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Summary

  1. Stoke XI: Butland, Bardsley, Cameron, Wollscheid, Pieters, Imbula, Whelan, Arnautovic, Shaqiri, Afellay, Walters.
  2. Newcastle XI: Elliot, Janmaat, Lascelles, Taylor, Dummett, Colback, Shelvey, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Gouffran, Mitrovic.
  3. Stoke will go seventh with a win
  4. Draw takes Newcastle out of bottom three

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

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FULL-TIME

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

All over! Stoke up to seventh, Newcastle stay rooted int he relegation zone. Steve McClaren throws away his chewing gum in disgust.

INJURY TIME

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Almost 2-0! Marko Arnautovic smashes one against the Newcastle crossbar as Stoke try to kill off the visitors.

INJURY TIME

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Jack Butland
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What. A. Save!! Newcastle think they've scored, substitute Seydou Doumbia thinks he's bagged his first goal in English football. Jack Butland has other ideas. The Stoke keeper acrobatically flings himself to his left to somehow push the ball clear.

INJURY TIME

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Four minutes for Newcastle to grab a leveller and move out of the relegation zone...

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

That comes to nothing...

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Newcastle win their first corner of the game...

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Stoke skipper for the night Glenn Whelan rarely scores. And he doesn't here. But it is about as close as he's got in a while. The Irishman shoots from the edge of the box, but it is always rising.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Double change for Newcastle - they've no alternative. Ivory Coast forward Seydou Doumbia and Spanish attacker Ayoze Perez are summoned. Seven minutes (plus stoppages) for Newcastle to score only their eighth away goal of the season...

Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates
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Stoke are moving up to seventh as it stands. But it is not good news for Newcastle. They will remain in the bottom three and, with Swansea winning at Arsenal, it means the bottom four will be six points adrift of the fifth-bottom Swans.

GOAL - Stoke 1-0 Newcastle

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri scores
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Stoke find a breakthrough! And to be honest it is very soft from a Newcastle point of view. Xherdan Shaqiri shoots from 25 yards out and the ball flies past an unmoved Rob Elliot. Don't even think it took a deflection. Strange.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

This match is gong to struggle to get 30 seconds of Match of the Day airtime. I suspect Newcastle won't care as long as they get at least a point. The Magpies are flying - no, more like hopping - out of the bottom three as it stands.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Now it's time for Newcastle to roll those tactical dice. Off goes Yoan Gouffran, who was struggling with a knock. On comes another almost-forgotten Frenchman in Emmanuel Riviere...

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Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Georginio Wijnaldum
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Newcastle top scorer Georginio Wijnaldum launches that counter attack, but he is soon hustled out by a backtracking Stoke defender who has charged back 60 yards. Who could that be? It's Marko Arnautovic. Top stuff.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

That set-piece goes nowhere near Crouch's cranium, instead straight to the gloves of Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot. He miscues his attempted punch, but his defence come to the rescue and Newcastle go on the counter...

SUBSTITUTIONS

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Stoke have a corner - and they want to make a change before it. Oh, no wonder...they're bringing the skyscraper figure of Peter Crouch on.

Jon Walters is the man making way and, actually, it is going to be a double change. Ibrahim Afellay is also trotting off, on comes Mame Biram Diouf.

'Stoke are Arsenal-lite tonight'

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

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Aleksandar Mitrovic
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"Stoke are faffing around Newcastle’s box like they’re Arsenal-lite. I can see Newcastle getting something here."

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Terrible. Stoke right-back Geoff Cameron lurks into a bit of space in the right channel, but then passes weakly into Rob Elliot's hands. Neither a cross or a shot. Groans from the home fans.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Giannelli Imbula
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What are you doing?! Stoke's new £18m midfielder Giannelli Imbula faffs about on the edge of his own box, almost having his pocket picked by a cluster of black-and-white shirts. 

Stoke survive...just. But Imbula doesn't survive a rollicking - he gets an earful from Philipp Wollscheid. He won't do that again...

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Newcastle's backline is looking uncharacteristically assured tonight. That sunshine trip to La Manga clearly involved lots of defensive drills - and I'm not talking about slapping on the suncream.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Glenn Whelan
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Most of the game continues to be played in Stoke's third of the pitch. Newcastle's blunt attack is struggling to crack the Potters defence though.

Absolutely belting it down at the Britannia by the way...

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

The official attendance at the Britannia Stadium tonight is 27,331. Huge thanks to the 1,622 #NUFC fans who have made the long journey. 👏🏽

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

We have a breakthrough! In terms of corners. Remarkably it has taken 56 minutes for either side to win a corner - and Stoke are the lucky recipients. But it isn't worth the wait. Newcastle clear a poor delivery at the front post.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Stoke threaten at the other end, but Ibrahim Afellay blasts an ambitious volley over the bar.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Moussa Sissoko
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Newcastle's midfield turn into a hungry pack of wolves, hunting down their prey in numbers. That wins the ball back near the halfway line, allowing Aleksandar Mitrovic to start a counter attack.

Mousa Sissoko's cross is cleared, but not for long. Newcastle probe again as Jonjo Shelvey's tries to thread through to Georginio Wijnaldum. Too ambitious.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Actually, Newcastle are looking more confident going forward. Steven Taylor brings the ball out from the back, supplying Moussa Sissoko but he cannot get a shot away.

The Magpies, remember, have scored just seven away goals this season - the lowest total in the entire English league.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Jonjo Shelvey
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Sloppy start to the second half. Both teams lose possession cheaply, Stoke first through Erik Pieters and then Jonjo Shelvey hands back the ball.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

I'd expect Newcastle to remain tight and compact at the start of this second half. But when they become more adventurous? Or perhaps they'll take a point?

KICK-OFF

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

As you were then. No changes for either side. The visitors get the ball rolling again.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

"Welcome your mighty, mighty Potters!" shouts the bloke behind the Britannia mic. A few cheers from the home fans as the Stoke players return.

But Newcastle are a good minute behind their hosts, who are forced to brave the cold and windy elements first.

HALF-TIME

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

It has been a backs-to-the-wall job for Newcastle. Stoke have dominated possession and territory, but that's no good if they can't test the opposition keeper.

The Potters have just managed one shot on target. I'd imagine Mark Hughes's voice can be heard from outside the home dressing room door. And that's not a good thing for the Stoke players.

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HALF-TIME

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Nope, no goal to discuss over our half-time brew. Stoke have huffed and puffed, but Newcastle have been organised and resolute. Honestly they have!

Steve McClaren will be the happier of the two bosses. Newcastle moving out of the relegation zone as it stands.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Geoff Cameron
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Newcastle threaten again. This time Magpies midfielder Moussa Sissoko seems to be clean through, but then - out of nowhere - is dispossessed by some heroic defending by Geoff Cameron. 

A minute of stoppage time for someone to nab a lead. Can't see it though.

PENALTY APPEAL

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Newcastle centre-half Steven Taylor bursts into the Stoke penalty area (I've no idea what he's doing there either) and tumbles under a challenge from Glenn Whelan. But it's all a bit theatrical. Referee Neil Swarbrick isn't having it, waving Taylor to his feet. On first glance it didn't look like a peno.

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Early days but this is as disciplined a performance as I've seen in a long time from NUFC.

Ken from Newcastle.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Stoke need a moment of brilliance if they are going to head into the break with a lead. And they nearly get it! Xherdan Shaqiri looks the likeliest player on the pitch to pull a rabbit of the hat, this time cutting in from the right and bending a left-footed shot just past the far post.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

And here's the game in a nutshell. Stoke (left) are controlling the game and pressing forward, but can't find a way through a Newcastle side which is sitting back in numbers.

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Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

Stoke haven't asked enough questions of Newcastle's depleted defence. Oh hang on...Erik Pieters is storming down the left to the byeline.

The Dutch left-back swings in a deep cross towards the back post, requiring Newcastle full-back Paul Dummett to flick clear under pressure. Good defending.

Stoke 0-0 Newcastle

No wonder Mark Hughes isn't happy. His side have huffed and puffed, but have only managed one shot on target. Even Newcastle have cracked two efforts at Jack Butland.