Burton 1 Newcastle 2

Saturday 17 December 3pm

A hard fought game but Newcastle United came out on top, despite the home side having a right go.

Credit all round but it is United who are now guaranteed to be top of the tree when Santa calls.

Dwight Gayle gave Newcastle a 15th minute lead before Dyer equalised only five minutes later.

On 34 minutes it was Mohamed Diame who completed the scoring  for the first half and the match, turning brilliantly to fire the winner.

Watch it below.

Here are the stats from BBC Sport:

Burton 1 Newcastle 2

Goals – 

Burton: Dyer 20

Newcastle: Gayle 15, Diame 34

Possession was Burton 57% Newcastle 43%

Total shots were Burton 15 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Burton 3 Newcastle 4

Corners were Burton 7 Newcastle 5

Newcastle starting 11:

Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie (Gouffran 85), Atsu, Diame, Gayle

Unused Subs:

Sels, Mbemba, Mitrovic, Lazaar, Anita, Perez

Referee: Lee Probert

Crowd: 6,665 (Newcastle 1,730)

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