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Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Papiss Cisse on for Moussa Sissoko.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Mike Williamson fouled by Victor Anichebe, the ref awards a free kick.
Yohan Cabaye takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Billy Jones gets a block in.
Corner taken by Zoltan Gera from the right by-line.
Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Gareth McAuley.
Header at goal by James Morrison misses left of the target.
Zoltan Gera crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Davide Santon.
Cheick Tiote takes the free kick.
Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Yohan Cabaye, free kick awarded.
Zoltan Gera is brought on as a substitute for Morgan Amalfitano.
Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Shola Ameobi.
Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.
Vurnon Anita is brought on as a substitute for Loic Remy.
Saido Berahino has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Blocked by Mike Williamson.
Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Yohan Cabaye results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on James Morrison.
Victor Anichebe on for Stephane Sessegnon.
Saido Berahino joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Brunt.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Boaz Myhill parries the ball away.
Clearance by Billy Jones.
Davide Santon fouled by Morgan Amalfitano, the ref awards a free kick.
Yoan Gouffran delivers the ball.
Centre by Moussa Sissoko.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Moussa Sissoko.
Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini.
Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
Shola Ameobi delivers the ball.
Clearance made by Billy Jones.
The ball is sent over by Shane Long.
Free kick taken by Mathieu Debuchy.
Moussa Sissoko fouled by Liam Ridgewell, the ref awards a free kick.
Youssouf Mulumbu has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Morgan Amalfitano takes the free kick.
Morgan Amalfitano fouled by Yoan Gouffran, the ref awards a free kick.
Moussa Sissoko scores with a right foot finish. Newcastle 2-1 West Brom.Loic Remy provided the assist for the goal.
Header at goal by Jonas Olsson goes right of the post.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Morgan Amalfitano.
Loic Remy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Boaz Myhill catches the ball.
Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
The second half begins.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Brunt and goes over.
Foul by Chris Brunt on Yohan Cabaye, free kick awarded.
Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Shane Long, free kick awarded.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
Header at goal by Loic Remy goes over the bar.
Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Jones on Cheick Tiote.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes the free kick.
Davide Santon concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Amalfitano.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on Gareth McAuley.
Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini.
Centre by Mathieu Debuchy.
Chris Brunt makes a clearance.
Mathieu Debuchy delivers the ball.
Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Loic Remy by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick.
Loic Remy has an effort at goal. Boaz Myhill blocks the ball.
Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
Foul by Morgan Amalfitano on Shola Ameobi, free kick awarded.
Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a fantastic shot.
Yoan Gouffran grabs a goal with a headed effort. Newcastle 1-0 West Brom.
Davide Santon takes a shot. Youssouf Mulumbu gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Davide Santon.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Williamson.
Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Cheick Tiote, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Shola Ameobi.
Clearance by Liam Ridgewell.
The ball is sent over by Moussa Sissoko.
Davide Santon fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick.
Chris Brunt goes into the referee's book.
Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Amalfitano.
Shola Ameobi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Boaz Myhill makes a block.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Yoan Gouffran.
Loic Remy produces a cross.
Mathieu Debuchy sends in a cross.
Shola Ameobi gets a header at goal.
Centre by Yohan Cabaye.
Headed chance falls to Loic Remy. Blocked by Billy Jones.
Clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
The official flags Loic Remy offside.
Yohan Cabaye takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Shane Long.
Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheick Tiote on Stephane Sessegnon.
Yoan Gouffran crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Cheick Tiote.
Chris Brunt shoots direct from the free kick and goes left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Fabricio Coloccini results in a free kick.
The referee gets the game underway.
Champs League bid unlikely - Pardew
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has dismissed talk of a Champions League push after masterminding an encouraging turn-around in his side's Barclays Premier League fortunes.
The Magpies will make it four straight wins if they beat West Brom at St James' Park on Saturday - a run which has lifted them to eighth place, just two points behind the top four.
It is a far cry from the summer of frustration in the transfer market and the controversy over the future of midfielder Yohan Cabaye, all of which appeared to make a relegation struggle more likely.
Given the tempestuous nature of his tenure Pardew is understandably keen not to get carried away with his side's good form, but admits that with an almost fully-fit squad he can afford to look forward with confidence.
Pardew said: "I've been asked about the Champions League but we're far from that and if we got there it would be unbelievable.
"But we have got a very good side who are progressing up the table, and if that question gets asked to me again in April I will answer it, hopefully positively.
"The nature of the league has helped us stay in contention with the bigger clubs but this is where their advantage comes into play in terms of their squad size.
"But our squad is stronger this year and if we can keep the momentum going and the group fairly fit and well, hopefully we can stay in touch."
Such is the buoyant mood at St James' Park that Pardew could afford to shrug off the latest speculation regarding the long-term futures of Cabaye and captain Fabricio Coloccini.
Both will feature in the Saturday clash against the Baggies, while French full-back Mathieu Debuchy will return from suspension with no guarantee of forcing his way back into the starting line-up.
"Last season the Europa League campaign was decimating for us and when I was moaning about it a lot of fans probably thought I was making excuses but it had such an impact," added Pardew.
"This year we haven't got that pressure and on Tuesday we probably had the best day's training we've had here in terms of numbers.
"I could have picked two teams but this time last year I struggled to select a side that was capable of representing the team. Heading into December we're in great shape."
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke has warned rival clubs to forget poaching in-form striker Shane Long in January.
Long came within hours of quitting The Hawthorns in early September after Albion agreed a fee of #6.5million with Hull for the Republic of Ireland star.
It is understood Hull tried to renegotiate the deal at the eleventh hour, resulting in Albion pulling the plug.
At the time Clarke claims Long had endured "an interrupted start to the season" due to a couple of niggly injuries and international call ups, along with an ongoing contract saga.
They are all reasons why Albion were prepared to let Long leave, but with the 26-year-old now back to his best with four goals in his last four matches for club and country, it has become unthinkable any move will be considered when the transfer window re-opens.
"If Shane continues to play at the level he is right now the contract issue will sort itself out," said Clarke.
"If he's on that level there's no doubt. But are you asking me if I'm selling Shane in January? No, I'm not.
"Why would I sell my best, most in-form striker? I don't think Shane will be going anywhere in January. I haven't considered it.
"I just want Shane to continue in this run of form. I don't want to spend the next four weeks talking about Shane's contract or whether he's going to be here after January because he will be."
Albion currently have an option for next season on Long, who joined West Brom from Reading for #6.5million two-and-a-half years ago.
With Long back in the goals and settled again, Clarke is convinced no ill feeling between club and player exists after the failed move to Hull.
"I spoke to Shane immediately after it all died down and he assured me he was fine," added Clarke. "He understood - although maybe he didn't want to accept - the logic behind it.
"All I could do was assure him he was a big part of my plans and I liked him. How could I not like what Shane has done since I've been at the club? He's been tremendous for me, tremendous for the club since he came here.
"For me it was important to get him back on an even keel and get him playing again, but he was injured when we brought the two players in on deadline day (Stephane Sessegnon and Victor Anichebe).
"The team has evolved a little bit without him having the chance to make an impact in the team. Since then he's had to be patient, and he has been.
"You can see from his recent performances that not only has he been patient, but he's been working to make sure when his chance came he was ready to take it, and that's credit to him.
"We've seen with his performances in the last two games especially what he can bring to the team."
Clarke has conceded he has "lots of little doubts" ahead of the game.
Clarke refused to name names, but the likes of Liam Ridgewell (calf), Billy Jones and Scott Sinclair (both hamstring) have all been on the sidelines of late, and are closing in on a return.
Goalkeeper Ben Foster is definitely out as he continues to recover from a stress fracture of his foot.
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