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Summary

  1. Crouch heads in Moses cross for winner
  2. Newcastle winless after six league games
  3. Magpies have won five of 25 league games
  4. Stoke earn first home win of season

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Jack Blackburn: Coming fifth two years ago doesn't make up for the absolute dross that has followed. Relegation looms under Alan Pardew.

Steve: David Moyes made one big mistake moving to Manchester United. Why would he make an even bigger one?

Chris Corlett: Alan Pardew is the symptom, Mike Ashley is the cause of the rot!

Manager reaction

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

BBC Radio 5 live

Stoke manager Mark Hughes speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "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 balance of play. In terms of chances created we always looked a threat when we broke quickly with pace."

Three in a row?

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

When was the last time Stoke won three Premier League matches in a row?

Their next game is at Sunderland on 4 October before hosting Swansea after the international break on 19 October. They will fancy themselves in those two games after seeing off Newcastle.

Coming up for the Magpies

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

What next for Alan Pardew and Newcastle? Well, the Magpies visit Swansea City on Saturday before the international break. Will Pardew still be in charge? They then host Leicester on 18 October before visiting Tottenham on 26 October.

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Vinny Person: Is it the duty of football fans to stick by their manager and players? No, especially when the direction of the club is wrong.

Liam Todd: Everyone is being critical about fans. But what do you expect when the soul has been gradually ripped from the club over two years?

Andy Horton: I'm sure Mike Ashley has put a clause in Alan Pardew's contract to save him heaps of money if this situation ever arose.

Manager reaction

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

BBC Radio 5 live

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "It leaves me in charge of the team until I'm told I'm not. 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's 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.

"I'll probably speak to (Mike Ashley) tomorrow or the next day because this team needs to win games. We're losing games and I have to turn it around. There's criticism and mocking of some description and you've got to be strong and get on with it."

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Former England captain Gary Lineker

BBC Sport

"It seems that Alan Pardew still has the players, but does he still have the confidence of the owner? I guess we're about to find out if he's joking."

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Daily Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter

on Twitter: At the final whistle, Alan Pardew walked down the touchline and applauded the Newcastle fans, who responded with another volley of abuse. It might get forgotten amidst the Pardew focus but Stoke were good. Moses, Crouch etc. Hughes' counter-attacking tactics worked.

Manager reaction

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew speaking to Sky Sports: "I think we'll have some serious conversations [with owner Mike Ashley] because he doesn't want to lose and neither to do I. I'm here to lead the team. I've never a really been in this situation before but I'm a football manager, that's what I do and will continue to do.

"It's slight margins in the game but another defeat. We can't keep getting beat and we'll have to address that.

"It's been our problem for most of the season, we've got to find a little bit more quality. Our delivery and method let us down. We did a bit more when we had width in the team and we might need to take a couple of changes to give us some thrust."

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
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Graham Jack Thirkill: Just seen someone who looks a lot like David Moyes head towards the departure gate for a plane to Newcastle...

Stephen Shaw: The guilty parties: Mike Ashley, the players and, sorry lads, the fans. Alan Pardew took you to fifth.

Andrew Neill: I have extensive experience winning trophies with Newcastle on Football Manager. Well it's as good as we'll get if we sack Pardew.

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Alan Pardew is not hiding behind the dressing room door. He's just emerged to conduct some television interviews.

Player reaction

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Stoke winger Victor Moses speaking to Sky Sports: "We're delighted with the three points. It was a crucial game and we're pleased. I was surprised [not to be given a penalty]. I was going to take the ball past him. He hit my leg and I went down but the referee didn't give it.

"This was a major game for us and getting the three points we can kick-start the season."

Stoke City striker Victor Moses
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Conor McNamara

BBC commentator at the Britannia Stadium

"Newcastle fans are still holding a banner with a caricature of Alan Pardew as Pinocchio and the word 'Hopeless'."

Player reaction

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Stoke goal-scorer Peter Crouch speaking to Sky Sports: "We're back to winning ways and hopefully we can maintain that.

"Victor Moses has been our main threat for the whole season. I know he'll get quality balls into the box and will be at his man nine times out of 10 and it was great delivery. The quality of the ball is always good and Victor has brought pace and directness."

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch celebrates
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Anthony Baum: I haven't seen Mike Ashley look so forlorn before.

Aashish: Alan Pardew should count himself lucky if he gets the boot - the most entertaining part of the Newcastle performance was the kit.

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

At least Newcastle are not bottom of the table. They remain 19th as they have scored more goals than Burnley.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew walks off the pitch at full-time against Stoke
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Brian Erber: I have prepared my CV and am sending it to Mr Ashley now.

James Newcombe: Felt sorry for Pardew. Then I remembered he'd get an enormous pay off if IS sacked.

Damo: The club is designed to stay in the Premier League. Nothing else. Pardew can't even do that.

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Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"I would say that Mike Ashley is a very good poker player. He's just walked out and not given much away."

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Is Mike Ashley about to wield the axe? The Magpies owner remains in his seat as the players slowly make their way off the pitch. He looks frustrated. Very frustrated.

FULL-TIME

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No! It's all over and Alan Pardew is not hanging about. The Newcastle boss is heading for the tunnel and applauds the Toon Army before vanishing from view. Magpies fans are holding 'sack Pardew' signs. Another banner reads 'We support our team - Pardew out'.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew applauds the fans at the Stoke game
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Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Newcastle carelessly lose possession on the edge of the Stoke area. Peter Crouch is happy to waste a few more seconds. Is there time for one last Magpies attack?

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Mike Ashley does not look happy. In fact the Newcastle owner looks pretty angry.

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

'Sacked in the morning, you're getting sacked in the morning' booms around the Britannia. Alan Pardew stands motionless on the touchline. Four minutes of added time.

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Former Everton defender Phil Neville

BBC Radio 5 live

"It's been a wonderful game with both teams going hell for leather. You can sense the nervousness from the Stoke supporters - they are dying for this first win at home."

Stoke's Steven N'Zonzi is tackled by Newcastle defender Mike Williamson
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Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Alan Pardew continues to urge his players forward but they won't get a better chance than the one Jack Colback has missed. Stoke are minutes away from a first home win. Newcastle are minutes away from another defeat.

Newcastle United's Jack Colback after his four-yard miss
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It's all or nothing for Newcastle. That was a terrible miss by Colback.

Jack Colback misses a sitter for Newcastle United
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HITS THE WOODWORK

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

How on earth did he miss that? Jack Colback is four yards out with the goal at his mercy but hammers the ball the bar. It follows a fine run and cross by substitute Gabriel Obertan.

Alan Pardew cannot believe it. How costly will that prove to the Newcastle manager?

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Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"Newcastle are frustrated at what they perceive to be timewasting by Stoke.

"There is another hand-written banner held up saying 'we support our team, Pardew out'. Some fans were saying before the game they would sacrifice the three points tonight if it forces the manager out of the club."

Newcastle United fans hold anti-Pardew protest posters
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SUBSTITUTION

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Standing ovation for Victor Moses as he is replaced by Oussama Assaidi. Thoroughly deserved too.

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Free-kick to Newcastle 35 yards from the Stoke goal. Almost every Potters player is behind the ball. Up steps Moussa Sissoko and slams it into the wall. What a waste!

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Mike Ashley looks intense as he peers down from the stand. Newcastle and Alan Pardew are just over 10 minutes away from a 10th defeat in 14 league games.

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Jonathan Stevens: As a Newcastle fan I'm utterly embarrassed by our fans. Pardew deserves better than this for what he's previously achieved.

Tom Warner: I don't know what Pardew said at half time but this has been a truly gutless second half performance.

Craig Barker: When Obertan is the answer you are asking the wrong question.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Newcastle send on Sammy Ameobi for Remy Cabella. The Magpies need a goal. Quickly.

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Alan Pardew looks on nervously. There's 15 minutes or so left. Is time running out for the Newcastle boss?

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
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Former Everton defender Phil Neville

BBC Radio 5 live

"I don't think it was a penalty, I think Crouch went down softly. I think Krul only touched his jersey and there was no need for him to come out. Just stay in your net and be a goalkeeper."

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It's all kicking off! Peter Crouch wants a penalty after a clash with Mike Williamson but the referee is having none of it. Tim Krul rushes off his line to confront the Stoke striker as Potters fans scream for a spot-kick.

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Christopher Matthews: It's nights like these when all managers secretly want to use a brolly but are unable to thanks to Steve McClaren...

Bob Wetton: I've voluntarily watched Newcastle for the last 63 minutes. And to think, I make fun of my wife for watching Kim Kardashian.

Mac Jerry: Let's just imagine what the scoreline could be if the Newcastle fans were actually in support of their manager. Ridiculous.

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

How much does Victor Moses have left in the tank? He's run himself into the ground but still he continues to give the Newcastle defence all sorts of bother.

Victor Moses
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Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

And that's why Stephen Ireland is not starting league games for Stoke! The former Manchester City player spoons a presentable chance over the bar from 15 yards following another delightful move started by the impressive Victor Moses.