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Premier League Goal of the Week: Hatem Ben Arfa for Newcastle United at Bolton

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by , 29th December 2011 at 09:47 PM (2118 Views)
Goal of the Week: Hatem Ben Arfa for Newcastle United at Bolton Wanderers.

  • Against a struggling Bolton who were rejuvenated by the midweek win at Blackburn, Newcastle United ended a run of six games without a win with what eventually became a comfortable victory.
  • A draw had looked the most likely result though after a first half that lacked any notable chances.
  • The game turned on its head midway through the second period. After Bolton gave the ball away, full-back Ryan Taylor charged down left-wing. Faced with seven defenders in or around the Wanderers penalty area, Taylor’s precise cross on the run found an unmarked Hatem Ben Arfa who beat home keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen with a crisp first-time effort.
  • It is Newcastle’s only goal in their last six Premier League games that hasn’t been scored by Demba Ba.

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