Newcastle stay on promotion course beating Wigan (Official highlights)

Newcastle 2 – Wigan 1

Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle side took another step towards the Premier League on Saturday beating Wigan 2-1 at St James’ Park.

The win kept the Magpies top of the Championship, one place and one point in front of Brighton.

Gayle & Ritchie

Newcastle’s top goalscorer, Dwight Gayle, fired the Toon into the lead in the first half with a close range finish at the back post.

Michael Jacobs levelled for the Latics early in the second half with a superb solo effort, but Matt Ritchie won the game with a header after his initial shot rebounded off the post.