Follow this blog for the latest goals and reaction to this must win game as Newcastle United looks to reclaim the Championship top spot, as Brighton look on following the postponement of their home game against Cardiff due to fog.
— NUFC Banter (@NUFC_Banter) December 30, 2016
— Lewis Morris (@lewis_nffc) December 30, 2016
Half time Newcastle United 1-1 Nottingham Forest.
— Total:NUFC (@Total_NUFC) December 30, 2016
3-1 Toon. Gayle’s 19th goal.
— Steven Swinscoe (@SheathPig) December 30, 2016
Full time Newcastle United 3-1 Nottingham Forest. Top of the table for New Year. Goal difference 5 better than Brighton, who are a single point behind with a game in hand.
Final game stats:
What is interesting is that despite having 6 out field players under 5’8”, Newcastle managed to win 61.5% of the aerial duels. The Toon also won 68% of their attempted tackles compared to Forest’s 47.6%. Newcastl completed 26.9% of their crosses compared to Forest’s 14.3% and interestingly Forest were awarded 16 fouls to Newcastle’s 12 – showing the Toon were not as bullied off the ball as the commentary suggested.