  68' 
30. Mehdi Abeid   
32. Adam Armstrong   
41. Freddie Woodman 

SOUTHAMPTON

23. Fraser Forster   
2. Nathaniel Clyne   
6. Jose Fonte   
5. Florin Gardos   
21. Ryan Bertrand   
8. Steven Davis   
28. Harrison Reed   
16. James Ward-Prowse  60' 
11. Dusan Tadic  60' 
22. Eljero Elia  82' 
19. Graziano Pelle   
Subs
1. Kelvin Davis   
7. Shane Long  60' 
18. Jack Cork  60' 
27. Lloyd Isgrove   
32. Jason McCarthy   
33. Matt Targett  82' 
42. Jake Hesketh  

Eljero Elia scored twice to fire Southampton back into third place in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Newcastle.

The Dutchman, on loan from Werder Bremen, scored his first goal for the club with 14 minutes gone and then after Yoan Gouffran had cancelled out his strike with a fortuitous 29th-minute equaliser, restored the visitors' lead 17 minutes into the second half.

Both goals came against the run of play as Newcastle, who have now played four games under caretaker manager John Carver and won none of them, dominated possession for long periods. However, they lacked the cutting edge.

However, the hosts were aggrieved not to be awarded an injury-time penalty when substitute Emmanuel Riviere's shot appeared to hit Jose Fonte's arm - but referee Robert Madley waved away their appeals.

That will matter little to the Saints, who maintained their push for an unlikely top-four finish in front of a crowd of 49,307 at St James' Park.

By contrast, Carver and his players will head off on a mid-season training break in Dubai with the search for a new head coach ongoing and their season threatening to unravel.

Vurnon Anita sliced a second-minute shot wide after good build-up play by Moussa Sissoko and Remy Cabella, before full-back Daryl Janmaat saw his well-struck effort blocked after playing a neat one-two with Cabella.

Ayoze Perez and Gouffran then tested goalkeeper Fraser Forster from distance, before Southampton opened the scoring.

The impressive Graziano Pelle headed down Fonte's long ball for James Ward-Prowse to slide in Elia, whose well-struck 14th-minute shot embarrassed keeper Tim Krul.

With Pelle proving a handful for central defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Paul Dummett, the visitors gained a measure of control as the home side attempted to regroup, and Fonte headed Ward-Prowse's 25th-minute free-kick over.

But Newcastle were level within four minutes with the help of a large slice of good fortune.

Defender Florin Gardos looked to have Cabella's through-ball covered, but his attempted clearance cannoned off the chasing Gouffran's shin and looped past Forster and into the unguarded net, the Frenchman's first goal since Boxing Day 2013.

Forster was relieved not to be beaten for a second time three minutes before the break when he could only look on as Perez's cushioned volley from Cabella's swinging cross dropped just wide.

Carver tweaked his team at the break with Sissoko moved into a central position for the second half, and after an opening period during which Southampton dominated, the Magpies gradually rediscovered their rhythm.

Cabella sliced over from Sissoko's 53rd-minute knock-down, but the Saints responded with Pelle once again the focal point.

Ronald Koeman sent on Jack Cork and Shane Long for Ward-Prowse and Dusan Tadic on the hour, but his side might have been behind within seconds when Gouffran met Massadio Haidara's cross with a glancing header, but steered his effort wide of the far post.

However, Southampton regained their lead within seconds when Long flicked on a clearance and Elia slipped through the heart of the home defence to fire home off Janmaat's shins.

Carver responded by sending on Riviere and Sammy Ameobi for Anita and Gouffran, and the traffic was largely one-way with Dummett passing up a glorious opportunity to level 15 minutes from time when he met Jack Colback's corner unopposed, but headed harmlessly wide.

Pelle was significantly more accurate two minutes later when he powered a header from full-back Nathaniel Clyne's cross against Krul's bar, but as time ran down, the home side committed men to the search for a second equaliser which might have come had Madley ruled that Fonte had handled Riviere's effort.

But ultimately, their efforts proved to be in vain as the Saints held out with little difficulty to extend their recent run to 16 points from a possible 18.

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HULL CITY v NEWCASTLE UTD

 Saturday Jan 31st 12.45 ko

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Newcastle Utd Fixtures ...

2014/15 SEASON


  
Sunday August 17
NEWCASTLE 0 MAN CITY 2
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Colback, Anita (63' Obertan), Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran (74' Aarons), Riviere (83' Perez).
Subs: Haidara, Elliot, S Taylor, Abeid 

Saturday August 23 
ASTON VILLA 0 NEWCASTLE 0
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita (70' de Jong), Colback, Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran, Riviere (77' Perez - 90+2' S Taylor).
Subs: Haidara, Elliot, Obertan, Abeid 

Tuesday August 26
LC GILLINGHAM 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Egan OG)
Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, S Taylor, Haidara, Sissoko, Abeid, Obertan, de Jong (68' Perez), Aarons (60' Cabella), Riviere (86' Gouffran)
Subs: Anita, Ferreyra, Elliot, Dummett

Saturday August 30 
NEWCASTLE 3 CRYSTAL PALACE 3 (Janmaat, Aarons, Williamson)
Krul, Janmaat (79' Perez), Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, de Jong (79' Anita), Gouffran (67' Aarons), Riviere
Subs: Elliot, Obertan, S Taylor, Dummett

Saturday September 13 
SOUTHAMPTON 4 NEWCASTLE 0 
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita (45' Tiote), Colback, Cabella (69' Perez), Sissoko (90'Ameobi), Gouffran, Riviere    
Subs: Elliot, Obertan, S Taylor, Armstrong 

Saturday September 20 
NEWCASTLE 2 HULL CITY (Cisse 2) 
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote (85' Ameobi), Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran (90+4' Perez), Riviere (69' Cisse)
Subs: Anita, Haidara, Elliot, S Taylor 

Wednesday September 24 
LC CRYSTAL PALACE 2 NEWCASTLE 3 AET (Riviere 2, Dummett) 
Elliot, Janmaat (46 Haidara), Coloccini, S Taylor, Dummett, Colback, Abeid, Obertan, Armstrong, Ameobi (66 Sissoko), Riviere (80 Perez)
Subs: Anita, Ferreyra, Cabella, Alnwick

Monday September 29 
STOKE CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 0 
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella (74' Ameobi), Gouffran (68' Obertan), Riviere (45' Cisse)
Subs: Anita, Elliot, S Taylor, Armstrong

Saturday October 4 
SWANSEA CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cisse 2) 
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Obertan, Tiote, Sissoko, Colback (69' Riviere), Gouffran (58' Ameobi), Cisse (85' Perez).
Subs: Anita, Haidara, Cabella, Elliot   

Saturday October 18 
NEWCASTLE 1 LEICESTER CITY 0 (Obertan) 
Krul, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett (72' Haidara), Tiote, Anita (59' Perez), Colback, Obertan, Sissoko, Gouffran (90+2' Cabella), Cisse   
Subs: Elliot, Abeid, Armstrong  

Saturday October 26 
TOTTENHAM 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ameobi, Perez)
Krul, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita (45' Cabella), Colback, Obertan (45' Ameobi), Sissoko, Gouffran, Perez (79' Haidara)
Subs: R Taylor, Ferreyra, Elliot, Armstrong

Wednesday October 29 
LC MAN CITY 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Aarons, Sissoko)
Elliot, Janmaat (64' Sissoko), Coloccini, Dummett, Haidara, Colback, R Taylor, Abeid, Obertan, Armstrong (65' Riviere), Aarons (46' Ameobi)
Subs: Krul, Gouffran, Perez, Cabella

Saturday November 1 
NEWCASTLE 1 LIVERPOOL 0 (Perez)
Elliot, Krul, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Abeid, Colback, Obertan (27' Aarons), Sissoko), Ameobi (66' Cabella), Cisse (45' Perez)
Subs: R Taylor, Gouffran, Haidara, Elliot 

Sunday November 9 
WEST BROM 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Perez, Coloccini)
Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini (78' Williamson), Dummett, Haidara, Abeid, Colback, Cabella (82' R Taylor), Sissoko, Ameobi (78' Gouffran), Perez   
Subs: Anita, Cisse, Elliot, Armstrong

Saturday November 22 
NEWCASTLE 1 QPR 0 (sissoko)
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara, R Taylor (34' Gouffran), Colback, Cabella (68' Cisse), Sissoko, Ameobi, Perez (89' Armstrong)
Subs: Anita, Ferreyra, Elliot, Streete

Saturday November 29 
WEST HAM 1 NEWCASTLE 0
Elliot, Janmaat (74' S Taylor), Williamson, Dummett, Haidara, Tiote (63' Cabella), Colback, Gouffran (63' Cisse), Sissoko, Ameobi, Perez   
Subs: Anita, Riviere, Alnwick, Armstrong

Tuesday December 2  
BURNLEY 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse)
Elliot, Janmaat, Williamson (45' S Taylor), Dummett, Haidara, Abeid, Tiote, Gouffran, Perez (45' Cabella), Ameobi (75' Riviere), Cisse   
Subs: Anita, Alnwick, Armstrong, Streete

Saturday December 6 
NEWCASTLE 2 CHELSEA 1 (Cisse 2)
Elliot (45' Alnwick), Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Cabella (53' Cisse), Sissoko, Ameobi (83' Williamson), Perez   
Subs: Anita, Gouffran, Haidara, Riviere

Saturday December 13 
ARSENAL 4 NEWCASTLE 1 (Perez)
Alnwick, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Perez (82' Armstrong), Ameobi (56' Cabella), Gouffran, Cisse (56' Riviere)
Subs: Anita, Haidara, Vuckic, Woodman

Wednesday December 17 
LC TOTTENHAM 4 NEWCASTLE 0
Alnwick, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara, Dummett, Colback, Cabella (80' Vuckic), Gouffran, Perez, Sissoko (73' Anita), Riviere (60' Armstrong)
Subs: Streete, Satka, Woodman, Roberts

Sunday December 21 
NEWCASTLE 0 SUNDERLAND 1
Alnwick, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote (75' Cisse), Colback, Gouffran (59' Armstrong), Sissoko, Ameobi (89' Cabella), Perez   
Subs: Williamson, Haidara, Riviere, Woodman

Friday December 26  
MANCHESTER UNITED 3 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse pen)
Alnwick, Janmaat, S Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett (63' Cabella), Anita, Colback, Gouffran, Sissoko, Armstrong (63' Cisse), Perez (82' Vuckic)
Subs: Williamson, Riviere, Satka, Woodman

Sunday December 28 
NEWCASTLE 3 EVERTON 2 (Cisse, Perez, Colback)
Alnwick, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko, Perez, Gouffran (90+1' Cabella), Cisse (73' Riviere)
Subs: Santon, Anita, S Taylor, Armstrong, Woodman

Thursday January 1 2015 
NEWCASTLE 3 BURNLEY 3 (S Taylor, Sissoko, Colback)
Alnwick, Janmaat, Coloccini, S Taylor (Williamson 61), Dummett, Sissoko, Colback Tiote, Gouffran (Haidara 71), Perez, Riviere (Armstrong 57)
Subs: Santon, Anita, Satka, Woodman

Saturday January 3 2015 
FAC LEICESTER CITY 1 NEWCASTLE 0
Alnwick, Santon, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Vuckic (79' Roberts), Armstrong, Riviere, Cabella   
Subs: Gouffran, Campbell, Satka, Bigirimana, Woodman, Gilliead

Saturday January 10 2015 
CHELSEA 2 NEWCASTLE 0
Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita, Colback, Cabella, Sissoko (84' Riviere), Gouffran (63' Ameobi), Perez
Subs: Santon, Haidara, Vuckic, Satka, Woodman

Saturday January 17 2015 
NEWCASTLE 1 SOUTHAMPTON 2 (Gouffran)
Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett (80' Williamson), Haidara, Anita (68' Ameobi), Colback, Cabella, Sissoko, Gouffran (68' Riviere), Perez   
Subs: Santon, Abeid, Armstrong, Woodman

Saturday January 31 2015 
Hull City v Newcastle United

Saturday February 7 2015 
Newcastle United v Stoke City

Tuesday February 10 2015 
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United

Saturday February 21 2015 
Manchester City v Newcastle United

Saturday February 28 2015 
Newcastle United v Aston Villa

Wednesday March 4 2015 
Newcastle United v Man Utd

Saturday March 14 2015 
Everton v Newcastle United

Saturday March 21 2015 
Newcastle United v Arsenal

Saturday April 4 2015 
Sunderland v Newcastle United

Saturday April 11 2015 
Liverpool v Newcastle United

Saturday April 18 2015 
Newcastle United v Tottenham

Saturday April 25 2015 
Newcastle United v Swansea City

Saturday May 2 2015 
Leicester City v Newcastle United

Saturday May 9 2015 
Newcastle United v West Brom

Saturday May 16 2015 
QPR v Newcastle United

Sunday May 24 2015 
Newcastle United v West Ham United