Jonjo Shelway’s late goal gave Newcastle United a 1-0 win over Leeds United on Saturday, the second time Eddie Howe’s side have tasted victory in the Premier League this season.
The hosts had a better first half in the first half, with fast forward Dan James denying an excellent save from Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubrovka.
Despite continuing to climb Leeds after the break, without injured striker Patrick Bamford, there was no success, and his inability to pay the pressure proved costly as Shelway squeezed the 75th minute free-kick home.
Leeds threw everything at Newcastle late, but they still could not apply the final touch as Marcelo Bielsa’s side suffered their first defeat in three league games.
The victory was crucial for the visitors, who finished 18th in the standings, one point behind the safety zone, one game less than Norwich City in the 17th and seven points behind Leeds in the 15th.