We’re in for a treat tonight as two Championship favourites do battle at St James Park, as Newcastle take on Norwich (KO 19:45)
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Former Premier League stars Newcastle and Norwich will meet tonight in a mouth watering tie at St James Park as the Championship reaches it 10th round of games.
These two sides have been heavily backed to return to the Premier League in the first season of asking, and we could be set for pulsating match with an electric atmosphere tonight.
Both have made strong starts to life in the second tier with Norwich currently sitting second in the table and Newcastle lying in 9th place, so there’s definitely everything to play for.
The Magpies are without a win since the 6-0 win over QPR on the 13th of September, losing to Wolves and drawing with Aston Villa, and a win would certainly give Newcastle a confidence boost against one of the Championship’s form sides.
Rafa Benitez’ side were denied all three points at the weekend when Substitute Aaron Tshibola headed a late equaliser for Villa, a result leaving the Magpies 5th in the table, four points off the Canaries.
Norwich for their part scored three as they beat Burton, the win moving them to the summit of the table in a competitive top six. Martin Olsson, Jacob Murphy and Ivo Pinto scored the goals that put Alex Neil’s side top.
With Huddersfield beating Rotherham last night the Canaries now find themselves in second spot. A win tonight would see them leapfrog the current leaders to snatch pole position the Championship.
Neil has an almost fully fit squad to choose with Youssouf Mulumbu, who has a foot problem and Matt Jarvis, who continues to recover from knee surgery, the only absentees. Alex Tettey is back in contention after recovering from a hip injury however he is unlikely to dislodge Graham Dorrans and Jonny Howson from the side.
Speaking ahead of the game, Neil revealed he won’t read too much into the result of the fixture regardless of whether his side win or not, telling reporters ‘It’s one of those games where if you win it, everybody will hype you up, and if you lose it, people will start writing you off.
‘I don’t think it’s either of those two things really, but if we win the match it sends a statement out that we’re a real contender in the league. We’re going there, we want to win the game and we’re confident that we’ve got enough to do that”
This should prove a stiff test for both these sides, while Newcastle will be desperate for three points at home, after their last two results ending disappointingly.
The Toon currently sit in ninth place in the table, and Rafa Benitez will be desperate not to lose ground on the top six, with anything other than promotion this season seemingly already deemed a total failure.
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