Lascelles strikes again to lift Newcastle

Lascelles strikes again to lift Newcastle

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"The fans, when you win so many games in a row, they are excited and thinking about Europe".

Christian Atsu fired the home side ahead early, but Xherdan Shaqiri equalized 14 minutes after the restart.

While skipper Jamaal Lascelles saved the day by scoring the victor with 20 minutes left to give Newcastle a third straight victory, Benitez was far from pleased at his side's wastefulness.

"We've played better than that in recent weeks and that's a bit disappointing", Hughes told BBC Sport. The main thing for me is to see the team working as hard as they were working.

"When I came here, we couldn't afford to make any mistakes. He's been a great player for us so far".

"That was a different test for us today. We don't want to get too carried away but we're definitely on the up".

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Jiyas, who played for Delhi in the Indian Premier League, to help prepare for Kuldeep's guile during net practice in Chennai . But Axar suffered an ankle sprain on Friday while playing football in practice and was ruled out for the first three ODIs.

"I think if we had drawn that game, it would have felt like a loss, because of the amount of chances we had". We're not sure in Benitez was quite sure what Lineker said - he snaps straight into a serious answer, so either he missed it, or he was having none of Lineker's shenanigans.

Rafael Benitez has warned his players' such profligacy will be punished by the Premier League's top teams.

"Last week (against Swansea), I managed to get myself into a good area and I was disappointed I didn't score in the first half".

Kurt Zouma should also be involved as the French defender will not be eligible to face parent club Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday under the terms of his loan deal.

"We can really get about the pitch and get down in people's boots", he added.

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