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A night of ever changing moods as Newcastle draw at Norwich and other games mess with your head

5 years ago

It ended Norwich 2 Newcastle 2 and NUFC stay top of the Championship but it wasn’t a night for anybody with a dodgy ticker.

With all the top six playing it was a night of ever changing fortunes as the half dozen games produced 22 goals.

If you check out the stats from Newcastle’s game in Norfolk, you will see that apart from a period of madness in the first half when Norwich were on top and Newcastle gifted two goals, it was the Magpies in the ascendancy.

Almost two thirds (63%) of the possession and two and a half times as many shots (20 v 8) tell a story, whilst the Canaries scored with two of only three shots on target.

On the other hand Newcastle scored with two of eight efforts on target and hit the woodwork a couple of times.

A night when Newcastle probably could and should have had all three points but when you head into the last 10 minutes 2-1 down away from home, you’d take a point every time.

Elsewhere, we saw Brighton, Huddersfield and Reading all losing at one point, with Chris Hughton’s team grabbing a draw, Reading winning late on and Huddersfield very late on in injury time.

Results on Tuesday 14 February:

Brighton 1 Ipswich 1 (Ipswich led 1-0)

Leeds 2 Bristol City 1

Norwich 2 Newcastle 2

Reading 3 Brentford 2 (Reading led 2-1)

Rotherham 2 Huddersfield 3 (Rotherham led 1-0 and 2-1)

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Blackburn 1

The Championship after tonight’s games:

Stats from BBC Sport:

Norwich 2 Newcastle 2

Newcastle: Perez 1, Lascelles 81

Norwich: Murphy 12, Jerome 17

Possession was Norwich 37% Newcastle 63%

Total shots were Norwich 8 Newcastle 20

Shots on target were Norwich 3 Newcastle 8

Corners were Norwich 2 Newcastle 6

Referee: Andy Madley

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 70), Colback (Diame 54), Shelvey, Gouffran, Perez, Mitrovic (Gayle 76)

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Hayden

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Norwich match go HERE)


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