Fulham's Hugo Rodallega (C) scores against Newcastle United
during their English Premier League match at Craven Cottage
in London. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega headed the decisive goal to
seal a 2-1 win over Newcastle United in an absorbing Premier
League match at Craven Cottage.
Fulham's first victory in eight games kept them 13th in the
standings, three points and one place ahead of Newcastle.
Steve Sidwell put Fulham ahead with a deflected shot after 19
minutes, their first goal in over five hours of Premier
Newcastle equalised through a brilliant 20-metre strike by
midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa which flew into the net off the
underside of the crossbar early in the second half.
Rodallega rose to head home Damien Duff's free kick after 63
minutes although Newcastle almost levelled again when
Fabricio Coloccini's powerful shot struck the crossbar.