Newcastle 2 West Brom 3: Ba brace not enough for Magpies

Newcastle's Demba Ba scores past West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson, but the effort was disallowed.
Newcastle's Demba Ba scores past West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson, but the effort was disallowed.
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PAUL Scharner extended Newcastle's winless Barclays Premier League run to six games as West Brom won on the road for the second time in five days.

The Austria international snatched victory five minutes from time as a five-goal thriller went the way of the visitors.

Roy Hodgson's men took the lead on three occasions as Peter Odemwingie and Gareth McAuley with his first goal for the club struck before the break.

However, on both occasions, Demba Ba dragged Newcastle back into it, firstly with a fiercely-struck free-kick and then with a close-range 81st-minute finish.

However, the Baggies refused to accept a point and Scharner made the most of a poor defensive display to claim a victory that leaves the Magpies with just two points from the past 18 they have contested.