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The Goal That Launched Ben Arfa’s Newcastle Career

9 years ago

In the build up to Sunday’s potentially crucial match at Goodison, we are bringing you a series of classic Toon/Toffee videos to get you in the mood.

Newcastle fans knew that Hatem Ben Arfa had a reputation for doing the unexpected and our first experience of that in the flesh was on a visit to Goodison.

I remember watching the match, a typically competitive Premier League encounter with a lot of effort but not much composure.

The then on-loan player picked the ball up some thirty yards from goal in  a central position, feinted to go right but instead went left – then hit a thunderbolt form some twenty five yards across the keeper and into the top corner.

Hatem Ben Arfa had arrived.

Sit back and enjoy yet another classic Toon video, courtesy of The Mag’s YouTube Channel
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