Newcastle Get The Job Done 2-1 – Huddersfield Lose

It wasn’t necessarily a pretty sight this afternoon and Newcastle didn’t play anywhere near their best form but it was a golden 3 points for Newcastle against second bottom Wigan, as Brighton beat Blackburn 1-0, but Huddersfield were surprisingly beaten 1-0 at home by Burton.

It’s interesting we play Burton Albion at home on Wednesday night – we have been warned.

Newcastle started the game steadily although the magpies found any clear-cut chances hard to come by in the early gong.

Matt Ritchie scores winning goal on 57 minutes

Dwight Gayle started this game and Dwight  scored again – his 22nd Championship goal of the season as he put Newcastle ahead in the 36th minute.

Dwight had been well set up by Mo Diame, who was playing against his former club.

It was 1-0 at the break.

But then Newcastle went to sleep just after the break and the Latics equalized after 50 minutes through Michael Jacobs and Rafa will not be happy at the goal conceded.

Michael Jacobs beat Jamaal Lascelles and lifted the ball over goalkeeper Karl Darlow and it was all square at 1-1.

But seven minutes on 57 minutes later it was yet another valuable goal from the very impressive Matt Ritchie that put Newcastle back into the lead and the lads held on and got a great 3 points.

Ritchie first shot hit the post but he then headed the ball past Gilks in the Wigan goal and went crazy.

This is what we wanted – to win and also gain points on the 3rd placed side Huddersfield and we did – a good 3 points.

Here’s the standings after the games so far today.

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Newcastle: Darlow; Anita, Hanley, Lascelles, Dummett; Shelvey, Colback; Ritchie, Diame (Atsu, 62), Gouffran (Hayden, 70); Gayle (Perez, 80).

Subs not used: Elliot, Gamez, Mbemba, Mitrovic.

Wigan: Gilks, Connolly, Buxton, Burn, Warnock, MacDonald (Morgan, 60), Power, Morsy (Gilbey, 46), Hanson, Jacobs, Bogle (Colclough, 46).
Subs not used: Haugaard, Perkins, Obertan, Byrne.

Attendance: 51,849

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

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8 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #1

    4 more wins for promotion I think. Or 3 maybe and a couple of draws. But for the title it will go down to the last game with Brighton who keep winning.

  • JackBall

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Great day except for Crystal, (could not expect both Brighton and Hudd to slip) but at least it was Chelsea who went down. I know this is off subject, but Crystal has a tough remaining schedule, and Hull may overtake them.

    Who ever said above that we should only be looking to win the Championship, I see your point, but have to disagree in that I feel that promotion is by far the main objective and coming in first is only gravy.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #3


    I wonder if you even start to bore yourself at times.

  • matias

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #4

    4 wins and a draw out of 7 is enough unless Huddersfield win each of their remaining games with 5 goal difference or so.

  • nut meg

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Reading V Leeds is on now for anyone interested.

  • carl

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree. There’s not a great deal of quality in the Championship. But the most important thing at this stage of the season is simply to win. Not a good performance but 3 points and the bonus of Burton winning puts us that much closer to Premiership.

  • defenders needed

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #7

    This is way off topic, but I was thinking about it in the shower this morning. You know that 30 mil loan cashley gave us in the winter do you think it’s so he can take it back out of the club with massive interest, when we win the champ and we get paid for going back into the premier league in the summer

  • cookie109

    Apr 1, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Think you missed a few goals of our gd there Ed! Like 30 of them lol


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