- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) - 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.


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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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