Newcastle dropped down to 9th in the Championship table but a win over Norwich will take us to THIRD!
Huddersfield moved top of the Sky Bet Championship after beating Rotherham 2-1 to make it five straight home wins at the start of the new season.
David Wagner's side have suffered a slight wobble in recent weeks - losing two of their previous three games - but they have had no issues in front of their own fans at the John Smith's Stadium and maintained their 100 per cent record against a struggling Rotherham side.
Elias Kachunga's fourth goal of the season gave Huddersfield a second-minute lead but former Town striker Danny Ward levelled for Rotherham against the run of play after 34 minutes.
Nahki Wells quickly restored Town's advantage and 2-1 is how it remained although Rotherham midfielder Tom Adeyemi nodded a gilt-edged chance wide five minutes from time.
Brighton were unable to move behind Huddersfield into second place after drawing 0-0 at Ipswich and had Dale Stephens sent off.
Fourth-placed Brentford are one of five teams on 17 points, along with Bristol City, Birmingham, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading, after beating the Royals 4-1.
Goals from Josh Clarke, Lasse Vibe, Maxime Colin and Scott Hogan put Jaap Stam's side to the sword. Yann Kermorgant pulled one back for the visitors from the penalty spot.
Marlon Pack scored the only goal as Bristol City beat Leeds 1-0 while Sheffield Wednesday won by the same score at Blackburn courtesy of Steven Fletcher's first-half strike.
Che Adams came off the bench to score and rescue a point for Birmingham in a 2-2 draw with Preston at St Andrew's. Ryan Shotton cancelled out Alex Baptiste's opener before Daniel Johnson's free-kick restored Preston's lead only for Adams to pounce.
Derby boss Nigel Pearson was asked to step down from the game at Cardiff but the Rams were 2-0 winners courtesy of Thomas Ince's finish and a Nick Blackman penalty following Matthew Connelly's red card.
Will Grigg's 88th-minute strike saw Wigan win 2-1 at home to Wolves and climb out of the bottom three. Adam Le Fondre gave the Latics an early lead but Prince Oniangue levelled things up.
Sam Winnall scored a dramatic late equaliser to earn Barnsley a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at Oakwell.
Villa's Jordan Ayew opened the scoring with his first goal of the campaign in the 61st minute before Winnall, a second-half substitute, headed home in the 89th minute.
It was also 1-1 at the Pirelli Stadium, where Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had to settle for a point on his return to Burton as his QPR side battled back to earn a draw. Jamie Ward's diving header gave the hosts the lead but Sebastian Polter netted from 12 yards on a swift counter with 20 minutes to go.
Nicklas Bendtner scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest but it was not enough to halt a winless run that extended to six games as Tom Cairney rescued a point for Fulham in a 1-1 draw at the City Ground.
WEDNESDAY: NEWCASTLE UTD v NORWICH CITY
Newcastle United Fixtures
Sat 1st October
Rotherham United (A)
Sat 15th October
Tue 18th October
Sat 22nd October
Ipswich Town (H)
Tue 25th October
EFLC Preston North End (H)
Sat 29th October
Preston North End (A)
ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Elphick og)
Sels, Yedlin (75' Tiote), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Gouffran, Diame, Gayle (80' Mitrovic)
Subs: Hanley, Lazaar, Perez, Darlow, Atsu
LC NEWCASTLE 2 WOLVES 0 (Ritchie, Gouffran)
Darlow, Yedlin, Hanley, Clark, Lazaar, Shelvey, Colback, Ritchie (86' Lascelles), Diame (72' Perez), Gouffran (75' Atsu), Murphy
Subs: Dummett, Hayden, Woodman, Mitrovic
NEWCASTLE UTD 0 WOLVES 2
Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden (Mitrovic 62) Shelvey, Ritchie (Atsu 63), Diame, Perez, Gayle
Subs not used: Clark, Colback, Gouffran, Yedlin, Darlow
QPR 0 NEWCASTLE 6 (Shelvey 2, Perez, Clark, Mitrovic, Hanley)
Sels, Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett (65' Hanley), Gouffran (61' Atsu), Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie, Perez, Mitrovic (74' Yedlin)
Subs: Colback, Gayle, Diame, Darlow
DERBY CO 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Gouffran, Yedlin)
Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Colback, Gouffran (73' Yedlin), Diame (88' Hayden), Gayle (76' Perez)
Subs: Clark, Lazaar, Darlow, Mitrovic
NEWCASTLE 2 BRIGHTON 0 (Lascelles, Shelvey)
Sels, Anita (72' Gamez), Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Gouffran (88' Yedlin), Diame (81' Colback), Perez
Subs: Clark, Hanley, Darlow, Armstrong
(LC) NEWCASTLE 2 CHELTENHAM 0 (Perez 2)
Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Hanley, Gamez, Aarons (24' Gouffran), Shelvey, Colback, Perez, Diame, Mitrovic (38' Gayle)
Subs: Dummett, Hayden, Mbemba, Sels
BRISTOL CITY 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Gayle)
Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden (87' Shelvey), Colback, Gouffran, Diame (63' Perez), Gayle (88' Aarons)
Subs: Dummett, Hanley, Darlow, Sterry
NEWCASTLE 4 READING 1 (Hayden, Ritchie (P), Gayle 2)
Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie (90' Aarons), Perez (76' Lascelles), Gouffran (84' Colback), Gayle
Subs: Hanley, Janmaat, Darlow, Armstrong
NEWCASTLE 1 HUDDERSFIELD 2 (Gayle)
Sels, Janmaat (83' Armstrong), Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Anita, Hayden, Shelvey, Aarons (45' Ritchie), Diame (75' Perez), Gayle
Subs: Clark, Colback, Darlow, Gamez
FULHAM 1 NEWCASTLE 0
Sels; Janmaat, Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett; Hayden (Shelvey 77), Colback (Aarons 61); Ritchie, Perez (Armstrong 70), Anita; Gayle.
Subs Mbemba, Darlow, Jesus Gamez, Sterry.
NEWCASTLE 3 VITESSE ARNHEM 2 (Leerdam (og), Gayle, Colback)
Sels; Janmaat (Sterry, 74), Hanley (Gamez, 62), Lascelles, Dummett; Hayden (Saivet, 74), Colback (Shelvey, 62); Anita (Mitrovic, 74), Perez (Armstrong, 62), Ritchie (Aarons, 62); Gayle (Gouffran, 74). Subs not: Darlow, Tiote, Thauvin.
SOUTHEND UTD 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Anita, Gouffran)
Darlow; Janmaat (Sterry 63), Mbemba (Hanley 63), Lascelles, Dummett; Hayden (Colback 63), Shelvey (Saivet 73); Anita (Thauvin 78), Perez (Mitrovic 73), Aarons (Gouffran 63); Gayle (Armstrong 63).
Sub not used: Sels.
SPORTING LOKEREN 0 NEWCASTLE 4 (Perez 2, Perez, Janmaat, Shelvey)
Sels (Darlow 72); Sterry (Gouffran 63), Mbemba (Saivet 72), Lascelles (Dummett 63), Anita (Gamez 46); Hayden (Shelvey 46), Colback (Tiote 72); Janmaat, Perez (Mitrovic 46), Aarons (Thauvin 63), Gayle (Armstrong 63).
Subs not used: None.
DONCASTER ROVERS 2 NEWCASTLE UTD 2 (Hayden, Perez)
Sels, Janmaat (Sterry, 45), Mbemba (Saivet, 65), Lascelles (Dummett, 45), Colback (Hayden, 45), Anita (Gamez, 45), Ritchie (Gouffran, 45), Aarons (Perez, 45), Shelvey (Wijnaldum, 79), Mitrovic (Gayle, 45), Armstrong (Thauvin, 60).
BOHEMIANS 0 NEWCASTLE 6 (Ritchie, Mitrovic, Gayle, Thauvin, Aarons, Wijnaldum)
Sels, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Sterry, Aarons, Colback, Gouffran, Ritchie, Saivet, Mitrovic.
Subs: Darlow, Gamez, Dummett, Wijnaldum, Shelvey, Hayden, Perez, Gayle, Janmaat, Tiote, Thauvin.