C Atsu (19),J Lascelles (68)
X Shaqiri (57)
Newcastle vs Stoke
3:00pm Saturday 16th September
St James' Park, Newcastle
HIGHLIGHTS: NEWCASTLE 2-1 STOKE
NEWCASTLE 2-1 STOKE
FT: And there's the full-time whistle! It's a third-straight Premier League win for Newcastle, and Jamaal Lascelles is the hero once again!
Make sure you stay around for the highlights from 5.15pm...
90+3: WIDE! The attack breaks down and Newcastle look to play keep ball, but Stoke steal it and Martins Indi's cross is met by Diouf, who somehow heads it wide! What a chance for the visitors.
90+2: Zouma sends in a long throw. Choupo-Moting flicks it on but Crouch can't quite meet it. Still Stoke on the attack...
90: Four extra minutes at St James' Park. Can Newcastle hold out?
89: Clash of heads between Clark and Diouf... which results in a good old-fashioned drop ball... Both players seem fine to continue.
88: WHAT A MISS! Long ball played into the box and Crouch nods it down for Choupo-Moting, who somehow fires over from a narrow angle! He just needed more composure there... Not quite able to live up to last weekend's heroics.
86: Ironic cheers as Crouch's first contribution is to give away a cheap foul on Merino.
Perez, who has had a solid afternoon for the hosts, makes way for Mo Diame.
84: Perez puts too much on a cross and Stoke look to break with Shaqiri. Sobhi then works his way into the box after beating Yedlin a few times, butt then he just runs it out of play! How many times do you have to beat a defender?
Peter Crouch comes on to replace Allen.
82: Deliberate handball from Mbemba. Needless! And now Shaqiri has a chance from the corner of the box, 25 yards out or so...
It's well over! Much to the delight of the home fans.
THAT MOMENT WHEN...
...you score for the second straight weekend. Could it be another winner, too?
NEWCASTLE 2-1 STOKE
78: And that is Joselu's afternoon over. A generous reception for the forward, who comes off for Dwight Gayle.
You can see the frustration on Joselu's face as he makes way. Onwards and upwards, son.
77: Another card for Attwell to dish out and this time it's for Merino, whose late lunge on Pieters is a cynical one. Stoke look to pump it forward but the ball is back with Elliot.
75: Atsu tries to lay the ball on a plate for Joselu but Martins Indi slides in to get a touch on the low cross, and it's with Butland.
73: Clark puts in a heavy challenge on Shaqiri and goes into the book for his troubles. Amid all the action, Jonjo Shelvey came on to replace Hayden moments ago.
71: St James' Park is bouncing now, but can Newcastle hold out this time? They certainly deserve the lead, but must shore up at the back to prevent Stoke from levelling again.
GOAL! NEWCASTLE 2-1 STOKE (Lascelles, 68)
Never mind whether it was a penalty or not... Newcastle are back in the lead!
Ritchie's corner comes in and there is Lacelles six yards out. His header takes a huge deflection off Wimmer but the defender won't care.
NEWCASTLE 1-1 STOKE
67: NO PENALTY! St James' Park rages but Atsu has not been awarded a spot-kick.
"It's a big call," says Thommo in the Soccer Saturday studio, as Zouma gets the slightest of touches to the ball but brings down Atsu in one movement.
It needs a few replays to understand what's going on - so it's a brave decision from the referee.
64: BRILLIANT SAVE! Shaqiri's whipped ball in is met by Diouf, who heads it down into the ground and Elliot does brilliantly to tip it away. Great reactions from the Newcastle goalkeeper.
62: First sub of the day sees Jese replaced by Ramadan Sobhi. Not the best of afternoons for Jese, who has plenty on his mind off the pitch of course with his newborn son remaining in hospital after being born prematurely.
Game on now and Stoke are into 7/2 to win this game. Newcastle can be backed at 15/8 but it's the draw that's now favourite at Sky Bet, who offer 11/10.
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60: OFFSIDE! Almost the perfect response from Newcastle, but Perez is in an offside position as he tucks the ball away following Clark's acrobatic effort.
GOAL! NEWCASTLE 1-1 STOKE (Shaqiri, 57)
From nothing, Stoke are level! And the hosts are punished for not extending their lead...
Allen finds Shaqiri 30 yards out, and the Swiss brings it forward before curling a low left-footed effort into the bottom corner. Elliot dives to his right but can't get to it and the Potters are all square.
NEWCASTLE 1-0 STOKE
56: Short corner is back with Ritchie - it falls for Perez who sees his shot deflect wide...
The corner is swung in and it's headed high into the air. Butland is forced to tip it over for another corner... Merino meets it on the edge of the area but it's blocked.
54: Despite that chance for Stoke, Newcastle are certainly on top. Martins Indi is forced to put the ball out for a corner...
52: SAVE! Decent stop from Elliot, who parries away Shaqiri's snapshot from the edge of the area. Both he and Choupo-Moting went for it, but I think it was just the Swiss who got in first.
49: Have to feel for Joselu. How many more chances will he get?!
He came out with a point to prove against his former employers, but it hasn't been his day so far. To say the least.
47: ANOTHER CHANCE! It's a THIRD chance for Joselu against Stoke!
He should have a hat-trick against his old side, but the wait goes on...
Atsu finds Joselu in acres space in the middle, and a decent first touch takes it into the box, but his second flashes a shot over from 15 yards out.
Enjoy your break? Good. Stoke get the second half underway, and no doubt Mark Hughes will have had something to say about that opening 45...
Newcastle are now just 2/7 to hold on to the victory with
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HT: And there's the half-time whistle. A decent start from Stoke, but after falling a goal down, they're lucky to still be in this one.
Christian Atsu got the ball rolling for the hosts, but Joselu missed a couple of glorious chances, while Lascelles should have nodded another one in for Rafa's men. As it is, it's all to play for in the second half.
45: Just the one minute added on in this first half...
44: Shaqiri sends Diouf chasing for the ball out wide on the right, and he gets to it just before it goes out for a goal-kick, but the cross is just behind Choupo-Moting in the middle.
42: Ritchie floats in another free-kick but this time it evades everyone and bounces wide.
Disagreement between Clark and Shaqiri, who protests to the referee after the Newcastle defender holds onto the ball to delay the Stoke throw-in. Mountain, molehill and all that.
40: Stoke need to find a spark from somewhere, and Hughes has opted for Choupo-Moting to play through the middle now with Jese out wide. Will it work? We'll have to find out.
38: Newcastle continue to look strong but it's not quite Joselu's day so far... his misplaced pass breaks down the attack.
35: GREAT SAVE! Another chance comes and goes for Newcastle, and for Joselu once more!
A short corner finds Yedlin 30 yards out, his shot takes a couple of deflections and it falls to Joselu's feet, but he cannot send it past Butland from 15 yards out. Another big chance for the hosts.
33: Well what an action-packed last 10 minutes or so... Newcastle very much on top now and they will look to put this game beyond Stoke, who started brightly but failed to create a clear chance - bar Shaqiri's near moment of brilliance.
31: Yellow card for Wimmer - the home fans want more but it's the right call. Yedlin touches it beyond Wimmer out wide, but the Austrian had already committed and he brings the Newcastle defender crashing back down to earth.
Free-kick out wide for the hosts... but it's far too close to Butland.
28: JUST WIDE... AGAIN! A big chance for Joselu against his old club!
It's an amazing ball in from Mbemba, who finds Joselu unopposed. Perhaps he could have taken a touch, but his first-time shot sails wide of the far post. Newcastle really should be a couple goals up.
26: And there is the yellow card for Hayden, who was warned after just four minutes and now goes in late from behind on Allen. No excuses.
24: GREAT SAVE! A chance from nothing for Shaqiri, who cuts onto his left foot 30 yards out and whips a curled effort which looks destined for the top corner. However, Elliot tips it wide with a terrific save. The corner is met by Choupo-Moting but it's out for a goal-kick.
22: JUST WIDE! So close to a second for Newcastle! It's a terrific corner from Ritchie and Lascelles meets it but heads wide from six yards out! Really was a great chance to go two clear.
GOAL! NEWCASTLE 1-0 STOKE (Atsu, 19)
Terrific ball this from Ritchie out on the right. His cross swings towards the back post and is met by Atsu, who beats Diouf to slot home and score his first ever Premier League goal.
PIC! At least Stoke boss Mark Hughes was able to shake hands with opposite number Rafa Benitez, but will that be the case at the full-time whistle though?
NEWCASTLE 0-0 STOKE
16: Newcastle look for a quick counter attack but Wimmer is wise to it as he dispossesses Ritchie at a key time. The hosts back on the ball though and they will look to get into the ascendancy.
14: Great play from Perez down the right for Newcastle and he gets the ball to the byline. However, the cross is low and too close to Butland.
12: Stoke on top, but few chances created so far. Shaqiri has been heavily involved already. He scored the winner back in 2016 when these two last met in the league - can he do it again?
NEWCASTLE 0-0 STOKE
10: The cross comes to nothing for Stoke, but they continue to enjoy the majority of possession at St James' Park. The hosts, despite that early shot from Ritchie, need to pick it up a little bit.
8: Choupo-Moting strikes from 25 yards out and if deflects wide for a corner. Stoke play it short but then it goes back to the halfway line... Shaqiri then rolls around for some time after a tackle from Yedlin. Free-kick to Stoke which they will look to cross in.
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