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Newcastle United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

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.

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.

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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."

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 26Debuchy
  • 3Santon
  • 24TiotéBooked at 32mins
  • 6Williamson
  • 2Coloccini
  • 7SissokoSubstituted forCisséat 90+5'minutes
  • 4Cabaye
  • 14RemySubstituted forAnitaat 84'minutes
  • 23Ameobi
  • 11Gouffran

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 9Cissé
  • 10Ben Arfa
  • 13Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 21Elliot
  • 25Obertan
  • 28Ameobi

West Brom

  • 13Myhill
  • 28Jones
  • 6Ridgewell
  • 21MulumbuBooked at 88mins
  • 23McAuley
  • 3Olsson
  • 18AmalfitanoSubstituted forGeraat 88'minutes
  • 7Morrison
  • 9Long
  • 29SessegnonSubstituted forAnichebeat 77'minutes
  • 11BruntBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBerahinoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Popov
  • 5Yacob
  • 14Lugano
  • 16Anichebe
  • 19Daniels
  • 22Gera
  • 38Berahino
Referee:
Phil Dowd
Attendance:
49,298

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Papiss Demba Cissé replaces Moussa Sissoko.
Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion).
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Gareth McAuley.
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.
Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Michael Williamson.
Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion).
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.
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.
Foul by Davide Santon (Newcastle United).
Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Zoltán Gera replaces Morgan Amalfitano.
Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).
Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita replaces Loïc Remy.
Attempt blocked. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).
Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Saido Berahino replaces Chris Brunt.
Attempt saved. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
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.
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.
Davide Santon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion).
Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).
Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).
Offside, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brunt with a cross.
Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion).
Attempt missed. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).
Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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.
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.
Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Yohan Cabaye.

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.
Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion).
Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).
Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion).

Second Half

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

Half Time

First Half ends, Newcastle United 1, West Bromwich Albion 0.
Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).
Shane Long (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

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1Arsenal1310121731
2Liverpool127321124
3Chelsea127321124
4Everton13661824
5Newcastle13724123
6Man City127142222
7Southampton12642822
8Man Utd12633521
9Tottenham12624-320
10Aston Villa13445-116
11Swansea12435115
12West Brom13364-115
13Hull12426-614
14Norwich13427-1214
15West Ham13346-213
16Stoke13346-613
17Cardiff13346-913
18Fulham13319-1310
19Sunderland13229-168
20Crystal Palace132110-157
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