NEWCASTLE, England — Moussa Sissoko's thunderbolt fired Newcastle into the Premier League's top five as the Magpies beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 for a fourth successive victory.
Newcastle's Yoan Gouffran, center right, scores during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Owen Humphreys, PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
ÂThe Frenchman's 57th-minute strike from 25 yards killed off a spirited fightback by West Brom after the Baggies had responded to Yoan Gouffran's 36th-minute opener to level within eight minutes of the restart through Chris Brunt's equally explosive finish.
ÂSissoko's effort ensured the Magpies collected a fourth straight league win for the first time since the closing stages of the 2011-12 season, when they went on to finish fifth.
ÂHowever, West Brom gave as good as it got in an end-to-end encounter in front of a crowd of almost 50,000.
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