Ameobi wants to make Baggies pay

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Shola Ameobi is determined to make West Brom pay for his derby day misery.

The 27-year-old Newcastle striker claimed his second goal in a week to drag the Magpies back into Saturday's clash with arch-rivals Sunderland after Djibril Cisse had fired the home side in front.

However, he then passed up a glorious opportunity to extend the Wearsiders' 28-year wait for a home win over their old foe, and could only look on as Kieran Richardson blasted home a 75th-minute winner at the other end.

The defeat left Newcastle rooted inside the Barclays Premier League's bottom three, making Tuesday evening's visit of promoted West Brom to St James' Park a must-win affair.

Ameobi said: "We have to pick ourselves up, there's no question. We gave a performance on Saturday where we felt we could have won it, but it wasn't to be.

"But we have to look forward now and forget about that, which is sometimes hard to do.

"We have to get over it, look forward to the next game and try to get maximum points, especially playing at home.

"Hopefully, we can give another good performance and grab a win."

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