Newcastle 2-2 Stoke City Highlights

A late Abdoulaye Faye equaliser ensured Stoke came from behind to secure a deserved point against Newcastle.

Newcastle took the lead when Michael Owen was put through by Jonas Gutierrez and the striker doubled the lead with a tap-in from an Obafemi Martins cross.

Stoke improved after the break and halved the deficit after Mamady Sidibe converted Ricardo Fuller’s square ball.

And in the 90th minute the visitors drew level when Faye tapped-in from a Glenn Whelan free-kick.

It was only Stoke’s third point away from home and although their search for a first Premier League win away from the Britannia Stadium continues, manager Tony Pulis can take heart from his side’s much-improved second-half display.

Two well-taken goals from Owen within the first 24 minutes looked to have put the home side on course for victory.

But following an injury to Danny Guthrie, with the former Liverpool player being substituted at half-time, the Newcastle midfield lacked poise after the break and allowed Stoke to dominate.

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