Newcastle v Cardiff LIVE: Follow all the action from St James's Park

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle United take on Cardiff City at St James's Park this afternoon looking to extend their lead at the top of the Championship.

Rafa Benitez's side are three points ahead of second-placed Brighton and Hove Albion, who travel to Bristol City this evening.

Newcastle – who beat Preston North End 2-1 last weekend – have won their last seven league and cup games.

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Benitez welcomes back Dwight Gayle from injury this afternoon, while Matt Ritchie is suspended.

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