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Kenwyne Jones

Kenwyne Jones

Kenwyne Jones

Stoke boss Tony Pulis hailed "unplayable" striker Kenwyne Jones after seeing him inspire his side to a fightback 2-1 victory at Newcastle.

Jones hit both the post and the crossbar before finally cancelling out Kevin Nolan's opener with a 67th-minute header, his fourth goal in as many games. It was ultimately James Perch's own goal which handed the Potters victory at St James' Park, but Pulis was full of praise for his £8million summer signing.

He said: "He is unplayable at times, he is unplayable."

Pulis continued: "The biggest thing with Kenwyne is consistency. If you look at his career, he has had runs of goals in games, and he is having one at the moment - and we hope that continues.

"The important thing with him is that he keeps going. We have got Ricardo Fuller, who is from that area as well, and they are so laid back it's frightening at times.

"But it's handling them in the right way and really looking after them and caring for them.

It was Newcastle's second successive home defeat and served to take the gloss off impressive away victories at Everton and Chelsea in the last week or so.

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Manager Chris Hughton said: "We know we have got to pick up results, particularly as we have seen how this league is going at the moment.

"There have been a lot of surprise results and at the moment, everybody seems to be able to get an unexpected result.

"But amongst all that, what you have to be able to do is get enough points from your home games or it does put pressure on you away."

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