It is always interesting after a match, in the cold light of day, to see if the statistics match up to what we saw with our own eyes.

What came out of of the Liverpool match according to BBC Statistics is the following;

Possession                    NUFC 52%     Liverpool 48%

Total Shots                   NUFC 11         Liverpool 9

Shots On Target           NUFC  7        Liverpool 6

Corners                          NUFC 3          Liverpool 6

Players Sent Off             NUFC 0        Liverpool 1

Left-Backs In Goal        NUFC 0        Liverpool 1

Goals                              NUFC 2             Liverpool 0

A bit like against West Brom, Tim Krul hardly had a proper save to make as those in front of him did so well with some excellent last ditch blocks.

To edge possession is a great result against a team who do tend to keep the ball well, even though they have struggled to turn possession into goals this season.

Apart from the first twenty minutes I thought Newcastle were the better team and looked more dangerous going forward, though a number of times our players picked the wrong option on the edge of their box.

Reina was definitely the busier of the two keepers (no matter how Match Of The Day choose to edit) and at 1-0 and 2-0 I always thought Newcastle looked the most likely to score.

You do though have to factor in what you saw with your own eyes and what I saw was Liverpool controlling the ball early doors but Newcastle winning teh midfield battle after that.

A great result and performance and the biggest statistic is we are back level with Chelsea and eleven points ahead of Liverpool!


  • MrMickeze

    I watched M O D and thought I had been to a different match why are the BBC so biased towards the likes of lpool Manure and the like, they will have to take notice of the Mags soon because we are on the way back cmon Toon

    • Biggazza

      making liverpool look silly chasing shadows ole.ole

  • Tone Army

    Have to admit I was dissapointed at his signing & houghtons departure at the time but he is shaping up to be a top bloke and a top manager, just hope arry takes the england job now otherwise the FA will be after our man :(

    He reminds me a lot of the late great sir Bobby, seems to know how to treat the talent to get the best out of them, Ben Arfa being the prime example, the France squad must now be looking at him & that is mainly down to pardew nursing the lad back from injury, easing him back into first team football & focusing his mind at the same time (all this to a player labeled unruly & childish).

    Respect to the man for acknowledging Perch & Willo’s input, just wish some of the empty heeded boo boys could see their worth also.

    • Tone Army

      posted this in the wrong page must have had 2 windows open..

  • Tone Army

    “left backs in goal 0-1” … Rofl harris.

  • Paul Soulsby

    Yer forgot;  “Centre forwards looking like they could hit water if they fell out of a boat”, 1 – 0.
    “Managers that know their arse from their elbows”, 1 – 0
    “Left backs that make ***** of themselves via Twitter” 0 – 1
    “Makem no marks that have to pinch themselves every morning” 0 – 1

  • Kerrylockett1980

    Nufc did not get the coverage they deserved on motd . As norm , ppl need to come to turms that were in the top 5 now , on the same points as chelsea , but yet again we get belittled , it’s a massive improvement off last season . Well done to pardew :)