Tim Krul and Hatem Ben Arfa are two players who Newcastle fans will remember fondly.

The former was the club’s number one for years before injury derailed his Toon career, while the latter’s flair and skill got fans on the edge of their seats.

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Both players have since moved on and had varying degrees of success. Krul played backup at Brighton, while Ben Arfa was frozen out at PSG.

But the pair, now with new clubs, had something to shout about this weekend.

Krul returns to the Premier League

Starting with Krul, the adopted Geordie will be back in the Premier League next season. The Dutchman moved to Norwich last summer and the Canaries confirmed their promotion back to the top flight on Saturday night.

Norwich beat Blackburn 2-1 at Carrow Road to secure promotion, and a draw in their final game of the season will win them the title.

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It’s fantastic to see him doing so well. Krul was a real favourite at Newcastle and the way his career ended on Tyneside was a bit disappointing, with injury forcing him down the pecking order.

But we’ll be seeing Krul at St James’ Park next season and he’s likely to receive a great reception.

Ben Arfa lifts silverware

As for Ben Arfa, he moved to Rennes in the summer after his PSG nightmare.

The French winger has got back to his best and is finally enjoying his football again. It feels like every week we see a new video on Twitter of him skipping past multiple defenders or scoring a screamer.

Well on Saturday he would pick up some silverware, as well as getting revenge on his former employers.

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Rennes came up against PSG in the French Cup final, with the game going to penalties after a 2-2 draw.

Ben Arfa would score his penalty, with Rennes winning 6-5 to snatch the trophy from France’s finest.

A fantastic weekend for two of Newcastle’s former heroes.

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