KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
DeAndre Yedlin played a solid game for Newcastle United as they secured a shutout win over Huddersfield Town to continue their push away from the relegation zone.
Newcastle United 2-0 Huddersfield Town
Goals from Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez were more than enough to help Newcastle United to a much-needed win over struggling Huddersfield Town at St. James' Park.
DeAndre Yedlin started the game for the Magpies, and played a role in both goals for the team, as they fight to keep clear of the relegation zone.
The host dominated the game from the start and was unlucky to not have scored a couple in the first half as new signing Miguel Almiron and Rondon came close with chances that came crashing off the post.
Newcastle was then given an advantage 20 minutes into the game when the referee showed a red card to Huddersfield's Thomas Smith for his dangerous challenge on Almiron.
And that was Newcastle needed to finally grab the goals in the second half.
Rondon scored the team's first just seconds into the restart as he fired his shot past Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl after taking a pass from teammate Isaac Hayden.
Perez doubled Newcastle's lead six minutes later with more excellent teamwork. Almiron's cross from the left found Yedlin, who headed the ball to Rondon. The Venezuelan then tapped the ball into the path of Perez, who slammed his shot into the back of the net.
The win puts Newcastle in 15th place in the standings with 28 points.
In other Premier League action, Tim Ream started for Fulham as their slump continued with a 3-1 loss to West Ham United.
In the Championship, Duane Holmes started for Derby County in their narrow 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest as they remain just outside of the promotion playoff spots.
Matt Miazga started for Reading as they could only claim a point in their 1-1 tie with Rotherham United.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Swansea City as they fell to Sheffield Wednesday ina 3-1 loss.
Eric Lichaj watched from the bench as Hull City were well beaten by Brentford in a 5-1 loss.
Down in League One, Charlie Kelman watched from the bench as Southend United shared the points with Accrington Stanley following a 1-1 tie.