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Best Ba None - Demba Wins Award

Written by Newcastle Utd

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has been named as the Barclays Player of the Month for December

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has been named as the Barclays Player of the Month for December.

The big front man scored five goals in six Barclays Premier League games during the calendar month to continue a prolific start to his career on Tyneside.

Ba netted twice in a 4-2 defeat away at Norwich early in December, followed by a brace at home against West Brom, and he then broke the deadlock at Bolton on Boxing Day as the Magpies won 2-0.

This is Ba's first Barclays Player of the Month award, and the Senegal international has now scored an impressive 15 goals in just 19 top flight games for Newcastle since his free transfer from West Ham in the summer.

The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and fans.

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