Lascelles strikes again to lift Newcastle

Posted September 18, 2017

Lascelles struck with a second half header to give Newcastle a third successive Premier League victory for the first time since November 2014.

Ghana International Christian Atsu has registered his first goal in the English Premier League for Newcastle United.

NeNewcastle United are close to announcing that captain Jamaal Lascelles has agreed a new-five year contract at St James' Park, according to The Telegraph.

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"They can enjoy it, we have to enjoy it, but we have to be sure that the next training session, we start correcting things and improving things and doing things in the way we are doing things at the moment".

Few chances were to follow in the following quarter of an hour but, on 19 minutes, Ritchie whipped a cross towards the back post where Atsu got the better of Mame Biram Diouf to slot home and score his first ever Premier League goal.

Without suspended striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, Newcastle looked to Joselu up front but the former Stoke forward squandered three chances to increase Newcastle's lead. We'd be looking at each other like 'who's going to step up?'

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He said: "We didn't play particularly well today - I didn't think we were poor, we just weren't particularly as good as we have been in recent weeks, so that's the disappointment".

A good run of form and securing all three points against Stoke means that the Magpies are now sitting inside the top four and hopes of European football next season are already brewing in the hearts of fans.

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