Birmingham 0 Newcastle 0 – Saturday 18 March 2007 3pm
Despite the draw, Newcastle United edged another point clear of Huddersfield and Brighton this weekend.
All three automatic promotion chasers failed to score a goal but fortunately a Karl Darlow clean sheet ensured United extended their lead.
Should it have been a three point gap to second and nine points to third though?
Rafa Benitez and his players were certain that Matt Ritchie’s ‘goal’ should have stood – judge for yourself in these highlights.
Some impressive saves from the home keeper as well, although Birmingham had a few more opportunities than some reports suggested.
Enjoy the footage below.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Birmingham 0 Newcastle 0
Possession was Birmingham 35% Newcastle 65%
Total shots were Birmingham 9 Newcastle 17
Shots on target were Birmingham 1 Newcastle 3
Corners were Birmingham 3 Newcastle 5
Referee: Simon Hooper
Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Colback, Gouffran (Atsu 82), Perez (Shelvey 78), Murphy (Gayle 63)
Elliot, Gamez, Mbemba, Mitrovic
Crowd: 19,796 (Newcastle 3,300)
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(To read what Rafa Benitez had to say post-match go HERE)
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