Football - Magpies held in Hammers stalemate

Newcastle's Barclays Premier League status remains in the balance as they left Upton Park with only a share of the spoils following a mundane goalless draw with West Ham.

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Papiss Cisse came closest to breaking the deadlock on an afternoon of few clear-cut opportunities

With fellow relegation candidates Wigan and Aston Villa picking up wins away from home, Alan Pardew's side are now just three points clear of the bottom three and the 18th-placed Latics have a game in hand.

Papiss Cisse came closest to breaking the deadlock on an afternoon of few clear-cut opportunities, with the Senegal international seeing a first-half effort cleared off the line by Winston Reid.

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