Stoke rally to beat Newcastle

2010-09-26 21:13

Newcastle - Stoke rallied to beat Newcastle 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, helped by a spectacular own goal.

Newcastle defender James Perch tried to clear a corner from Matthew Etherington in the 85th minute but instead sent the ball into his own net with an unstoppable diving header.

Magpies captain Kevin Nolan had put Newcastle ahead in the 43rd with a penalty after Andy Carroll was brought down by Robert Huth in an off the ball incident. Nolan sent the penalty low to the left of Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen.

Stoke equalised in the 67th with a header from Trinidad and Tobago international Kenwyne Jones, his third league goal of the season. Jones scored from close range after a headed pass from Huth at the far post.