Newcastle United recorded a much-needed win with an impressive 2-0 win at home to struggling Huddersfield Town.

Second-half goals from Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez sealed the three points in a dominant display.

This all came after Tommy Smith was sent off for the Terriers in the opening stages which led to the hosts controlling the rest of the game.

Rafa Benitez’s side had a slow opening ten minutes where the visitors had most of the possession without creating much.

The game took a turn for the better for the Geordies when new signing Miguel Almiron was too quick for Smith who got dismissed for a wild challenge on the Paraguayan.

United were then frustrated for the first half as they missed countless chances to break the deadlock before the break.

It took less than a minute of the second-half before Rondon gave Newcastle the lead they deserved after firing through Jonas Lossl.

Perez then made sure of the points after more clever build-up led to the second.

Newcastle may be disappointed they only scored two as they hit the woodwork four times and troubled Lossl countless times.

This result moves the Magpies up to 14th in the Premier League table and four points clear of the relegation zone.

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