skip to content
Papiss Cisse takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Stockdale parries the effort to safety.
Mathieu Debuchy takes a shot. David Stockdale fumbles the ball.
The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Loic Remy decides to take the corner short.
Yoan Gouffran has an effort at goal. A parry by David Stockdale prevents the goal.
Alex Kacaniklic manages to make a clearance.
Yohan Cabaye takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Yohan Cabaye manages to make a clearance.
Yoan Gouffran decides to take a short corner.
Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.
Hugo Rodallega is brought on as a substitute for Steve Sidwell.
The ball is swung over by Alex Kacaniklic.
The referee shows Hatem Ben Arfa a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
The ball is crossed by Loic Remy.
Adel Taarabt has an effort at goal. A parry by Tim Krul prevents the goal.
A cross is delivered by Davide Santon.
Clearance by Matthew Briggs.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Centre by Davide Santon.
Darren Bent goes off and Adel Taarabt comes on.
Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Alex Kacaniklic, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
Hatem Ben Arfa crosses the ball.
Clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Hatem Ben Arfa has an effort at goal. David Stockdale parries the ball but the danger is not over.
The ball is sent over by Yoan Gouffran.
Clearance by Davide Santon.
Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Moussa Sissoko.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by Steve Sidwell.
Yoan Gouffran heads at goal. David Stockdale catches the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Clearance by Aaron Hughes.
Loic Remy on for Sylvain Marveaux.
Matthew Briggs is brought on as a substitute for Sascha Riether.
Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Sascha Riether gets a block in.
The offside flag is raised against Darren Bent.
Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Bryan Ruiz. Tim Krul parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Yohan Cabaye comes on in place of Vurnon Anita.
Yoan Gouffran is brought on as a substitute for Shola Ameobi.
Clearance by Sascha Riether.
Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has an effort at goal. John Arne Riise gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Short corner worked by Sylvain Marveaux.
Moussa Sissoko takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa by Dimitar Berbatov.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a brilliant shot. David Stockdale parries the ball away.
Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz from the left by-line.
Bryan Ruiz restarts play with the free kick.
Vurnon Anita takes a shot. Alex Kacaniklic gets a block in.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.
Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sylvain Marveaux.
Clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Davide Santon takes the free kick.
Foul by Scott Parker on Vurnon Anita, free kick awarded.
Sylvain Marveaux takes a short corner.
Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Davide Santon.
Sascha Riether takes the free kick.
Foul by Shola Ameobi on Scott Parker, free kick awarded.
Moussa Sissoko restarts play with the free kick.
Mathieu Debuchy fouled by Dimitar Berbatov, the ref awards a free kick.
The referee gets the second half started.
The first half comes to an end.
Scott Parker fouled by Moussa Sissoko, the ref awards a free kick.
Steve Sidwell manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sylvain Marveaux by Alex Kacaniklic.
Free kick taken by Papiss Cisse.
Brede Hangeland challenges Papiss Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Mathieu Debuchy went wide right of the net.
Header by Papiss Cisse misses to the right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Hatem Ben Arfa.
The ball is swung over by Sylvain Marveaux.
Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the right by-line.
Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.
Shola Ameobi challenges Bryan Ruiz unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by Scott Parker results in a free kick.
Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Kacaniklic by Mathieu Debuchy.
John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Papiss Cisse. Parried by David Stockdale back into danger.
Clearance made by Brede Hangeland.
Bryan Ruiz takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.
Papiss Cisse challenges Scott Parker unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Moussa Sissoko on Bryan Ruiz.
Clearance made by Scott Parker.
Alex Kacaniklic makes a clearance.
Clearance by Bryan Ruiz.
Davide Santon takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Bryan Ruiz.
Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Moussa Sissoko by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux.
Shot by Moussa Sissoko went wide left of the target.
The referee starts the match.
Corner taken short by Bryan Ruiz.
A cross is delivered by Sascha Riether.
Clearance made by Alex Kacaniklic.
Moussa Sissoko challenges Bryan Ruiz unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Chance falls to Fabricio Coloccini who heads at goal.
Vurnon Anita restarts play with the free kick.
Darren Bent is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
The ball is sent over by John Arne Riise.
Summer of struggle for Pardew
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew admits another turbulent transfer window and a tough start to the season have taken their toll on him.
The 52-year-old has had to contend with the controversial appointment of director of football Joe Kinnear, continued speculation over the future of French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, a frustrating lack of signings to date and a distinctly ordinary opening to the new campaign on the pitch.
That combination of factors would have been difficult enough to deal with had Pardew not ended last season fighting for his job with both owner Mike Ashley and the club's fans less than impressed with a 16th-placed Barclays Premier League finish.
While he insists the events of the last few weeks have not really come as a surprise to him, he is hoping his fortunes will take a significant turn for the better as he prepares for Fulham's visit to St James' Park on Saturday and Monday's transfer deadline.
Pardew said: "If I had been asked during the summer what would pre-season be like, I would have suggested not too dissimilar to how it's been.
"We had a tough start in terms of Manchester City away with a new manager, and also you could almost sense that one or two of our players would be involved in this window, so I kind of sensed it was coming.
"But that doesn't mean to say it hasn't been difficult, because it has.
"It has been a very difficult period and if we can get a win on Saturday and get through to Monday with one or two additions, I will be very, very pleased."
Pardew hopes to be able to unleash his one summer acquisition to date, Loic Remy, at some point on Saturday with the Frenchman having now trained with his new team-mates after shaking off the calf injury he was suffering with when he arrived from QPR on a season-long loan deal.
Fulham were the last side to lose at St James' Park in April with Papiss Cisse's last-gasp winner, which prompted Pardew to leap into the embraces of delighted fans in the stands, proving crucial in their ultimately successful fight for survival.
Maarten Stekelenburg is likely to be missing again for Fulham.
The Dutch goalkeeper, signed from Roma in June, suffered a shoulder injury on the opening day and had a setback following a fall in training.
Fellow summer signing Fernando Amorebieta's debut remains on hold, while Kieran Richardson is out for three more weeks with a hamstring complaint.
Aaron Hughes knows Fulham will need a repeat of their opening day defensive display if they are to leave Newcastle with another away win.
The Cottagers have endured a topsy-turvy start to the season, with last weekend's heavy home defeat to Arsenal followed by a stern Capital One Cup test against fourth tier Burton.
Before that, though, Martin Jol's side kicked off the campaign with a hard-fought and somewhat surprising 1-0 win at Sunderland.
It was a victory borne out of resilient defending and former Newcastle defender Hughes believes that will be key again at St James' Park.
"We went up there a couple of weeks ago to play Sunderland and got a good result," the defender told the club's official website, www.fulhamfc.com.
"This weekend will be very much similar to that game as they'll have a big crowd behind them, the team will be looking to get off to a good start and we're going to have to do something similar to what we did at Sunderland.
"We'll have to be as strong in defence as we were at Sunderland, but maybe try and use the ball a little bit better.
"We all know Sunderland wasn't our best performance football-wise, but in terms of being solid and defensively strong and everyone working really, really hard it was as good as we've had in a long time, so we need another performance like that.
"With their crowd, if they get off to a good start then they'll get right behind them and it could make for a very difficult game.
"But if we can get off to a good start ourselves and try and quieten them a little bit, then it will maybe make the day a little bit easier.
"If we could snatch an early goal then it would give us something to hold on to.
"It means then that they have to come out looking for a goal and push forward a little bit, certainly as the game goes on, and they'd maybe leave a few spaces that we could exploit."
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk