Stoke 0-1 Newcastle: Rafa Benitez says Magpies' work rate deserved victory

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez says his side's hard work in the first half deserved victory following their 1-0 win at Stoke City.

MATCH REPORT: Stoke City 0-1 Newcastle United

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