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Rondon and Perez earn Newcastle victory

23 Feb 2019
Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town

Almiron also impresses as Magpies move four points clear of relegation zone thanks to second-half goals against Huddersfield

Goals from Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez earned Newcastle United a 2-0 win over 10-man Huddersfield Town.

Newcastle almost opened the scoring in the 12th minute at St James' Park, but Miguel Almiron, on his full debut, and Rondon each struck the post.

The Terriers had captain Tommy Smith sent off for a lunging challenge on Almiron in the 20th minute.

A minute into the second half, Newcastle went ahead. DeAndre Yedlin played in Isaac Hayden, who diverted the ball into the path of Rondon to finish.

Six minutes later, Rondon set up Perez for Newcastle's second.

The home side hit the woodwork twice more. Kenedy volleyed against the bar, before Sean Longstaff curled against the post.

A third consecutive home win moves Newcastle up to 15th on 28 points, four points above the relegation zone. Huddersfield remain bottom with 11 points.

See: Newcastle report | Huddersfield Town report

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