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St James' Park, Newcastle (ATT 30,876) 7th January 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Friend

Newcastle Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers Blackburn

Newcastle 2

H Ben Arfa (70)
J Gutierrez (90+5)


Blackburn 1

D Goodwillie (35)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 5:05 pm, January 7th 2012

  1. 90

    Thanks for joining me today please stay tuned for all the best post-match reaction.

  2. 90

    All over here and Newcastle claim the win and place in the fourth round.

  3. 90

    Gutierrez is booked for bringing out his spiderman mask in celebration.

  4. 90

    GOAL - JONAS GUTIERREZ - Great goal from the Argentine, he waltzes his way into the box before dinking it over Bunn.

  5. 90

    Another corner for Newcastle, with only seconds left. Ben Arfa takes but into side netting.

  6. 90

    Four minutes of added time.

  7. 90

    Ben Arfa wins a corner. Taylor takes, it comes for Ameobi who volleys the ball just inches wide.

  8. 89

    Into the final minute and it is still all Newcastle as Blackburn struggle to get out of their half.

  9. 86

    Abeid is replaced by Dan Gosling.

  10. 84

    Ranging run from Gutierrez as he breaks into the box but more good work from Bunn to deny him.

  11. 82

    Newcastle corner, taken by Taylor - Bunn parries from Cabaye and Ameobi can't get to rebound.

  12. 81

    Jordan Slew replaces Goodwillie.

  13. 78

    Woodwork denies Newcastle. Cabaye corner is met by Williamson, but his effort is off the top of the bar and behind.

  14. 77

    Blackburn having to withstand heavy pressure.

  15. 75

    Olsson is replaced by Ryan Lowe.

  16. 75

    Newcastle pressing and win another corner. Coloccini rises to meet it but heads over.

  17. 73

    More good work from Ben Arfa as he spots run of Taylor into the box but he lifts it over the bar.

  18. 70

    GOAL - HATEM BEN ARFA - Nice run into the box, good skills and he lashes it into the top of the net from five-yards.

  19. 68

    N'Zonzi brings down Ameobi. Taylor to take from 35-yards out. Ameobi heads across goal, Best goes for goal and it is back for Ameobi but N'Zonzi makes a great block.

  20. 65

    Blackburn counter through Goodwillie, he lays it off to Vukcevic but his shot is straight at Krul.

  21. 62

    Great chance for Ameobi, fed in by Cabaye on the edge of the box after mistake from Givet, but he fires way over the bar.

  22. 60

    Nice football from Formica on the edge of the box, but more good defending from Cabaye.

  23. 59

    Ryan Taylor replaces Simpson.

  24. 57

    Ameobi is involved straight away and tries to tee-up Best in the box but free-kick is given against the sub.

  25. 56

    Changes. Mauro Formica replaces Rochina. Obertan is replaced by Shola Ameobi.

  26. 55

    Gutierrez wins corner, Cabaye takes but Best's header is wayward.

  27. 52

    Gutierrez feeds Ben Arfa down the left, he fires across goal where Best is waiting to fire home, but Olsson slides in to make brilliant block and the striker is relieved to see the linesman's flag raised.

  28. 50

    More strong running from Goodwillie, but he slides in too hard on Santon and gives away free-kick.

  29. 49

    N'Zonzi breaks well, he feeds Goodwillie - he cuts inside and goes for goal but his shot is deflected behind. Corner is cleared, it comes back for N'Zonzi but he fiires over,

  30. 46

    Blackburn enjoying early possession here.

  31. 46

    Newcastle kick-off and neither side has made a change at the break.

  32. 45

    Half-time whistle goes and Goodwillie's goal is the difference.

  33. 45

    One minute of added time here...

  34. 44

    Blackburn free-kick as Rochina is brought down, chance to put ball into the box. Pedersen looks for Givet but he heads behind.

  35. 41

    Newcastle win corner. Cabaye curls it in, but Blackburn pump it clear. Comes back in but Petrovic clears.

  36. 38

    Free-kick against Pedersen next to the Newcastle box, the goal looks to have given Blackburn a real boost.

  37. 35

    GOAL - DAVID GOODWILLIE - Corner comes in, Hanley heads at goal and Krul can only parry it for Goodwillie to fire home from close range.

  38. 34

    Goodwillie breaks and goes for goal, his shot is charged down that deflects to Simon Vukcevic, but Fabricio Coloccini is there to force it behind.

  39. 33

    Good effort from Gutierrez as he takes down clearance and curls one just wide.

  40. 33

    Mark Bunn is booked for apparent time wasting.

  41. 32

    Nice work from Blackburn with Goodwillie and Pedersen combining to send Olsson down the left, but his cross is well charged down by Simpson.

  42. 30

    Pressure from Newcastle with Simpson and Gutierrez putting crosses in, but Blackburn clear their lines.

  43. 29

    Great run by Olsson, abut Obertan is there to side in and put it behind. Corner comes in and Hanley challenges Krul, but whistle goes for a free-kick.

  44. 26

    Nice run by Santon, he gets to the byline but Bunn is off his line quickly to intercept.

  45. 25

    Nice football from Newcastle, Gutierrez to Best - he lays it off for Cabaye - but shot is blocked on the edge of the box.

  46. 23

    Henley pushes on down the right, he thinks he wins a corner off Gutierrez, but goal-kick is given.

  47. 22

    Pedersen breaks into the box, but good covering from Cabaye. Blackburn corner, but it is poor and chance is gone.

  48. 20

    Obertan gets clear down the right he crosses looking for Best, but Adam Henley cleans up.

  49. 18

    Newcastle win corner off Gabriel Obertan. Blackburn easily clear.

  50. 17

    About 30-yards out, and Pedersen fancies it. He takes it but it is way wide.

  51. 16

    Ruben Rochina wins a free-kick after Mike Williamson foul - he is booked.

  52. 15

    Long ball from Cabaye look for run of Best but good header from Grant Hanley clears.

  53. 12

    Excellent defending from Gael Givet as he blocks Gutierrrez's shot and is then up on his feet to clear.

  54. 11

    Good counter from Hatem Ben Arfa, he slides in Cabaye, but he lashes the ball over from 12-yards. Best chance so far.

  55. 8

    Mehdi Abeid makes a run, and goes for goal from 35-yards but it is well wide.

  56. 7

    Great effort from Jonas Gutierrez again has Bunn at full stretch as he parries the ball away. Bright start from Newcastle.

  57. 5

    Morten Gamst Pedersen look to feed Martin Olsson down the left, but Danny Simpson is back to clear.

  58. 4

    Blackburn on the attack, David Goodwillie looks to take it on but is forced out.

  59. 2

    Consecutive corners from Yohan Cabaye, Grant Hanley clears but only as far a Mike Williamson, who fires over.

  60. 1

    Great move from Newcastle, Leon Best curls for the corner and Mark Bunn tips it wide with a great save.

  61. 1

    Blackburn kick us off kicking from left to right.

  62. Teams are on their way out...

  63. Another piece of team news I forgot to mention is no Junior Hoilett either.

  64. Teams are in...

  65. Blackburn

  66. Newcastle

  67. Team news is filtering through. Mehdi Abeid starts for Newcastle in midfield with Leon Best in attack. For Blackburn, there is now Chris Samba at all, whilst Yakubu is on the bench.

  68. Whilst we wait for the team news, why no visit our friends at SkyBet for a little flutter. Newcastle 4/7 Draw 14/5 Blackburn 5/1

  69. Welcome to our live coverage of the FA Cup third round clash between Newcastle and Blackburn, live from St James' Park.


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