Huddersfield 1 Newcastle 3 – Saturday 4 March 2017 5.30pm
Another compelling match, this one sending United five points clear at the top and now 11 ahead of third placed Huddersfield.
Despite the possession stats, this was a game where Newcastle were very much in control.
Rafa Benitez organising his team superbly and offering at least as much real threat as the home side.
Most of their efforts being from distance and Karl Darlow comfortably dealing with everything, apart from the dodgy penalty the ref awarded, seemingly in an effort to ‘even’ things up.
Judge for yourself the ‘controversial’ incidents/goals but most of all enjoy…
One thing to especially look out for, Daryl Murphy’s roar after his goal, the pitchside microphones picking it up loud and clear.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Huddersfield 1 Newcastle 3
Newcastle: Ritchie 10 (Pen), Murphy 32, Gayle 90+1
Huddersfield: Mooy 72 (Pen)
Possession was Huddersfield 76% Newcastle 24%
Total shots were Huddersfield 16 Newcastle 6
Shots on target were Huddersfield 6 Newcastle 5
Corners were Huddersfield 9 Newcastle 3
Referee: Roger East
Darlow, Anita, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Colback (Gouffran 72), Shelvey, Atsu (Yedlin 82), Diame, Murphy (Gayle 66)
Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Perez
Crowd: 23,213 (Newcastle 1,900)
(Go HERE to view the interactive Newcastle player ratings and to add your own)
(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction go HERE)
(To read what Daryl Murphy said after the final whistle go HERE)