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Wembley joy for Newcastle striker

5 years ago

It is proving some year for Ivan Toney.

The former Northampton striker made the move to Newcastle and the Premier League last summer and has already faced Chelsea and Manchester United as a first team substitute.

Recalled from an initial loan spell at Barnsley due to injuries at Newcastle, Ivan Toney then picked up an injury himself.

Returning to fitness just before the close of the emergency loan window in March, Toney joined Barnsley for a second time until the end of the season.

Sunday saw Barnsley face Oxford at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, a crowd of 59,230 saw Barnsley fall one behind in the first before equalising with an own goal in the 52nd minute.

On 66 minutes Ivan Toney came off the bench and 90 seconds later helped put Barnsley into the lead for the first time, his assist creating the opportunity for Fletcher to make it 2-1.

Hammill made it 3-2 after 74 minutes, only for Oxford to keep it alive by pulling it back to 3-2 two minutes later.

A pulsating final ended with seven minutes of injury time and Ivan Toney was booked in the very final seconds as Barnsley battled for the win.

Well done to Ivan Toney and good to see at least one Newcastle player earning his money this weekend.

Barnsley are also only four points off the play-offs with a game in hand, leading to the possibility of them facing Newcastle United next season


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