Newcastle manager Chris Hughton reiterated his aim of reaching a century of Championship points after Kevin Nolan's clinical brace fired the Magpies to a 2-1 win at Reading.
Danny Simpson's comical own-goal gave Reading hope late on but the visitors, who have already clinched promotion, held on to move on to 95 points and one step closer to their target.
"One hundred points is a target for us," said Hughton. "After we won promotion we set other targets and if we can win the title with 100 points then not many teams have done that down the years."
He added: "Kevin has a composure about him and he has been a regular goalscorer throughout his career.
"He has played in a team this season that has created a lot of chances and there is no one better at getting in the box at the right times."
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