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Shane Ferguson challenges Guy Demel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Yohan Cabaye goes over the target.
Hatem Ben Arfa decides to take a short corner.
Mike Williamson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Noble, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll by Steven Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Gabriel Obertan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Simpson.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Guy Demel fouled by Hatem Ben Arfa, the ref awards a free kick. Hatem Ben Arfa is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Andy Carroll takes a shot. Fantastic save by Tim Krul.
Drilled left-footed shot by Hatem Ben Arfa. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Inswinging corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Shola Ameobi misses to the right of the goal.
George McCartney leaves the field to be replaced by Guy Demel.
Demba Ba takes a shot from 25 yards. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken right-footed by Hatem Ben Arfa, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save. Short corner worked by Hatem Ben Arfa.
Andy Carroll gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Joey O'Brien. Joey O'Brien receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by James Tomkins.
Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Krul.
Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye.
Mike Williamson fouled by Andy Carroll, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamed Diame produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Shot from just outside the box by Demba Ba misses to the right of the goal. Gary O'Neil replaces Yossi Benayoun.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot from 25 yards. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Shola Ameobi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Papiss Cisse.
Andy Carroll fouled by Davide Santon, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick, Tim Krul makes a save.
Demba Ba fouled by Winston Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Yohan Cabaye from 12 yards. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Winston Reid. Yohan Cabaye takes a outswinging corner.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa by Mark Noble results in a free kick. Mark Noble receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Mohamed Diame. Direct free kick taken by Steven Taylor.
Shot from 12 yards from Shane Ferguson. George McCartney gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Yohan Cabaye, Mike Williamson takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Corner taken short by Yohan Cabaye.
Effort from the edge of the box by Kevin Nolan goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Joey O'Brien takes a shot. Kevin Nolan fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 0-1 West Ham.Joey O'Brien provided the assist for the goal.
Kevin Nolan challenges Hatem Ben Arfa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Matthew Jarvis leaves the field to be replaced by Modibo Maiga.
Joey O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon. Steven Taylor takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shane Ferguson by Yossi Benayoun results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yohan Cabaye from left channel, comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Joey O'Brien. Davide Santon restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Shane Ferguson, clearance made by James Tomkins.
The ball is sent over by Papiss Cisse, clearance by Winston Reid.
Mohamed Diame challenges Demba Ba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hatem Ben Arfa takes the free kick.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Short corner taken by Yohan Cabaye. Vurnon Anita on for Jonas Gutierrez.
Danny Simpson produces a cross, clearance made by James Tomkins.
Demba Ba challenges Mark Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick. Yossi Benayoun produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Andy Carroll. Steven Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Papiss Cisse produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Joey O'Brien, clearance made by Steven Taylor.
Joey O'Brien produces a cross.
Kevin Nolan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, Demba Ba manages to make a clearance. Winston Reid gets a block in.
Handball decision goes against Demba Ba. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Shane Ferguson results in a free kick. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick.
Shane Ferguson sends in a cross.
Shane Ferguson crosses the ball, clearance made by James Tomkins.
Jussi Jaaskelainen fouled by Papiss Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Matthew Jarvis produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Kevin Nolan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Andy Carroll concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Gutierrez. Demba Ba takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson, clearance made by Joey O'Brien.
Santon primed for duo's return
Davide Santon and his defensive colleagues have been put on red alert as Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan head back to Newcastle.
The pair, who proved so destructive in black and white shirts as the Magpies fought their way back into the Barclays Premier League, are now back in harness at West Ham, who visit St James' Park on Sunday.
They will need no introduction to the current crop of Newcastle players, and full-back Santon knows stopping them could prove the key to the home side's chances of extending their five-game unbeaten run in all competitions.
The 21-year-old Italian said: "West Ham will be a difficult game. They have some good players.
"They have Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan, so we have to be careful.
"It is very important for us to win the game. We are only playing for a win.
"We have to stop them. We know they are coming here to score. However, we know we have a great defence here. We have a great team and we can stop them."
Carroll and Nolan both left the club in controversial circumstances, the former in exchange for a staggering #35million from Liverpool and the latter after his hopes of securing a new long-term deal were dashed.
But while midfielder Nolan has gone from strength to strength at Upton Park, where he arrived in June last year, Carroll has joined him by a circuitous route.
The 23-year-old found himself surplus to requirements at Anfield in the wake of new manager Brendan Rodgers' appointment and, having been linked with a move back to Newcastle, eventually joined the Hammers on loan for the season in August.
But while both played key roles during their time on Tyneside, Alan Pardew's men have gone from strength to strength since their respective departures and finished fifth in the league last season to earn a return to European football.
Indeed, they very nearly gatecrashed the top four and the race for Champions League qualification, and that remains an ambition.
Santon said: "Last year, we had a really big chance to get there.
"We finished fifth in the end, but we have a very good team and have a good chance of getting there.
"We just have to get back into the winning mentality every game.
"We are in a great position to move forward."
Pardew will be without key men Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote through suspension, while full-back Danny Simpson remains a doubt with a shoulder problem.
Mike Williamson, who was withdrawn early from the 2-2 draw at the Jan Breydel Stadion, will start alongside Steven Taylor, who replaced him, in central defence, while Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba are likely to return.
Midfielder Mohamed Diame is hoping he can use his knowledge on Newcastle's key men to help the Hammers.
Diame, 25, has impressed since moving to Upton Park in the summer from Wigan as Sam Allardyce's side have defied the odds to sit ninth in the table.
"After the game against Wigan, I think we needed to have this reaction against Manchester City. We did it, so now we have to maintain that and take the three points from Newcastle," he told the club's official website.
"There are a lot of fans there and it is a big stadium. I have some friends there, both Senegalese and Frenchmen, so it's going to be a good game.
"I know Demba and Papiss very well and I also know that they have scored a lot of goals. We have to make sure we don't give them a lot of chances to score.
"They are different players, but they both work every day in front of the goal and are strikers who know how to score, so we have to try to restrict their chances."
Midfielder Diame has also spent time playing alongside Magpies' play-maker Hatem Ben Arfa.
"I was in Clairefontaine with him so I know he is a very good player," he said.
"He has had a lot of injuries, but he is a very good player so we have to be careful about him as well."
Diame pinpointed the performance against Manchester City in the goalless draw at Upton Park last weekend as a yard-stick for the challenge ahead on Tyneside.
"We are just going to go there and try to replicate the game we played against Manchester City," he said.
"These are the games I enjoy and I am sure it will be the same for Andy (Carroll) and Kevin Nolan as well. It is going to be a good game and we are going to enjoy it and hopefully get the three points."
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