Newcastle fans at last have something to celebrate on Easter Monday.
An abysmal performance by Newcastle, arguably the worst of the season, had seen NUFC go down 3-1 to a really poor Ipswich side.
This set the Magpies up perfectly to watch Huddersfield inflict further pain in the 5pm live game on Sky Sports.
Friday had seen 86th minute substitute Collin Quaner score a last gasp winner against Preston as the Terriers won 3-2.
Easter Monday saw Quaner start against Derby County and put Huddersfield 1-0 up after only nine minutes.
With the goal reported to be offside, it looked like this was written in the stars to be another day of torture for Newcastle United, as Huddersfield were set to move within five points of Newcastle with a game in hand.
To make matters worse, Huddersfield scored with their only attempt on target and David Wagner’s team having only two shots of any description to Derby Conty’s 10.
Salvation was on hand though as Derby substitute put the ball in the net with only two minutes remaining and it means Newcastle have a six point gap to third (see below), with Huddersfield not even third, having dropped to fourth with that late goal conceded.
Fulham 3 Aston Villa 1
Brighton 2 Wigan 1
Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1
Leeds 0 Wolves 1
QPR 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Reading 2 Rotherham 1
Derby 1 Huddersfield 1
Championship table after Monday’s results:
Brighton are now up but here are the remaining fixtures for Newcastle, Reading and Huddersfield:
Saturday 22 April
Huddersfield v Fulham 3pm
Nottingham Forest v Reading 3pm
Monday 24 April
Newcastle v Preston 7.45pm
Tuesday 25 April
Wolves v Huddersfield 7.45pm
Friday 28 April
Cardiff v Newcastle 7.45pm
Saturday 29 April
Birmingham v Huddersfield 3pm
Reading v Wigan 3pm
Sunday 7 May
Burton v Reading 12 noon
Huddersfield v Cardiff 12 noon
Newcastle v Barnsley 12 noon
Stats from BBC Sport:
Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Murphy 62
Ipswich: Sears 42, McGoldrick 69, Huws 90+3
Possession was Ipswich 45% Newcastle 55%
Total shots were Ipswich 9 Newcastle 12
Shots on target were Ipswich 3 Newcastle 4
Corners were Ipswich 2 Newcastle 7
Referee: Tim Robinson
Darlow, Yedlin (Gamez 78), Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 82), Hayden (Gouffran 61), Shelvey, Atsu, Diame, Murphy
Elliot, Perez, Mbemba, Colback
Crowd: 25,684 (Newcastle 2,000)
(Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1 – Latest example of Fergie Time disaster)
(Match Ratings of players for Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1 – see HERE)
(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Ipswich defeat go HERE)
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