Newcastle United continued their lightning form with a 2-0 victory against Barnsley to send them top of the league.
In-form Dwight Gayle bagged himself another brace to secure Rafael Benitez’s side a fourth straight league win.
Barnsley put in a sturdy performance, and performed much better than when they lost 4-2 to Fulham at the weekend.
However, the quality of Newcastle’s squad outshone the Tykes throughout the game, and two lapses of concentration saw the Magpies steal the points.
Newcastle’s victory saw them climb above Norwich City to the top of the league after they played out a 2-2 draw to Fulham, while Barnsley plummeted down to 14th place after only picking up one point out of a possible 18.
Newcastle have been faultless in their last six games, but after a great start to the term for Barnsley, the Tykes form is starting to wear off.
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