Clinical Newcastle comeback sinks Brentford

Newcastle produced a clinical second-half performance to come from behind to beat Brentford 2-1 at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Thomas Frank's team could have been three up at the break following a fast start, yet they only led 1-0 at half-time - thanks to Ivan Toney's second penalty of the day - after the striker first saw a goal ruled out for offside by VAR and then missed from the spot for the first time since 2018.

Newcastle rallied after the restart and turned the game with two goals in six minutes, courtesy of Alexander Isak and David Raya's unfortunate own goal.

As a result of their fifth straight Premier League win, the Magpies went back third, level on points with Manchester United, though with a vastly-superior goal difference. Brentford, meanwhile, have won just one of their last five league games, which will not help their outside chances of European qualification.