Newcastle played well tonight at the DW Stadium and after dominating the game in the latter stages of the first half and going ahead with a superb strike from former Wigan midfielder Mo Diame, Wigan came back at us in the second half.
But then it was substitute Christian Atsu who scored his 3rd goal of the season and it was a beauty after 78 minutes to wrap up the win.
Newcastle go back to the top of the Championship just one point above Brighton & Hove Albion after 21 games played.
Next up are Burton Albion away on Saturday afternoon – that will not be an easy game.
Christian Atsu after scoring in second half