Everton slump to Magpie loss

2010-09-18 19:04

Liverpool - Hatem Ben Arfa marked his full debut for Newcastle by scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday for the team's first away win of the season.

Ben Arfa sent a hard shot into the top corner in the 45th minute as Everton's poor start to the season continued.

David Moyes's team was hoping to build on its stunning comeback against Manchester United last weekend, but couldn't muster any late goals this time despite some last-gasp pressure.

Newcastle had an injury blow, however, as goalkeeper Steve Harper was carried off on a stretcher after falling heavily on his left shoulder.

Newcastle moved to seven points from five games, while Everton remained in the relegation zone with two points.