Newcastle have pulled 8 points ahead of Huddersfield in 3rd place in the Championship after Newcastle beat Cardiff City 2-1 in a hard-fought game in front of over 51,000 fans at St. James’ Park and the Trotters drew 1-1 at home to Birmingham.
That’s 9 points clear in an automatic promotion place if you take into account our superior goals difference.
Leeds United however are coming up like a steam train with 4 wins in their last 6 games and they won again today – 3-2 at Carrow Road to move into 6th place and we play them at Elland Road on 20th November in front of a sell-out crowd and that promises to be some game.
Christian Atsu scores after just 3 minutes today
Brighton are playing at Bristol City in the late kick-off game today.
In the game today Newcastle were very good in the first half but went off the boil in the second, but it was another excellent performance from right winger Christian Atsu – who was in for the suspended Matt Ritchie.
Here are the current goalscorers with Atsu and Gouffran getting the goals today.