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Newcastle moves out of drop zone with 1-0 win over West Brom in Premier League

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NEWCASTLE, England — Newcastle moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, swapping places with Norwich.

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal in the 32nd minute at St. James' Park. Jonjo Shelvey split the visitors' defense with a perfectly-weighted pass for the Serbian international to beat the advancing Ben Foster.

Mitrovic's fifth goal of the season came only three minutes after Cheick Tiote saw a spectacular effort ruled out for offside.

With 13 matches remaining, Newcastle is 17th with 24 points — one more than Norwich, which lost 2-0 at last-place Aston Villa.

West Brom has 29 points but is without a win in five league matches.

PHOTO: West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson clears the ball , during the English  Premier League soccer match between Newcastle and West Bromwich, at St James' Park, in Newcastle, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson clears the ball , during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle and West Bromwich, at St James' Park, in Newcastle, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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PHOTO: West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson clears the ball , during the English  Premier League soccer match between Newcastle and West Bromwich, at St James' Park, in Newcastle, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
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