Ben Arfa produced some of his magic late in the game today to get the all important goal that gave Newcastle all 3 points against Fulham, and it came after 86 minutes, but the French maestro had already set up great chances late in the game for both Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse, but they couldn’t get their headers on target, although Cisse’s effort thudded against the cross-bar.
Ben Arfa – after getting the all important goal
The win was just what Newcastle needed, and the lads even played well – make that very well – in the second half and fully deserved their win.
This is what Ben Arfa told Sky Sports immediately after the game:
“It was a good goal. I was trying all second half to score because we needed the win today. I was trying a lot of shots. I’m not sure how but I just hit it and I scored so I’m very happy.”
“If we didn’t score today we wouldn’t have been able to sleep tonight. We’ve been trying and trying, and today we finally got the goal.” “We’re very happy today. If we hadn’t won or scored today we would have had two very bad weeks.”
Ben Arfa was certainly trying hard, just as he had last Saturday against West Ham, but this time he had a few magical moments – and the goal was another great one from the 26 year-old.
With performances and goals like this – it is small wonder that Ben Arfa is a huge favorite on Tyneside – and to think he forced a move to Newcastle three years ago – because it was the club he wanted to join.
There’s something very good about that.
An excellent win by our lads today – and maybe we are better than we think we are.
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