Fresh Dwight Gayle injury blow for Newcastle

Dwight Gayle suffered a recurrence of his hamstring problem in Newcastle United's 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

Dwight Gayle
Dwight Gayle

Gayle had been handed his first start in more than a month after recovering from a hamstring problem.

But the striker limped off in the 33rd minute after signalling to the bench.

United manager Rafa Benitez said: "It’s the same problem. He’ll miss some games but hopefully it’s not too bad."

Gayle was replaced by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Newcastle went on to win thanks to a strike from Yoan Gouffran and an own goal from Henri Lansbury.