Newcastle 4 Birmingham 0 – Official video highlights
A really classy and dominant performance, as Newcastle United reaffirmed their promotion credentials after a bit of a wobble.
A second hat-trick of the season for Dwight Gayle, a smart finish from Yoan Gouffran, and quality football from the black & whites – especially in the first-half.
An appreciative fifty two thousand lapped it all up, give or take three thousand or so in the blue away end.
Enjoy it all here again below in these five minutes of official video highlights, four quality goals and the efforts on goal that could have put the scoreline closer to double figures.
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 4 Birmingham 0
Newcastle: Gayle 18, 24, 77 Gouffran 47
Possession was Birmingham 38% Newcastle 62%
Total shots were Birmingham 5 Newcastle 20
Shots on target were Birmingham 2 Newcastle 10
Corners were Birmingham 1 Newcastle 7
Newcastle starting 11:
Darlow, Anita, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden (Lazaar 82), Shelvey, Ritchie, Gouffran (Atsu 72), Diame, Gayle (Mitrovic 79)
Sels, Mbemba, Yedlin, Tiote
Referee: Andy Davies
Crowd: 52,145 (Birmingham 3,184)
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the match go HERE)
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