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Newcastle beat Stoke City for third straight league win

Newcastle beat Stoke City for third straight league win

However, the Magpies beat the Hammers 3-0 before the global break in the north east before recording a 1-0 victory against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last time out.

Christian Atsu was on target for Newcastle United in their 2-1 victory against Stoke City in the English Premier League at the St. James' Park on Saturday.

Atsu drifting in at the back post, poke home a well-weighted cross for the opener before Xherdan Shaqiri curled in an equaliser from long range.

"We weren't able to capitalise on that and made a couple of mistakes in terms of the goals that we conceded. We had enough chances to manage the game better".

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"At the end, we were suffering a little bit because we didn't take the chances we had".

Stoke were guilty of missed opportunities, with Rob Elliot making a number of outstanding saves, though Newcastle also spurned a number of opportunities.

Newcastle secured an instant return to the Premier League last season after winning the Championship but they started the current campaign in poor fashion, losing 2-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur before suffering a 1-0 defeat away at Huddersfield Town.

The Newcastle winger scored the opening goal in their game against Stoke in Match Day 5. "He's just got up over Wimmer so that's disappointing but it was a good header", Hughes added. "We have a game in the League Cup in midweek and Chelsea at our place, so they keep coming thick and fast".