Pic Special: Newcastle 2 Birmingham 1

The main incidents occured towards the end of the first half, but there was plenty to talk about after Newcastle beat Birmingham on Saturday.

Those three points mathematically ensured United's top flight status in their first season back in the Barclays Premier League, but Alex McLeish's Blues remain in the relegation mix.

Shola Ameobi put The Magpies ahead from the penalty spot after Liam Ridgewell was sent off for handball on the goal-line, then Steven Taylor headed home a second.

Former Newcastle midfielder Lee Bowyer pulled one back on the stroke of the interval, but Alan Pardew's side would have won by a far bigger margin had Birmingham keeper Ben Foster not pulled off a strong of fine saves. Barry Pells brings us this gallery.

Arsenal - Family Area Tickets

Family Area tickets for Newcastle United's home game against Arsenal are on sale from £26 for adults & £12 for children.
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Watford Tickets

Tickets for Newcastle United's home game against Watford are now sale to members from £27 for adults & £13 for children.
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Season Tickets On Sale Now

Season Tickets for the Family Enclosure are available from just £365 for adults and £100 for juniors.
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Tailor-Made Hospitality

Seasonal hospitality packages are now on sale from £1,785 +VAT pp.

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New Change Kit Available Now

The new 2015/16 change kit is available online and in store now.
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Download The Official BB App

The Official Newcastle United BlackBerry App is now available to download FREE from BlackBerry App World.
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