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Magpies on verge of return

NEWCASTLE, March 30 – Newcastle are on the verge of securing an immediate return to the Premier League after a 2-0 win over promotion rivals Nottingham Forest on Monday.

Shola Ameobi returned from injury to fire Newcastle into the lead, midway through the second half, and Jose Enrique’s first goal for the club, in injury time, sealed a win that makes automatic promotion a virtual formality for the Magpies.

If Newcastle win at Peterborough on Saturday, they will be promoted if third-placed Forest lose at Bristol City.

Ameobi, who came on for the injured Andy Carroll, was making his first appearance in seven weeks and he showed what Newcastle have been missing when he received Kevin Nolan’s pass with his back to goal with 19 minutes left.

The big striker turned and fired a low left-foot shot in off the far post to break the deadlock.

Newcastle had further chances to kill off the match but it was not until injury time that Enrique sealed the win.

 

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Jane Karue

    November 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    ….well said.Good article

  2. Gateru wa Irungu

    November 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

    well said…bt aslo the govt should also take responsibility for the security lapses in the country because so many are dieing everywhere. The muslim faithful and their leader should also stop acting as if nothing is happenning in accordance to radicalisation in kenya. they act as if they are the only aggrieved party whenevr a mosque harbouring pple with ill motves for the country hell bent on harming others. the situation is getting out of hand n all muslims in kenya should stand and be counted as patriots and nationalists by giving out these criminals whom are propagating these issues.
    everytime an incident of these nature happens we are fed these crap alshaabab did ii av never fallen for that n no one will ever persuade me other wise. let the government n the muslim leadership get their act together before this situation rises to a bigger level which maybe unmanageable. here people should take lessons from nigeria n central africa where religious intolerance has taken another notch.

  3. Fatma

    November 24, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Wambugu thanks for your honesty, i appreciate it very much and i agree with whatever you are saying except for some part.. In addition to the ignorance of other religions in Kenya being used as a manipulative tool, Muslims in general a brought up to be like one body if one part gets hurt the whole body feels the pain and in that unity do some political leaders use to manipulate and convince youth to defend their “body” in self defence, sometymz the cause is just and sometymz it is a misguided agenda. How can muslims not feel that they are being victimized when all evidence shows that they are, ow can we help the police when they are evidently corrupt and unjust. I say all this as a coasterian muslim who actually lives next to one of the mosques i will not deny hate speech being preached every once in a while, HOWEVER i have reason to believe that the police are part and parcel of worsening the situation because of how they conduct their operations in an unjust and unfair manner, My argument is that, if police make public, names of wanted criminals on national news and then wait fr almost 24 hrs to raid homes and mosques where the criminals supposedly are and in turn find some evidence ( in an open place of worship!), any sane man can see that it does not make sense, because u hav given enough tym fr people to hide themselves and their weapons incase they were any, which criminal would be damn enough to keep evidence aftr being warned. Furthermore some of the mentioned criminals were seen walking around the area the nyt before the news came on paper, seriously! if they are using intelligence they cud hav captured them without all the drama.

  4. yuyu

    November 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Al-Shabab are simply thugs and bloodthirsty killers masquerading as jihadists. In Somalia they have killed thousands of Muslims whose blood they have not yet atoned. How will these people face their creator? Will they tell Allah “we did this for you’?? Killing of innocents and non-combatants including non-Muslims is strictly forbidden in Islam; so how will they explain killing innocent and defenceless men and women travelling in a bus whose only mistake was they are not Muslims.

    Has it not occurred to them that Allah can easily forgive the sins of this
    people they killed in the bus and burn them instead in hell? I’m shocked these
    people think through their actions they are defending mosques. According to
    Islam, taking a life is worse than destroying the Kaaba in Mecca.

    I’m ashamed that I share an ethnic identity with such people!!

    Disgusted Somali Muslim

  5. Guest

    November 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Al-Shabab are simply thugs and bloodthirsty killers masquerading as jihadists. In Somalia they have killed thousands of Muslims whose blood they have not yet atoned. How will these people face their creator? Will they tell Allah “we did this for you’?? Killing of innocents and non-combatants including non-Muslims is strictly forbidden in Islam; so how will they explain killing innocent and defenceless men and women travelling in a bus whose only mistake was they are not Muslims.

    Has it not occurred to them that Allah can easily forgive the sins of this
    people they killed in the bus and burn them instead in hell? I’m shocked these
    people think through their actions they are defending mosques. According to
    Islam, taking a life is worse than destroying the Kaaba in Mecca.

    I’m ashamed that I share an ethnic identity with such people!!

    Disgusted Somali Muslim

  6. Waithira

    November 25, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Those last three paragraphs…. *slow clap*.

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