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Newcastle fight back to draw 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion
November 28, 2017 / 10:30 PM / 20 days ago

Newcastle fight back to draw 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion

Nov 28 (Reuters) - - Newcastle United looked to be heading for a fifth straight Premier League defeat until a Ciaran Clark header and an own goal gave them a deserved 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Tuesday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion vs Newcastle United - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Britain - November 28, 2017 West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon in action with Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

West Brom striker Hal Robson-Kanu scored on the stroke of halftime with a superb downward header, and winger Sam Field looked to have put the game out of reach with a deft volley 11 minutes into the second half.

Newcastle were thrown a lifeline when defender Ciaran Clarke reduced the deficit three minutes later with a towering header from a corner by Matt Ritchie, whose free kick was deflected into the net for the equaliser in the 83rd minute.

West Brom defender Jonny Evans was credited with the own goal but it appeared that team mate Salomon Rondon had backheeled the ball into the net to gift Newcastle the point that their spirited fightback richly deserved.

Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Ken Ferris

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