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The referee brings the game to a close.
Outswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Danny Collins.
James Perch takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth.
The ball is sent over by Eidur Gudjohnsen, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Matthew Etherington decides to take a short corner.
Andrew Carroll gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Effort from inside the area by Kevin Nolan misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from just outside the box by Kenwyne Jones goes over the crossbar.
Shot from just outside the area by Sanchez Jose Enrique goes over the bar.
Shot by Jonas Gutierrez. Dean Whitehead gets a block in.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Etherington by Andrew Carroll. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
James Perch heads into his own net. Newcastle 1-2 Stoke.Assist by Matthew Etherington.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington played to the near post.
The ball is crossed by Joey Barton.
Unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini by Eidur Gudjohnsen results in a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
Shola Ameobi crosses the ball, Danny Collins manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Carroll delivers the ball, Rory Delap manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Joey Barton, clearance made by Andy Wilkinson.
Centre by Joey Barton, clearance made by Jonathan Walters.
Short corner taken by Joey Barton.
The ball is sent over by Kenwyne Jones, save by Tim Krul.
Shot by James Perch. Thomas Sorensen makes a save.
Wayne Routledge produces a cross, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Shola Ameobi on for Cheik Tiote.
Centre by Joey Barton.
Dean Whitehead challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, clearance by Dean Whitehead.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Shawcross on Wayne Routledge. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Andrew Carroll has an effort at goal. Save by Thomas Sorensen.
Sanchez Jose Enrique challenges Ricardo Fuller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eidur Gudjohnsen is brought on as a substitute for Ricardo Fuller. The ball is swung over by Matthew Etherington, Kenwyne Jones scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Newcastle 1-1 Stoke.Robert Huth provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Cheik Tiote. The ball is sent over by Dean Whitehead, Kenwyne Jones takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Fuller on Kevin Nolan. Jonas Gutierrez comes on in place of Hatem Ben Arfa. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from close in by Ricardo Fuller misses to the left of the target.
A cross is delivered by Dean Whitehead, Header by Kenwyne Jones from inside the area hits the post.
Danny Collins delivers the ball, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Hatem Ben Arfa. Andy Wilkinson takes the free kick.
(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Rory Delap coming on for Glenn Whelan.
Corner taken by Joey Barton.
Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Ryan Shawcross produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Glenn Whelan.
The official flags Wayne Routledge offside. Ricardo Fuller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Salif Diao. Thomas Sorensen takes the free kick.
Centre by Wayne Routledge, clearance made by Andy Wilkinson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Thomas Sorensen makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Dean Whitehead, save by Tim Krul.
Andy Wilkinson crosses the ball, Joey Barton manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Robert Huth. Penalty taken right-footed by Kevin Nolan and scored. Newcastle 1-0 Stoke.Andrew Carroll provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by Glenn Whelan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Centre by Andrew Carroll, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Collins by Kevin Nolan. Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.
Hatem Ben Arfa has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Blocked by Salif Diao.
Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
Salif Diao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Handball by Robert Huth. Hatem Ben Arfa fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Joey Barton, Andy Wilkinson manages to make a clearance.
Glenn Whelan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Nolan. Shot comes in from Joey Barton from the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Joey Barton, clearance made by Robert Huth.
Dean Whitehead challenges Sanchez Jose Enrique unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Dean Whitehead.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Andrew Carroll. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.
Kenwyne Jones produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Hatem Ben Arfa sends in a cross, clearance made by Danny Collins.
Booking for Salif Diao for unsporting behaviour.
Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross.
Shot by Jonathan Walters. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Salif Diao results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Hatem Ben Arfa from the free kick.
Centre by Wayne Routledge, clearance by Robert Huth.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by Andy Wilkinson. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Thomas Sorensen.
Corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan to the near post, save by Tim Krul.
Matthew Etherington delivers the ball, clearance made by Cheik Tiote.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Salif Diao by Andrew Carroll. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
The ball is sent over by Wayne Routledge, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Drilled right-footed shot by Joey Barton. Blocked by Dean Whitehead.
James Perch sends in a cross, Salif Diao makes a clearance.
Hatem Ben Arfa delivers the ball, Danny Collins manages to make a clearance.
The game kicks-off.
Perch poised for Magpies
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton welcomes full-back James Perch back from suspension for Stoke's visit to St James' Park on Sunday.
The former Nottingham Forest defender sat out the 4-3 Carling Cup victory at Chelsea after collecting five bookings in his first five competitive games for the club. Sol Campbell got 90 minutes under his belt at Stamford Bridge and will hope for a start, and Tim Krul will deputise in goal for Steve Harper, who is facing 12 weeks on the sidelines after undergoing shoulder surgery.
The game will come too soon for Danny Simpson (ankle) and Danny Guthrie (knee) despite their return to training, while Steven Taylor (shoulder) is expected to resume in two weeks' time, although Dan Gosling (knee) is still some way away.
Expectation will be high once again, but Hughton insists there is no need to bring his players back down to earth.
He said: "It's never that difficult, I must admit, because of the preparation that has to go into every game.
"It's so massive that the day after the Chelsea game, you are already going through the Stoke preparation, so it is not very difficult to bring yourself back down.
"We have just got to make sure we are prepared very well for a very good and very dangerous team."
Stoke manager Tony Pulis will ring the changes again after giving a number of fringe players a run-out in the Carling Cup.
Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen comes back into the starting line-up having been rested in the midweek defeat of Fulham, while winger Jermaine Pennant (hamstring) should return to the squad.
The likes of defender Abdoulaye Faye and forward Jonathan Walters are also expected to reclaim their places in the side.
Pulis admits he has some difficult choices to make now.
"I would much rather be in this position than not be," he said.
"We have strength in depth now and that is fantastic for us.
"There are players who did very well on Tuesday and they will be hoping to play on Sunday.
"I will have a good look at it, and whilst I know there will be some players disappointed to miss out, the team I do put out there is one I believe can go and get the three points from this particular game."
Stoke stun Magpies
James Perch's own goal handed Stoke all three points as Newcastle lost at home for the second time in a row in a 2-1 defeat.
The full-back headed Matthew Etherington's corner into his own net under pressure from Robert Huth to complete a concerted fightback by the Potters.
Kevin Nolan's 43rd-minute penalty had given the Magpies a deserved half-time lead, but Stoke responded after the break and were back on terms with 67 minutes gone when Sunderland old boy Kenwyne Jones, who had earlier hit both the post and the bar, headed home from close range.
But there was still a sickening twist to come five minutes from time when Perch's unwitting intervention handed the visitors victory in front of a crowd of 41,915.
Last Saturday's 1-0 league win at Everton and their midweek Carling Cup heroics at Chelsea had made for a positive week for the Magpies, who returned to home turf determined to erase the memory of their last outing on Tyneside.
A fortnight ago, they turned up to face Blackpool with nothing on their minds but taking three precious points, but ended up empty-handed after Ian Holloway's men left with a 2-0 win under their belts.
Despite their last two results, both achieved by impressive performances, there was no room for complacency against a Stoke side whose prowess from set-pieces - and in particular Rory Delap's long throw - is well-documented.
Newcastle will not have been at all disappointed to see Delap's name among the substitutes and without him, to say the Potters were one-dimensional before the break would have been something of an understatement.
Plan A appeared to be to get the ball up to Jones as quickly as possible, but with the former Sunderland frontman having the kind of afternoon which persuaded Black Cats boss Steve Bruce to cash in on him this summer, the threat was minimal.
By contrast, the Magpies were enterprising going forward with the insurance provided by defensive midfielder Cheik Tiote allowing Joey Barton to run the midfield, while winger Hatem Ben Arfa proved a constant source of menace.
For all that, Chris Hughton's men were able to create few clear-cut chances with Ben Arfa's 19th-minute free-kick, which curled just wide, as close as they came to opening the scoring in the early stages.
The Frenchman's combination with full-back Jose Enrique down the left looked the most likely avenue for the home side and the Spaniard drilled a low cross across the face of goal seconds later.
But it was from that flank that the opening goal did arrive, albeit indirectly as Stoke's stubborn resistance was finally broken.
Enrique's towering cross attracted Andy Carroll's attention, although it seemed destined for the arms of keeper Thomas Sorensen.
However, before the Dane could get there, Huth barged the striker to the ground and, to his horror, looked round to see referee Mike Jones pointing to the spot.
His prolonged protests went unanswered and Nolan stepped up to face Sorensen, who once saved an Alan Shearer penalty at St James' Park during his Sunderland days, from 12 yards.
But there was to be no repeat as the Magpies' skipper sent him the wrong way to open the scoring two minutes before the break.
The pattern of the first half was largely reproduced during the early minutes of the second and City boss Tony Pulis responded within five minutes by replacing midfielder Salif Diao with striker Ricardo Fuller.
Stoke immediately looked more potent and forced two corners in quick succession, the second of which was headed just wide by defender Ryan Shawcross.
Sensing a change in the balance of the game, Pulis replaced Glenn Whelan with Delap with 56 minutes gone, and his side might have been back on level terms within three minutes.
Jon Walters climbed high above Enrique to return Matthew Etherington's cross towards goal, where Jones headed against the foot of the post with keeper Tim Krul beaten.
The rebound dropped to Fuller, who seemed certain to score, but he stabbed his shot wide of the far post as the home side breathed a huge sigh of relief.
They were counting their blessings again five minutes later when Jones met Dean Whitehead's free-kick with a powerful header, but saw it come back off the crossbar.
But it proved a case of third time lucky with 67 minutes gone when Huth helped Etherington's free-kick back across goal and Jones headed home from point-blank range.
Sorensen claimed Carroll's 70th-minute volley at the second attempt under pressure from Nolan, but the twist in the tale came five minutes from time when Perch powered a header past Krul and into his own net to hand the visitors victory.
Nolan had a chance to claw back a point in injury time, but his right-foot shot flew wide of the far post.
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