Steve Sidwell was delighted with the 2-1 victory over Newcastle, ending Fulham's seven-game winless streak.The former Aston Villa midfielder opened the scoring, before Hatem Ben Arfa's superb strike equalised for Pardew's men.
Fulham overcame a spirited display from Newcastle to clinch a 2-1 win in an end-to-end Premier League encounter at Craven Cottage on Monday.The hosts took the lead in the first half courtesy of Steve Sidwell's deflected strike from inside the penalty area.
Alan Pardew believes Newcastle have regained momentum ahead of Monday's away trip to Fulham.The Magpies suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat away to Bordeaux in the Europa League last Thursday, which came after the club's 3-0 win against Wigan which had ended a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats and eight matches in all competitions without a victory.
Fulham manager Martin Jol has revealed he wanted to sign Papiss Cisse before the striker's move to Newcastle in January.The Senegal international scored 13 goals in 14 Premier League appearances following his mid-season move from Freiburg as the Magpies narrowly missed out on qualification for the Champions League.
Fulham captain Brede Hangeland is desperate to return to action after missing three matches due to suspension.The Norway international received a straight red card against Sunderland on November 18, with Fulham's following two matches resulting in defeats to Stoke and Tottenham, as well as a commendable draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle United's winning chances away to Fulham on Monday could hinge on the fitness of Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote and Davide Santon.In last week's 3-0 win over Wigan, Tiote (hamstring) and Santon (groin) were both taken off early in the second half, while Ba limped down the tunnel a few minutes before full-time with hamstring tightness, leaving Newcastle with 10 men in the closing stages.