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Best Derby for Newcastle fans in years as late Rams equaliser saves the day (promotion?)

4 years ago
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Newcastle fans at last have something to celebrate on Easter Monday.

An abysmal performance by Newcastle, arguably the worst of the season, had seen NUFC go down 3-1 to a really poor Ipswich side.

This set the Magpies up perfectly to watch Huddersfield inflict further pain in the 5pm live game on Sky Sports.

Friday had seen 86th minute substitute Collin Quaner score a last gasp winner against Preston as the Terriers won 3-2.

Easter Monday saw Quaner start against Derby County and put Huddersfield 1-0 up after only nine minutes.

With the goal reported to be offside, it looked like this was written in the stars to be another day of torture for Newcastle United, as Huddersfield were set to move within five points of Newcastle with a game in hand.

To make matters worse, Huddersfield scored with their only attempt on target and David Wagner’s team having only two shots of any description to Derby Conty’s 10.

Salvation was on hand though as Derby substitute put the ball in the net with only two minutes remaining and it means Newcastle have a six point gap to third (see below), with Huddersfield not even third, having dropped to fourth with that late goal conceded.

Monday’s results:

Fulham 3 Aston Villa 1

Brighton 2 Wigan 1

Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1

Leeds 0 Wolves 1

QPR 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2

Reading 2 Rotherham 1

Derby 1 Huddersfield 1

Championship table after Monday’s results:

Brighton are now up but here are the remaining fixtures for Newcastle, Reading and Huddersfield:

Saturday 22 April

Huddersfield v Fulham 3pm

Nottingham Forest v Reading 3pm

Monday 24 April

Newcastle v Preston 7.45pm

Tuesday 25 April

Wolves v Huddersfield 7.45pm

Friday 28 April

Cardiff v Newcastle 7.45pm

Saturday 29 April

Birmingham v Huddersfield 3pm

Reading v Wigan 3pm

Sunday 7 May

Burton v Reading 12 noon

Huddersfield v Cardiff 12 noon

Newcastle v Barnsley 12 noon

Stats from BBC Sport:

Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1

Goals:

Newcastle: Murphy 62

Ipswich: Sears 42, McGoldrick 69, Huws 90+3

Possession was Ipswich 45% Newcastle 55%

Total shots were  Ipswich 9 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Ipswich  3 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Ipswich 2 Newcastle 7

Referee: Tim Robinson

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin (Gamez 78), Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 82),  Hayden (Gouffran 61), Shelvey, Atsu, Diame, Murphy

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Perez, Mbemba, Colback

Crowd: 25,684 (Newcastle 2,000)

(Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1 – Latest example of Fergie Time disaster)

(Match Ratings of players for Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1 – see HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the Ipswich defeat go HERE)

(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])

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