Newcastle United moved up to fifth in the Premier League table with victory over West Brom.

Yoan Gouffran scored for a third successive match at St James' Park to make it four wins out of four for Alan Pardew's side.

Albion's Chris Brunt equalised before Moussa Sissoko stole the headlines with one of the goals of the day.

His driven shot, with the outside of his boot, gave Boaz Myhill in the visitors' goal no chance.

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Victory means the Magpies are now enjoying their best run for 19 months, as Alan Pardew prepares to celebrate three years in charge of the club.

The only surprise was Loic Remy's failure to find the net after scoring eight goals in his previous eight games for Newcastle - though he had the only other chance of a flat first half, rising highest to head an effort off the shoulder of Billy Jones and out for a corner.

The opening goal was gifted to the hosts by Myhill, who failed to properly clear a high hanging corner from Yohan Cabaye and punched it straight to Gouffran, who headed into an empty net.

But it was only in the second half that the game came alive, Myhill immediately forced to save at the feet of Remy to keep the Baggies in the match.

Newcastle wouldn't be denied - Pardew

Their equaliser came completely against the run of play, Brunt smashing home from a tight angle after Morgan Amalfitano's cross was flicked on by Shane Long.

If Brunt's finish was impressive then what followed from Sissoko was superb - not only the strike but the clever low header from Remy to play him into space.

West Brom tried in vain to find the equaliser, although the introduction of striker Saido Berahino, who signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal in midweek, gave them more purpose.

The visitors swung cross after cross into the home side's penalty area but Newcastle, and centre-half Mike Williamson in particular, stood strong.

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "I genuinely sensed in the dressing room today that they believed they could win and they put the effort in to get the win and that resilience is what got us the victory.

"We have got a tough game on Wednesday against Swansea and a real humdinger against Manchester United next weekend, which we look forward to."

West Brom boss Steve Clarke: "I think in the first half we were a bit passive. We didn't pass the ball well enough but the reaction in the second half was good. We got back into the game but a wonder strike has stopped us getting anything in the end."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 03 Santon
  • 24 Tioté Booked
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 07 Sissoko (Cissé - 95' )
  • 04 Cabaye
  • 14 Remy (Anita - 84' )
  • 23 Ameobi
  • 11 Gouffran

Substitutes

  • 08 Anita
  • 09 Cissé
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 21 Elliot
  • 25 Obertan
  • 28 Ameobi

West Bromwich Albion

  • 13 Myhill
  • 28 Jones
  • 06 Ridgewell
  • 21 Mulumbu Booked
  • 23 McAuley
  • 03 Olsson
  • 18 Amalfitano (Gera - 88' )
  • 07 Morrison
  • 09 Long
  • 29 Sessegnon (Anichebe - 77' )
  • 11 Brunt Booked (Berahino - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Popov
  • 05 Yacob
  • 14 Lugano
  • 16 Anichebe
  • 19 Daniels
  • 22 Gera
  • 38 Berahino
Ref: Phil Dowd
Att: 49,298

Match Stats

Shots

14 14

On target

6 1

Corners

3 3

Fouls

15 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newcastle United 2, West Bromwich Albion 1.

90:00 +4:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newcastle United 2, West Bromwich Albion 1.

90:00 +4:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Papiss Demba Cissé replaces Moussa Sissoko.

90:00 +3:52

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:52

Foul by Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion).

90:00 +3:04

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Gareth McAuley.

90:00 +3:01

Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a through ball.

90:00 +2:15

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

90:00 +0:31

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:31

Foul by Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion).

89:39

Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth McAuley with a cross.

89:32

Attempt missed. James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Zoltán Gera with a cross following a set piece situation.

88:52

Foul by Davide Santon (Newcastle United).

88:52

Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:57 Booking

Booking Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:47

Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:47

Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

87:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Zoltán Gera replaces Morgan Amalfitano.

86:20

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

86:20

Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita replaces Loïc Remy.

80:19

Attempt blocked. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:27

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).

79:27

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:18

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

78:18

James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Victor Anichebe replaces Stéphane Sessegnon.

75:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Saido Berahino replaces Chris Brunt.

75:03

Attempt saved. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

74:55

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Loïc Remy.

73:43

Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jonas Olsson.

72:34

Davide Santon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:34

Foul by Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion).

67:14

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

67:14

Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:41

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:41

Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).

65:58

Offside, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

63:36

Attempt blocked. Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brunt with a cross.

62:38

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.

62:01

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:01

Foul by Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion).

58:07

Attempt missed. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

57:13

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

57:13

Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 2, West Bromwich Albion 1. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Loïc Remy with a headed pass.

55:15

Attempt missed. Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano with a cross following a corner.

54:45

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Yohan Cabaye.

52:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, West Bromwich Albion 1. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Shane Long with a headed pass.

50:54

Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:36

Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:36

Foul by Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion).

46:17

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

46:17

Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:43

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:43

Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 1, West Bromwich Albion 0.

45:00 +4:45 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 1, West Bromwich Albion 0.

45:00 +4:43

Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

45:00 +4:03

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).

45:00 +4:03

Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +3:29

Offside, Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

45:00 +2:51

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye with a cross.

45:00 +2:04

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +2:04

Foul by Billy Jones (West Bromwich Albion).

45:00 +1:42

Foul by Davide Santon (Newcastle United).

45:00 +1:42

Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:09

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:09

Foul by Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion).

43:52

Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye with a headed pass.

42:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41:55

Delay in match Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

40:04

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:04

Foul by Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion).

39:36

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

39:36

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:15

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shane Long.

35:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, West Bromwich Albion 0. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

34:49

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Youssuf Mulumbu.

34:47

Attempt blocked. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:03

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shane Long with a headed pass.

31:35 Booking

Booking Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:24

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

31:24

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:49

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:49

Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

28:55

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

28:55

Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:15

Davide Santon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:15

Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).

26:55 Booking

Booking Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.

24:16

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

24:16

Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:02

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

22:46

Offside, Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy tries a through ball, but Yoan Gouffran is caught offside.

21:02

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right.

18:33

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Billy Jones.

18:32

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy with a cross.

17:15

Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Morrison.

14:15

Offside, Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

13:04

Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.

10:47

Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).

10:47

Davide Santon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:41

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

9:41

Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:21

Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

6:21

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:56

Delay in match Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.

3:21

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

2:51

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Tim Krul.

2:49

Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

2:06

Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:06

Foul by Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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