Surprise name in the Fulham starting line-up after returning from Asian Cup duty with Australia. But he did not put a foot wrong, making one crucial save to deny Ranger late on.
Workman like display from the makeshift full-back. Not really troubled down the right as Newcastle lacked width. Got forward when the opportunity arose.
Dealt with the threat of the Newcastle strikers well. Had a couple of shaky moments after the break as Ranger and Best troubled him with their pace, but all in all a decent night's work for the centre-back.
Troubled by Gutierrez on occasions but had the required pace to get him out of trouble. Not afraid to get forward to support Duff.
Worked hard down the right hand side but did not make the impact he would have liked. But came up with the vital goal after stealing in behind Enrique to finish Murphy's pass past the stranded Harper.
Has given Fulham another dimension since his return. His power and ability to hold the ball up allows Andrew Johnson to feed off the scraps. Kept going right until the end and provided a stiff test for the opposition defence.
Newcastle obviously had a plan to shackle the midfielder and it worked. Murphy wasn't at his usual best. But he was the difference as his pinpoint pass found Duff. Made one vital header in defence from Joey Barton's free-kick when the Newcastle attackers were ready to pounce.
Involved in the collision which forced Ameobi off the field. His elbow was high and you have seen people given a red card for challenges like it in the past. After impressing for Fulham on Sunday failed to live up to that expectation.
A constant threat to the visitors with his aerial ability. Had numerous chances in the second half to seal the win for Fulham but was denied by a string of superb saves from Harper.
Lively performance and always hanging on the last defender making intelligent runs. Put in a really good pass in the first half but his team-mates failed to get on the end of it. Slowly getting back to his best after injury.
Brilliant performance from the English keeper. Made vital saves to deny Dempsey after the break but could do nothing about Fulham's goal. Is it too late for him to win an England call up? If he keeps making saves like he did tonight he won't be far from Fabio Capello's thoughts.
Played his part in his side's solid defensive performance. His display tailed off towards the end of the game as he and his defensive colleagues tired.
Not really required as an attacking force for the visitors as they looked to contain Fulham. Nullified the threat of Damien Duff for most of the night but lost the Irishman for the goal.
Given a stern test by Clint Dempsey in the air and on the ground. Stood up to the test well, making vital interceptions on a number of occasions.
Put in a good shift for his side, throwing himself into every challenge with 100 per cent commitment. Did well in the air against the physical Dembele.
Given a central midfield role tonight and managed to help keep the shackles on Murphy and Sidwell. Broke up play well, showing real commitiment in the tackle but struggled to keep possession for his side. Kevin Nolan - Spoiled in midfield all night, not allowing Danny Murphy run the game. Was a constant nuisance in midfield as the visitors spoiled Fulham's approach play. Did not feature as an attacking threat.
Spoiled in midfield all night, not allowing Danny Murphy to run the game. Was a constant nuisance in midfield niggling at the heels of the Fulham players. Did not get into the game as an attacking force at all leaving the strikers isolated.
Always a danger with his set pieces and provided Newcastle with drive and energy down the right of midfield. Did not have too much opportunity going forward as Newcastle set out to stop Fulham playing.
Had to come off around the 10-minute mark after what looked like a stray elbow from Steve Sidwell as the pair went up for a high ball. The striker went down holding his head and was replaced soon after by Nile Ranger.
Worked hard but was starved of service as the Newcastle midfield failed to retain the ball. Had one glorious free header but nodded it over the bar. Replaced by Lovenkrands in the second half.
- 12 D. Stockdale
- 3 C. Salcido
- 27 J. Greening
Replaced goalscorer Duff with five minutes to go.
Came on towards the end of the game to exploit Newcastle's tired legs and had a glorious chance to seal the win and score his first goal for the club. With it all set up on a plate for the on-loan Chelsea player he hit his shot from 12 yards straight at Harper.
- 15 D. Kamara
Brought on late in the game to add fresh legs to Fulham.
- 26 T. Krul
- 14 J. Perch
- 5 S. Campbell
- 31 S. Ferguson
- 40 M. Richardson
Failed to make an impact after being brought on in the late stages.
Given an unexpected opportunity after Ameobi came off early on. Worked the channels well and had a glorious chance from five yards to get a late draw for his side, but he hit his shot straight at Schwarzer.