Newcastle United 1 - 0 Fulham

Match info: Premier League at St James' Park, Newcastle

Date: 31/08/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: C Foy Att: 46,402

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Newcastle

Hatem Ben Arfa 86

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Fulham


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  • All over and Newcastle take the win thanks to Hatem Ben Arfa, but it was a poor match for much of the 90-minutes. But Newcastle get their first win of the season.

    90
  • Newcastle look to break and Stockdale has to tip it round from Gouffran's effort. Stockdale then produces a great double save from Debuchy and Cisse.

    90
  • Four minutes of added time.

    90
  • Berbatov takes it down but puts the ball out of play with the outside of his foot and just about sums up Fulham's day.

    88
  • Ben Arfa was booked for his celebrations.

  • GOAL - HATEM BEN ARFA - Great goal from the outstanding player on the pitch, he cuts back on his left foot to the edge of the box and fires into the corner.

    85
  • Great chance for Taarabt, the ball falls for him on the edge of the box but he fires straight at Krul - could have been 1-0 Fulham.

    84
  • Newcastle win another corner through Santon. Ben Arfa takes and finds Debuchy free 15-yards out but he heads wide - should have hit the target.

    82
  • Bent is off and he is replaced by Adel Taarabt.

    81
  • Cabaye is booked.

  • More good work from Ben Arfa, ball into the six-yard finds Gouffran but he glides it wide.

    79
  • Newcastle turning up the pressure, Gouffran flashes the ball across goal, it comes to Ben Arfa, he cuts back and his shot is saved well at the near post by Stockdale.

    78
  • Newcastle go close as Cisse hits the bar from Ben Arfa cross with Stockdale beaten.

    77
  • Newcastle win corner which Cabaye will take - Gouffran rises but Stockdale claims it at full stretch.

    74
  • Remy on the ball straight away into the box and he crosses looking for Cisse, but Stockdale claims it.

    73
  • Loic Remy comes on for his Newcastle debut replacing Marveaux.

    73
  • Matthew Briggs replaces the injured Riether who can't carry on.

    72
  • Play is stopped as Riether is down needing treatment.

    69
  • Ruiz takes it and it is a good save from Krul, Bent fails to turn the ball back into the box and it is a goal-kick.

    66
  • Cabaye's first touch is to give away free-kick on the edge, real danger for Newcastle here.

    65

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