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Newcastle   2 - 0   Crystal Palace

Nile Ranger

Newcastle 2-0 Crystal Palace

Newcastle pulled clear at the top of the Championship with a hard-fought win over crisis-club Crystal Palace.

A day after going into administration, Palace were a goal down after 20 minutes when Shaun Derry diverted Andy Carroll's header past his own keeper.

Even so Palace, who could only named three substitutes, had a string of fine chances to level with Danny Butterfield and Darren Ambrose going close.

Nile Ranger's cool finish on the break finally sealed the win in injury time.

It was a deflating end to a spirited display from the beleaguered visitors, whose highly-rated striker Victor Moses was pulled out of the game by the club's administrators.

Yet they started the game in fine style and created two early opportunities to take a surprise lead.

First, lone striker Calvin Andrew narrowly failed to round Steve Harper after being fed by Ambrose and minutes later, the unmarked Butterfield somehow headed Nick Carle's cross wide from point-blank range.

Newcastle then fortuitously took the lead when Palace midfielder Derry unwittingly guided Carroll's header past keeper Julian Speroni.

The Magpies began the second half strongly with Peter Lovenkrands firing wide on the turn and Carroll blasting an effort across the face of goal.

Neil Danns and Carle then had shots blocked in quick succession as the visitors fought vainly for an equaliser.

With 20 minutes remaining, the Eagles went desperately close to a leveller when Ambrose's shot came back off the post and Tamas Kadar managed to get a block on Danns' follow-up.

But their pressure counted for nothing and St James' Park breathed a sigh of relief four minutes into stoppage time when Ranger raced on to Wayne Routledge's pass and beat Speroni with ease.


Newcastle boss Chris Hughton:
"With a game in hand, we have stretched that lead again.

"And probably more importantly with West Brom's result yesterday (1-1 at Ipswich), we have managed to stretch that lead between ourselves and third.

"But I expect highs and lows, good form, bad form, wins and losses through to the end of the season."

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Newcastle 2-0 Crystal Palace FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Derry (og) 20
  • Ranger 90+4

    Newcastle

    Substitutes

    Crystal Palace

    • 01 Speroni
    • 02 Clyne
    • 03 Hill
    • 15 Hills (Djilali 75)
    • 20 Butterfield yellow card
    • 22 Ertl (Lawrence 4)
    • 04 Derry
    • 07 Ambrose
    • 08 Danns
    • 10 Carle (Lee 82)
    • 18 Andrew

    Substitutes

    • 17 Lawrence,
    • 21 Djilali,
    • 19 Lee
    Ref: BoothAtt: 37,886
    NEWCASTLE
    CRYSTAL PALACE

    Possession

    • Newcastle 51%
    • Crystal Palace 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Newcastle 3
    • Crystal Palace 6

    Attempts off target

    • Newcastle 5
    • Crystal Palace 7

    Corners

    • Newcastle 6
    • Crystal Palace 6

    Fouls

    • Newcastle 11
    • Crystal Palace 20
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+7:02 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+5:59 Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+5:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Derry by Andrew Carroll. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
    • 90:00+3:59 Assist on the goal came from Wayne Routledge.
    • 90:00+3:59 GOAL - Nile RangerNewcastle 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Nile Ranger grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-0 Crystal Palace.
    • 90:00+3:22 Danny Guthrie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:31 Short corner worked by Danny Guthrie.
    • 90:00+1:49 Mike Williamson fouled by Alan Lee, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 90:00+1:19 The referee gives a free kick against Nile Ranger for handball. Kieran Djilali takes the free kick.
    • 87:11 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, Headed effort from inside the area by Clint Hill misses to the right of the target.
    • 86:55 Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Nile Ranger.
    • 86:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Pancrate on Alan Lee. Kieran Djilali takes the direct free kick.
    • 85:49 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Clint Hill.
    • 85:25 Danny Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
    • 84:40 Mike Williamson challenges Calvin Andrew unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Ambrose takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:22 The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Julian Speroni makes a save.
    • 81:58 Substitution Alan Lee on for Nick Carle.
    • 81:44 The ball is sent over by Danny Guthrie.
    • 80:34 The ball is sent over by Fabrice Pancrate, Nile Ranger has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
    • 79:44 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose played to the near post, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
    • 79:38 Centre by Kieran Djilali, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 76:43 Booking Fabricio Coloccini receives a yellow card.
    • 76:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Calvin Andrew. Darren Ambrose takes the direct free kick.
    • 74:05 Substitution Kieran Djilali replaces Lee Hills.
    • 74:05 Shaun Derry concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Smith. Free kick taken by Danny Guthrie.
    • 72:51 Alan Smith fouled by Calvin Andrew, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 71:52 Substitution Nile Ranger joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonas Gutierrez.
    • 71:52 Wayne Routledge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Carle. Lee Hills takes the free kick.
    • 71:25 Booking Danny Butterfield is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 71:14 Foul by Danny Butterfield on Wayne Routledge, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fabrice Pancrate.
    • 70:39 Darren Ambrose takes a short corner.
    • 70:20 Nick Carle takes a shot. Tamas Kadar gets a block in.
    • 70:00 Darren Ambrose has an effort at goal from close range that bounces off the post.
    • 69:15 Unfair challenge on Danny Butterfield by Andrew Carroll results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
    • 68:31 Unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Nick Carle results in a free kick. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
    • 67:44 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose to the near post, clearance made by Alan Smith.
    • 67:14 Nick Carle takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
    • 65:51 The official flags Wayne Routledge offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 64:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Hill on Wayne Routledge. Free kick taken by Alan Smith.
    • 62:59 Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, clearance made by Clint Hill.
    • 62:31 Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Guthrie, save by Julian Speroni.
    • 62:24 The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Neil Danns makes a clearance.
    • 61:04 Substitution (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Wayne Routledge coming on for Peter Lovenkrands.
    • 61:04 Booking Alan Smith is given a yellow card.
    • 60:31 Alan Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Hills. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
    • 59:55 Shaun Derry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Tamas Kadar takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:43 The offside flag is raised against Lee Hills. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 57:25 Kevin Nolan is caught offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
    • 56:54 Foul by Shaun Derry on Alan Smith, free kick awarded. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
    • 55:30 Andrew Carroll fouled by Matthew Lawrence, the ref awards a free kick. Tamas Kadar takes the direct free kick.
    • 54:21 The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Lovenkrands. Clint Hill takes the free kick.
    • 52:40 Andrew Carroll produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 52:01 Alan Smith fouled by Calvin Andrew, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
    • 50:37 Alan Smith challenges Neil Danns unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 49:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ambrose on Alan Smith. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:26 Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the right by-line, clearance by Calvin Andrew.
    • 45:34 Shot by Peter Lovenkrands from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:20 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+1:55 Shaun Derry challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:24 A cross is delivered by Alan Smith.
    • 45:00+1:24 The ball is sent over by Alan Smith.
    • 44:09 Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Blocked by Clint Hill.
    • 39:17 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Mike Williamson.
    • 38:58 Nick Carle takes a shot. Andrew Carroll gets a block in.
    • 38:21 Unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.
    • 37:21 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Ambrose.
    • 37:02 Shot on goal by Calvin Andrew from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 36:08 Lee Hills crosses the ball.
    • 35:09 Peter Lovenkrands is ruled offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
    • 34:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Ambrose. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:53 Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
    • 31:15 Neil Danns concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Nolan. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 29:02 Neil Danns gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Guthrie, save made by Julian Speroni.
    • 27:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Hill on Peter Lovenkrands. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Guthrie, clearance made by Clint Hill.
    • 26:17 Fabrice Pancrate concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ambrose. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose, save made by Steve Harper.
    • 24:26 Substitution Fabrice Pancrate replaces Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 23:51 Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
    • 23:16 Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Williamson.
    • 22:27 Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, save by Julian Speroni.
    • 19:29 GOAL - Shaun DerryNewcastle 1 - 0 Crystal Palace Shaun Derry puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace.
    • 19:04 Danny Guthrie takes a outswinging corner.
    • 18:58 A cross is delivered by Danny Guthrie, clearance made by Lee Hills.
    • 17:01 Centre by Peter Lovenkrands, save by Julian Speroni.
    • 16:13 Foul by Clint Hill on Andrew Carroll, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 15:08 Peter Lovenkrands is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 14:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Calvin Andrew. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
    • 13:55 Andrew Carroll concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Hill. Clint Hill takes the free kick.
    • 13:16 Foul by Darren Ambrose on Alan Smith, free kick awarded. Tamas Kadar takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 12:25 The ball is crossed by Nick Carle, Close range header by Danny Butterfield misses to the right of the target.
    • 12:25 The ball is swung over by Lee Hills, Danny Butterfield has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • 9:34 A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Peter Lovenkrands goes wide right of the target.
    • 7:41 The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • Correction - 6:59 Jonas Gutierrez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 6:59 Jonas Gutierrez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 6:07 Nick Carle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 4:50 Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Calvin Andrew results in a free kick. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
    • 3:41 Substitution Johannes Ertl goes off and Matthew Lawrence comes on.
    • 3:41 Andrew Carroll is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 2:13 Corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line, Julian Speroni makes a save.
    • 0:39 Darren Ambrose produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 27 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 26 27 55
    2 Nottm Forest 27 24 52
    3 West Brom 26 24 47
    4 Cardiff 26 21 42
    5 Swansea 27 3 42
    6 Sheff Utd 26 6 41
    7 Blackpool 26 10 39
    8 Leicester 25 2 38
    9 Crystal Palace 26 0 37
    10 Middlesbrough 27 7 36
    11 Bristol City 26 -4 35
    12 QPR 26 -3 34
    13 Doncaster 25 0 33
    14 Barnsley 25 -7 33
    15 Preston 25 -4 32
    16 Watford 26 -6 32
    17 Coventry 27 -8 32
    18 Scunthorpe 26 -14 30
    19 Ipswich 26 -6 29
    20 Derby 27 -12 29
    21 Sheff Wed 27 -13 28
    22 Plymouth 25 -13 24
    23 Reading 26 -17 23
    24 Peterborough 27 -17 18


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