Matt Ritchie sinks Burton and puts Newcastle on top after penalty chaos

05 April 2017 08:53
Rafael Benítez may have navigated an impressively diplomatic path when he was questioned about the future of Gibraltar on Tuesday but, a day later, Newcastle United’s Spanish manager threatened to spontaneously combust following a mysteriously disallowed goal.While the muddle following Matt Ritchie’s chalked-off penalty conversion subsequently prompted an extraordinary public post-match apology from Keith Stroud, the referee, Benítez’s angst emphasised the extreme tensions of this season’s Championship promotion race. Related: Why Brentford ditched their academy in favour of developing Premier League outcasts | Ed Aarons Related: Championship round-up: Glenn Murray strikes early to set Brighton on course Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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