Newcastle United consolidated their position at the summit of the English Football League with a narrow 2-1 win over Cardiff City. Centre-back Ciaran Clark who has been somewhat of an unsung hero this season came up with a Man of the Match performance to ensure that the league leaders collected yet another three points on the trot.
Elsewhere Luke Ayling also came up with a defensive masterclass of a performance as Leeds United nicked a 3-2 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road. The right back coming up against the dangerous Robbie Brady put in an accomplished performance while also assisting Leeds second of the match.
Both defenders proved instrumental in their team’ victories over the weekend and their contributions were duly recognised as they were included in the EFL team of the week.