An own-goal from Newcastle defender James Perch has handed Stoke City a vital away win in the Premier League.
The Magpies drew first blood when Kevin Nolan converted a 43rd minute penalty to give his side a well-earned lead but the Potters fought back to equalise through Kenwyne Jones who headed home from point-blank range in the 67th minute.
The match was headed for a draw until Perch's header rocketed past Newcastle keeper Tim Krul and into the back of the net, handing all three points to the visitors.
Newcastle United: 1 (Kevin Nolan (p) 43') Stoke City: 2 (Kenwyne Jones 67', James Perch (og) 85') Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle Crowd: 41,915 Referee: Michael Jones Yellow cards:NU - nil SC - Salif Diao 21'
NU Tim Krul (gk), Fabricio Coloccini, Michael Williamson, Jose Enrique, James Perch, Cheick Tiote (Ameobi 74'), Joey Barton, Hatem Ben Arfa (Gutierrez 62'), Wayne Routledge, Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan
Subs - Ole Soderberg (gk), Alan Smith, Shola Ameobi (74'), Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez (62'), Peter Lovenkrands, Nile Ranger
SC Thomas Sorensen (gk), Robert Huth, Ryan Shawcross, Danny Collins, Andy Wilkinson, Salif Diao (Fuller 50'), Glenn Whelan (Delap 57'), Matt Etherington, Dean Whitehead, Kenwyne Jones, Jonathan Walters