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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Chris Baird. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Sanchez Jose Enrique results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Simon Davies decides to take the corner short.
Damien Duff goes off and Simon Davies comes on.
Zoltan Gera replaces Danny Murphy.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez.
Corner from left by-line taken by Joey Barton.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
Danny Simpson delivers the ball.
Danny Simpson delivers the ball, Nile Ranger takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Gael Kakuta takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Clint Dempsey.
Chris Baird takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nolan on Mark Schwarzer. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line to the near post, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Peter Lovenkrands is brought on as a substitute for Leon Best.
(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Gael Kakuta coming on for Andrew Johnson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Mark Schwarzer. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
The ball is delivered by Joey Barton, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Moussa Dembele is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
Damien Duff finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Newcastle.Danny Murphy provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.
Centre by Damien Duff, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.
Damien Duff takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Corner taken by Joey Barton, clearance by Moussa Dembele.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Chris Baird makes a clearance.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, clearance by Chris Baird.
Foul by Moussa Dembele on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded. Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Danny Guthrie, Header on goal by Leon Best from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger by Brede Hangeland. Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by John Pantsil, save made by Steve Harper.
Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Chris Baird results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
Kevin Nolan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Kevin Nolan challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
Danny Guthrie fouled by Moussa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Mike Williamson takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Nolan challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Damien Duff has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Steve Harper.
Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
Moussa Dembele is ruled offside. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
Brede Hangeland fouled by Joey Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
Kevin Nolan fouled by Clint Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Foul by Joey Barton on Chris Baird, free kick awarded. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy from the left by-line, save by Steve Harper.
The official flags Andrew Johnson offside. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Guthrie goes into the book. Foul by Danny Guthrie on Danny Murphy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Foul by Joey Barton on Clint Dempsey, free kick awarded. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
Damien Duff produces a cross, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
Leon Best challenges Steve Sidwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Sidwell restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Clint Dempsey misses to the left of the target.
Jonas Gutierrez challenges Damien Duff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Guthrie on Clint Dempsey. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
Danny Simpson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Simpson on Clint Dempsey. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Danny Guthrie fouled by Damien Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
The ball is sent over by Joey Barton, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Chris Baird crosses the ball, Kevin Nolan makes a clearance.
Foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Damien Duff, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by Damien Duff results in a free kick. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
Joey Barton takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Clint Dempsey.
The ball is crossed by Clint Dempsey, save by Steve Harper.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton to the near post, save made by Mark Schwarzer.
John Pantsil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton, clearance made by Steve Sidwell.
Clint Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey Barton. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Andrew Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Danny Simpson takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Nile Ranger is brought on as a substitute for Shola Ameobi. Steve Sidwell challenges Danny Guthrie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Andrew Johnson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Aaron Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Andrew Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Harper.
The ball is delivered by Chris Baird, save made by Steve Harper.
Danny Murphy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Steve Harper makes a save.
Corner taken by Damien Duff from the left by-line, clearance made by Joey Barton.
Mike Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Dembele. Direct free kick taken by Chris Baird.
Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Pantsil. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Johnson on Fabricio Coloccini. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.
New loan signings Eidur Gudjohnsen and Gael Kakuta could make their first appearances for Fulham in Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash against Newcastle.
Gudjohnsen has been registered for the Cottagers after completing his loan move from Stoke late last night while Kakuta missed Sunday's 4-0 win over Tottenham as he was cup-tied.
David Stockdale is likely to continue in goal as Mark Schwarzer is tired after his exploits with Australia in the Asian Cup and Dickson Etuhu is a doubt with a hamstring injury.
Newcastle new boy Stephen Ireland will not figure after arriving on Tyneside with an injury.
The midfielder, who has joined on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season, has a hamstring problem which is expected to sideline him for around two weeks.
Midfielder Cheik Tiote completes his three-match ban but skipper Kevin Nolan (ankle) and Danny Guthrie, who limped off with cramp during the 1-1 draw with Tottenham last time out, will be available.
Former Newcastle defender John Anderson has admitted the Magpies simply could not afford to turn down Liverpool's £35million bid for Andy Carroll.
As the fall-out from the 22-year-old's shock deadline-day departure continued on Tyneside, Anderson insisted the club had little choice but to accept what was at the time a record transfer fee between British clubs.
Anderson, now a BBC Radio Newcastle pundit, said: "To be perfectly honest, Liverpool have paid £35million with add-ons for a fella who has scored 14 Premier League goals and hasn't had a full season in the Premier League.
"It's a deal you can't turn down. They are buying potential. He is not the proven article. People are saying Darren Bent cost £24million, but Darren Bent has scored goals everywhere he's been in the Premier League.
"I think £35million is phenomenal, it's a huge amount of money for somebody who has had a good start - he's had a great start, he has been excellent for us, there's no doubt about it - but it's a deal they couldn't turn down."
Carroll's 11 goals this season before he was sidelined by a thigh injury catapulted him to national attention and won him a first senior England cap in November last year.
But he remains a work in progress and Anderson believes the club was right to cash in on his blossoming talent in January with the big guns already circling ahead of the summer transfer market.
He said: "There's no guarantee that when he does come back from this thigh problem he is going to score goals in the second half of the season, so would he still be worth £35million in the summer?
"Liverpool were desperate for him - they were prepared to go from £30million to £35million plus add-ons, and I just don't think they would have got that sort of deal again. People are saying, `That's us knackered', but a lot of people forget that we haven't had him for the last five games.
"But the thing you would say is, it's only a really, really good deal if the manager is now given that £35million to improve the squad."
In the meantime, the club's remaining strikers face the challenge of providing goals on a regular basis, and Anderson is confident there is enough firepower in the squad to complete the job of securing the club's top-flight status.
He said: "It's going to be very interesting to see what happens. All of a sudden, there's an awful lot more pressure on the likes of Shola Ameobi, Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands and to a degree, Nile Ranger as well.
"When Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins left, Andy Carroll stepped up to the plate. Now it's up to those guys to do the same. Shola is a bit different - he's the elder statesman, but it's a great opportunity for Nile Ranger to knuckle down and get the job done."
Duff downs Magpies
Damien Duff twisted the knife into former club Newcastle after their striker misery deepened in a 1-0 Premier League defeat at Fulham.
Duff netted his first league goal for almost a year to settle a tight affair and propel the in-form Cottagers to 12th in the table, one point behind their opponents.
It was another night to forget for Newcastle, who lost Shola Ameobi to a suspected fractured cheekbone just 13 minutes in, less than 48 hours after selling star striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool.
Manager Alan Pardew, who hoped an unchanged line-up would prove it was business as usual at St James' Park, would have been without the injured Carroll tonight even had he stayed.
Newcastle could ill afford to lose another forward but that was exactly what happened when Ameobi took an elbow to the head in a challenge with Steve Sidwell after just 10 minutes.
Three minutes of futile treatment followed before Ameobi was led down the tunnel and replaced by Nile Ranger.
The visitors had shown total commitment to that point, with Mike Williamson closely shadowing the in-form Moussa Dembele.
Duff's deflected shot and a weak Danny Simpson strike at the other end were the only efforts of note in the opening quarter, although Sidwell arguably saved a goal by flicking Joey Barton's free-kick behind.
Danny Murphy went close to sending Clint Dempsey clean through but Steve Harper was too quick off his line, while the goalkeeper also snaffled Sidwell's harmless long-ranger.
Newcastle's discipline began to waver and Simpson was booked just past the half-hour mark for hauling back the increasingly influential Dempsey, who also drilled narrowly wide from close range as Newcastle failed to deal with a Murphy free-kick.
Newcastle were briefly down to 10 men again before half-time thanks to another head injury, this time to Simpson.
Williamson produced a great block to deny Duff an early second-half opener but the winger should then have put Fulham ahead in the 50th minute when he prodded wide from barely three yards after Dempsey's shot was saved by Harper and deflected straight to the winger.
Captain Kevin Nolan was booked for a rash tackle on Dembele but the visitors were starting to get a foothold in the game.
Leon Best nodded Danny Guthrie's cross off target and the recalled Chris Baird sent Jonas Gutierrez's wicked cross just the right side of his own post.
Williamson made a near-fatal error just past the hour when he gifted the ball to Duff and Dempsey unleashed a rising near-post drive which was tipped over by Harper.
More suicidal defending ultimately cost them in the 67th minute when Jose Enrique was too easily beaten by Duff to Murphy's 60-yard ball and the Irishman kept his cool to strike right-footed past Harper.
Fulham boss Mark Hughes handed on-loan Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta his debut with 19 minutes remaining as Andy Johnson was withdrawn, while Newcastle threw on Peter Lovenkrands for Best.
Baird's free-kick grasscutter was too close to Harper before the Fulham fans began to chant: "There's only one Andy Carroll."
Kakuta should have killed the game 10 minutes from time when he sidefooted Dembele's cross straight at Harper.
And he was almost made to pay seconds later when Ranger forced Mark Schwarzer - a surprise starter four days after the end of Australia's Asian Cup campaign - into a brilliant point-blank smother from Nolan's cutback.
The chances kept coming and Dempsey shot too close to Harper and Kakuta saw his finish blocked after a brilliant, sweeping move.
Fulham ran down time by removing Murphy and Duff for Zoltan Gera and Simon Davies but they also went closest to another goal, with Dembele prodding too close to Harper.
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