Sunday 7 April 2013, 3:00pm at St James' Park, Newcastle
Barclays Premier League
Newcastle United
Newcastle United
1
Cissé 90'+3
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Papiss Cisse’s stoppage-time strike saw Fulham go down by a solitary goal at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

90'+3 Goal

Papiss Demba Cissé
Assist by Yohan Cabaye

47' Yellow Card

Moussa Sissoko Card was given for a foul

90'+4 Yellow Card

Papiss Demba Cissé Card was given for celebrating in an unsporting manner

17' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Vurnon Anita
Off:Davide Santon

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shola Ameobi
Off:Yoan Gouffran

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Campbell
Off:Danny Simpson

50' Yellow Card

Philippe Senderos Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

John Arne Riise Card was given for a foul

51' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Emmanuel Frimpong
Off:Eyong Enoh

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Stanislav Manolev

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Papiss Cisse’s stoppage-time strike saw Fulham go down by a solitary goal at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

In what was an even contest, both sides could have won it a lot earlier but it was the Geordies who took a crucial three points from the Barclays Premier League encounter.

The home side will feel it was a deserved victory having hit the woodwork twice and seeing an effort cleared off the line.

But Fulham, too, had their chances, most notably when Dimitar Berbatov’s header was brilliantly kept out by Newcastle United stopper Tim Krul.

Martin Jol made two enforced changes from the side that defeated Queens Park Rangers on Monday. Eyong Enoh was handed a full debut as he took the suspended Steve Sidwell’s place in the middle of the park, while Stanislav Manolev replaced Ashkan Dejagah following the winger’s early withdrawal against Rangers with an ankle injury.

The team in orange bossed possession in the opening stages and came close to breaking the deadlock with less than four minutes on the clock. Manolev held the ball up well down the right before laying it off to his compatriot Berbatov who drifted forwards before bending a shot mere inches over the bar with the outside of his right boot.

In what was proving to be a close contest between two even sides Newcastle were next to try their luck when Steven Taylor headed harmlessly over when he met Moussa Sissoko’s cross having stayed up following a corner on 11 minutes.

The Magpies again saw a header fly over the bar when Cisse connected with Danny Simpson’s cross on 16 minutes, moments before they were forced to replace Davide Santon with Vurnon Anita after the Italian pulled up with what looked like a hamstring strain.

Fulham were beginning to take a stranglehold on proceedings and what seemed like an eternal string of passes culminated in Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa almost putting Damien Duff’s cross into his own net on 24 minutes.

Our hosts responded with a wicked shot by Cisse three minutes later – luckily, though, the Senegal international’s effort didn’t quite have enough bend or dip to find the target.

That gave Newcastle momentum and it needed a brilliant last-ditch block by Brede Hangeland to deny Cisse shortly after. The striker’s effort was travelling after he’d rearranged his feet well having collected Taylor’s headed cutback, but the Whites Captain heroically threw himself in the way.

And we survived another scare on 32 minutes when a loose pass allowed Newcastle to break with Sylvain Marveaux. The ball spilled out to Cisse who hit the ball first time but high and wide over Mark Schwarzer’s crossbar.

A swift counter attack on 39 minutes saw Fulham come close to opening the scoring. John Arne Riise bombed forwards after collecting the ball in his own penalty area before handing over to Bryan Ruiz who fed Berbatov on the left. The Bulgarian played Ruiz in neatly but his shot was deflected away for a corner.

There was no respite for the Magpies, though, as it needed a brilliant save by Krul from the subsequent set-piece. After controlling the ball well, Manolev swivelled and poked an effort goalwards only for Krul to smother the effort impressively.

Sissoko was involved in the first two instances of note in the second half. First, his late challenge on Enoh led to the midfielder being replaced by Emmanuel Frimpong, before he was brought down himself by Giorgos Karagounis. Enoh’s withdrawal was especially unfortunate considering his assured display during the opening 45.

Fulham hearts were in mouths on 53 minutes when Anita thought he’d scored. The midfielder’s effort from range took a huge deflection off Frimpong to leave Schwarzer stranded – fortunately, the ball clipped the top of the bar before going over for a corner.

Newcastle were playing with more confidence in the second period and it required brave goalkeeping by Schwarzer on 58 minutes to snatch the ball from Cisse’s feet following good work down the left by Yoan Gouffran, before the Australian made another smart stop to keep Taylor’s shot out three minutes later.

The Fulham goal was living a charmed life as Newcastle came even closer on 64 minutes. First, Gouffran’s header was cleared off the line by Sascha Riether, and then Cisse’s follow up crashed against the post from a yard out.

The away side were not without their threat, though, and it required an incredible acrobatic save from Krul to tip Berbatov’s header over the bar on 68 minutes after he connected perfectly with Riise’s free-kick. The ball fell to the Norwegian from the subsequent corner but his first-time strike from 20 years rifled just wide of the post.

Alan Pardew then opted to shake things up with his frontline, replacing Gouffran with long-serving forward Shola Ameobi. And it was Ameobi who saw the next decent chance fall his way on 77 minutes when he nodded wide from Danny Simpson’s cross, despite being unmarked.

Both sides then made changes, with Manolev replaced by Hugo Rodallega for Fulham, and the Magpies introducing Adam Campbell in place of Simpson.

Rodallega – who scored the winning goal in the reverse fixture – immediately got in behind the Newcastle backline but was unable to get the ball under control once it had been chipped in to him.

Cisse thought he’d won it with two minutes remaining when he headed powerfully goalwards from Anita’s cross only to see Schwarzer make a fine sprawling save to deny him.

Riise then fouled his way into Kevin Friend’s notebook, before five minutes of added time were indicated.

Newcastle were doing all the pressing and eventually made the breakthrough. Yohan Cabaye’s scuffed shot found its way to Cisse's feet and he took one touch to flick it beyond the Fulham backline before firing past the exposed Schwarzer.

It was a gutting blow as the visitors had matched Newcastle throughout, but there was no time to search for an equaliser, as Fulham made the long trip home without any points.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Sunday 7 April 2013
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 51,847

Referee: Kevin Friend

Newcastle United

Line-up: Krul; Simpson (Campbell 81'), Steven Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon (Anita 17'); Cabaye, Marveaux; Gutiérrez, Sissoko, Gouffran (Shola Ameobi 69'); Cissé

Unused substitutes: Elliot, Williamson, Bigirimana, Obertan

Manager: Alan Pardew

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Manolev (Rodallega 81'), Karagounis, Enoh (Frimpong 51'), Duff; Ruiz; Berbatov

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Hughes, Richardson, Frei, Emanuelson

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 30 77
2 Manchester City 30 62
3 Chelsea 31 58
4 Tottenham Hotspur 32 58
5 Arsenal 31 56
6 Everton 31 52
7 Liverpool 32 49
8 West Bromwich Albion 32 44
9 Swansea City 32 41
10 Fulham 31 39
11 Southampton 32 37
12 West Ham United 31 37
13 Newcastle United 32 36
14 Norwich City 32 35
15 Stoke City 32 34
16 Aston Villa 32 33
17 Sunderland 32 31
18 Wigan Athletic 30 30
19 Queens Park Rangers 31 23
20 Reading 32 23
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
28
8
Shots On Target
5
2
Passing Accuracy
87%
82%
Fouls
13
11
Corners
10
3
Offsides
4
0
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Tim Krul
  • 5Danny Simpson
  • 27Steven Taylor
  • 13Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 3Davide Santon
  • 4Yohan Cabaye
  • 22Sylvain Marveaux
  • 18Jonás Gutiérrez
  • 7Moussa Sissoko
  • 11Yoan Gouffran
  • 9Papiss Demba Cissé
Substitutes
  • 21Robert Elliot
  • 6Michael Williamson
  • 8Vurnon Anita
  • 20Gael Bigirimana
  • 25Gabriel Obertan
  • 23Shola Ameobi
  • 49Adam Campbell
Manager
  • Alan Pardew
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 25Stanislav Manolev
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 33Eyong Enoh
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 12Emmanuel Frimpong
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 21Kerim Frei
  • 28Urby Emanuelson
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+6' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Emmanuel Frimpong.
  • 90'+5' Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+4' Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
  • 90'+3' Goal! Newcastle United 1, Fulham 0. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonás Gutiérrez with a cross.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Sylvain Marveaux (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Papiss Demba Cissé.
  • 90'+1' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).
  • 90' John Arne Riise (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Foul by John Arne Riise (Fulham).
  • 90' Sylvain Marveaux (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 89' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 89' Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 88' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 88' Attempt saved. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross.
  • 86' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 85' Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux.
  • 83' Attempt missed. John Arne Riise (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 81' Substitution, Newcastle United. Adam Campbell replaces Danny Simpson.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Stanislav Manolev.
  • 80' Attempt missed. Danny Simpson (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.
  • 78' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Simpson with a cross.
  • 73' Offside, Newcastle United. Yohan Cabaye tries a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko is caught offside.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.
  • 69' Substitution, Newcastle United. Shola Ameobi replaces Yoan Gouffran.
  • 69' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 69' Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 68' Attempt missed. John Arne Riise (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tim Krul.
  • 68' Attempt saved. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by John Arne Riise.
  • 67' Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Foul by Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United).
  • 66' John Arne Riise (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 66' Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).
  • 64' Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye with a cross following a corner.
  • 64' Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box following a corner.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux with a cross.
  • 63' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 62' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 62' Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).
  • 62' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 62' Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).
  • 61' Attempt saved. Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye.
  • 60' Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham).
  • 60' Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 57' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 57' Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux with a cross following a corner.
  • 54' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Papiss Demba Cissé.
  • 53' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Emmanuel Frimpong.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux.
  • 52' Offside, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita tries a through ball, but Yoan Gouffran is caught offside.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 51' Substitution, Fulham. Emmanuel Frimpong replaces Eyong Enoh because of an injury.
  • 50' Philippe Senderos (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 50' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 50' Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 48' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 47' Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 47' Delay in match Eyong Enoh (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 46' Eyong Enoh (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 46' Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).
  • Second Half begins Newcastle United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 41' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Eyong Enoh.
  • 40' Sylvain Marveaux (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 40' Foul by Eyong Enoh (Fulham).
  • 40' Attempt missed. John Arne Riise (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 40' Attempt saved. Stanislav Manolev (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis with a cross.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov with a through ball.
  • 37' Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).
  • 37' Stanislav Manolev (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Offside, Newcastle United. Papiss Demba Cissé tries a through ball, but Yoan Gouffran is caught offside.
  • 34' Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 32' Attempt missed. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux.
  • 31' Philippe Senderos (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Foul by Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United).
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Taylor with a headed pass.
  • 30' Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 30' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 28' Foul by Stanislav Manolev (Fulham).
  • 28' Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Attempt missed. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.
  • 25' Offside, Newcastle United. Moussa Sissoko tries a through ball, but Papiss Demba Cissé is caught offside.
  • 24' Attempt blocked. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
  • 21' Attempt missed. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jonás Gutiérrez.
  • 20' Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 19' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 17' Substitution, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita replaces Davide Santon because of an injury.
  • 16' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 16' Delay in match Davide Santon (Newcastle United) because of an injury.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Simpson with a cross.
  • 13' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 13' Foul by Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United).
  • 12' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).
  • 11' Attempt missed. Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a cross following a corner.
  • 11' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 8' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 8' Foul by Danny Simpson (Newcastle United).
  • 7' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United).
  • 4' Attempt missed. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 3' Eyong Enoh (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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