Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

DERBY COUNTY V NEWCASTLE UNITED Tonight, 5.30pm, iPro Stadium BIG MATCH PREVIEW

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

DERBY COUNTY V NEWCASTLE UNITED Tonight, 5.30pm, iPro Stadium BIG MATCH PREVIEW

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fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 thanks to goals from Laurent Robert, Kieron Dyer and Lomana LuaLua.

THE REFEREE JAMES LININGTON (Newport) This official has not taken charge of a Newcastle game since 2010.

Back then a string of shocking decisions resulted in a 4-2 FA Cup exit at West Brom.

He even managed to ruffle the usually ice-cool Chris Hughton.

THE OPPOSITION Newcastle United face a tough test away to Derby County tonight as two of the teams fancied for promotion this summer go head to head.

Like United, Derby also failed to get off to a flying start to the season with defeats at Barnsley and Burton Albion in their first few matches.

The two teams have not faced each other since the 2009/10 campaign when the Rams nabbed four points from six against the Magpies.

Newcastle's last visit to the iPro Stadium, or Pride Park as it used to be known, proved to be a miserable affair as Newcastle were well beaten 3-0 just a couple of months after a dire goalless stalemate at St James' Park. …

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