16 Feb 2011

Newcastle ease away from danger

2:59 pm on 16 February 2011

Newcastle United's beaten Birmingham City 2-0 to move further away from the relegation zone in English football's Premier League.

Goals from Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best lifted United to ninth with 35 points while the hosts remain 14th on 30, although they've played one game fewer than Newcastle's 27.