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Newcastle senior star named in Football League team of the week

By Harvey Byrne

The Football League has selected Dwight Gayle in their team of the week.

Newcastle completed a sensational 4-3 comeback victory over Norwich on Wednesday evening with Gayle scoring a hat-trick in the match.

In the Football League’s regular team of the week feature on their official Twitter account the best players from the three divisions’ midweek round of fixtures are selected.

The former Crystal Palace man opened the scoring in the 24th minute before Graham Dorrans equalised with a penalty.

The two sides went in 1-1 at half-time and then Cameron Jerome and Jacob Murphy scored to put Norwich 3-1 ahead.

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It had looked like Gayle netted a consolation goal on the 71st minute to bring the scoreline to 3-2 and then Yoan Gouffran equalised in stoppage time before Gayle netted the winner in the dying seconds.

The striker moved from Crystal Palace to St James’ Park in the summer for a £10million fee.

He has started life at his new club in impressive form with seven goals from his opening nine appearances for the north east club.

His form has helped Newcastle start life in the Championship well, with the club currently sat in third place with 19 points from their first 10 fixtures in England’s second tier.

In other Newcastle team news, Isaac Hayden has revealed his delight on Twitter after the club struck two injury-time goals to beat Norwich 4-3.