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Foul by Philippe Senderos on Davide Santon, free kick awarded. Ryan Taylor produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Bobby Zamora is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Kerim Frei is brought on as a substitute for Clint Dempsey.
Clint Dempsey scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 5-2 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Bobby Zamora.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Shola Ameobi gets a block in. The referee blows for offside against Andrew Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Ryan Taylor coming on for Leon Best.
The assist for the goal came from Shola Ameobi. A goal is scored by Hatem Ben Arfa from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 4-2 Newcastle.
James Perch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Andrew Johnson. Dan Gosling on for Yohan Cabaye. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Shot from 30 yards by Jonas Gutierrez. Save by David Stockdale.
Centre by Danny Simpson.
Hatem Ben Arfa delivers the ball, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Andrew Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Danny Guthrie leaves the field to be replaced by James Perch.
Jonas Gutierrez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Arne Riise. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
Foul by Chris Baird on Hatem Ben Arfa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Shola Ameobi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Chris Baird gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Hatem Ben Arfa from the right by-line to the near post, David Stockdale makes a save.
Chris Baird has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Tim Krul gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson. Tim Krul goes into the referee's book. Power penalty scored by Bobby Zamora. Fulham 4-1 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Andrew Johnson.
Effort from just outside the area by Fabricio Coloccini goes over the bar.
Bobby Zamora provided the assist for the goal. Clint Dempsey scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 3-1 Newcastle.
Andrew Johnson is ruled offside. Davide Santon takes the free kick.
Danny Guthrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. Danny Guthrie goes into the book. Danny Simpson is shown a yellow card. Danny Murphy takes the free kick. Effort from just outside the area by Chris Baird goes over the bar.
Leon Best is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul. Assist on the goal came from Bobby Zamora. Clint Dempsey grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-1 Newcastle.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Murphy. Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul. Chris Baird takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy.
The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson.
Shot from long distance by Leon Best goes wide of the left-hand post.
Shola Ameobi is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.
Davide Santon concedes a Penalty for a foul on Damien Duff. Penalty taken right-footed by Danny Murphy and scored. Fulham 1-1 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Damien Duff.
Shola Ameobi is ruled offside. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.
Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Brede Hangeland. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
Shot from just outside the area by Damien Duff misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Chris Baird on Jonas Gutierrez, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Yohan Cabaye, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
Chris Baird joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bryan Ruiz.
The ball is crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa, clearance made by Danny Murphy.
Bryan Ruiz concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Yohan Cabaye takes the direct free kick.
Assist on the goal came from Hatem Ben Arfa. Danny Guthrie finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Newcastle.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Hatem Ben Arfa played to the near post, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Hatem Ben Arfa played to the near post, clearance by Bobby Zamora.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Simpson on John Arne Riise. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Andrew Johnson replaces Steve Sidwell.
The ball is sent over by Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
Short corner worked by Yohan Cabaye.
Danny Simpson sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by Davide Santon, clearance made by Philippe Senderos. Effort on goal by Yohan Cabaye from long distance goes over the crossbar.
Bobby Zamora is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Williamson.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line.
Steve Sidwell challenges Davide Santon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Damien Duff takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.
The referee blows for offside. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
Foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Danny Murphy, free kick awarded. Steve Sidwell takes the direct free kick. The referee blows for offside against Bobby Zamora. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, Shola Ameobi has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
The official flags Bobby Zamora offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
Danny Guthrie fouled by Steve Sidwell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
A cross is delivered by Yohan Cabaye, Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Stockdale.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
Damien Duff is ruled offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
John Arne Riise gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hatem Ben Arfa on Brede Hangeland. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Philippe Senderos. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Foul by Steve Sidwell on Leon Best, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Davide Santon.
Handball decision goes against Brede Hangeland. Indirect free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale. The assistant referee signals for offside against Bobby Zamora. Danny Simpson takes the indirect free kick.
Duo missing for Fulham
Mousa Dembele and Orlando Sa will miss Fulham's Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle.
Martin Jol hopes to have the attackers back next week, although they miss out this time with hip and hamstring complaints respectively.
Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (spine) is still two weeks away from a first-team return, while Zdenek Grygera (knee) is out for the season.
Jol expects a much-improved performance.
"We have a good home record but that means nothing," he said. "After the game, we can only be happy or gutted about the result.
"We are optimistic as I think we have done well over the past two months.
"I think everybody has been a bit surprised with how well they done this season, especially with those players like Cheick Tiote and Demba Ba, who is probably the most productive players at the moment.
"They are not there at the moment [due to African Nations Cup duty] and of course they have to use their qualities to get results."
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will make a late decision on midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
The Frenchman left the pitch on a stretcher with an ankle injury after being caught by QPR midfielder Shaun Derry last weekend, and remains a doubt.
Striker Peter Lovenkrands (calf) has returned to training, but central defender Steven Taylor (Achilles) and midfielders Sylvain Marveaux (groin) and Sammy Ameobi (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and new signing Papiss Demba Cisse are on African Nations Cup duty.
Guthrie - Magpies can continue flying high
Midfielder Danny Guthrie sees no reason why Newcastle cannot continue to ruffle the feathers of the Barclays Premier League's big boys.
The Magpies head for Craven Cottage having eased themselves back into the top six as a result of last Saturday's 1-0 win over QPR, splitting Arsenal and Liverpool in the process.
Few onlookers expected Alan Pardew's side to maintain their fine start to the campaign and, although they did encounter an extended period of turbulence as 2011 drew to a close, they have won four of their last five games in all competitions to rekindle hopes that they can make an unlikely bid for a top-six finish.
Asked if they can sustain their drive, Guthrie said: "We are there now, so... We just look at it like that.
"We want to get to 40 points and then start looking up then, take each game as it comes.
"We will be in February soon and still sixth, hopefully."
Dempsey treble inspires Cottagers
Clint Dempsey's hat-trick helped Fulham come from behind to comprehensively thrash in-form Newcastle 5-2.
The United States international was named his country's player of the year on Friday and showed why with a superb second-half performance at Craven Cottage.
Having managed just one shot in an appalling first-half performance, Fulham deservedly fell behind to a superb Danny Guthrie long-range drive as half-time approached. However, Martin Jol's half-time pep talk and tactical tweak proved inspired as the west Londoners scored four goals in a 16-minute period. Danny Murphy and Bobby Zamora netted penalties either side of a Dempsey brace as Fulham ran the Magpies ragged. Hatem Ben Arfa reduced the deficit with the clock winding down, although Dempsey had the final word by firing home his third.
Coming into the match, Jol spoke of making amends for last weekend's 3-1 defeat at 10-man Blackburn but his side struggled to stamp their authority during the opening exchanges.
Zamora was often isolated in attack and Alan Pardew's side dominated possession as Yohan Cabaye got an audacious effort away inside the opening minute.
David Stockdale easily gathered the effort and was not called into action again until the 13th minute when Shola Ameobi - making his 250th league appearance for the club - headed a Cabaye cross goalwards.
Newcastle were impressing by the Thames and a mazy run by Ben Arfa ended in a long-range drive the Stockdale did well to parry.
Ameobi headed wide in the 21st minute as the visitors continued to press, although Damien Duff came close to giving Fulham a surprise lead four minutes later.
The former Newcastle midfielder cut in from the left flank and got away a curling shot that Tim Krul did well to clutch to his chest.
That aside, though, the Cottagers were looking sloppy, which was epitomised by Philippe Senderos almost heading a Leon Best chip into his own net after ignoring calls from goalkeeper Stockdale.
The west Londoners were backing off the visitors and almost paid the cost when skipper Fabricio Coloccini directed a right-wing cross goalwards, only to be denied by Stockdale.
Fulham's difficult opening period got worse when Steve Sidwell - one of Fulham's better players - limped off in the 37th minute to be replaced by Andrew Johnson, forcing Jol to alter his tactics.
The substitute partnered Zamora in attack as the home side moved to a 4-4-2 formation, although it could not stop Newcastle dominating.
After Stockdale tipped wide a rasping Ameobi effort, the England squad member could do nothing to stop a superb 25-yard strike by Guthrie as half-time approached.
Jol made his second alteration of the afternoon at half-time, replacing Bryan Ruiz with Chris Baird.
The change saw Fulham become a more coherent unit and one which earned a penalty six minutes into the second period when Duff was brought down inside the box.
Perpetrator Davide Santon avoided a second booking of the afternoon, but saw Murphy send Krul the wrong way and slot home the resulting penalty.
With Baird shutting down the dangerous-looking Cabaye and the new-look attack working well, the Cottagers were now in the ascendancy.
Only last-ditch defending stopped the home side taking the lead from an outswinging Murphy corner in the 56th minute.
First Krul reacted marvellously to stop Zamora netting from close range on the turn, before Baird saw his follow-up deflected over.
Fulham continued to press and, after neat interplay between Johnson and Zamora, Krul parried the latter's shot across goal and Dempsey bundled home at the far post.
Baird fired a 35-yard effort over as the Cottagers pressed for a third, which came in the 65th minute.
Again neat interplay between Fulham's strikers started the goal as Johnson laid off to Zamora and he played through Dempsey, who showed composure to fire across Krul.
Fulham netted a fourth three minutes later when Johnson shrugged off a rough challenge by Mike Williamson before being hauled down by Krul, who received a booking and was then beaten from the spot by Zamora.
Ameobi thought he had reduced the deficit almost immediately with a low shot, although he was rightly adjudged offside.
Fulham sat back as the game wore on, allowing Jonas Gutierrez to fire a long-range effort straight at Stockdale.
Newcastle did, though, pull a goal back five minutes from time as Ben Arfa jinked past John Arne Riise to fire home, although Dempsey soon ended any hopes with his hat-trick goal.
The Texan burst through the middle to latch onto a Zamora chipped pass and fire past Krul.
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