Newcastle 2 Bristol City 2 – Saturday 25 February 3pm

A right shocker in that opening half on Saturday, two goals down at the break and it could have been even worse!

A much better second-half with Newcastle piling on the pressure and the players deserve credit for that.

However, look again at what happened in those first half incidents.

Players caught in possession around their own box, the Dummett/Darlow episode and was the first goal offside?

At the time I thought it clearly should have been disallowed but having watched it back on this video I still can’t say for sure, so a bit of an apology to that linesman – well for that incident anyway!

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 2 Bristol City 2

Newcastle: Smith OG 59, Clark 82

Bristol City: Wilbraham 11, Cotterill 21

Possession was Bristol City  36% Newcastle 64%

Total shots were Bristol City 9 Newcastle 21

Shots on target were Bristol City 5 Newcastle 5

Corners were Bristol City 4 Newcastle 13

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Colback (Diame 58), Shelvey, Atsu, Perez (Gouffran 79), Mitrovic

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Murphy, Anita

Crowd: 52,131

(To read the Match Ratings go HERE)

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the game go HERE)

(Bristol City boss Lee Johnson gets a little bit  carried away with his team’s Brazil-like football, read what he said HERE)