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Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez scores their second goal

Ayoze Pérez pounces to sink Brighton and put Newcastle top in late fightback

Newcastle United have reasserted an impression of control over the Championship. Rafael Benítez and his triumphant players strode across the turf after the final whistle here to salute a boisterous away support, the massed ranks heaving in the stand behind Karl Darlow’s goal, with that familiar chorus hailing leadership of this division having swiftly taken on a Geordie twang.