Premier League: Newcastle moves into top five with third straight win

Newcastle moved into the top five of the English Premier League with its third straight win, beating Stoke 2-1 on Saturday.

Published: 17th September 2017 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2017 11:05 AM   |  A+A-

Stoke City's Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, right, clashes with Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England. | AP

By Associated Press

NEWCASTLE: Newcastle moved into the top five of the English Premier League with its third straight win, beating Stoke 2-1 on Saturday.

Skipper Jamaal Lascelles powered home a 68th-minute header to help Newcastle edge out Stoke.

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

After losing their first two games, the Magpies secured their third back-to-back wins in the top flight for the first time since November 2014, and have nine points.

Stoke has five points from five games.

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