2009–10 Newcastle United F.C. season

The 2009–10 season was the first time Newcastle United Football Club had played in the Championship following relegation after 16 consecutive years in the Premier League. In the 2009–10 season, they won promotion back to the top division after finishing in first place in the 2009–10 Championship.

Newcastle United
2009–10 season
Managing DirectorDerek Llambias
ManagerChris Hughton
StadiumSt James' Park
Championship1st (promoted)
FA CupFourth Round
League CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Andy Carroll,
Kevin Nolan (17)

All:
Andy Carroll (19)
Highest home attendance52,181
(v Ipswich Town)
Lowest home attendance15,805
(v Plymouth ArgyleFA Cup)

Following the club's relegation, the team's pre-season had been dominated by uncertainty over manager, owner and the players. By the time the season began, caretaker manager Chris Hughton was put in charge, and his position was made permanent in October. Despite a blip in October, the club spent almost all of its season in the top three in the division and some blistering home results saw Newcastle automatically promoted by Easter. They confirmed their promotion as winners of the entire division two weeks later, with the club registering 102 points.

Season summaryEdit

The club spent the majority of the pre-season searching for a new owner,[1] and by the start of the season, no successful attempt was made to sell the club, and no players signings were made.[2] Obafemi Martins, Sébastien Bassong, Habib Beye, David Edgar, Damien Duff, Michael Owen, Peter Løvenkrands and Mark Viduka all departed the club.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Alan Shearer announced he was unsure whether he would be continuing as manager due to lack of contact from the club.[10]

 
Tributes to Sir Bobby Robson at St James' Park

An emotional distraction from the club's situation occurred when Sir Bobby Robson died on 31 July 2009,[11] uniting the world of football in tributes to the manager who was fondly remembered by Newcastle United fans as well the many other clubs he managed in his time,[12] including the national side. St James' Park proved to be the leading tribute for Sir Bobby Robson as tributes of flowers and messages were laid among the stadium.[13][14] The season went underway managerless with some players futures at the club still in jeopardy, but achieving a draw with West Bromwich Albion on the opening day of the Championship,[15] and a 3–0 victory over Reading, as Shola Ameobi scored and dedicated his hat-trick to the late Sir Bobby Robson.[15]

Several takeover bids were revealed, yet none prevailed. United, however, continued a bright opening start to the season with six games unbeaten at the top of the table,[16][17] and caretaker boss Chris Hughton collect the Manager of the Month prize for the Championship.[18] The transfer window closed without full-time players signed, although Løvenkrands decided to rejoin on the final day of the transfer window,[19] but Hughton was granted permission to sign players on loan, acquiring Danny Simpson from Manchester United,[20] and Zurab Khizanishvili from Blackburn Rovers.[21] Later in the year, he signed Marlon Harewood on loan from Aston Villa[22] and Fabrice Pancrate on a free transfer.[23]

Chris HughtonEdit

After Kevin Keegan ruled out another return to Newcastle, Chris Hughton became the club's permanent manager on 27 October 2009. He expressed his honour and delight at the role and felt challenged by the aim to take united back to the Premier League.[24] Simultaneously, Ashley once again withdrew the club from sale after again claiming he had been unsuccessful in finding a suitable buyer for the club, despite reducing his asking price to £80 million, also announcing he held deep regret over buying the club.[25][26] the club confirmed he would invest more money into the club's debt and would work on re-branding the stadium name.[27] Derek Llambias confirmed that St James' Park would not be completely renamed, but linked with a notable sponsorship deal.[28] Fan protests, however, continued on Ashley upon the club's home win against Peterborough United, with banners and chants being demonstrated against his plans before, during and after the match.[29]

 
Jonás Gutiérrez is presented with Player of the Month in April 2010

The squad, however, continued to produce good results, and by mid-December had established a seven-point lead on top of the Championship table, producing seven wins back-to-back, the first of which the club has produced since 1996 under Keegan.[30] The club still remained top of the league as of January 2010 and had an impressive Peter Løvenkrands hat-trick in a 3–0 win over Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup,[31] but following a loss to title rivals West Brom, the club were knocked out of the competition.[32] The January transfer window saw Marlon Harewood returned to parent club Aston Villa following an injury,[33] Hughton moving to strengthen the club's defence by signing Danny Simpson permanently,[34] Fitz Hall from QPR[35] defender Mike Williamson from Portsmouth,[36] and defender Patrick van Aanholt on a month's loan from Chelsea.[37] He also signed Queens Park Rangers winger Wayne Routledge.[38] A bid for Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses was unsuccessful as Moses opted to move instead to Premier League team Wigan Athletic.[39][40] Moreover, the club failed to sign Jermaine Beckford from Leeds United nor Sol Campbell on a free deal, who ironically announced expressed interest.[41] The final transfer saw Coventry City striker Leon Best join the club on a ​3 12-year deal.[42]

In March 2010, Kevin Nolan was named the Championship Player of the Year in the Football League Awards.[43]

 
Newcastle players celebrate the club's promotion in 2010

Worries of the club's promotion ambitions began to surface following allegations of Steven Taylor and Andy Carroll being involved in a fight at the club's training ground,[44] with both said to have been hospitalised following the incident. Carroll returned to the squad the following day to score the winner against Doncaster Rovers, and despite leaving hospital the following day also, after surgery, Taylor was confirmed to miss the rest of the season, despite being in the final stages of recovery from a knee injury, with rumours of also suffering a broken jaw.[45]

The club, however, secured promotion back to the Premier League on 5 April 2010 following Nottingham Forest only managing a 0–0 draw with Cardiff City, leaving the club indefinitely finishing in the top two of the table.[46] Although a win against Sheffield United that evening would have secured the promotion for the club nonetheless, the club defeated Sheffield 2–1 and manager Chris Hughton celebrated with a promotion party after the match with the players celebrating with the fans.[47]

Newcastle United won the Championship League Trophy on 19 April 2010 following a 2–0 victory at Plymouth.[48]

The club finished the final games of the season with a 2–2 draw with Ipswich Town at St James' Park and a final day, 1–0 away win at QPR. The final league table saw Newcastle breaking the 100 points barrier, winning 30 league games, drawing 12 and losing only 4.[49]

Team kitEdit

The team kit for the 2009–10 season is produced by Adidas and Northern Rock will remain as the main sponsor.[50] During the season Northern Rock signed a new contract but dissatisfaction with Mike Ashley saw Adidas terminate their deal after 15 years as sponsors. Puma became Newcastle's new kit makers at the end of the season.

Chronological list of eventsEdit

  • 3 June 2009: Newcastle United and Middlesbrough were given byes into the second round of the League Cup.[51]
  • 11 June 2009: Singapore-based Profitable Group declared an interest in acquiring Newcastle United.[52]
  • 19 June 2009: Four unidentified groups progressed to the due diligence phase in the bid to take over the club. Neither Profitable Group or the consortium involving Freddy Shepherd were amongst them.[54]
  • 22 June 2009: Newcastle unveil new yellow striped away kit.[55]
  • 27 June 2009: Mark Hulse and Robbie Elliott announced that they would quit the backroom staff at the end of July.[56]
  • 11 July 2009: Newcastle's first Pre-Season Friendly sees them thrash Irish side Shamrock Rovers 3–0 on their home turf.
  • 13 July 2009: Newcastle's planned pre-season match on 26 July against Utrecht was cancelled, following concerns raised by the Mayor of Amsterdam regarding both Newcastle and Sunderland visiting the Netherlands at the same time[57]
  • 18 July 2009: A Fine Performance sees Chris Hughton's side thrash Darlington 7–2 at the Darlington Arena
  • 21 July 2009: The Magpies win their third friendly in a row beating Huddersfield Town 2–1.
  • 25 July 2009: Newcastle suffer probably their most humiliating friendly defeat losing 6–1 at League 1 side Leyton Orient, some newspapers then say that they're going down again.
  • 28 July 2009: Profitable Group stated they had no further interest in buying the club, citing "a lack of communication and response" from Mike Ashley.[58]
  • 29 July 2009: Newcastle's only pre-season match at St James' Park sees them held to a goalless draw by Leeds United
  • 31 July 2009: Newcastle United mourned the passing of former manager Sir Bobby Robson, who died following a long battle with cancer.[59]
  • 2 August 2009: Newcastle unveiled new black and blue striped third kit.[60]
 
José Enrique prepares to throw to Nicky Butt, December 2009
  • 8 August 2009: Newcastle's first match of the season sees Damien Duff earn a 1–1 draw at West Brom, who were also relegated in what proved to be the Irishman's last game for the club.
  • 14 August 2009: Danny Simpson joins on loan from Manchester United
  • 15 August 2009: Shola Ameobi nets his first Newcastle hat-trick in a 3–0 win over Reading.
  • 18 August 2009: Derek Llambias stated that Barry Moat had "stepped up his interest" in regards to a possible £100 million takeover.[61]
  • 19 August 2009: Shola Ameobi goes to the top of the Championship goal scoring charts with the only goal of a win over Sheffield Wednesday
  • 22 August 2009: Newcastle win 2–0 at Crystal Palace to move into second place, with Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor scoring their first goals for the club.
  • 24 August 2009: Newcastle United made an official statement extending the deadline for Barry Moat to table an offer for the club.[62]
  • 26 August 2009: Geoff Sheard confirmed that he was fronting a bid by a mystery American company to buy the club.[63]
  • 27 October 2009: Newcastle appointed Chris Hughton as permanent manager until the end of the 2010–11 season. Also, Mike Ashley announced that he had taken the club off the market and intended to invest a further £20 million.[67]
  • 18 January 2010: Northern Rock signed a new four-year sponsorship deal with Newcastle United, worth between £1.5 and £10 million, starting from the 2010–11 season.[68]
  • 19 January 2010: Puma signed a deal to become the club's official supplier for two years starting from the beginning of the 2010–11 season.[69]
  • 24 April 2010: Newcastle lifted the Championship trophy in front of a new Championship record attendance of 52,181 fans after a 2–2 draw with Ipswich.[72]
  • 2 May 2010: Newcastle finished the 2009–10 season with a 1–0 victory at Queens Park Rangers. This gave the team a total of 102 League points, surpassing the 100-point mark for the first time in the club's history.[73]

PlayersEdit

First-teamEdit

Squad at end of season[74]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ENG Steve Harper
2 DF   ARG Fabricio Coloccini
3 DF   ESP José Enrique
4 MF   ENG Kevin Nolan
5 DF   ENG Fitz Hall (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
6 DF   ENG Mike Williamson
7 MF   ENG Joey Barton
8 MF   ENG Danny Guthrie
10 MF   ENG Wayne Routledge
11 FW   DEN Peter Løvenkrands
12 DF   ENG Danny Simpson
16 DF   ENG Ryan Taylor
17 FW   ENG Alan Smith
18 MF   ARG Jonás Gutiérrez
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW   IRL Leon Best
21 MF   FRA Fabrice Pancrate
22 MF   ENG Nicky Butt
23 FW   ENG Shola Ameobi
24 FW   ENG Andy Carroll
25 MF   COD Kazenga LuaLua
26 GK   NED Tim Krul
27 DF   ENG Steven Taylor
28 DF   HUN Tamás Kádár
30 FW   ENG Nile Ranger
35 DF   ENG Ben Tozer
42 FW   ENG Ryan Donaldson
44 DF   ENG James Tavernier
46 MF   SVN Haris Vučkić

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
10 FW   ENG Marlon Harewood (on loan from Aston Villa)
11 MF   IRL Damien Duff (to Fulham)
13 DF   GEO Zurab Khizanishvili (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
14 DF   NED Patrick van Aanholt (on loan from Chelsea)
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   ESP Xisco (on loan to Racing Santander)
20 MF   CMR Geremi (to Ankaragücü)
29 FW   ITA Fabio Zamblera (on loan to Roma)
34 GK   ENG Fraser Forster (on loan to Norwich City)

Reserve squadEdit

The following players did not appear for the first team this season, and made most of their appearances for the reserves, but may have also appeared for the under-18s.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
31 FW   NED Frank Wiafe Danquah
32 FW   FRA Wesley Ngo Baheng
33 GK   SWE Ole Söderberg
37 DF   IRL Callum Morris
41 DF   NIR Shane Ferguson
43 MF   ENG Jonny Godsmark
No. Pos. Nation Player
45 DF   ENG Darren Lough
DF   ENG Matthew Grieve
DF   ENG Daniel Leadbitter
MF   NIR Paddy McLaughlin
FW   FRO Jóan Símun Edmundsson

Under-18 squadEdit

The following players made most of their appearances for the under-18s, but may have also appeared for the reserves.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
47 MF   AUS Bradden Inman
GK   ENG Jak Alnwick
GK   AUS Alex Baird
GK   ENG Sam Grieveson
GK   ENG Max Johnson
GK   ENG Scott Pocklington
GK   ENG Ben Robinson
DF   ENG Paul Dummett
DF   ENG Jeff Henderson
DF   ENG Michael Hoganson
DF   ENG Oliver Nicholas
DF   ENG Alex Nicholson
DF   ENG Remie Streete
DF   ENG James Tavernier
DF   ENG James Taylor
DF   IRL Stephen Folan
DF   COD Patrick Nzuzi
MF   ENG Sammy Ameobi
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ENG Liam Henderson
MF   ENG Marcus Maddison
MF   ENG Greg McDermott
MF   ENG Ryan McGorrigan
MF   ENG Conor Newton
MF   ENG Ryan Page
MF   ENG Daniel Williams
MF   SCO Steven Logan
MF   COD Andy Mogwo
FW   ENG Phil Airey
FW   ENG Adam Campbell
FW   ENG Billy Ions
FW   ENG Dennis Knight
FW   ENG Aaron Spear
FW   ENG Dan Taylor
FW   NIR Michael McCrudden
FW   SWE Samuel Adjei

StatisticsEdit

Appearances, goals and cardsEdit

(Substitute appearances in brackets)
No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals    
1 GK   Steve Harper 45 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 0
2 DF   Fabricio Coloccini 37 2 3 0 0 0 40 2 5 0
3 DF   José Enrique 33 (1) 1 2 0 1 0 36 (1) 1 3 0
4 MF   Kevin Nolan 44 17 2 0 1 (1) 1 47 (1) 18 10 1
5 DF   Fitz Hall 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0
6 DF   Mike Williamson 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 3 0
7 MF   Joey Barton 8 (7) 1 0 0 0 0 8 (7) 1 1 0
8 MF   Danny Guthrie 36 (2) 4 2 (1) 0 2 1 40 (3) 5 5 1
10 FW   Marlon Harewood 9 (6) 5 0 0 0 0 9 (6) 5 2 0
10 MF   Wayne Routledge 15 (2) 3 0 0 0 0 15 (2) 3 1 0
11 MF   Damien Duff 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 FW   Peter Løvenkrands 19 (10) 13 1 (1) 3 1 0 21 (11) 16 0 0
12 DF   Danny Simpson 39 1 1 0 1 0 41 1 4 0
13 DF   Zurab Khizanishvili 6 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 6 (1) 0 2 1
14 DF   Patrick van Aanholt 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0
16 DF   Ryan Taylor 19 (12) 4 3 0 2 0 24 (12) 4 7 1
17 MF   Alan Smith 31 (1) 0 2 0 0 (1) 0 33 (2) 0 10 1
18 MF   Jonás Gutiérrez 34 (3) 4 2 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 36 (5) 4 1 0
19 FW   Xisco 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 0 0
20 MF   Geremi 3 (4) 0 0 0 1 (1) 1 4 (5) 1 0 0
20 FW   Leon Best 6 (7) 0 0 0 0 0 6 (7) 0 3 0
21 MF   Fabrice Pancrate 5 (11) 1 3 0 0 0 8 (11) 1 0 0
22 MF   Nicky Butt 10 (7) 0 2 0 1 0 13 (7) 0 1 0
23 FW   Shola Ameobi 11 (7) 10 1 (1) 0 0 (1) 1 12 (9) 11 2 0
24 FW   Andy Carroll 33 (6) 17 2 (1) 2 0 0 35 (7) 19 9 0
25 MF   Kazenga LuaLua 0 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 2 (1) 0 0 0
26 GK   Tim Krul 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 DF   Steven Taylor 21 1 1 0 1 0 23 1 2 0
28 DF   Tamás Kádár 6 (7) 0 2 0 1 0 9 (7) 0 2 0
30 FW   Nile Ranger 4 (21) 2 1 (2) 0 2 0 7 (23) 2 1 0
35 DF   Ben Tozer 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 1 (1) 0 0 0
42 FW   Ryan Donaldson 0 (2) 0 0 (2) 0 1 0 1 (4) 0 0 0
46 MF   Haris Vučkić 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 1 (3) 0 0 0

Starting formationsEdit

Formation League FA Cup League Cup Total
4–4–2 39 3 2 44
4–4–1–1 5 0 0 5
4–5–1 2 0 0 2

CaptainsEdit

No. Pos. Name Starts
17 MF   Alan Smith 26
22 MF   Nicky Butt 13
4 MF   Kevin Nolan 11
27 DF   Steven Taylor 1

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Chris Hughton
Assistant manager   Colin Calderwood
First team coach   Peter Beardsley
Goalkeeping coach   Paul Barron
Development coach   Willie Donachie
Reserve team coach   Alan Thompson
Chief scout   Graham Carr

Last updated: 3 May 2011
Source: [1]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
1 September 2009 FW   Peter Løvenkrands Free Free [75]
21 November 2009 MF   Fabrice Pancrate   Paris Saint-Germain Free [76]
20 January 2010 DF   Danny Simpson   Manchester United £750,000 [77]
26 January 2010 MF   Wayne Routledge   Queens Park Rangers £1,000,000 [78]
27 January 2010 DF   Mike Williamson   Portsmouth £1,000,000 [79]
1 February 2010 FW   Leon Best   Coventry City Undisclosed [80]
  • Total spending:   ~ £2,750,000

OutEdit

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
1 July 2009 MF   Mark Donninger   Blyth Spartans Free
1 July 2009 MF   James Marwood Free agent Free
1 July 2009 DF   Caçapa   Cruzeiro Free
1 July 2009 FW   Peter Løvenkrands Free agent Free
1 July 2009 FW   Mark Viduka Retired Free
1 July 2009 DF   David Edgar   Burnley Released [81]
3 July 2009 FW   Michael Owen   Manchester United Released [82]
31 July 2009 FW   Obafemi Martins   VfL Wolfsburg £9,000,000 [83]
6 August 2009 DF   Sébastien Bassong   Tottenham Hotspur £8,000,000 [84]
7 August 2009 DF   Habib Beye   Aston Villa £2,500,000 [85]
18 August 2009 MF   Damien Duff   Fulham £4,000,000 [86]
31 January 2010 MF   Geremi   Ankaragücü Undisclosed [87]
  • Total income:   ~ £23,500,000

Loans inEdit

Date Pos. Name From Expiry Source
31 July 2009 DF   Danny Simpson   Manchester United 18 January 2010 [88]
17 September 2009 DF   Zurab Khizanishvili   Blackburn Rovers 17 December 2009 [89]
25 September 2009 FW   Marlon Harewood   Aston Villa 26 December 2009 [90]
29 January 2010 DF   Fitz Hall   Queens Park Rangers 31 May 2010 [91]
29 January 2010 DF   Patrick van Aanholt   Chelsea 28 February 2010 [92]

Loans outEdit

Date Pos. Name To Expiry Source
31 July 2009 GK   Fraser Forster   Bristol Rovers 31 August 2009 [93]
6 August 2009 FW   Jonny Godsmark   Hereford United 31 January 2010 [94]
28 August 2009 GK   Fraser Forster   Norwich City 1 June 2010 [95][96][97]
31 August 2009 FW   Xisco   Racing Santander 1 June 2010 [98]
1 September 2009 FW   Fabio Zamblera   Roma 1 June 2010 [99]
9 February 2010 MF   Kazenga LuaLua   Brighton & Hove Albion 9 March 2010 [100]

CompetitionsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Pre-seasonEdit

Match 1 2 3 4 5 6
Result 3–0 7–2 1–0 1–6 0–0 1–1

LeagueEdit

Round  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Result 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–2
Position 12th 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Round 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Result 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 5–1 0–3 1–1 4–1 3–0 2–1 6–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0
Position 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

FA CupEdit

Match 1 2 3
Result 0–0 3–0 2–4

League CupEdit

Match 1 2
Result 4–3 0–2

MatchesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

11 July 2009 Shamrock Rovers0–3Newcastle UnitedDublin
15:00 BST (Report) S. Taylor   50'
Ameobi   87'
Ranger   89'
Stadium: Tallaght Stadium
Attendance: 5,200
Referee: Ian Doyle
18 July 2009 Darlington2–7Newcastle UnitedDarlington
12:30 BST Windass   7' (pen.), 65' (Report) Duff   3'
Nolan   17'
Ameobi   27'36'
Gutiérrez   47'
S. Taylor   58'
Carroll   75'
Stadium: The Northern Echo Darlington Arena
Attendance: 6,698
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
21 July 2009 Huddersfield Town0–1Newcastle UnitedHuddersfield
19:45 BST (Report) Nolan   68' Stadium: Galpharm Stadium
Attendance: 9,691
Referee: Jonathan Moss
25 July 2009 Leyton Orient6–1Newcastle UnitedLeyton
15:00 BST Smith   4'
Thornton   23' (pen.)
McGleish   53'
Mkandawire   55'
Jarvis   83'
Baker   86'
(Report) Barton   30' (pen.) Stadium: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 3,615
Referee: Jarnail Singh
29 July 2009 Newcastle United0–0Leeds UnitedNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 BST (Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 16,945
Referee: Nigel Miller
2 August 2009 Dundee United1–1Newcastle UnitedDundee
15:00 BST Goodwillie   85' (pen.) (Report) Carroll   60' Stadium: Tannadice Park
Attendance: 8,876
Referee: Chris Boyle

LeagueEdit

15 August 2009 Newcastle United3–0ReadingNewcastle upon Tyne
17:20 BST Ameobi   38'61'75' (pen.) (Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 36,944
Referee: Anthony Taylor
22 August 2009 Crystal Palace0–2Newcastle UnitedLondon
15:00 BST (Report) Nolan   2'
R. Taylor   21'
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 20,643
Referee: Andy D'Urso
13 September 2009 Cardiff City0–1Newcastle UnitedCardiff
14:05 BST (Report) Coloccini   18'
Smith   66'   90+2'
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 25,630
Referee: Andrew Hall
16 September 2009 Blackpool2–1Newcastle UnitedBlackpool
19:45 BST Ormerod   45+2'
Euell   65'
(Report) Carroll   40' Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 9,647
Referee: Jonathan Moss
19 September 2009 Newcastle United3–1Plymouth ArgyleNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 BST S. Taylor   6'
Nolan   61'
Carroll   84'
(Report) Duguid   50' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 42,898
Referee: Scott Mathieson
26 September 2009 Ipswich Town0–4Newcastle UnitedIpswich
17:30 BST (Report) Nolan   30'32'51'
R. Taylor   34'
Stadium: Portman Road
Attendance: 27,059
Referee: Mike Jones
30 September 2009 Newcastle United1–1Queens Park RangersNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 BST Harewood   70' (Report) Watson   7' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 38,923
Referee: Rob Shoebridge
3 October 2009 Newcastle United0–0Bristol CityNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 BST (Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 43,326
Referee: Graham Salisbury
20 October 2009 Scunthorpe United2–1Newcastle UnitedScunthorpe
19:45 BST Woolford   53'79' (Report) Nolan   65' Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 8,921
Referee: Andy Penn
24 October 2009 Newcastle United2–1Doncaster RoversNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 BST Carroll   67'
Khizanishvili   85'
Nolan   90+2'
(Report) Shiels   18' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 43,949
Referee: Darren Deadman
2 November 2009 Sheffield United0–1Newcastle UnitedSheffield
19:45 GMT (Report) Morgan   54' (o.g.) Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 26,536
Referee: Kevin Friend
23 November 2009 Preston North End0–1Newcastle UnitedPreston
19:45 GMT (Report) Nolan   74' Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 16,924
Referee: Scott Mathieson
28 November 2009 Newcastle United3–0Swansea CityNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 GMT Harewood   8'28'
Løvenkrands   21'
(Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 42,616
Referee: Mark Haywood
5 December 2009 Newcastle United2–0WatfordNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 GMT Løvenkrands   20'
Nolan   27'   49'
Pancrate   83'
(Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 43,050
Referee: Jonathan Moss
9 December 2009 Coventry City0–2Newcastle UnitedCoventry
19:45 GMT (Report) Ameobi   45+1'
Ranger   82'
Stadium: Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 21,688
Referee: Grant Hegley
12 December 2009 Barnsley2–2Newcastle UnitedBarnsley
15:00 GMT Hallfreðsson   52'
Hassell   87'
(Report) Nolan   6'
Harewood   78'
Stadium: Oakwell
Attendance: 20,079
Referee: Graham Salisbury
20 December 2009 Newcastle United2–0MiddlesbroughNewcastle upon Tyne
13:00 GMT Harewood   16'
Ameobi   59'
(Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 49,644
Referee: Kevin Friend
26 December 2009 Sheffield Wednesday2–2Newcastle UnitedSheffield
12:45 GMT Varney   14'
O'Connor   59'
(Report) Nolan   19'
Ameobi   22'
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium
Attendance: 30,030
Referee: Stuart Atwell
28 December 2009 Newcastle United0–0Derby CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
17:20 GMT (Report) McEveley   33'   90+2' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 47,505
Referee: Kevin Wright
27 January 2010 Newcastle United2–0Crystal PalaceNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 GMT Derry   20' (o.g.)
Ranger   90+4'
(Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 37,866
Referee: Russell Booth
30 January 2010 Leicester City0–0Newcastle UnitedLeicester
17:20 GMT Wellens   17'   30' (Report) Stadium: Walkers Stadium
Attendance: 29,067
Referee: Andre Marriner
5 February 2010 Newcastle United5–1Cardiff CityNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 GMT Carroll   3'15'
Gyepes   6' (o.g.)
Løvenkrands   69'82'
(Report) Wildig   89' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 44,028
Referee: Kevin Friend
9 February 2010 Derby County3–0Newcastle UnitedDerby
19:45 GMT Hulse   40'
Commons   59' (pen.)
Barker   64'
(Report) Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 28,607
Referee: Anthony Taylor
13 February 2010 Swansea City1–1Newcastle UnitedSwansea
12:45 GMT Cotterill   56' (Report) Carroll   87' Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 15,188
Referee: Andy Woolmer
17 February 2010 Newcastle United4–1Coventry CityNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 GMT Routledge   37'
Carroll   53'
Løvenkrands   70' (pen.)
R. Taylor   90+2'
(Report) Morrison   35'
Barnett   49'   69'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 39,334
Referee: Steve Tanner
20 February 2010 Newcastle United3–0Preston North EndNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 GMT Løvenkrands   3'
Nolan   55'
R. Taylor   90+1'
(Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 45,525
Referee: Andrew Penn
27 February 2010 Watford1–2Newcastle UnitedWatford
15:00 GMT Hoskins   90+1' (Report) Coloccini   4'
Carroll   50'
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 17,120
Referee: Anthony Bates
6 March 2010 Newcastle United6–1BarnsleyNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 GMT Løvenkrands   44' (pen.)48'
Guthrie   50'69'
Gutiérrez   60'
Nolan   71'
(Report) Steele   42'
Bogdanović   83'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 44,464
Referee: Grant Hegley
13 March 2010 Middlesbrough2–2Newcastle UnitedMiddlesbrough
15:00 GMT Robson   36'
McDonald   74'
(Report) Løvenkrands   16'
Carroll   82'
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 27,342
Referee: Lee Mason
17 March 2010 Newcastle United3–0Scunthorpe UnitedNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 GMT Carroll   10'55'
Løvenkrands   22'
(Report) Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 39,301
Referee: Phil Crossley
20 March 2010 Bristol City2–2Newcastle UnitedBristol
17:20 GMT Nyatanga   10'
Maynard   44'
(Report) Gutiérrez   70'
Carroll   75'
Stadium: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 19,144
Referee: Andy D'Urso
23 March 2010 Doncaster Rovers0–1Newcastle UnitedDoncaster
19:45 GMT (Report) Carroll   59' Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
Attendance: 14,850
Referee: Keith Hill
3 April 2010 Peterborough United2–3Newcastle UnitedPeterborough
15:00 BST Green   11'
Dickinson   76'
(Report) Nolan   45+1'
Barton   48'
Ameobi   59'
Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 12,877
Referee: Mark Haywood
5 April 2010 Newcastle United2–1Sheffield UnitedNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 BST Løvenkrands   45' (pen.)
Nolan   72'
(Report) Cresswell   22' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 48,270
Referee: Andy Hall
10 April 2010 Newcastle United4–1BlackpoolNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 BST Gutiérrez   12'
Carroll   36'
Nolan   62'
Routledge   77'
(Report) Ormerod   85' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 47,010
Referee: Mike Russell
13 April 2010 Reading1–2Newcastle UnitedReading
20:00 BST Simpson   72' (o.g.) (Report) Nolan   20'42' Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 23,163
Referee: Fred Graham
19 April 2010 Plymouth Argyle0–2Newcastle UnitedPlymouth
19:45 BST (Report) Carroll   20'
Routledge   28'
Stadium: Home Park
Attendance: 13,111
Referee: Craig Pawson
24 April 2010 Newcastle United2–2Ipswich TownNewcastle upon Tyne
15:00 BST Carroll   27'
Ameobi   84'
(Report) Wickham   42'
Walters   90+3'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 52,181
Referee: Carl Boyeson
2 May 2010 Queens Park Rangers0–1Newcastle UnitedLondon
13:00 BST Ramage   46' (Report) Løvenkrands   71' Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 16,819
Referee: Darren Deadman

FA CupEdit

23 January 2010 Round 4West Bromwich Albion4–2Newcastle UnitedWest Bromwich
15:00 GMT Olsson   17'
Dorrans   31' (pen.)72' (pen.)
Thomas   76'
(Report) Carroll   62'90+1' Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 16,102
Referee: James Linnington

League CupEdit

26 August 2009 Round 2Newcastle United4–3Huddersfield TownNewcastle upon Tyne
19:45 BST Guthrie   36'
Geremi   48'
Ameobi   64' (pen.)
Nolan   84'
(Report) Robinson   37'39' (pen.)
Rhodes   47'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 23,815
Referee: Tony Bates

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