Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa – Ben Arfa Bullet Rescues Point For The Magpies (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

2nd, September 2012


By Alan Duffy

Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League – 2nd September 2012

A superb Hatem Ben Arfa thunderbolt gave Newcastle a share of the points on Sunday against an improved Aston Villa side.

Coming into the game at St.James’ Park without a point from two games, Paul Lambert’s Villans deservedly took the lead on 22 minutes courtesy of Irish international, Ciaran Clark.

However, despite continuing to threaten the Magpies, Villa eventually lost the lead, when French imp Hatem Ben Arfa fired home from long-range on the hour-mark.

It may only have ended in a draw, but Lambert will be satisfied with what he saw from his charges. Alan Pardew, on the other hand, will be wanting more from his side next time out.



Photos: PA

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  1. yes says:

    Hatem ben Arfa? Doesn’t sound too French to me

  2. asdf says:

    Does it sound less French than Koscielny or Bafetimbi Gomis to you?

  3. Frost says:

    Why was he left out of the France squad for the upcoming WC qualifiers again?

  4. Léo says:

    He had a bad behaviour in Poland/Ukraine. Plus, he was in a bad relationship with Deschamps when he left Marseille.
    Above all, he was not as good as expected when he came back in the squad for the Euro

    France is a multicultural country and much people don’t have a French name.
    Benzema, Zidane… come from Maghreb too…, even Platini have an Italian father!

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