As reported by the Chronicle, Newcastle have gone five points clear at the top of the Championship following their 2-0 win away at Leeds and manager Rafa Benitez has had his say on how he felt that the game went.
After the game Benitez was asked if the win had been comfortable and the Spaniard said: I wouldn’t say that, I’d say it was a great effort against a good team.
“Because we scored the two goals after they’d created problems it probably seems easier.
“But we were doing really well at the beginning in the first 30 minutes.
“Then we suffered the last 15 minutes of the first half.
“The second goal changed the game because we could control it.
“The save from Karl Darlow was really important.
“We played well and it was against a very good team.”
Benitez also responded to claims from Leeds players that they should have had a penalty for a handball by Jack Colback, by saying: “We could have had a penalty at the beginning when they were pushing in the box, but we can talk about it for half an hour and it won’t change too much because in the end we had a good game against a good side.”