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Newcastle United won only their second game of the season as they produced one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Leeds came into the game on the back of two consecutive wins and were looking to distance themselves from the relegation zone. They failed to find their scoring boots and were made to pay in the 75th minute when Jonjo Shelvey scored from a free kick.

Player ratings

Leeds: Meslier (6), Struijk (6), Llorente (6), Ayling (7), Koch (6), Klich (6), Dallas (6), Raphinha (8), Rodrigo (6), Harrison (7), James (6)
Subs: Roberts (6), Gelhardt (7)

Newcastle: Dubravka (7), Trippier (7), Schar (6), Lascelles (7), Dummett (6), Fraser (8), Shelvey (9), Saint-Maximin (8), Willock(7), Wood (7), Joelinton (6)
Subs: Clark (6), Manquillo (7), S Longstaff (6)

Man of the match: Jonjo Shelvey

Managers Reaction 

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa: “We had many moments to unbalance the game. We could unbalance them a lot, but we couldn’t convert. Normally, in the games where you could score and you don’t, some detail unbalances the game against you. I have the sensation that’s what happened. Even if in the last 15 minutes we failed to create enough danger, prior to that in the rest of the game we had done enough to be ahead.”

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe: “To a man, everybody really contributed to that win today. There was an incredible intensity in the game and there always is when you play Leeds. We had to be really good physically. We obviously ended up with a few injuries off the back of that, but it was a heroic effort in the sense that we committed everything to the game and I thought the players were outstanding.”

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