Newcastle moved to 5th in the Premier League table after a magnificent win against Brentford at home. Bruno Guimares was outstanding as he put two strikes in his books.
Guimaraes put Newcastle in front with a flying header before Jacob Murphy doubled the advantage shortly after following an error from David Raya.
Brentford was first to have the ball in the back of the net, Bryan Mbeumo running onto a Shandon Baptiste flick and slamming through Nick Pope’s legs. However Toney was ruled to be interfering with play as he moved out of the way of the ball while offside, and the effort was ruled out by VAR.
Newcastle doubled their lead seven minutes later, thanks to a howler from Raya, who passed straight to Callum Wilson. He played square for Murphy to strike past covering defender Ben Mee.
Toney made it 2-1 from the spot after Aaron Hickey headed against Dan Burn’s raised arm, but one minute and 57 seconds later Guimaraes restored the two-goal advantage as he won the ball from Hickey near the halfway line, drove forward, and struck to Raya’s right from 25 yards.
Pinnock was having a bad day, as he sold Raya short with an under-hit pass that Almiron burst on to and slammed home. He also sticking a boot out right in front of Raya to deflect a low cross from the left past his own goalkeeper.
Guimaraes was the driving force from midfield for Eddie Howe’s side, his goals ending a run of three successive home draws for the Tynesiders.
Almiron was also excellent for Newcastle – signed during the Mike Ashley era and often maligned, he was an endlessly energetic attacking presence, forcing a great save from Raya after five minutes and carrying on in that form.
Brentford last won at Newcastle 88 years ago, and aside from a VAR-crushed moment early on never looked likely to end that sequence here.