Half-Time Report: Yoan Gouffran heads Newcastle United ahead

Half-Time Report: Gouffran edges Newcastle ahead
© PA Photos
Yoan Gouffran scores the only goal of the first half to put Newcastle United ahead of West Bromwich Albion.

An early goal from Yoan Gouffran has given Newcastle United a 1-0 lead against West Bromwich Albion.

Newcastle opened the scoring in the eighth minute when the lively Papiss Cisse picked out Gouffran, who headed the ball past Ben Foster.

West Brom were rocked by the opening goal and would have been two behind if Yohan Cabaye's 25-yard effort could have just dipped under the crossbar.

Despite being out of position for the opening goal, Foster made up for his error as he first denied Steven Taylor before tipping away another Cabaye shot.

Cisse found himself in plenty of space inside the box later in the first period but his header lacked power and Foster kept the ball out.

The returning Goran Popov almost gifted the visitors a second goal with a poor pass across the area but Cisse was once again guilty of being wasteful in front of goal as he chipped his effort over the crossbar.

Yoan Gouffran and Philippe Senderos battle for the ball on April 7, 2013
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Stalemate on Tyneside
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand