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  • Date:28 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:St James' Park
  • Attendance:42,684
  • Best (47) Best (65)
    Best (65)
  • Dempsey (87)
Goal!

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95mins

Foul by Alan Smith on Steve Sidwell, free kick awarded. Alan Smith receives a caution. Steve Sidwell restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Short corner taken by Jonas Gutierrez.

93mins

Demba Ba takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.

93mins

Andrew Johnson sends in a cross, clearance made by Cheik Tiote.

91mins

Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Moussa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.

88mins

Clint Dempsey grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Newcastle 2-1 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Danny Murphy.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Danny Simpson. Danny Simpson is cautioned. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Ryan Taylor. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

85mins

Haris Vuckic goes off and Alan Smith comes on.

85mins

Fabricio Coloccini challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Clint Dempsey from the free kick.

84mins

Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey. Clint Dempsey takes the direct free kick.

83mins

Matthew Briggs has an effort at goal from 25 yards.

82mins

Haris Vuckic concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. Danny Murphy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.

81mins

Gabriel Obertan is ruled offside. Brede Hangeland takes the indirect free kick.

80mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Haris Vuckic on Matthew Briggs. Matthew Briggs restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Haris Vuckic on for Leon Best.

77mins

Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the left by-line, Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Clearance by Yohan Cabaye.

77mins

Steve Sidwell delivers the ball, Danny Murphy takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

76mins

Shot by Jonas Gutierrez from 18 yards. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson, clearance made by Chris Baird.

75mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Clint Dempsey goes wide of the right-hand upright.

75mins

The ball is swung over by Andrew Johnson, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Pajtim Kasami leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Johnson.

72mins

Shot from 25 yards from Chris Baird. Save by Tim Krul.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pajtim Kasami by Leon Best. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

71mins

Foul by Demba Ba on Moussa Dembele, free kick awarded. Moussa Dembele takes the direct free kick.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Briggs by Gabriel Obertan. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Clint Dempsey. Danny Murphy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Tim Krul.

68mins

Pajtim Kasami takes a outswinging corner.

66mins

Goal scored by Leon Best from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-0 Fulham.Assist by Demba Ba.

65mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Damien Duff goes wide of the right-hand post.

64mins

Steve Sidwell is booked.

62mins

Demba Ba on for Peter Lovenkrands.

62mins

The ball is sent over by Damien Duff, Header on goal by Clint Dempsey from just inside the area goes over the goal.

60mins

Foul by Danny Simpson on Matthew Briggs, free kick awarded. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Pajtim Kasami delivers the ball.

58mins

Yohan Cabaye takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

58mins

Danny Simpson delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Peter Lovenkrands misses to the left of the target.

57mins

The ball is sent over by Damien Duff, Shot on goal by Clint Dempsey from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

56mins

Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.

56mins

The ball is swung over by Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.

55mins

Damien Duff crosses the ball, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.

53mins

The referee blows for offside. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

53mins

The ball is sent over by Matthew Briggs, save by Tim Krul.

52mins

The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.

51mins

Yohan Cabaye produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.

48mins

Leon Best fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.

48mins

Shot by Yohan Cabaye. Save made by Mark Schwarzer. Leon Best scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Fulham.Yohan Cabaye provided the assist for the goal.

46mins

Centre by Gabriel Obertan, Leon Best takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes. Yohan Cabaye takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Moussa Dembele makes a clearance. Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer. Outswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steve Sidwell. Ryan Taylor has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

44mins

The ball is crossed by Cheik Tiote, Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

43mins

Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, clearance by Moussa Dembele.

43mins

Ryan Taylor crosses the ball, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Taylor by Danny Murphy. Fabricio Coloccini takes the indirect free kick.

41mins

Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheik Tiote. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

41mins

Outswinging corner taken by Pajtim Kasami from the left by-line, clearance made by Leon Best.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Baird, clearance by Danny Simpson.

41mins

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, clearance made by Leon Best.

40mins

The ball is delivered by Damien Duff, blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.

40mins

The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

39mins

Cheik Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Sidwell. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.

38mins

The referee blows for offside. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Cheik Tiote crosses the ball.

37mins

Yohan Cabaye takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Steve Sidwell.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Cheik Tiote. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Baird.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Lovenkrands by Pajtim Kasami. Ryan Taylor has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

28mins

The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor.

23mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clint Dempsey. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.

21mins

The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor, Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.

20mins

Pajtim Kasami fouled by Peter Lovenkrands, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Briggs.

19mins

Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Chris Baird, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Pajtim Kasami fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

14mins

Damien Duff sends in a cross, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Shot from 25 yards by Pajtim Kasami. Save made by Tim Krul.

10mins

Leon Best challenges Pajtim Kasami unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Murphy from left wing, clearance by Cheik Tiote.

10mins

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ryan Taylor.

10mins

Effort from 25 yards by Pajtim Kasami. Blocked by Steven Taylor.

9mins

Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

9mins

Cheik Tiote produces a cross, clearance by Steve Sidwell.

9mins

Centre by Yohan Cabaye, Header by Peter Lovenkrands from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

7mins

Steve Sidwell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

7mins

Foul by Ryan Taylor on Clint Dempsey, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

6mins

Matthew Briggs sends in a cross, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.

3mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Best. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Pajtim Kasami fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

Formation: 442Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

  • Tim Krul
  • Danny Simpson
  • Steven Taylor
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Peter Lovenkrands
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Cheik Tiote
  • Jonas Gutierrez
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Leon Best
  • SUBS
  • Ole Soderberg
  • Alan Smith
  • Demba Ba
  • Sylvain Marveaux
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Haris Vuckic
  • Shane Ferguson

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Match Report

Leon`s simply the Best Leon Best emerged from the Tyneside shadows to prove there is life after Joey Barton as Newcastle maintained their unbeaten start to the Barclays Premier League season courtesy of a 2-1 win over Fulham. The Republic of Ireland international was asked to stand in for the injured Shola Ameobi and responded with a second-half double to reward manager Alan Pardew for his faith with the club's quest to land a another frontman ongoing. However, the Magpies were indebted to keeper Tim Krul for three superb second-half saves from Steve Sidwell, Chris Baird and Danny Murphy before he was finally beaten for the first time in the new Barclays Premier League campaign by Clint Dempsey's 88th-minute header. It was far from a vintage performance by the home side, but just as they did at Sunderland last weekend, they got the job done to bank another precious three points. After yet another eventful week at St James' Park during which Barton's stand-off with the board came to a head and striker Nile Ranger was arrested, the club's fans voted with their feet, or at least a significant proportion of them did. There were around 10,000 empty seats inside the stadium as the game kicked off, and while an attendance of 42,684 might be regarded as more than satisfactory at many clubs, the gaps on the terraces reflected the general level of dissatisfaction with the current state of play in the club's summer recruitment drive. Matters were not helped by the injury to Ameobi which saw Pardew turn once again to Best and Peter Lovenkrands, and as Fulham dominated the early stages with the Magpies unable to compete in the middle of the field, the mounting frustration was almost tangible. However, for all that the current squad may lack strength in depth, there is little shortage of courage and commitment and the fact that they were able to limit the visitors to a single shot on target, a 12th-minute Pajtim Kasami effort which was easily claimed by Krul, brought some comfort. Newcastle were disjointed in the middle of the field and it was not until Cheick Tiote, who is gradually shaking off the after-effects of an interrupted pre-season, managed to make his presence felt that the Magpies began to push the Londoners back. Pardew's side still struggled to create anything of note until the game exploded into life with the half-time whistle fast-approaching. Winger Jonas Gutierrez forced Mark Schwarzer into his first save of the half with a 44th-minute header, and that was the cue for the home side to make a late push. Former Magpie Aaron Hughes got in a vital block to deny Best after he had turned smartly inside the box, and Schwarzer had to tip a curling Yohan Cabaye effort over his crossbar. From the resulting corner, the ball dropped to last weekend's derby hero Ryan Taylor, and his shot from 20 yards flew inches past the far post with the Fulham keeper stranded. Newcastle returned with their momentum intact and forced their way in front within three minutes of the restart. Schwarzer could only palm Cabaye's shot onto the crossbar after it had bounced nastily in front of him and Best when in the right place at the right time to tap home. The lead might have been short-lived had Krul not been at his best with 56 minutes gone. Damien Duff and Baird exchanged passes on the right before the winger sent in a cross which Steve Sidwell headed powerfully towards goal, only for the Dutchman to turn his effort onto the bar and enjoy better fortune than his opposite number as the ball went out for a corner. Dempsey fired just wide from a tight angle and Duff blasted into the side netting with Fulham searching desperately for a way back into the game. However, their hopes were dashed with 66 minutes gone when substitute Demba Ba controlled Gabriel Obertan's inviting pass and cross for Best to turn smartly inside the area and fire past Schwarzer. Krul pulled off fine saves to deny first Baird and then Murphy as the Magpies fought stubbornly to protect their clean sheet. But they found themselves under pressure once again as they conceded a series of late free-kicks, and their defences were finally pierced from one of them with two minutes remaining when Dempsey headed him from Murphy's cross. Schwarzer tipped an injury-time piledriver from Ba onto the woodwork, but there was no way back for his side.

Form Guide

    DW
  • Newcastle
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • DL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Newcastle
  • 02/02/2011
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 13/11/2010
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 16/05/2009
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 09/11/2008
  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 22/03/2008
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 15/12/2007

Top Scorers

Newcastle

  • R Taylor 1

Fulham

    Goals

    Newcastle

      • Total goals 1
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins

    Fulham

      • Total goals 0
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins

    possession


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