Stoke City player Michael Owen has accused Newcastle United of lying, saying that the club did not offer him a new contract in 2009 before he moved to Manchester United, despite Newcastle claiming they did. Owen, who will retire from football at the end of the season, angered many Newcastle fans by leaving the club in 2009 after the club had just been relegated from the Premier League. Newcastle told the press that they had offered him a new contract, and Owen has gone on twitter and said that the club were “lying.”
“Despite the club saying they did, they didn’t ever offer me a new contract despite them putting it in the press,” Owen tweeted. How could they when they had just been relegated? It would have been financial suicide.”
‘I’ve seen it a million times, a club will blatantly lie to their fans to take the moral high ground leaving the player with no leg to stand on.’
Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has had his car, a £75,000 Chevrolet Camaro, seized by police and has been arrested on suspicion of fraud. The twenty-six year old Ivorian, who just returned from the African Cup of Nations, has been arrested by Northumbria police for suspicion of fraud on driving offenses, after being puled over by police for questioning.
Northumbria Police announced “At about 1.30pm on Tuesday, a car was stopped on Benton Park Road, Newcastle, and a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offenses.”
They have confirmed that inquiries are ongoing, but Newcastle United have declined to comment on the arrest.
This game was a good one, with Gareth Bale getting two great goals. Bale started the game in the mood, and after playing a little one-two with new signing Lewis Holtby in the second minute, his cross was just cut out by Davide Santon before Clint Dempsey could head it in. Newcastle had escaped that time, but just two minutes later in the fourth minute Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini rammed into Dempsey earning Tottenham a free kick twenty-five yard out from the Newcastle goal. Bale lined up to take the free kick in a Cristiano Ronaldo-like stance, and his kick matched Ronaldo’s best too. It flew about six inches above the wall, and then stared dipping with unbelievable rate past Tim Krul into the bottom right corner. Tottenham dominated the rest of the opening quarter, but after that Newcastle started to press the Tottenham goal and the flow of the game changed in their favor. Soon after that Newcastle leveled the scoring, and in the twenty-fourth minute Newcastlenew signing Moussa Sissoko crossed the ball to one of Newcastle’s other new signings, Yoan Gouffran, who’s shot wickedly deflected of a diving Michael Dawson, and past a wrong footed Hugo Lloris into the back of the net. Tottenham failed to up their game after that, but Newcastle could not score again in the half. But even at the start of the second half Tottenham did not up their game, and they only did after Gouffran had to be stretchered off from a Kyle Walker challenge in the fifty-ninth minute. Bale looked Tottenham’s best hope for getting them in front, and he did in the seventy-eighth minute when Newcastle’s centre-backs Coloccini and Steven Taylor’s mix-up allowed Bale in on goal, and he nutmeged Krul to slot it into the back of the net. Newcastle tried to equalize in the final minutes, but failed, and the score ended Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle.
Man of the Match: Gareth Bale
Here is Bale’s first goal:
This game is going to be an exciting one, with Newcastle United heading down to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur. The last time that the two teams met was in August 2012, with Newcastle winning 2-1 at St James Park, and out of the last ten times that they have played each other, Tottenham has won four, Newcastle has won four, and they have drawn two. That statistic doesn’t mean that the game will be even though, and Tottenham are favorites to win. But that doesn’t mean that Newcastle can not get the three points, and Newcastle’s new French signing Moussa Sissoko, who stared in Newcastle’s 3-2 win over Chelsea lest week, will be looking to score. Whether Sissoko scores or not, the game will be exciting, so look out for my post match review of the game, right here, on Football Every Day!