Sunday March 10, 2013 Day 29 Finished Sports Direct Arena

Newcastle United 2 - 1 Stoke City

  • Cabaye 72’
  • Cissé 90’
  • Walters 67’ (pen.)

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  1. Premier League - Late Cisse strike earns Newcastle win over Stoke

    Premier League - Late Cisse strike earns Newcastle win over Stoke

    Papiss Cisse scored a stoppage time winner as Newcastle United recorded a 2-1 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Stoke City
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    • 90+6' And that’s it. Cisse’s last gasp strike secures all three points.
    • 90+5 Newcastle win a throw as they look to close out the game.
    • 90+4 That must be the game - Cisse's seventh goal this season in the league.
    • 90+3 INCREDIBLE. He has been poor all game but Cisse grabs all three points. Marveaux finds Cisse in the box and unmarked. Awful defensive line and Cisse takes a touch just outside the six yard box to volley past Begovic. 2-1.
    • 90+2 Could be anyone’s game now – all discipline has been lost. Stoke break and Newcastle counter-break.
    • 90+1 Four minutes of added time.
    • 90' A Sissoko surge is brought to a shuddering halt by a poor pass.
    • 89' Both sides are, to their credit, looking to get the win – barnstorming finish here.
    • 88' Jerome makes way for Whitehead. Whitehead, once of Sunderland, enters the fray to a chorus of boos.
    • 87' The Cabaye corner is claimed by Begovic. Newcastle need a new set-piece specialist.
    • 86' Gouffran off for Campbell as Newcastle prepare to take another corner.
    • 85' Jones’s first touch sees the ball dribble out for a throw.
    • 84' Jones on for Crouch.
    • 83' The Cabaye corner is claimed by Begovic. Newcastle need a new set-piece specialist.
    • 82' Debuchy wins a corner that they work short but Debuchy’s delivery is again easily cleared.
    • 81' The visitors are being pinned back now.
    • 80' Haidara has been very bright down the left since coming on – this time he is fouled. But the resultant free-kick – which is taken quickly – goes straight out on the full for a goal kick.
    • 79' Frantic finish here.
    • 77' Begovic claims the corner and goes long to Shotton as Stoke come again. The ball is worked inside to Crouch but his shot is tame.
    • 76' Walters cuts inside before having a shot blocked for a corner. Elliot punches the corner clear to Sissoko who, in turn, finds Haidara but his centre is headed clear for a corner.
    • 75' Double sub from the hosts. Tiote and Santon off for Haidara and Marveaux.
    • 74' Great response from Newcastle to going behind and the home faithful are in full voice.
    • 72' GOOAL!! Cabaye remains composed to lift the ball over the wall and into the top corner courtesy of the crossbar. 1-1. What a strike.
    • 71' Bit of a ruckus between Taylor and Begovic delays the taking of the free-kick.
    • 70' Tempo well and truly raised. Whelan’s loose pass allows Gouffran a run on goal – but Begovic saves at his feet. The break of the ball falls to Sissoko who charges towards the goal but he is brought down on the edge of the box. Free-kick.
    • 68' That's Stoke's first goal in three games.
    • 67' GOOOAL!! Walters, who has missed two penalties this season, steps up and sends the keeper the wrong way. 0-1
    • 66' Jerome finds Walters who runs at Tiote into the box. He cuts inside the Ivorian who dives in two-footed and that’s a penalty.
    • 65' Debuchy is again in down the right but Walters tracks him all the way. Throw in that the hosts work back to Debuchy but his cross is cleared at the far post and Stoke break with Jerome.
    • 64' Bit of a ruckus that culminates in a yellow apiece for Cisse and Wilson.
    • 62' Gutierrez with a neat interception on Nzonzi but Gouffran again overruns the ball – might be time to look at that Newcastle attack, they have been wasteful in possession.
    • 60' He then puts in a late, high challenge on Cameron but the referee elects not to produce the card.
    • 59' A pretty abject performance from Cisse is epitomised by an attempted through-ball that comes of his standing leg for a throw.
    • 58' First period of concerted Stoke possession culminates with Shotton in behind but his cross – looking for Crouch – is cut out by Yanga-Mbiwa.
    • 56' Gutierrez shoots from outside the box but it is blocked for a corner, which is worked short but again cleared by the Potters.
    • 55' Newcastle are committing many more players forward this half and Stoke are struggling to cope.
    • 54' Shawcross just gets to a Gutierrez cross following a change of pace from the Argentine – Cisse was on the prowl just behind him.
    • 52' Far more open half this. Sissoko brushes aside two challenges before finding Gouffran wide of him but his low cross is blocked for a corner, which, once again, is easily dealt with.
    • 51' Tiote lifts the ball in behind to Sissoko but Begovic comes to meet the Frenchman and rushes him into the effort that goes just wide. Smart keeping.
    • 50' Shotton lifts a ball to the back post but Crouch elects to take the ball on the chest when he may have been better served heading the effort first time.
    • 48' Newcastle make a far more dominant start to this half.
    • 46' Stoke get us underway in the second half.
    • 45+1' And that’s it from the first-half.
    • 45' Just one minute of added time.
    • 44' Santon this time wastes a decent crossing opportunity – Begovic comes to claim the in-swinger.
    • 43' The corner again is poor. This time too deep and beyond everybody.
    • 42' Santon finds Cabaye, whose driven shot from 25 yards is deflected wide for a corner.
    • 41' Cabaye puts the free-kick into the box but again it is too close Begovic
    • 40' Gutierrez wins a free-kick from Cameron following a nut-meg.
    • 39' Tiote dispossess Nzonzi in the middle of midfield to give Gouffran the opportunity to run at the Stoke defence but the forward overruns the ball and Shawcross clears.
    • 37' Cabaye lifts the ball over the Stoke defence into the path of Gouffran but he rather thrashes at the effort and it is over the bar from no more than 10 yards out. That was the chance of the half.
    • 35' Debuchy is in space again down the right but his cross fails to beat the first man.
    • 34' Crouch with what can only be described as a speculative effort that turns into a cross field pass to Shotton. The midfield man’s cross is too close to Elliot.
    • 33' Newcastle certainly having the better of it but they need to get Cisse more into the match – he has barely had a touch.
    • 32' Santon draws aim from 25 yards but it never troubles Begovic who is behind it all the way.
    • 30' Was probably just outside the box that penalty claim but it was probably a foul. Poor defending there as Santon was horribly wrong side.
    • 29' Big penalty shout from Stoke. Shotton goes down under the challenge of Santon on the edge of the box and Tony Pulis is incandescent on the side lines as the referee waves play on.
    • 28' Walters and Jerome appear to have swapped positions – Walters now on the left and Jerome up front.
    • 27' Cisse, who has barely had a touch, exchanges passes with Sissoko but Shawcross intervenes to clear.
    • 26' Crouch appears to control with his hand before shooting straight at Elliot from outside the box. On reflection that was a quite clear deliberate handball and he is lucky not to receive a booking there.
    • 25' Stoke are working hard but offering little thus far.
    • 24' The corner is headed clear but worked wide again to Gutierrez but his ball out to the overlapping Santon has too much purchase on it and it is out for a throw.
    • 23' Debuchy does brilliantly down the right. He takes a switch of play on his chest before digging out a cross to the far post that is headed clear for a corner.
    • 22' Jerome collects a Crouch flick but his through-ball is a fraction late and Walters is adjudged to be offside.
    • 20' Gouffran wins a corner, which is cleared to Gutierrez on the edge. He makes a yard but his curling effort drops just the wrong side of the post.
    • 19' Sissoko leads another break forward before finding Gutierrez, who slips the ball to Cabaye. The Frenchman looks to reverse the ball but it is cut out.
    • 17' Cameron wastes a good crossing opportunity but Tiote shanks clear for a corner.
    • 15' Debuchy finds Gouffran in the box but his cross-cum-shot is easily collected.
    • 14' A quick exchange of passes allows Sissoko a run at the Stoke defence. He charges into the space, drops a shoulder but his shot is wild and never threatens the goal of Begovic.
    • 13' Wilson lumps the resultant free-kick forward but Crouch backs in and a scrappy game is again brought to a halt by the referee’s whistle.
    • 12' Newcastle put together their first period of real pressure but Yanga-Mbiwa gives away a free-kick offering the Stoke defence some respite.
    • 11' Gouffran does well to win a corner from Shawcross. Gutierrez looks for the forward in the channel and, although the ball has too much on it, the former Bordeaux man makes a nuisance of himself to win a corner. The delivery is too close to Begovic again and he claims before punting forward.
    • 9' Elliot comes to claim a deep Stoke free-kick this time - little fluency thus far.
    • 8' Newcastle free-kick down the right. Cabaye goes deep to the far post but Begovic manages to pluck it from the sky with very little pressure on the Bosnian.
    • 7' The corner is rather floated in allowing the visiting defence to rise and clear.
    • 6' Stoke are pressing well here. This time Jerome, who is operating on the left of a midfield four, closes down Debuchy. Newcastle throw. They work it well to Debuchy whose cross is cut out for a corner.
    • 5' Sissoko with what is becoming a trademark powerful run but Nzonzi does well to match the Frenchman’s power and eventually a posse of visiting defenders crowd him out.
    • 4' Crouch picks up a loose ball on the edge but his shot does not have the required power.
    • 3 Stoke work it short before whipping it in - the hosts easily clear.
    • 2' Early free-kick down the Magpies left. Jerome wins it from Cabaye having picked up the ball in a bit of space.
    • 1' The hosts get us underway to a deafening din at St James' Park.
    • 14:55 Today’s referee is Andre Marriner.
    • 14:50 MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 5/3, Stoke 4/1, Draw 21/10.
    • 14:45 Having flirted with the relegation zone at the turn of the year, victory for Newcastle will see them pull level on points with 11th placed Stoke. Their visitors are on a worrying run of form - last weekend's home defeat by West Ham was their sixth in the last eight games and left them with just one win from their last nine. They have only won one of their last 23 matches on the road.
    • 14:40 Tony Pulis: "If they're going to criticise, I'd rather they criticised me. I'm on the bench, you can't affect the game that much, and you need the players to be playing with confidence and freedom. Those players don't deserve criticism. They've been absolutely fantastic for this football club. If there's a gripe, have it with the manager - leave the players alone."
    • 14:35 Alan Pardew: "We are so much stronger in depth, I think that's evident. Massadio (Haidara) and Mapou (Yanga-Mbiwa) really and truly are pushing for first team places, and they proved that. (Sylvain) Marveaux is beginning to push as well, and that's what you want, you want your best players pushed. I am hoping our team will be stronger on Thursday in the return, but I have got to get a result against Stoke and I have got to get a positive result to give me the freedom to do that."
    • 14:30 Robert Huth serves the second game of a three-match ban so Marc Wilson deputises in the centre of defence again while striker Michael Owen is fit enough for the bench following a thigh injury. Matthew Etherington failed a late fitness test on his back. Pulis again starts with a front of Cameron Jerome and Peter Crouch as he looks to arrest a poor run of form.
    • 14:25 Full-back Mathieu Debuchy and striker Yoan Gouffran, who were ineligible for the Europa League game against Anzhi Makhachkala in Moscow, return to the starting XI. Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, who was spared 90 minutes on the artificial pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium because of a knee problem, also starts but skipper Fabricio Coloccini (back) is out for up to seven weeks and keeper Tim Krul continues his recovery from an ankle injury. Papiss Cisse leads the line having recovered from an illness.
    • 14:20 Newcastle United: Elliot; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Cabaye (c), Tiote; Gutierrez, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse. Subs: Harper, Haidara, Perch, Anita, Obertan, Marveaux, Campbell. /// Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Wilkinson; Shotton, Whelan, Nzonzi, Walters; Jerome, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Jones, Owen, Adam, Whitehead, Kightly, Shea.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage from St James' Park where a resurgent Newcastle United welcome Tony Pulis’s Stoke City in the Premier League.
  • Summary

    • 90+3 INCREDIBLE. He has been poor all game but Cisse grabs all three points. Marveaux finds Cisse in the box and unmarked. Awful defensive line and Cisse takes a touch just outside the six yard box to volley past Begovic. 2-1.
    • 72' GOOAL!! Cabaye remains composed to lift the ball over the wall and into the top corner courtesy of the crossbar. 1-1. What a strike.
    • 70' Tempo well and truly raised. Whelan’s loose pass allows Gouffran a run on goal – but Begovic saves at his feet. The break of the ball falls to Sissoko who charges towards the goal but he is brought down on the edge of the box. Free-kick.
    • 67' GOOOAL!! Walters, who has missed two penalties this season, steps up and sends the keeper the wrong way. 0-1
    • 66' Jerome finds Walters who runs at Tiote into the box. He cuts inside the Ivorian who dives in two-footed and that’s a penalty.
    • 51' Tiote lifts the ball in behind to Sissoko but Begovic comes to meet the Frenchman and rushes him into the effort that goes just wide. Smart keeping.
    • 42' Santon finds Cabaye, whose driven shot from 25 yards is deflected wide for a corner.
    • 37' Cabaye lifts the ball over the Stoke defence into the path of Gouffran but he rather thrashes at the effort and it is over the bar from no more than 10 yards out. That was the chance of the half.
    • 26' Crouch appears to control with his hand before shooting straight at Elliot from outside the box. On reflection that was a quite clear deliberate handball and he is lucky not to receive a booking there.
    • 20' Gouffran wins a corner, which is cleared to Gutierrez on the edge. He makes a yard but his curling effort drops just the wrong side of the post.
    • 14:20 Newcastle United: Elliot; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Cabaye (c), Tiote; Gutierrez, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse. Subs: Harper, Haidara, Perch, Anita, Obertan, Marveaux, Campbell. /// Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Wilkinson; Shotton, Whelan, Nzonzi, Walters; Jerome, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Jones, Owen, Adam, Whitehead, Kightly, Shea.
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