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Newcastle pull clear of Brighton as Dwight Gayle seals Huddersfield win

Newcastle United's Daryl Murphy in action with Huddersfield Town's Danny Ward before scoring their second goal

Newcastle were always expected to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, and after 35 games this season they can begin to truly believe. A second successive away win leaves Rafael Benítez’s side 11 points clear of third-placed Huddersfield, who provided a spirited effort and may feel aggrieved at the key decisions in this hard-fought contest.

Manchester City held by Huddersfield on blank day for Sergio Agüero

Huddersfield Town's Rajiv van La Parra in action with Manchester City's Fernandinho

In all probability neither side wanted a replay, though in an open and entertaining game neither team actually did enough to win. Manchester City’s thoughts will already be turning to Monaco in the Champions League, while promotion-chasing Huddersfield’s priorities were made clear by the stadium announcer at half time.

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Huddersfield Town's Rajiv van La Parra in action with Manchester City's Fernandinho

Manchester City held by Huddersfield on blank day for Sergio Agüero

In all probability neither side wanted a replay, though in an open and entertaining game neither team actually did enough to win. Manchester City’s thoughts will already be turning to Monaco in the Champions League, while promotion-chasing Huddersfield’s priorities were made clear by the stadium announcer at half time.