Ba gives Newcastle the points

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Updated: December 4, 2012

Demba Ba helped injury-hit Newcastle United end a sequence of four successive English Premier League defeats by grabbing two goals in a 3-0 victory over 10-man Wigan Athletic.

The Senegal striker’s double blast took his tally to 10 league goals this season, putting him level with joint top scorers Robin van Persie of Manchester United, Luis Suarez of Liverpool and Swansea City’s Michu.

Newcastle stayed 14th in the table with 17 points from 15 games, three points ahead of Wigan who are fifth from bottom.