Burton 1 Newcastle 2 – Saturday 17 December 2016

Neutrals laughed at Newcastle having to face Burton this season but it was the game that hardcore away supporters were desperate to get a ticket for.

A new stadium, chance to stand on terracing, a small tight ground – what more could you want?!!

A defeat wouldn’t have been embarrassing as some were suggesting, just a major disappointment when we lose any game this season.

A point wouldn’t have been the end of the world but great to come away with all three, despite an uncomfortable second-half.

Watch the highlights and two excellent Newcastle goals below, though poor defending for the Burton one.

Here are the stats from BBC Sport:

Burton 1 Newcastle 2

Goals – 

Burton: Dyer 20

Newcastle: Gayle 15, Diame 34

Possession was Burton 57% Newcastle 43%

Total shots were Burton 15 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Burton 3 Newcastle 4

Corners were Burton 7 Newcastle 5

Newcastle starting 11:

Darlow, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie (Gouffran 85), Atsu, Diame, Gayle

Unused Subs:

Sels, Mbemba, Mitrovic, Lazaar, Anita, Perez

Referee: Lee Probert

Crowd: 6,665 (Newcastle 1,730)

(Read the NUFC instant fan/writer reaction HERE)