After a month on the sidelines it was simply back in the groove for Dwight Gayle.
His two goals the difference between the two teams at Elland Road.
Whilst the finishes weren’t the most difficult of the season for the Newcastle striker, his overall play and movement was exceptional.
Having said that, like all forwards the Newcastle United number 9 will be judged on goals.
Despite playing significantly less than his rivals, Dwight Gayle is now clear in topping the Championship goalscoring stats as we move towards December.
With 13 goals he is three clear of Glenn Murray and Scott Hogan but it is when you look at minutes per goal, you see even more clearly how dominant he has been.
Dwight Gayle has found better than a goal a game (90 minutes), scoring on average once every 85 minutes he is on the pitch.
Next best are Glenn Murray once every 132 minutes (47 more than Gayle), whilst Scott Hogan is third best with once every 153 minutes (68 minutes more than Gayle).
Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) – 13 goals
Played 1,111 minutes at average of 85 minutes per goal.
Glenn Murray (Brighton – on loan from Bournemouth) – 10 goals
Played 1,322 minutes at average of 132 minutes per goal.
Scott Hogan (Brentford) – 10 goals
Played 1,530 minutes at average of 153 minutes per goal.
Tammy Abraham (Bristol City – on loan from Chelsea) – 9 goals
Played 1,385 minutes at average of 154 minutes per goal.
Chris Wood (Leeds) – 8 goals
Played 1,424 minutes at average of 178 minutes per goal.
Danny Ward (Rotherham) – 8 goals
Played 1,509 minutes at average of 189 minutes per goal.