Micky Quinn describes Newcastle's performance in Leeds win as awesome

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their first goal

Newcastle extended their lead at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win at Elland Road.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez shakes hands with Matt Ritchie after the gameNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez shakes hands with Matt Ritchie after the Leeds game

Micky Quinn has told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT that was broadcast on November 22nd 2016 that Newcastle United were awesome during their win over Leeds on Sunday.

Rafael Benitez's men extended their lead at the top of the Championship to five points after a Dwight Gayle double saw them come away from Elland Road with a 2-0 victory over another of the division's form sides from before the international break.

And former Magpies forward Quinn believes that Newcastle once again highlighted how big the gap between themselves and the rest of the division really is with the victory.

"Newcastle were awesome against Leeds," he told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their first goalNewcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their first goal

"They took hold of the game, [they got] a bit of luck with the first goal [from] Gayle. But after that, they dominated. Leeds are a good team as well but they're head and shoulders above anything in that Championship."

Based on their current form, it is almost impossible to argue with the pundit's claim about where they rank in comparison with the rest of the teams in the second tier.

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez in action with Leeds United's Kemar Roofe and Kalvin PhillipsNewcastle United's Ayoze Perez in action with Leeds United's Kemar Roofe and Kalvin Phillips

Since losing their first two league games, they have lost just once more, have drawn once and have claimed a staggering 13 wins along the way.

And it would hardly be a surprise if they now sustained a similar run of form right until the moment they confirmed what seems inevitable by securing promotion back to the Premier League. 

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