Newcastle 1-0 QPR Highlights
Shola Ameobi scored his third goal of the season as Newcastle handed Harry Redknapp his first defeat as Queens Park Rangers manager.
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Venue: St James’ Park
Date: Saturday, 22 December, 2012
Kick off: 15:00 GMT.
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six league games against QPR, winning four of them – the R’s have failed to score in the last three.
QPR’s most recent victory over the Magpies was a 3-0 triumph at Loftus Road in February 1995. All three goals – a Les Ferdinand double and Simon Barker strike – came within the opening 18 minutes.
The R’s have not won at St James’ Park in 19 years since a 2-1 Premier League victory in 1993.
The Magpies are second bottom of the Premier League form table with three points from their last six matches. In total they have lost six of their last seven.
Only five players have scored in the league for Newcastle this season – fewer than any other side.
No Premier League side have lost more matches in the month of December than Newcastle (42).
Alan Pardew’s men face Manchester United (a), Arsenal (a) and Everton (h) over the festive period.
QPR are unbeaten under Harry Redknapp (W1, D3).
The R’s have not won back-to-back Premier League matches in 17 years since home wins over Bolton and Aston Villa in December 1995. They last followed up a home victory (2-1 v Spurs) with an away success (3-2 v Manchester City) in May 1995.
QPR have scored only one goal in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season, fewer than any other side.
Djibril Cisse has scored in three of four previous Premier League appearances against Newcastle.