Ayoze Pérez (73)
Stoke vs Newcastle
3:00pm Monday 1st January
WATCH: HUGHES PRESSER
STOKE 0-1 NEWCASTLE
FT: Big three points for the Toon! Mark Hughes leaves the pitch to a barrage of abuse from his own supporters with cries of "Hughes Out" and banners replicating the same message. Perez's goal was the difference - although Stoke did create a couple of great late chances but were denied by Darlow. Stay tuned for highlights.
90+3: Adam launches another ball into the box but Darlow punches it clear. Cameron sends it back into the box but it sails out for a goal kick.....
90+1: CHANCE!! Stoke have probably earned an equaliser here. Adam whips another fantastic ball into the box and Diouf goes up about five yards out but flicks the ball over the crossbar. It looks like being Newcastle's day.
89: CORNER! Stoke throwing everyone forward bar Butland in search of this leveller. Adam swings one in but Darlow makes a brave punch through the crowd.
FOUR MINUTES ADDED ON!
88: CHANCE! More pressure - but Newcastle survive. Diouf wriggles space into space on the edge but drags a shot two yards wide when the target needed to be hit.
86: WHAT A CHANCE!! Darlow to the rescue! What a few minutes he's had. A cross from the left finds Crouch at the back post. He heads it back across goal...there is Diouf with a diving header but Darlow gets across to scramble it away. Berahino tries to turn the rebound home but it bobbles wide. Newcastle hanging on.
84: CHANCE! After keeping the ball in the corner, Newcastle decide to work it into the middle. Diame makes himself half a yard and fires an effort from 18 yards....two yards wide. That could have sealed it.
82: Stoke going old-school direct here. A ball drops to Berahino in the box but the flag is raised for offside.
80: SAVE!! Stoke finally get some quality into the box. After a couple of bobbles it drops to Diouf about eight yards out. He turns a ball towards the corner but Darlow makes a fine one-handed save. Could be a match-winner that one.
78: Berahino tries to get Stoke going but ends up passing the ball straight out of play by the dugouts. The ball rolls past Mark Hughes. Penny for his thoughts....
76: No response from Stoke yet as the atmosphere has died in the usually raucous Bet365 Stadium. Perez breaks forward and sees Ritchie in behind. Stoke look in trouble but Perez can't find the final ball.
GOAL!! STOKE 0-1 NEWCASTLE (Perez, 73)
The away end erupt - the home fans fall silent. It's been coming.
Murphy produces the moment of quality this game has been crying out for. He accelerates down the right and fizzes a stunning ball into the middle. There waiting is Perez, who deserves his goal. Butland got a touch but it wasn't enough. Huge goal.
STOKE 0-0 NEWCASTLE
72: SUB! Pieters off. Berahino on. Can he find his first goal for Stoke - boy do they need it.
70: PENALTY APPEAL...NOT GIVEN! Oooooo. A ball gets played down the channel into the box and Perez and Zouma are locked together. Zouma has his arms all over the forward and Perez goes down. NO PEN says the referee. Lucky boy.
67: CLOSE! Shelvey fakes to go over the wall and whips one the other side. He catches it with his usual swazz but it skims the corner of bar and post. Unlucky.
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66: YELLOW! Perez - who has been a real pest - beats Wimmer with a neat trick about 25 yards out. Booking and a free-kick for Newcastle, dead-centre. Shelvey eyeing this up...
63: Allen tries to make a run in behind Crouch. Diouf spots him but over-hits the pass. Real lack of quality on show here.
SUB! Gayle is on for Atsu. Newcastle now going with two up top.
60: YELLOW! Yedlin gets to a 50-50 just before Choupo-Moting, who chops him down. Clear booking.
58: SUB! Shaqiri - who seemed to just refuse to chase a ball down the line a minute ago - is immediately withdrawn by Hughes. There are plenty of boos from the crowd. He's been non-existent today. Diouf replaces him.
56: Newcastle force some pressure down the right. Allen takes a huge risk on the by-line and Murphy nicks the ball off him. Allen just does enough to win the ball back.
53: SAVE!! Choupo-Moting drifts into space about 25 yards and looks to curl one into the top corner. The execution is good and Darlow has to be alert to flick the ball over the crossbar.
51: CHANCE! Adam shows great drive down the left to power past Yedlin. He flashes a sensational ball into the box which Darlow punches clear with Crouch lurking. Getting Adam on the ball is key for Stoke here.
48: Edwards tries to get Stoke going down the right but runs out of room. He actually ends up two-footing the corner flag in his desperation to keep the ball in. I'm pleased to report the flag is OK to continue.
45: Here we go. A big 45 minutes for Stoke, especially. They need to up their game.....
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HT: Two teams low on confidence. Newcastle have had the better of it - Clark really should have scored from close range but didn't. Big 45 minutes coming up for Mark Hughes. Improvement needed. See you in 15.
45: SHOT! Shelvey finds Atsu about 25 yards out. He holds it up for Ritchie, who takes a low shot. Straight at Butland. That's the half.
43: Choupo-Moting holds the ball down the left and looks for Pieters on the overlap. He looks to be blocked off by Yedlin on the edge of the box but nothing given. Newcastle clear the danger.
41: SHOT! Adam - oozing with confidence - picks the ball up inside his own half and tries to catch Darlow off his line. It's a cracking effort that dips just over the bar, although Darlow had it covered.
39: Nice work from Choupo-Moting. He forces a corner. A deep delivery is only half cleared to Crouch who swings a boot at it from 15 yards. Swing and a miss. Crouch kicks thin air. Clark hooks it clear.
37: SAVE! Shelvey finds space down the right and hangs a ball up towards the back post. Ritchie - who has been quiet - leaps above Edwards and powers a header into the ground. It bounces into the arms of Butland. Good stuff again from Newcastle.
35: Atsu gets in behind Pieters again. He has support but his cross is cleared by Zouma for a corner.
Shelvey whips one in...Zouma heads clear.
33: Adam looks in good form here. He whips a stunning ball that is aimed at Crouch. The striker looks to be ready to head home...but Clark comes from nowhere and flicks the ball away from him. Brilliant defending.
30: WHAT A CHANCE! Oh dear - this is a shocker. Shelvey sends a clever corner to the near post, Perez flicks it on and it drops to the onrushing Clark, who can only be three yards out. He just has to force it towards goal but he balloons the ball off the side of his foot and wide of the post. Benitez can't believe it on the sidelines.
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29: Stoke look so open at the back when Newcastle break. Murphy finds space down the right and looks for the cutback towards Atsu. Stoke clear for a corner...
26: SAVE!! Adam tries his luck and finds the perfect left-footed connection. It's curling towards the bottom corner but Darlow gets across to palm it away. Something for Stoke to build on.
25: Yedlin loses the ball on the right and Stoke have a chance to counter. Adam moves past Manquillo about 30 yards out but gets clattered. Yellow card for the Newcastle man and a free-kick opportunity here.....
22: SHOT! Murphy cuts in off the right wing. He has support but decides to dip one at goal. Butland reads it, back-pedals and makes a routine catch.
20: Diame and Shelvey are doing a good job of hounding out Allen. He's hardly had a kick. Stoke struggling to get momentum in this match.
16: Edwards gets forward and wastes no time in finding Crouch at the back post. He gets behind Clark and takes the ball down on his chest. Chance here...but the linesman flag is up for offside. Crouch volleys it wide anyway.
13: SAVE!! Atsu - what a chance. Perez starts the move with a change of pace. He feeds Yedlin down the right and he cuts a fine ball back to Atsu about 15 yards out. He smacks one at Butland, who turns it away. Too easy for Newcastle. They should be 1-0 up.
10: SHOT! A long ball into Perez is only cleared to Atsu on the edge of the box. He has space to get his head up and tries to bend an effort towards the far corner. Too cute. The ball loops behind for a goal-kick. Should have done better.
8: Shaqiri has space to run into down the left wing. Yedlin shows his searing pace to catch him and makes a fine sliding tackle. Taking man and ball. Shaqiri thinks the full-back has fouled him and needs treatment on his ankle. He continues to wag his finger towards Yedlin as he trots back onto the pitch.
6: Chupo-Moting with the first moment of quality. He skips down the left wing and tries to prod a low cross in towards Crouch. Cleared away.
COUNTER! Perez goes direct and slips Atsu in down the left-edge of the box. He finds space on his left to fire an effort at goal but it skips two or three yards wide.
4: Disjointed start. Both teams look low on confidence and are looking to go long where possible.
2: OUCH! Crouch challenges Clark in the air and catches the Newcastle man with an accidentdal elbow in the mush. Clark stays down for 10 seconds but shakes it off.
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