Barnsley 0 Newcastle 2 Tuesday 18 October 7.45pm

Newcastle United went top of the Championship for the first time this season.

Two second-half goals from Dwight Gayle rounded off a robust performance from NUFC, as the players more than matched Barnsley physically, before going on to show the added quality they possess.

Yet another goal from a corner/set-piece gave Newcastle the lead, before Dwight Gayle added his and United’s second with a quality strike after Ritchie’s excellent assist.

Watch all the action below, including the two goals.

Here are the stats from BBC Sport:

Barnsley 0 Newcastle 2

Goals – 

Newcastle: Gayle 49, 68

Possession was Barnsley 51 % Newcastle 49%

Total shots were Barnsley 8 Newcastle 17

Shots on target were Barnsley 2 Newcastle 6

Corners were Barnsley 0 Newcastle 4

Newcastle starting 11:

Darlow, Anita, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 83), Gouffran, Hanley, Shelvey, Diame (Colback 90+2), Gayle

Unused Subs:

Sels, Lazaar, Perez, Yedlin, Mitrovic

Referee: Paul Tierney

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