Newcastle 4 Rotherham 0 – Saturday 21 January 2017 3pm
On the surface this looks like a regulation win by top against bottom.
However, a fair amount of drama ensued before Newcastle added the goals that their overall performance eventually merited.
Enjoy these video highlights below, including Karl Darlow’s dramatic save and the excellent opening goal.
Shelvey and Yedlin combining brilliantly before a superb finish from Daryl Murphy to make it three goals in three games for him, as well as setting Newcastle on their way back to the top of the table.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 4 Rotherham 0
Newcastle: Murphy 45+3, Ritchie 49, 77 Perez 59
Possession was Rotherham 32% Newcastle 68%
Total shots were Rotherham 11 Newcastle 24
Shots on target were Rotherham 4 Newcastle 6
Corners were Rotherham 6 Newcastle 9
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Darlow, Yedlin (Sterry 80), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie, Gouffran (Ameobi 64), Perez, Murphy (Lazaar 75)
Sels, Barlaser, Hanley, Haidara
(Read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to today’s win HERE)
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(Read HERE what visiting boss Paul Warne had to say about the game)