Thursday 26 April 2018

Hughton left frustrated as Magpies falter


Mark Staniforth

CHRIS HUGHTON was disappointed his Newcastle side could not capitalise on their numerical advantage against Leicester as they missed the chance to go six points clear at the top of the Championship.

The Magpies were held to a goalless draw at the Walkers Stadium, even though the Foxes played much of the match a man light following the 30thminute sending off of Ritchie Wellens .

Hughton said: “I’ve mixed emotions about the game. They were down to 10 men for so long and it’s disappointing we were not able to capitalise on that.”

West Brom moved back within touching distance of an automatic promotion place with a 3-1 victory over Sheffield United at The Hawthorns.

Cardiff kept up the pace in fourth place but only just as they had to rely on Jay Bothroyd’s 90th-minute header to squeak a 2-1 win over Doncaster.

Crystal Palace got back to winning ways as Neil Danns’ double eased them to a 2-0 win over rock-bottom Peterborough at Selhurst Park.

Ten-man Blackpool earneda1-1draw at Coventry.

Gordon Strachan’s Middlesbrough ground out a goalless draw at home to Bristol City.

Darren Ferguson’s first home game in charge of Preston brought a 2-0 win over Ipswich.

QPR’s dismal season continued as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Scunthorpe.

Luke Varney scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday saw off Plymouth 2-1.

Readingearned a 1-0 home win over Barnsley, Shane Long getting the goal.

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