Newcastle 2-1 West Brom Highlights
Newcastle moved out of the bottom three in the Premier League as first-half goals from Joey Barton and Obefami Martins saw off West Bromwich Albion.
Barton – starting his first match since his release from prison – scored from the spot after 10 minutes following Ryan Donk’s foul on Shola Ameobi.
And Martins headed home Habib Beye’s cross three minutes before half-time.
Substitute Ishmael Miller pulled one back after the break, but West Brom could not make their pressure count.
It gave Newcastle’s interim manager Joe Kinnear his first victory in four matches since his appointment at St James’ Park – but they had several anxious moments in the second half as West Brom dominated possession.
But it was a familiar tale for Tony Mowbray’s side, who continue to play in an attractive, measured fashion but desperately lack a cutting edge.
9′ 1-0 Joey Barton [Newcastle]pen.
42′ 2-0 O.Martins [Newcastle]
65′ 2-1 Miller [West Brom]