Atsu scores first Premier League goal in Newcastle win


However, the Magpies beat the Hammers 3-0 before the global break in the north east before recording a 1-0 victory against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last time out.

Former Manchester United player turned football pundit, Paul Ince predicts a 2-1 victory for Newcastle United against Stoke City in the Premier League.

Xherdan Shaqiri had levelled for Stoke following Christian Atsu's opener, but Lascelles proved to be the match-winner for the second straight weekend.

"We had clear-cut chances with Choupo-Moting and Diouf".

"We had a lot of chances and it was a great intensity from the boys from the start", Lascelles told Sky Sports.

"We weren't able to capitalise on that and made a couple of mistakes in terms of the goals that we conceded". It was a little bit different for us as Newcastle sat back, and they've got decent pace.

He said: "We didn't play particularly well today - I didn't think we were poor, we just weren't particularly as good as we have been in recent weeks, so that's the disappointment".

"We have to keep working hard and we know what we have in the team and the squad. We were not quite as accurate as we need to be".

The Newcastle winger scored the opening goal in their game against Stoke in Match Day 5. He should be looking to get the best out of the players he has at his disposal. It's no time to feel sorry for ourselves.

"It is a very competitive league and we are learning from that".