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
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
Sels, Mbemba, Mitrovic, Lazaar, Anita, Perez
Referee: Lee Probert
Crowd: 6,665 (Newcastle 1,730)
(Read the NUFC instant fan/writer reaction HERE)