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St James' Park, Newcastle (ATT 50,180) 22nd December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Friend

Newcastle Newcastle United vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

Newcastle 1

S Ameobi (81)



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  1. Ameobi was the game-changer there. He made a big impact after coming on as a second-half substitute and marked his 350th appearance for the club with a fine goal.

  2. All over at St James' Park. Newcastle 1 QPR 0. Harry Redknapp loses for the first time as Rangers boss, while Newcastle claim a vital victory ahead of a very difficult-looking Christmas period.

  3. 96

    Taarabt hits the target but Tim Krul is behind it.

  4. 95

    Late free-kick for QPR 25 yards out. Step up Taarabt...

  5. 94

    Ameobi booked for diving under a challenge from Nelson.

  6. 92

    Ameobi robs Mbia midway into the QPR and tries his luck from distance, but his shot is straight at Green.

  7. 91

    Into injury time now and Newcastle are on the ball. No sign of a late equaliser for QPR.

  8. 89

    Time running out for QPR, who have offered virtually nothing in this game. Other than a five-minute period at the start of the second half, they have showed hardly any urgency.

  9. 88

    Newcastle's James Perch picks up a yellow card.

  10. 87

    Yet another free-kick in a dangerous position for Newcastle, and this time Marveaux whistles a low left-footed from 20 yards narrowly wide.

  11. 86

    Hill is booked for his troubles.

  12. 85

    Newcastle look to break again, with Marveaux about to play Ba through on goal, but Clint Hill wipes out the Senegal striker and saves QPR's bacon.

  13. 83

    Chance for Newcastle to double their lead on the counter-attack but Marveaux sees a left-footed, 20-yard shot pushed around the post by Green.

  14. 82

    Wonderful finish from Ameobi, who was fed deep in the right channel by Perch, stepped inside past the diving Taarabt and curled a left-footed shot into the far corner.

  15. 81

    GOAL: Shola Ameobi breaks the deadlock to give Newcastle a 1-0 lead.

  16. 79

    Another change for QPR now as Shaun Derry comes on for Alejandro Faurlin.

  17. 77

    Final change for Newcastle as Sylvain Marveaux replaces Tiote.

  18. 75

    Obertan once again makes space on the left to swing in a cross, but it was too close to the goalkeeper and the opportunity is wasted.

  19. 73

    Chance for Ba as Obertan creates space to cross from the left, but the ball was deflected up in the air and Ba couldn't get enough power on his close-range header to trouble Green. All Newcastle now.

  20. 72

    Ba stands over yet another free-kick for Newcastle, and this time he finds the wall. He's not had the best day from dead-ball situations.

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