KENYA BROWN - Monday, February 27, 2017
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle had to fight back to earn a point in their game against Bristol City as the team continued their back and forth battle for the top spot in the English Championship.
Newcastle United 2-2 Bristol City
A late second half goal from Ciaran Clark sealed Newcastle's comeback against Bristol City at St. James' Park as the team try to keep pace with fellow league challengers Brighton.
Yedlin was in his usual role at right back and played the entire game.
The Magpies should have had no problems against Bristol City as the struggling team entered the game having lost 10 of their last 13 games. However, the visitors would prove to be tough opponents on the day.
Bristol opened the scoring in the 11th minute through Aaron Wilbraham. Gary O'Neil's supplied an excellent cross in the area and the 37-year-old Wilbraham would be unchallenged as he easily headed his effort past Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
David Cotterill doubled Bristol's lead 10 minutes later a long ball from midfield gave the host some trouble and the Welsh midfielder rushed into the area for the easy tap in.
It was a first half to forget for the host, but they would claw their way back into the game as the two teams entered the second half.
Newcastle will certainly have to thank Bristol's Korey Smith for scoring their first in the 59th minute as a scramble in the area saw the ball come off his back and into the goal.
The Magpies were pushing for the equalizer and they were rewarded in the 82nd minute when Clark got his head on to a Matt Ritchie corner kick to level the score.
Newcastle now sit in second place with 70 points.
Geoff Cameron came off the bench as Stoke City were thrashed 4-0 by Tottenham.
Brad Guzan watched from the bench as Middlesbrough went down 1-0 to Crystal Palace.
Lynden Gooch watched from the bench in Sunderland's 2-0 loss to Everton.
Tim Ream started in Fulham's 2-2 tie with Cardiff City.
Eric Lichaj started in Nottingham Forest's 0-0 tie with Wigan Athletic.
Danny Williams started as Reading were thrashed 3-0 by Championship leaders Brighton.
Duane Holmes started in Scunthorpe United's 1-1 tie with Bristol Rovers.