It was a goal after 20 minutes from Newcastle number 9 Dwight Gayle that gave Newcastle their first clean sheet of the season, a second successive win and our first win on the road since last December.
The lads held firm under considerable pressure from the home side to win by that single goal this afternoon.
The crowd of 22,512 which included 25000 traveling Geordies was the biggest crowd at Ashton Gate for 26 years.
Dwight Gayle after scoring the winner
Newcastle’s breakthrough came after 20 minutes when the impressive Mohamed Diame on the right put Gayle through the center with a nice pass and the striker took one touch before drilling it brilliantly past goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell with his left foot to put Newcastle in front.
Newcastle held on well for their first clean sheet of the season and that was especially true in the final 10 minutes of normal time and then 5 minutes of stoppage time.
Dwight Gayle the scorer and Mo Diane got the assist
That was Newcastle’s first win on the road since we took Tottenham apart 2-1 at White Hart Lane last December.
Rafa Benitez will have been pleased that Newcastle were strong in defense when they needed to be today – and it was classic 1-0 win and a good strong defensive performance from the side.
If we are to do well this season in the Championship then the defense has to be resolute like they were today.
And that’s Dwight Gayle’s 3rd goal in four days for Newcastle and this lad has been great so far this season with four of Newcastle’s six goals so far.
Newcastle move up to 7th place 4 points behind Huddersfield who got their 4th win – this time at home to Barnsley – to go top on 10 points.
Dwight Gayle, Mohamed Diame, that man Yoan Gouffran again – and Chancel Mbemba were the pick of the bunch for Newcastle today with Diame looking impressive on his comeback to the side following a slight knock he picked up last Saturday against Huddersfield.