Fulham 2-1 Newcastle Highlights
Danny Murphy’s 100th club career goal earned Fulham a welcome win as Newcastle’s recent renaissance under Joe Kinnear ended at Craven Cottage.
Andy Johnson rewarded the hosts’ bright start when he lashed home from 16 yards following Claudio Cacapa’s error.
But the Magpies rallied and, after Damien Duff had hit a post, Shola Ameobi fired them level from six yards.
However, Fabricio Coloccini’s foul on Johnson gave Murphy the chance to win it from the spot, and he duly obliged.
It was a match that could have gone either way, but Kinnear will no doubt regret the nature of the defeat following their two recent wins over Aston Villa and West Brom, a loss that sends them back into the relegation zone.
And it could have been so different had substitute Michael Owen not contrived to volley away from goal six yards out with the net beckoning 10 minutes from time.