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Back in Tyne: Five memorable wins at West Brom

Written by Luke Vinton

Ahead of Newcastle United's Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie at West Bromwich Albion, we take a look at the Magpies' best away wins against the Baggies...

Attacking trio down Albion (2011/2012)

A scintillating attacking display, largely consisting of Papiss Cissé, Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba, saw Newcastle United recorded a wonderful 3-1 win at The Hawthorns.

The Magpies netted twice in the opening 12 minutes, with Papiss Cissé breaking the deadlock inside six minutes before Hatem Ben Arfa curled the ball beyond Ben Foster following a fine counter-attack.

Cissé, Ben Arfa and Ba proved too hot for the West Brom defence to handle as Cissé grabbed Newcastle's third before the half-time whistle, sweeping the ball home after another breakaway involving the dangerous Ben Arfa and Ba. 

Shane Long pulled a goal back for the hosts in the opening stages of the second half but it proved only to be a consolation as Alan Pardew's side moved in joint-fifth, a position they where they ultimately finished at the end of the 2011/12 campaign.

Pérez's brilliance and captain Colo (2014/2015)

Goals from Ayoze Pérez and Fabricio Coloccini sealed a comfortable 2-0 win for the Magpies, their fifth consecutive victory in all competitions.

On the stroke of half-time, Pérez sent United into the lead in superb fashion, producing a magnificent flicked finish from Daryl Janmaat's cross which won the 2014/15 NUFC TV goal of the season.

In the second half, in front of the travelling away supporters, Coloccini extended Newcastle's lead further as, following another inviting cross from Janmaat, the United skipper arrived at the back post to power a firm header beyond Foster.

Lovenkrands nets first Magpies goal (2008/2009)

Newcastle claimed an important 3-2 win against West Brom in a manic first half which saw four goals scored in the opening 41 minutes.

The build-up was overshadowed by the news that manager Joe Kinnear had been taken to hospital before the match but the Magpies went ahead early on as Damien Duff pounced on a defensive error to open the scoring after two minutes before Albion responded in quick fashion after Marc-Antoine Fortune's equaliser.

After just nine minutes, Newcastle regained their lead as Peter Lovenkrands scored his first goal for the club with a calm close-range finish before defender Steven Taylor headed home before half-time to provide Newcastle with a two-goal cushion.

A nervy finale was to follow, though, after Fortune grabbed his and West Brom's second goal of the afternoon but it was United who held on for three points.

Owen and Shearer on target (2005/06)

Newcastle proved far too strong for West Brom as goals from Michael Owen and Alan Shearer secured a 3-0 victory in the West Midlands.

The Magpies headed into the Premier League contest on the back of a thrilling Tyne-Wear derby win over rivals Sunderland but were made to wait until the second half for a breakthrough.

In fact, it took inside 60 seconds of the restart as Owen volleyed home from Charles' N'Zogbia's cross and he made it two with 12 minutes to go, diverting another cross, this time from Kieron Dyer, into the net.

Shearer's introduction from the substitutes' bench proved successful as the striker needed just 14 minutes to find the target, diverting Peter Ramage's cross past Baggies goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszcak.

Newcastle beat Baggies on road to Wembley (1973/74)

Newcastle sealed their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win at West Brom during the 1974 competition.

The Magpies side, which contained the likes of Willie McFaul, Bob Moncur, Terry McDermott and Malcolm Macdonald, were aiming to avoid a cup upset against the Second Division side.

And it was Macdonald who fired the visitors into the lead on the half-hour mark with his fifth goal in as many games before two goals in the opening five second half minutes, courtesy of Stewart Barrowclough and John Tudor gave Joe Harvey's Magpies comfortable breathing space.

Wins against Nottingham Forest and Burnley set up a cup final clash against Liverpool but a 3-0 defeat at the old Wembley Stadium ensured Newcastle would finish as runners-up.

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