joe willock And calum wilson scored for the home team which lifted them to third place in the league.
Both teams have 50 points from 27 matches but Newcastle have a better goal difference to be in the race to finish in the top four and qualify. Champions League next session.
Eddie Howe’s side dominated at St James’ Park, missing the target despite several great chances. His persistence was rewarded in the 65th minute when Allan Saint-Maximin’s headed cross found Willock for a close-range header.
Wilson finished the game in the 88th minute by heading in Kieran Trippier’s cross.
The win was a revenge for Newcastle’s 2–0 defeat to Erik ten Haag’s Manchester United. league cup final in february
(with inputs from Reuters)