Football League roundup: Dwight Gayle double helps put Newcastle on top

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Newcastle United took advantage of Norwich’s failure to beat Fulham and replaced them at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 victory at Barnsley thanks to two second-half goals from Dwight Gayle, taking his tally to 11 for the season.

He struck first four minutes after the interval, firing home from close range at the far post after Barnsley had failed to deal with a Matt Ritchie corner. His second came in the 68th minute when he latched on to Ritchie’s through-ball to lob the Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies.

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