Atsu scores first Premier League goal for Newcastle

The centre half rose highest in the Swansea box to get above Alfie Mawson and power a header past Lukasz Fabianski

Newcastle host Stoke City on Saturday, and the manager would hope his team bring that fight and drive to the pitch as they attempt to make it 3 league victories on the tear.

The 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.

But Benitez, who returned to the touchline following hernia surgery, is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

Lascelles' 68th-minute header secured three more precious points towards Newcastle's survival fund, but he and his team-mates had to show real character after Xherdan Shaqiri had cancelled out Christian Atsu's opener.

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

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"We had clear-cut chances with Choupo-Moting and Diouf".

"It's about us learning and understanding when we play a team who will sit back".

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

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 a game in the League Cup in midweek and Chelsea at our place, so they keep coming thick and fast".

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