Newcastle United edged past Nottingham Forest to extend their lead at the top of the Championship thanks to goals from Shola Ameobi and Jose Enrique at St James’ Park. The win puts the Toon Army four points clear of second placed West Brom with a game in hand.
Chris Hughton’s side struggled to break down a resilient Forest side and only took the lead when Shola Ameobi fired past Lee Camp with twenty minutes left. Full back Jose Enrique scored with seconds to go, his first for Newcastle United.
Newcastle United are now 13 points clear of third spot and edging ever closer to a swift return to the Premier League.
Newcastle United 1-0 Nottingham Forest (Ameobi)
Lee Camp pulls off two superb saves
Newcastle United 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Jose Enrique)