Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toon Leave Tykes without a Dickie Bird

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toon Leave Tykes without a Dickie Bird

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Byline: LEE RYDER

CHRIS HUGHTON says that Newcastle United could easily have ran up a cricket score against the team whose celebrity fan is Dickie Bird.

The Toon manager has revealed how he expected Barnsley to become even harder to break down once they went down to 10 men.

However, in the end Newcastle ended up racking up their biggest score of the century. He told the Chronicle: "You know that against 10 men, invariably it's tougher.

"They usually make life difficult for you but in the end we had such a flow to our game, we could have two or three more."

But that didn't look like being the case going into the break with the score deadlocked at 0-0 before Peter Lovenkrands won a controversial penalty.

Hughton said: "You couldn't have predicted that at that point.

"But that's the game, what we said at half-time was that we needed to kill the game off.

"You either do it with a couple more goals or with the amount we got.

"It's unusual to get six in one game. …

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