On the road again - 2010/11 season
Continuing my theme looking back down the years of our away form, we're looking at the 2010/11 season, our first campaign back in the Premier League after promotion & a very respectable 12th place finish in the Premier League.
2010/11 - Premier League (12th) 16/8 Man United 0-3 28/8 Wolves 1-1 (Carroll 62) 18/9 Everton 1-0 (Ben Arfa 45) 3/10 Man City 1-2 (Gutierrez 24) 23/10 West Ham 2-1 (Nolan 23, Carroll 69) 7/11 Arsenal 1-0 (Carroll 45) 20/11 Bolton 1-5 (Carroll 52) 5/12 West Brom 1-3 (Lovenkrands 90) 28/12 Tottenham 0-2 2/1 Wigan 1-0 (Ameobi 19) 16/1 Sunderland 1-1 (Nolan 52) 2/2 Fulham 0-1 12/2 Blackburn 0-0 15/2 Birmingham 2-0 (Lovenkrands 2, Best 50) 19/3 Stoke 0-4 10/4 Aston Villa 0-1 23/4 Blackpool 1-1 (Lovenkrands 17) 1/5 Liverpool 0-3 15/5 Chelsea 2-2 (Gutierrez 10, S. Taylor 90)
P W D L F A GD Pts 19 5 5 9 15 30 -15 20
Top scorer: Andy Carroll 4
Biggest win: Birmingham 0-2 Newcastle
With Birmingham arguably focusing on the League Cup Final that was coming up, Newcastle took full advantage by taking away all three points in the game at St Andrews. Newcastle were off to a flyer early on when Peter Lovenkrands converted a cross from Jonas Gutierrez into the bottom corner with a mere two minutes on the clock. Soon after the break, Gutierrez was once again the provider as Leon Best headed home for 2-0.
Biggest defeat: Bolton 5-1 Newcastle
A very disappointing performance saw Newcastle suffer a heavy defeat at the Reebok Stadium. With 18 minutes on the clock, Bolton legend Kevin Nolan gave away a penalty for a handball which Kevin Davies converted. Newcastle's day was not made easier when Chung-Yong Lee doubled Bolton's lead six minutes before the break. Andy Carroll grabbed a goal for Newcastle soon after Bolton's Johan Elmander made it 3-0. Soon after Elmander added his second and Bolton's fourth, Coloccini made Newcastle's day go from bad to worse when he got himself sent-off when he placed his arm across Elmander's face in an attempt to block him off. Kevin Davies completed to rout with a second penalty in added time.