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Newcastle boss Pardew happy with matchwinner Ba

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was delighted with matchwinner Demba Ba after victory over Norwich City.

Peace appears to have broken out once again, although the £7.5million release-clause in his current contract remains in place.

The manager said: "There has just been so much nonsense written about it. His agent sent me an e-mail saying he was misquoted, and I actually believe him.

"I am not usually one to believe agents that much, but I do believe him on this occasion, and I also think Demba's anger has been generated in the right way - to improve for Newcastle United.

"There is no way that Demba can play every game this season. He is going to miss some other games - so will Shola [Ameobi] and so will Papiss [Cisse].

"The best thing we can do is try to play the best players we have and get a win, and Demba led from start to finish today - not just his goal - in the dressing room, everything about him was top drawer."

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