December 22, 2012
Pardew praises Ameobi
Alan Pardew hailed Shola Ameobi after seeing the striker come off the bench to fire Newcastle to a much-needed victory over lowly QPR.Pardew, whose decision to replace Papiss Cisse with Ameobi 20 minutes earlier had been booed by a section of the 50,180-strong crowd at St James' Park, said: "I know the crowd weren't particularly pleased when I took Cisse, a goalscorer, off but I just felt Shola, he's a big man and this was a big occasion and he likes big occasions.
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|Newcastle United||Queens Park Rangers|
|Shola Ameobi (81')|