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Stoke City 1-0 Newcastle United

Peter Crouch
Crouch has now scored twice in the Premier League this season
  • Stoke win adds to pressure on Newcastle boss Pardew
  • Newcastle winless after six league games
  • Magpies have won five of 25 league games in 2014
  • Stoke record first home win of season

Peter Crouch's early header secured Stoke a first home Premier League win of the season and increased the pressure on Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.

Crouch rose to meet a Victor Moses cross from the left in the 15th minute.

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I will not quit - Newcastle's Pardew

Newcastle were fortunate not to concede a penalty when Moses was bundled over in the area by Yoan Gouffran.

Marko Arnautovic was denied by a post before Newcastle's Jack Colback thumped against the bar late on to leave the visitors second bottom of the table.

While Stoke move up to 11th, defeat leaves Newcastle, who have only five league wins since the turn of the year, on three points from their six matches this season and supporters once again took their frustration out on manager Pardew.

Papiss Cisse, who scored twice as Newcastle came from behind to draw 2-2 with Hull in their last Premier League match, was only fit enough for the bench and the visitors were reduced to long-range efforts in the first half.

Newcastle fans
Newcastle have only won five league games in 2014

Cisse was brought on at the interval but, other than Colback's late opportunity, there was little response from Newcastle as Pardew's side slipped to a third league defeat of the season.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's lawyers have said he was joking when he claimed that Pardew would be sacked if his team were defeated at the Britannia Stadium.

But the manner of this defeat, with Stoke always looking more incisive and Newcastle managing just one shot on target, will do little to reduce the negativity he will face ahead of Saturday's trip to Swansea.

The Potters took the lead with the first clear chance of the evening, when Moses made space on the left and crossed for Crouch, who climbed higher than Fabricio Coloccini to turn a header into the corner.

Bad start for the Magpies
Newcastle's three points from six games is their worst start to a season since 2003-04, when they finished fifth.
Pardew's side have 19 points from 26 matches since Boxing Day.

Shortly afterwards, Stoke should have been given a spot-kick when Moses went down under Gouffran's tackle in the area.

Newcastle had seen Coloccini volley over, before Moussa Sissoko just missed the top corner with a powerful drive from a wide position.

A minute before the interval, Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic was finally worked when he turned away a drive from Darryl Janmaat.

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Hughes 'frustrated' with referee

Soon after the break, the hosts almost doubled their lead when Muniesa's dangerous cross was headed away by Newcastle defender Mike Williamson and Potters substitute Arnautovic thumped a shot against the inside of the post.

Stoke's Charlie Adam also tested goalkeeper Tim Krul with a bending free-kick as the home side continued to enjoy the better of the match.

Krul pulled off a fine save to deny Moses after Janmaat hit his attempted clearance straight at Williamson.

Paul Dummett missed from 30 yards for the visitors, but Colback should have equalised when he collected a Gabriel Obertan cross and managed to hit the woodwork from four yards out.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes:

"I wish Alan Pardew well. It's not easy, I've been in that situation. All you can do is work hard and he will be working with his staff to turn things around. They played well for him tonight and that will encourage him.

"We deserved the win on the balance of play. In terms of chances created we always looked a threat when we broke quickly with pace."

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew:

"There's a lot of pressure on me and that's reflected in the team a little bit but I've got to be strong and resilient.

"It [my future] is out of my hands. I'm a professional manager with a contract and I'll continue to lead the team to the best of my ability."

Victor Moses
Yoan Gouffran bundled Victor Moses over in the area shortly after Peter Crouch's goal
Marko Arnautovic
Newcastle have lost the last 25 Premier League games in which they have been trailing at half-time.
Alan Pardew
Newcastle have scored 19 goals in 25 Premier League games in 2014
Mike Ashley
Owner Mike Ashley's lawyers claimed he was joking when he said Pardew would be sacked if Newcastle lost

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 1Begovic
  • 2Bardsley
  • 17Shawcross
  • 12Wilson
  • 5Muniesa
  • 6WhelanBooked at 64mins
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 18DioufSubstituted forArnautovicat 23'minutes
  • 16AdamSubstituted forIrelandat 61'minutes
  • 13MosesSubstituted forAssaidiat 82'minutes
  • 25Crouch

Substitutes

  • 3Pieters
  • 4Huth
  • 7Ireland
  • 10Arnautovic
  • 24Assaidi
  • 27Bojan
  • 29Sørensen

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 22Janmaat
  • 6Williamson
  • 2Coloccini
  • 36Dummett
  • 24Tioté
  • 14ColbackBooked at 41mins
  • 7Sissoko
  • 20CabellaSubstituted forAmeobiat 74'minutes
  • 11GouffranSubstituted forObertanat 68'minutes
  • 29RiviereSubstituted forCisséat 45'minutesBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 9Cissé
  • 21Elliot
  • 25Obertan
  • 27Taylor
  • 28Ameobi
  • 32Armstrong
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
26,332

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home20
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 1, Newcastle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 1, Newcastle United 0.

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City).

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

Phil Bardsley (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Sammy Ameobi.

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Glenn Whelan.

Attempt blocked. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Ireland.

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City).

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Phil Bardsley.

Attempt blocked. Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Colback.

Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United).

Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Gabriel Obertan with a cross.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United).

Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Oussama Assaidi replaces Victor Moses.

Delay in match Victor Moses (Stoke City) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Phil Bardsley (Stoke City).

Offside, Stoke City. Victor Moses tries a through ball, but Marko Arnautovic is caught offside.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Phil Bardsley.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Sammy Ameobi replaces Rémy Cabella.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Gabriel Obertan replaces Yoan Gouffran.

Attempt missed. Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rémy Cabella following a set piece situation.

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Victor Moses (Stoke City).

Attempt missed. Stephen Ireland (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Phil Bardsley (Stoke City).

Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United).

Victor Moses (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Victor Moses (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Ireland (Stoke City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea65101971216
2Southampton6411114713
3Man City6321127511
4Arsenal6240117410
5Swansea631286210
6Aston Villa631247-310
7Man Utd622211928
8Tottenham62228718
9Crystal Palace6222101008
10West Brom62227708
11Stoke62225508
12Leicester6222910-18
13West Ham6213101007
14Liverpool621389-17
15Everton61321214-26
16Hull6132911-26
17Sunderland605156-15
18QPR6114413-94
19Newcastle6033512-73
20Burnley603318-73
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