Newcastle forward Salomon Rondon said he was delighted with his team's second successive win to take them further away from relegation trouble.
After a difficult start to the season United now have two in two following a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, Rondon scoring both Newcastle's goals.
He gave them an early lead after good work from DeAndre Yedlin and made it two five minutes before half-time, powering a header into the net after a Kenedy cross.
The Cherries reduced the deficit deep into first half injury-time, through Jefferson Lerma and had a good chance to equalise from Jordan Ibe.
However, United held on and have now climbed out of the bottom three. They are 14th in the table though only a point above the bottom three in a congested bottom half of the Premier League.
Rondon said afterwards: "We need this to be honest, this is the way we need to keep working and fighting. You can see the level tonight, so we need to keep playing like that to stay up.
"Tonight I am really happy, we have played really well. I have to keep working, this is my job to score, I am very happy."
United were boosted by other results on Saturday. Though Cardiff had won earlier in the day, beating Brighton, both Southampton and Huddersfield were ahead in home games against Watford and West Ham respectively.
Both however ended up drawing, dropping points to boost Newcastle's league placing ahead of the international break.
United are next in action on 26th November when they travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley. They are 8/5 to make it three in a row while Sean Dyche's side are 7/4 with the draw 11/5.
Newcastle are 7/1 to win the game 1-0.
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