Senegal's Demba Ba continues blistering run as Newcastle beat Norwich

AP , Sunday 23 Sep 2012

Newcastle kept a clean sheet for the first time in the Premier League this season with a 1-0 victory over Norwich at St James' Park Sunday

Newcastle United's Demba Ba runs with the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Norwich City in Newcastle, northern England September 23, 2012(Photo: Reuters)

The result also spoiled Norwich manager Chris Hughton's return to Newcastle for the first time since he was fired by the Magpies in 2010

Demba Ba scored the winner, his third goal in two games, when he turned Hatem Ben Arfa's pass into the center of the goal from close range in the 19th minute


Norwich striker Steve Morison gave away a penalty late in the first half with a poor tackle on Mike Williamson but Papiss Cisse missed the resultant spot kick

Norwich pressed for an equalizer in the second half but failed to find the net and remains winless this campaign.

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