Christian Atsu's Newcastle extended their lead at the top of the Championship to four points with a 2-1 win away at Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Dwight Gayle kept up his impressive scoring record with an improvised finish early on before Lloyd Dyer leveled the scores with a well-worked goal midway through the first half.

Mohamed Diame showed great strength to restore Newcastle's one-goal advantage shortly before the break.

Atsu started the match and played the entire minutes as his side maintain their impressive performances with another win.

The win maintains Newcastle's lead at the top of the table as they seek to make the English top flight next season