Good news for Newcastle United today in the Championship.
Would you believe it – both teams above Newcastle on goal difference today were beaten – Middlesbrough lost at Bristol City with a last minute winner from Nicky Maynard, which was his second goal in the game.
And Cardiff were beaten 2-0 at Doncaster Rovers.
Nicky scored his first for Bristol City on 63 minutes, but Middlesbrough came back to equalize with a penalty after 80 minutes by Adam Johnson, before Nicky’s injury time winner.
And that’s Middlebrough’s second defeat on the trot as the lost in the Carling Cup, as they went down 2-1 to Nottingham Forest 2-1 after extra time. They lost Robert Huth and Tuncay Sanli yesterday, when both signed for Stoke City for around £11M.
And Cardiff City, leaders before the games today were surprisingly beaten 2-0 at Doncaster Rovers, with both Rovers goals within the first 17 minutes.
Newcastle are now 4th, with WBA on top after they got a draw away to Sheffield United.
Now we need to win the game against Leicester, and we’ll be 2 points clear at the top. We also expect another bumper 45,000 plus crowd from the Geordie supporters, because a win will have us top of the league before the International break.
A draw will also take us top – but we need the wins at home – draws are not good enough if we are to get that promotion. And the lads need to make up for just getting 7 league wins last season.
Great opportunity for the players to provide some joy to the long-suffering Newcastle supporters on Monday night- and before then we may even sign some players – wouldn’t that be something.
But there we go again – getting carried away. 😀
And Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster kept a clean sheet for Norwich on his debut, as the Canaries had a good 2-0 win at Hartlepool United.