Post Game Thread: Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Jonas Gutierrez and Cheik Tiote of Newcastle harass Theo Walcott during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on February 5 2011 in Newcastle upon Tyne England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Well, in the same game I've seen the worst played Newcastle half of the season, and the best Newcastle half of the season. It was all doom and gloom after 26 minutes. We don't know what Pardew said at the half but it was a different Newcastle team in the second half.

The tide started to turn when Joey Barton came in strong on Diaby, and he completely overreacted, getting himself sent off. From there it was at first only a slight increase in pressure from Newcastle. Then there was a penalty against Leon Best that Joey Barton hammered home, and momentum started to build.

The St James crowd that was always present really got involved, and that led to a quick series of corners that eventually had Mike Williamson fouled in the box, and though it was a soft foul the penalty was given and we were back to 3-4 on the verge of a major comeback.

Finally just before the end of full time a Joey Barton set piece was cleared to the waiting howitzer of a foot that belongs to Cheik Tiote. He fired hard and he fired true and he scored his first ever Premiership goal to come even with very little time left against one of the best sides in the league in Arsenal FC.

Talking Points:

What did Pardew say to them at the half?

Eventually the Danny Simpson work ethic was contagious, did anyone work harder than him for the full 90 minutes?

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