Gabriel Obertan: 'Win can be turning point for Newcastle United'

Obertan: 'Win can be turning point for Newcastle'
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Newcastle United winger Gabriel Obertan hopes that the team's first win of the season - a 1-0 home victory over Leicester City will be a "turning point" for the club.

Gabriel Obertan hopes that Newcastle United's first win of the Premier League season can be a "turning point" for the side.

The winger scored his first goal since October 2012 to secure a 1-0 win for the Magpies in their delayed match against Leicester City this evening.

The 25-year-old told BBC Sport: "I have been waiting a long time to score at St James' Park and I'm pleased for everyone.

"I'm so glad to get our first win of the season. I think it might be a turning point, we needed that win to get the confidence back in the team."

The result has lifted Alan Pardew's side up to 18th in the Premier League table.

Newcastle player Gabriel Obertan celebrates his goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on October 18, 2014
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