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Ba treble steers third-placed Newcastle past Stoke

Published: Monday 31 October 2011, 23.00CET
Unbeaten Newcastle United FC are up to third place in the Premier League after overcoming Stoke City FC 3-1 with the help of a Demba Ba hat-trick.
Ba treble steers third-placed Newcastle past Stoke
Newcastle's Steven Taylor, wearing a protective mask, congratulates Demba Ba after his opening goal ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 31 October 2011, 23.00CET

Ba treble steers third-placed Newcastle past Stoke

Unbeaten Newcastle United FC are up to third place in the Premier League after overcoming Stoke City FC 3-1 with the help of a Demba Ba hat-trick.

Newcastle United FC are up to third place in the Premier League after completing a comfortable 3-1 victory at Stoke City FC.

Alan Pardew's side – who remain unbeaten in the English top flight this term – completed their sixth Premier League victory of the campaign thanks to three strikes by Demba Ba.

The visitors took the lead when Ba connected with Gabriel Obertan's 12th-minute cross, and the former TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and West Ham United FC striker then pounced on Leon Best's mishot shot to double his side's advantage five minutes before the interval.

Though Jonathan Walters scored a penalty with 15 minutes to go – after Ba had fouled Peter Crouch – the in-form striker converted a penalty of his own (81) to complete his second hat-trick of the season. Newcastle's triumph lifts them to within a point of second-placed Manchester United FC and six shy of leaders Manchester City FC.

UEFA Europa League contenders Stoke, who travel to Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC on Thursday, remain 11th following their second successive league defeat.

Last updated: 31/10/11 23.02CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 01/11/2011 17:24 CET

31/10/2011

StokeStoke1-3NewcastleNewcastle

Walters 75 (p)

Ba 12, 40, 81 (p)

Venue: Stoke

30/10/2011

TottenhamTottenham3-1QPRQPR

Bale 20, 72, Van der Vaart 33

Bothroyd 62

Venue: London

29/10/2011

West BromWest Brom0-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Adam 9 (p), Carroll 45+1

Venue: West Bromwich

29/10/2011

WiganWigan0-2FulhamFulham

Dempsey 42, Dembélé 87

Venue: Wigan

29/10/2011

NorwichNorwich3-3BlackburnBlackburn

Morison 53, Johnson 82, Holt 90+4 (p)

Hoilett 45+3, Yakubu 62, Samba 64

Venue: Norwich

29/10/2011

SunderlandSunderland2-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Wickham 38, Sessegnon 89

St.Petrov 20, Dunne 85

Venue: Sunderland

29/10/2011

SwanseaSwansea3-1BoltonBolton

Allen 49, Sinclair 57 (p)

Graham 73 (o.g.), 90+3

Venue: Swansea

29/10/2011

Man. CityMan. City3-1WolvesWolves

Džeko 52, Kolarov 67, A. Johnson 90+1

Hunt 75 (p)

Venue: Manchester

29/10/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-5ArsenalArsenal

Lampard 14, Terry 45, Juan Mata 80

Van Persie 36, 85, 90+2, André Santos 49, Walcott 55

Venue: London

29/10/2011

EvertonEverton0-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Hernández 19

Venue: Liverpool

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