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Premier League

  • December 22, 2012
  • • 10:00
  • • St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Referee: K. Friend
  • • Attendance: 50180

Premier League Preview: Newcastle - QPR

Premier League Preview: Newcastle - QPR

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Alan Pardew will want to put an end to the run that has seen his side lose six out of its last seven, while the visitors look to continue their unbeaten start under Harry Redknapp


Newcastle United
Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon
Anita, Tiote
Cisse, Marveaux, Gutierrez
Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Traore
M'Bia, Faurlin
Mackie, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips

Alan Pardew will once again be without midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring), with the Frenchman likely to miss the entirety of Newcastle's December schedule.

Sylvain Marveaux returns from injury and could provide an option for Newcastle going forward, but Yohan Cabaye (groin) and Steven Taylor (hamstring) remain long-term absentees.

Joining Bobby Zamora (thigh) and Andy Johnson (thigh) on the sidelines for QPR is Park Ji-Sung (knee).

Jose Bosingwa is fit after missing his side's first win of the season against Fulham, but Nedum Onuoha could continue at right back after a solid performance.

  • Newcastle has conceded twice in five of its last six league games.
  • Demba Ba (pictured) has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances at St James' Park.

  • The Magpies have lost six out of their last seven Premier League fixtures.

  • The Magpies have won just two of their 12 Premier League games since Alan Pardew was rewarded with a new eight-year contract at the club.
  • QPR is without a single victory in its last 22 away matches in the Premier League

  • No side has managed more than QPR's five goals from outside the box in open play.

  • Harry Redknapp's side last tasted victory against Newcastle in February 1995.

  • The West London side is above its opponent in the form table, having picked up seven points from the last eight games, compared with the Magpies' four from eight.


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1Tim KrulGoalkeeper
2Fabricio ColocciniDefender
3Davide SantonDefender
25Danny SimpsonDefender
6Mike WilliamsonDefender
14James PerchMidfielder
8Vurnon AnitaDefender
18Jonas GutierrezMidfielder
24Cheikh TioteMidfielder
9Papiss CisséStriker
9Demba BaStriker
22Stephen HarperGoalkeeper
31Shane FergusonDefender
20Gael BigirimanaMidfielder
8Sylvain MarveauxMidfielder
23Shola AmeobiStriker
25Gabriel ObertanStriker
28Sammy AmeobiStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
-Anton FerdinandDefender
6Clint HillDefender
-Ryan NelsenManager/Coach
35Fabio Da SilvaDefender
10Adel TaarabtMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
32Alejandro FaurlinMidfielder
17Stéphane M'BiaMidfielder
9Djibril CisséStriker
12Jamie MackieStriker
26Brian MurphyMidfielder
3Armand TraoréDefender
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
21Samba DiakitéMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
4Shaun DerryMidfielder
23Junior HoilettStriker

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