Premier League

  • A. Mitrović 32’
07/02/2016
Premier League
St. James' Park
Attendance 50,152

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 90'
      Chester tries his luck from the left-hand side, but the former Hull defender just can't offer any cutting edge when it really matters. Both coaches are pacing about and barking out instructions, with Elliott taking his time over his goal-kick now.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Rondon and Berahino attempt to combine on the break, with the former racing down the right-hand side at real pace! The Venezuelan substitute tries to cut back an inviting cross, but places the ball too far behind his strike partner! Janmaat lashes clear!
    • 90'
      Dawson is picked out at the back post, but the former Rochdale defender can only power an awful shot into the stands behind Elliott's goal! We're into the first of five stoppage-time minutes.
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Newcastle edge out a hard-fought 1-0 win over West Brom, with Mitrovic grabbing the vital goal for the hosts! McClaren's men were the better side throughout, but couldn't seem to find the cutting edge required to sew up the three points ahead of the final whistle. That's all that we have
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! The hosts go into the break with a 1-0 advantage, courtesy of a neat finish from Mitrovic. It could have been two, but Tiote saw a goal correctly ruled offside for Foster's vision being impaired by a black and white shirt. Despite a poor start, the Baggies are still in with a chance of st
    • 0'
      West Brom substitutes: Rondon, Berahino, Sessegnon, Myhill, Pritchard, Pocognoli, Lambert.
    • 0'
      West Brom starting line-up (4-5-1): Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Chester; Gardner, Yacob, Fletcher, Sandro, McClean; Anichebe.
    • 0'
      Newcastle substitutes: Barlaser, Williams, Saivet, Doumbia, Darlow, Gibson, Ayoze.
    • 0'
      Newcastle starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Aarons; Shelvey, Tiote; Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Townsend; Mitrovic.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Ben Foster continues to be preferred to Boaz Myhill in goal, with James Chester slotting in at left-back. Sandro will partner Claudio Yacob in defensive midfield, with Darren Fletcher also offering plenty of experience. Craig Gardner and James McClean can offer inventiveness in wide areas
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Jamal Lascelles is absent due to suspension for the hosts, with Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini making up the heart of the back four. Rolando Aarons gets a start at left-back, with Jonjo Shelvey offering some deep lying creativity. Andros Townsend features, but there's pressure on th
    • 0'
      The Magpies have won merely one of their last five competitive games, while Tony Pulis' men continue to be tough to beat. The visitors have drawn their last three matches in all competitions, but haven't won away in the English top flight since last October.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of West Brom's away visit to St. James' Park, as Newcastle look to pick up some vital points in the battle against relegation. Steve McClaren's men have invested some money on new personnel during the recent transfer window, but the imports have to now do their tal
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half! West Brom need to perk up from their terrible away form of late, with Newcastle sitting merely two points from 17th-placed Norwich and safety. The hosts need to keep picking up results on home soil.
    • 3'
      Good block by Olsson! The Sweden international slides in to deny Wijnaldum, after the former PSV midfielder looked to swivel and shoot from close range! Newcastle come under scrutiny defensively moments later, but Aarons lashes away an uncompromising clearance. The Magpies are coming out of the bloc
    • 5'
      Janmaat breaks down the right-hand side, before cutting back a neat ball, but Fletcher slides in to intercept! The hosts keep their pressure on, but a couple of further blocks from Olsson keep Foster well protected. McClaren's men are definitely up for this one, with the home fans baying for Baggies
    • 7'
      The away side are camped on the edge of the penalty area, with Newcastle getting chance after chance! Townsend is found in space, with the former Spurs winger unleashing a powerful right-footed effort, but Foster dives to his left to make a strong save! The resulting corner is whipped in, before the
    • 9'
      Elliot finally gets called into action, but the hosts' goalkeeper punts a rushed clearance upfield. There's then a break in play, with Anichebe going down heavily. Berahino is sent out to warm up, despite the Englishman being linked with the Magpies during the January transfer window. It appears tha
    • 11'
      Newcastle are continuing to call all of the shots, with McClaren's men laying siege to the West Brom penalty area. Pulis will be concerned with how deep his midfield are sitting, with the Baggies' negative starting line-up seeing Anichebe become very isolated. McClean tries to whip a cross in from t
    • 13'
      Janmaat goes down heavily off the field, with the Netherlands international looking to be in some discomfort. The hosts debate putting the ball out, but continue with their passage of play. They're not wanting to let up their early momentum at any cost. A dipping cross from the right is headed away
    • 15'
      Olsson is now asked to make a headed intervention deep within his own penalty area, with the Baggies really having their backs to the wall. West Brom just can't seem to escape their own half, with Anichebe forced to chase long and aimless passes forward. Townsend drifts in a cross from the left, whi
    • 16'
      West Brom's back four get some brief respite, with the away outfit winning a throw in high on the right-hand side. Sandro, however, does brilliantly to break up play and kick start a counter! With Townsend making tracks down the left-hand side, Wijnaldum plays a heavy pass out of play by mistake! Al
    • 17'
      Gardner goes down on the edge of the penalty area, with the ex-Sunderland midfielder winning a dangerous free-kick on the periphery of the box. Newcastle put together a sizeable wall, but a deflected strike from the aforementioned Englishman loops over the crossbar and out for a corner. The resultin
    • 18'
      Sissoko goes on a driving run into the opposition penalty area, and is picked out nicely, but the France international is denied at the final hurdle by a sliding challenge from Foster! Newcastle are continuing to dominate, with the Magpies needing to make the most of their spell of heavy pressure.
    • 20'
      Foster's penalty area is continuing to see the majority of the ball, with McClaren's side causing all kinds of problems. Sandro gets up well to head a looping cross away, conceding a corner in the process. Shelvey sends in a swirling delivery, but the opposition goalkeeper is quick off his line to c
    • 22'
      The referee is still yet to go into his pocket, despite a few heavy challenges being thrown in during the opening half an hour. West Brom win a free-kick in a deep area, but a looping ball forward from Olsson zips off the turf and straight behind for a goal-kick. Pulis' men just haven't been able to
    • 24'
      Shelvey lets fly from around 25 yards out, with the ex-Swansea midfielder getting plenty of power behind his long-range attempt! It is straight down Foster's throat, however, with the England international holding onto the ball well. West Brom try to counter, but Janmaat comes across brilliantly to
    • 26'
      Aarons and Gardner clash heads, after the former managed to get up nicely to flick a defensive intervention away from Newcastle's danger area. Fortunately, both players are quickly back to their feet and are fine to continue. West Brom are coming into this contest a little bit more now, with the hos
    • 28'
      Townsend bursts down the left-hand side, before swirling in a teasing cross, but Yacob gets up well to head clear! Newcastle keep their pressure on, but Sissoko is dispossessed on the edge of the penalty box. The ex-Toulouse midfielder just can't quite seem to provide a final ball.
    • 30'
      Another big chance for the Magpies! Sissoko breaks down the right-hand side at real pace, before fizzing a fantastic cross along the six-yard line! Unfortunately for the hosts, Mitrovic can't quite stretch enough to get there! McClaren throws a water bottle in frustration, as he knows that his side
    • 31'
      OFFSIDE! Newcastle think that they have the lead, but Tiote has a goal ruled out! The Ivory Coast international takes aim from 25 yards out, with his swirling effort wrongfooting Foster! The ball nestles in the back of the net, but the linesman flags for an offside player unsighting the former Watfo
    • 32'
      G A. Mitrović Assist J. Shelvey
    • 32'
      Shelvey picks out the run of the Serbian striker, with the England international pulling the strings for the Magpies in this first half.
    • 32'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! MITROVIC OPENS THE SCORING AND THIS ONE COUNTS! The Serbia international is fed into the clear, with the ex-Anderlecht man able to bustle his way towards the penalty area! Foster comes out to meet him, but the Newcastle striker keeps his cool and slots a neat finish underneath the E
    • 34'
      Narrowly over 10 minutes remain in the first half, with West Brom desperately needing to rally their troops before the break. Pulis' men have just been second best to absolutely everything thus far, with Anichebe positively anonymously while trying to lead the Baggies' line.
    • 36'
      Townsend tries to combine with Mitrovic and break down the left flank, but the latter is tackled firmly by Dawson. West Brom take the resulting throw-in and try to counter, but a loose throughball ends up at the feet of Elliot. The Newcastle goalkeeper hasn't been tested yet at all.
    • 38'
      Newcastle continue to press on and search for a second goal of the afternoon, with the Baggies still sat on the edge of their penalty box. Tiote shoots from range once again, but the Ivorian's attempt is blocked well. Moments later, Mitrovic tries to cut back a square ball from the right byline, but
    • 40'
      We're into the final five minutes of the first half, with West Brom still unable to string together a silky passage of play. Sissoko is picked out overlapping down the right-hand side, but McAuley and Foster combine to do just enough to deny the Frenchman from bringing a throughball under his spell
    • 42'
      Huge chance wasted by the away side! The Baggies race down the right-hand side, before Gardner cuts back an inviting cross from the byline! McClean shapes to shoot dangerously, but the Irishman sees an attempt blocked in desperate fashion! Elliot escapes unscathed yet again.
    • 44'
      Newcastle might just be a little nervy after surrendering that clear-cut chance moments ago, with McClaren's men trying to retain possession and calmly edge their way towards a half-time advantage.
    • 46'
      SI A. Pritchard SO J. Shelvey
    • 46'
      SI S. Berahino SO J. Shelvey
    • 46'
      Sandro is sacrificed for the visitors, with Berahino coming into the fray to support Sandro.
    • 46'
      Pritchard replaces Gardner at the interval, with the Spurs loanee looking to make an impact on his debut.
    • 47'
      Yellow card Gareth McAuley
    • 48'
      Foster is called into action immediately, with the English goalkeeper fumbling a loose ball into the path of one of his own defenders. There's now a stoppage in play, with the physios called onto the field in order to treat McAuley. The experienced defender appears to have a muscle problem.
    • 50'
      Newcastle continue to lead the charge, with Sissoko slid into the penalty area by Taylor. The Frenchman races into the box, before unleashing a powerful effort towards the near post, but a block from Olsson denies him! The resulting corner comes to nothing, before the same ex-Toulouse midfielder hea
    • 52'
      Olsson is trying to rally the troops, but West Brom continue to struggle to lift themselves from a drab slumber. Foster has been much the busier of the two goalkeepers, with Elliott still not being asked any questions at all. Shelvey and Townsend both shoot from 20 yards out, but both Englishmen see
    • 54'
      Janmaat is the target of a searching ball down the right-hand side, but the Dutchman can't quite offer the legs required to get on the end of it. Moments later, Tiote goes down very heavily after an aerial challenge with Berahino. The Ivorian midfielder looked to fall awkwardly on his collarbone, so
    • 56'
      The opening 10 minutes of the second half have been fairly competitive, with Newcastle still showing the fighting spirit that earned them a first-half lead. Berahino has been more of a mobile handful for the hosts to deal with, but the quality of service into the front two just isn't up to scratch.
    • 58'
      McClean curls a cross in from the deep on the left flank, but Taylor stoops to make a headed clearance. The away side keep their pressure on, with Pritchard being fed possession on the edge of the box, but the loan signing can only fire high and wide of the top-right corner!
    • 60'
      We're into the final half an hour at St. James' Park, with the Magpies needing a second goal in order to ease the potential nerves to come. Janmaat goes on a mazy dribble down the right flank, but the Netherlands international is denied firmly by Yacob. After Pulis' changes, the visitors do appear t
    • 62'
      Mitrovic tries to make a back-post header, with Janmaat doing well to break to the right byline and whip in a cross. West Brom break up the other end and threaten, but Berahino sees a close-range effort blocked well by Olsson! Shelvey goes down heavily in the aftermath, but gets back to his feet des
    • 63'
      Chester picks up a yellow card for a cynical foul on Townsend, as the England international did well to drop a shoulder and skip past his marker.
    • 65'
      Despite the Magpies having the one-goal advantage, it is still the hosts who are pushing on and look more likely to net the second of the afternoon. Mitrovic is becoming a little more tempramental up top, with the Serbian striker perhaps edging towards making some silly disciplinary mistakes.
    • 67'
      Just over from Wijnaldum! The Dutchman is picked out on the six-yard line by Janmaat, but the ex-PSV midfielder can only steer a close-range header beyond the crossbar! That was the chance! Moments later, Mitrovic can only flick a near-post attempt straight at Foster.
    • 69'
      Townsend twists and turns on the edge of the penalty area, with the England international then firing a low finish towards the bottom-right corner! Foster gets down smartly to push a finger-tip save onto the post, as the Magpies continue to push for the goal that would seal their three points.
    • 71'
      Newcastle threaten yet again, with Sissoko and Wijnaldum combining inside the penalty area! The France international opens his body up, before attempting to place a finish into the bottom-right corner, but his effort flashes past the target! Foster was concerned, there!
    • 73'
      Townsend cuts inside from the right-hand side, but Dawson slides in to make a brilliant challenge. Newcastle continue to patiently probe, with the away side having no staying power in the opposition half. Anichebe and Berahino have barely touched the ball in the last 15 minutes.
    • 74'
      SI S. Rondón SO J. Shelvey
    • 74'
      Anichebe takes his leave, with Rondon coming into the fray. The Venezuela international will hope to make some service stick.
    • 76'
      Shelvey lines up an effort from long range, but the former Liverpool midfielder can only place a strike into the stands! Newcastle are in a precarious situation at the moment, with merely one mistake potentially leading to an equaliser.
    • 78'
      Townsend drives to the left byline, but the England international can't quite manage to slide in and stab a delivery into the danger zone. Narrowly over 10 minutes are on the clock, with McClaren's men inching their way towards a vital three points.
    • 80'
      Elliot finally has something to think about, with the Newcastle goalkeeper facing a 25-yard free-kick. Pritchard takes charge of the situation, but the ex-Spurs man can only dip a great attempt just shy of the target! The ball ripples the roof of the net on its way behind!
    • 82'
      West Brom are still in with a chance of stealing a point from the jaws of defeat, with Pulis still feverishly pacing around his technical area in concerned fashion. McClaren is sat back and looks relatably comfortable, but the Magpies are perilously poised heading into the final five minutes on home
    • 83'
      Mitrovic goes down heavily, after an aerial challenge with Olsson, with the Swedish defender accidentally kneeing his man in the base of his back. The West Brom man gives the Serbian striker a piece of his mind, however, as he thinks the hosts' goalscorer made a meal of it.
    • 85'
      Wijnaldum breaks into a shooting position, before escaping from the presence of Yacob, but the Dutchman can only fire a low drive within the grasp of Foster! The Magpies just can't seem to put this result beyond doubt. This contest could have a sting in its tail yet!
    • 87'
      Pritchard tries to lead a break for the away side, but Janmaat does brilliantly to cut out a pass from the substitute. The hosts angle a long pass forward in search of Wijnaldum, but the Netherlands international is beaten in the air by Olsson.
    • 88'
      SI Ayoze Pérez SO J. Shelvey
    • 88'
      Townsend is replaced for the home side, with Ayoze set to add some fresh legs for the dying stages.
    • 89'
      Janmaat is found overlapping down the right-hand side, but the Dutchman's low, fizzing cross from the byline zips through traffic and to safety! With Wijnaldum and Mitrovic gambling on getting there, somehow it evades the two black-and-white shirts!
    • 90'
      SI H. Saivet SO J. Shelvey
    • 90'
      Saivet comes into the game for the final few minutes, with Shelvey trudging off.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    england
    Steve Bruce
    england
    Sam Allardyce

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 11 12
    Yellow Cards 0 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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