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Sunday 15 January 2012

Best goal spoils Hughes return

Leon Best's goal earns Magpies win in Mark Hughes' first match as QPR boss

Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye went off injured early in the match

Newcastle 1-0 QPR

Leon Best's goal helped Newcastle to a victory that took them back into the top six and ensured Mark Hughes suffered defeat in his first match in charge of QPR.

Best sidefooted past QPR keeper Paddy Kenny eight minutes before the interval to earn the three points for the Magpies, who had Yohan Cabaye stretchered off in the first half.

QPR hit the woodwork twice in the first half and kept battling away after falling behind, but struggled to carve out goalscoring chances as they fell to their seventh defeat away from home in this season's Barclays Premier League.

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Key Points

  • Mark Hughes defeated in his first match as QPR boss
  • Leon Best scores winning goal for Newcastle
  • Magpies lose Yohan Cabaye to injury