Dwight Gayle, Jamaal Lascelles and more: Newcastle United players react on Twitter after beating Barnsley

Newcastle's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their third goal

Newcastle United won 2-0 against Barnsley at Oakwell yesterday evening.

Newcastle's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their third goal

Newcastle United’s players have taken to social media to express how tough they had to battle to ensure they got the three points against Barnsley yesterday.

Newcastle beat Barnsley 2-0 at Oakwell last night, to move to the top of the Championship table.

Dwight Gayle scored both of Newcastle’s goals, but the win was far from an easy one.

The Tykes gave Rafael Benitez’s side a huge test, and Newcastle’s players were keen to thank the 5,500 travelling fans who made the trip to Yorkshire for helping them get through the match.

Newcastle’s win over Barnsley means that they have now won nine of their last 11 league outings.

The Magpies’ remarkably strong form has lifted them up to the top of the Championship standings, and ahead of Norwich City in the table.

Newcastle’s next match comes against Ipswich Town at St. James’ Park, and they will head into the contest as the heavy favourites to grab the three points.

General view outside St James' Park

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