Premier League round-up: Magpies continue to fly high
Newcastle kept up their unbeaten start to the Premier League season for a ninth game as they recorded a 1-0 win against Wigan at St James’ Park.
Yohan Cabaye’s strike ten minutes from the end was enough to decide a tense affair, the Frenchman firing home from the edge of the penalty area to break the Latics' resistance.
But both sides had chances to win it with Victor Moses and Hugo Rodallega both going close for the visitors in the first-half as Tim Krul again earned plaudits for a solid display.
A sixth defeat in a row for Wigan leaves them bottom of the league, while Newcastle strengthened their hold on fourth place with the victory.
Elsewhere Sunderland eased the pressure on manager Steve Bruce thanks to late goals from Stephane Sessegnon and Nicklas Bendtner in a 2-0 win against Bolton.
The Black Cats move up to 12th and clear of the bottom three, but Bolton dropped back into it after a seventh defeat of the season.
In the day’s other game Aston Villa were left feeling aggrieved after going down 2-1 to local rivals West Brom in an action-packed affair.
After taking the lead through a Darren Bent penalty, Alex Mcleish’s men saw youngster Chris Herd sent off for a questionable foul on Jonas Olsson.
Chris Brunt missed the resulting penalty but the Baggies recovered to win with Olsson and Paul Scharner both netting.