Brentford 1 Newcastle 2  –  Saturday 14 January 2017 3pm

With Shelvey completing his suspension, some on international duty and injured players dropping like flies…Newcastle needed others to step up.

An early Dwight Gayle lead, Brentford equalise and dominating. then….

What a ball from Ayoze Perez and a quality header as Daryl Murphy scores the winner!

Watch it below – a class goal to win a strange match.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Brentford 1 Newcastle 2

Goals:

Newcastle: Gayle 20, Murphy 79

Brentford: Vibe 52

Possession was Brentford 55% Newcastle 45%

Total shots were Brentford 12 Newcastle 11

Shots on target were Brentford 6 Newcastle 5

Corners were Brentford 7 Newcastle 5

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Crowd: 11,435

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden (Anita 62 (Hanley 72)), Colback, Ritchie, Perez, Gouffran, Gayle (Murphy 28)

Subs:

Sels, Lazaar, Sterry, Ameobi

(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to today’s win HERE)