Ramadan Sobhi features as Newcastle defeats Stoke City

Allan Goodman
September 17, 2017

These teams last met in March 2016, when hosts Stoke won 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Xherdan Shaqiri.

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles scored the victor as Rafa Benitez's side beat Stoke City 2-1 at St James' Park on Saturday to post their third successive Premier League victory.

Grumblings of an early crisis on Tyneside appear to have been hugely premature on the back of another Newcastle United victory on Saturday, their third straight in the Premier League. I said one game at a time and now it's just to be sure that the fans enjoy it.

Several reports claimed all was not well at St James' Park with Benitez unhappy at the lack of transfer activity and West Ham United ready to make a move for the Spaniard, who has been linked with a switch to the London Stadium before.

"We're doing okay after a tough period of fixtures".

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McIlroy had another up and down day, sinking five birdies, but giving shots back with a double bogey on six and a bogey on 13. Jason Day fired a hole-in-one during the second round of the BMW Championship .

Without suspended striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, Newcastle looked to Joselu up front but the former Stoke forward squandered three chances to increase Newcastle's lead.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes was disappointed not to come away with anything as his side lost for the first time since the opening day of the campaign, but urged his players to learn the lessons of their reverse on Tyneside.

"We have to keep working hard and we know what we have in the team and the squad".

"The fans, when you win so many games in a row, they are excited and thinking about Europe. We had enough chances to manage the game better".

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