Why Does Pardew Have A Grudge Against Gutierrez?

Last updated : 21 January 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

There is no doubt Pardew wants Gutierrez off the books, but is it because of his high wages, or the fact the pair don't see eye-to-eye?

Gutierrez has the right qualities to bolster United's squad’s fight for a European place, certainly more so than others we can name - Pardew signings Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan or Gaël Bigirimana.

The 30-year-old effectively took his leave of the Magpies when he posted a series of farewell messages on his personal Twitter account suggesting that his time at the club was over.

The midfielder was a key player for Chris Hughton, who was in charge at St James’s Park between June 2009 and December 2010, as he led the Magpies out of the Championship and back into the top flight.

Chris Hughton: "Jonas is someone I know very well from my time at Newcastle.

“He is a player of experience and he is an Argentine international who has played nearly 200 games now here in England so he brings experience and quality.

“He has a great worth ethic and can play in predominantly two positions although he has been used right across midfield.

“He is a good individual, very much a team player, a hard worker. He is a flexible player that can operate in a few positions.”

He made his debut for Norwich on Saturday, only his second start of the season, and it was planned he would be given 70 minutes:-


A late header from defender Ryan Bennett moved Norwich five points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone as the Canaries eventually saw off 10-man Hull at Carrow Road.

Manager Chris Hughton has been told his job is safe so long as he keeps the club outside of the bottom three and he would have been a relieved man to see Bennett score his first goal in nine months to secure a 1-0 win and a vital three points. It was the Canaries' first home win since November.

The under pressure boss made seven changes to the side that was outplayed in the 3-0 FA Cup third round replay defeat at Fulham in midweek, once again partnering Gary Hooper and Ricky van Wolfswinkel in attack and handing a debut to Newcastle loanee Jonas Gutierrez.

Only one of Hull's new recruits made the team and it was Nikica Jelavic who had the visitors' best chance of the game early on before they had to withstand heavy pressure from Norwich.

Tom Huddlestone saw red late on for the Tigers after picking up a second yellow card as Steve Bruce's side continue to struggle away from home.

With less than two minutes gone Hull captain Robert Koren found space down the right and cut the ball back to Jelavic, whose first-time shot clipped the post as the Croatia international came within inches of scoring an early debut goal.

Liam Rosenior was the next Hull player to have a great chance to open the scoring but could only fire a low volley wide after he drifted in unnoticed at the back post to meet Koren's cross.

In a lively start, Norwich also created chances as Hooper and van Wolfswinkel combined to see the Dutchman's shot deflected behind while Robert Snodgrass could not benefit from a poor Curtis Davies clearance and shot well wide.

Van Wolfswinkel, still without a goal since the opening day of the season, came close after 10 minutes as Johnson's deep cross was headed back across goal by Snodgrass but the club-record signing failed to wrap his foot around it and shot wide of Allan McGregor's left-hand post.

The game settled down after a pulsating opening 10 minutes, with an injury to Hull defender James Chester causing a delay, as a long-range effort from Snodgrass proved to be the only chance of note.

Norwich started to take control of the game later in the half but could not find an opening despite a string of corners, with a deflected van Wolfswinkel header the best opportunity they could muster.

A curling shot from Snodgrass forced compatriot McGregor into a good save as the hosts continued to press but it was Hooper, firing wide when free inside the box, who had the best chance as the teams went in all square at the interval.

The second half started with a similar pattern to how the first drew to a close as Hughton's side continued to have the better of the possession without ever really making it show.

Both Rosenior and Huddlestone found their way into referee Howard Webb's book but Norwich could not create anything from the respective free-kicks.

Snodgrass and van Wolfswinkel both saw goalbound efforts bravely blocked by a resolute Hull defence before Anthony Pilkington was welcomed back from injury for the Canaries as he replaced debutant Gutierrez.

The Republic of Ireland international has missed the last 11 games with a hamstring injury but was immediately involved, taking down a long ball and picking out Hooper - whose speculative 30-yard effort looped over the crossbar.

The deserved breakthrough eventually came with just four minutes remaining as a Snodgrass corner finally led to a goal, with Bennett rising highest to power his header past McGregor.

Huddlestone was then dismissed after catching Leroy Fer and Norwich failed to double their lead with a goalmouth scramble with Bennett once again proving a threat in the Hull penalty area.

The hosts saw out the four minutes of injury time to take the victory and move up to 12th place in the table.

1 Arsenal 22 51
2 Manchester City 22 50
3 Chelsea 22 49
4 Liverpool 22 43
5 Tottenham Hotspur 22 43
6 Everton 22 42
7 Manchester United 22 37
8 Newcastle United 22 36
9 Southampton 22 31
10 Aston Villa 22 24
11 Hull City 22 23
12 Norwich City 22 23
13 West Bromwich Albion 22 22
14 Stoke City 22 22
15 Swansea City 22 21
16 Crystal Palace 22 20
17 Fulham 22 19
18 West Ham United 22 18
19 Sunderland 22 18
20 Cardiff City 22 18