Perch clanger gives Stoke win
James Perch's own goal handed Stoke a 2-1 win at Newcastle as the visitors staged a concerted fightback.
Trailing to Kevin Nolan's 43-minute penalty after a poor first-half display, City got themselves back on terms when Sunderland old boy Kenwyne Jones headed home from close range with 67 minute gone.
But there was worse to come for the Magpies when Perch headed Matthew Etherington's 85th-minute corner into his own net under pressure from Robert Huth.
Newcastle looked enterprising in the first-half and it took a vital interception by Ryan Shawcross to deny Andy Carroll a free-header at goal after Wayne Routledge sent in a teasing 39th-minute cross.
However, Carroll was to play a significant role in the opening goal when he was barged to the ground by Huth as he ran on to Jose Enrique's cross two minutes later. Referee Mike Jones pointed straight to the spot as the Germany international's protests were waved away, and skipper Nolan calmly sent Thomas Sorensen the wrong way to open the scoring.
Jones who came close to levelling with 59 minutes gone after the home side failed to deal with an Etherington cross. Jonathan Walters got above Enrique to turn the ball back across goal, where Jones headed against the foot of the post with Tim Krul beaten.
Fuller pounced on the rebound and seemed certain to score, but stabbed his shot wide of the gaping net. Jones was left bemoaning his luck once again five minutes later when he met Dean Whitehead's free-kick with a powerful header, but saw the ball come back off the crossbar.
Fuller's afternoon came to a premature conclusion with 23 minutes remaining when he had to be helped from the pitch after falling awkwardly under Enrique's challenge, and his side were back in it from the resulting free-kick.
Huth headed Etherington's cross back across goal for the unmarked Jones to nod home his fourth goal in as many games.
Perch tested Sorensen with a well-struck 77th-minute shot from distance, but his afternoon was to take a turn for the worse with five minutes to go. The full-back got his head to Etherington's corner ahead of Huth, but could only power the ball past Krul and into his own net as a point slipped from his side's grasp.