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784 Days Later Newcastle Score From Corner

9 years ago

It might take 75 years or so but at least with Halley’s Comet you know when you are going to see it again.

Whereas the headline ‘Newcastle Score From Corner’ is one that no sane person would have confidently predicted any time soon.

Yesterday against Norwich this headline making event happened and no it wasn’t the reappearance of Halley’s Comet!

It has been a remarkable 784 days and 389 Premier League corners since ‘Newcastle Score From Corner’ was last sighted on the back pages and it set Newcastle up for the three points.

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NUFC have badly missed the cheap goals that most decent team stake for granted, goals from corners must help win double figure points for most clubs but that certainly hasn’t been the case for United in the last two years plus since Yohan Cabaye planted the ball on the head of Demba Ba at Wolves on 1st October 2011.

It was Cabaye who delivered again but in truth it wasn’t a great corner kick which Norwich somehow failed to clear and it ended up passing through and bouncing in their box.

However, it did take some excellent movement by Loic Remy to convert that bad defending into a goal, the kind of movement which I think is lacking from pretty much every other one of our players on set-pieces. Who looks as though they really believe they are going to get on the end of corners/free-kicks and score?

Alan Pardew admitted Newcastle aren’t great on corners but then also tried to dismiss the fact by claiming you can consider all kinds of statistics.

All true of course but a bonus 6-10 goals from corners could do wonders for Newcastle each season.


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