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Sports News of Saturday, 11 March 2017


Christian Atsu assisted in Newcastle United 3-1 home loss to Fulham

Black Stars winger Christian Atsu played 90 minutes for Newcastle United in their 3-1 home loss to Fulham in the English Championship.

The 16-year-old Fulham attacker Ryan Sessegnon slotted in Sone Aluko's backheel after the break and then fired home just before the hour mark.

Tom Cairney had put Fulham ahead with a 25-yard strike into the top corner.

After Daryl Murphy curled in a consolation for the hosts after a great through ball by Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu, Tim Ream missed a chance to make it 4-1 when he sent a stoppage-time penalty wide.

Sessegnon appeared to want to take the spot-kick to complete his hat-trick after Paul Dummett brought him down, but USA international Ream took the ball and smashed it past the right post.