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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Steven Nzonzi makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
Peter Crouch fouled by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Erik Pieters by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick.
Mike Williamson takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.
Clearance made by Geoff Cameron.
Booking for Erik Pieters for unsporting behaviour.
Erik Pieters concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Armstrong.
Peter Odemwingie leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Walters.
Header by Shola Ameobi misses right.
Centre by Shola Ameobi.
The ball is delivered by Geoff Cameron.
Clearance by Mike Williamson.
Marc Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Charlie Adam and misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marko Arnautovic by Fabricio Coloccini.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Adam Armstrong coming on for Papiss Cisse.
Dan Gosling goes off and Hatem Ben Arfa comes on.
Yoan Gouffran takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.
Paul Dummett sends in a cross.
Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Peter Odemwingie challenges Fabricio Coloccini unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Erik Pieters.
Stephen Ireland goes off and Charlie Adam comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Williamson on Peter Crouch.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Odemwingie.
Mike Williamson takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
Clearance made by Peter Odemwingie.
Corner taken by Yoan Gouffran from the right by-line.
Clearance by Erik Pieters.
Steven Taylor goes off and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa comes on.
Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Marc Wilson results in a free kick.
Chance falls to Peter Crouch who heads at goal. Tim Krul catches the ball.
Geoff Cameron delivers the ball.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Ireland.
Mike Williamson challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Vurnon Anita.
Marko Arnautovic takes a shot. Tim Krul catches the ball.
Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Ireland.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Ryan Shawcross.
The ball is crossed by Marko Arnautovic.
Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on Ryan Shawcross.
Marko Arnautovic sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Steven Nzonzi.
Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Cheick Tiote.
The match restarts for the second half.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Shot by Cheick Tiote. Fine finger tip save by Asmir Begovic.
Foul by Erik Pieters on Shola Ameobi, free kick awarded.
Erik Pieters slots the ball left footed into the goal. Stoke 1-0 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Marko Arnautovic.
Foul by Geoff Cameron on Yoan Gouffran, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Paul Dummett.
Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Geoff Cameron challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Marko Arnautovic.
Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Ireland.
Shot by Peter Crouch. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Steven Nzonzi takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Stephen Ireland from the left by-line.
Stephen Ireland takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Peter Crouch by Mike Williamson results in a free kick.
Shola Ameobi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.
Free kick taken by Marc Wilson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters by Dan Gosling.
Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Dummett by Geoff Cameron.
Geoff Cameron produces a cross.
The referee blows for offside.
Vurnon Anita produces a cross.
Clearance by Steven Taylor.
A cross is delivered by Vurnon Anita.
Header by Peter Crouch hits the post.
Yoan Gouffran concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Ireland.
Glenn Whelan concedes a free kick for a foul on Shola Ameobi.
The ball is crossed by Geoff Cameron.
Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
The referee gets the match started.
Adam fit to face Newcastle
Charlie Adam is hoping to play in Stoke's Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle on Saturday despite needing an operation on a broken nose.
The midfielder suffered the injury in training but the club are hopeful he will be able to play wearing a mask.
Fellow midfielder Stephen Ireland has recovered from illness but Matthew Etherington (back) is expected to join winger Oussama Assaidi and centre-back Robert Huth (both knee) on the sidelines.
Last weekend's 3-0 loss to Chelsea brought to an end a run of five games unbeaten for Stoke.
No team outside the top five has a better home record than the Potters this season, and they will be looking for revenge after a contentious 5-1 loss to Newcastle on Boxing Day.
Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson were both red-carded in the first half, while boss Mark Hughes was also sent to the stands.
The Welshman said: "Leading up to the point where we lost two of our guys to sendings-off, arguably we'd produced one of our best away performances.
"We were 1-0 to the good and totally in control of the game. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, it was deemed a couple of challenges were worthy of red cards. We still dispute that.
"We were upset at the time and it actually knocked us back because we had a period after that game where we found it difficult to get points on the board.
"Thankfully it hasn't been too detrimental to us. We're in a good position, we're only six points behind Newcastle, so if we can get maximum points against them then we'll be on their shirt-tails."
Goalkeeper Tim Krul could return for Newcastle.
The Holland international has missed the last two games with a knee injury, but is back in training and could replace under-study Rob Elliot at the Britannia Stadium.
Striker Loic Remy has also returned to training after his calf problem, but will not be risked at Stoke, while full-back Mathieu Debuchy (groin) and midfielder Moussa Sissoko (hamstring) are still out.
Under-fire boss Alan Pardew insists he will not be weakened by the tide of criticism heading in his direction.
The 52-year-old has found himself firmly in the firing line in the wake of a run of three heavy defeats by Everton, Southampton and Manchester United, the first and third of them at St James' Park, which have seen his side concede 11 goals without reply.
As a result, a club which was looking upwards towards the battle for Champions League qualification on Boxing Day, is now glancing anxiously over its shoulder and clinging on to a place in the top half of the Barclays Premier League, the minimum requirement set by owner Mike Ashley back in August.
Pardew has borne the brunt of the most recent criticism and has no qualms about having to do so.
He said: "I accept the criticism that's coming my way, of course, but that doesn't weaken me in any manner.
"I am a person who looks to the next game and looks forward. I am desperate to get the fans a result and they need to know that.
"I understand their feelings at the minute."
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