The ball is cleared after DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle Utd) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
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Kenedy (Newcastle Utd) commits a foul and is shown a yellow card without any hesitation from the referee.
What a great touch by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) as he controls a fine pass into the box and takes a shot to the centre of the goal, but an opposing player makes a clearance. Great defending.
Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) is awarded a yellow card. The referee showed him no mercy.
The substitution is prepared. DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle Utd) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Javier Manquillo.
Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Martin Atkinson had an easy-decision to make.
Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps highest to head the ball away.
Fabian Schar (Newcastle Utd) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. Good work from Newcastle as they win a corner.
Claudio Ranieri prepares a substitution. Tom Cairney is replaced by Floyd Ayite (Fulham).
Some great controlled play and passing in the middle of the pitch from Newcastle.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Andre Schurrle leaves the pitch and Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) comes on.
Fabian Schar (Newcastle Utd) reacts well and displays good awareness inside the box to get on the end of the resulting corner kick. He fails to direct the ball into the net as it flies narrowly over the crossbar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Fulham.
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) is about to take a corner kick.
The resulting corner from Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger. The linesman points to the corner flag, Newcastle are going to take it.
A pass lands at the feet of Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) in the middle of the box, he looks up and shoots but the effort is superbly blocked by a defender. Newcastle have been awarded a corner kick.
A substitution has been made. Christian Atsu is replaced by Kenedy (Newcastle Utd).
Javier Manquillo (Newcastle Utd) was too fierce in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Martin Atkinson blows for a foul. A free kick has been awarded to Fulham.
Javier Manquillo (Newcastle Utd) deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul. He's not happy with the decision! Fulham have a free kick.
Tim Ream (Fulham) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.
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Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) fails to pick a body out in the box with an over-hit cross to the back post.
Newcastle didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) plays a dangerous chip pass into the box in an attempt to set up one of his teammates, but the effort is intercepted by one of the defenders. Newcastle force a corner. They send men into the box.
Andre Schurrle (Fulham) is adjudged offside.
Javier Manquillo (Newcastle Utd) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Fulham.
Martin Atkinson couldn't ignore the rough tackle by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) and blew his whistle. Fulham get a free kick.
Javier Manquillo (Newcastle Utd) connects with the corner kick around the penalty spot, but steers his header inches over the bar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Fulham.
Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) takes the ball to the corner flag and sends it into the box.
Paul Dummett (Newcastle Utd) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is bravely blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. Newcastle force their opponents to concede a corner.
The referee blows his whistle to signal the start of the second half.
The first half of today's match has just finished.
Jose Rondon (Newcastle Utd) missed a great opportunity! He finds himself some space near the penalty spot and plants a header goalwards which lacks both power and accuracy. The ball goes well wide of the right post! The ball goes out of play and Fulham will have a goal kick.
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Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area, but it's cleared by an opposing player.
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
Fabian Schar (Newcastle Utd) brings his opponent down with a tackle and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. Fulham earn a free kick.
The game is interrupted. Dennis Odoi (Fulham) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did. Newcastle have a free kick.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) makes a rough challenge and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. Newcastle are awarded a free kick.
So close! Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) tries a curler from the edge of the box, but it slides just wide of the left post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Fulham.
Newcastle quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
The game is interrupted now, Alfie Mawson (Fulham) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.
Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.
One of the defenders reacts at the last minute to brilliantly block a pass from Tom Cairney (Fulham). The ball is out of play. Fulham will take a throw-in.
A cross is clipped into the penalty area by Cyrus Christie (Fulham) but poses no threat. The ball goes out of play and Newcastle will have a goal kick.
The flag is raised by the referee's assistant. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is repeatedly being caught offside. He's always hanging on the shoulder of the last man to try and get into a scoring position.
Cyrus Christie (Fulham) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. It's a throw-in for Fulham.
Great teamplay by Fulham as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) was too forceful with his tackle and Martin Atkinson interrupted the game to signal a free kick. It's a free kick to Fulham, but it's in no position for a direct shot on goal.
Andre Schurrle (Fulham) gives away a foul for a fierce tackle on an opponent. Free kick. Newcastle will probably just try to cross the ball in from here.
Ayoze Perez (Newcastle Utd) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
Cyrus Christie (Fulham) commits a rough challenge and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for an infringement. Newcastle are awarded the free kick.
Sung-Yong Ki (Newcastle Utd) swings a cross into the box, but it's far too close to Sergio Rico, who smothers the ball.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is flagged offside and it's not the first time today.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
Great solo effort by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) as he tricks his way through two defenders before firing a drive from just outside of the box towards the bottom left corner. The goalkeeper is ready and produces a stunning save.
Jose Rondon is not given a chance to finish after receiving a sweet pass by Christian Atsu (Newcastle Utd).
The first half of this match is about to start.
Newcastle will kick the game off.
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