Christian Atsu was on target as Newcastle handed Wigan Atletic 2-0 defeat on Wednesday in the English Championship.

Mo Diame started the scoring for the Toons in the 26th minute after receiving a ball from Isaac Hayden.

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Before Christian made victory certain for Rafael Benitez's side  with the second in the 78th minute after coming on in the second half. The Chelsea loanee found himself in acres of space in front of goal, and after teeing himself up with his right, he hammered home with his left.Read more: Black Stars

The victory has sent Newcastle to the top of the Championship table.