Newcastle United moved six points clear at the top of the Championship after the St James’ Park side comfortably eased past Watford at Vicarage Road.
Argentine centre back Fabricio Coloccini put the Toon Army ahead early on and Andy Carroll scored early in the second half to kill the game off as a contest. The young striker is beginning to become a feared goalscorer and confidence is growing in the 21 year old who has now netted seven times in the last eight games.
Watford pulled a goal back late on through Will Hoskins but the mid-table side couldn’t muster any points from this encounter. Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton will be pleased with the way his side is playing of late but will hope that they do not get complacent as the season draws towards the final sprint.
Watford 0-1 Newcastle United (Coloccini)
Watford 0-2 Newcastle United (Carroll)
Watford 1-2 Newcastle United (Hoskins)