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Premier League round-up: Ben Arfa ends Newcastle's scoring drought

Hatem Ben Arfa has netted in all three of his Premier League games against Fulham as West Ham held on for a 1-0 victory while Stoke City escape West Ham.

Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa has netted in all three of his Premier League games against Fulham. Nigel Roddis / Reuters
Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa has netted in all three of his Premier League games against Fulham. Nigel Roddis / Reuters

Newcastle 1 Fulham 0
Newcastle Ben Arfa 86'

Hatem Ben Arfa ended Newcastle's wait for a Premier League goal after 411 minutes to hand Alan Pardew victory over Fulham. Ben Arfa produced a piece of individual magic four minutes from time to create half a yard of space and rifle a stunning left-foot shot past the David Stockdale to claim a first league win of the season.

Cardiff City 0 Everton 0

Manchester United targets Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines both played as Everton picked up their third straight draw against a gritty Cardiff. The visitors were left scratching their heads at how they were not awarded a first-half penalty for Gary Medel's challenge on Baines. Cardiff's best chance came when Craig Bellamy rounded keeper Tim Howard, but his touch was too strong.

Norwich City 1 Southampton 0
Norwich Redmond 68'

Nathan Redmond inspired Norwich to their first league win of the campaign as Southampton were left frustrated after being denied a clear first-half penalty. In a frenetic, end-to-end clash at a sold-out Carrow Road, the hosts' 19-year-old winger proved the difference as he cut in from the left to unleash a fierce drive from the edge of the box.

West Ham 0 Stoke City 1
Stoke Pennant 82'

Jermaine Pennant stepped off the bench to score the decisive free-kick as Stoke left West Ham's Upton Park with a deserved victory. In the 82nd minute, Pennant, who had recently arrived on the pitch, curled a dead ball over the top of the wall and beyond keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

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