Newcastle star Dwight Gayle responds to question about THATnightclub incident in Liverpool
Newcastle United hero Dwight Gayle insists he was always going to be fit to face Leeds despite reports of him being knocked out in a nightclub attack.
The striker scored both goals in the Magpies' 2-0 win over Leeds at Elland Road to extend their lead at the top of the Championship to five points.
Asked about whether he was always going to be fit enough to play after the incident in Liverpool, Gayle said: "No, there was never any doubt. I was fine."
Gayle's first came after an error by Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green, and his second arrived after the break when he slid home a Vurnon Anita cross.
On his goals, Gayle added: "You have got to follow everything in and luckily he's dropped it and I was there to knock it in for the team.
"The second one was a great ball by Vurnon and great play from the team. They're setting me up at the moment and I just can't help but score."