The last time Newcastle United beat Arsenal at St James Park, Alan Shearer was still playing!

A Nobby Solano goal in December 2005 gave the Magpies a 1-0 win.

Since then, Newcastle had only won one of 22 games (home and away) against Arsenal, an Andy Carroll header winning the game at the Emirates in 2010.

However, all that changed on Sunday afternoon, as a typical gutsy performance by Rafa Benitez’ team gave them victory.

It also saw the team pass the 40 point mark which Rafa had said would signal safety for sure.

At half-time, Newcastle were fortunate to be level, the £110m strike partnership of Aubameyang and Lacazette combined to score a very good opening goal and it could have been more.

However, United dug in and Shelvey started the move as Newcastle equalised through a sweet finish on 29 minutes.

At half-time, Shearer declared on Twitter ‘That Arsenal back four is there for the taking!’.

This brought plenty of derision from Arsenal fans but he was proved right, as Newcastle caused them problems in the second-half and they were all over the place when Slimani set Ritchie up for the winner.

At the final whistle sent his congratulations to Rafa and his team for a great job done today and throughout the season, as well as declaring ‘the best team won’.

This once again got Arsenal fans going  and Piers Morgan even responded, saying ‘Calm down mate, you were only playing Arsenal…’.

As one of the many ardent critics of Arsene Wenger, Morgan was probably quite happy to take defeat in a game that swept away any small hopes of top four qualification for the Champions League.

Newcastle now only a point behind Everton (and a game in hand) and two behind Leicester, dreaming of going even higher.

Alan Shearer at half-time:

“That Arsenal back four is there for the taking!”

Alan Shearer post-match:

“What a magnificent job Rafa has done this season. 

“Had the players organised and committed.

“Well done Newcastle United today, the best team won.”

Piers Morgan:

“Calm down mate, you were only playing  Arsenal…”

Alan Shearer:

“That is true!”

A few of the other  responses from Arsenal fans to Alan Shearer..

“You Still A Loser Living Past His Former Glory You Bald Buffoon.”

“Hair transplant is there for the taking ye mug.”

“That NUFC team is there for the taking.”

“Top 4 side last 20 years. Hell you talking about lol.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Arsenal 1


Newcastle: Perez 29, Ritchie 68

Arsenal: Lacazette 14

Possession was Arsenal 72% Newcastle 28%

Total shots were  Arsenal 15 Newcastle 8

Shots on target were Arsenal 3 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Arsenal 5 Newcastle 2

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 86), Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Joselu 79), Gayle (Slimani 63))

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden

Crowd: 52,210 (2,700 Arsenal approx)

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    The Spurs game,
    Lejeune stamps on Ali`s nappa, Jonjo slices HK in half

    • Peaky

      …..and The Hoss scores the winner….

      • Antenociticus

        How many have you had?

        • Peaky

          None yet….that’s the worrying thing….

      • pedrodelgardo

        I’ve been through the desert on a ‘Hoss with no name

        • Peaky

          Over to you Bono….
          🎵🎵 “Who’s gonna ride your wild Hoss’s…….🎵🎵🎵

          • Coach Clagnut

            As Jagger sang…”Wild hosses…couldn’t drag me aw-wayyy

          • Peaky

            Was going to put something else but just been interrupted…what’s that ???….sorry Coach it’s KT Tunstall…she’s gone….something about a Black Hoss & A Cherry Tree…..

  • Rich Lawson

    Piers Morgan loves to have a go on brekki tv or in the mail,but if he actually got to meet Wenger would fawn all over him. Rich parasite who sums up what is wrong with a lot of so called Arsenal fans. Highest ticket prices in the Prem’ and you have so much money that you don’t even turn up to support your so called team when it’s raining or a Sunday (might miss lunch) etc !

    • Leazes.

      That’s not the reason they don’t turn up….they’ve lost faith in the running of their club, they aren’t competing financially with the top four and are in the doldrums. You can’t compare them to us because we are in a different league outside of that elite group. We were not competing with them today but we did get a scalp like the manure scalp, and that’s different to being their equals!

      We are safe now until the next catastrophe that awaits around the corner.

      • Rich Lawson

        No,I’m not comparing them to us or the top 4, I do think their fans are really fickle,they lack faith,they are very financially secure and probably have loads of money in the bank ? What I do like about them is that the board have kept faith with Wenger and back him despite fan unrest and I hope they win the Europa and give him one more season to leave with dignity.

        • Leazes.

          There’s empty seats at Old Trafford….that may be to do with the rain though.

          • Jezza

            …or delays on the railway line from London.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Ferry from Ireland is running late.

          • Albert Stubbins

            It always rains in Manchester. Perhaps it prevented the two o clock from Tokyo from being able to land?

      • Rich Lawson

        But,come on,if you’d already laid out all that money and were a proper supporter,why would you not go ?

        • Leazes.

          Why indeed.

  • Leazes.

    Where are the quotes from ‘the rest of the Arsenal fans’…..they seem to be missing from the article entitled ….’Alan Shearer has Piers Morgan and rest of the Arsenal fans biting as he celebrates Newcastle win’….

    Not being picky as its the main point of reading it for all of the resulting ‘banter’.

    • Jamie Smith

      They’re cryptically hidden under a sentence saying “a few of the other responses from Arsenal fans to Alan Shearer”

    • Dillon Tovak

      You!? Being picky!?

  • Peter Robson

    As a deluded Geordie, I can´t wait to sample the Gooners comments.
    I´ve already done some loosening up excercises for my face muscles from the grinning and I´ve got the medics on stand by to pop my ribs back in from the expected laughter !!!

    • Leazes.

      You said it….you ARE deluded…. Arsenal are concentration on the cup!

      • Peter Robson

        I loved one comment from the commentator, he said they were distracted by the cup, I thought that was a bit rich considering their front line cost 110 million lol, after 50 odd years I´m entitled to be deluded lol

        • Leazes.

          No you’re not…. you should set an example!

      • Albert Stubbins

        Still not a bad side to beat though. They only had two hundred and fifty million on the pitch today all concentrating on the cup!!

      • Peter Graham

        Jesus Leazes lighten up man. He’s just having a laugh.

  • James Mills

    Well all their plastic fans might actually get rid of Wenger after years of trying… Pardew should be sacked and available by the summer. Looks like a match made in heaven to me 😂

    • TheFatController

      I don’t think you need a crystal ball to see if Pardew will be sacked and available this summer …

      • Dillon Tovak

        Well Pardew may still be able to get a job and be sacked by the summer. 😂

    • Jezza

      Pardew has already been sacked and his next job will be a lot closer to home I fear.

      • Leazes.

        Arsenal beckons….

        • Jezza

          …..for Rafa maybe, with Pardew replacing him at Newcastle.

          • Coach Clagnut

            Or, as Fatty has regretted firing him, re-employing jowl-heed from the scouse mackems. I

  • gallowgate26

    What’s the big deal? We beat a mid-table side at home.. nothing to see here… (joke)

  • East Durham Mag

    Typical Wenger post match. Miserable French [email protected]

    • Leazes.

      What do you expect a chorus of ‘happy days are here again’ as he tap dances and exit’s the stage?

      • East Durham Mag

        How did you know?

  • Nut

    Well at least we are all bar a complete miracle mathematically safe think we could still in theory go down if everyone bellow us won every game which can’t and won’t happen.

    Hopefully we can now push on winning most of the final games and cement 9th or even 8th.

    Rafa now needs to find out the situation regards Kennedy and either get the lad signed up or figure who he will get to replace him.

  • Peaky

    We need to chase Leicester down now so Big Al can give old Crisp Head Jug Lugs some stick…..

    • Come&TakeIt1836

      …and we need to finish above Leicester so Slimani is left looking down to his home club.

  • Geordiegiants

    Manure and Arsenhole have exactly the same plastic Johnny forgiener spectators. Empty stadium at the slightest sign of not winning a title.

  • thewildchimp

    It looks to me like Morgan was also joking, not biting… But he probably was p’ssed off on the inside. :D

  • Philippines

    Funny comments about the hair.

  • 1ewis

    “You Still A Loser Living Past His Former Glory You Bald Buffoon.”

    Perhaps they should try looking at themselves in the mirror.

    • Leazes.

      What ‘past glory’?

  • George

    Arsenal fans singing the hokey-kokey again. You put Wenger in. You put Wenger out.