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  • Date:21 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Sports Direct Arena
  • Attendance:51,060
  • Ba (33)
    Ba (80)
  • Odemwingie (19) McAuley (43) Scharner (84)
Goal!

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93:22 +3.22

Hatem Ben Arfa produces a cross, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

92:36 +2.36

Peter Odemwingie has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

91:53 +1.53

Shane Long sends in a cross, Shot from just outside the area by George Thorne goes over the bar.

90:51 +0.51

Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, Haris Vuckic produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:36 +0.36

The ball is delivered by Cheick Tiote, save by Ben Foster.

89:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Peter Odemwingie. The referee shows Fabricio Coloccini a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Graham Dorrans takes the free kick.

88:35

Effort on goal by Chris Brunt from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

87:10

Centre by Danny Simpson. The assistant referee flags for offside against Demba Ba. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

86:46

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Taylor.

86:15

Hatem Ben Arfa produces a cross, Shot by Cheick Tiote. Save by Ben Foster.

86:04

Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

84:51

The ball is swung over by Graham Dorrans, Paul Scharner gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-3 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Peter Odemwingie.

83:54

Shane Long is caught offside. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

82:16

Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, clearance made by Shane Long.

81:59

Shot from 25 yards from Haris Vuckic. Save by Ben Foster.

81:03

The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez. Danny Simpson crosses the ball, save by Ben Foster.

80:01

Demba Ba fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-2 West Brom.Hatem Ben Arfa provided the assist for the goal.

79:24

Hatem Ben Arfa challenges Paul Scharner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

79:14

The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans, save by Tim Krul.

78:56

Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

75:01

George Thorne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Youssouf Mulumbu.

72:52

Chris Brunt produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

72:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Fabricio Coloccini. Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick, James Perch makes a clearance.

71:11

Gabriel Obertan goes off and Shola Ameobi comes on.

71:00

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Haris Vuckic misses to the left of the target.

70:12

Shot from just outside the box by Gabriel Obertan goes over the crossbar.

70:04

Danny Simpson produces a cross, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

68:59

Cheick Tiote has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

68:46

Hatem Ben Arfa has a drilled shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

67:44

Foul by Shane Long on James Perch, free kick awarded. Jerome Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Graham Dorrans. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.

67:04

The ball is sent over by Ryan Taylor, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

66:38

Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line.

63:59

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, Shane Long manages to make a clearance.

63:48

Shot by Cheick Tiote. Blocked by Billy Jones.

63:29

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor.

62:25

Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

62:16

Centre by Hatem Ben Arfa, Nicky Shorey gets a block in.

61:54

Gabriel Obertan crosses the ball, Chris Brunt makes a clearance.

60:36

The ball is delivered by Cheick Tiote. Leon Best is flagged offside by the assistant referee. (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Hatem Ben Arfa coming on for Leon Best. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

60:05

Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, clearance by Nicky Shorey.

59:48

Cheick Tiote fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. Haris Vuckic restarts play with the free kick.

58:18

The ball is swung over by Ryan Taylor, Ben Foster makes a clearance.

56:51

Demba Ba delivers the ball, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

56:15

Centre by Jerome Thomas, save made by Tim Krul.

55:29

Peter Odemwingie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.

55:22

Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, James Perch makes a clearance.

54:42

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line played to the near post, Leon Best makes a clearance.

54:24

Shot from 12 yards by Peter Odemwingie. Blocked by Ryan Taylor.

53:23

Shot by Leon Best. Save by Ben Foster.

52:53

The ball is sent over by Peter Odemwingie, Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Long.

52:33

Shane Long takes a shot.

51:44

Unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote by Shane Long results in a free kick. James Perch takes the free kick.

51:06

Demba Ba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

50:26

Chris Brunt has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

49:51

Billy Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.

49:41

Centre by Jerome Thomas, Haris Vuckic gets a block in.

48:42

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Demba Ba goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:09

Cheick Tiote has a drilled shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

46:54

Fabricio Coloccini takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Long.

46:35

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Haris Vuckic from the left by-line.

46:24

Gabriel Obertan takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

46:15

A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

45:36

Jerome Thomas is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.

45:24 +0.24

Demba Ba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

45:03 +0.03

Drilled left-footed shot by Haris Vuckic.

45:01

Ryan Taylor comes on in place of Davide Santon.

43:02

Demba Ba challenges Youssouf Mulumbu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley scores a headed goal from close in. Newcastle 1-2 West Brom.Assist by Paul Scharner.

42:39

The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, comfortable save by Tim Krul.

40:27

Demba Ba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.

38:59

The ball is delivered by Davide Santon.

38:45

Haris Vuckic takes a shot. Blocked by Jerome Thomas.

37:23

Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Krul takes the free kick.

36:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Davide Santon on Jerome Thomas. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.

35:28

Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Headed effort on goal by Gabriel Obertan from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

35:11

Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Paul Scharner results in a free kick. Haris Vuckic takes the free kick.

32:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Obertan by Jerome Thomas. Demba Ba hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Gabriel Obertan.

29:28

Shane Long challenges James Perch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

28:22

The ball is delivered by Jerome Thomas, save by Tim Krul.

27:29

Chris Brunt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. James Perch gets a block in.

27:01

The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

26:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Haris Vuckic played to the near post, clearance by Shane Long.

26:07

Gabriel Obertan produces a cross, Chris Brunt gets a block in.

25:06

Chris Brunt delivers the ball, Tim Krul makes a save.

23:09

Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

22:45

James Perch challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

21:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Leon Best. Direct free kick taken by Cheick Tiote.

21:12

Gabriel Obertan produces a cross. The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

19:51

A goal is scored by Peter Odemwingie from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Chris Brunt.

18:31

The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

16:50

A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jonas Gutierrez misses to the right of the target.

15:07

Chris Brunt delivers the ball.

13:17

Inswinging corner taken by Haris Vuckic from the right by-line.

11:32

James Perch concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

11:24

Danny Simpson delivers the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

10:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Davide Santon. Free kick taken by Gareth McAuley.

6:39

Jonas Gutierrez produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

6:00

Billy Jones comes on in place of Steven Reid.

1:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Steven Reid. Haris Vuckic crosses the ball in from the free kick.

Match Preview

Pardew looks to banish bad memories against Baggies Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is desperate to make West Brom pay for ruining his summer on Wednesday night. The Baggies will arrive on Tyneside to revisit the scene of a remarkable fightback on the final day of the last Barclays Premier League season. With both promoted teams already comfortably safe, the Magpies raced into a 3-0 lead by half-time and were odds-on to claim a creditable 10th-place finish. However, to Pardew's horror, Somen Tchoyi plundered a second-half hat-trick to snatch an unlikely draw which not only forced Newcastle down into 12th place, but allowed arch rivals Sunderland to leapfrog them into the top 10. Pardew said: "It was a shame, and it came on the last day of the season as well. I had to suffer that on my holidays. "They did marvellously well to come back. We switched off, and it just goes to show you that you cannot switch off for any part of the season in this Premier League. "West Brom actually didn't have anything to play for, but their pride and their natural instincts got them the three goals and it cost us three positions in the league." Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye will miss his first Barclays Premier League game of the season. The influential Frenchman is suspended after reaching five bookings for the campaign and will join fellow midfielder Dan Gosling on the banned list. Full-back Ryan Taylor (ankle) and midfielder Danny Guthrie (groin) remain doubts, while striker Peter Lovenkrands could be sidelined for up to three weeks by a calf injury and Steven Taylor (Achilles) is expected to sit out the rest of the season. West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has included recalled defender Gonzalo Jara in the squad, despite his weekend arrest for alleged driving offences. Jara has been recalled from a loan spell at Brighton along with midfielder George Thorne (Portsmouth) and striker Marc-Antoine Fortune (Doncaster). The Chile international was detained when police stopped an Audi Q7 sportscar on the south coast on Saturday morning and he missed Brighton's home game with Burnley because he was in police custody. Jara has been charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance and bailed to appear before Brighton magistrates on January 20. Hodgson, who confirmed Jara will be part of his squad at St James' Park, said: "We are obviously not happy about the situation and I'm pretty sure he is unhappy about the situation. "At the moment it is being taken care of by the police. I think he (Jara) is summoned to appear in court in the new year. "Until such time that the court case comes up, and we hear what he is being accused of, and why, the best thing for us is to say as little as possible other than we are disappointed to see he finds himself in this situation." West Brom will be without midfielder James Morrison. The Scotland international suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's 2-1 away triumph over Blackburn. Graham Dorrans and Jerome Thomas are in contention to replace him.

Formation:442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

Formation: 442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Tim Krul
  • Danny Simpson
  • James Perch
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Davide Santon
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Haris Vuckic
  • Cheick Tiote
  • Jonas Gutierrez
  • Leon Best
  • Demba Ba
  • SUBS
  • Rob Elliot
  • Mike Williamson
  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Shola Ameobi
  • Sammy Ameobi

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Match Report

Scharner nets late winner Paul Scharner extended Newcastle's winless Barclays Premier League run to six games as West Brom secured a 3-2 triumph, their second victory on the road in five days. The Austria international snatched victory five minutes from time as a five-goal thriller went the way of the visitors. Roy Hodgson's men took the lead on three occasions as Peter Odemwingie and Gareth McAuley with his first goal for the club struck before the break. However, on both occasions, Demba Ba dragged Newcastle back into it, firstly with a fiercely-struck free-kick and then with a close-range 81st-minute finish. However, the Baggies refused to accept a point and Scharner made the most of a poor defensive display to claim a victory that leaves the Magpies with just two points from the past 18 they have contested. Games between the two sides over the past two seasons have been close with three of their past four league encounters in the Championship and Premier League ending all square. The last of them came on the final day of last season when the Baggies fought their way back from a 3-0 half-time deficit to claim a point which cost the Magpies a top-10 finish. But if Alan Pardew's side were forewarned, they failed to take heed and found themselves training at the break after an eventful first 45 minutes. They fell behind with 20 minutes gone when attack turned to desperate defence within seconds. Cheick Tiote's pass was cut out by Nicky Shorey, who fed the hugely impressive Chris Brunt and watched as he produced a superb defence-splitting pass to put Odemwingie in behind Fabricio Coloccini. The striker controlled deftly before firing confidently past keeper Tim Krul off the foot of the post to silence the home fans among a crowd of 51,060. Ba thought he had levelled within two minutes when he drilled home from Leon Best's knock-down, but an offside flag ruined his celebrations. But in the event, West Brom's lead lasted just 14 minutes and was cancelled out in equally spectacular style. Gabriel Obertan embarked on a rare foray in-field from the right wing and went down under Jerome Thomas' clumsy challenge 20 yards out. Ba stepped up to take charge of the resulting free-kick and there was an inevitability about what would follow as he curled the ball high to Ben Foster's left with the keeper unable to deny the Senegal international despite getting a hand to the ball. Newcastle, who had wobbled alarmingly in the wake of Odemwingie's strike, attempted to capitalise on their equaliser, but they were caught again with a minute of the half remaining. Brunt, who proved a threat throughout, floated a free-kick to the far post, where Scharner was allowed to helped it back across goal for McAuley to score from close range. Midfielder Haris Vuckic, starting his first Premier League game, thumped an injury-time drive against the bar with Foster beaten, and the visitors survived to go in ahead at the break. Ryan Taylor replaced young Italian left-back Davide Santon before the restart, and his side resumed with a flurry. Obertan saw an early effort deflected wide by McAuley, and Ba curled a 49th-minute shot past the far post after cutting inside from the left. However, the game might have been over four minutes later when Youssouf Mulumbu once again carved Newcastle open to put Shane Long in on goal. The Republic of Ireland international seemed certain to score as he rounded Krul with ease, but his shot from a tight angle came back off the crossbar to let the home side off the hook. Foster got down well to claim Best's curling 54th-minute effort, and the striker's evening ended seven minutes later when he was replaced by Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa. Shola Ameobi soon followed as Obertan, who had volleyed over seconds earlier, made way, but Brunt caused concern for Krul when he curled just wide from distance with 73 minutes played. But after Krul had saved from Long, it was Ba who dragged the Magpies back into the game, converting Ben Arfa's 81st-minute pass with relish. Vuckic might have won it with a dipping long-range effort which Foster had to turn over, but the Magpies were caught once again at the death when Scharner stabbed the ball past the helpless Krul from Odemwingie's header.

Form Guide

    WLDLLD
  • Newcastle
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • LWLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 22/05/2011
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 05/12/2010
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 3
  • Newcastle
  • 07/02/2009
  • Newcastle
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 28/10/2008
  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 22/04/2006
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 3
  • Newcastle
  • 30/10/2005

Top Scorers

Newcastle

  • D Ba 9
  • L Best 3
  • R Taylor 2
  • S Ameobi 1
  • JM Gutierrez 1
  • Y Cabaye 1
  • D Gosling 1

West Brom

  • S Long 5
  • PO Odemwingie 3
  • J Morrison 2
  • S Reid 1
  • P Scharner 1
  • J Thomas 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Goals

Newcastle

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 21
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 16
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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