Aston Villa 1-2 Newcastle – Hotshot Hatem Gets At ‘Em At Villa Park (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

15th, September 2013


By Alan Duffy

Aston Villa 1-2 Newcastle United – Premier League – 14th September 2013

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On his day, Hatem Ben Arfa is one of the brightest lights in Premier League football, and on Saturday against Aston Villa, it was indeed his day once again.

The French winger scored one and then set up another, when his shot was parried into the path of Yoan Gouffran who duly netted, in a match-winning performance for Alain Du Pardew’s French Magpies.

Ben Arfa’s opener, scored on 18 minutes, was eventually cancelled out by Christian Benteke midway through the second half, as the home side dragged themselves back into game. But soon after the Villans had made it 1-1, Ben Arfa fired in a long-range effort which Brad Guzan failed to adequately deal with, leaving Gouffran to fire home.



Photos: PA

Highlights: 101gg

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  1. Cosa says:

    Hatem had their left back all over the place. He will have nightmares about it. I hope.

  2. Joe says:

    I look forward to the constant speculation upon his whereabouts come January. Can hardly wait for his numerous ineffective substitute appearances for Chelsea next year, or being played out of position at Liverpool, before his inevitable loan to Fenebache or PSG. At least it won’t be an English talent wasted. I’m looking in your direction, Man City.

  3. TravisKOP says:

    @Joe: hahahaha sadly that is all too true!

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