Derby County’s play-off push suffered a blow as Steve McClaren’s return to Newcastle ended dismally following a 1-0 defeat to the new Championship leaders.
The Magpies’ Matt Ritchie’s effort on goal, deflecting off Rams midfielder Bradley Johnson, found itself in the back of the net to give Newcastle the lead and the only goal of the afternoon on Tyneside.
Tom Ince had a massive opportunity to get an equaliser for Derby. A cross came in from Abdoul Camara and the winger almost had a tap-in but couldn’t divert the ball past Karl Darlow.
Then striker Darren Bent had his chance to snatch a goal in the north-east, his header during injury time looked to be a goal but DeAndre Yedlin was there to clear off the line to make sure Newcastle kept all three points.
Derby County fans were perhaps left bitterly disappointed that they didn’t take their chances – here’s how they reacted on Twitter following the full-time whistle…..
If anything is going to cost us this season it'll be consistency. Some players great one game, garbage the next #dcfc
— Matt T (@tweddytwedds) February 4, 2017
— Paul Denman (@pdenman42) February 4, 2017
— Chris turner (@cturner72) February 4, 2017
Always gonna be a tough game today, the next few games coming up at home vital, play a weakened team at Leicester it doesn't matter #dcfc
— stuart jackson (@jackostu21) February 4, 2017
Second half was much better. Great impact off the bench from De Sart and Camara.
Ince……. sitter. #dcfc
— Alex (@ACTaylor96) February 4, 2017
People slating Russell need to look at Butterfield, literally offers us nothing, slow in tracking back and doesn't score enough #dcfc
— Luke Johal (@LukeyJohal) February 4, 2017
— Oliver ???????? (@DCFC_Ryton) February 4, 2017
Derby County supporters, what did you make of that display? Did you deserve a draw? Who needs to be dropped by McClaren?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!