Winning is what it’s all about but still a very nice bonus to have the Newcastle fans getting praise on their travels.
A number of Rotherham fans used social media to praise the travelling 2,500 supporters in the sold out 11,653 crowd.
Amongst them was Mark Hannigan who said:
“Oh and fair play to the Newcastle fans.
“Best we have had at New York possibly ever!
“Don’t think they stopped singing once.”
Sitting at the side of the pitch, Mark also posted video footage of the Newcastle fans backing their team, well worth a watch below.
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Rotherham 0 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Atsu 41
Possession was Rotherham 40 % Newcastle 60%
Total shots were Rotherham 10 Newcastle 20
Shots on target were Rotherham 1 Newcastle 6
Corners were Rotherham 14 Newcastle 10
Newcastle starting 11:
Darlow, Anita, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Atsu (Ritchie 67), Gouffran, Colback, Shelvey, Diame (Hanley 87), Gayle (Mitrovic 79)
Sels, Mbemba, Yedlin, Hayden
Referee: Roger East
Crowd: 11,653 (2,500 Newcastle)
(To read the instant Newcastle fan/writer reaction to victory at Rotherham go HERE)
(To watch Christian Atsu’s stunning winner go HERE)
(To read Rafa’s straight talking post-match reaction go HERE)
— Mark Hannigan (@markhannigan) October 1, 2016