Alan Pardew hopes Demba Ba's form continues

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew hopes Demba Ba can repeat last year's run of good form after the Senegalese striker scored the winner in their 1-0 victory over Norwich.

Ba, whose agent upset Pardew with comments suggesting the player may seek a move away from the club, scored his third goal in two games to spoil Norwich manager Chris Hughton's return to Newcastle.

Pardew adds that Papiss Cisse was a "surprise" choice to take the first-half penalty, which he missed.

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