West Brom 2-3 Newcastle Highlights

By eplmatches
Updated: February 7, 2009

Newcastle eased their relegation fears with victory at strugglers West Brom.

The build-up was overshadowed by the news that manager Joe Kinnear had been taken to hospital before the match.

But the Magpies eased their concerns when Damien Duff slotted in from 10 yards before Marc-Antoine Fortune equalised with a great turn and shot.

A low shot by Peter Lovenkrands and Steven Taylor’s header made it 3-1 before Fortune’s second late in the game ensured a thrilling finish.

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Assistant boss Chris Hughton took charge of Newcastle in Kinnear’s absence and both he and Albion manager Tony Mowbray must have been dismayed by the antics of their backlines during the opening 10 minutes.

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Newcastle United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

29 October 2008 – Ref: Mike Dean
Newcastle scorers: Barton 10 pen, Martins 42
WBA scorer: Miller 65