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Newcastle were given a huge advantage in this game after 13 minutes when Demba Ba was fouled in the penalty area by Maynor Figueroa, and referee Mike Jones gave a penalty and since the foul robbed Ba of a goal scoring opportunity Figueroa was sent off – and Demba Ba hit the penalty beautifully low [...]
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Maynor Figueroa will serve a one-match ban in Wigan's Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday after the club's appeal was rejected.
The Latics had hoped to overturn the red card shown to the defender during the first half of their 3-0 defeat by Newcastle at St James' Park on Monday.
Figueroa was sent off after he was deemed to have denied Toon striker Papiss Cisse...
Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul admitted their 3-0 win over Wigan was a "massive" three points.
United had not won a game since 28th October and Alan Pardew's men had lost their last four Premier League matches.
But the result was not in doubt from the 13th minute when Maynor Figueroa was sent off for a debatable shove in the box and Demba Ba slotted home the...
Demba Ba scored twice to ease the pressure on manager Alan Pardew as Newcastle beat 10-man Wigan 3-0 on Monday night.
The Magpies came into the game on the back of four consecutive Premier League defeats but this never looked like being a fifth from the moment Maynor Figueroa shoved over Papiss Cisse in the box.
Referee Mike Jones pointed to the spot and sent off the Latics defender...