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Papiss Cisse finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 2-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Sammy Ameobi.
Shane Long fouled by Mike Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Peter Odemwingie from left wing, clearance by Gabriel Obertan.
Gabriel Tamas crosses the ball, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini. Corner taken by Peter Odemwingie from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Davide Santon.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Sammy Ameobi, save made by Ben Foster.
Papiss Cisse is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Goran Popov comes on in place of Zoltan Gera. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Short corner taken by Hatem Ben Arfa, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by James Perch. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
Gabriel Obertan crosses the ball.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez.
James Morrison has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Davide Santon, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Gabriel Tamas.
Sammy Ameobi delivers the ball, Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.
Markus Rosenberg is caught offside. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Shane Long. Indirect free kick taken by Mike Williamson.
Gabriel Obertan delivers the ball.
Centre by Sammy Ameobi, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, Zoltan Gera manages to make a clearance.
Shane Long is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mike Williamson.
Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Jonas Gutierrez. Jonas Gutierrez goes into the referee's book. Gabriel Tamas restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Zoltan Gera, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gareth McAuley misses to the right of the goal.
Yohan Cabaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans. (West Brom) makes a substitution, with Markus Rosenberg coming on for Graham Dorrans. Sammy Ameobi is brought on as a substitute for Demba Ba. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Zoltan Gera from left wing.
The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by Gareth McAuley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Yohan Cabaye. Yohan Cabaye receives a caution. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
Yohan Cabaye produces a cross, save by Ben Foster.
Yohan Cabaye takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Shane Long.
The referee blows for offside against Romelu Lukaku. Shane Long replaces Romelu Lukaku. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Danny Simpson leaves the field to be replaced by Papiss Cisse. Gabriel Obertan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shola Ameobi.
The ball is sent over by Romelu Lukaku, clearance by Yohan Cabaye.
Romelu Lukaku is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Demba Ba. Davide Santon takes the free kick.
Romelu Lukaku finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Newcastle 1-1 West Brom.Assist by Zoltan Gera.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Gutierrez on Youssouf Mulumbu. Direct free kick taken by James Morrison.
James Perch challenges Zoltan Gera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Morrison.
Foul by Liam Ridgewell on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Liam Ridgewell goes into the referee's book. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Shola Ameobi. Youssouf Mulumbu receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Jonas Olsson takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Danny Simpson, save by Ben Foster.
Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Shola Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Romelu Lukaku. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by James Perch on James Morrison, free kick awarded. James Perch receives a caution. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Zoltan Gera from right channel, clearance made by Demba Ba.
Shot from outside the box by Peter Odemwingie goes wide right of the target.
Yohan Cabaye decides to take a short corner.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Romelu Lukaku. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Shot by Romelu Lukaku. Tim Krul makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Romelu Lukaku on James Perch. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Zoltan Gera from the right by-line, clearance made by Shola Ameobi.
Goal scored by Demba Ba from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 West Brom.Shola Ameobi provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Romelu Lukaku. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Drilled right-footed shot by Davide Santon. Peter Odemwingie gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Perch on Graham Dorrans. Zoltan Gera produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Jonas Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul. Corner taken right-footed by Zoltan Gera from the right by-line, clearance made by Shola Ameobi.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, clearance made by Gabriel Tamas.
Romelu Lukaku sends in a cross, save made by Tim Krul.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Demba Ba. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Shot by Davide Santon from 30 yards. Ben Foster makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from the right by-line, Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Gabriel Tamas challenges Davide Santon unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
Davide Santon delivers the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Yohan Cabaye. Ben Foster takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Hatem Ben Arfa, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
The ball is sent over by Shola Ameobi. Close range headed effort by Demba Ba goes wide of the left-hand post.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Tamas. Yohan Cabaye produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Romelu Lukaku takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Simpson.
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Demba Ba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
Romelu Lukaku is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mike Williamson takes the direct free kick.
Romelu Lukaku produces a cross, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Shola itching to get the nod
Shola Ameobi has warned Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse he will not be satisfied with playing a supporting role to their double act.
The 31-year-old got the nod alongside Ba for last Sunday's 1-1 derby draw at Sunderland, and although he was sacrificed before half-time following Cheick Tiote's sending-off, he has no intention of surrendering his place as West Brom head for St James' Park on Sunday.
The Senegal internationals played key roles in last season's superb surge up the Barclays Premier League table, Ba scoring 15 of his 16 goals during the first half of the season and Cisse contributing 13 following his arrival from Freiburg in January.
As a result, Ameobi found himself largely providing the back-up, but with manager Alan Pardew insisting there is nothing to choose between the trio, he is hoping for an extended run in the team.
He said: "I am a guy who feeds off the manager. If I know he's got confidence in me, that's when I produce my best game.
"It's important as a player that you know your manager has got faith in you, and even when I am not playing, he makes me feel a part of what he is doing here, and that's very important to me.
"It was a slow start at the start of the season, being injured, so I feel I am making up for lost time and raring to go.
"I feel very, very good, my game is there and I'm just itching to play more football, and if I get the nod, I have to show what I can do because we have got two other great strikers at this club who have kept me out of the team.
"I have to make sure if I get my chance, that I take it."
Ba has already scored six times this season with Cisse currently on two, although he might have added to his tally during Thursday night's 1-0 Europa League victory over Club Brugge in which he was twice denied by keeper Bojan Jorgacevic.
Ameobi has only one goal to his name so far, the opener in a 3-0 win against Bordeaux earlier this month, but is confident there are more to come.
He said: "Obviously last season, I didn't get too many, so it's something I am looking to rectify this season.
"As a striker, goals breed confidence and if I can get as many early on as I can, I know my confidence will grow and that can only help the team."
Midfielder Tiote starts a three-match ban. Pardew is likely to restore most of the men he left out of the starting line-up against Brugge with Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ameobi and Ba all rested.
West Brom boss Steve Clarke will not compromise his attacking beliefs against Newcastle - the club at which he took his first steps on the coaching ladder.
Clarke saw the Baggies' gamble on trying to win last weekend's home Premier League clash with Manchester City backfire as Edin Dzeko nicked a stoppage-time winner.
Many managers would have been happy to settle for a point against the champions but, although disappointed with the outcome, it will not lead to Clarke rethinking the way he wants Albion to play.
He said: "I think what I said after the game could have been construed in different ways - but I don't regret that we tried to win the game.
"I regretted that we didn't get something out of the game but that is a big difference.
"I wouldn't change my philosophy and think, `if only I'd put on three defenders and shut up shop and tried see the game out'.
"That's not the way we've been this year and in other games we have been rewarded for being attacking late in a game and making attacking changes.
"On another day and with the right bounce of the ball we would have scored the winner.
"We had chances to get the winner before Manchester City caught us with the sucker-punch and we also had a chance cleared off the line after the 2-1.
"From that point of view we have no regrets and the philosophy won't change. We want to be positive."
Clarke worked under Ruud Gullit and Sir Bobby Robson on Tyneside and believes the Magpies are a shining example for many clubs to try to emulate.
He said: "I think Newcastle is a blueprint for any club with ambition."
Clarke will check on the fitness of midfielder Claudio Yacob before finalising his side. The Argentina international suffered a hamstring injury against Manchester City.
Skipper Chris Brunt (hamstring) and right-back Billy Jones (knee) have resumed training and could be in contention.
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