English Premier League Christian Atsu scores as Newcastle clinch third consecutive win

The Ghanaian winger was on target in Newcastle's win.

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play Matt Ritchie celebrates with team-mate Christian Atsu after the former Chelsea youth scored
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Newcastle United have clinched a third consecutive win after beating Stoke City 2-1 in Saturday's Premier League encounter at St James' Park.

Jamaal Lascelles was the hero once again for the Magpies by scoring the winner 68 minutes in after goals from Christian Atsu and Xherdan Shaqiri had the game on a knife's edge.

he Magpies had a dream start as Christian Atsu put them ahead in the 16th minute when he met a cross from Matt Ritchie deep inside the box, controls it with a nice first touch before producing an accurate strike into the bottom left corner.

Stoke meanwhile, restored parity in the 57th minute through Xherdan Shaqiri, who unleashed a long range drive past goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Defender Jamaal Lascelles won the game for Newcastle as he connected to Matt Ritchie's corner in the 68th minute.

Atsu enjoyed full period of the match.

By virtue of the win, Newcastle move to 4th position with nine points.

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