• Alan Pardew was looking to build on Newcastle's 3-0 victory against Wigan in their clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage.
  • Fulham started brightly in the early exchanges, with Hugo Rodallega drawing a tackle from Danny Simpson.
  • The Cottagers' good early work paid dividends when Steve Sidwell's deflected shot gave them the lead.
  • Newcastle were still on the back foot in the first half as Fabricio Coloccini slid in on Damien Duff.
  • With Demba Ba leading the line, the Magpies picked up as the half wore on, but they went in behind at the break.
  • Martin Jol looked on as his Fulham side vied for their first win since October.
  • Newcastle responded when Hatem Ben Arfa's stunning drive looped over Mark Schwarzer to draw the Magpies level.
  • Fulham soon retook the lead though when Rodallega met Duff's delivery to fire past Tim Krul.
  • Rodallega is congratulated by team-mate Dimitar Berbatov.
  • Mark Schwarzer was busy late on as Newcastle pressed for another equaliser.
  • Both teams threatened in a frenetic ending, but Fulham held on to claim their first win in eight games.

Fulham 2 Newcastle 1

Alan Pardew was looking to build on Newcastle's 3-0 victory against Wigan in their clash with Fulham at Craven Cottage.