Newcastle United 1-0 QPR - Sissoko makes it five in a row

Newcastle United 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers

  • 78" Moussa Sissoko

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 51,915

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Newcastle United made it five league wins in a row with a 1-0 victory over QPR this afternoon.

Newcastle's staggering upturn in form continues after Moussa Sissoko's goal handed them a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

The Magpies took two months to win their first game of the season, but the 1-0 win over Leicester City in October has sparked Newcastle into life.

The pressure on manager Alan Pardew has subsided, with subsequent wins over Tottenham, Liverpool and West Brom before today's game.

QPR travelled up to the North East without having picked up a point on the road this season, and their struggles away from Loftus Road continued today.

Newcastle took all three points, but they had to wait until the 78th minute to open the scoring, with midfielder Sissoko swiveling inside the area to turn the ball past Robert Green and into the far corner.

However, the win has marred by a first half injury to Ryan Taylor. The right back hadn't started a game for almost three years but finally made his return today, only to suffer another serious injury, and the former Wigan star was seen leaving the pitch in tears as his injury woes continue.

The result takes Newcastle up into fourth place, whilst QPR now sit bottom of the Premier League after Burnley's win against Stoke City.

Statistics

Newcastle United

Queens Park Rangers

Possession

54%
46%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Paul Dummett
  • Michael Williamson
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Jack Colback
  • Rémy Cabella
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Ayoze Pérez

Substitutes

  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Facundo Ferreyra
  • Remie Streete
  • Adam Armstrong
  • Robert Elliot
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Yoan Gouffran

Queens Park Rangers

  • Robert Green
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Steven Caulker
  • Yun Suk-Young
  • Richard Dunne
  • Karl Henry
  • Sandro
  • Joey Barton
  • Leroy Fer
  • Bobby Zamora
  • Charlie Austin

Substitutes

  • Mauricio Isla
  • Junior Hoilett
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Niko Kranjcar
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Armand Traore

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