Speaking after the game, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher claimed that Leeds were the better of the two sides, and said: “I think they just had the slight edge - even in the second half.
“From the start of the game you almost felt like Leeds were in control of the game and Newcastle are hoping to get something on the counter attack. There's nothing wrong with playing counter attack football, you can be really organised within your shape and cause problems to the opposition when you win that ball back.
“It's just when Newcastle aren't having the ball you don't feel they are that organised and you feel the opposition could score - that's the problem with it.
He continued: “I think there's a lot more control from Leeds in terms of actually having the ball. You can't say the games are controlled because they are always end to end with lots of shots going in.
“I just think there is better quality in Leeds in the way they play. I think last season will give them confidence and I don't really have any fears for Leeds being dragged into a relegation fight.”
The Whites will look to pick up a morale-boosting win tomorrow night, when they take on Fulham in third round of the Carabao Cup.
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues:
1. Red Devils backed to bag Bellingham
Manchester United have been tipped to win the race to sign Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jude Bellingham, ahead of the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City. He's gone from strength to strength since joining his current club in a £25m from Birmingham City in 2020. (ESPN)
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2. European giants keen on Rudiger
Bayern Munich and Juventus have both been named as possible destinations for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, as the Germany international continues to stall on signing a new deal. He's made over 100 league appearances for the Blues since joining them back in 2017. (Calciomercato)
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3. Saints chase Hull starlet
Southampton have been credited with an interest in Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter. The Tigers starlet, who scored against Sheffield United last weekend, played a key role in his side's promotion from League One to the Championship last season. (The Sun)
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4. Reds could move for Bissouma in the summer
Liverpool have been tipped to make a move for Brighton star Yves Bissouma, with reports suggesting the Reds' scouting team have been wowed by the Mali international. The Seagulls star was tipped to leave last summer, but nobody matched his £40m asking price. (Fichajes)
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