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Perez on the mark again as Newcastle continue fine run with win over West Brom

Spanish striker scores for the third successive game to send the Magpies on their way to another victory.

Image: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newcastle United’s impressive revival continued as they climbed into seventh place in the English Premier League table with a 2-0 win away to West Bromwich Albion.

Goals from Ayoze Perez and Fabricio Coloccini at The Hawthorns saw north-east side Newcastle, who struggled at the start of the season, extend their unbeaten league run to five straight games — a sequence that now includes four successive victories.

Perez put Newcastle ahead on the stroke of half-time when, from 12 yards out, he skilfully backheeled in Daryl Janmaat’s cross.

Janmaat was again the provider as Newcastle doubled their lead in the 62nd minute.

The full-back’s cross was not properly cleared and Newcastle captain Coloccini found space in the box to head home as manager Alan Pardew’s men tightened their grip on the game.

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