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Newcastle have given their Premier League survival chances a major boost this weekend as Eddie Howe’s side grabbed a 1-0 win away at Leeds.

Newcastle now head off to Saudi Arabia on the back of a first win in 2022 with a one-point gap from safety after defeating Leeds.

Both sides played with plenty on the line in West Yorkshire with a key chance apiece before the break.

Dan James did brilliantly to check his run into the box, only Martin Dubravka to brilliantly thwart his effort, before Illan Meslier smartly kept out Jonjo Shelvey.

However, there was a lack of quality in front of goal in the second 45, as chances flew wide at both ends.

But as the clock ticked down, Newcastle conjured up a piece of genuine quality as Shelvey steered home a vital free kick.

Full Time from Elland Road it’s Leeds United 0 Newcastle 1

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