A superb solo goal by Ben Arfa, the in form French midfielder, and a late goal by Papiss Cisse saw The Magpies leapfrog Chelsea to fourth place and a possible Champions League spot, in what was an evenly contested encounter at the Sports Direct Arena,in St.Jame’s Park.
It was in the 73rd minute, that the Frenchman blazed past several Bolton players, from his own half, and wrapped up with a perfect finish, placing the ball beyond Adam Bogdan’s outstretched hand. Owen Coyle, in search for an equaliser, brought in David Ngog,and Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi in the 79th minute. However, Newcastle went further ahead when Ameobi slanted the ball towards the back post for a waiting Cisse, who tapped in for his 10th goal from just 9 matches. The Senegal striker has been in prolific form ever since joinging the club.
Newcastle have now won their 5th successive game, and are level on points with fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur, who lost at home to Norwich.