Ben Arfa's 86th-minute strike in the 1-0 win over Fulham sent Toon fans home happy.
"We're so happy to get the win," said Ben Arfa. "We can now work for two weeks with a bit of serenity.
"I try to score a special goal every game. I've been working hard in training all week for that moment because you have to do that if want to score.
"I worked on my left foot all week in training and it came off. I have two weeks now to work on my right."
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