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Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Goodbye!


    Thanks for your company today. Head over to this page for all the post-match reaction from St James' Park and the other Premier League games.

  2. Team showed character - Perez

    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Newcastle matchwinner Ayoze Perez: "It took quite long to get this first win and finally we got it at home with our fans. We deserve it. It has been a couple of tough weeks for us but we have worked really hard to get to this situation.

    "Watford are a very good team but we knew that we had to do our job. It is time to start getting points. it doesn't matter how. We stuck to the plan."

    On his goal from a free-kick routine: "I have the job to be in front of the first man so I'm happy to score my first goal of the season and hopefully I can score more and more and keep winning.

    "It's a lot of confidence for ourselves. This team showed one more time the character we have got and it is a deserved win. Hopefully we can start climbing the table now."

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    "We love to boogie on a Saturday night!"

    T Rex frontman Marc Bolan grooves out of the St James' Park PA system as Rafa Benitez and his players applaud the home fans for their support and patience after a tough start to the season.

    I reckon a few of them will be boogieing tonight...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Newcastle certainly rode their luck against a wasteful Watford, but no-one can question their desire and effort today.

    A hard-fought win which lifts them out of the relegation zone, unless Cardiff bag two late goals...


    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Cleared! And as soon as Newcastle clear the final whistle goes.


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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Still we wait. Ref Craig Pawson has blown his whistle... for a Watford free-kick on the far side. Holebas to swing it in, everyone up...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Newcastle fans are desperate for the full-time whistle. Into the final minute...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Watford miss ANOTHER golden chance! Stefano Okaka volleys over from close range. Simply had to score...


    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Tempers flare as Jose Holebas jumps into an aerial challenge with DeAndre Yedlin and lands on his ankle. Fabian Schar isn't happy and takes umbrage with Holebas. Both players get yellows...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Four minutes of added time... can Newcastle hang on?

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    The corner comes to nothing but Roberto Pereyra keeps possession for Watford. He plays the ball to Abdoulaye Doucoure who fires a low cross down the corridor of uncertainty.. no-one can get a touch.

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    The visitors have a corner... hold on tight everybody...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Watford pressing. All or nothing now...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Both are back on their feet and Newcastle still have 11 men...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Did a black cat cross the Newcastle team bus on the way to St James' today? More injury woe for Rafa Benitez as DeAndre Yedlin and Mo Diame go down injured...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Five minutes for Watford to rescue this.

    Five minutes for Newcastle to hang on and move out of the bottom three (as it stands) with their first win of the season.


    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Another roll of the dice from Javi Gracia. Nathaniel Chalobah is the man summoned off the bench, Isaac Success going off.


    Cynical! Watford sub Stefano Okaka takes out Matt Ritchie to stop a Newcastle counter attack and is rightly booked...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Ah, it was only a moment of nerves kicking in for the home fans. "New-cas-TLE!" they shout as they try to give confidence to their players in what is sure to be a tense finish...

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    Newcastle 1-0 Watford

    Less than 10 minutes of normal time for Newcastle to see this one out. The home fans seems to have lost their voices...