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April 7, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
St. James' Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Referee:‬ K. Friend‎
Attendance:‬ 51847‎
 
90+3′ Papiss Cissé
 

Premier League Preview: Newcastle - Fulham

Alan Pardew's side sits just three points above the bottom three and welcomes Martin Jol's Cottagers, who are unbeaten in four games and in 10th place, to St. James' Park.

By Chris Teale

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

NEWCASTLE

Elliot
Simpson, Yanga-M’Bwia, Taylor, Cabaye
Sissoko, Anita, Guiterrez, Obertan
Cisse, Gouffran

FULHAM

Schwarzer
Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise
Duff, Karagounis
Rodallega, Ruiz, Emanuelson
Berbatov


For Newcastle, defender Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring) may make this game as a substitute having missed the clash with Manchester City as his recovery from injury continues. Davide Santon returned for the Europa League clash against Benfica and will be hopeful of making this game also.

Cheikh Tiote has also struggled with a muscular injury recently but should be able to make a return to the Magpies’ midfield for this game.

Meanwhile, Cottagers midfielder Steve Sidwell begins his three-match ban after being sent off against QPR for serious foul play.

Midfielders Mahamadou Diarra (knee) and Kerim Frei (groin) are both recovering from injuries and are close to match fitness, although this game may come slightly too soon for both.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Newcastle took just three league points from a possible 16 in the month of March, beating Stoke but losing to Swansea, Wigan and Manchester City.
  • The Magpies have lost their last four games away from home in the Premier League, a run that goes back to late January when they beat Aston Villa 2-1.
  • Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi has made 122 appearances as a substitute in the league, more than any other in Premier League history.
  • The earlier league game between these sides this season ended in a 2-1 victory for Fulham, with goals from Steve Sidwell and Hugo Rodallega coming either side of a Hatem Ben Arfa strike.
  • The Cottagers have won 55 and drawn one of the last 56 Premier League games in which they have led by two goals or more.
  • In scoring twice against QPR, Dimitar Berbatov (pictured) scored in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career.
  • The Cottagers have won four of their last five games to be played on a Monday, including wins against Arsenal and Liverpool.


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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Aug 31, 2013 Newcastle 1 - Fulham 0
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Apr 7, 2013 Newcastle 1 - Fulham 0
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Dec 10, 2012 Fulham 2 - Newcastle 1
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English Premier League (EPL) ‎(EPL)‎ Jan 21, 2012 Fulham 5 - Newcastle 2
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Tim KrulGoalkeeper
3Davide SantonDefender
25Danny SimpsonDefender
13Mapou Yanga-MbiwaDefender
27Steven TaylorDefender
6Yohan CabayeMidfielder
7Moussa SissokoMidfielder
15Jonas GutierrezMidfielder
22Sylvain MarveauxMidfielder
9Papiss CisséStriker
11Yoan GouffranMidfielder
21Rob ElliotGoalkeeper
6Mike WilliamsonDefender
8Vurnon AnitaDefender
20Gael BigirimanaMidfielder
23Shola AmeobiStriker
25Gabriel ObertanStriker
-Adam CampbellStriker
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
3John Arne RiiseDefender
14Philippe SenderosDefender
5Brede HangelandDefender
2Stanislav ManolevDefender
27Sascha RietherMidfielder
14Giorgos KaragounisMidfielder
6Eyong EnohMidfielder
16Damien DuffMidfielder
9Dimitar BerbatovStriker
11Bryan RuizStriker
-Neil EtheridgeGoalkeeper
18Aaron HughesDefender
35Emmanuel FrimpongMidfielder
15Kieran RichardsonMidfielder
21Kerim FreiMidfielder
28Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
20Hugo RodallegaStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0