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Back in Tyne: Five fantastic wins against Fulham

Written by Luke Vinton

Ahead of Newcastle United's final Premier League clash of the season against Fulham on Sunday (kick-off 3pm BST), we take a look at some of the Magpies' memorable victories over the Cottagers...

Shear brilliance stuns Fulham (2003)

Newcastle produced a brilliant comeback as the Magpies came from two goals down to defeat Fulham 3-2, despite a disastrous start at Loftus Road.

With the game hosted at QPR's ground due to a groundshare while Craven Cottage was rebuilt, Lee Clark, who spent ten years at Newcastle, broke the deadlock against his boyhood club in the sixth minute.

Another ex-United player, Louis Saha, doubled the home side's advantage two minutes later before United captain, Alan Shearer, sparked the fightback as the prolific forward assisted Newcastle winger Laurent Robert, who halved the deficit with an impressive half-volley.

Shearer got onto the scoresheet six minutes into the second half by netting his fourth penalty of the season in the opening nine league matches. Shortly after his equaliser, the Newcastle legend grabbed the winner with a thunderous close range effort which flew into the roof of the net.

Kluivert and Shola combine (2005)

The Magpies sealed their first away Premier League win since November with a comfortable 3-1 win in West London towards the end of their 2004/05 campaign.

Newcastle had suffered exits in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals and FA Cup semi-finals and were on a winless run of seven matches going into the top flight clash in May.

But, even without Shearer, United were relentless in front of goal as Darren Ambrose opening the scoring in the first half before second-half strikes from forwards Patrick Kluivert and Shola Ameobi sealed a strong victory despite Tomasz Radzinski's late consolation.

Barton's last minute penalty (2007)

Newcastle completed a 1-0 win over Fulham courtesy of Joey Barton's 90th minute spot kick.

Prior to the away clash, United achieved a 2-1 win over Birmingham City, with defender Habib Beye also scoring an injury time winner at St. James' Park - his first and only goal for the Magpies.

After Alan Smith was brought down in the box, Barton was handed the responsibility of sealing back-to-back Premier League wins and the central midfielder delivered with a clinical penalty.

More late drama (2013)

Papiss Cissé was the hero at St. James' Park as the Senegalese forward's injury-time winner crucially moved United five points clear of the relegation zone.

After missing a number of key chances and hitting the post, Cissé, who scored a last minute winner against Stoke in the Magpies' previous home fixture, controlled Yohan Cabaye's pass before drilling the ball beyond Mark Schwarzer with virtually the last kick of the game.

Viduka and Owen seal win for returning King Kev (2008)

Newcastle sealed a vital 2-0 victory against the Cottagers in March as manager Kevin Keegan recorded his first win since taking charge of the Magpies in January.

An early goal from Mark Viduka followed by Michael Owen's finish in the closing stages secured Kevin Keegan's first win in ten matches after a dramatic return to Tyneside.

United completed the double over Fulham after a 1-0 away win in December, achieving their first Premier League victory in 13 games.

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Highlights

Ambrose, Kluivert and Ameobi on target at Craven Cottage

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