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20 Dec 2011 15:03:04

Albion Gave Us The 'Last Day Blues'

The last time West Brom visited St James' Park ... 2010/11 NEWCASTLE 3 WBA 3

NEWCASTLE: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Steven Taylor,Jose Enrique, Ryan Taylor, Barton, Guthrie (Best 73),Ferguson (LuaLua 64), Lovenkrands (Smith 70), Shola Ameobi.Subs Not Used: Soderberg, Ranger, Tavernier, Kuqi.

WEST BROM: Carson, Reid, Meite (Pablo 46), Olsson, Shorey,Brunt, Mulumbu, Scharner (Thorne 60), Tchoyi, Morrison,Fortune (Miller 73).Subs Not Used: Myhill, Thomas, Cox, Jara.

Att: 51,678

Somen Tchoyi (pictured right) claimed a hat-trick as West Brom staged a stunning comeback to snatch a point at Newcastle.

The Magpies led 3-0 with 47 minutes gone and looked to be cruising to victory with Steven Taylor's 16th-minute strike, a second from Peter Lovenkrands and a Jonas Olsson own goal looking to have secured a victory.

But Tchoyi reduced the deficit with a 62nd-minute strike and when he added a second 10 minutes later, nerves were jangling on Tyneside.

However, the Cameroon international midfielder was not done and with seconds of normal time remaining, powered home a diving header to deny the Magpies a top-10 finish in front of a crowd of 51,678.

Perhaps even more disappointingly, it meant that the Magpies finished below arch-rivals Sunderland, whose victory at relegated West Ham lifted them into 10th place, two positions better off.

It is a measure of how well both Newcastle and West Brom have coped with their return to the top flight that they headed into the final game of the season already safe and bidding for a place in the top half of the table, something few outside their respective dressing rooms would have predicted before a ball was kicked.

But while there was nothing crucial at stake, both set about the task of bringing successful campaigns to a winning conclusion, and it was the Magpies who took the initiative during a first 45 minutes which grew in intensity the longer it went on.

In a lively start, Scott Carson had to clutch a third-minute Shane Ferguson drive to his chest and opposite number Tim Krul was relieved to find Steven Taylor in the right place at the right time four minutes later to intercept Marc-Antoine Fortune's shot on the line after Jose Enrique had gifted possession to Tchoyi.

But as the half wore on, it was the home side which started to press on a more sustained basis, and they took the lead with 16 minutes gone.

The Baggies made a mess of dealing with Ryan Taylor's inswinging corner and when Lovenkrands helped the ball back into the six-yard box, Steven Taylor turned Youssouf Mulumbu to fire home from close range.

Newcastle gradually increased the tempo and after Danny Guthrie had fired just over from distance and Steven Taylor had headed wide, they went further ahead six minutes before the break with a helping hand from Carson.

Lovenkrands ran on to Ameobi's header and attempted to lift the ball over the keeper, who got a glove to it and then caught it as it dropped behind him, but his frantic efforts to persuade the officials that it had not crossed the line fell on deaf ears.

The visitors continued to enjoy their fair share of possession, but it was simply not their day in the first half. Three minutes before the break Fortune's goal-bound effort was again blocked on the line by Steven Taylor, whose clearance hit Krul and ran to safety.

Carson had to beat away another Guthrie piledriver seconds later as an entertaining half drew to a close with the Magpies firmly in control.

They tightened their stranglehold within two minutes of the restart with the visitors once again contributing to their own downfall.

Jose Enrique's cross towards the near post fell nicely for Olsson to clear, but he sliced the ball past the helpless Carson and into his own net to extend Newcastle's lead to 3-0.

The visitors continued to battle gamely for a way back into the match, but the Magpies were enjoying themselves as they stroked the ball around comfortably.

However, West Brom did break their duck with 62 minutes gone when Tchoyi beat the offside trap to run on to a ball over the top and calmly slide his shot past Krul.

Alarm bells were ringing in the Geordie ranks 10 minutes later when Tchoyi stepped inside Fabricio Coloccini and blasted home his side's second to make for a tense final few minutes.

The rescue mission was complete in the final minute of normal time when Olsson crossed from the left for Tchoyi to snatch a point with a diving header.

TOON v WEST BROM ... THE HISTORY

2010/2011 Sun 22 May Newcastle Utd. 3 - 3 West Brom. Premier League    Sun 05 Dec West Brom. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League   2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup    Mon 18 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 West Brom. Championship    Sat 08 Aug West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Championship   2008/2009 Sat 07 Feb West Brom. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premier League    Tue 28 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premier League   2005/2006 Sat 22 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. Premiership    Sun 30 Oct West Brom. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership   2004/2005 Mon 03 Jan West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 25 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 West Brom. Premiership   2003/2004 Wed 29 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. League Cup   after extra time, 90 minutes 1-1 2002/2003 Sun 11 May West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Premiership    Sat 05 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Premiership   1990/1991 Sat 04 May West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Sat 27 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. Second Division   1989/1990 Wed 11 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 West Brom. Second Division    Wed 01 Nov West Brom. 1 - 5 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Wed 25 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. League Cup   1985/1986 Sat 11 Jan West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 4 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1984/1985 Sat 06 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Wed 26 Dec West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1977/1978 Wed 12 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 10 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 West Brom. First Division   1976/1977 Sat 19 Mar West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 06 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1973/1974 Sat 16 Feb West Brom. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup   1972/1973 Sat 04 Nov West Brom. 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 23 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1971/1972 Wed 03 May Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Sat 11 Dec West Brom. 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1970/1971 Wed 28 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Wed 02 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1969/1970 Sat 14 Mar West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Fri 06 Feb Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1968/1969 Sat 19 Apr West Brom. 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 2 - 3 West Brom. First Division   1967/1968 Mon 15 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Fri 12 Apr Newcastle Utd. 2 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1966/1967 Sat 13 May West Brom. 6 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 07 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 West Brom. First Division   1965/1966 Wed 01 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 25 Aug Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1960/1961 Wed 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Mon 05 Sep West Brom. 6 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1959/1960 Wed 16 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Wed 09 Sep West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1958/1959 Sat 11 Apr West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 22 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1957/1958 Sat 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 24 Aug West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1956/1957 Wed 26 Dec Newcastle Utd. 5 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Tue 25 Dec West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1955/1956 Mon 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 0 - 3 West Brom. First Division    Wed 07 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1954/1955 Wed 01 Sep West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 25 Aug Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1953/1954 Sat 20 Feb West Brom. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup    Wed 16 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 7 West Brom. First Division    Wed 09 Sep West Brom. 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1952/1953 Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 5 West Brom. First Division    Wed 27 Aug West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1951/1952 Wed 23 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 West Brom. First Division    Wed 05 Sep West Brom. 3 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1950/1951 Wed 30 Aug West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 23 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1949/1950 Sat 18 Mar West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 26 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1947/1948 Thu 01 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 West Brom. Second Division    Fri 26 Dec West Brom. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1946/1947 Thu 26 Dec West Brom. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division    Wed 25 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 4 West Brom. Second Division   1938/1939 Wed 14 Sep Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. Second Division    Wed 07 Sep West Brom. 5 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division   1937/1938 Sat 08 Jan West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup   1933/1934 Sat 27 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Sat 16 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1932/1933 Sat 04 Mar West Brom. 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 22 Oct Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1931/1932 Sat 02 Apr West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 21 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1926/1927 Sat 26 Mar West Brom. 4 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 06 Nov Newcastle Utd. 5 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1925/1926 Sat 17 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 05 Dec West Brom. 4 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1924/1925 Sat 04 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 West Brom. First Division    Sat 29 Nov West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1923/1924 Sat 22 Mar West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 15 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1922/1923 Wed 14 Mar West Brom. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 14 Feb Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1921/1922 Sat 22 Apr West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 15 Apr Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1920/1921 Sat 04 Sep West Brom. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 28 Aug Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1919/1920 Mon 08 Sep West Brom. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 03 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1914/1915 Mon 05 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Wed 02 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 West Brom. First Division   1913/1914 Sat 17 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 3 West Brom. First Division    Sat 20 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1912/1913 Wed 09 Apr West Brom. 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 19 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division   1911/1912 Sat 10 Feb West Brom. 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 07 Oct Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 West Brom. First Division   1903/1904 Sat 02 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 05 Sep West Brom. 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1902/1903 Sat 24 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 West Brom. First Division    Sat 27 Sep West Brom. 6 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1900/1901 Sat 19 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 West Brom. First Division    Sat 22 Sep West Brom. 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1899/1900 Fri 29 Dec Newcastle Utd. 4 - 2 West Brom. First Division    Sat 02 Sep West Brom. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division   1898/1899 Sat 01 Apr West Brom. 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division    Sat 03 Dec Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 West Brom. First Division  


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