Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Mark Hughes rues missed chances as Stoke fall to Newcastle

Mark Hughes rues missed chances as Stoke fall to Newcastle

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.

Newcastle United climbed up to fourth in the table with a third successive Premier League win as Stoke City were unable to capitalise on some awful finishing from the home team.

After Xherdan Shaqiri cancelled out Christian Atsu's opener, it was left to defender Lascelles to again prove the match-winner for Newcastle. "In fairness, their keeper made a couple of outstanding saves so we created a fair number of chances", Hughes told Sky Sports after the match. "It's a long season, when you talk about the Premier League, any league, you talk about nine months so it's a long season and we have to make sure every week we have a player that has improved a little bit or a group of players that have improved a lot or whatever".

"We're disappointed because we came into the game in good form".

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

Newcastle United have clinched a third consecutive win after beating Stoke City 2-1 in Saturday's Premier League encounter at St James' Park.

Benitez definitely goes all the way to get the best out of his team behind the scene, and skipper Jamaal Lascelles has revealed yet another way the boss gets his men firing on all cylinders. It's no time to feel sorry for ourselves.

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