Newcastle United 1, Norwich City 0 - what the nationals said

Wes Hoolahan was the subject of praise in some national newspaper reports. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Wes Hoolahan was the subject of praise in some national newspaper reports. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, September 24, 2012
3:10 PM

The national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United.

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The Independent: “Ben Arfa remains one of the most pleasing Premier League players on the eye, particularly for the delicacy of his touch. Norwich did not have that kind of player, but they were genuine and honest and embodied the ethos of manager, Chris Hughton, who was afforded a great reaction from the Newcastle fans who have not forgotten the job he did in leading the club to promotion in 2010.”

The Guardian: “The good news is that, if Wes Hoolahan keeps playing like this, Hughton should eventually get the rewards his class and dignity demand.”

The Mirror: “Keeper Steve Harper was also at his sharpest, saving well at the feet of Andrew Surman when he was through on goal after Wes Hoolahan’s pass. And sub Grant Holt caused trouble with his power late on. But the search for that elusive Premier League win goes on for Hughton’s men.”

The Sun: “The goal extended Norwich’s sorry Premier League record of conceding in 36 away games in succession.”

The Telegraph: “Newcastle’s one spark of inspiration was the magnificent Hatem Ben Arfa, who gave Javier Garrido a torrid afternoon. Unsurprisingly, it was from a Ben Arfa assist that Newcastle took the lead, as he spotted Ba’s run through a crowd of yellow shirts, and somehow curled a perfect pass to him, which Ba was able to control with his first touch and slot through the legs of John Ruddy with his second.”

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7 comments

  • Must remember not to hit refresh next time...

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    chirpy

    Monday, September 24, 2012

  • Trust me Swiss, whatever you think of the Grauniad, their sport section is top notch. You won't be disappointed.

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    chirpy

    Monday, September 24, 2012

  • I don't believe that quote was from the Guardian. I thought they were in favour of legislation forcing clubs to select at least 40% women in the team which also has to display ethnic diversity and positive discrimination towards those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Team selection on merit? A terrible example of fascism.

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    waclor

    Monday, September 24, 2012

  • Funny, that Guardian quote happens to be the same one I used in an earlier comment today...

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    Michael D

    Monday, September 24, 2012

  • Trust me Swiss, whatever you think of the Grauniad, their sport section is top notch. You won't be disappointed.

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    chirpy

    Monday, September 24, 2012

  • I may consider subscribing to the Guardian on the strength of that comment.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, September 24, 2012

  • Trust me Swiss, whatever you think of the Grauniad, their sport section is top notch. You won't be disappointed.

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    chirpy

    Monday, September 24, 2012

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