Toon Outclassed ... But Hang On

It was a chance for Lee Clark's boys to close in on top of the table Middlesbrough, who were eight points clear, but never "count your chickens ...".

As it happens, Wigan came very close to their first win of the season and took the lead through Swede Andreas Johansson on 13 minutes.

The home side had the bulk of the play and Newcastle were on the back foot for the majority of the game. But the youngsters drew level on 72 minutes through substitute Johny Godsmark.

The match finished 1-1.