LiveNorth-East Football Live: Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Summary

  • Newcastle vs Crystal Palace (Scott Wilson)
  • QPR vs Sunderland (Richard Mason)
  • Middlesbrough vs Reading (Steph Clark)
  • Cheltenham vs Hartlepool (Nick Loughlin)
  • West Auckland vs Darlington (Craig Stoddart)

5:07pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Here's the on-the-whistle full-time match report from Loftus Road.

4:57pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1.

Replay on Wednesday at Heritage Park, 7.30pm.

4:57pm

Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

It's over at the Riverside. Second home defeat in a row for Boro, who simply didn't create enough to get back into the game after Cox's early goal.

4:56pm

Newcastle 3

Crystal Palace 3

All over, and what a crazy game that turned out to be.

Rolando Aarons and Wilfired Zaha both made a huge impact after coming off their respective benches.

4:55pm

Newcastle 3

Crystal Palace 3 (Zaha 90)

What a game this is.

Four minutes into stoppage time, and after the ball is nodded back into his path from a long free-kick, Zaha lashes home a Palace equaliser from ten yards out.

4:54pm

Cheltenham 1 Hartlepool 0

Last-gasp goal finished Pools off - defended firmly for long periods, rode their luck a little at times, but looked like they were going to come off with a point. 

4:52pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

4:48pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Daryll Hall shoots wide. Ball was retrieved by Robert Briggs after a West corner had been over-hit, but Quakers survive.

West look the more likely to score in the closing stages.

4:48pm

Cheltenham 1 Hartlepool 0

Arthur header from close range, eight yards or so, in the 90th minute. 

4:47pm

Newcastle 3 (Williamson 88)

Crystal Palace 2

Newcastle are ahead for the first time - and it's Mike Williamson's first goal for the club that's done it.

The goal was all about Rolando Aarons again though, with the youngster curling a superb strike against the post, enabling Williamson to stab home from close to the goalline.

4:47pm

Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

Boro haven't created enough in the second half. Reach saw a shot deflected into the post, but that's as good as it's got for the hosts. Reading look comfortable, but continue to infuriate with their time wasting.

4:46pm

4:42pm

Newcastle 2 Crystal Palace 2

It's really end to end now as both teams search for a winner.

Aarons, who has made a big difference since he came on, cut in from the left-hand side and curled a great strike just past the far post.

4:42pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Sunderland having a go now. A Johnson cross was well cleared by Clint Hill, after Mannone had pounced on a Hoilett through ball at the other end.

Jozy Altidore is on.

4:41pm

Cheltenham 0 Hartlepool 0

Stunning one-handed save from Flinders. Header from Marquis back across goal, keeper managed to push it onto the bar. 

4:40pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Difficult to see Darlington scoring again today. Hatch and Fisher have made little impact since coming on, and Thompson’s done nowt' all game.

4:38pm

Newcastle 2 Crystal Palace 2

Newcastle hearts were in mouths there. Zaha broke through the middle and, after his first shot had been saved by Krul, he lashed the rebound dangerously across the face of goal.

4:37pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Chances for West. West’s Knight sees a shot blocked by Hunter and Ward lifts the loose ball over the bar. Hosts much better in the second half.

4:37pm

Newcastle 2 Crystal Palace 2

Two changes for Newcastle - Anita for Janmaat, who has picked up a knock, and Perez for de Jong.

4:36pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Hasn't been anywhere near as open as the first half here. Sunderland are striving but Rangers happy to defend.

4:33pm

Newcastle 2 (Aarons 74) Crystal Palace 2

Newcastle are level via the unlikely route of an Aarons header.

Cabella delivered a corner from the left, the ball flicked off the head of a Palace defender, and Aarons found himself unmarked as he headed home from ten yards.

4:31pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Goal-line clearance by Brown stops Pattinson from scoring. Former Darlington striker Ian Ward involved in the build-up, beating Leon Scott to the ball. Gray furious, leaps to the front of the stand and barks orders at one of his player to deliver the ball.

4:30pm

Cheltenham 0 Hartlepool 0

One change for Pools - Harewood off, Woods on. Harewood been booked and was a bit frustrated up top. 

Looks like a 4-1-4-1 set-up now for Pools. 

4:30pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Thompson on the periphery of this, has been all game. Has just reminded everybody of his involvement in the game by playing a misplaced pass.

Darlington need a spark from somewhere, while West are exactly looking on top of their game either.

68mins.

4:27pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Buckley and Giaccherini on for Fletcher and Rodwell; while Zamora is on for Austin.

4:26pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Graeme Armstrong’s misery is over, he’s replaced by Liam Hatch.

Nathan Fisher on for David Dowson.

So it’s two new forwards for Quakers on 65 minutes.

4:24pm

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 2

Newcastle make the first change of the game, with Rolando Aarons coming on for Yoan Gouffran, who has hardly been involved at all in the final third.

4:24pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Not so many chances being created by Darlington in the second half, game more evenly-balanced since the 49th minute equaliser.

Liam Hatch and Nathan Fisher are coming on for Darlington.

4:23pm

4:22pm

Cheltenham 0 Hartlepool 0

Scare for Pools again - this time sub Marquis beat Bates for pace, low shot beat Flinders and came back off the post.

Harewood been booked for dissent. 

4:20pm

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 2

Newcastle carve out their first second-half chance, but Gouffran's low shot is saved by Speroni with his legs.

As things stand, the Magpies are bottom of the table.

4:20pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Getting a bit scrappy - tackles flying in all over the place. Needs someone to put their foot on the ball. Sunderland not as easy on the eye as earlier, but they are chasing the game.

4:19pm

Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

Patrick Bamford is on for his Boro debut. Still no equaliser and Reading, particularly Federici, doing a good job time wasting.

4:14pm

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 2

Palace go close again, but Kelly's low shot is turned round the post bt Krul after the full-back cut in dangerously from the left-hand side.

Newcastle badly need to get themselves going again here.

4:14pm

Cheltenham 0 Hartlepool 0 

Vital clerance from Duckworth keeps the score at 0-0.

Corner from the left, flicked header by Wynter and the right-back did his job defending the near post to keep it out. 

4:12pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Vergini's volley is saved well by Green after Fletcher's cross was deflected into the full-back's path. Lovely technique.

4:12pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Hat-trick for Armstrong. A hat-trick of misses that is. He met Brown’s dipping cross from the right, but the header was poor and the ball glanced off the top of his head.

Attendance: 1,238

4:11pm

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 2

They're back behind again, but here's a picture of Daryl Janmaat briefly firing Newcastle level before the break:

The Northern Echo:

4:09pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 1

Adam Mitchell levels for Darlington, fires low into the bottom of the net after Dowson had hit the post. Great ball ball Galbraith got the attack underway.

4:09pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Back under way here at Loftus Road.

4:08pm

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 2 (Puncheon 48)

If their start to the first half was dreadful, then Newcastle's start to the second period has been just as bad.

Bolasie shuffled the ball infield to Puncheon, and after flicking it into the air, he swivelled to drill a low strike into the bottom right-hand corner.

The ball might have taken a slight deflection off Coloccini, who was probably in the line of sight of Krul.

 

4:05pm

3:59pm

3:58pm

3:51pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

West haven’t threatened since then tenth minute when Knight scored, yet they lead 1-0. For Darlington, Armstrong missed two great chances and Thompson hit the post.

3:49pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

Sunderland pay the price moments before half-time for completely losing the plot. Cattermole's two fouls seemed to set the tone, as QPR turned the screw and went on the attack. They thought they had just held out but Charlie Austin collected a knockdown from a corner and fired home.

3:49pm

Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

Simon Cox's goal in the seventh minute separates the sides at half time. Kike missed a great chance to draw level unmarked  from a corner, but he sent his header over.

3:48pm

3:48pm

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 1

Half-time, and it's all square at 1-1.

Newcastle couldn't have made a worse start, and took some time to get going, but they improved as the first half wore on and deserve to be level courtesy of Janmaat's scruffy strike.

3:48pm

3:48pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Shaun Vipond is the first West player yellow-carded, after a poor challenge on Thompson.

3:47pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0

3:46pm

Queens Park Rangers 1 (Austin 45+2) Sunderland 0

3:45pm

Newcastle 1 Crystal Palace 1

Mariappa picks up the game's first yellow card - and then is fortunate to avoid another booking two minutes later for a body check on Haidara.

Had he not already been booked, he would almost certainly have picked up a yellow for the second incident. 

3:44pm

Queens Park Rangers 0 Sunderland 0

Phew. Larsson loses ball, Brown comes in and makes fine tackle on Austin, Mannone saves from the striker moments later, out again to deny Phillips. Crikey.

3:41pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Another poor miss by Armstrong. Mitchell chipped the ball in to the far post, Armstrong had a free header but put it wide. Very poor.

3:40pm

Queens Park Rangers 0 Sunderland 0

Lee Cattermole has gone into the referee's book for a foul on Jordan Mutch, before committing a second foul on Leroy Fer. Treading the tightrope here, is young Lee.

3:40pm

Newcastle 1 (Janmaat 37) Crystal Palace 1

Newcastle level with their first Premier League goal of the season, and while it was a scruffy, no one in a black and white shirt will be complaining.

Janmaat dribbled the ball into the area, and while his first shot was blocked, Riviere stabbed the ball back to him to enable him to prod home at the second attempt from close range.

3:38pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Dowson shot blocked by Galpin, winning a corner. It comes to nothing, but Darlington have won several corners, they’ve been in the final third a lot more than West.

32mins gone.

3:36pm

Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1

Adomah jinks past three Reading players before teeing up the shot for Clayton, but Reading manage to intercept before he gets shot away. Crowd at the Riverside growing more and more frustrated.

3:35pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Thompson has moved into a central position behind the two strikers, Armstrong and Dowson.

Gray’s instruction to Thompson was heard by everyone in the main stand. He’s sat up here due to a touchline ban, with his every instruction and ordered being clearly heard by the fans sat around him.

3:35pm

Queens Park Rangers 0 Sunderland 0

Wickham, clearly inspired by Fer's effort, has a crack himself from distance, his low shot whistling just wide of Green's goal.

3:35pm

Cheltenham 0 Hartlepool 0 

Chance - shot on target for Cheltenham - Harrison effort from an angle saved by Flinders, and rebound hit Richards six yards out and put well well wide. 

 

3:34pm

Newcastle 0 Crystal Palace 1

Newcastle finally produce an attacking move worthy of the name. Riviere plays the ball in to de Jong, he tees up Sissoko, but the midfielder drills narrowly wide from 22 yards out.

3:32pm

Newcastle 0 Crystal Palace 1

Desperate times call for desperate measures - so Haidara has lashed a shot wide from fully 40 yards.

More than half an hour gone, and Speroni's only action so far has been to save from his own player.

3:31pm

Queens Park Rangers 0 Sunderland 0

Fer rattles the Sunderland crossbar from 25 yards. That was a thronker.

3:28pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Thompson hits the post. He forced his way into the penalty area after collecting the ball in a central position after a Darlington throw, but his powerful shot cannoned back off the upright.

23mins gone.

3:27pm

Newcastle 0 Crystal Palace 1

The home support are starting to get a bit frustrated at Newcastle's delivery into the area here.

The hosts have had seven corners now, and Palace goalkeeper Julien Speroni must have caught all bar one of them.

3:25pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Can’t get over that Armstrong miss. Fair play to Pattinson for getting back to cover his AWOL keeper, but the striker was six yards from goal – how did he not score?

3:25pm

Middlesbrough  0 Reading 1

Boro have been poor since  going behind. Look nervy at the back and haven't really created. Adomah and Reach looking lively when they're on the ball, though.

 

3:23pm

Queens Park Rangers 0 Sunderland 0

Sunderland the brighter side here, van Aanholt looking good on the attack and Fletcher as sharp as a dart.

3:23pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Better by Darlington, Brown breaking the offside trap after a corner and pulling the ball back for Dowson whose shot was saved by Lowson.

But then a pathetic miss by Armstrong. Mitchell had rounded the keeper and put a goal on a plate for the striker, but Armstrong allowed his weakly hit shot to be cleared on the line by Pattinson.

3:22pm

3:21pm

Newcastle 0 Crystal Palace 1

Newcastle create their first half-chance, but Janmaat heads Cabella's corner wide at the back post.

The Magpies are starting to show a little bit more cohesion, although they still haven't really worked out how best to feed Riviere in attack.

3:20pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Darlington a little slack at the back and not getting a foot on the ball in midfield. West left-back Lewis Galpin beat Gary Brown on the byline far too easily, but the cross was cut out by Quakers.

Leon Scott guilty of two awful crosses, both over-hit and going out of play on the far side.

15mins gone.

3:17pm

Cheltenham 0 Hartlepool 0

Not a lot of incidents so far in a lively start from both sides. Cheltenham moving the ball forward with some purpose, Pools early clearances were snatched at, but they saw out the pressure.

Harewood displaying signs of his fine performance of last week. 

3:15pm

West Auckland 1 Darlington 0

Nice turn in the penalty area and low finish by Dennis Knight makes it 1-0.

Had been a scrappy start to the game, neither team impressing.

3:15pm

Newcastle 0 Crystal Palace 1

Palace go close again as Bolasie turns in the box and blazes over.

Newcastle have forced a succession of corners, but haven't really settled down in open play since falling behind.

3:12pm

Queens Park Rangers 0 Sunderland 0

Chance for Sunderland as Green saves from Fletcher, who was played in beautifully by Johnson after a one-two with Wickham. Visitors finding gaps in the Hoops defence here but QPR having joy at the other end themselves.

3:10pm

Newcastle 0 Crystal Palace 1

If there was one game you didn't want to fall behind in the first minute in, this was probably it.

Palace have something to hold on to now, and won't be rushing to push too many men forward.

Can Newcastle break down the massed ranks of the Eagles' defence?

3:09pm

Middlesbrough 0 Reading 1 (Cox, 7)

After a bright start from Boro, they now find themselves behind. Simon Cox with the goal for Reading after he was allowed time to lift the ball over Mejias.

3:07pm

West Auckland 0 Darlington 0

Martin Gray begins a touchline ban and is sat at the back of the stand with goalkeeping coach Jim Provett.

3:05pm

West Auckland 0 Darlington 0

3:05pm

West Auckland v Darlington

Delayed kick-off here as one of the nets has not been attached correctly. Both teams are ready to kick-off and are having to pass a ball between themselves to stay loose.

3:04pm

Queens Park Rangers 0 Sunderland 0

Wickham in action at the other end, clearing off the line from Charlie Austin header.

3:04pm

3:03pm

Newcastle 0 Crystal Palace 1 (Gayle 1)

Incredible start as Palace break the deadlock after just 31 seconds.

Chamakh turned and shot in the area, and while Krul turned his low strike onto the post, Gayle was on hand to tap home the rebound.

Safe to say that wasn't the start Newcastle were wanting.

3:01pm

QPR 0 Sunderland 0

Chance for Sunderland after 30 seconds, Wickham breaks down left, inside to Rodwell whose shot hit side netting. Steady on, lads.

3:00pm

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

2:58pm

West Auckland v Darlington 

Looks to be a lot more people in the ground than there was when the teams met here in the Northern League in November 2012, when Quakers fans boycotted the match in protest at West doubling admission from £5 to £10.

2:57pm

West Auckland v Darlington 

The referee today is Rebecca Welch from Washington. She enjoyed a canny game at Heritage Park last season when Quakers played Wakefield. That was the night an opposition player was sent off for foul and abusive language, as was a Kendal player on Monday when Darlington won 7-0.

2:57pm

West Auckland v Darlington 

The referee today is Rebecca Welch from Washington. She enjoyed a canny game at Heritage Park last season when Quakers played Wakefield. That was the night an opposition player was sent off for foul and abusive language, as was a Kendal player on Monday when Darlington won 7-0.

2:55pm

West Auckland v Darlington 

West Auckland: Lowson; Pattinson, Galpin, Vipond, Wilkinson, Hall, Richardson, Francis, Ward, Briggs, Knight. Subs (not used): Ayers, Gibson, Garthwaite, Byrne

Darlington: Jameson; Brown, White, Hunter, Galbraith; Scott, Portas, Mitchell; Dowson, Armstrong, Thompson. Subs: Bell (gk), Robinson, Reed, Fisher, Hatch, Purewal

2:55pm

Cheltenham v Hartlepool 

CHELTENHAM TOWN (3-5-2): Carson; M Taylor, Brown, Elliott; Vaughan, Wynter, Richards, J Taylor, Braham-Barrett; Harrison, Gornell. Subs: Haworth, Deaman, Hanks, Black, Sterling-James, Arthur, Marquis. 
HARTLEPOOL UNITED (4-4-2): Flinders; Duckworth, Bates, Collins, Austin; Franks, Miller, Walker, Brobbel; Wyke, Harewood. Subs: Holden, Compton, Woods, Richards, Harrison, Dixon (gk), James. 
Referee: Chris Sargison (Stoke)

 

2:41pm

The early Premier League game finishes Burnley 0 Manchester United 0.

Despite all their investment, Man United are still searching for their first win of the season.

2:36pm

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace

It's a lovely warm afternoon at St James', with both sets of players currently on the pitch warming up.

Aside from Cheick Tiote, Newcastle are at full strength, so it'll be interesting to see how Remy Cabella, Siem de Jong and Emmanuel Riviere link up.

It's fascinating to see Jason Puncheon in the Palace side, given the less than complimentary things he said about Neil Warnock on Twitter after the new Eagles' boss first spell at Selhurst Park.

In the eyes of Warnock, it's clearly all water under the bridge now.

2:35pm

2:29pm

Middlesbrough v Reading

TEAM NEWS

AITOR Karanka has made six changes to his Middlesbrough side for this afternoon’s game with Reading at the Riverside.

Tomas Mejias, George Friend, Kenneth Omeruo, Grant Leadbitter, Adam Reach and Kike all return to the side with new signing Patrick Bamford named on the bench following his loan move from Chelsea.

Ben Gibson returns from injury and is on the bench alongside Daniel Ayala.

Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1): Mejias; Abella, Omeruo, Hinesm Friend; Leadbitter, Clayton; Adomah, Tomlin, Reach; Kike.

Subs (not used): Konstantopoulos, Gibson, Ayala, Whitehead, Williams, Bamford, Ledesma

Reading (4-3-3): Federici; Gunter, Pearce, Hector; Obita; Norwood, Kukl, Taylor; Edwards, Cox, Mackie.

Subs: (not used): Andersen, Long, Cooper, Akpan, Stacey, Fosu, Tanner

 

2:28pm

2:27pm

2:24pm

2:22pm

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

Bit of a shame for Will Buckley after such a positive debut, but he'll be a decent impact sub against a Rangers back four where pace isn't exactly in abundance.

2:19pm

2:19pm

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew has made two changes to his Newcastle United side for this afternoon's Premier League home game with Crystal Palace.

Massadio Haidara comes in at left-back to replace Paul Dummett from the side that drew at Aston Villa last weekend.

Siem de Jong is also fit enough to start, and the Dutchman replaces Vurnon Anita in the starting side, with Moussa Sissoko expected to drop to a deeper-lying midfield role.

Emmanuel Riviere will line up as a lone striker, with Remy Cabella and Yoan Gouffran expected to line up on either side of de Jong.

NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1): Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Haidara; Colback, Sissoko; Cabella, de Jong, Gouffran; Riviere.

Subs: Elliot (gk), Dummett, S Taylor, Anita, Obertan, Aarons, Perez.

CRYSTAL PALACE (4-4-2): Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Mariappa, Ward; Bolasie, Jedinak, Delaney, Puncheon; Gayle, Chamakh.

Subs: Hennessey (gk), Hangeland, Murray, Williams, Bannan, Zaha, Campbell. 

2:12pm

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

Those teams in full, for those who like teams in full.

Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, van Aanholt; Rodwell, Cattermole, Larsson; Johnson, Fletcher, Wickham. Subs: Pantilimon, Jones, Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Giaccherini, Buckley.

QPR (4-3-3): Green; Isla, Ferdinand, Caulker, Hill; Fer, Barton, Mutch; Phillips, Austin, Hoilett. Subs: Murphy, Traore, Onuoha, Henry, Dunne, Zamora, Taarabt.

2:05pm

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

Here's your team news - and for Sunderland, there aren't too many surprises. Same back five as the team that drew 1-1 with Manchester United, while Will Buckley drops to the bench. In his stead is Adam Johnson who missed the United game with illness.

Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, van Aanholt; Rodwell, Cattermole, Larsson; Johnson, Fletcher, Wickham.

2:03pm

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

When I arrived - too early, should I add - I timed my arrival with that of Glenn Hoddle, QPR's first-team coach. There was a mighty kerfuffle for pictures and autographs. 

But that's enough about me, Hoddle was pretty popular too.

2:00pm

Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland

Just awaiting team news here at Loftus Road.

1:43pm

1:43pm

1:43pm

Away from the North-East, and the early Premier League game is 0-0 at half-time between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor, with British record signing Angel Di Maria making his debut for the visitors.

1:27pm

To get you in the mood for the Premier League games, here's a couple of stories from this morning's paper:

On the Newcastle front, Alan Pardew has tipped Emmanuel Riviere to succeed at St James', but warned the Frenchman he won't have it easy against Crystal Palace

Pardew tips Riviere for success at St James'

And over at Sunderland, Gus Poyet has admit the Black Cats will be in a "dangerous" position if they don't make two more signings ahead of Monday night's transfer deadline

Poyet admits it is essential Sunderland sign two more

1:23pm

Welcome to The Northern Echo's live blog on another busy Saturday afternoon of football action.

All four of the North-East's biggest teams are in action - and we've got reporters at each of the games.

Newcastle will be looking to score their first Premier League goal of the season when they take on a Crystal Palace side under the tutelage of new boss Neil Warnock.

Sunderland have made the long trip to London, to take on QPR at Loftus Road.

In the Championship, Middlesbrough entertain Reading, while Hartlepool will be looking to build on last weekend's win when they travel to Cheltenham in League Two.

And after a three year absence, Darlington return to FA Cup action when they take on local rivals West Auckland in a qualifying-round tie.

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